Quito: 2-Day Tour to Cotopaxi & Quilotoa

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Visit the Cotopaxi Volcano, one of the highest active volcanoes in the world, and visit the Quilotoa Lagoon, an unbelievable turquoise-colored lake located in the caldera of an active volcano.


  • Visit Cotopaxi National Park
  • Visit the José Rivas Refuge
  • Visit the Toachi Canyon is a small, gorgeous canyon
  • Guided hike down to the shore of the beautiful crystal-blue Quilotoa Lagoon


Day 1: Quito - Cotopaxi Your day starts with an early pick up from your hostel or hotel in Quito to begin the trip to Baños. You will stop along the way for a quick breakfast before arriving in Cotopaxi. Around 9:00 am, you will visit the interpretation center and around 10:00 am, you will visit the Limpiopungo Lagoon. At 12:30 am, start the hike up to the José Rivas Refuge, enjoy the surrounding flora and fauna as we trek through the Andean paramo up to the famous landmark, Jose Rivas Refuge, located at 4864m. This refuge still functions as the active base camp for mountaineers planning to climb to the very peak of the volcano. We continue to a scenic lookout point to take in some unbelievable panoramic views of the Cotopaxi Volcano before beginning the descent. You will spend the night in Cotopaxi. Day 2: Cotopaxi - Quilotoa - Quito Around 8:15 am, you will depart for Quilotoa. We will stop at the Toachi River Canyon lookout point, and allow you to take in the view and learn a little about the canyon. Enjoy the stunning views of the Quilotoa volcano lake from one of the best viewpoints. Around 12:00 pm, you will start the guided hike to the Quilotoa Lagoon, walk down to the shore of the Quilotoa Lagoon and get to see this breathtaking volcanic lake up close. You will then have free time to explore around and have lunch, before departing back to Quito at 4:30 pm. You will arrive in Quito around 7:30 pm, we will drop you off at your hotel/hostel.


Pick-up from hostel/hotel in Quito, withing our pick up areas All taxes and entrance fees Transport to Cotopaxi National Park Guided tour of the park Transport to Quilotoa Lagoon Guided tour of the lake Visit local museums Transport back to Quito, drop off at your accommodation

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