Full Day Tour departing from Quito

“Cotopaxi is one of the highest active volcanoes in the world and exploring its slopes will be an experience of a lifetime.”

Not only is the national park filled with breathtaking views, but it also offers an opportunity to explore Andean moorlands and observe unique species as the condor, the paramo wolf, Andean fox, wild horses and endemic bird species and flora. This full day tour is ideal for you if you are short on time, looking to see a little more of Ecuador and its impressive landscapes.

Your tour will begin leaving from your hotel where your private guide and driver will pick you up. You will drive south where it is possible to see many different peaks on the road towards the Cotopaxi National Park, which is why the highway is known as the “Avenue of the Volcanoes”. Once inside the park one of the highlights will be the exploration of the Limpiopungo Lagoon. Here you can see various Andean birds, brooks and streams coming down from the foothills of the Rumiñahui volcano. On a clear day you’ll have a spectacular view of the Cotopaxi volcano dominating the landscape and shimmering in the reflection of the lagoon. Since this is a private tour, your guide will focus on your personal interests and physical conditions. If you feel up to it, you can reach the parking lot to hike up to the refuge of Cotopaxi where many times the snow line reaches the refuge. In the afternoon, you will return to Quito where you will be returned to your hotel.

Cotopaxi National Park

Prices 2024

Prices per Person

Number of Guests Price
1 Guest
USD 299.00
2 Guests
USD 162.00
3-5 Guests
USD 120.00
6-9 Guests
USD 77.00
10-16 Guests
USD 61.00


  • Private services with local English-speaking guide
  • Services and entrance fees as detailed in the itinerary
  • Lunch at local restaurant

  • Permanent assistance by our operations department


  • Meals and services not mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses

  • Tips

What our customers say

Frank Mazza

Hello Gabriella,

We arrived home to Vermont safe and runs Sunday afternoon. We are healthy happy and grateful. You helped us so much and “smoothed out” any wrinkles for us. Thank you!. Thank Robby Delgado for us and Veronica. We had a great last was so relaxing. She was a wonderful guide. We enjoyed the boat. Gardens spent time getting a few gifts at the Mercado and a great lunch as well as the Guayasamin Museum. She took us to the airport and got us situated with no problems. Send her our thanks also. You have some wonderful people working as guides, drivers.

Linda & Frank Mazza
September 2023Read more “Frank Mazza”

Robyn & Frank Brasell

Dear Gabriela and a special hello to Tannya,

We are having a most interesting trip and we are very happy! The Galapagos was a wonderful experience. Our guide Federico was great and so knowledgeable. It was also interesting to talk to him about his family and life growing up and living on the islands. We really recommend him as a guide. Geovanny also – a lovely smiling gentleman !
All our meetings at airports, the ferry and the arrangements at the hotels are excellent.We were not expecting such luxury with the hotels !! Thank you for all these arrangements.

We met Javier last night and we are ready for our extensive tours in Guayaquil. Thank you for your thoughtful note of welcome , Tannya and for the lovely gifts!

We will certainly recommend Columbus Travel – and also the whole experience of Ecuador

Sincere regards
Robyn and Frank

Robyn & Frank Brasell
September 2023Read more “Robyn & Frank Brasell”


Dear Sofia,

The trip was great and everything was organized very well.  I really appreciate your excellent help with planning our little adventure.  If we decide to go back to Galapagos, I will definitely contact you again.

Ariela Hrepic
May 2023
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Fantastic trip; a great tour guide and driver. Accommodations were excellent and very unique. The food options were delightful. I would highly recommend Columbus Travel.

Belinda M
Jun, 2020

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