Around 06h45, we will leave Quito, we will pass by a site where we can see the extension of the city from the South Eastern part, we will continue and we will go to have breakfast (at tourist cost), in a restaurant with the best Ecuadorian gastronomy on the way to the Cotopaxi volcano. After breakfast we will head towards the entrance to the Cotopaxi National Park, in this place we will make the registration of tourists and we will contact Tomás, our local guide of the National Park, who in the following will take us in an all-terrain vehicle towards the lagoon of Limpiopungo, located at 3,892 mols (12,769 ft). After making a tour and stopping at this lagoon, we wiil continue our journey to the parking lot under the José Rivas refuge at an altitude of 4700 mols (15,420 ft). We will proceed to climb slowly and with the control of our experienced guide to the José Rivas Refuge, which is 4,864 mols (15,958 ft). This climb will take us about an hour. Upon return we will be willing to visit another place where you can enjoy tasty seafood. During the whole trip we will take beautiful photos, as well as we will record the videos that will be our great memory If you need transportation on your arrival to Quito from the airport to your hotel and back, do not hesitate to ask me.
We know one of the highest active volcanoes in the world and step by step the way to arrive safely at the José Rivas refuge. This is an opportunity that can not be ignored during your stay in Quito. We have taken tourists to Cotopaxi and its surroundings for 5 years, on the way we stop at the best places to take beautiful photos and eat the best typical food. We know what delights tourists. Together with Ivanna, SuperHost: https://www.airbnb.es/rooms/4099817?s=51, my son Ayrton and Tomás, our guide of the Cotopaxi National Park, we have assisted hundreds of tourists in this unforgettable adventure.
Along the way, you will have the necessary fresh water and a little secret to reach the refuge José Rivas
In a comfortable car we'll be traveling from the meeting point to the Park and its return. In the park we will do a 4 x 4 car
The lagoon of Limpiopungo: Place of contact with nature, in this place it is possible to make a short walk, look at wild horses in their habitat and enjoy the associated flora and fauna. Refugio José Rivas: The José Rivas refuge of the Cotopaxi volcano, located at 4,864 meters above sea level (15,958 ft), which to achieve this must be promoted slowly, we have the experience to evaluate the visitors at each step and ensure that the objective.
Remember, when climbing the José Rivas refuge we will be in at around 36 Fahrenheit and sometimes drizzle and wind. It is necessary for you to wear gloves, a cap that cover your ears and a buff.