Cotopaxi National Park
Cotopaxi National Park
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kzoojarjar
Kalamazoo, MI24 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Drove 90 minutes to be told I could not enter with my dog. They did not provide any other options. I tried to tie my dog to a tree outside the park then a ranger told me I could not do it because it would hurt the tree. No attempt to help. No empathy. Never going back again.
Written 27 December 2021
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Curlskim
Cuenca, Ecuador48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
What a great time visiting this pristine and historic park in the Valley of Volcanos. One can climb Volcan Cotopaxi or Volcan Ruminahui
Written 24 May 2021
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Nicola Bettale
Bogota, Colombia4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
We visit the Cotopaxi National Park without any organized tour. We woke up early (6 am), we went to Quitumbe bus terminal and got a bus to Latacunga (around 3.5 USD). You have to ask the bus driver to drop you at the bridge stop.This way will take you to the main Park's entrance. From the bridge to the entrance, it is about 7 km. Once crossed the bridge, many jeep owners will propose you a tour up to the parking where you will start hiking to refuge. The cost of this tour is about 25 USD. We decide to try the option flag down.
We started to walk and about 10 minutes later a car stopped. It was a biologist driving up to restore flora and fauna. The car took us to the main entrance where you need to register by giving your ID or passport. Once registered, we started to walk towards the parking which is about 24 km. 1 minute after we started to walk we flagged down and a pick-up stopped. It was an ecuadorian family that was visiting the National Park for its first time. They accepted to give us a ride and we jumped in. We drove to the parking (4600 mt) and then we tried to hike to the refuge (4800 mt) but the atmospheric situation did not even allow us to begin.Too windy and cold. We had to find a shelter in the car and we all decided to visit the Limpiopungo lagoon which was on the way to the National Park's entrance.
If you want to try a more adventurous way of getting to the parking where to start hiking, we hardly suggest this COTOTAXI experience. It is worthy and cheap,it only costed us 7 USD each.
Written 11 January 2020
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woaishanghai
State College, PA419 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
About 2 hours from Quito, take an Uber here for 17 dollars; old town will be about 25. Ask your driver to come back at a preset time and place because there is hardly any network. If you have a tent, there's enough to get by. Find a hotel, a lodge or just hike.
Written 18 December 2019
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Maggie4659
321 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
When you just come from sealevel, you Slow down. roads are pretty good, didn't had a fwd, just Drive slowly. Don't forget your passport # at the entrance, and they definitly don't Open the gate before 8 pm. But Even waiting there was a Great experience. Entrance is free, but leaving some $ there is a good idea.
Written 13 November 2019
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Kktravels16
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Viewing the volcano from any angle is breathtaking. Tip - if you rent a truck with a guide, it’s best to do it between 4-5 people to lower the price! Bring snacks too as the restaurants can get a little pricey. Make sure to dress warm!
Written 9 November 2019
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CFEIII
Center, TX5,712 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The National Park is really pretty neat, but dress warmly and plan for wet weather. Going early might give you a view of the volcano. We went to a lake and took a short hike there.
Written 12 August 2019
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K Pastore
Hinsdale, IL678 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
You certainly feel the altitude as you look walk about the landscape of this beautiful volcano. The history and animals that reside there is something to learn about as you walk through the information center.
Written 24 July 2019
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Indiana_Jonesse
San Francisco, CA7,060 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
Cotopaxi is a National Park. Everyone must register and pay to enter. This is the place to do that. Take time to familiarize yourself on your inbound adventure. They also have shops, bathrooms and signs to capture the memories. Inside the park, the roads are not maintained and they call it “getting a massage”. According to our guide, the local authorities, if they have it their way, they will not fix at all. Their reason is for preservation. But we pay the fee to enter. At the time, they had mounds of “dirt” to fill the holes. Such primitive thinking.
Written 4 June 2019
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ctmlondon
London, UK236 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
A stunning national park which should be better known internationally given its beauty, landscape and mountains, although the fact that its lesser known means you can enjoy the experience with little impact from other tourists.
Written 31 May 2019
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