Galapagos PRO Recommendation: Cotopaxi National Park

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Visit Cotopaxi National Park

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Cotopaxi National Park

Galapagos PRO recommendation: This excursion should not be missed in your Ecuador experience.

The highest active volcano in the world has awoken in August 2015 and regularly spits ashes in the air. You can drive to the retreat at 4,800 m and take a beautiful hike with a view of the volcano. On a clear day, this is truly an awe inspiring experience. Then drive to the Limpiopungo Lagoon for an interesting walk.

The Laguna Limpiopungo can be circumnavigated in a magnificent one hour walk to observe waterfowl and wild horses set against the incredible backdrop of a mountainous panorama.

From the main path, a slope rises steeply to the south up the volcano. After a few hairpin bends you reach a parking lot at 4,600 m. It is only possible to walk from there on a gravel path to the nearby refuge Refugio José Ribas at 4,800 m, from where most climbers set out for the summit after midnight on the north ascent route. Here you can have a hot chocolate and get a stamp on your passport while you admire the view.

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