A once in a lifetime experience that was very very well managed by the tour operators
From the moment we were picked up to the moment we were dropped off, this was a magnificent trip. Well organized and led by the most enthusiastic of guides, Alfonso, we were also blessed with magnificent weather which allowed us to see Cotapaxi in all its splendor. The train ride was fun, the walk around the lake allowed for a full appreciation of the environment and the final stop at the hacienda put the icing on the cake. Thank you.
The tour guide was excellent, with so much knowledge, very accommodating to everyone i.e. those who spoke Spanish and English, and just really nice. This was a great tour and I would certainly book again with this company.
Fantastic walking tour of Cotopaxi with a wonderful train trip from t
He Quito railway station.
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
A very fun day with an excellent guide! We especially enjoyed the hike on Cotopaxi, even if it was somewhat cloud covered at the time. We got luck later in the day and had a fabulous look at the entire volcano. Lunch at the hacienda was delicious.
I love volcanos. Cotopaxi was covered by clouds when we arrived . As we left, the cloud line lifted and we could see the peak! WOW!!! The hacienda was amazing! You have to eat lunch there! You will be sorry if you don't! Now I want to come back and hike to the top! Thanks Juan David!
Best day of all. The National Park is beautiful, the Hacienda too, and the visit of the rose factory was also awsome. Great guide with great knowledge of everything.
Loved the trip up to Cotopaxi. It all started with a fun little train ride up into the highlands outside Quito and continued on a bus up to the base of the volcano. A National Park guide provided excellent information and commentary. Lunch at the hacienda was great with a huge menu to choose from and very friendly and helpful staff.
We drove thru some beautiful country in addition to the national park. I especially enjoyed the train ride from Quito to the park. Afterwards we had a nice, relaxing lunch with music from a local group at a beautiful hacienda.
The weather was not cooperating, so we didn't see Cotopaxi, but later we were taken to very colorful village market and this was a highlight of the tour.
We had a great lunch lunch in hacienda. Driving in Ecuador seems very dangerous, but thanks good driver we survived and got back in one piece to the hotel.
I liked a lot. The critical point in these tours, however, tend to be: does one carry you higher than the parking area (Parquerado, 4500 m)? But in my case the weather was already a reason not to continue. The most amazing thing was that this tour existed even that I was the only participant (with a driver and with a guide)!
Mary T USA
Excellent tour. There's no way I could have made it to the Cotopaxi Volcano without the tour.
Cotopaxi was a great day trip from Quito -- and an opportunity to experience all of the seasons in one day a warm morning, snow at midday, rain in the afternoon, and a hot evening. The guide was very knowledgeable and told lots of stories along the way. A good trip.
We had 3 beautiful views of Cotopaxi for about 4 minutes each time. The market was the best we have seen and the guide was excellent.
Good tour but again only spent about 40 minutes at Cotopaxi National Park, would have like to spend much more time there as the weather was good for the best photos of the volcano. Hacienda and additional option of visiting a Rose growing business was superb. The guide was very knowledgable and friendly, overall a very good tour.
Amy W USA
Beautiful views. The road into the park is full of potholes. Be ready for a bumpy ride.
It was a good tour but not enough time was spent at Cotopaxi. I would have liked to drive up to the base of the mountain. I would also have liked to skip the market.
People who expect to climb to the lodge and walk around the volcano at that level should choose another tour. The new choice of restaurant is all right . In all, it is a tour for people who do not wish to climb and have a look at Cotopaxi from the lagoon.
I was the only guest on this tour. Picked me up at a hotel a few blocks from where I was staying, rather than my hotel. Trip to the Park was worthwhile, rest of the tour was not.
June L. G USA
Difficult to understand the guide's English but effort was clear in trying to share information.
My husband and I were the only 2 non-Spanish speaking ones on the tour, so the guide catered to everyone else, and we got a translation long after we had left what we were seeing, and a half-hearted translation at that. But, we should speak Spanish, guess it's our fault. Also, it seemed like the driving was most of the tour, but was nice to see the countryside, even if it had to be from a crowded van.
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