• 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 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!

Keith H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This was a magnificent experience from the start along the Avenue of the volcanoes. Our guide, Rigo, was so informative. The icing on the cake had to be Cotopaxi national park. We had a beautiful view of Cotopaxi from the valley with the wild horses. Then the drive up, close to Refugio was an adventure in itself. We hiked the last hour to Refugio which was a welcome rest spot at almost 16,000 ft. The views were awesome until the mist descended. Fortunately our guide was very familiar with these conditions and we headed back down to the sound of thunder. We were surprised to find the valley we had left bathed in sunshine, just 2 hours before, was now covered in hailstone making it an even more magical experience.

Sudesh b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great tour. Great guide team!

Robin W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

we signed up for the wrong tour but our guide was flexible and accommodated us. While the others hiked up Cotopaxi, we went with the driver to the lake.

Tiborne K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Wow! First this tour was beautiful. The scenery and the guide were excellent. I unfortunately could not walk up to the summit due to respiratory issues but the guide made sure I was taken care of. My husband walked a bit of the way and then came back. I also loved the lunch spot, on a ranch, and it was delicious and peaceful!

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