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Cotopaxi National Park 1 Day Tour

Cotopaxi National Park tour is an exciting day that begins with spectacular views of the unique Andean landscape
in the Avenue of the Volcanoes. Inside the national park we hike up to the refuge, which is situated at 4,810m
on the Cotopaxi snowline. Depending on conditions we will then hike up to 5,000m where it can be possible to
see the glacier. We will then have a short safety briefing before our descent on mountain bikes! There are two
sections to the mountain biking, the first of which we recommend to experienced riders. The journey finishes at
the beautiful lagoon at the base of Cotopaxi.
This tour goes to a height of 4,810m, it is important that you are prepared for this kind of altitude. We
recommend acclimatizing at least two days around 3,000m.
Tour Schedule
(Note: All times are approximate, EXCEPT starting time)

For your convenience you may choose to purchase a delicious breakfast at Restaurant Q to begin your day.
Schedule Itinerary
06:45
Leave from Q Restaurant (Plaza Foch) for transfer to Hosteria PapaGayo
08:00
Arrive to PapaGayo to pick up bikes and other clients and leave toward Cotopaxi
09:00
Enter to Cotopaxi National Park.
09:30
Explanations of the area, volcanoes, animals, etc.
10:45
Arrive at the parking lot at 4,500m, and begin hike up to Jose Rivas refuge.
11:30
Reach refuge at 4,810m. Rest & enjoy the view
12:00
Hike to the glaciers (decision of the guide depending on the weather) 5,000m and return to the
parking lot. Drive to departure point.
14:00
Equipment and bikes check and short briefing begin decent on mountain bike.
14:35
Arrive at Laguna Limpiopungo via bike. After short rest depart Cotopaxi National Park.
15:30
Lunch at PapaGayo
16:00
Chocolate cake and hot coffee/tea (you have the option to stay the night in Hosteria PapaGayo
dont hesitate to ask us for more information)
18:00
Return to Q Restaurant (Plaza Foch)

The package includes: Professional bilingual guide, transport to/from Quito, lunch, mountain bike & helmet.
The package excludes: Tips for guide.
Extra: For this tour you can rent a professional high quality bike for an additional cost starting from $45.
You have the choice between a Rockhopper Comp 29, Rockhopper Pro Evo 29, and especially designed for
women the Jett 29.
Important: For the use of bicycles, you will be kindly asked in PapaGayo to sign a document that you accept
responsibility of the good use of the bicycle and asked to let an identity document that will be given back after
the tour. Thanks for your understanding.

Juan Len Mera N24-156 y Jos Calama Telefax : 02 252 9297 Telf: 099 462 265/9
email: info@gulliver.com.ec - web: http://www.gulliver.com.ec
Quito Ecuador

Cotopaxi National Park 1 Day Tour

Necessary Equipment:
- Warm clothing (including a change of clothes)
- Water
- Cotton pants

- Gloves, Scarf, Hat


- Hiking shoes/boats
- Long socks
- Waterproof jacket

- Sunglasses
- Camera
- Sun cream
- Snacks

Cotopaxi has its own micro-climate and the weather in the area is very unpredictable, so please be prepared with
warm and waterproof clothes (you can buy some gloves, scarf and hat to indigenous women selling in the
National Park entrance). The tour will leave in any weather.
It is important that you have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of
any known medical conditions or dietary requirements you have.

All Gulliver cars come with advanced satellite tracking devices to control position and speed, or for extra safety in
an unlikely case of an accident. Every car has full insurance.
We always make sure to fulfill the highest security and safety standards for all our clients.
We put a lot of effort in organizing the tour; therefore cancellations require 24hrs notice by which we would give
you a 50% refund, Cancellations will not be refunded with a shorter time notice.

Please note tips for our guides are not included in the price. If you enjoyed your trip, a tip of around 10% would
be greatly appreciated.
GOOD LUCK, HAVE FUN AND ENJOY YOUR ADVENTURE!

Juan Len Mera N24-156 y Jos Calama Telefax : 02 252 9297 Telf: 099 462 265/9
email: info@gulliver.com.ec - web: http://www.gulliver.com.ec
Quito Ecuador