Cotopaxi National Park Day Trip

Cotopaxi National Park

Our adventure to the Cotopaxi National Park Day Trip will begin by meeting you in the morning at your hotel in Quito and start this tour heading South of the city onto the famously called “Avenue of the Volcanoes”.

Latacunga, EC

Tour Plan

Day 01
Meeting in Quito

Following the Pan-American Highway, which crosses the entire country and is part of the biggest highway circuit for South America, and after approximately two hours of driving through amazing highlands and spectacular views of mountains, we will arrive at the Cotopaxi National Park, one of the biggest and well-preserved national parks in Ecuador.

Afterward, we will make a stop at the visitor center called Campamento Mariscal Sucre and explore and get to knowits interesting and visit the natural history museum.

Day 01
Limpiopungo lagoon

Our day trip continues by driving to the Limpiopungo lagoon, walking by, and crossing the wide high plateau at the slopes of the Cotopaxi volcano, which was active for the last time in 2015 and is closely watched by the Geophysical Institute of Ecuador.

During an easy hike around the lagoon, you get to view and explore the typical vegetation of the Andean highlands, we recommend carefully watching out for the local birds such as the Andean hummingbird and the condor if we have a bit of luck.

After that, you continue to the rustic mountain refuge Tambopaxi on the high plateau. Here you will eat lunch with great sights on the Lahars fields of the Cotopaxi and the wide expanse of the nature park.

In the afternoon you drive over the high plain to an old ritual place of the Incas, from which you have an excellent view across the high plains and the surrounding mountains Ruminahui, Sincholagua, and of course the Cotopaxi.

Later, you leave the national park and return to Quito on the Pan-American Highway.

  • Accommodation on hotels in double rooms.
  • Meals are mentioned in the program.
  • Private English-speaking guide and transportation through all the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees to the mentioned places and activities.
  • Domestic and international flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional excursions
  • Personal expenses such as tips
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Any other meals, drinks, and/or services not mentioned in the program
  • PCR COVID TEST if applies

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Please note that the category stars given for the accommodations are estimated as local categories that do not fit international standards. Local categories are in all cases alike or higher than the ones given above. 

NB: Please read all itineraries as a guide only. All routes and programs can change without notice due to National Park policies and regulations, weather conditions, seasonal changes, safety reasons, and the wildlife encountered during the travel. Flexibility is the key to the success of any expedition. Nevertheless, the safety and the interest of our passengers is always the first priority.

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