Day trip

From Quito: Cotopaxi National Park Full-Day Tour

4.5 / 5

6 reviews

Activity provider: Latin Adventures Cia Ltda.
Day trip

From Quito: Cotopaxi National Park Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Latin Adventures Cia Ltda.

From US$ 79 per person

Get back to nature on a day trip to Cotopaxi National Park from Quito. Get amazing views of the 2nd highest mountain peak in Ecuador and the snow-capped mountains of the Andes.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Free pick-up possible from your hotel in Quito. Pick-up possible from hotels outside Quito, subject to an additional charge.
Private group available


  • Get back to nature on a hike in Cotopaxi National Park
  • See the towering summit of Cotopaxi Volcano
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Andes Mountains
Full description
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Quito in the morning, and then depart the city center and travel by air-conditioned vehicle towards Cotopaxi National Park. Enjoy stunning views of the snow-capped peaks of the Andes Mountains in the distance and the amazing flat lands surrounding the Cotopaxi Volcano. Upon arrival, visit the Interpretation Center to learn more about Ecuador's 2nd highest mountain peak and the Limpiopungo Lagoon. Hike through the surroundings of the Limpiopungo valley for approximately 3 hours, and climb from an altitude of about 3,890 meters above sea level to an elevation of about 4,500 meters. Take in the stunning vistas on clear days, and then enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, if option selected. Return to Quito and get dropped off at your hotel on arrival.
  • National park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Transportation by private vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Coca tea
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Lunch (if option not selected)
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear
  • Hiking shoes

Know before you go

  • The passport numbers, age, nationality, and full names of all participants are required
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 6 reviews

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Very nice experience, Oscar our driver was awesome. We were in a small group of three and it was really great. We made the ascent to the glacier, despite the capricious weather it was a great experience. We then ate at an Ecuadorian restaurant and as the day progressed Oscar told us a lot about the environment. I highly recommend. Also when buying the excursion everything is detailed, Oscar picked me up at the Hostel where I am staying in the morning at 8am without problem, thank you for this day. do not hesitate

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August 5, 2022

It was OK. Consisted of transfer to the volcano 1.2km uphill run at 4,800m, there a short break, then down again. Then to the lagoon, which was not really worth seeing. Maybe exciting for bird watchers. Lunch was typically Ecuadorian and good. But you can also do great in a large group for half or 1/3 of the money.

June 15, 2019

Very good guide Raul and chauffeur Marcos. It is a walk that requires effort but you can not miss it

July 2, 2018

Product ID: 63861