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Full-Day Hike and Bike Cotopaxi National Park from Quito

Quito, Ecuador

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Highlights

  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Breakfast included
  • Lunch included

Overview

Please Note: All times are approximate, except for the starting time.

6:45am: Leaving from Quito
8:00am: Breakfast
9:00am: Enter Cotopaxi National Park
9:30am: Explanations of the area, volcanoes, animals, etc.
10:45am: Arrive at the parking lot at 4,500m (14,763ft), and begin hike up to “Jose Rivas” refuge
11:30am: Reach refuge at 4,810m (15,780 ft). Rest, enjoy the view
12:00pm: Hike to the glaciers (decision of the guide depending on the weather) 5,000m (16,404 ft) and return to the parking lot. Drive to departure point
2:00pm: Equipment and bikes check and short briefing. Begin decent on mountain bike.
2:35pm: Arrive at Laguna Limpiopungo via bike.
3:30pm: Lunch
5:00pm: Return to Quito

This tour goes to a height of 4,810m (15,780 ft). It is important that you are prepared for this kind of altitude. We recommend acclimatizing at least two days around 3,000m (9,842 ft). Cotopaxi has its own micro-climate and the weather in the area is very unpredictable, so please be prepared with warm clothes. The tour will leave in any weather.

The tour is operated by a parent operator that reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances.

Information

Includes:
  • National Park fees
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Use of bicycle
  • Use of helmet
Excludes:
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Important things to bring: warm and waterproof clothing, rain jacket, gloves, a big bottle of water, sun block SPF 50-100, a cap or hut, a scarf or buff, sunglasses and passport.
  • Keep in mind that climate at 4000 meters can change suddenly from sunny to cold with stormy winds and wet snow.
  • It is important that you will have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have
  • The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather, National Park regulations or notifications and unpredictable circumstances
  • There is NO hotel pick up and drop off included. Please let us know where you would like to embark the bus in Quito: La Mariscal or Historical Centre.
  • Please note: For the use of bicycles, you will be kindly asked to sign a document that you accept responsibility of the good use of the bicycle and you will be asked to let an identity document that will be given back after the tour. Thank you for your comprehension
  • Necessary equipment: Please bring with you the following items: warm clothing (including a change of clothes) gloves, scarf, hat, sunglasses, long socks, cotton pants and waterproof jacket. Water. Hiking shoes/boots. Camera. Snacks. Sun cream
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • In order to process your reservation please help us with all this information:
    - Meeting point:
    In La Mariscal (new town) area: the bus leaves at 7am from the corner of Juan Leon Mera and Mariscal Foch (in front of the Magic Bean restaurant). Please be there at 6:50am.
    In the Historical centre (old town) area: the bus leaves at 6:40am from Cafe Jumandi (Caldas street E1-83 and Rios street, diagonal of the San Blas church). Please be there at 6:30am
    Please let us know which meeting point you will be at, so we can communicate that to the guide. Don’t be late because the bus won’t wait for you
    - Arrival and departure information of international flights  
    - Whatsapp phone number (in case you use Whatsapp and would like us to contact you that during your stay via Whatsapp).

    For all guests:
    - Passport numbers
    - Date of birth
    - Nationality
    - Food restrictions

Meeting Point

Shared meeting point in Quito (either in the Historical centre or in the La Mariscal area)
Departure Time:
6:45am
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point
  • Full-Day Hike and Bike Cotopaxi National Park from Quito
  • Full-Day Hike and Bike Cotopaxi National Park from Quito
  • Full-Day Hike and Bike Cotopaxi National Park from Quito
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