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Cotopaxi Volcano Tours and Activities

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The Cotopaxi Volcano, one of South America’s most famous peaks and Ecuador’s most active volcano, is perhaps the most recognizable landmark along Ecuador’s Avenue of the Volcanoes. On a clear day, you can see the snow-capped cone all the way from Quito, but a closer exploration requires a trip to Cotopaxi National Park.

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Shared Cotopaxi National Park Tour from Quito

Shared Cotopaxi National Park Tour from Quito

Visit Cotopaxi National Park on this all-day guided tour from Quito. Known for the snow-capped Cotopaxi volcano and impressive Limpiopungo Lake, the protected forested area is home to several arboreal species, including pine, cypress, spruce, and ash trees. The tour includes stops at the interpretation center and the lake, and a hike up the 19,347-foot-high (5,897-meter) volcano. The park is also dedicated to protecting llama and other animals such as bears, wolves, puma, and deer.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$157.00
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Cotopaxi full day tour from Quito, small groups

Cotopaxi full day tour from Quito, small groups

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Swap the city for Cotopaxi National Park, home to the magnificent Cotopaxi Volcano, on a full-day tour from Quito. Designed for nature lovers short on time, this excursion covers the Limpiopungo Lagoon, home to 24 species of bird; the Agua Longo Gully and Stone Valley; and the Centro de Interpretación Mariscal Sucre, an educational information center. Lunch is included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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Cotopaxi and Quilotoa 2-Day 1-Night All Included from Quito

Cotopaxi and Quilotoa 2-Day 1-Night All Included from Quito

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Experience the best of the Andean landscape on a 2-day group tour. The extensive itinerary is a guaranteed hit with enthusiastic hikers. Start with a guided trek through Cotopaxi National Park, with additional hikes at Laguna de Limpiopungo and the volcano. Soak in the summer camp atmosphere with a restful night in a shared dormitory at a cozy hacienda. Day two continues with Laguna Quilotoa, Mirador Shalala, and more.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$189.00
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$189.00
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Climbing Experiences Andes Mountain. Private tour 2 pax

