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3 days/2 nights

This program concentrates in Cotopaxi ascent. Rumiñahui 4,700m (15,420ft), located in Cotopaxi National Park is a great previous hike for acclimatization. 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 3 Days / 2 Nights Per day Altitude in m
Day Itinerary Accommodation Drive Hiking Max Accommodation
1 Rumiñahui Lodge 2,5 hrs 5 hrs 4700 3600
2 Cotopaxi refuge Refuge Jose Rivas 1 hrs 9 hrs 4800 4800
3 Climbing Cotopaxi 5897mts Back to Quito 2 hrs   5897 2800


Day 1: Cotopaxi National Park / Trekking Rumiñahui 4700m

Pickup at your hotel in Quito. Transfer to Cotopaxi National Park. The imposing Rumiñahui with 4700m a great hike to acclimatize for Cotopaxi. We start our tour at the edge of the stunning Limpiopungo lagoon at 3900m. We hike approx. 4-5h. The tour ends directly at the Lodge (3600m).

Accommodation: Lodge                Meals: box lunch, dinner

Day 2: Climbing Mountain Refuge 4800m / Cotopaxi

The morning helps us to relax and spend a few pleasant hours in the lodge. We will have early lunch to head out around noon in the direction of the National Park. The road to Cotopaxi 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: breakfast, box lunch, dinner

Day 3: Climbing Cotopaxi 5897m and back to Quito

The big day of the trip begins shortly after midnight at 4800m. 5 -6 hours we will need 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 for ascent.

NET rates per person in USD 3 days / 2 nights program:


Tourist First Class
1 guest 2 guests 1 guest 2 guests
Ecuador Activo Cotopaxi     3d /2n 1.332 726 1.392 792
*2 Guests rate in double basis per person


Kindly note mountain refuges have shared rooms with cots. Shared bathrooms.

Rate applies for deposit or bank wire payment. Payment with Visa or MasterCard in our online system has 5% surcharge.



  • Local certified English/Spanish-speaking mountain guide
  • Accommodation mentioned above
  • Private transportation
  • Meals mentioned in program above
  • Transportation, Accommodations, meals for all guides and driver


Not included:

  • Airfare
  • 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
  • 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 payments through bank wire without surcharge. We accept only certified local bank Checks. Visa or MasterCard accepted on our online payment system.


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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