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
8am pick up at hotel
1:15 hour drive to Cotopaxi
Tour park and/or hike Cotopaxi
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
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.
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.
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"
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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