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Cotopaxi National Park

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Named for the highest active volcano in the world (5,897 meters), this national park is dedicated to protecting llama and other animals such as bears, wolves, puma and deer.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“wild horses” (21 reviews)
“day trip” (32 reviews)
“active volcano” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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"wild horses"
in 21 reviews
"day trip"
in 32 reviews
"active volcano"
in 13 reviews
"base camp"
in 8 reviews
"hot chocolate"
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"high altitude"
in 12 reviews
"an adventure"
in 6 reviews
"altitude sickness"
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"mountain bikes"
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"inca ruins"
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"tour operator"
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"visitor center"
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"hiking boots"
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"soup"
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"bike ride"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our main reason to start our South America trip in Ecuador was this place, my father climbed the Cotopaxi a few years ago and I wanted to do the same. We actually prepared ourselves 3 days in advance, climbing mountains close by like the Iliniza...More

2  Thank nic11denver
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Daytrip to this nacional park - a must visit! Closeup view of the highest active volcano with ability to climb the mountain depending on the weather, your fitness and the amount of time you spend. You can also take an easy 4km walk around the...More

1  Thank Aditpooj
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hiked up to the glacier on Cotopaxi without a guide. We slept in Latacunga and took the early morning bus around 06.30. Bargained a little with the pick-up trucks standing by the road side and got a ride up to the lake where we...More

2  Thank Diana F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a tour and we hiked up to past the cabin rest stop, all the way to the glacier. The hike was rough but I got over it. The hike down was actually pretty fun. You can almost run down the sand and it...More

2  Thank Greg G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a place that you must visit because you will enjoy the Andean wilderness at the most. Also, you will reach one the highest volcanoes in Ecuador that has a breathtaking view where you can reach the clouds.

Thank Samantha A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked thru Grayline Ecuador to make it to the park. This is the park closest to the volcano. This is a huge park and I saw a lot of cyclist going around the park. There was also a museum where you could check some...More

1  Thank Siquijorian T
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

We did a horseback riding + small hiking trip to the national park. We got to enjoy the beautiful highlands beneath the summit of the snow covered cotopaxi. We also got to visit the laguna and had some great lunch, I would do it again...More

1  Thank CharPio
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

The national park is impressive. The scenery is spectacular. The access to 4800 m is easy (accessible by car), afterwards one climbs on foot.

Thank oly111
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

For one, the hike to the sleeping/restaurant/refuge is about an hour straight up a rocky and snowy hill (it was raining and snowing as we hiked up, so be prepared, you don't want your gear to get wet). The refuge is nice with indoor bucket...More

1  Thank scubamaui
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

Beautiful place if weather allows the Cotopaxi to be seen! If you plan to hike to the shelter, make sure you are OK at high altitudes and bring appropriate apparel. Can be a day-trip or you can take advantage of colorful lodges in the area.

Thank gacelle
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Anton T
14 September 2017|
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Response from Alma R | Reviewed this property |
Hola Anton, Es obligatorio hacer el check in con su vehiculo en la entrada, pero no es obligatorio usar un guia. Se puede hacer un recorrido por uno mismo. Hay mapas y tal por ahi que uno puede sacar foto y seguir y ya... More
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andy w
30 July 2017|
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Response from PARobbert | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember the entrance fee. As with all the parks and ecological reserves in Ecuador, they wanted your passport number. No guide was necessary for entry into the park. Maybe certain areas required it but we never... More
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daniel k
25 July 2017|
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Response from Michael K | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in Quito, near Plaza San Blas. Carpe Diem Tours was on the next block and they came highly recommended so we booked through them. You need your passport to book. It was an all day trip from Carpe Diem including... More
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