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Limpiopungo Lagoon Tours

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Limpiopungo Lagoon
Like a mirror that reflects the beauty of the surrounding peaks, Limpiopungo Lagoon, tucked in a valley of the Cotopaxi National Park at over 12,400 feet (3,800 meters) above sea level, forms part of Ecuador’s Avenue of the Volcanoes.

Head south from Quito and enjoy the constantly changing scenery along the Pan-American Highway, with unrivaled views of volcanic peaks including the majestic, snow-capped Cotopaxi. 

Near the lagoon, there are hiking and bike trails as well as opportunities for horseback riding. The lagoon is home to at least 24 species of birds, including native waterfowl such as the rare Andean ibis, slow-swimming Andean ducks and coots and the endangered Andean condor. Mammals that roam the areas surrounding the lagoon include llamas, deer and rabbits. 

All of this natural beauty is ideal for taking pictures, and a walk around the lake highlights different viewpoints.

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It’s wise to arrive early, before the clouds cover the mountains and before the wind picks up, so that the calm lake perfectly reflects the surroundings. Remember that it’s cold at that altitude, with temperatures around 45 F to 57 F (7 to 14 C), so dress accordingly.
Address: Quito, Ecuador
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Cotopaxi full day tour from Quito, small groups

Cotopaxi full day tour from Quito, small groups

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Swap the city for Cotopaxi National Park, home to the magnificent Cotopaxi Volcano, on a full-day tour from Quito. Designed for nature lovers short on time, this excursion covers the Limpiopungo Lagoon, home to 24 species of bird; the Agua Longo Gully and Stone Valley; and the Centro de Interpretación Mariscal Sucre, an educational information center. Lunch is included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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$79.00
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Explore the Ecuadorian Andes & Amazon in 6 Days | From Quito

Explore the Ecuadorian Andes & Amazon in 6 Days | From Quito

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Gain a comprehensive overview of Ecuador’s diverse landscape on this 6-day tour of the Ecuadorian Andes and Amazon, with hassle-free round-trip transportation included from Quito. Avoid hidden costs with all meals, equipment, and accommodation included as per itinerary and receive personalized attention from your professional guide throughout your private experience.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$893.08
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Cotopaxi & Quilotoa With Optional Hotel Pick-Up & Drop-Off -

Cotopaxi & Quilotoa With Optional Hotel Pick-Up & Drop-Off - "Small Group"

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Check out two of Ecuador’s top natural attractions—the Cotopaxi Volcano and Quilotoa lagoon—and their natural landscapes with ease on this day trip from Quito. Head to Cotopaxi National Park to see its snow-capped volcano—stopping to drink coca leaf tea on route to reduce altitude sickness—before visiting Limpiopungo Lagoon and Quilotoa’s turquoise caldera lagoon. Plus, during your trip, stop to browse a local market or two.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.00
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$54.00
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Cotopaxi National Park Private Day Tour

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Cotopaxi National Park Private Day Tour

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With the snow-capped Cotopaxi Volcano (the second highest active volcano in the world) at its heart, Cotopaxi National Park provides a playground for outdoor adventure south of Quito. With this day trip, explore the park’s forests, mountains, lakes, and other ecosystems and your own pace with expertise from your own private naturalist guide.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.60
$109.00
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$109.00
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Private Cotopaxi National Park Tour from Quito

Private Cotopaxi National Park Tour from Quito

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The Cotopaxi National Park is a popular day trip destination from Quito and visiting on a private tour means you can explore at your own pace. This full-day tour is tailor-made for you, so you can enjoy spectacular views of Cotopaxi Volcano, hike around Limpiopungo Lake, or tuck into a typical Ecuadorian lunch at a mountain lodge. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 8 hours
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$152.76
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Cotopaxi & Baños 3Day/2Night - All included tours + accommodation

Cotopaxi & Baños 3Day/2Night - All included tours + accommodation

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This short tour makes for a great 3-day escape from Quito. On the way, we’ll make a stop at the Quilotoa Lagoon, an unbelievable turquoise lake in the caldera of an active volcano. Once in Baños, you’ll enjoy a number of wonderful activities set against a beautiful backdrop of waterfalls and tropical greenery.
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  • 3 days
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$154.17
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$154.17

