Day Trip to Cotopaxi

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Tour Number

Activity Level

357133


Categories

Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, Day Trip / Out of Town, Adventure / Active

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for ACTIVE, IN SHAPE kids 12 and older. Please, no younger children.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (advanced), Spanish (fluent)

Trip to Cotopaxi can include hike to near peak and 300 yr. old hacienda meal


I took this startling picture with an iPhone; you can experience the same and more. Cotopaxi is an active volcano but nothing to be afraid of because the government closes it when dangerous. It is one of the most beautifully shaped volcanos in the world; it's the world's 2nd highest active volcano. This is a day long trip with stops for lunch and dinner if you like. Either or both can be in a beautiful almost 400 year old hacienda with beautiful chapel attached, 400 years ago a week by carriage to Quito, now an hour. You can horseback ride in Cotopaxi park if you wish. I will hike the volcano with you if you want to hike. Pictures shown here were recently taken by me as I led a U. S. State Department embassy official up the side. You can hike in tennis shoes but best bring proper boots as well as warm pants and layered upper body protection, gloves and warm hat; it gets cold and usually windy at height. Pack a small brush to clean sticky dust off your boots.

This trip can be for up to 10 people - see below

Itinerary

8am pick up at hotel
1:15 hour drive to Cotopaxi
Tour park and/or hike Cotopaxi
Lunch
Horseback riding if desired
Dinner if desired or
1:15 hour drive back to Quito
6pm (approximate) drop off at hotel

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your hotel

End location: Your hotel

Duration: 11 hours

Transportation

For any number of travelers from 1 to 10 I use appropriately sized and comfortable SUV or touring van or small bus with safe, professional, commercially licensed driver required by law. I only use the best drivers and vehicles that have a long history of safety and reliability with me.

What’s Included

Me as your guide.
Quality, safe, reliable, professionally driven, commercially licensed driver and vehicle as per Ecuador law for your safety. I use only the best, safest drivers and vehicles that have a long history of working with me.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

40 USD - per person includes the following:
$8>$15 lunch depending on clients' desires
$12>$22 dinner depending on clients' desires

Plus, if horseback riding desired: additional $25/hour/person for a horse; $85/person for 6 hours

Plus, additional $50 total for up to three people with park licensed guide (required) in her special, comfortable, double cab, 4 wheel drive truck. She is a friend of mine and will give special attention to our needs.

What’s Extra

Meals
Incidentals such as bottled water, road snacks
$50 park guide, with truck, fee for up to 3 persons
Horseback riding - see above "estimated local cash needed"

Restrictions

Museums in Quito are closed on Mondays. If this is your only available day please send me your inquiry, and I will create a customized itinerary.

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