Cotopaxi: the Highest Active Volcano in Ecuador

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Duration: 10 hours
Provided by Johan Caruci

Overview of the tour in Cotopaxi National Park

Our beginning is in (Av Patria - Av. Amazonas)
Next we go south over the "Volcano's Avenue", Cotopaxi is about 50 miles away from Quito. Along the way we'll see different volcanos.
We'll take a typical snack near to Cotopaxi Volcano.
Then, we'll visit the "Interpretation Center of Cotopaxi National Park"
After that, we are visiting the "Paramo Trail", this is a trail next to the center which is surrounded with plants from the paramo. A good place to the acclimatization.
Visit to "Limpiopungo Lagoon", in the base of Cotopaxi volcano exist this glacier lagoon.
Trekking toward to Cotopaxi's located the place of refuge named "José Rivas" with 4865mts of altitude.
Lunch in the base on Cotopaxi in a rest with beautiful viewpoints and typical food.
We'll return to Quito.

This activity includes:

  • Laguna De Limpiopungo
  • Volcan Cotopaxi
  • Refugio Cotopaxi (Jose Ribas)
  • Transport (Quito - PN Cotopaxi - Quito
  • Typical Snack
  • Road over the "Volcano's Avenue"
  • Tour into the "Interpretation Center of Cotopaxi National Park"
  • Visit to "Limpiopungo Lagoon"
  • Trekking toward "José Rivas's Refugee" 4865mts
  • Typical Lunch
  • Local Guide

Meeting point

Av Amazonas y Av Patria

On arrival

Av. Patria - Av. Amazonas (Reference point: Circasiana Arch).

Things to note

Some things to get on this day:
- Water
- Sunblock
- Hat
- Gloves
- Jacket
- Mountain Boots
- Candies
- Extra money for rewards
- Personal documentation

Free Cancellation

Free Cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. Late cancellation or your non-arrival is not refundable.

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