Climbing Experiences Andes Mountain. Private tour 2 pax

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   Día 0. Retiramos en Hotel en Quito. Charla Técnica en nuestro Campamento Base en Quito @2850 mts. Traslado hacia hotel. Día 1. Visitaremos el Volcán Inactivo Ilalo @3200 mts. Aquí tendremos un Hiking de aproximadamente 2 horas. Temperatura Promedio: 15-20° C.  Una vez en la cima sembraremos un árbol pequeño en la cima y tendremos un tiempo de descanso y Lunch, para luego tener un descenso en Bicicleta hacia el Valle de la Merced, donde tendremos tiempo para el almuerzo, Comida Típica (cerdo). Finalmente, un baño en aguas termales para relajarnos de la actividad física realizada en este día. Alojamiento en Hotel Boutique en Quito. Casa el Edén / Hotel basílica / Similar Día 2. Visitaremos el Volcán Rucu Pichincha @4700 mts. Aquí tendremos un Trekking de 3 horas Aproximadamente. Temperatura Promedio: 10-15 °C Iniciaremos con un ascenso en las Cabinas del Teleférico de Quito, el cual nos lleva hasta la base del lugar denominado las Antenas del Pichincha @ 4000 mts. Luego descenderemos al medio día para alimentarnos y bajar nuevamente en el Teleférico de Quito. Alojamiento en Hotel Boutique en Quito. Casa el Edén / Hotel Basílica / o Hotel Similar Día 3 Visitaremos el Volcán Sincholagua @4900 mts. Tendremos una Escalada de 4 horas aproximadamente. Temperatura Promedio 10-15°C Empezaremos con un ascenso desde Machachi, a partir empezaremos el trekking. Al llegar a la cima tendremos un lapso de tiempo para realizar fotografías. Y a continuación bajaremos y retornaremos en nuestro vehículo Privado a Quito. Alojamiento en Hotel Boutique en Quito. Casa el Edén / Hotel basílica / o Hotel Similar Día 4 Tenemos un día de descanso en Quito. En la mañana verificaremos el equipo de alta montaña necesario para Escalada en Hielo, a la par que proveeremos recomendaciones técnicas para el ascenso a la cumbre del Cotopaxi. Almorzaremos en uno de los mejores restaurantes en Quito con una vista excepcional de la ciudad.  Dia utilizado para recuperar fuerzas y aflojar musculos antes de continuar con el programa de Escalada. Alojamiento en Hotel Boutique en Quito. Casa el Eden / Hotel Basilica / Similar Día 5 Escalaremos el Volcan Illiniza, su punta Norte @5200 mts. Tendremos un trekking de aproximadamente 3h hasta llegar al Refugio, para a continuación escalar por 1 hora hasta llegar a la cima del Illiniza Norte. En la cima tendremos tiempo para fotografías.  Descenderemos hacia el pueblo del Chaupi, donde estiraremos y descansaremos por un lapso pequeño de tiempo. Alojamiento en Hotel Boutique en Quito. Casa el Eden / Hotel Basilica / Similar Día 6 En la mañana tendremos hasta el medio día descanso en Quito. Saldremos a las 13h00 hacia el refugio Jose Rivas, tendremos una escalada de 1 hora aproximadamente hasta el refugio @4800 mts. Donde dormiremos esta noche, esto nos servirá para aclimatizarnos mejor y para que nuestro cuerpo se vaya acostumbrando a la altura, puede ser normal sentir un ligero malestar en la cabeza pero pasa conforme pasan las horas y uno duerme. De sentir dolores mas fuertes avisar a nuestro guía para precautelar su salud. Seguramente se sentira muy bien al amanecer del siguiente dia luego de un delicioso desayuno en el campamento base para ascender al Cotopaxi. Alojamiento Refugio Jose Rivas @4800 mts. Día 7  En este día tendremos una práctica de Glaciar en los glaciares del Cotopaxi aproximadamente unas 2 horas. Y @5000 mts de altura. Al medio día retornaremos al refugio para retornar nuevamente a Quito. Repondremos fuerzas con un Almuerzo contundente. Alojamiento en Hotel Boutique en Quito. Casa el Eden / Hotel Basilica / Similar Día 8 Dia de descanso, nuevamente tendremos un día de descanso para retomar fuerzas y alimentarnos bien. Alojamiento en Hotel Boutique en Quito. Casa el Eden / Hotel Basilica / Similar Día 9 Empezamos el día con un exclente desayuno descansando por la mañana hasta el medio día, luego del Almuerzo En nuestro vehiculo Privado nos dirijimos hacia el Cotopaxi, esta noche tendremos la cena en el refugio Jose Rivas @4800 mts campamento Base. Y descansaremos hasta la media noche. A partir de este momento empezaremos la escalada hacia la cumbre del Cotopaxi @5897 mts. Escalaremos aproximadamente unas 5-6 horas hasta coronar la cumbre donde tendremos tiempo para admirar varios volcanes y sus cumbres como el Cayambe y el Chimborazo (Volcán Activo mas alto), tiempo para fotografías. Día 10 Empezamos el día en la cumbre del Cotopaxi @5897 mts. Luego de las fotografías y videos del recuerdo, descenderemos aproximadamente unas 3 horas hasta llegar al refugio nuevamente. Descenderemos un poco mas hasta llegar a donde nuestro vehiculo privado nos espera  Felicidades hemos ascendido a la cumbre del Volcan Activo Cotopaxi !!! Estamos Listos para retos mas altos!!! Entrega de Diploma y Camiseta del Recuerdo Álbum de Fotografías se enviarán por Drive una semana después de terminado el Tour a su correo electrónico.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$4,800.00
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5-Day Tour Quito's Highlights & Surroundings

