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Cotopaxi Hiking and Biking Shared Day Tour provided by Rebecca Adventure Travel

Cotopaxi Hiking and Biking Shared Day Tour

Cotopaxi Hiking and Biking Shared Day Tour
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Last updated: Jun 24, 2020
A note from Cotopaxi Hiking and Biking Shared Day Tour
Travelers must bring with them extra sanitary items to be used during the entire tour. Transportation: Passengers will be seated skipping a place to maintain the distance required. Medicine: Travelers should bring their medications from their countries.
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travelers
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Meet your guide at Plaza Foch in the La Mariscal area of Quito. Set out on the scenic journey, winding into the Andes and passing along the dramatic ‘Avenida de los Volcanes’ (Route of the Volcanoes). Along the way, stop for breakfast at a local restaurant and enjoy views of the Limpiopungo lagoon. On arrival in the Cotopaxi National Park, jump out to begin your hike, climbing up to a refuge at 15,780 feet (4,810 meters) on the Cotopaxi Volcano snowline. It’s a challenging hike, but you’ll be rewarded with incredible views over the mountains and glaciers below. Depending on weather conditions, perhaps continue hiking up to 16,400 feet (5,000 meters) before getting ready for the second part of your adventure. After being paired with a suitable mountain bike and listening to the safety briefing, set off on an exhilarating downhill bike ride, zipping down the mountainside on one of two trails – suitable for either less-experienced or advanced mountain bikers. Back at the starting point, your driver will be waiting to take you to a local restaurant, where you can re-fuel with a hearty lunch before driving back to the city. Your tour ends back in Plaza Foch.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 29628P16
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Transportation from and to Quito’s meeting point. • Meals as described in itinerary (1x breakfast 1x lunch) • Mountain bike & helmet • 24/7 assistance in Dutch, English and Spanish
Exclusions
Hotel pick up and drop-off • Extra drinks and food • Tips for guide • Personal health & travel insurance • Personal expenses
Duration
9h 30m
Departure details
Centro Histórico, Quito, Ecuador Departure Point: Leave from the “Old Town” location at 07:20. Address: the bus leaves at 07:20 AM from Caldas street E1-83 and Rios street, diagonal of the San Blas church. Please be there at 07:10 AM. *Please let us know upon confirmation the desired pick-up location
Plaza Foch, Quito 170143, Ecuador Leave from Plaza Foch in Quito at 07:00. Address: the bus leaves at 07:00 AM from the corner of Juan Leon Mera and Mariscal Foch (in front of the Magic Bean restaurant). Please be there at 06:50 AM. *Please let us know upon confirmation the desired pick-up location
Inclusions
Transportation from and to Quito’s meeting point. • Meals as described in itinerary (1x breakfast 1x lunch) • Mountain bike & helmet • 24/7 assistance in Dutch, English and Spanish
Exclusions
Hotel pick up and drop-off • Extra drinks and food • Tips for guide • Personal health & travel insurance • Personal expenses
Departure details
Centro Histórico, Quito, Ecuador Departure Point: Leave from the “Old Town” location at 07:20. Address: the bus leaves at 07:20 AM from Caldas street E1-83 and Rios street, diagonal of the San Blas church. Please be there at 07:10 AM. *Please let us know upon confirmation the desired pick-up location
Plaza Foch, Quito 170143, Ecuador Leave from Plaza Foch in Quito at 07:00. Address: the bus leaves at 07:00 AM from the corner of Juan Leon Mera and Mariscal Foch (in front of the Magic Bean restaurant). Please be there at 06:50 AM. *Please let us know upon confirmation the desired pick-up location
Duration
9h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Important things to bring: warm and waterproof clothing, rain jacket, gloves, a big bottle of water, sun block SPF 50-100, a cap or hut, a scarf or buff, sunglasses and passport.
Keep in mind that climate at 4000 meters can change suddenly from sunny to cold with stormy winds and wet snow.
It is important that you will have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have
The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather, National Park regulations or notifications and unpredictable circumstances
In order to process your reservation please help us with all this information:
Arrival and departure information of international flights
Whatsapp phone number (in case you use Whatsapp and would like us to contact you that during your stay via Whatsapp)
For all guests:
Passport numbers
Date of birth
Nationality
Food restrictions
Medical restrictions
Not wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Please take into consideration that lunch will be served at around 03:00 PM, so it is recommended to bring some extra food.
Please note: 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: Please bring with you the following items: warm clothing (including a change of clothes) gloves, scarf, hat, sunglasses, long socks, cotton pants and waterproof jacket. Water. Hiking shoes/boots. Camera. Snacks. Sun cream
In order to process your reservation please help us with all this information: Meeting point In La Mariscal or In the Historical centre (old town)
Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precaution to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat ‘street food’, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
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  • 1
    Cotopaxi National Park
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • 2
    Cotopaxi National Park
    Stop: 4 hours
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  • You'll end at
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Doug N
Richmond, VA20 contributions
Best part of the trip to Ecuador
Please make it to Cotopaxi if you’re able. Making it up to the glacier was the highlight of the week. It really is amazing up there. The hike was a little tough but even if you’re in a serges shape it is doable. Our guide was great and very friendly. We did not get to bike down due to a sudden gale storm but with the weather would not have felt safe doing it anyways. The meals were adequate but nothing amazing. Get your own cocoa leaves or chocolate and water before hand. The shop in the park is airport prices.
