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2 days/1 night


This program concentrates in Cotopaxi ascent. The Cotopaxi 5,897 m (19,347 ft.) is the second highest mountain in Ecuador and one of the highest active volcanoes in the world. While active, it is the most frequently climbed mountain in the country and one of the most visited peaks in South America.  We recommend this program for guests that have a good previous acclimatization in Ecuador




COTOPAXI 2 Days / 1 Night

Per day

Altitude in m









Cotopaxi refuge

Refuge Jose Rivas

1 hrs

9 hrs




Climbing Cotopaxi 5897mts

Back to Quito

2 hrs




Day 1: Climbing Mountain Refuge 4800m / Cotopaxi

We pick you up at your hotel in Quito. We head to the direction of Cotopaxi National Park. The road to Cotopaxi refuge by is unique. You often see wild animals such as horses, bulls, birds, rabbits and foxes. We drive almost 1h from 2900m to 4500m, where we leave our car. The last 300mts to the hut we make by foot. Before sunset we have dinner and try to sleep a few hours, at midnight our adventure will start. The unique and compelling Cotopaxi 5897m is waiting for us.

Accommodation: Refuge Jose Ribas        Meals: box lunch, dinner

Day 2: Climbing Cotopaxi 5897m and back to Quito

The big day of the trip begins shortly after midnight at 4800m. 6-7 hours will be needed to get to the main summit of the World famous Cotopaxi (5897m). A complete alpine glacier hike, surrounded by beautiful mountains and the lights of the capital in the background. The goal of ascension is to reach the summit when the sun rises to enjoy the magnificent colors and views. We need 2-3 hours for the descent. We return to your hotel in Quito.

Meals: light breakfast pre- ascent.

NET rates per person in USD 2 days / 1 night program:


1 guest $696

2 guests $360 per person



  • Local certified English/Spanish-speaking mountain guide
  • Accommodation mentioned above
  • Private transportation in guide´s car
  • Meals mentioned in program above
  • Transportation, Accommodations, meals for guide


Not included:

  • Airfare, accommodation in Quito or other city
  • Soft and alcoholic beverages
  • Extras and services not mentioned above
  • Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Glacier, climbing and extra trekking gear (we can assist with the rental)
  • Taxes 12 % VAT, applies only to Ecuadorians
  • Rate applies for deposit or bank wire payment. Payment with Visa or MasterCard in our online system has 5% surcharge.




Payment Policy: 

Full prepayment is required 30 days prior guests arrival to confirm services.

We accept credit cards Visa and MasterCard through our online secure payment website. Checks not accepted.


Cancellation Policy: 

Cancellations must be notified at least 15 days prior to the date of guests’ arrival. If notification is received in less than 14 days prior arrival, no refund applies. Refund of the prepayment will be upon agency´s discretion and cancellation motive.


Security and health are a priority in our programs. If weather and mountain conditions are not safe/optimal or if guests are not in a good health condition, the guide and agency reserve the right to modify itineraries accordingly. Extra charges may apply.


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