in Av Republica de El Salvador, N34-349 e Irlanda, Avenida Naciones Unidas y Avenida Republica De El Salvador, N36-212, Valladolid, Julio Zaldumbide, Avenida Amazonas N 19-14, and Patria, Alemania E5 103, Av. La Republica, Cordero E 4-375, and Av. Amazonas, corner, Av. Amazonas N-23-44 y Veintimilla, , Foch E6-12 y Reina Victoria, , Quito, Quito, Ecuador, Cotopaxi, Quito, Quito, Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador

Cotopaxi & Quilotoa With Optional Hotel Pick-Up & Drop-Off - "Small Group"


Av Republica de El Salvador, N34-349 e Irlanda, Avenida Naciones Unidas y Avenida Republica De El Salvador, N36-212, Valladolid, Julio Zaldumbide, Avenida Amazonas N 19-14, and Patria, Alemania E5 103, Av. La Republica, Cordero E 4-375, and Av. Amazonas, corner, Av. Amazonas N-23-44 y Veintimilla, , Foch E6-12 y Reina Victoria, , Quito, Quito, Ecuador, Cotopaxi, Quito, Quito, Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador

51.30 USD

1 - 10

12 hrs


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Overview
  • ....Get the best of all worlds and combine history, nature and shopping on a full day guided tour from Quito. You'll witness spectacular scenery, see the active volcano Cotopaxi and the Limpiopungo Lagoon - all before returning back to Quito!

    It's a tour that visits two major tourist attractions in a single day.
    On the way to the Cotopaxi National Park, you will have the opportunity to drink tea to prevent altitude sickness.

Location
  • Around:
    • Av Republica de El Salvador, N34-349 e Irlanda
    • Avenida Naciones Unidas y Avenida Republica De El Salvador, N36-212
    • Valladolid, Julio Zaldumbide
    • Avenida Amazonas N 19-14, and Patria
    • Alemania E5 103, Av. La Republica
    • Cordero E 4-375, and Av. Amazonas, corner
    • Av. Amazonas N-23-44 y Veintimilla,
    • Foch E6-12 y Reina Victoria,
    • Quito, Quito, Ecuador
    • Cotopaxi
    • Quito, Quito, Ecuador
    • Quito, Ecuador
  • Pickup: Hotel Kaia, Valladolid N24-742 y Julio Zaldumbide, Quito 170109, Ecuador

    Traveler pickup is offered
    If you choose the option with pick-up from hotels, you can choose from any of the following list:

    Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday: Sheraton 6:30, Dann Carlton 6:32, Le Parc 6:32, Wyndham Garden 6:40, KAIA 6:55, Swissotel 6:58, NH Collection 6:58, J.W. Marriott 7:08, Holiday Inn 7:10, Río Amazonas 7:15, Galería Ecuador 7:20, Nu House 7:22, Reina Isabel 7:24, Mercure Alameda 7:28, Hilton Colon 7:30, Patio Andaluz 7:45.

    You must specify the name of the hotel in the booking process (any from the list). If you didn’t specify your hotel in the booking process, or if you put one that is not on this list, your meeting point will be at KAIA HOTEL (Valladolid N24-742 y Julio Zaldumbide) Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday at 06:55.

    Remember to show up at the hotel at the time determined above or at the meeting point. There will be no refunds for not following the instructions mentioned here.


Categories
  • Day Trips
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Eco Tours
  • Full-day Tours
  • Bus & Minivan Tours

Time of Tour
  • Departure at: 6:55 AM
  • Duration: 12 hrs

Additional
  • Price per person: $51.30
  • Size: 1 - 10 people
  • Discount: 0%
  • Languages: English - Guide

Inclusion
  • Hotel Pick-Up and Drop-Off (if you select this option).
    Professional guide

Exclusion
  • Gratuities.
    Lunch and drinks

Cancellation
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience

Cotopaxi & Quilotoa With Optional Hotel Pick-Up & Drop-Off - "Small Group"

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador

The park is located in the largest volcanic area of Ecuador. In the central part is the Cotopaxi, one of the most active and highest volcanoes in the world. To the northwest is the Rumiñahui and between the two mountains is the Limpiopungo valley. Despite the great height, the Park has numerous species of mammals and birds.

Stop At: Laguna de Limpiopungo, Latacunga Ecuador

It is s a place for direct naturalist tourism, in the place it is possible to take walks and enjoy the flora and fauna associated. From the lagoon it is possible to observe the footprints left by the ancient volcanic eruptions of the majestic Cotopaxi.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Laguna Quilotoa, Laguna de Quilotoa, 070701 Ecuador

It is one of the 15 lagoons of volcanic origin appreciated as the most beautiful in the world according to Twistedsifter. Within its crater a boiler with a diameter of almost 9 km has been formed. This is the product of the collapse of the volcano, which occurred some 800 years ago.

Duration: 2 hours

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Additional Information

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..
Not wheelchair accessible.
Near public transportation.
Infants must sit on laps.
Optional pick-up and drop-off from selected hotels at an additional cost..
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.
Face masks required for travelers in public areas.
Face masks required for guides in public areas.
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff.
Social distancing enforced throughout experience.
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas.
Gear/equipment sanitized between use.
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.
Guides required to regularly wash hands.
Regular temperature checks for staff.
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival.
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons.
• The activities will not exceed 6 people per group. • The capacity of the means of transport will be reduced to 25% of their maximum capacity. • In the monuments, museums or attractions, the capacity will be reduced to 30% of its maximum capacity.

