Cotopaxi Full day tour

$100/ Per person

by Ambaturismo | Transfer, Tourist Transportation and Adventure Tourism


Embark on a full-day excursion to discover the wonders of Ecuador's most visited National Park, home to the imposing Cotopaxi Volcano, the second highest active volcano in the world. During this guided tour, you will admire breathtaking landscapes, learn about the local flora and fauna, and even hike to the José Rivas Refuge located at 4,864 meters above sea level (15,958 feet).

What to bring?

  • Camera.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Warm clothes.
  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Water bottle (1 liter).


  • Lunch.
  • Tour guide.
  • Travel assistance.
  • Tourism transportation.
  • Admission to the Reserve.

Does not include

  • Additional snacks and refreshments during the trip.


Cotopaxi Full day tour

8:00 AM: Departure from the city of Banos de Agua Santa in a private vehicle.

10:00 AM: Arrival at the first station "Control Caspi", located at 3200 meters above sea level (10,498 feet).

10:30 AM: Continue by vehicle to the "Mariscal Sucre" Interpretation Center, located at 3800 meters above sea level (12,467 feet). Visit the center for 30 minutes to learn about the flora, fauna, and history of the Cotopaxi volcano.

11:45 AM: Travel by vehicle to the parking lot located at 4500 meters above sea level (14,763 feet).

12:00 PM: Start of the hike to the José Rivas Refuge, the only refuge on Cotopaxi, located at 4800 meters above sea level (15,748 feet). The ascent takes approximately 1 hour.

1:00 PM: Arrival at the José Rivas Refuge.

1:30 PM: In favorable weather conditions, you can continue the hike to the volcano's glaciers.

2:00 PM: Descent of the volcano to the parking lot, with an approximate duration of 1 hour.

3:00 PM: Lunch.

6:00 PM: Arrival in the city of Banos. 

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