Spend some time exploring Cotopaxi National Park located in Volcano Avenue. The 200-mile ridge is home to eight of Ecuador’s highest mountains. Discover it for yourself on a day tour with Good Life Expeditions.
Tour Cotopaxi National Park
Beginning with an early departure from Quito, the tour will bring you south of Ecuador’s capital city along the cross-continental Panamerican Highway. Flanked by breathtaking mountainscapes, your drive will wind you through the Andes Mountain range. When you reach Cotopaxi National Park, a 36,000-acre ecological sanctuary, you will be greeted with by a beautiful mountainous landscape. Cotopaxi Volcano is the second highest point in Ecuador, towering at over 19,000 feet (5,897 meters) above sea level. With its glacial climate and snow-capped peaks, smoke can be seen leaking out of the top. Panoramic views make this the perfect moment to snap some photos.
Then your guide will lead you to the Limpiopungo Lagoon. Situated in a deep valley, it is a serene lagoon, with dark and calm waters. The crystal clear surface reflects the Cotopaxi Volcano’s silhouette. Observe various species of birds and possibly get a chance to see the wild horses who call the region home. Two of Ecuador’s endangered species can be found at the lake: the Andean Condor and Theristicus Branickii. Herds of llamas also frolick through the park. On clear days, the magnificent Cotopaxi Volcano is visible in the distance.
After your nature filled excursion, enjoy a warm lunch before returning to Quito in the afternoon.
Responsible Travel with Good Life Expeditions
On a tour with Good Life Expeditions, you can travel knowing the profits from your trip will benefit the communities you visit. Let our expert travel team prepare your excursion as part of a larger itinerary in Ecuador. Contact us to start planning your responsible Cotopaxi National Park tour now.