Private tour

From Quito: Cotopaxi Volcano and Colonial Hacienda Day Trip

Activity provider: Ecuador Best Tours

From Quito: Cotopaxi Volcano and Colonial Hacienda Day Trip

Activity provider: Ecuador Best Tours

From US$ 175 per person

Visit the second highest active volcano of the world, and enjoy the majesty of one of the most beautiful mountains of the world. Hike in the Andes safely and have a tasty lunch at a colonial hacienda!

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • 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 and wild horses on this reserve
  • Enjoy a tasty lunch at a charming historical hacienda!
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). After finishing the hike, you'll drive downhill way towards a charming 300 years-old-hacienda to be delighted by its charming colonial architecture, history, and delicious gastronomy. 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.

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

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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