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Tuesday, 19 February 2019
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COTOPAXI BIKE & HIKE

 

Have you ever been near an active volcano?? Well, in this trip we will bike close to the second highest active volcano in the world! And, if lucky, we will see some of that activity! After a two hour drive to 3800 meters above sea level (12500 ft ASL), we will hike to the Limpiopungo lagoon and then, you’ll begin the thrilling, yet easy, decent through the beautiful paramo ecosystem to the southernmost entrance of the Cotopaxi National Park. The trail mostly consist of a series of dirt paths along 10 Km (about 6.2 miles) of incredible landscapes of the “Avenue of the Volcanoes” and it’s spectacular views, such as an amazing glaciar lagoon that will inspire awe for it’s gorgeous location between the Cotopaxi and Rumiñahui volcanoes.

 

ITINERARY:

7 am Pick up from the meeting point (location depending on the hotel you’re staying) Drive around 2 hours south to the Cotopaxi National Park Visit to Interpretation Center Explanation about the park, volcano, plants and animals Hiking from Rinconada or camping site to Limpiopungo Lagoon (45 minutes aprox.) Biking to the control (1 hour aprox.) Lunch Return to Quito 

 

 PRICES PER PERSON - COTOPAXI BIKE & HIKE
TYPE OF TRIP DAYS OF DEPARTURE DEPARTURE HOURS RATES
SHARING BASIS MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY.  07:00 AM $65 USD

 


THE TOUR INCLUDES: Touristic transportation and English speaking guide

NOT INCLUDED: Entrance fees, personal expenses and extras


Day Trips

Otavalo Indian Market Tour
USD $ 55 / Departure: Tuesdays & Saturdays
Departure from Quito through the "Panamericana Norte" via a short stop; visit the viewpoint of the road to Cayambe to admire and photograph the beautiful valleys and mountains surrounding this place, crossing the equatorial line at Cayambe
Cotopaxi Bike & Hike
USD $65 / Departure: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
In the morning we drive south through the Avenue of the Volcanoes to the base of the Cotopaxi Volcano, the highest active volcano in the world at 5,897 meters (19437 feet ).
Mindo Cloud Forest
USD $ 60 / Departure: Tuesdays, Thursdays 
Mindo is a rural parish just 2 hours from Quito (80 km – 48 miles), located in Los Bancos canton in the province of Pichincha. Mindo is known for its famous growth in ecotourism based in the Mindo – Nambillo Protected Forest.

DAY TRIPS

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Cotopaxi Volcano

Full day visiting this beautiful national park. Shared tours on Thursdays 60 usd. Private tours any day 90 usd

Mindo Cloud forest

Day tours to MIndo and its marvellous cloud forest full of birds and wildlife. Shared tours on Mondays 60 usd. Private tours any day 90 usd

Mitad del Mundo

Half day tour to the middle of the world, Intinan museum. Any day in shared basis tour 35 usd. private tour 50 usd

Termas de Papallacta

Hot springs in Papallacta. this beautiful lodge and spa is the perfect place for realx and enjoy the Andes. day in shared basis tour 60 usd. private tour 90 usd

Quito City & Mitad del Mundo

a perfect tour visiting the old town of Quito, the mitad del mundo munument and finally the teleferico. Daily in shared basis tour 40 usd. Any day in private tour 60 usd

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