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  • Address: Quito, Ecuador

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Limpiopungo Lagoon Tours

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.

Practical Info

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.

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Cotopaxi Full-Day Tour from Quito Including Lunch, Quito, null
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Cotopaxi Full-Day Tour from Quito Including Lunch

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Visit the Cotopaxi National Park in this full-day tour from Quito!

Location: Quito, Ecuador
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $70.00
Cotopaxi National Park Private Tour, Quito, Day Trips
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Cotopaxi National Park Private Tour

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Cotopaxi National Reserve Bike and Hike Day-Trip, Quito, Day Trips
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Cotopaxi National Reserve Bike and Hike Day-Trip

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Take an exciting bike ride into Cotopaxi Volcano National Park. Start the day driving through the Avenue of the Volcanoes deep into the spectacular and unique ...  Read more

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

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Shared Cotopaxi National Park Tour from Quito, Quito, Day Trips
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Location: Quito, Ecuador
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Private Full-Day Tour to Cotopaxi from Quito, Quito, Nature & Wildlife
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Private Full-Day Tour to Cotopaxi from Quito

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  Cotopaxi volcano is waiting for you, you will visit one of the highest active volcanos in the world, it is an obligatory stop in Ecuador, this volcano ...  Read more

Location: Quito, Ecuador
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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

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Cotopaxi Hiking and Biking Day Tour from Quito

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Private Cotopaxi Hiking and Biking Tour, Quito, Walking Tours
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COTOPAXI AND QUILOTOA 2 DAYS IN SHARED BASIS, Quito, Private Sightseeing Tours
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COTOPAXI AND QUILOTOA 2 DAYS IN SHARED BASIS

STARTING THURSDAY DAY 1 / THURSDAY: Quito - Cotopaxi  DAY 2 / FRIDAY: Cotopaxi - Quilotoa - Quito  STARTING FRIDAY  ...  Read more

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