Multi-day trip

From Quito: 2-Day Cotopaxi and Quilotoa Trip

From Quito: 2-Day Cotopaxi and Quilotoa Trip

Activity provider: Latin Adventures Cia Ltda.

From US$ 268 per person

Go on a 2-day adventure to the Avenue of the Volcanoes and admire the stunning Ecuadorian highlands. Hike up the most active volcano in Ecuador, visit a traditional indigenous village, and trek to a sparkling mountain lake in a volcanic crater.

About this activity

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Get picked up from your accommodation in Quito
Small group
Limited to 12 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Hike up the tallest active volcano in the world
  • Explore the Andes in a convenient and rewarding way on a 2-day guided trip
  • Visit an indigenous community and see another way of living
Full description
Depart Quito early in the morning and drive along the scenic Avenue of the Volcanoes, spotting various mountains including, el Corazon, Rumiñahui, Illinizas, Pasochoa, and Atacazo. Arrive at the national park surrounding the Cotopaxi volcano, which stands as the highest active volcano in the world at 5,897 meters. Start by hiking around the lake at the foot of the volcano. Then drive up the volcano to reach 4,500 meters. If weather permits and park regulations allow, climb to reach the refuge at 4,800 meters and from there continue up to the glaciers. Your time on the peak will also include a visit to the Interpretation Center to learn about the flora and the fauna of the park. Stay overnight in Cotopaxi. On day two, head to the Quilotoa volcano, stopping along the way in a traditional indigenous village. Visit with the locals in a typical indigenous house made of straw learning about their way of life and agricultural practices. Then make another stop in the town of Tigua, famous for its naive paintings. Continue on to reach Quilotoa. Choose to descend to the reach the shore of the lake located in the mountain crater or just walk around the crater. Then go on a mule ride around the mountain, taking in the incredible highland landscapes. Afterwards return to Quito.
Includes
  • Accommodation in selected hotels
  • 1xBreakfast, 1xLunch
  • Private transportation
  • English/Spanish speaking certified guide
  • National Park fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Personal expenses
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Food and drinks
  • Snacks
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
Customer reviews

Overall rating

2 /5

based on 1 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    3/5

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The tour was declared on the first day as a "full-day tour". Unfortunately it had nothing to do with a full day. We were dropped off at our hotel at 3 p.m. and had not received any information about the schedule in advance, although we asked our agency in advance. In general, the process was unfortunately not transparent and not informative.

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January 22, 2020

Product ID: 291390