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“Amazing!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cotopaxi National Park

Cotopaxi National Park
Ecuador
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National Park of Cotopaxi and Hacienda from Quito
Type: National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Volcanos, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: 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.
Los Angeles, California
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“Amazing!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Was in Quito for 2 weeks on business. Took at day trip to Cotopaxi with a bike tour company. Definitely recommend this. The ride was fun, the views were spectacular. The bike ride was easy/moderate.

Visited April 2012
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“Vizcaino Ivan Tours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

This past winter we visited Ecuador for 10 days, and I have to say we hit the jackpot when it came to tour guides. We were fortunate enough to spend most of our trip with a young man named Ivan Vizcaino, who not only knew most everything about Ecuador and the wildlife/national parks/terrain, but also spoke nearly perfect English! There were 6 in our family group, and the whole trip was very well organized so it met all of our (different) expectations. In fact, it was more enjoyable and interesting than I imagined it would be - largely due to Ivan's thorough knowledge base. Highly recommend contacting him directly to organize your expedition to this wonderful part of the world!

Visited January 2012
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“Great Climbing Adventure in Cotopaxi Ecuador”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

One of the most memorable days that I lived during my visit to Ecuador was the day I climbed the Cotopaxi Volcano in the South American Andes that I did with Gulliver Expeditions
Everything starts early in the morning when we started to climb the active colossus of more than 5.000 meters like 16.500 feet. For 4 hours we walked to the summit and reaching it was great! When we reached the top, the view was amazing, the clouds behind our feet was just memorable!

Visited July 2012
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“Worth a day trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

Took a taxi from hotel Hilton colon for 150
Whole day, driver very helpful , little English though.
He paid for our guide and 4wd into the park 40 dollars
So between 4 of us 40 for the day..
Take wind proof and rain proof gear, I was ok in jumper as it didn't rain. Took 2 hours to get to refuge from carpark 10 mins down... Altitude was hard work..
Would love to camp in the park if I returned to Ecuador

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“Splendid site”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We did the downhill biking as well and loved it.

Our trip allowed us to hike up to the refuge (worth it, not far, but VERY cold and difficult because of the altitude) and then the cycle down was fabulous (although our bikes were on the old and rickety side).

Definately do this to get out of the smog of the city!

Visited June 2012
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