Cotopaxi Volcano, Full Day Tour from Quito

Immerse yourself in the stunning beauty of the Andes Mountains and the active Cotopaxi volcano with this full day tour from Quito. Nestled within the Cotopaxi National Park, the towering peak of Cotopaxi rises to an impressive 5,897 meters above sea level. This area is home to a remarkable variety of flora and fauna, and provides the perfect backdrop for a day of adventure and exploration. Whether you’re a nature lover, a hiker, or simply someone looking for a unique and memorable experience, this tour is the perfect way to experience the beauty of Cotopaxi and the surrounding national park. Soak in the breathtaking views, enjoy the serenity of the natural surroundings, and marvel at the majesty of this active volcano.

About this tour

Price / 86 USD

You must pay before the tour starts



The tour starts at 7:00 hrs


10 hours

Included / not included

Tourist transport

All entrances

Experienced tour guide

Food and drinks

Gratuities for the guide (optional)

Meeting point

This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.

Quito Tour Bus / Bulevar Naciones Unidas, Naciones Unidas Ave, Quito 170506, Ecuador.

What to bring

Winter jacket from June to October

Comfortable shoes

Extra information

Cotopaxi Volcano

The Cotopaxi Volcano is one of the most iconic natural landmarks in Ecuador, known for its distinctive shape and location within the Andes Mountains. At 5,897 meters above sea level, Cotopaxi is one of the highest active volcanoes in the world and a popular destination for tourists and adventure seekers. With a history of frequent eruptions, the volcano continues to shape the surrounding landscape and provide a unique habitat for a variety of flora and fauna. Whether you’re interested in its geological and geomorphological significance or simply want to take in its stunning beauty, a visit to the Cotopaxi Volcano is an unforgettable experience. From its picturesque snow-capped peak to its serene crater lake, this active volcano is a marvel of nature that shouldn’t be missed.

Journey from Quito to Cotopaxi

The drive from Quito to Cotopaxi National Park takes approximately 1-2 hours, depending on traffic and road conditions. The park is located in the Andes Mountains and is a popular destination for visitors seeking adventure and stunning natural scenery. Whether you’re traveling by car or public transportation, the journey to Cotopaxi is relatively straightforward and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Once you arrive at the park, you can spend as much time as you like exploring the area, whether you’re taking a leisurely hike or tackling one of the more challenging trails. With a rich history and diverse array of flora and fauna, Cotopaxi National Park is well worth a visit and the journey from Quito is an enjoyable one.