Cotopaxi National Park

A visit to Cotopaxi National Park is a must for adventure and nature lovers alike. The highlight is Cotopaxi Volcano, but it is also surrounded by incredible landscapes, forests, mountains, rivers and lakes, and you’ll pass several different ecosystems as you ascend, filled with wild horses, llamas and birds. Limpiopungo Lake which reflects Ruminuahui Volcano is also a great place to visit.

This tour includes

· A bilingual (English/Spanish) guide
· All entrance fees
· Lunch
· Private transportation

This tour does not includes

· Tips
· Any other service not mentioned herein

Made-to-Measure Travel

This itinerary is designed to give you an idea of the available options for a visit to Quito and the northern Andes. But keep in mind:

  • We can tailor this trip to suit your needs, tastes, time frame and budget
  • Every aspect of the itinerary can be modified, from the accommodation to the activities


Cotopaxi Volcano is an active volcano in Latacunga only 2 hours from Quito. It is one of the world’s highest volcanoes reaching 5,896m. Cotopaxi is clearly visible from Quito. It is an almost symmetrical cone riding from a highland plain of about 3,800m. It is also home to one of the few equatorial glaciers in the world. Cotopaxi has been sacred to Andean peoples throughout history and was worshipped as a rain sender. The Gods were believed to live at its summit. The first European to climb the mountain was Alexander von Humboldt. It has now become a major destination for climbers and hikers.
Limpiopungo Lagoon
Limpiopungo lagoon is a shallow, reedy lake at the base of Rumiñahui Volcano. It is home to local and migrating waterfowl. There is an easy trail circumnavigating the lake for 2.6 km and other longer trails heading up Rumiñahui Volcano and down to the train station.



Tour type # passengers Price (per person)
Private 1 $220
Private 2 $122
Private 3 $92
Private 4-6 $98
Private 7-11 $68
Private 12-15 $50