2 Day Cotopaxi Riobamba Tour


1st day:  Quito – Cotopaxi – Riobamba

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.

cotopxi riobamba 1
Lunch at the Chuquiragua Lodge. Then we continue to the Andean city of

Riobamba, cradle of ecuadorian nationality, popularly known as Frio-bamba

because it is surrounded by the majestic snow-covered volcano “Chimborazo”

the highest peak in Ecuador 6310 m (20700 feet).

2nd day:  Riobamba –  Train – Devil’s Nose – Quito  devils nose

After breakfast, early in the morning we depart to Alausi, just less tan 100km

(62 miles), beautiful old town with one hundred houses. Time to take the

spectacular train, considered the most dificult train of the xx century. You will

descend gradually from the highlands to the lowlands, at times zigzagging, or

hugging the cliffs. In the descending at the lowest point the incredible devils

nose an interesting rock will appear in the horizon.  The train descends and

then returns to Alausí again. Then we return to Quito.

riobamba 1

Departure: Any day

Day Route

1st Quito – Cotopaxi – Riobamba    Superior 4*Abraspungo  Standard 3* Marquez del Rio

2nd Riobamba – Train – Quito

Prices per person:

Hotel 1 pax

Superior 4* 300

standard 3* 230

Minimun 3 paxs

The Package Includes:

– 1 night Hotel double accommodation

– 1 Daily American breakfast

– Train ticket to the Devil’s Nose

– Transportation

Bilingual guide

The Package does not Include:

– Accommodations in Quito

– Lunches and dinners

– Tips

– Alcoholic drinks