LATACUNGA – COTOPAXI
Have you ever been near an active volcano?? Well, in this trip we will bike close to the second highest active volcano in the world! And, if lucky, we will see some of that activity! After a two hour drive to 3800 meters above sea level (12500 ft ASL), we will hike to the Limpiopungo lagoon and then, you’ll begin the thrilling, yet easy, decent through the beautiful paramo ecosystem to the southernmost entrance of the Cotopaxi National Park. The trail mostly consist of a series of dirt paths along 10 Km (about 6.2 miles) of incredible landscapes of the “Avenue of the Volcanoes” and it’s spectacular views, such as an amazing glaciar lagoon that will inspire awe for it’s gorgeous location between the Cotopaxi and Rumiñahui volcanoes.
7 am Pick up from the meeting point (location depending on the hotel you’re staying) Drive around 2 hours south to the Cotopaxi National Park Visit to Interpretation Center Explanation about the park, volcano, plants and animals Hiking from Rinconada or camping site to Limpiopungo Lagoon (45 minutes aprox.) Biking to the control (1 hour aprox.) Lunch Return to Quito
PRICE PER PERSON $65
DEPARTURE DAYS Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
INCLUDED: Private transportation, english speaking guide, bike, helmet, lunch.