Excursion to the Cotopaxi National Park: Discover some amazing natural sites such as Cotopaxi, an awe-inspiring active volcano, or the magnificent Limpiopungo lagoon with this action-packed tour from Quito. This is a voyage filled with wonderful vantage points and breathtaking landscapes but also education and history. Enjoy a day full of outstanding experiences to add a bit of Ecuadorian spice to your stay in Quito.
They say the early bird takes the worm. That is why we begin this tour early in the morning. Hop aboard the bus for a short drive towards the train station located in the southern part of Quito. From there, alongside the locals, board a train that will trundle for almost a leisurely couple of hours from Quito to Machachi. The sights you will pass along the way more than compensate the duration of the ride.
Once in Machachi, take the very last bus that drops you off at your destination, the colossal Cotopaxi. Explore this active volcano of more than 5.000 metres in height. Throughout the time you will spend in this national park, as well as wandering around its vast natural environments, enjoy also a visit to its very interesting museum. Learn all about the entourage’s background, plants and animals. Finally, make a stop at the amazing Limpiopungo lagoon, which reflects the flirtatious sky like a natural mirror. Last but not least, continue towards a typical hacienda, Spanish for “estate, ” where you can visit its installations and learn all about its interesting history. Relax as you return to Quito in the afternoon.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up available from the main hotels in Quito: Sheraton Hotel Dann Carlton, Le Park, Howard Johnson, Jw. Marriott Hotel Quito, Swissotel, Rio Amazonas, Queen Elizabeth House Nu, Mercure Alameda, Hilton Colon and Patio Andaluz, between 7am and 8am.
Duration: Nine hours. With lunch: ten hours.
Languages: English and Spanish.