Cotopaxi National Park Tour
South of the city of Quito, lays the inter-Andean region of the Andes Mountain Range. Described as The Avenue of the Volcanoes by the famous naturalist and German explorer Alexander Von Humboldt, it holds some of the most impressive extinct and active volcanoes in the world.
Cotopaxi (5897 mts.-19347 ft.) considered to be the highest active volcano in the world welcomes you and will give you a flavor of the cultural and natural wonders of the New World.
Cotopaxi is the second most popular adventure destination in Ecuador as it is full of nature which will leave you with an uplifting experience. It has one of the few equatorial glaciers in the world, which starts at the height of 5,000 meters (16,400 ft) and from its summit, if the climatic conditions are favorable, you can view almost all the peaks in the country. The volcano is the subject of 1855 and 1862 paintings by Frederic Edwin Church, a famous American landscape painter.
Difficult: Moderate / Difficult Group: Any Family: Yes Duration: 1 Day
- We will go to the heart of the Andean region, which is the home of one of the highest active volcanoes in the world - Cotopaxi (5,897 mts.- 19347 ft.) The tour includes a visit to the Limpiopungo lagoon on the slopes of the Rumiñahui volcano. Once in the Cotopaxi, we will reach the refuge camp Jose Rivas and after taking a rest we will walk along the glaciers at an altitude of 5000 mts. (16400 ft.) above sea level. Afterwards we will make a short visit to the wildlife interpretation center inside the protected areas.
*In case of the tour to Cotopaxi with lunch, the lunch can be held at the following places: Tambopaxi, Hosteria La Cienega or a similar place.
*There is another option for having lunch at Hacienda San Agustin de Callo.
- Bilingual guide English/Spanish (we also offer German and French speaking guides)
- Entrance to the Cotopaxi National Park USD 10 pp
- In the encounter with the Cotopaxi Volcano you will be surrounded by pristine forests, mountains, lakes, wild horses and ecosystems that change amazingly as you get higher.
It doesn't matter where you are, you will feel the peace that it radiates and you can explore a new, silent, solitary life where the only voice you hear will be that of the wind.
Cotopaxi National Park was created in 1975 as a protected area for the volcanoes and lakes within it. You will be fascinated by nature at its best inside the most visited national park in Ecuador. An impressive array of animals live within the 34,000-hectare park such as condors, pumas, spectacled bears, Andean foxes, orange-headed caracaras (an endemic specie of the region), llamas, frogs, humming birds and many others.
This park also has an important collection of lakes and mountain peaks. Among the most outstanding of these are: Limpiopungo Lake, which reflects in its waters the majestic Rumiñahui (4,757 mts.-15607 ft.); Santo Domingo Lake, surrounded by walls of Incan stone, ruins of pucarás (Incan forts) and other stone platforms which are thought to have been built by Pre-Colombian shepherds.
Without doubt, when you visit Cotopaxi National Park, and leave behind the noise and stress of the big city, you will be infused with a feeling of spirituality and love for nature rarely experienced.
PRICES ARE PER PERSON IN USD
Number of Passengers 1 2 3 4-9 10-15 Full Day Cotopaxi w/out lunch $218 $104 $68 $66 $36 *includes visit Cotopaxi national park, english bilingual guide
DONT INCLUDE ENTRANCE PNC PNC USD10 P/P
Full Day Cotopaxi with lunch $259 $134 $96 $94 $58 *includes visit Cotopaxi national park, lunch at local Hacienda or similar, english bilingual guide
DONT INCLUDE ENTRANCE PNC PNC 7USD P/P
Full Day Cotopaxi w/lunch Hacienda San Agustin del Callo $293 $173 $135 $133 $99 *includes visit Cotopaxi national park, lunch at local Hacienda San Agustin del Callo, english bilingual guide
DONT INCLUDE ENTRANCE PNC PNC 7USD P/P
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