Cotopaxi volcano - Tourist destination of the Ecuadorian Andes

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Cotopaxi volcano - Tourist destination of the Ecuadorian Andes
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Tourist destination of the Ecuadorian Andes

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Cotopaxi Tour, Photo Patricio Guaras; 2019

The Cotopaxi is located within the Cotopaxi National Park, which was created in 1975 and has an area of 33,393 hectares.

The National Nark has the majority visit in the continental area of the equator, for the large natural spectacle offered by the colossus and its surroundings.

The Cotopaxi volcano has 5,897 meters above sea level, “19,347 feet” and is considered or not of the highest active volcano in the world, such that national and foreign tourists want to reach the top of the emblematic volcano at the equator. In addition, the Cotopaxi Volcano records its last pre-eruptive activity that began in 2015, in that year the volcano expelled gases and great amount of volcanic ash, for this natural phenomenon the Cotopaxi National Park was closed until 2016, after the volcano had a moderate activity, the Ecuadorian government decided to open the doors to whole visitors who wish to know and admire this beautiful natural treasure.

 

Activities within Cotopaxi National Park

 

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Cotopaxi Tour, Photo Patricio Guaras; 2019

The Cotopaxi National Park is considered one of the favorite sites by tourists for practice some activities such as:

Climbing Mountain: You can perform this sport and try to get the summit of the volcano and you only need two days.

Mountain bike: Very easy to do, cause there are some trails and enjoy a spectacular view of valleys covered by a great variety in flora and fauna, surely will be good memories among your family or friends.

Horseback riding, Camping

Inside of The National Park, we can find the beautiful valley Limpiopungo so extensive that you can do horseback riding, camping, bird watching and we will see volcanoes around of it.

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS WITHIN COTOPAXI NATIONAL PARK.

We can find how:

  • The Limpipungo Lagoon, is located at 3,800 m.s.n.m (12,769. feet) and covers 200 hectares, in which we can observe different types of birds,
  • Rumiñahui Volcano has a height of 4,721 m.s.n.m (15,489 feet), very ideal for the practice of half a mountain and acclimatization to achieve higher peaks such as Cotopaxi volcano.
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Tour Cotopaxi, Photo Patricio Guaras; 2019

 

HOW TO GET THERE?

From Quito is 1 hour and 30 minutes to access by the Caspi control or “enter south” of the Cotopaxi National Park

COST ENTRY

Free

VISITING TIME.

The whole year.

CHECK IN TIME

From 8.30 am to 15:00 pm

PERSONAL CONCLUTION.

The Cotopaxi National Park is one of the places you should visit here we can find  great variety of flora, fauna, volcanoes, valleys, rivers, among others, it is definitely a treasure worth knowing and passing unforgettable moments in this natural landscape.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

ARMANDO PATRICIO GUARAS CALUGUILLIN.

NATIONAL TOPURIST GUIDE

INSTRUCTOR SOME SPORTS SUCH ASS:

 ROCK CLIMBING/MOUNTAIN CLIMBING/ PARAGLIDING PILOT APPI P3.

E-MAIL: patricio-g1060@hotmail.com

QUITO-ECUADOR.

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