Full-Day Hike and Bike Cotopaxi National Park from Quito
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Full-Day Hike and Bike Cotopaxi National Park from Quito

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Stop At: Quito Old Town, Quito Ecuador

Leave from Plaza Foch in Quito at 07:00 (so please be there at 6:50) or from The Old Town location at 07:20 (so please be there at 7:10) for transport to Cotopaxi. Breakfast at a local restaurant

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador

At 09:30 you will begin hiking ascent to the refuge, and at 11:30 you will begin biking descent. Then lunch at local restaurant.

Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Quito Old Town, Quito Ecuador

Back to Quito

Duration: 2 hours

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  • Mountainbike & helmet
  • Transportation from and to Quito’s meeting point.
  • Meals as described in itinerary (1x breakfast 1x lunch).
  • 24/7 assistance in Dutch, English and Spanish.
  • Entry/Admission - Cotopaxi National Park
Not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Personal health & travel insurance
  • Optional tips for the guide
  • Personal expenses
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Important things to bring: warm and waterproof clothing, rain jacket, gloves, a big bottle of water, sun block SPF 50-100, a cap or hut, a scarf or buff, sunglasses and passport.
  • Keep in mind that climate at 4000 meters can change suddenly from sunny to cold with stormy winds and wet snow.
  • It is important that you will have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have
  • The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather, National Park regulations or notifications and unpredictable circumstances
  • Please note: For the use of bicycles, you will be kindly asked to sign a document that you accept responsibility of the good use of the bicycle and you will be asked to let an identity document that will be given back after the tour. Thank you for your comprehension
  • Necessary equipment: Please bring with you the following items: warm clothing (including a change of clothes) gloves, scarf, hat, sunglasses, long socks, cotton pants and waterproof jacket. Water. Hiking shoes/boots. Camera. Snacks. Sun cream
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • In order to process your reservation please help us with all this information:
  • Meeting point:
  • In La Mariscal (new town) area: the bus leaves at 7am from the corner of Juan Leon Mera and Mariscal Foch (in front of the Magic Bean restaurant). Please be there at 6:50am.
  • In the Historical centre (old town) area: the bus leaves at 6:40am from Cafe Jumandi (Caldas street E1-83 and Rios street, diagonal of the San Blas church). Please be there at 6:30am
  • Arrival and departure information of international flights
  • Whatsapp phone number (in case you use Whatsapp and would like us to contact you that during your stay via Whatsapp)
  • For all guests:
  • Passport numbers
  • Date of birth
  • Nationality
  • Food restrictions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please take into consideration that lunch will be served at around 03:00 PM, so it is recommended to bring some extra food.
  • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precaution to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat ‘street food’, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Brian M
5 | 2019-04-29

Was a great day trip to an amazing destination. Good food for breakfast and lunch. Gerardo was an excellent guide and took care of the whole group. He was very encouraging on the hike and told us a lot of great information about Cotopaxi and the local culture. Be sure to dress warmly! It is very cold - I usually don't bring gloves or a hat to this type of thing but I wish I had them at Cotopaxi! Great day anyway though - would definitely do again.

5 | 2018-10-05

Had a lot of fun on this tour. It is very strenuous, but WORTH IT!!!

johanna h
5 | 2017-12-03

This was the highlight of my time in the Quito area. The tour guides Marco and Oscar were fantastic.

Kevin W
5 | 2017-10-14

Great tour! Our guides were quite knowledgeable and helpful. Lots of altitude change.

Susan B
5 | 2017-08-29

Great tour! Recommend taking the day to hike Cotopaxi but only select the bike if you are confident. Trail is rugged.

5 | 2017-08-21

Excellent Tour

Rashid S
5 | 2017-07-23

This was amazing day trip in late June. our tour guide Lois was very informative and helpful. I would highly recommend it to all. Just be prepared for the cold.

5 | 2017-03-20

This was an amazing tour. Our guide Omar showed us lots of volcanoes and presented lots of interesting information on the drive to Cotopaxi. The hike itself was really challenging. This is not easy. The visibility was close to zero and it was snowing on us as we climbed to the refuge. I appreciated the strenuous physical challenge, but it is not for everybody. I then rode my bike down the mountain to a lagoon. The unfavorable weather did not spoil it at all for me! I loved the view and the cool weather. It was a super experience and our guide Omar helped everyone along the way. Highly recommended!

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