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Cotopaxi Volcano (PRIVATE Day Trip from Quito)

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Private sightseeing tour Introduction: Ecuador has a countless number of landscapes and one of the highlight is the Andes where are located countless volcanoes and one of this is Cotopaxi which is a mythical volcano with 5897 meters and the second highest in Ecuador. Surrounded by Inca ruins, lakes and wild horses grazing its highland grasses, it's a highlight of any trip to Ecuador. It is located only two hours south of Quito

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Cotopaxi National Park

We´ll drive from Quito through Andean volcanoes avenue heading south to the Cotopaxi National Park; Once in the park we'll visit a natural museum to learn about its nature, geology, history and eruptions of Cotopaxi volcano (5897m). Our next stop is at Limpiopungo Lake (3800 mts. ) where we'll make an acclimatizing walk while observing some variety of birds like ducks, eagles and Andean gulls. Afterwards we drive to the parking lot (4600 mts. ) from here on clear days we have incredible view of the Andean landscape. If our condition is good there is a chance to hike up for 45 minute to the José Ribas refuge (4800 mts. ) where you can taste a delicious hot chocolate for warmth. A delicious lunch awaits us as optional served at a local restaurant with a Ecuadorian food. Finally we back to Quito.

Duration: 4 hour

Stop At: Laguna de Limpiopungo

Lake at Cotopaxi National Park

Duration: 2 hour