Cotopaxi National Park - Things To Do in Quito - LikeALocal Guide

The highest active
volcano in the world!

Cotopaxi National Park

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Why locals love it

This is one of the most popular visits of locals on a weekend and one of the most visited National Parks in the country after the Galapagos Islands. Although it is not in the city, to get the volcano is less than 1h30m by the E35 highway. It's very easy and stunning!

Why you should visit it

With its 5897 meters, this is the highest active snow capped volcano in the world and the second in Ecuador after the Chimborazo. The landscape around is very similar to that of the moon. You can see wild horses introduced several years ago and also native animals such as wolves or white-tiled deer, as well as several Andean birds.

Special tip

You can hike around Limpiopungo lake or go until the refuge on the snow! Attention with the altitude!

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climbing Cotopaxi is a unique experience!
a unique experience. Very powerfull
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