Cotopaxi National Park and Inca Ruins Day Trip

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From $189.00

5 reviews   (5.00)

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Pricing Info: Per Person


Departs: Quito, Quito

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable lifetime experience on the best-quality private day tour to Cotopaxi National Park, escorted by knowledgeable local tour guides, and have the privilege to discover an unknown old colonial Hacienda that was built over impressive Inca structures during the XV century. Be delighted by a gourmet lunch, served inside a well-preserved Inca Temple! Go out of the beaten path with us and explore Cotopaxi region with a different perspective, full of personal challenges and nice surprises!

What's Included

All Fees and Taxes

Certified Bilingual Tour Guide


Private transportation

What's Not Included

Alcoholic Beverages

Extra expenses

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 4 - 90

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Our guides and drivers will follow vehicle cleaning and personal care protocols, with disinfectant products during the tour.
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

We will start at 8:00 a.m. from your hotel in Quito.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Cotopaxi National Park
Then around 9:30 a.m. in the encounter with Cotopaxi Volcano (5.897 m - 19,347 ft), you will be surrounded by pristine forests, mountains, lakes, wild horses and ecosystems that change amazingly as you get higher in the National Park! You will also observe the exotic fauna as you take part of the numerous activities offered by this unforgettable private adventure!

3 hours • Admission Ticket Included

After hiking around the park, you will visit San Agustin de Callo, a unique colonial hacienda in Ecuador, built over impressive old Inca structures. Here we will have the opportunity to enjoy a traditional lunch, surrounded by Inca walls and friendly llamas, while we learn all about the history of this place!

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Tour well worth taking
Judith_F, 13-02-2022
We were lucky to see a good part of Cotopaxi despite cloudy weather. We hiked around a small lake - 2.4 km - at 12,000 feet but didn't go up to the refuge at 15,000 thank goodness. The lunch at the Hacienda San Agustin was wonderful, the building is so interesting with its foundation from Inca times and of course, the llamas who came into the courtyard to be fed with carrots was such fun. Great tour!
Fun, spectacular, amazing!!!
Steve_S, 21-07-2021
This was a great day trip run by Ecuador Best Tours with Luis as our guide. He showed up 15 minutes early which was great because we were able to beat the traffic out of Quito. The drive was about 1.5 hours with some amazing views on the way. Once at the Nat’l Park, we made our way to the lagoon/pond and did a 2.5 mile hike. We were at 12,000’ and with the gusty wind, it was cold. I definitely recommend layers for top and bottom with gloves, hat, and waterproof jacket. The hike had some amazing views of the mountains, and we even spotted an Adean Condor flying above us. There are also wild horses in the field nearby. Next we went further up Cotopaxi mountain (by car) to an altitude of 15,000’. We opted not to hike up to the lodge because we could feel the effects of the altitude…but got a cool pic of the altitude on my Garmin GPS watch. Got glimpses of Cotopaxi between the clouds and it’s spectacular. On the way down, we saw a fox and interacted with it.

After this we made our way to the Inca ruins for lunch. It has a pretty cool history from the Incas, to a monastery, to a farm. The lunch was absolutely delicious in an unique setting. But the best part was the surprise with the llamas. I’ll leave it at that so you can be surprised too. I definitely recommend this tour and also Ecuador Best Tours!!!
Great tour
Emily_S, 01-07-2021
The trip to Cotopaxi National Park was beautiful!! The landscape and wildlife were great to see. The lunch at the Inca ruins site was delicious. Service was great, and home was beautiful and the Alpacas were so fun to feed! I had Luis Albuja as my tour guide. He was very nice, punctual and very knowledgeable! I would highly recommend this tour!!
Inca Hacienda and Cotopaxi
Elchaupi, 19-11-2020
It was an unforgettable life time experience! I got a unique lunch inside a well-preserved Inca Temple, while I was enjoying a stunning view of Cotopaxi volcano. My tour guide was definetely excellent, and the drive was mind-blowing.

Thank you very much for such a memorable day!
Agatha_K, 24-07-2022
Der ausflug zum berg Cotopaxi und dem besuch auf dem lasso Bauernhof war eindrucksvoll und aufschlussreich, dank unserem Tourguide Andres. Er hatte die Reise perfekt geplant und konnte uns bestens einen einblick in die Geschichte, Vegetation und Kultur des Landes verschaffen. Obwohl das Inserat in Englisch und Spanish angeboten wurde konnte er fliessend Deutsch.

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