• Location: Quito, Ecuador
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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Combine the best of Ecuador on this one-day National Park of Cotopaxi Day Trip from Quito. Spend a full day with a local guide as you experience the nature, markets and history of this breathtaking country. Enjoy the stunning scenery, check out Cotopaxi, Ecuador’s famed active volcano, and stop at the Limpiopungo Lagoon before heading back to Quito.


  • Day trip to the Cotopaxi National Park from Quito
  • Visit the active Cotopaxi volcano and the Limpiopungo lagoon
  • Complimentary pickup and drop off from most Quito hotels
  • Visit the Quilotoa Volcano

What You Can Expect

National Park of Cotopaxi Day Trip from Quito

Cotopaxi scenery

Leave Quito aboard a comfortable coach bus. Head off on the through the Panamerican Highway. Drive past breathtaking scenery and catch a glimpse of Ecuadorian countryside from stunning heights.
On the way to Cotopaxi Volcano National Park, you will stop at the local museum where you will learn more about the park’s unique biodiversity, and visit the Limpiopungo lagoon. If weather permits, your tour will end with a walk to Cotopaxi, an active volcano 19,000 feet (5,900 meters) above sea level.
Visit to Quilotoa Volcano, which has in its crater a stunning turquoise lagoon. 
Return to Quito in the afternoon.

Customer Reviews

Robert N M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Our visit to Cotopaxi National Park and the Quilotoa creator lake was a wonderful introduction to the natural wonders and culture of Ecuador. Roberto, our guide, was knowledgeable and informative, friendly and upbeat. It was along day on the bus, but Robertos running commentaries gave us many insights into the environments that we encountered, as well as insights into the indigenous communities of the Central highlands. We would highly recommend this trip to others.

Julia B United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Great trip!

Britt B USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

A great day with a very fun and informed guide, Ivan from Gray Line. The tour to Cotopaxi was breathtaking, Clouds disappearing from Cotopaxi Volcano, the walk out to the marshland, a lunch, visiting the Canon Del Rio and The Laguna Verde Quilotoa. Full of information I returned to my Hotel with an overload of information. A wonderful day with a great guide.
A day not to be missed. Thank you Ivan!

Janice S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

We saw both Cotopaxi and Quilotoa, and we even saw a condor flying above. We got a good feel for the countryside including vertical farming and rural life. The guide was professional and had so much information to share! It was a fun day, and I learned a lot.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Exceeded my expectations.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The tour was great.

Soumya Kanti D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

A once in a lifetime experience that was very very well managed by the tour operators

Stephen C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

From the moment we were picked up to the moment we were dropped off, this was a magnificent trip. Well organized and led by the most enthusiastic of guides, Alfonso, we were also blessed with magnificent weather which allowed us to see Cotapaxi in all its splendor. The train ride was fun, the walk around the lake allowed for a full appreciation of the environment and the final stop at the hacienda put the icing on the cake. Thank you.

Melissa W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour guide was excellent, with so much knowledge, very accommodating to everyone i.e. those who spoke Spanish and English, and just really nice. This was a great tour and I would certainly book again with this company.

Patricia C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Fantastic walking tour of Cotopaxi with a wonderful train trip from t
He Quito railway station.

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