Location: Quito, Ecuador
Rating: based on 8 reviews
Get the best of all worlds and combine history, nature and shopping on a full day guided tour from Quito. You’ll witness spectacular scenery, see the active volcano Cotopaxi and the Limpiopungo Lagoon and stop at local native markets – all before returning back to Quito!
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Professional guide
- Air conditioned transport
Departing from Quito, you’ll travel on the Pan-American South Highway and enjoy the beautiful landscapes Ecuador has to offer. On the way, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Saquisili market, where native people of the region sell their handicrafts.
Then, you’ll arrive at the site near the impressive active Cotopaxi volcano, which stands at a towering 19,000 feet (5,900 meters). During your stay at the national park, you’ll visit the museum and stop a the Limpiopungo lagoon, from which, depending on the weather conditions, you can admire the environment and observe condor birds.
After the national park, you’ll visit the San Augustin del Callo Hacienda and see the daily activities of an Andean Hacienda. Optionally, you can have lunch at the Hacienda (not included in price) before returning to Quito in the afternoon.
Departure Point: Tour departs from most major Quito Hotels
Departure Time: 8:00am – Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
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I liked the tour a lot. The critical point in these tours, however, tend to be: does one carry you higher than the parking area (Parquerado, 4500 m)? But in my case the weather was already a reason not to continue. The most amazing thing was that this tour existed even that I was the only participant (with a driver and with a guide)!
Reviewed by: Pasi P