Cotopaxi Volcano Hiking Day Trip

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Discover Cotopaxi Volcano, hike to José Rivas refuge, and walk around Limpiopungo Lagoon


  • Discover Cotopaxi Volcano
  • Hike to José Rivas refuge
  • Walk around Limpiopungo Lagoon


Acclimatization, We'll have our first technical stop at an altitude of 2,945 meters above sea level (9,662.07 feet) for acclimatization, and photographs. Entrance to Cotopaxi National Park at 3200 meters (10498.69 feet) above sea level. Explanation in the lower part of the National Park of the endemic flora, and fauna. Visit the Mariscal Sucre Interpretation Center. Interpretive Center allows you to learn more about the Cotopaxi National Park. Visiting the four rooms of the Interpretation Center is entering the ecosystem of the Cotopaxi National Park. Ascent on the vehicle to the parking area at 4,600 m.a.s.l (15,091.86 feet). Hike to José Rivas Refuge At an impressive altitude of 4,864 meters (15,748.03 feet), this hike offers a unique opportunity to experience high-altitude beauty without needing technical equipment or prior mountaineering experience. Our guided trek takes you through awe-inspiring landscapes, passing by rugged terrain and sweeping vistas of the surrounding Andean peaks. Return to the parking area. Walk around Limpiopungo Lagoon As you stroll along its shores, you'll be enchanted by the reflection of the snow-capped mountains on the crystal-clear waters, creating a mesmerizing scene perfect for photography and quiet contemplation. The lagoon is a haven for birdwatchers, with various species of waterfowl and Andean birds gracing the area.


Hike to Cotopaxi Volcano Hike to José Rivas Refuge Walk around Limpiopungo Lagoon

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