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Cotopaxi National Park and Indigenous Market Experience

6 hours +/-

Tour Description

Our day begins by traveling to the southern part of the highlands, through the Avenue of the Volcanoes. During the journey, we will have a marvelous view of the Cotopaxi Volcano, one of the highest active snow-capped volcanoes in the world. We will stop for a visit at one of the markets in this region and will gain an understanding of the local culture and the process of bartering. After this introduction to the local culture, we will drive along the Pan-American Highway towards the Cotopaxi Volcano with an elevation of 5,897 meters. Once there, we will reach the entrance to Cotopaxi National Park and will drive through a pine forest to Limpiopungo lagoon, a glacial Andean lake located at 3,800 meters. We will have a magnificent view of the impressive Cotopaxi volcano. Weather conditions permitting, we will drive to the parking lot located at 4,500 meters in order to hike up to the shelter at 4,800 meters.

Following our visit to the park, and as time allows, we will have an opportunity to shop at an Indigenous Market in this area.

 Tour Notes

  • Comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, hat, and jacket are recommended
  • Sequence, times and visits are subject to change
  • Lunch available for an added cost

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