1st day:  Quito – Cotopaxi

Pick up from your hotel. Then we drive South through the Avenue of

Volcanoes. . First stop the Cotopaxi National Park,  located in the base of the

Cotopaxi Volcano. Cotopaxi means “throat of fire” in indigenous language

the incredible eruptions helped this surname, considered the highest active

volcano in the world. First we visit the interpretation center and Limpiopungo

lake (paramo grasslands / Ecuadorian equivalent of the arctic tundra), drive up

to  4800m (15.000 ft) and trek up to Jose Rivas mountain climbing refuge (1

hour hiking). You will have the opportunity to touch and lay on the snow then

down hill biking to the Limpiopungo lake.

Lunch at the Chuquiragua Lodge.


2nd day:  Cotopaxi-  Quilotoa – Quito

After breakfast, early in the morning we depart to Alausi, tour begins with a visit

to a local indigenous market at Saquisili (Thursdays only) or in Pujili (Sundays

only).The drive to Laguna Quilotoa – an amazing emerald lagoon inside a

volcano crater at the height of 3800m – displays a beautiful view of the Andean

mountains, passing the ancient canyon of Zumbahua and many indigenous

towns and farmlands. The trip through the indigenous villages of the area

provide a fantastic chance to see the real Ecuador. Before lunch we visit a local

aboriginal home where you have the opportunity to interact with the inhabitants.

The tour includes a steep hike down to the lagoons shore. For the return you

will be using a mule.

The weather in the area of the Laguna is unpredictable so please bring warm

and waterproof clothing. It is important that you are well prepared for 3800m, so

we recommend acclimatizing at least one day around 3000m.


Departure: Any day

Day Route    Superior 3*  Standard 2*

1st Quito – Cotopaxi  La Posada de Tigua Chuquirahua Lodge

2nd Cotopaxi – Quilotoa

Prices per person:

Hotel Double Room  1 pax

Superior 3* 165

standard 2* 140

Minimun  3 paxs

The Package Includes:

– 1 night Hotel double accommodation

– All meals

– Transportation

Bilingual guide

The Package does not Include:

– Accommodations in Quito

– Tips

– Alcoholic drinks