National Park of Cotopaxi Day Trip from Quito
Get the best of all worlds and combine history, nature and shopping on a full day guided tour from Quito. You'll ride on a train and witness spectacular scenery, see the active volcano Cotopaxi and the Limpiopungo Lagoon - all before returning back to Quito!
Departing from Quito by bus, you'll travel to the Chimbacalle train station where you will board a train to Machachi. Take in beautiful scenery of Ecuador along the way. (Train operates Thursday to Sunday)
Arrive in Machachi and take a bus to the Cotopaxi Volcano National Park where you will first visit the Limpiopungo lagoon, from which, depending on the weather conditions, you can admire the environment and observe condor birds.
You'll have free time for lunch before stopping at the museum to learn about the diverse flora and fauna surrounding the park. End your tour with a short walk to admire the impressive active Cotopaxi volcano, which stands at a towering 19,000 feet (5,900 meters).
Return to Quito in the afternoon.
Note: On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and on days in which the train does not operate, you will take a bus to the Cotopaxi Volcano National Park and then visit a flower plantation. Here, you'll admire the different types of roses grown and learn about the planting and growing process.
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Tour departs from most major Quito Hotels
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
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National Park of Cotopaxi Tour from Quito
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Professional guide
- Gratuities (Optional)
- Food and drinks
- Entrance to the National Park of Cotopaxi
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
- Note: train operation is subject to change. Days in which train operation is not available the trip will be made by bus.
Reviewed by: Donnalynn R, June 2014
What a perfect day to see so much- the weather was clear- the park and volcano is magnificent and our guide and driver were top notch! Lunch and tour at the Hacienda was so unique ( and delicious!). Our guide and Driver were so kind, knowledgeable and have a great sense of humor! Highly recommend - Ecuador is beautiful and so are it's lovely residents. Thank you for a unforgettable day! Donnalynn Roberts
Reviewed by: Nancy B, March 2014
A very fun day with an excellent guide! We especially enjoyed the hike on Cotopaxi, even if it was somewhat cloud covered at the time. We got luck later in the day and had a fabulous look at the entire volcano. Lunch at the hacienda was delicious.