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2 Days Nature tour itinerary for Cotopaxi National Park: Reach The Summit Of This Volcano In The Andes

Cotopaxi National Park

Nature Tour
Climbing Tour
Volcano Tour
Reach the Summit of this Volcano in the Andes

Cotopaxi Summit!

Cotopaxi National Park-Ecuador

Summit one of the highest active volcanoes in the world. At 5,897 m, it is the second highest summit in Ecuador. Enjoy amazing sunrise views from the top, typically with a  good success climbing ratio. 

DAY 01

Quito - Cotopaxi hut

  • Depart from Quito at around 11 am.

  • Have lunch at Machachi and then proceed towards Cotopaxi National Park.

  • Arrive at the parking place at around 3 pm.

  • Walk for 45 minutes to the Jose Rivas hut situated at 4860 meters.

  • At 6 pm, have dinner and then rest.

  • Get up at midnight to gear up and have a light breakfast. 

DAY 02

Regufe - summit - Quito

  • Leave the refuge at about 1 am.

  • Climb for about 6 hours and reach the summit for the sunrise! 

  • Enjoy the views of the crater and the beautiful Interandean valley!

  • Walk down to the refuge for about 3 hours.

  • Pack and then leave for Quito.

  • Arrive at Quito at around 2 pm. 

  • 380 USD Per Group (* 2 clients per guide)
  • 480 USD Per Adult (* 1 on 1)
  • Certified Cotopaxi (Ecuadorian) Mountain Guide (ASEGUIM / IFMGA aspirant).

  • Technical equipment rental: helmet, harness, crampons, boots, ice axe.

  • Night at the refuge.

  • Meals at the refuge: 1 dinner, 1 light breakfast before the climb, 1 breakfast after the climb. 

  • Climbing permit.

  • Snacks for the climb.

  • Transportation to and from the refuge.

  • Insurance.

  • Personal equipment (gloves, headlamp, sleeping bag, etc).

  • Transportation can be hired from Quito and cost around 120 round trip. Public transportation is an option but would be almost the same price as renting from Quito. Renting a car (no 4wd needed) is the best way to get to the National Park. 

Cotopaxi National Park

Nature Tour
Climbing Tour
Volcano Tour

Contributed By

Camilo Andrade

starting from
USD 380
Type of Tour

Private Tour


This tour is offered throughout the year.

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