• Location: Quito, Ecuador
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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Explore the rugged surroundings and stunning scenery of Cotopaxi National Park and Cotopaxi Volcano during this 8-hour 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.


  • Explore Cotopaxi Volcano on an excursion from Quito
  • Take a short hike amidst the beautiful Limpiopungo Valley
  • Climb ever-higher into the sky to visit the 15,800-foot (4,830-meter) Padre Rivas Refuge
  • Cap off your day with a visit to the 16,500-foot (5,050-meter) Cotopaxi Glacier
  • Optional lunch upgrade

What You Can Expect

Cotopaxi Volcano Excursion from Quito

Cotopaxi Glazier 5000 meters

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

No doubt that both the driver and the guide were immensely helpful to me and my wife They were both knowledgeable and willing to share their ideas, views, and suggestions regarding Ecuadorian cuisine, folklore, and way of thinking. Being my wife and I Costa Rican, having these gentlemen with us helped us comprehend more the local culture and their way of doing things in regards to anything linked to our hike in Cotopaxi and around the glacial lagoon at the foot of the mountain.

The trip to Cotopaxi was a thrilling experience for both my wife and I who really want to thank you, Viator, for the challenging experience we had in Ecuador. Some of the best and most outstanding photographs we took were here in spite of the cold weather 2C, the windy atmosphere charged with tiny drops of rain, the altitude that affects your breathing. It is a trip for people who are willing to take themselves to other limits beyond our usual city-dwelling life.

Great trip!

John S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Tour guide Francisco completely made this tour fantastic for us. His positive personality and knowledge of the area made this one of the best tours of our travels.

Janet W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

I had a great guide and the weather cleared so we could see most of the mountain.

Patrick L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Awesome experience but beware of the altitude.
tough climb but great views

Theo S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Awesome excursion! Our guide, Carolina, was great...very knowledge about Ecuador, Quito, and the Andean volcanoes. The hike up the Cotopaxi isnt an easy one but I made to 15,953ft above sea levels do it was extremely satisfying! Lunch was very tasty as well!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Excellent tour. Great guide. We were able to customize out experience because we were not doing well at high altitude. Highly recommend.

Clayton J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Our guide, Francisco was great. He gave great advice to me and my brother for our first hike at high elevation. The hike was tough but totally worth it. It was beautiful, fresh air, and great scenery. One of the highlights of the trip! We opted for the private tour with lunch. Definitely worth the extra money for the small trip and really great lunch!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

We had an amazing time on the Cotopaxi day trip from Quito. Our guide, Daniel, made the trip so fun and taught us so much about the park and Ecuador in general. He always put our safety first which was greatly appreciated. I would highly recommend this tour if you enjoy outdoor adventures!

Albert B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This was an excellent tour and hike. We cannot say enough about our guide Suffice to say he was excellent. We highly recommend this excursion.

Karri B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Our private tour To Cotopaxi with Rodrigo was awesome! We were picked up promptly and enjoyed an informative ride to Cotopaxi. The hike and views were amazing and well timed. He made sure we got to pick up souvenirs and chocolate along the way. The lunch spot he picked was beyond delicious! Must Go!

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