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Cotopaxi National Park

#4 of 17 things to do in Cotopaxi Province Features Animals
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1 week ago
“camping in the park is amazing and calm! the mountain majestic”
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Emily U
Reviewed 27 March 2017

The national park has a very nice hiking trail with INCREDIBLE views. You can get some amazing shots here!

Thank tori10ga
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I did the standard day tour from Quito that included the hike/climb up Cotopaxi and the mountain bike down. Such a great experience. Gorgeous park.

Thank Chad W
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Much to do but best to start at interpretation centre. Guides really essential to give context. Truly a different experience. Plan for a whole day visit. The walk up to the José Rivas Refuge is stunning and a must do. Dress warmly.

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I was glad we had a driver and guide. Would be very hard to see the highlights without a guide. Roads are very rough and weather can be very cold.

Thank cklevine
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

If you are not used to altitude do not do the hike. It is an extraordinary park to see we hiked just above 16,000 elevation and it was wonderful!

Thank Cindy V
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Wild horses, ponds with birds and of course a snow covered volcano. Be prepared for a steep hike to the refuge at high altitude. Peak was clouded when we were there.

Thank Bobwis
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Hello, I am going in June and was wondering if you as an American had to have a special permit to go to the REFUGIO? I am Ecuadorian but my husband is American. Back in 2008 we drove direclty from Guayaquil and could not go into the park without a permit that you had get in Quito. This is why I am asking.
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
Hi there I am going to Cotopaxi with a group who will go on up to the Jose Rivas refuge. However due to disability I will need to stay at the entrance. As a woman, is it safe to stay on my own there?, and I believe there is a little cafe, can you confirm please. . Thanks Ann
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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Hey - I was looking for recommendation on tour companies to see Cotopaxi National Park for a day. This may be a little unrelated, but is Octaval Marketplace on the way if you are headed from Quito?
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.