5-Day Tour Quito's Highlights & Surroundings

Explore Quito and the wealth of cultural, natural and historical sights in the surrounding region during this 7-day, 6-night excursion. During the course of your trip you’ll check out the historic churches and buildings of Quito, go shopping for handicrafts at indigenous markets and discover volcanoes, hot springs and glaciers hidden among the towering Andes. Among the highlights are the Middle of the World monument near Quito, Cotopaxi National Park and Papallacta Hot Springs. This multi-day adventure near Quito includes a private guide, accommodations, meals, entrance fees and more.
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$685.13
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Baños to Quito

Baños to Quito

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Don’t miss out on seeing all of Ecuador’s beautiful hidden treasures by flying or busing directly between cities! Traveling on Ecuador Hop gives you the opportunity to visit many unique and exclusive stops. You’ll be able to really experience everything that this amazing country has to offer!
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  • 1 to 365 days
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$42.50
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$42.50

Quito to Cuenca through the Andes 5-day tour

Quito to Cuenca through the Andes 5-day tour

The Avenue of the Volcanoes from Quito towards Cuenca is an unforgettable adventure that you can’t miss if you travel to Ecuador. On this tour you’ll enjoy the highlights of the Andes. Mountain slopes in different shades of green and gold give way to snow-capped peaks.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$639.00
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Cotopaxi Volcano - 1 Day

Cotopaxi Volcano - 1 Day

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Don’t worry about matching the pace of a large tour group or waiting for other travelers during this private full-day excursion to Cotopaxi National Park. Instead, go at your own speed alongside a professional guide as you hike the Cotopaxi Volcano, marvel over the Limpiopungo Lagoon, and enjoy a traditional Ecuadorian lunch, ideal for travelers who want a personalized experience.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$149.00
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Ecuadorian Amazon and Andean Circuit 6 Days -5 Nights

Ecuadorian Amazon and Andean Circuit 6 Days -5 Nights

This tour is a perfect balance between the colorful and lively Ecuador´s Amazon and the majestic landscapes of the imposing Andes. Come with us to visit the most impressives attractions you will never forget, as you will visit every spot detailed in the itinerary along your private guide will get you into the culture of the ecuadorian experience.
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  • 6 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,356.00
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Cotopaxi Trek Glacial + Back Horse Riding

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Cotopaxi Trek Glacial + Back Horse Riding

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With sublime beauty is perceived in the environment, an explosion of people's admiration, mystery, emotion, fury, and culture . The Cotopaxi, this natural colossus impresses with its great height of approximately 5,897 meters above sea level. A visit to this impressive place, after a delicious breakfast, we will make a 2-hour hike to the refuge, then we will back horse riding around the Cotopaxi Volcano, in approximately 2 hours, you will enjoy an exquisite lunch, with an impressive view of the landscape Andean.
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  • 1 day
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$136.00
$170.00
$34.00 savings
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4 Day Trekking and Horseback Riding Quilotoa, Cotopaxi and Isinlivi

4 Day Trekking and Horseback Riding Quilotoa, Cotopaxi and Isinlivi

One of the hidden gems of Ecuador, the Quilotoa and Cotopaxi Volcanoes are the Highlights of the Andes. Quilotoa is a remote and isolated area located in the Western Andes Mountains. The surrounding area is renowned for its tiny traditional highland villages such as Chugchilan & Isinlivi and they are an important center for arts and crafts especially the town of Tigua, whose inhabitants produce colorful paintings of Andean life in sheepskin canvasses.  On top of that, the landscapes from start to finish are simply breath-taking making this a must-see region of the country.  Great trekking and horse-riding opportunities you will enjoy it.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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Quito - Baños Full Adventure 3 Days.

Quito - Baños Full Adventure 3 Days.

