Cotopaxi Tour

Tours to the Cotopaxi Volcano from Quito, one day Biking and hiking. Visit the Cotopaxi National Park , enjoy the outstanding views of the highest active  Volcano in the World!


Cotopaxi National Park tour is an exciting day that begins with spectacular views of the Andean landscape in the Avenue of the Volcanoes. Once inside the National Park you will hike to José Rivas Refuge (4.864 m), and maybe even to the glacier (5.100 m). During the hike you will have the opportunity to discover the amazing flora inside the reserve. Once at the refuge you will hike back to the parking lot and then have the opportunity to bike downhill to the largest lagoon of the park, Limpiopungo Lagoon. This will be about 18 Km of biking to enjoy the landscape. Then you will go have a nice lunch, followed by the return to Quito.


Departures: Wednesday , Friday and Saturday

  • Pick up at 7 am  at Plaza Foch with the guide.
  • Travel to Cotopaxi National Park.
  • Hike to José Rivas refuge.
  • Reach the glaciers (if time is favorable).
  • Biking down to Limpiopungo Lagoon.
  • Return to Quito  between 6 or 7pm


Bilingual guide, transportation, lunch, bicycle, helmet.

Not included: Tips for guide.

What to bring: water bottle, gloves, energy drinks and snacks, camera, sun cream,  warm walking trousers, sport shoes, warm socks, sunglasses, puffer jacket or similar, woolly hat and windbreaker jacket.

This tour goes to a height of 4,810m, it is important that you are prepared for this kind of altitude. We recommend acclimatizing at least two days around 3,000m. Cotopaxi has its own microclimate and the weather in the area is very unpredictable, so please be prepared with warm clothes. The tour will leave in any weather.

It is important that you have current travel insurance including personal medical.


65 USD for a share tour onWednesday , Friday and Saturday from Quito, private tour for 120USD per per person with minimum 2 people from Banos or Quito , 4 people onwards 80USD




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