A Short Trek in the Cotopaxi National Park
Two-day Cotopaxi trek for £350pp
This two-day Cotopaxi trek is a great taster for people who don't want to do any serious hikes but would like to see the Cotopaxi National Park under their own steam. Speaking of steam, Cotopaxi itself is still an active volcano and this trek to base camp may be as close as you want to get.
And if you don't feel like trekking up to base camp we can arrange for you to spend the second-day horse-riding in the foothills of the more gentle Mount Rumiñahui...
Day One – Cotopaxi National Park
Leaving Quito this morning, we will head south down the Pan-American Highway towards the Cotopaxi National Park. On arrival, we will have a quick stop at the interpretation centre so you can learn what to look out for and then we will then head out for a walk on the lower slopes of Cotopaxi itself. In the late afternoon we will head back to our jeep for the short drive to Hacienda El Porvenir, where a hearty dinner is waiting.
Day Two - Base camp or horse-riding
What we do today is up to you: we can either trek up to the refuge, high at 4,800m on the upper slopes of Cotopaxi (about a 5 hour trek) or we can go horse-riding in the foothills of Rumiñahui like true gauchos...
Our standard price for this Cotopaxi trek is £350 per person and we can fit this trek into any of our holidays in Ecuador.
That price includes all transport between Quito and Cotopaxi, overnight accommodation in a local hacienda, the services of a guide, equipment, and all meals.