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COTOPAXI NATIONAL PARK- Is a moderate-level tour, anyone is fit to do it as long as you comply with all our recommendations. If your goal is to reach the base camp, we recommend you bring the proper clothing and shoes for the activity. (warm clothes, gloves, jacket, winter hat, passport).


  • Amazing views of the Andes
  • Visit the second highest and very active volcano in Ecuador
  • Get in touch with nature
  • Enjoy the Flora and Fauna
  • Visit the Limpiopungo Lagoon
  • Visit the base camp (Jose Rivas) 4,864 mts
  • View the glaciers
  • Taste the traditional Andes drink (Coca-Tea)



The Cotopaxi National Park (PNC) is a protected area of Ecuador located in the provinces of Cotopaxi, Pichincha, and Napo.

Among the mammals that live in Cotopaxi are South American camelids such as the llama, as well as herds of wild horses in the northern and eastern sectors of Cotopaxi. There are also white-tailed deer, spectacled bear, puma, wild rabbits, the moor wolf, the skunk, the opossum or fox, the mole mouse, and the Andean weasel.

The most important birds are the hawk, falcon, duck, owl, owl, caracara, condor, Andean toucan, and hummingbirds.

What's included

  • Inclusions:
  • Transportation (2 ways)
  • Certified Tourist Guide (Bilingual)
  • Admissions Permit to the Protected area
  • Traditional Lunch
  • Exclusions:
  • Personal Expenses
  • Additinal meals or drinks
  • Hot beverages at the base camp
  • Personal gear
  • Tips


  1. Visited Places:
  2. Parque Nacional Cotopaxi
  3. Laguna de Limpiopung
  4. Refugio Cotopaxi (Jose Ribas)

Departure from your hotel in Quito in the morning, to transfer you south to the Cotopaxi National Park.

With our guide, you will visit the interpretation center and the Páramo Trail where we will observe species of flora and fauna including the picturesque Limpiopungo Lake.

Then you will go up to the volcano refuge (José Rivas) and visit the glaciers. (If conditions allow it)

We will have a delicious and traditional lunch at a nearby hacienda and enjoy the best view of the Cotopaxi volcano.

Return to Quito, same departure spot.

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