Cotopaxi & Quilotoa 2Day/1Night - All included with accommodation

Cotopaxi & Quilotoa 2Day/1Night - All included with accommodation

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This short tour to Cotopaxi and Quilotoa makes for a great 2-day escape from Quito. The first day you will travel to the Cotopaxi Volcano is one of the highest active volcanoes in the world and a truly majestic sight. This tour will give you the chance to explore the incredible Cotopaxi National Park. The second day, you will travel a couple more hours to visit the Quilotoa Lagoon, an unbelievable turquoise-colored lake located in the caldera of an active volcano.
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  • 2 days
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$147.38
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Cotopaxi Full Day Tour - All included - Guided hike and National Park entrance

Cotopaxi Full Day Tour - All included - Guided hike and National Park entrance

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This is a full day tour from Quito to visit the Cotopaxi Volcano, a stunning snow-capped volcano in Ecuador’s countryside. You will have the chance to explore some different areas of Cotopaxi National Park while enjoying unbelievable views of the Cotopaxi Volcano. This full day tour from Quito to Cotopaxi is a great way to escape from the city and return to Quito the same day.
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  • 11 to 12 hours
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$49.00
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$49.00

Cotopaxi Volcano (PRIVATE Day Trip from Quito)

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Cotopaxi Volcano (PRIVATE Day Trip from Quito)

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Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of the world-famous Andes on a private tour to Cotopaxi National Park. After pickup from your Quito accommodation, enjoy the scenic drive through the mountains. Without the stress of a large group and with your guide for company, you’re free to hike at your own pace at the park. Highlights include Limpiopungo Lake, the park's museum, and Jose Ribas Refuge (weather permitting).
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.31
$115.39
$23.08 savings
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2-Day Tour of Cotopaxi Volcano and Quilotoa Lagoon with hotel

2-Day Tour of Cotopaxi Volcano and Quilotoa Lagoon with hotel

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You can’t miss the volcanoes when visiting Quito. Explore two of them during this 2-day adventure. Leaving Quito, head south down the ‘Avenue of Volcanoes’ to arrive at Cotopaxi National Park for an Andean-style breakfast. Continue onto to Limpiopungo Lake for hiking and mountain biking through subalpine forests and meadows on your way to Chuquiragua Lodge in Machachi. The adventure continues on Day 2 as we travel to Quilotoa Lagoon, set within an ancient caldera, stopping along the way at a nearby village for lunch and a taste of indigenous culture.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$222.00
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Full-Day Tour Cotopaxi National Park - All included from Quito

Full-Day Tour Cotopaxi National Park - All included from Quito

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Explore the rugged surroundings and stunning scenery of Cotopaxi National Park and Cotopaxi Volcano during this full-day trip. Enjoy a short hike into the Limpiopungo Valley before driving ever-higher into this sky-high region, stopping at the 15,800-foot (4830-meter) Padre Rivas Refuge. If you’re feeling up for it, you’ll continue to the 16,500-foot (5,050-meter) Cotopaxi Glacier. This Cotopaxi day trip also includes national park fees, a guide, bottled water, round-trip hotel transport and an optional trip upgrade with lunch.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$105.00
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$105.00
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Cotopaxi and Biking Full-Day: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday!!!

Cotopaxi and Biking Full-Day: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday!!!

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Beginning with private transportation from Quito, the full-day tour takes you to Cotopaxi for a nature hike and 11 mile (18 km) biking adventure. Your private guide leads the way as you hike to José Rivas Refuge. Stop where you like along the way to photograph the sights, before riding down to Limpiopungo Lagoon. You’ll also enjoy both breakfast and lunch at the Chuquiragua Lodge.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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Cotopaxi Full Day Private Tailor-made Tour

Cotopaxi Full Day Private Tailor-made Tour

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We pick you up in the comfort of your hotel, in this tour you will discover the Cotopaxi Volcano as main attraction, in the park is mandatory a local guide (40 usd extra cost). In the National Park you can hike to the refuge José Rivas 4.864 masl. ( 15.958 feet ) Here inside the refuge you can have a snack or hot chocolate ( 2,5 usd approx.) to recover energies. Remember our guide will be with you all the time, this trekking takes 1 hour to 1 hour and a half. After the visit to the refuge, you will visit the Limpiopungo Lagoon under the Rumiñahui volcano, here you will find a flat path around the lagoon where you can observe some birds, and other volcanos like Sincholawa. It is recommendable that you bring with you some snacks, it is a full day inside the park.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.00
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$125.00
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Cotopaxi Volcano - 1 Day

Cotopaxi Volcano - 1 Day

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Don’t worry about matching the pace of a large tour group or waiting for other travelers during this private full-day excursion to Cotopaxi National Park. Instead, go at your own speed alongside a professional guide as you hike the Cotopaxi Volcano, marvel over the Limpiopungo Lagoon, and enjoy a traditional Ecuadorian lunch, ideal for travelers who want a personalized experience.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$149.00
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$149.00
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Cotopaxi and Quilotoa 2Day/1Night all included

