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Cotopaxi Full-Day Small Group Tour from Quito

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Cotopaxi Full-Day Small Group Tour from Quito
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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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Tourist transport
Bilingual guide (English and Spanish)
All entrances
Details not specified
Tips
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Naciones Unidas Ave, Quito 170506, Ecuador

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Quito Tour Bus

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Cotopaxi Full-Day Small Group Tour from Quito?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Cotopaxi Full-Day Small Group Tour from Quito.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Cotopaxi Full-Day Small Group Tour from Quito?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Cotopaxi Full-Day Small Group Tour from Quito.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Cotopaxi Full-Day Small Group Tour from Quito?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Cotopaxi Full-Day Small Group Tour from Quito.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Just be mindful that it can get cold/windy, so pack extra layers of clothing with you." See review
  • "hike to José Ribas mountain refuge on 4868 m. Breathing on that height not easy but the amazing views are well worth the effort." See review

Reviews

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181 Reviews

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Alexis_U
, Sep 2021
What an amazing experience! Cotopaxi park itself is incredible and worthy of a million photos, not to mention the volcano itself. Be prepared for windy and chilly weather (hats and gloves are much appreciated), with rain on and off, but the weather changes often. I'd recommend hiking poles, and real hiking boots are a must. Take your time, your guide will be great and patient with you, so don't feel bad if you don't make it up all the way (we didn't), take lots of pictures, and enjoy yourselves. You've earned the stop on the way back for a nice meal and a little canelazo with some homemade moonshine! Ask for Francisco as a guide, he was incredible with us.
star-5
Challenging but worth it!
Crystal
, Jul 2021
Great guide, awesome trek, and amazing scenery. Would recomended if you're looking for a good challenge while visiting Quito!
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We did it
Tori
, Jun 2021
Excellent guide and driver. Very encouraging and made our hike successful. We appreciated their recommendations and support for a good day. We enjoyed the lunch as well.
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exhilarating
Amy_L
, May 2021
The guide was fun, caring, professional, and felt safe in his lead. He was knowledgeable and completely help you work through the altitude sickness. Encourages everyone in the group and ensure the safety of every member. It was fun to make it to base camp to have hot chocolate all together. The conditions was rainy windy and cold. The hiking path has sand so should wear hiking shoes with good grip, rain jacket, wear layers, hat, and sun block.
star-5
Great memories!
Rachel_B
, Mar 2021
So fun! This was such a cool experience. It was definitely cold, so make sure you dress appropriately. Our guide was great and knowledgeable, and we even got picked up/dropped off at our front door. We stopped at a great breakfast place, stopped again to get acclimated and drink coca leaf tea, took lots of pics, made new friends, stopped at a nice lunch spot on the way home. The weather kind of turned treacherous at the end, but we survived.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
Hi Rachel, Thank you so much for your nice review, Cotopaxi tour full day tour from Quito is an unforgettable experience, we do our best to improve and give the best of us every day. As we say in Ecuador, Cotopaxi is a special mountain that show up specially for travelers like you. Im glad you enjoyed your coca leaf tea, please come back soon!
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Do trek to the glacier if you can
Nate
, Mar 2020
It was a great experience! The guide invited 2 locals to climb the crater with us. The summit is too high, but we did make to the 5000 metre glacier. The view of the summit and valleys were breathtaking.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Dear Nate, we are glad that you enjoyed our Cotopaxi tour, I agree with you the ascent to the glaciers is incredible. Greetings, Diana
1 traveler found this review helpful
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Neck of the Moon
Stephen_M
, Feb 2020
Although we were not able to see the glacier cap from the base camp due to cloud cover, this was still super fun. Make sure you are a few days acclimated to Quito elevation and wear proper hiking gear (i.e. not adidas windbreaker and running shoes lol). It got super wet, cold, and windy the day I hiked.
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Ecuador countryside and Cotapoxi Volcano
CDC2
, Feb 2020
This tour was a great day -- a long one packed with meals at a hacienda and lots of exposure to the wonderful Ecuadorian countryside. The hike at the Cotapoxi volcano was tough due to the high altitude, but the views were incredible. We stopped at the lagoon and the native guides were wonderful. I definitely recommend this trip.
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Experience of a lifetime!
Lawrence_A
, Feb 2020
Great tour guide. Very informative, knowledgeable and entertaining. He was very sensitive to all on tour, helping my husband very patiently struggle to get up the volcano. Only complaint was breakfast/lunch spot. Too far off main road. Added another 1/2 hour to trip on rocky roads
1 traveler found this review helpful
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Cotopaxi
ejsalj
, Feb 2020
Excellent tour. David & both indigenous women park guides Were outstanding Dining component was very good

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