From Quito: Cotopaxi National Park Group Day Trip

Activity provider: Ecuador Best Tours

From Quito: Cotopaxi National Park Group Day Trip

Activity provider: Ecuador Best Tours

From US$ 79 per person

Visit the second highest active volcano of the world, and enjoy the majesty of one of the most beautiful mountains of the planet. Hike in the Andes with safety and admire breath-taking landscapes.

About this activity

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Duration 7.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Escape the noise of the big city and enjoy nature on this hike in Cotopaxi National Park
  • Hike up to 4,800 meters (15,748 feet) above sea level, with flexibility and safety
  • Discover unique landscapes and nature that change with elevation on the hike
  • See pristine forests, mountains, lakes, wild horses, and ecosystems on this reserve
  • Visit the second most popular destination in Ecuador and enjoy fresh air
Full description

See Cotopaxi Volcano, the second most popular destination in Ecuador.

Begin the adventure at 8:00 am from Hotel Nu House, before travelling to the Cotopaxi Volcano, which is over 5,897 m or 19,347 ft, and be surrounded by pristine forests, mountains, lakes, wild horses and ecosystems which change amazingly according to elevation in this incredible reserve.

Observe the exotic fauna during the first hike at Limpiopungo Lagoon, offered by this unforgettable adventure, before driving up to the parking lot located at 4,500 meters above sea level (14,763 ft) to enjoy a breath-taking view of the Avenue of the Volcanoes, and to start a once-in-a-lifetime hike up to the refuge.

Hike for one exciting and challenging hour, and then take time to admire the stunning view and visit the world-wide-known Refuge "José Rivas", located at 4.800 meters above sea level (15,748 ft). Leave behind the noise and stress of the big city to visit Cotopaxi National Park, and experience a feeling of spirituality and love for nature. Return to Quito at approximately 4:30 pm to end this unforgettable adventure.

  • Private shared transportation
  • Certified naturalist English speaking guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Drinks
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Arrive 5 minutes before the activity starts.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Rain gear

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine.

Product ID: 410192