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Along the range of the Andean Mountains we can find the Cotopaxi National Park filled with an exceptional variety of flora and fauna species; also, it is home to the active volcano Cotopaxi (5,897 meters above sea level). The Limpiopungo lagoon is located at the foot of the volcano and here one could enjoy the view of the Andean Paramo and take incredible shots of the lagoon and the volcano.

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Boarding Points

Before we begin the tour, we drive by 3 main pick up points of the city to embark our passengers.

Naciones Unidas Boulevard


Bulevar Naciones Unidas & Shyris Ave (across the street from Banco del Pacífico)

La Mariscal / Plaza Foch


Reina Victoria St. between Calama St. and Mariscal Foch St.

Quinde Visitors Center


Venezuela St. & Espejo St. Downtown - Plaza Grande

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tour itinerary



• 07:05 / Boulevard Naciones Unidas (Boulevard Naciones Unidas & Av. de los Shyris – Main Stop Quito Tour Bus) • 07:25 / La Mariscal (Reina Victoria St. between Calama St. & Foch St.– Stop 3 Quito Tour Bus) • 07:50 / Quinde Visitors Center (Venezuela St. & Espejo St.– Plaza Grande – Stop 10 Quito Tour Bus)
Entrance to the Cotopaxi National Park

Visit the Cotopaxi National Park

On the border of the province of Pichincha, there is the Cotopaxi National Park, an ecological reserve that combines the landscape of the Andean páramo, volcanic soil and the lagoon that emerge from the snow-capped mountains. Its main attraction is the volcano that bears its name which in Spanish means 'moon neck' given because of the conical shape of the crater. The elevation of the volcano is of 5,897 meters above sea level and is the second highest in the country. Visitors can discover different species of plants and animals like: wolves, rabbits, bears, condors, and among others that live in that territory.
Interpretation Center Mariscal Sucre

Visit the Interpretation Center

All information about the Cotopaxi National Park is available at the Interpretation Center, or better known as the Park Museum. The Center has showrooms, a souvenir shop and a coffee shop. It is located inside Mariscal Sucre Station (or Control Caspi entrance).
Refuge José Rivas (4864 masl)

Walk to the José Rivas Refuge (4864 masl)

Since the 70s, this refuge has been a welcoming place for professional mountaineers and amateurs coming to visit the Cotopaxi Volcano. Its name is in honor of the priest José Ribas who built it with the Mountaineering Club of San Gabriel High School. The refuge is divided into two floors; in the first floor you can find the dining rooms and kitchens, and in the second floor the bedrooms. It also has areas for camping and picnicking. This place is located on the slopes of the volcano and an hour's walk from the parking lot.
Lunch (included)

Lunch at an hacienda

Lunch (Menu of the day or vegetarian option)

Return to Quito

We will head back to the city of Quito to disembark the passengers at the same boarding pick up points at approximately 6:00 p.m.


  • Tourist Transport
  • Bilingual Guide (Spanish – English)
  • All Entrances

Not Includes

  • Other details not specified
  • Tips
  • Meals


  • Coat
  • Cap
  • Scarf
  • Sunglasses
  • Trekking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Passport (to get the stamp at the José Rivas Refuge)



60 USD

Applies for people 12 years old to 64 years old


40 USD

Applies for children up to 11 years old, seniors 65 years old and over, and people with disabilities. (Valid ID required)

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