Breathtaking scenery from the world's highest active volcano. After an early morning drive east towards the Chillos Valley, head south, along the "Avenue of the Volcanoes", viewing the spectacular and breathtaking high plains surrounding the magnificent snow-capped Cotopaxi - the earth's highest active volcano (19347ft/5897m), with possibilities of seeing the Andean Condor. After lunch in the Limpiopungo valley (12540ft/3800m) ascend to El Parqueadero (15180ft/4600m). From this point you'll hike for about an hour to El Refugio, the volcano's refuge lodge (15840ft/4800m). A short walk from here will take you to the nearest glacier.
In the afternoon, travel to the quiet village of Pujili where you have the opportunity to purchase local goods, including a variety of fine ceramic fold art.
This tour operates on Wednesdays only.
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Kate was great to work with in the planning stage. She was prompt, helpful, and efficient. Our tour guide, Edwin, was knowledgeable and passionate. We were very happy to have traveled with Adventure Life, it made the trip easy and a true pleasure. We could concentrate on enjoying the experience rather than the details of travel.
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Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.