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Our program is unique because it combines the route of the volcanoes with unique landscapes, also adrenaline adventure in the open air and ends in relaxed, calm and very famous hungry ones that make it unique in your city To book this tour minimum 2 people maximum 10 If you are a group of 10 people or more please visit our company directly to and receive special discounts.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$358.98
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Land Tour Ecuador, Amazon and Andes

Land Tour Ecuador, Amazon and Andes

Ecuador offers a tourism without exclusion, and in our tour you can enjoy nature, culture, traditions up close, with 24-hour assistance, ensuring you have the best trip of your life.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,594.04
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Full-Day Private Tour of Cotopaxi National Park

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Full-Day Private Tour of Cotopaxi National Park

- Private service makes the experience more flexible and you can personalize some activities according to your needs and requests - Pick up time is flexible, so you can choose the appropriate time to depart from Quito in the morning ( contact us for suggestions) - Our company provide bilingual certified guides with more than 5 years of experience - The company provides its own vehicles which are relatively new and in good conditions - We offer a free hotel pick up and drop off in Quito - Our company has more than 10 years in the market which in guarantee a professional service
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$111.81
$118.98
$7.17 savings
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Guayaquil to Baños to Quito

Guayaquil to Baños to Quito

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Don’t miss out on seeing all of Ecuador’s beautiful hidden treasures by flying or busing directly between cities! Traveling on Ecuador Hop gives you the opportunity to visit many unique and exclusive stops. You’ll be able to really experience everything that this amazing country has to offer!
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  • 1 to 365 days
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$92.43
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3-Day Private Tour in Quito City Line ,Cotopaxi National Park , and Quilotoa.

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3-Day Private Tour in Quito City Line ,Cotopaxi National Park , and Quilotoa.

Experience three of the main attractions in Ecuador on the private tour (Quito city, Cotopaxi National Park & Quilotoa Lagoon). This 3-day adventure package is a mix of the history, architecture, customs in Quito + the best view of Quito city on the top of Teleférico at over 13,400 feet (4090 m) above sea level + experiments at the Intiñan Museum (Mitad del Mundo) accompanied by nature on the second day, visiting one of the most active volcanoes in Ecuador, Cotopaxi and beautiful landscapes in Quilotoa
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$312.00
$346.67
$34.67 savings
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Full South to Quito (With Guayaquil Start)

Full South to Quito (With Guayaquil Start)

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Don’t miss out on seeing all of Ecuador’s beautiful hidden treasures by busing directly between cities! Traveling on Ecuador Hop gives you the opportunity to visit many unique and exclusive stops. You’ll be able to really experience everything that this amazing country has to offer!
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  • 2 days
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$175.50
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Full South to Quito (With Montañita Start)

Full South to Quito (With Montañita Start)

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Don’t miss out on seeing all of Ecuador’s beautiful hidden treasures by flying or busing directly between cities! Traveling on Ecuador Hop gives you the opportunity to visit many unique and exclusive stops. You’ll be able to really experience everything that this amazing country has to offer! Ecuador Hop has many tours and activities to offer.
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  • 4 to 365 days
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$144.35
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To Quito without Guayaquil

To Quito without Guayaquil

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Don’t miss out on seeing all of Ecuador’s beautiful hidden treasures by flying or busing directly between cities! Traveling on Ecuador Hop gives you the opportunity to visit many unique and exclusive stops. You’ll be able to really experience everything that this amazing country has to offer! Ecuador Hop has many tours and activities to offer.
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  • 2 to 365 days
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$123.58
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Full-Day Horseback Riding with Lunch Private on the Cotopaxi Area

Full-Day Horseback Riding with Lunch Private on the Cotopaxi Area

Ride thru exclusive trails on the slopes of Rumiñahui Volcano Learn about the area and culture from local experts Private tour Private transportation from and to Quito at your convenience NOTE: Riders can’t exceed 220 pounds of weight. NOTE: To participate on this tour you must sing our WAIVER OF LIABILITY. NOTE: We recommend you to buy a travel health insurance plan.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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Should I book Cotopaxi Volcano tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Cotopaxi Volcano can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 20 Cotopaxi Volcano tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Cotopaxi Volcano 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Cotopaxi Volcano costs USD 42.50. Guided Cotopaxi Volcano tours start around USD 42.50 per person. See all 20 Cotopaxi Volcano tickets and tours on Viator.
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