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Full day trek in Cotopaxi National Park
COTOPAXI NATIONAL PARK
COTOPAXI NATIONAL PARK
Full day trek in Cotopaxi National Park

Full day trek in Cotopaxi National Park

The adventure among Cotopaxi National Park includes a natural environment full of local animals and vegetation with trekking activities up to easy Ecuadorian Andes peaks.


MOUNTAIN RANGES

Andes

DURATION

+1 Days

OFFER PERIOD

Jan - Mar, Nov, Dec

FITNESS LEVEL

SKILL LEVEL

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

5.0

Based on 1 reviews

Description

Cotopaxi National Park is located in Latacunga town, 50 kilometers south far Quito, Ecuador. When you enter to the park you won’t only see a vast forest and green lands forming a perfect place for more than 100 species of birds and 45 species of trees around. All this incredible landscape has also a millennial 5.897-meter volcano in its center, called of course Cotopaxi Volcano.

You cannot tell me all this scene isn’t perfect for a whole trekking day guided by a mountain expert who will make you live the best exploration experience. That’s why you are reading it! Look at the following itinerary in order to be completely convinced that this trek trip is planned specially for you.

We will leave Quito early in the morning in order to be taken to the Cotopaxi National Park entrance once we drive along the famous Avenue of The Volcanoes. When we get there, we will have an introductory talk about the park, the Cotopaxi Volcano and all its flora, which includes llamas, wild horses and condors.

Then, we will enjoy a short hiking around the Limpiopungo Lagoon where we can admire an unforgeable viewpoint of the park, the Andean paramo’s areas and alpine plants wherever you look.

The following adventure will be the climb up to Cotopaxi Refuge at 5.000 meters of height. In order to fulfill the objective we will drive to a parking lot at 500 meters far from there. Once in that place, we will rest and lunch to celebrate such a fantastic day. We will return to Quito by the afternoon.

Now you have all the information you have no excuses to contact me and plan your own experience and trek in Cotopaxi National Park.

Extra details
SUGGESTIONS

We recommend to bring with you the following things: sunscreen, glasses, extra dry clothes, training shoes, camera, backpack and water.

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

Personal belongings, clothes and technical mountain equipment. You can rent anything you need.

THE PRICE INCLUDES

Mountain guide, transfers, water and meal Andes Alpes Café.

Spots of interest
COTOPAXI NATIONAL PARK

Once in Cotopaxi National Park we will be shown all the flora and fauna of the place, such as wild horses, birds and llamas…

LIMPIOPUNGO LAGOON

Then, we will enjoy a short hiking around the Limpiopungo Lagoon where we can admire an unforgeable viewpoint of the park

CLIMB TO COTOPAXI VOLCANO

The most exciting part of the day will be the hike across one of Cotopaxi slopes until we get to its refuge at 5000 meters.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


FAQs

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Mansión Alcazar
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Ecuador Casa Ordoñez
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Ecuador Hotel Carvallo
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About the guide: Fernando

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Fernando

4.70

(22)

Mountain Leader

ASEGUIM Guide from Ecuador

Fernando Iza was born and raised in the Cotopaxi Province of Ecuador and knows the country’s peaks intimately. He is an official ASEGUIM mountain guide with more than 18 years of mountaineering experience climbing in all of Ecuador, as well as in South America, Switzerland, France, and the United States.

Fernando has worked for mountaineering companies in Ecuador, Europe and the United States from a young age. Now, he has set up his own basecamp at Ilinizas Mountain Lodge, right next to Iliniza Volcano, Rumiñahui Volcano, and the famous Cotopaxi Volcano. He has summited Cotopaxi more than 637 times and has summitted Chimborazo Volcano close to 200 times.

Fernando got his degree in Tourism Technology at Cenestur Institute, and in 2021 started studying Business administration with Cuosera.  

He has completed important courses such as:

  • Mountain Guides Course by ASEGUIM (Ecuadorian Association of Mountain Guides),
  • Mountain Guides Evaluation by ENSA (Ecole Nationale de Ski et d’Alpinisme) in October 2006. This event was organized by the Ministry of Tourism of Ecuador and ENSA of France
  • Pre-course UIAGM, an event organized by ASEGUIM and ENSA (Ecole Nationale de Ski et d’Alpinisme)
  • Wilderness first aid courses
  • Ecuadorian Red Cross courses
  • He speaks fluent Spanish and English, as well as a little German, French, Hebrew and Kichua

 

The most spectacular guided tours that Fernando has done.

  • Antisana South Peak Open new rout
  • Alpamayo
  • Matterhorn
  • Denali

Languages

German | French | English

Certificates

ASEGUIM

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What people are saying about this trip

Lara

5.00

Fernando is an incredible guide. He is very experienced and has extensive knowledge of the area. He will always make sure you are safe and comfortable. I highly recommend Fernando to anyone wishing to explore/hike/live/breathe the area. What an incredible experience!

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