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The Cotopaxi volcano waiting to become adrenaline adventure with nature you wanted in Ecuador. This adventure begins in Latacunga. Where the expert mountain guide will lead you to the majestic Cotopaxi volcano.
We left Latacunga (Hotel) at 08H00 for the “Panamericana North” way, enjoying the beautiful scenery, after an half drive we arrive at the entrance to get the Cotopaxi Park National, with its majestic volcano Cotopaxi, one of the world’s highest active with 5897 meters above sea level, also considered as an ecological santuary.
We will make our first stop at the Interpretation Centre Cotopaxi National Park, home of the flora and fauna of the region are exhibited, as well as the history of past eruptions of Cotopaxi Volcano.
Then we head to the lake Limpiopungo, which is formed as a result of the constant melting of Cotopaxi volcano. Around the lake you can see the wilderness wolf, Andean gulls flying, slow wave of PUNTEDO duck and rest of Andean ducks and coots.
We continue by car to 4500 meters above sea level where the parking is, after a rise of about 45 minutes down the trail zig zag and in some cases snow arrive at Refugio José Rivas at 4864 m above sea level, from here we can rest and watch the majestic volcano The shelter has 3 dozen bunk beds, running water, a kitchen, fireplace and storage facilities for equipment and other goods. Then climb to 5000 m, to the perpetual snows of Cotopaxi Volcano, site from which we have a spectacular view of the mountains. At the end of the day trip to advance in the Hotel Villa de Tacvunga at approximately 5pm.
Warm clothing, hat, gloves, scarf, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, camera (wide angle lens) and binoculars.
Details of interest:
- 1 person: $ 90 USD
- 2 persons: $ 45 per person
- 3 people: $ 40 per person
- 4 people: $ 40 per person
- Children (- 8 years): half price
- Departures from: Hotel Villa de Tacvnga
- Duration: 1 day
- Check-out time: 08:30
- Guidance: Included
- Private Transportation: Included
- Accommodation: Not included
- Food: Included (Lunch)
- Drinks: Not included
- Entrance to museums: Including
- Check parks: Including
- Travel Insurance: Not included