Visit Cotopaxi National park or Antisana Reserve or Quilotoa lagoon
From Quito you get easy access to the Andes. The majestic Cotopaxi National park, Antisana Reserva or the beautiful Quilotoa lagoon are located only within 2 hours of driving. If you are seeking for some walking or hiking in the Ecuadorian Andes this is the tour for you. I will suggest that suits you the most based on your interest and fitness level.
You will be picked up at around 8. 00 AM from your hotel.
We'll drive for about 2 hours to get to the Andean Mountain Range.
Options are as follow:
1) Cotopaxi National Park
Pick up 08 AM . Driving 2 hours. Here we can do a flat walk around the Limpiopungo lagoon or Hike a little more complicated, we arrive by car until 4500 meters and from there we try to climb to the 4800 meters where the refuge is located. This walk can be done between 40 minutes until 1 hour and 20 minutes
2) Antisana Reserve
Pick up 08 AM . Driving 2 hours. Here we can make medium level hike, is scenic hike. Here we have to climb 200 meters and then is flat. We walk to the edge of the lagoon. On the road if we are lucky we can see condors and ibis black face.
3) Quilotoa lagoon
Pick up 07 AM . Driving 3 hours. Amazing photo road. When we reach the edge of the lagoon, we started a walk down from the 3900 m to 3400 m, we took a time of 40 minutes. To go up we need about 1 hour and 15 minutes or if you prefer you can rent a mule
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your hotel or the place we established
End location: Your hotel or the place we established
Duration: 8 hours
by car 4 x 4 or van or bus depend the persons number
Guide and transportation.
Activities will depend on physical conditions, ranging from a short hike around a lagoon or more strenuous hike up to 4.800 mt of elevation.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 usd - Lunch or sovenirs
Your lunch and other personal expenses.
Bring a rain jacket and fleece, sunglasses, sunblock, and hat.