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Cotopaxi National Park Hiking and Biking Tour provided by Ecuatraveling

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Cotopaxi National Park Hiking and Biking Tour

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  • You'll start at
    Yellow House
    Mariscal Foch E5-23 y, Quito 170143, Ecuador
    6:50 am Leave from (Mariscal Foch and Juan León Mera Corner) - look for the tour bus.
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    Cotopaxi National Park
    Stop: 6 hours - Admission included
    Schedule: Itinerary 07:00 Leave from Magic Bean restaurant (Mariscal Foch and Juan León Mera). 8:00 Breakfast at Chaupi community 09:00 Transfer to Cotopaxi National Park. 10:30 Arrive at the parking lot at 4600 m and start of the hike 11:15 Arrive at Refuge at 4800 m Hot drinks optional (not included) 12:00 Arrive at Glacier at 5000 m (if weather and guide allows it) 14:00 Start of mountain-biking downhill from the parking lot 14:50 Arrive at Limpiopungo lake viewpoint 15:45 Lunch at Chaupi community 18:00 Arrive at Quito
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  • You'll end at
    Yellow House
    Mariscal Foch E5-23 y, Quito 170143, Ecuador
    6:50 am Leave from (Mariscal Foch and Juan León Mera Corner) - look for the tour bus.
    See address & details
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Important Information
Departure Point
Yellow House, Mariscal Foch E5-23 y, Quito 170143, Ecuador
Duration
9h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional and bilingual guide
  • Lunch
  • Bike (optional)
  • Transportation from/to Quito's meeting point
  • Entry/Admission - Cotopaxi National Park
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Tour operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances
  • Important: For the use of bicycles, you will be kindly asked to sign a document that you accept responsibility of the good use of the bicycle and you will be asked to let an identity document that will be given back after the tour. Thank you for your comprehension.
  • Necessary equipment: Warm clothing (including a change of clothes). Gloves, Scarf, Hat. Sunglasses. Water. Hiking shoes/boots. Camera. Snacks. Sun cream. Cotton pants, Waterproof jacket
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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jmc1072017 wrote a review Dec 2020
Phoenix, Arizona7 contributions3 helpful votes
I had an execellent time on this tour. My tour guide, Chris was very friendly and tailored the tour to exactly what I wanted to do. The hike to the refuge is challenging due to the altitude, but not too difficult. We road mountain bikes all the way down and all along the valley
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from pablorQ8005YU, Owner at Cotopaxi National Park Hiking and Biking Tour
Responded Jan 5, 2021
Dear Joseph, Thank you very much for your review, we really appreciate how accommodating you were and how easy you make to provide you with a great experience, we are super proud pf our staff and Cristian is one of our favourites adventure guides, thanks again for sharing with us and we hope we can see you back soon! Ecuatraveling Team!!
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clemaubry wrote a review Jun 2020
Nantes, France2 contributions
I did several day trips with Ecuatraveling and I need to say to everything was perfect! From transportation to the guide I really recommended Ecuatraveling! For Cotopaxi Tour, we had the chance to reach to the glacier at 5.000 meters! From there, we had an amazing view of the
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from pablorQ8005YU, Owner at Cotopaxi National Park Hiking and Biking Tour
Responded Jun 3, 2020
Dear Clemence, Thank you from all the members at Ecuatraveling, we are happy that you enjoy our day trips, they are definitely a great alternative to know a lot of the areas around Quito, thanks for taking your time to share your experience with us. If you return to Ecuador any time soon please don't hesitate to contact us, we will be happy to travel around with you. Ecuatraveling team!!
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LaGataViajadora wrote a review Jan 2020
Harlingen, Texas82 contributions47 helpful votes
This day trip was amazing!!! Literally takes your breath away. We did not do the mountain biking portion as I've never mountain biked and did not want it to be a disaster for my first time. Me and my partner come from a warmer climate at sea level. We are pretty fit and do
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from pablorQ8005YU, Owner at Cotopaxi National Park Hiking and Biking Tour
Responded Jan 24, 2020
Thank you very much for sharing your experience, as we always say, our mountains are super challenging for a lot the people, but this makes things more memorable, we are sure you will remember this experience always, we are happy to hear that you found our communication great and we could help you in every moment, we are also glad that you enjoyed our food, which is provided by a local family, we strongly believe in supporting the areas where our tours take place, once again for taking the time to share with us, and if in the near future you are planning to come back to Ecuador, you have new friends here, you are always welcome. Ecuatraveling Team!!
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Melina A wrote a review Jan 2020
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I took this tour because I think volcanoes are really cool. So the cotopaxi day trip seemed like a good choice! The day started quietly acclimatizing, so we stopped at shops to buy coca leaves for the altitude. And around 11 o'clock we started the hike up the hill, I found it
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from pablorQ8005YU, Owner at Cotopaxi National Park Hiking and Biking Tour
Responded Jan 24, 2020
Dear Melina, Thank you very much for taking the time to write some words for us, we are glad that you enjoyed our Cotopaxi tour, this one can be definitely challenging for a lot of people, but we believe that the most challenging it is, the best memories it makes, thank you again for sharing your experience, and you are more than welcome in Ecuador if some day you decide to visit us again. Ecuatraveling team!
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halona6598 wrote a review Nov 2019
Atlanta, Georgia5 contributions1 helpful vote
Our group was so lucky on that day that we visited. There was barely any fog and the sun made the glacier sparkle! It was about a 45 min hike from the parking lot to the 1st Refugio; I took many breaks to catch my breath from the altitude, but I just enjoyed the view and took
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from pablorQ8005YU, Owner at Cotopaxi National Park Hiking and Biking Tour
Responded Nov 25, 2019
Dear Halona, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, we are super glad to hear that you enjoyed our program, we understand that this is challenging and in some points even demanding, but I think the reward of being in such a beautiful place make it worth it. Once again thank you for have chosen us and to write for us, this encourage us to keep working hard every day. Ecuatraveling Staff!
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My favorite trip so far in Ecuador
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Amazing experience
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