Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the National Park of Cotopaxi and Hacienda from Quito. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
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)!
Excellent tour. There's no way I could have made it to the Cotopaxi Volcano without the tour.
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.
June L. G
Difficult to understand the guide's English but effort was clear in trying to share information.
Nothing exciting about the tour, the journey to cotapaxi was drawn out by using the old train and the lagoon in the national park was nothing to get excited about
Cotopaxi was shrouded with clouds so no great view there
Hacienda for lunch was ok and reasonable prices
Was something to do I guess!
I was disappointed that this tour did not visit the colourful market at Sasquisili as promised in the tour information. Other people I spoke to later had been to this market on the same day with a different tour operator. The animal only market closer to Quito we visited instead was no substitute. Visit to lake was OK.