Cotopaxi Day Trip
On your private Cotopaxi day trip, enjoy exploring one of the most beautiful national parks in Ecuador at your own pace with your own guide. Cotopaxi stands at 5897 m, and is known for being one of the highest and most impressive active volcanoes in the world. This day trip is a must do from Quito!
Price per person
The trip price:
Bilingual tour guide
Private vehicle transport
Entrance fees if applicable
Lunch – there are a variety of traditional restaurant options ranging from $5 to $10 pp.
Personal hydration – water, cold drinks, tea etc
Additional activities such as horse riding (cost = $16 per hour)
Your hotel in Quito at 07h30
What to expect:
After your hotel pick up, you and your guide will travel South on the Pan American towards Cotopaxi National Park.
Shortly after entering the park, you will make a short visit to the interpretation center where you can learn about the unique geography of the Cotopaxi region.
Afterwards, you can choose between walking in the park near laguna Limpiopungo, horse riding or even hiking up to the refuge at 4800 m. The choice is yours. Your guide can advise you on what activities are best suited for your private group.
For lunch, your guide can recommend a variety of traditional restaurants near Cotopaxi National Park.
Depending on what activities you do in the park, you will make your way back at around 4 pm to Quito.
Return point/approx. time:
Your hotel in Quito at +/- 18h30
Each guest must bring their passport. This is usually checked at the park entrance.
Health and safety:
This tour is NOT recommended for travelers with heart, lung or back problems. Please inform us of any current medical issues.
You may be hiking to 4800 m in the Andes. For your health and safety, you should spend at least 3 days in Quito before joining the Cotopaxi day trip. If you have any doubts or concerns, please contact us.
What to bring:
Extra cash for lunch and/or additional activities not included in tour price
Sun protection cream
Hat/cap, buff, sunglasses
Fleece jacket, scarf, gloves, beanie
Small day backpack (15 Liters)
1-2 liters of water/energy drinks & snacks
What to wear:
Warm comfortable clothing for walking/hiking
Footwear: walking or hiking shoes.