COTOPAXI NATIONAL PARK
In this tour you’ll head south through the Avenue of the Volcanoes, the first part of this trip can be done on board the train from the station located in Chimbacalle (south of the city) till the town of Machachi (train operates from Thursday to Sunday).
Once inside the park the Cotopaxi volcano with its 5.898 m. will welcome you. Your transport will take you to the Interpretation Center first and to the plain of Limpiopungo where you’ll take a short trip to the lagoon with the same name which is formed with the water collected form Rumiñahui. This is a special spot for birth watching as well as some amphibians.
If you feel good enough you’ll be able to take a short but strenuous hike to the first refuge of the volcano, from this site you’ll be rewarded with panoramic view of all the Andes.
This day may be complemented with a visit to:
Rose farm vist
Horse back ridding in one of old haciendas
Visit to Indian markets of Saquisili, Pujili or Zumbahua (markets have operation days).
At the end of the day your transport will drive you back to your hotel.