Quito: Cotopaxi Full Day Tour
- 8 Hours
- 8 Hours
- On request
Cotopaxi is a photographic, geological and overall sentimental icon in the hearts of many, if not all, Ecuadorians. Visitors fall victim to the beauty of volcano as well, loving and admiring it's enchanting features. When flying into Quito during the day, people can often appreciate its majestic shape through their airplane window, but that's not to say that Cotopaxi can also be seen from various points in Quito and the central highlands.
Visit the Cotopaxi National Park where, weather permitting, you will be able to see the snowcapped summits of the Cotopaxi and Antisana volcanoes. You will also visit the Interpretation center to learn about the history of this spectacular volcano's major eruptions, as well as the local flora and fauna. Then visit Lake Limpiopungo and explore the surrounding area on foot. If you feel like a longer walk, a 2-hour hike will take you to Volcan Cotopaxi's J. Ribas refuge (4,800 meters/15750 feet) where you will be able to enjoy spectacular views of the volcano and the surrounding Andean peaks.
Duration: 8 Hours
Departs: 8 a.m. - Returns: 4 p.m.