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Cotopaxi day tour

Cotopaxi National Park is home to Ecuador’s most captivatingly photogenic volcano. Towering at 5897 meters the giant Cotopaxi peak boasts a perfectly symmetrical snow-capped cone, and picturesque surrounding parkland. We take you to visit three different sites in the national park:

  • Trek up to Cotopaxi refuge, to enjoy panoramic views from the snowline (on clear days).
  • Visit the Cotopaxi National Park Museum to learn about the destructive history of the volcano.
  • Stop for photos and a short walk at pretty Limpiopungo Lake.

Cotopaxi day tour


  • Number of passengers Prices Per Person
  • 1 passenger $220
  • 2 people $120
  • 3 people $100
  • 4 people $80


  • 08:00 Pickup from your hotel
  • 09:30 – 14:30 Visit Cotopaxi National Park
  • 16:30 Aprox drop off time at your hotel

The places that you visit are flexible. The itinerary can be adapted directly with your guide, depending on your interests. Timings are referencial only, and subject to change.

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Tour Specifications


  • Return transport to / from your Quito city hotel
  • Licensed English-speaking guide


  • Meals
  • Entry Fees / activity costs
  • Transport to/from Quito airport or the valley area, this costs a little extra, please let us know in advance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips (Optional)

Tour Dates

  • This tour is available 7 days a week, 365 days per year.
  • Timing: 08:00 – 16:30.

About this Cotopaxi Tour itinerary

  • During this trip you will be at high altitude (approx. up to 4800 meters), so warm clothes (hat, scarf, gloves, warm upper layers, wind/rain proof jacket) are recommended.
  • You will also need to stay hydrated to avoid effects of altitude, we recommend bringing 2 liters of water per person.
  • This is a private tour, so you have flexibility to make itinerary changes on the day with your guide.
  • We recommend booking day tours at least one week in advance, to ensure that a guide is available for you, and the trip booking & organization can be done smoothly.
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