Bird-watching in the park is excellent. Keep your eyes peeled for the giant, soaring Andean condor and the Ecuadorian hillstar, one of the world’s highest-altitude hummingbirds. Andean lapwing, Baird's sandpiper, Andean coot, caracara, Andean teal, Andean gull and solitary sandpiper are common visitors to Laguna Limpiopungo.
Cruising around the park’s circuit of relatively flat dirt roads is popular, as is a descent down from the refugio (mountain refuge) parking lot to the Control Caspi. Tour operators in Latacunga and Quito, such as Biking Dutchman, can arrange trips.
Guided horseback rides within the park – a wonderful way to enjoy close-up volcano views – can be booked through Tambopaxi.