Cotopaxi national park is located in the Cotopaxi province 60 kilometer southeast from Quito, was declarated as protected area in 1975 the total area 33.393 hectares, most attractive is cotopaxi volcano (neck of moon) the base of this volcano es on 3800 meters above sea level and the summit is on 5897 meters above sea level, have a refuge (Jose Ribas) on 4864 meters above sea level.
We departure from Quito at 8:00 or from Latacunga 8:30 in the morning from the hotel to Cotopaxi national park, we will drive for 2 hours, we will arrive to 10:00 o´clock in the morning to the gate of national park (3200 meters)(10498 feet) above sea level) after to show the admission permits we start to enjoy the adventure inside of protected area
1st stop. Interpretation center (3600 meters)(11811 feet) above sea level, in this point we will stay 30 minutes watching some plants or enjoying some coca tea or coffee and after we will continue to the Limpiopungo lagoon
2nd stop. Limpiopungo lagoon (3860 meters)(12467 feet) above sea level, In this point we will stay 30 minutes for take pictures and watching many birds living in this area, after we will continue to the parking lot
3rd stop. Parking lot (4500 meters)(14763 feet) above sea level, from this point we will start to climb to the refuge (4864 meters)(15958 feet) above sea level.in this place we have a rest for enjoy some food and some hot drink. We will spend a few minutes for pictures and after we will start to descend to the parking lot we will spend in this area for 2 hours more or less in total.
After to have a great adventure in Cotopaxi national park we will start to drive back to Quito or Latacunga and is possible to continue to another place for extra cost.
Tributrek will make this trip with minimum 2 person, we have special price for one person, families and groups.
Cost $ 55.00 Per person
Private Transport from and back to the hotel.
English speaking guide.