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Cotopaxi National Park Tours

An hour and a half south of Quito, along the Avenue of the volcanoes, lays the dominant image on the Ecuadorian national psyche: the perfectly conical Cotopaxi volcano, claiming to be the world’s highest active volcano. Even novice climbers can summit the glacier-topped peak with the help of a good guide, glacier climbing equipment and a hardy jacket.

The wiews from the top on a clear day are incredible. Even so, it’s a physically demanding climb, so proper acclimatization, good fitness, and trining is essential. A week in Quito or any other Andean town with ample walking and summiting of a lesser peak or two should be sufficient.

Cotopaxi National Park one day tour

:: 1 day, L included ::
Today you will be met by our guide early in the morning for a drive of about 60 km south of Quito along the Pan-American Highway - also named the Avenue of the Volcanoes by Alexander Von Humbold. In this area you will find the magnificent, Cotopaxi volcano (5.897m - 19.460ft above sea level), considered the highest active volcano in the world! You will have an opportunity to take short hikes and learn about the flora and fauna of the Paramo, Also, depending on the weather conditions, visit to the “refuge” (4.800m - 15.840ft). Lunch is at Tambopaxi base camp with a fantastic view of this most scenic volcano.

Note: Over night at a hacienda can be arranged and the next day a visit to an Indian market is available.

Price includes

  • Full day tour
  • English speaking guide driver
  • Lunch at the base camp
  • Entrance to Cotopaxi National Park
  • Transfers in a private car with a certified Ecuadorian guide
  • (2 Days with over night at LA CIENEGA and visit one of the local Andean markets $356.00 usd per person).
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