Cotopaxi Day Tour

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Cotopaxi Day Tour

“Cotopaxi is so fantastic, so impressive, so unique!”

Explore the Cotopaxi National Park on this full-day excursion from Quito. Behold the Cotopaxi Volcano and the impressive plateau on which it sits. In this National Park, you can hike up to 5000 meters (16404,2 feet) to the glacier of the volcano. In the park,  you might see wild horses grazing!

The hike on the glacier is suitable for all ages and experienced cyclists can also ride down the volcano by mountainbike! 

Are you up for this Andean Journey Cotopaxi day tour?

1 DAY - COTOPAXI national park
Departure from la Mariscal 7:15 am (Reina Victoria and Foch streets corner) / San Blas Square 7:30 am.
Entrance to Cotopaxi National Park 3200m (10498.69 ft.). On the drive, you will enjoy views and information about the area. The guide will give an explanation about the volcano, flora and fauna endemic of the Park.
We stop for photographs in the lower part 3600m (11811.02 ft.).
(Optional: people who have the activity of Horseback ride, your guide will be waiting for you in this area, 3 hours of activity)
We will arrival Parking lot 4600m (15091.86 ft.) where the guide will explain the hike to the José Rivas refuge.
You will arrive at the José Rivas refuge at 4800m (15748.03 ft.).
After the hike back from Cotopaxi, we return to the parking lot.
Start of mountain-biking downhill from the parking lot to Limpiopungo lake viewpoint
We will enjoy a lunch at a Chaupi community restaurant.
You will return to Quito.



  • NBilingual guide Spanish / English.
  • NLunch (shared tour only).
  • NAuthorized tourist transport.
  • NPermits to enter protected areas


  • KExtra food and drinks.
  • KTips.
  • KSnacks.

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