Cotopaxi National Park


Cotopaxi National Park Day Tour

Located 70kms away South of Quito, Cotopaxi National Park is another Ecuadorian highlight. Because of its natural beauty, history, and accessibility, a Cotopaxi daily tour is most popular in Ecuador.  A great moor with volcanic landscapes, the natural habitat of condors, deer and other animals conform the Cotopaxi National Park.

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Enjoy a full day trip to Cotopaxi National Park in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador. Take in the spectacular volcano views from the Limpiopungo lagoon, and then hike to the Jose Ribas shelter as you experience the high altitude environment.

Since the arrival of the Spanish conquerors, the Cotopaxi has erupted several times. The biggest tragedy happened in 1877, when the glaciers that came off of the volcano, erased off the map the city of Latacunga.

When staying in the Cotopaxi area it is well worth treating yourself to a night or two in a Lodge. These were formerly homes where the wealthy lived, from where they directed people to work on their land. One of the most fabulous options in the area is Tambopaxi and Secret Garden, which has an excellent reputation

Sierra Nevada Expeditions has many years of experience of leading trips to Cotopaxi. Why not get in touch to find out how we can help you plan your Cotopaxi trip?  For further info or bookings feel free and contact us at


Leaving Quito early morning along the south direction, you will arrive to Machachi village where we will drive up hills onto a secondary road until we reach the Northside entrance Gate. We will drive to the eastern flanks observing the evidence of the volcano explosions dates a hundred years ago. Afterward, we will drive to the upper valley know as Limpiopungo where we will do a short hike around it, and immediately we will carry on with our 4×4 vehicle to the parking lot at 4600 mt. We will climb up the hut at 4800 mt and if you decide we will be able to reach the glacier rim and observe the magnificent glaciers, valley, and lower volcanoes views. On the way back we will have a hot drink and lunch in the hut. Back to Quito via Pan-American road.

Upon request, this tour may be done in two days with an overnight in a cozy Lodge.