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#1 of 13 Nature & Parks in Cotopaxi Province
Cotopaxi National Park is beautiful from the stunning volcano itself (second highest active volcano in the world ... ok you wanted to know ... the highest active volcano is in Bolivia) to the herds of wild horses
It takes about one hour to drive to the top, on the way there are beautiful stops like the lagoon etc at the top (not volcano top but highest point by car), you can walk up for one hour to a rest place with great...
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#2 of 13 Nature & Parks in Cotopaxi Province
Quilatoa is definitely worth a visit: great hike, amazing view (paradise for photographers), and within striking distance of Quito.
This is one wonderful spot in Ecuador, unbelievable beauty green water, offers plenty of great spots to enjoy the scenery of this unique crater.
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#3 of 13 Nature & Parks in Cotopaxi Province
We picked up Paulina who spoke excellent English and was a very valuable addition to our park experience (as well as an excellent photographer for couples photos!).
It was a wonderful way to see the countryside around Quito along with seeing the wild horses who live at the base of the volcano.. Cotopaxi is magnificent.
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#4 of 13 Nature & Parks in Cotopaxi Province
... this is perfect...all the round of the Laguna is more and less 4 km and the vegetation is wounderful and you can see rabits too...is a quiet place and you can take a very nice pictures of the Cotopaxi Volcano
A magical glacial lake, home to dozens of types of migratory birds and a primary water source for wildlife from miles around.
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#5 of 13 Nature & Parks in Cotopaxi Province
A stunning national park which should be better known internationally given its beauty, landscape and mountains, although the fact that its lesser known means you can enjoy the experience with little impact from o...
Beware of the elevation, you can really feel it as soon as you arrive, and the walk to the refuge (about 1 km) can be daunting for some.
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#6 of 13 Nature & Parks in Cotopaxi Province
This natural canyon is full of gorgeous views from both sides, the canyon is steep as will your hike be if you hike down to the bottom.
I would love to hike along the ridge and down the river if time permitted.
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#7 of 13 Nature & Parks in Cotopaxi Province
This is an awesome trail that gives you the option to hike down to the water of this crater.
Would definately recommend kayaking on the lake, it felt very otherworldly.
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#8 of 13 Nature & Parks in Cotopaxi Province
The lodge and dwellings are hand made by a staff carpenter out of local wood, the cook and staff, the native guides, the wait staff are all professional and pleasant.
We were on walks, including a night walk, we visited the local communities, the canopy walk, we were on motorized canoes.
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#13 of 13 Nature & Parks in Cotopaxi Province