Cotopaxi is a true icon in the Ecuadorian Andes. Rising 5897 meters above sea level, this volcano is the highest active volcano of the country. Located about 70 km from the capital, the Cotopaxi National Park is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna.

Our excursion to the Cotopaxi National Park promises an unforgettable adventure, diving into the heart of this breathtaking landscape. We will explore the Limpiopungo lagoon and search for the remarkable flora and fauna that thrive in this environment, from the Andean Condor to the Andean fox. Weather permitting, we will climb the slopes of the Cotopaxi volcano up to the first refuge for panoramic views of the glacier.

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1 day
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Day 1: Day excursion to the Cotopaxi National Park

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Today we will go on an adventure in the presence of a colossal natural wonder. The giant Cotopaxi, is the second highest peak in the country, with a height of 5,987 meters. Our exploration leads us across the chilly plateau of Limpiopungo, nestled between the volcanoes of Cotopaxi, Rumiñahui and Sincholagua, each over 3,800 meters high. Here, amidst the rugged terrain, we encounter an abundance of flora and fauna that have adapted brilliantly to the harsh climate.

During our trek through this high-altitude steppe, we will keep our eyes open for residents such as the Andean condor, Andean fox and white-tailed deer. After a hearty lunch, we enjoy the enchanting view of the various aquatic birds species as Ducks, Gulls, grebes and waders.

Weather permitting, our journey continues and we climb the slopes of the Cotopaxi volcano by motorized transport. A short hike takes us to the first mountain hut at an altitude of over 4,800 meters, with breathtaking views of the glacier. We spend the rest of the day unraveling the mysteries of the flora that thrives in this extreme environment and shows remarkable adaptability.

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Dates of the next departures

Dates
Status
From Jul 05 to Jul 05, 2024
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Dates Status
From Jul 05 to Jul 05, 2024 Open to booking

Prices per person

2 travelers 4 travelers 6 travelers 8 travelers
170 US$ 104 US$ 78 US$ 64 US$

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Included

• Private transportation (fuel, road taxes, parking fees, vehicle and passenger insurance).
• Bilingual English-speaking guide.
• 24-hour assistance.
• Meals as mentioned, including snacks for certain hikes.
• Water during transportation.

Not included

• International flights.
• Breakfast, dinner and accomodation.
• Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages for all meals.
• Personal expenses.
• Tips.
• Personal insurance.
• Bank transfer fees.

Payment and reservation terms

To book your tour, please confirm your agreement in writing to your travel expert.

  • Deposit of 30% of the invoice amount at the time of booking
  • Secure online payment by credit card (Visa, Master Card or American Express, a payment link will be sent to you at the current USD/EUR exchange rate).
  • The balance must be paid at the latest 45 days before the arrival in Ecuador according to the same terms.

The agency declines all responsibility for the execution of the confirmed services in case of non-compliance with the above payment terms.

Characteristics of the trip

Travel theme

Naturalist, scientific day tour

Accompaniment

English speaking naturalist guide

Group

From 1 to 15 passengers

Arrival city

Quito

Departure city

Quito

Food

Lunch

Accomodation

None

Transport

Private

Physical condition

Moderate to high

Best season

All year round
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