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  • Location: Quito, Ecuador
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)

Get the best of all worlds and combine history, nature and shopping on a full day guided tour from Quito. You'll ride on a train and witness spectacular scenery, see the active volcano Cotopaxi and the Limpiopungo Lagoon - all before returning back to Quito!


  • Day trip to the Cotopaxi National Park and Hacienda from Quito
  • Visit the active Cotopaxi volcano and the Limpiopungo lagoon
  • Complimentary pickup and drop off from most Quito hotels
  • Visit a flower plantation and admire different types of roses (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)

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What You Can Expect

National Park of Cotopaxi Day Trip from Quito

Cotopaxi scenery

Departing from Quito by bus, you'll travel to the Chimbacalle train station where you will board a train to Machachi. Take in beautiful scenery of Ecuador along the way. (Train operates Thursday to Sunday)

Arrive in Machachi and take a bus to the Cotopaxi Volcano National Park where you will first visit the Limpiopungo lagoon, from which, depending on the weather conditions, you can admire the environment and observe condor birds.

You'll have free time for lunch before stopping at the museum to learn about the diverse flora and fauna surrounding the park. End your tour with a short walk to admire the impressive active Cotopaxi volcano, which stands at a towering 19,000 feet (5,900 meters).

Return to Quito in the afternoon.

Note: On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and on days in which the train does not operate, you will take a bus to the Cotopaxi Volcano National Park and then visit a flower plantation. Here, you'll admire the different types of roses grown and learn about the planting and growing process.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Fantastic walking tour of Cotopaxi with a wonderful train trip from t
He Quito railway station.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

What a perfect day to see so much- the weather was clear- the park and volcano is magnificent and our guide and driver were top notch! Lunch and tour at the Hacienda was so unique ( and delicious!). Our guide and Driver were so kind, knowledgeable and have a great sense of humor! Highly recommend - Ecuador is beautiful and so are it's lovely residents. Thank you for a unforgettable day! Donnalynn Roberts

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