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 2023

Prices per Person

Number of Guests Price
1 Guest
USD 302.00
2 Guests
USD 170.00
3-5 Guests
USD 130.00
6-9 Guests
USD 89.00
10-16 Guests
USD 74.00


  • 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

Jim N

Cristina was amazing to work with, very Professional, and always offered prompt replies to any questions I had.

Jim N.
December 2022
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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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I felt that Sofia and her team were always on top of things. It made my trip comfortable despite the COVID paperwork.

April 2021
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Even with the enormous challenges of the pandemic, we had a wonderful experience working with the exceptional team at Columbus Travel. Sofia was amazing! She is so very special and talented, and we hope she is recognized for her fantastic work! Everything about our trip went precisely as planned. Everything was easy, on time, and met and exceeded our expectations.

We look forward to recommending Columbus Travel and hope to book another trip in the future.

July 2021
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