Day Tour: Quilotoa Lagoon and Cotopaxi National Park

Tour from Quito to Latacunga, Ecuador

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Visit Quilotoa and the Cotopaxi Nationalpark

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Excursion to Quilotoa Lagoon and Cotopaxi Nationalpark

The group will get an early morning start on the drive 80 kilometers south to the Cotopaxi National Park.

Depending on the working day, the first stop is a visit to one of the great indigenous markets of the region - Pujilí, Saliciquí, Ambato or Latacunga. After this quintessential Ecuadorean experience, you will drive to the Cotopaxi National Park.

Awakening in August 2015, Cotopaxi is one of the world's highest active volcanoes. Drive up to the cabin and take a beautiful hike overlooking the volcano as it spits ash. With good visibility conditions, this is a magical experience. In some cases, your guide may take you to Cotopaxi before the market so as to catch the best weather and visibility conditions.

After lunch, we drive on to the Quilotoa Lagoon, sparkling beautiful shades of blue and turquoise. A narrow path leads down to the shore of the lagoon and, if you prefer not to walk back up the hill, you can hitch a ride on a mule on the way back.

Important information: The Wanderbus continues to Baños. All other tour options return to Quito.

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