Written January 17, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We fully agree that everybody who visits Ecuador has to visit the Cotopaxi, one of South America's most famous volcanoes and one of its most active ones. With its 5920 m it also one of the world's highest active volcanoes. By bike, by horse or just by a great walk is this great vulcano, you can book these tours with the Rebecca Adventure Travel team in Quito or Zupthen. And as you yourself have noticed, we are always dependent on the changing weather conditions near the volcano. Hope to see you soon again! Willem
Written January 26, 2019
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alexbuzek
Brighton and Hove, UK4 contributions
Amazing tour
Jul 2018 • Solo
The daily tour from Quito to the Cotopaxi volcano is amazing, as far as the weather is okay. We had extreme luck with the weather so both activities were really fun. The only thing I have to say negatively about the tour is that when you book the tour in a hostel, you can pay 50 Dollars.
But as far from the price difference everything was perfect. The guides are well educated too. So, to sum up, I can really recommend this tour.
Written July 5, 2018
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Thanks for your nice review. The tour is great indeed. With Rebecca Adventure Travel you pay maybe a few dollars more than at hostel for this tour, but now you know Rebecca's team in Quito will be on your side when some problems will occur or changes have to be made.
Written July 23, 2018
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Karen K
4 contributions
Spectacular views of Cotopaxi
Mar 2018 • Couples
We scheduled the Cotopaxi hiking and biking tour for our third day in Ecuador. Honestly, as we are in the “older” category I had some concerns about hiking at such a high altitude and worried if two days in Quito was enough acclimation. It turned out OK for me but not for my husband (who is six years older than I). We all assembled for the hike at a meeting place in Quito and got on our way. We stopped at a small restaurant for a delicious breakfast of eggs, pancakes with fruit, juice, and coffee. Then on to the national park. Our van climbed and climbed to the parking lot at about 14,000 ft where we started hiking. The trail was a series of switchbacks going up the volcano. It was tough due to the altitude but I wasn’t the last of our group. There were many other people hiking at the same time, including families with children. The view from so high was incredible. My husband decided to return to the van after hiking some. At the end of the trail is a stone house with food and drinks. You can also get your passport stamped, so bring it along. Some of our group continued up further on the volcano to the glacier. We returned to the van by a different, more direct route. Then, the guides drove us further down the volcano so we could start biking. The guides gave us detailed instructions about biking and using our brakes. It was a tough ride down – steep and bumpy with loose gravel. Surprisingly no one wiped out. The van was always near by if you wanted to abort your ride. I made it all the way down. We were very lucky at the end of the ride – the clouds lifted from Cotopazi and we got a full view of the volcano. The ride ended at a small lake, where we loaded up and headed back to Quito, stopping at the same restaurant for a basic but good dinner of chicken, rice, and veggies. Marco was the head guide for the trip. He spoke in Spanish and English, giving us background information about the area and volcano. He was knowledgeable and well spoken. He and the other guide were also attentive to the safety considerations of the tour. And, the van driver did a good job. Overall, this was quite an adventure and exciting.
Written March 12, 2018
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Hi Karen, thanks for your very detailed and positive review. It will certainly be usefull for our next guests of Rebecca Adventure Travel in Ecuador!! Best regards, Willem
Written March 13, 2018
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lauraspekulatius
9 contributions
Perfect activity for one day!
Mar 2018 • Friends
The tour is very well-organized, breakfast and lunch was very good and the English-speaking guides were friendly and explained us a lot. The hiking was amazing, we even climped until the snow-covered part! When you would like to see as much as possible around the Cotopaxi in just one day, I can really recommend this day trip!
Written March 11, 2018
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Thanks Laura for your very nice review! Best regards, Willem
Written March 13, 2018
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Ian H
Saint Paul, MN25 contributions
Cotopaxi hike and bike tour
Feb 2018 • Couples
We did this tour between a trip to the Galapagos and one to the Amazon basin. Rebecca Travel organized a pick up at our hotel in Puembo . Luis (our guide) was excellent and shared his perspective on his town Machachi which is on the way to Cotopaxi. Despite having spent the previous 7 days at sea level we got on Ok with the hike from the parking lot at 4400m to the snow line at the Refugio at 4800m . The zig zag trail up to the refuge (with hot chocolate etc available inside) and the scree run back down to the parking lot was awesome. The first 200m descent on the bike was quite rough and gravelly (take care) and then some sections of the road were rough washboard but no pedaling effort required. The scenery/views are fantastic; wisps of steam from the summit of Cotopaxi .
We hit the weather window with the clouds clearing on the N side from 10 am til about noon and had some great views of the summit . We biked along a smooth and quiet trail that ended up at the N gate (and was slight downhill all the way ) . Enjoyed a nice lunch in Machaci on the way back .
Written February 13, 2018
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Thanks for your detailed review Ian, it will certainly help our next guest who are going to do this tour. Hope to see you again in this wonderful Ecuador! best regards Rebecca
Written March 23, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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