Galapagos Natural Life
Cotopaxi National Park Tour
Tour to Cotopaxi Volcano (1 Day)
Note: Tour begins at 7:00 am, for the rest of the activities the time is approximate. And it could change while the tour is developing.
The tour begins. We are going to travel approximately for 1 and a half or 2 hours.
The first technical stop is going to be on the entrance of the National Park, because we have to pay the entrance fee. Also, if you want, you might buy some handicrafts at the small market. The products that you will find are made by the people of the near communities. This is the last opportunity for having a pair of gloves and cap of wool for being warm.
We are going to visit the Interpretation Center “Mariscal Sucre”. Inside it, we are going to have an explanation about different aspects of the National Park (history, animals, plants, others).
We are going to arrive at a big esplanade of the park. It is a good moment to take pictures and see the landscape.
We are going to be at the parking lot. We need to take the appropriate clothes and water for beginning to climb.
We have deserved a rest at the refuge (José Rivas). After a moment, the people who wants to arrive until the glacier can go for a walk of 25 minutes more. And also if the weather conditions are good, you are going to have a beautiful view of the mountains and the landscapes. After that, we return to the refuge, for having lunch. It is an excellent moment, for sharing experiences with friends, while you are drinking a delicious cup of hot chocolate.
We continue our tour, now we have to come back to the parking lot, and take the bikes to go down hill until the Limpiopungo Lake.
We are on the parking lot. Take the bikes and enjoy the trip. It could be for 40 minutes (it depends of your hability).
Arrive to the Limpiopungo Lake. We have a moment for resting and walking. After that, we come back to Quito.
We arrive to Quito.
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