Cotopaxi National Park and Quilotoa Day Trip from Quito

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Visit one of Ecuador's natural wonders with a 12-hour tour to the Cotopaxi Volcano and Quilotoa Lagoon. You'll have the chance to explore these places at your leisure and enjoy the beautiful natural scenery with a local guide. On the way to the Cotopaxi National Park, you will stop for a coca leaf tea to avoid the effects of the altitude.

You will be able to admire the imposing snow-capped volcano and visit the Limpiopungo and Quilotoa lagoons, with their turquoise and crystalline waters. You will stop at one or two local markets to discover the culture and traditions of the region. Transfers from Quito are included if you choose this option.

  • Explore Cotopaxi and Quilotoa National Park on a 1-day tour.
  • See the Cotopaxi volcano, Limpiopungo and the Quilotoa lagoon.
  • Visit a museum and local markets in the company of a professional guide
  • Book the option that includes transfers from the hotel in Quito

What’s included

  • Excursion to Cotopaxi and Quilotoa National Park
  • Transfer to and from the hotel in Quito (if you selected this option)
  • Local guide
  • Food and beverages

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Step by Step

Enjoy a 12-hour guided tour to Cotopaxi National Park and Quilotoa Lagoon from Quito and discover the natural beauty of the region.

Together with a local guide you will learn about the history of the area and points of interest such as:

  • Limpiopungo Lagoon: crystal clear water lake surrounded by majestic mountains and breathtaking natural landscapes. You will be able to walk along its paths, enjoy the fauna and flora of the place and, if you are lucky, see some animals such as llamas and condors.
  • Quilotoa Lagoon: it is among the most beautiful volcanic lagoons in the world. You will be able to admire the panoramic views of the place and walk along its paths.
  • Cotopaxi Volcano: weather permitting, you can hike to see the active volcano Cotopaxi at 5900 meters above sea level.
  • Quilotoa Volcano: active volcano located in the Andes Mountains, which houses an impressive turquoise lagoon in its crater. You can hike the trails that surround it.

Before arriving at Cotopaxi National Park, you will visit a local museum to learn more about the unique biodiversity of the area. You will also visit one or two local markets to discover the culture and traditions of the region.

Don't worry about altitude sickness, you'll make a stop to drink coca leaf tea, a traditional drink that will help you feel better. You can choose the option with return transfers from your hotel in Quito at the time of booking.

Enjoy the views before returning to Quito in the afternoon. And if the day is too cloudy, don't worry, you'll have the opportunity to repeat the tour at no extra cost.

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4.5
· 1346 Reviews
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    Aline
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    I went with my group of friends. We had a great time!
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    Iris
    5
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    This is my third tour this year. The best without a doubt! Cotopaxi Park and Quilotoa are places to visit more than once in a lifetime!
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    Berthold
    5
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    Nature, culture and fun. Everything was great. Thank you
  • R
    Rubén
    4
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    I think it's a lot for one day
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