Reviews

4.8 stars, based on 26 reviews
Yoisman Lanza
Yoisman Lanza

The tour is nice. The cotopaxi volcano is beautiful. The quilotoa trip is too far from the city but nice when you get there. Good food as well.

10/02/2020
Kerry B
Kerry B

Some lovely scenery of both the area's visited. Lunch and walking through the markets were fun. Pick up and drop off all smooth.

06/12/2019
Robert N M
Robert N M

Our visit to Cotopaxi National Park and the Quilotoa creator lake was a wonderful introduction to the natural wonders and culture of Ecuador. Roberto, our guide, was knowledgeable and informative, friendly and upbeat. It was along day on the bus, but Robertos running commentaries gave us many insights into the environments that we encountered, as well as insights into the indigenous communities of the Central highlands. We would highly recommend this trip to others.

04/02/2018
Carol S
Carol S

Great to see both Cotopaxi and Quilatoa in one day. Beware - long day. Don't make plans for that night you may be back later than expected and tired! Great guide - very informative.

30/11/2017
Julia B
Julia B

Great trip!

28/08/2017
Britt B
Britt B

A great day with a very fun and informed guide, Ivan from Gray Line. The tour to Cotopaxi was breathtaking, Clouds disappearing from Cotopaxi Volcano, the walk out to the marshland, a lunch, visiting the Canon Del Rio and The Laguna Verde Quilotoa. Full of information I returned to my Hotel with an overload of information. A wonderful day with a great guide.
A day not to be missed. Thank you Ivan!

02/08/2017
Janice S
Janice S

We saw both Cotopaxi and Quilotoa, and we even saw a condor flying above. We got a good feel for the countryside including vertical farming and rural life. The guide was professional and had so much information to share! It was a fun day, and I learned a lot.

15/02/2017
Randall W
Randall W

Good tour!

20/01/2017
Anthony M
Anthony M

Ivan is an outstanding tour guide. Knowledgeable, bilingual. very sociable and also respectful of each guest's different needs for attention.

25/11/2016
kjanek001
kjanek001

Exceeded my expectations.

08/07/2016
kevin
kevin

The tour was great.

08/07/2016
Soumya Kanti D
Soumya Kanti D

A once in a lifetime experience that was very very well managed by the tour operators

10/12/2015
Stephen C
Stephen C

From the moment we were picked up to the moment we were dropped off, this was a magnificent trip. Well organized and led by the most enthusiastic of guides, Alfonso, we were also blessed with magnificent weather which allowed us to see Cotapaxi in all its splendor. The train ride was fun, the walk around the lake allowed for a full appreciation of the environment and the final stop at the hacienda put the icing on the cake. Thank you.

07/08/2015
Melissa W
Melissa W

The tour guide was excellent, with so much knowledge, very accommodating to everyone i.e. those who spoke Spanish and English, and just really nice. This was a great tour and I would certainly book again with this company.

23/06/2015
Patricia C
Patricia C

Fantastic walking tour of Cotopaxi with a wonderful train trip from t
He Quito railway station.

31/05/2015
Donnalynn R
Donnalynn R

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

19/06/2014
Nancy B
Nancy B

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.

28/03/2014
papillon
papillon

Best day of all. The National Park is beautiful, the Hacienda too, and the visit of the rose factory was also awsome. Great guide with great knowledge of everything.

17/12/2013
jcdidit
jcdidit

I love volcanos. Cotopaxi was covered by clouds when we arrived . As we left, the cloud line lifted and we could see the peak! WOW!!! The hacienda was amazing! You have to eat lunch there! You will be sorry if you don't! Now I want to come back and hike to the top! Thanks Juan David!

19/11/2013
John J
John J

Loved the trip up to Cotopaxi. It all started with a fun little train ride up into the highlands outside Quito and continued on a bus up to the base of the volcano. A National Park guide provided excellent information and commentary. Lunch at the hacienda was great with a huge menu to choose from and very friendly and helpful staff.

20/06/2013
travelman
travelman

We drove thru some beautiful country in addition to the national park. I especially enjoyed the train ride from Quito to the park. Afterwards we had a nice, relaxing lunch with music from a local group at a beautiful hacienda.

16/01/2013
izausa
izausa

The weather was not cooperating, so we didn't see Cotopaxi, but later we were taken to very colorful village market and this was a highlight of the tour.
We had a great lunch lunch in hacienda. Driving in Ecuador seems very dangerous, but thanks good driver we survived and got back in one piece to the hotel.

08/12/2011
Pasi P
Pasi P

I liked a lot. The critical point in these tours, however, tend to be: does one carry you higher than the parking area (Parquerado, 4500 m)? But in my case the weather was already a reason not to continue. The most amazing thing was that this tour existed even that I was the only participant (with a driver and with a guide)!

12/07/2011
Katrina C
Katrina C
Great tour guide and only a small group this time.
09/07/2010
Mary T
Mary T
Excellent tour. There's no way I could have made it to the Cotopaxi Volcano without the tour.
05/12/2009
Charles T
Charles T
Great guide and driver
04/12/2009
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