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Cotopaxi National Park

#3 of 17 things to do in Cotopaxi Province Features Animals
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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.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“wild horses” (16 reviews)
“parking lot” (18 reviews)
“day trip” (29 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The volcano is an amazing sight! We spent 5 days staying near the park and a couple in the park in June of 2017. The weather is variable: it can be cold, wet and cloudy or it can be clear, warm and sunny or both...More

Thank PARobbert
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this day trip with our travel agents in the UK and it was brilliant. We were picked up from Quito on the morning of our trip and driven up to Cotopaxi (approx. 1.5hours). On arrival we had a quick stop at the entrance...More

Thank Emily2604
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in Quito, so this was a long drive making for a long day. The volcano itself is very majestic but the landscape is pretty barren. We hiked up the volcano which was quite difficult and extremely cold. And then rode bikes down....More

Thank ErinIdaho
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Cotopaxi is a volcano that is located 45 km southwest of Quito and north of Latacunga. It is a volcano that has been in activity since 2015 to the present. To access to the national park of the Cotopaxi volcano must pay a fee and...More

Thank cristelvelezruiz95
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We really enjoyed our trip to see the Cotopaxi Volcano. It was a pleasant two hour car ride, stopping for breakfast on the way and at the small museum. Our guide, Jose, was extremely obliging, helpful and fun. We walked (slowly in the thin air)...More

Thank JillBilly13
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This was one of our highlights of our two month trip. Loved the park and the changing atmosphere. The hike up was pretty difficult if you're not used to the altitude. It was snowy the day that we went but that totally added to the...More

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

In my opinion it was really expensive paying for the tour (35-40 dls). Besides​ that it is an amazing place to visit . You can't go by yourself and jeeps take you until the 4500 meters , you only need to walk 1hr~ to reach...More

Thank Marco A
Reviewed 16 May 2017

we stayed at Chilcabamba Lodge, ran in the park, and camped. the views are excellent, the peacefulness just wonderful. the mountain offers spectacular views when it decides to come out of the clouds and rain. it's also possible to ride mountain bikes there, or to...More

Thank mariasylvia2017
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I was part of a group from Carpe Diem Tours in Quito. We met at the business and traveled to Cotopaxi. Breakfast and lunch were included. We climbed from the parking area at Cotopaxi to the lodge about 400 meters above. It was not a...More

1  Thank Michael K
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Would highly recommend this attraction. There are easier hikes around the laguna, an informational visitor center, and wild horses all over the park. HOWEVER, if you're looking for an extra challenge that is 100% worth it, I highly recommend doing the hour hike up to...More

2  Thank Emily U
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1 April 2017|
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Response from Monica R | Reviewed this property |
Hello fellow traveler, I apologize por the late response. You don't need any special permit to visit the Cotopaxi National Park. They will ask for identification and allow you to drive up to the parking area weather... More
7 February 2017|
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Response from Paraisooo P | Reviewed this property |
It's very safe , you can drink coffe and soup , is like a family business I believe . Everybody is very friendly , many tourists
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8 December 2016|
Response from Bazingamom | Reviewed this property |
No, they are in different directions. Happy Gringos travel agency in Quito, ask them to book you with Oscar for a one day tour of Cotopaxi.