Comfortable land transportation
Certified & specialized English-speaking adventure leader
Single/ Double room pre & post night
Travel & health insurance (mandatory)
Not described in the itinerary
For guides and drivers
Passenger’s hotel in Quito
8:00 am on Day 1
Passenger’s hotel in Quito
17:00 pm on Day 1
Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner
On this day of adventure, you’ll be fueled by delicious local food, such potato soup, corn, fresh vegetables with plenty of local fresh tropical fruits. Lunch usually consists of nice picnic self-service in the mountains and local restaurants that serve traditional soup, main dish and juice, a warm and filling meal after a big day of adventure.
Just south of Quito towers the highest active volcano of the world. The Cotopaxi is surrounded by its National Park, home to abundant plant life, a rich fauna and Inca ruins. Leaving Quito on the Panamericana South, we reach the Park entrance and begin our visit at the natural history museum before continuing up Cotopaxi. We will ascend the mountain as high as possible to the parking lot for 4500 meters. From here, a short 45-minutes walk takes us up to the refuge. Coming down again from the «refugio», we will drive across the páramo to Limpiopungo Lake. On a short walk around the lake we can observe a variety of birds and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
We will arrive back in Quito in the late afternoon.
Pre- post trip accommodation in Quito (Twin/ Double) – USD 100 Per Night
Pre- post trip accommodation in Quito (Single) – USD 100 per Night
Private airport transfer – USD 38 per person
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Tips are not included in the trip cost. These are entirely at your discretion but there is an expectation to tip for good service. Your guide will help with advice; however, we suggest the below as a guideline per person:
Guides: USD 10- USD 15 per day
Of course, you are free to tip more or less, and the amount should be reflective of your perception of service and quality – a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service
The tap water in Ecuador is not always friendly on the stomach for those who haven’t been in Latin America for a while. There is purified water in each of the accommodation which you can use to fill up each morning, so be sure to pack a reusable water bottle or two. There will also be water in the transportation.
Seasons in Ecuador have nothing to do with temperature – instead there is a dry season and a wet season. In Ecuador, the winter season is hot and wet, and the summer is dry and cold. Ecuador’s dry, summer season falls between May and December. January to April is Ecuador’s wet wintertime. There is not much of a transition between the seasons.
Most of Ecuador has mild temperatures year-round. In the highlands of the Andes, the temperatures are usually cooler and depend of the altitude mainly, the higher the colder, The average temperature in Quito is in the mid-60s Fahrenheit (17 – 18 degrees Celsius). But the average temperature by the snow-cover volcanos can be mid-50s Fahrenheit (10 – 13 degrees Celsius).
For Ecuador Highlands, Covid vaccination is required.
World Nomads Insurance with a coverage of USD 200 000
US American Dollars
8 years old as a minimum age.