Cotopaxi and Quilotoa 2Day/1Night all included

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Experience the best of the Andean landscape on a 2-day group tour. The extensive itinerary is a guaranteed hit with enthusiastic hikers. Start with a guided trek through Cotopaxi National Park, with additional hikes at Laguna de Limpiopungo and the volcano. Soak in the summer camp atmosphere with a restful night in a shared dormitory at a cozy hacienda. Day two continues with Laguna Quilotoa, Mirador Shalala, and more.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$189.00
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Cotopaxi National Reserve Hiking Day Trip

Cotopaxi National Reserve Hiking Day Trip

Skip the hassle of riding public buses through the Avenue of the Volcanoes and let a guide lead you around Cotopaxi National Park. This day trip from Quito picks you up at your hotel and provides lunch so you can focus on the flora and fauna of the Northern Andean páramo. You’ll walk around the Laguna de Limpiopungo and hike above treeline to the first refuge on the volcano.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.00
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$98.00
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Quilotoa and Cotopaxi Tour - 1 Day - Private Tour

Quilotoa and Cotopaxi Tour - 1 Day - Private Tour

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Two most beautiful and spectacular places in a single day! Quilotoa Lagoon and Cotopaxi Volcano in the Avenue of the Volcanoes in one day and at an incredible price. Everything included!
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$175.00
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$175.00
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2 day 1 night tour to Cotopaxi Volcano and Quilotoa Lagoon all included

2 day 1 night tour to Cotopaxi Volcano and Quilotoa Lagoon all included

- You have the right to a Professional Bilingual Guide, Breakfast, Lunch, Lodging and Tourist Visits. - Includes Bicycle and Helmet in a Private tour - Tourist Transportation from Quito - Cotopaxi - Quilotoa - Quito - Hiking and horseback riding on the same tour if you decide to return on horseback not included in Quilotoa. - Visit indigenous market - Visit indigenous house - Visit to the Quilotoa viewpoint - Visit and descent to the Quilotoa Lagoon - Hiking and biking on the same tour. - Visit Refugio Jose Rivas 4897 meters - Visit Glaciers of the Volcano 5000 meters - Visit and tour to the Limpiopungo Lagoon - Professionalism and Quality of Service
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$265.00
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Cotopaxi Volcano from Quito - Private Tours

Cotopaxi Volcano from Quito - Private Tours

Cotopaxi is an active stratovolcano in the Andes Mountains, we will enjoy the view since we depart from Quito, it is 2 hours far. Cotopaxi Volcano is the second highest summit in Ecuador, reaching a height of 5,897 m (19,347 ft). It is one of the world's highest volcanoes. Also we can enjoy downhill in roll skates or bike in the National Park.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.31
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$92.31
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Quito 6-Day 5-Nights: Tradition and Culture Tour

Quito 6-Day 5-Nights: Tradition and Culture Tour

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We will visit the most striking points by tourists who seek to know the cultural places that mark the capital of Ecuador. We will observe the colonial helmet of Quito Metropolitano, and we will be on the equinotial line.
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  • 6 days
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$1,013.00
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5 Days - Unforgettable Quito and Quilotoa Tour

5 Days - Unforgettable Quito and Quilotoa Tour

We will visit the most striking points by tourists who seek to know the cultural places that mark the capital of Ecuador. We will observe the colonial helmet of Quito Metropolitano, and we will be on the equinotial line.
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  • 5 days
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$1,074.00
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Cotopaxi Volcano & Limpiopungo Lake

Cotopaxi Volcano & Limpiopungo Lake

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Our tourist service is special because we have new cars and guides with Experience the same ones that are certified and that will make your experience unforgettable.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$153.85
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$153.85
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Ecuador Classic Tour II 9D - 8N

Ecuador Classic Tour II 9D - 8N

In this tour we will pass through several tourist points of the main cities with greater awards for their tourist attractions.
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  • 9 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,906.00
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Cotopaxi National Park + APU Mountain SPA (Private Tour)

Cotopaxi National Park + APU Mountain SPA (Private Tour)

This is not the typical visit to the Cotopaxi National Park, we offer the opportunity for you to relax in our SPA pools after visiting the Park and you can also contract the massages or enjoy a wine in front of the chimneys of the Hacienda Future. Hacienda El Porvenir is a functioning farm that has belonged to the Gangotena family for generations, maintaining the culture and traditions of the area. This will give you a more authentic experience of the area.
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  • 9 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$204.11
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