COTOPAXI BIKE AND HIKE - 1 Day

A one hour and 30 minutes from the Quito, by the pan-American south, crossing a part of the andes mountain range and the village of Machachi place known for livestock and agriculture at the foothills of Pasochoa and Rumiñahui on the right and left the Heart Hill with the wonderful ilinizas we will have our first technical stop at an altitude of 2945m (9662.07 ft) for Acclimatization, breakfast and photographs. 

Our second stop will be at the entrance to Cotopaxi 3200m National Park  (10498.69 ft), people from surrounding communities await us with souvenir sales. Cotopaxi National Park is the second most visited at equator after the Galapagos Islands, its main attraction the Cotopaxi Volcano with an altitude of 5987m (19347.11 feet), is the highest active volcano in the world, thousands of tourists visit you a month for being one of the main tourist attractions near Quito.

The most accomplished activities are climbing to the top, hiking, horseback riding and cycling, our 1 day tour, combines up to 3 activities hike to the glaciers from 4600 m(15091.86 ft) parking loting at 5100m (16732.28 feet) Perpetual glacier, its ease of climbing to this height without having technical equipment, in no experience is possible because our transport arrives to the parking lot, after descending from the glacier we will make descent by bike optional activity but very fun from the upper part of the volcano to the lower part of the park Laguna de Limpiopungo 3850 m (12631.23 ft) and the people who take Cabalgata will make it camping area and springs, lower part.

Overview

A one hour and 30 minutes from the Quito, by the pan-American south, crossing a part of the andes mountain range and the village of Machachi place known for livestock and agriculture at the foothills of Pasochoa and Rumiñahui on the right and left the Heart Hill with the wonderful ilinizas we will have our first technical stop at an altitude of 2945m (9662.07 ft) for Acclimatization, breakfast and photographs. 

Itinerary

Day 1

1.- Departure from Marshal 7:00 AM (Calles Juan León Mera and Foch corner, Sector PLAZA FOCH) / PLAZA DE SAN BLA 7:15 AM.
2.- Breakfast in Machachi.
3.- Entrance to Cotopaxi National Park.
4.- Lower part explanation of the National Park endemic flora and fauna.
5.- It depends on the weather photos lower to 3600m (11811.02 ft). (People who have the activity of Horses your guide will be waiting for you in this sector 3 hours).
6.- Arribo Parking 4600m (15091.86 ft).
7.- Explanation on the walk to the Shelter 4800m (15748.03 feet) and Glaciers 5100m (16732.28 feet).
8.- Return Parking.
9.- Explanation for people who took the option of cycling descent.
10.- Photographs lagoon of Limpiopungo until the bikes are loaded.
11.- Departure from the National Park to the same restaurant in the morning for lunch.
12.- Return to Quito (If you have the program 2 days with Quilotoa transfer to the Machachi inn)

From $ 50.00
per Adult
From $ 30.00
per Child
From $ 30.00
per Infant