Cotopaxi Volcano and Limpiopungo Lagoon Excursion from Quito

Day Trips & Excursions in Quito

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Enjoy a day trip to Cotopaxi Volcano located in Cotopaxi National Park. Departing from Quito, admire the beautiful Andes mountain range and enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Besides enjoying the highest active volcano at 5,897 meters (19,347 feet), You will also experience Limpiopungo Lagoon and learn the reason why Cotopaxi means Moon’s Throne!
Pick up from your centrally hotel in Quito.  It will start at approximately 8 am. Meet your guide and board a vehicle heading south of Quito and towards Cotopaxi National Park. On the way, you will take in the beautiful views of the Andes mountain range and gorgeous natural scenery. Once you get to Cotopaxi Volcano National Park, you will visit the Interpretation Center where you will learn more about the park’s unique biodiversity, and visit the Limpiopungo lagoon. . Take a short hike in the surrounding of Limpiopungo valley and amazing photos!. On the way to the Padre Rivas refuge (4000 meters).If weather permits you will have a walk  for about 2 hours up to 16,000 feet (4,800 meters) above sea level. If you are phisically good,  we can walk up from the refuge up to the glazier (5000 meters) (It depends on National Park restrictions) Enjoy of tipical ecuadorian menu lunch  at a local hostería (if option selected) and finally return to Quito and be dropped-off at your hotel.

What’s included

  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water/ Coca tea
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Certified English speaking guide
  • Menu lunch (if option selected)
  • Hotel pick up/ drop off in Quito ( outside of the city has extra charge)

What’s not included

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Lunch (if option not selected)
  • Tips


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide