COTOPAXI VOLCANO

Explore Ecuador's second Highest Snowy Peak

We invite you to discover the Cotopaxi volcano, one of the most iconic peaks in Ecuador and in all South America. With its perfectly symmetrical cone and an altitude of 5,897 meters above sea level, it is a symbol of the natural beauty and strength of Andean geology. This majestic colossus is an attraction for both experienced mountaineers and nature lovers who wish to explore its surrounding national parks. It is also part of the legend and mythology of the region, adding a cultural touch to its splendor. Get ready for a unique experience in this imposing volcano, where adventure and nature intertwine in an unforgettable setting.

FULL DAY IN THE COTOPAXI VOLCANO

ITINERARY

  • Departure from Quito 
  • Visit to Cotopaxi National Park
  • Arrival to the parking lot (4500 m.a.s.l.)
  • Visit to Limpiopungo Lagoon
  • Ascent to José Rivas Refuge ( 4800 m.a.s.l.)
  • Return to Quito
ANDES COTOPAXI ANDINISMO

INCLUDED

  • Bilingual Tourist Guide (Spanish-English)
  • Tourist transportation
  • Access to the protected area
  • Box lunch
  • Lunch

NOT INCLUDED

  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Not specified in the itinerary

WHAT TO BRING?

  • Important Documents: Don’t forget to bring your passport or identification card. Keep them in a safe place, such as a zippered travel bag.
  • Suitable Clothing for Cold: Waterproof and windproof jacket, sweatshirts or thermal layers to keep warm, windproof and cold resistant pants, gloves and hat to protect you from the cold.
  • Suitable footwear: Sturdy and comfortable hiking boots that provide support for your ankles.
  • Backpack: Small, sturdy backpack to carry your essential belongings during the hike.
  • Camera and Binoculars: If you are a photography and bird-watching lover, don’t forget to bring your camera and binoculars. Cotopaxi offers many opportunities to capture special moments.
  • Hydration and Food: Sturdy water bottle and sufficient capacity to keep you hydrated throughout the hike. Light and nutritious food, such as energy snacks and nuts, to keep your energy up during the hike.
  • Sun Block and Sunglasses: Broad spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF to protect your skin from the strong high mountain sun. Sunglasses with UV protection to protect your eyes from sun glare in the snow.
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