2 Day Trip: QUITO – COTOPAXI - RIOBAMBA

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2 Day Trip: QUITO – COTOPAXI - RIOBAMBA

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Quito – Cotopaxi – Riobamba 2020

 

1st day:  Quito – Cotopaxi – Riobamba

Pick up from your hotel. Then we drive South through the Avenue of  Volcanoes. . First stop the Cotopaxi National Park,  located in the base of the Cotopaxi Volcano. Cotopaxi means "throat of fire" in indigenous language the incredible eruptions helped this surname, considered the highest active volcano in the world. First we visit the interpretation center and Limpiopungo lake (paramo grasslands / Ecuadorian equivalent of the arctic tundra), drive up to  4800m (15.000 ft) and trek up to Padre Rivas mountain climbing refuge (1 hour hiking). You will have the opportunity to touch and lay on the snow.

Optional lunch at the colonial hacienda La Ciénega an old hacienda of the XVII century. Then we continue to the Andean city of Riobamba, cradle of ecuadorian nationality, popularly known as Frio-bamba because it is surrounded by the majestic snow-covered volcano "Chimborazo” the highest peak in Ecuador 6310 m (20700 feet).

 

2nd day:  Riobamba -  Train – Devil’s Nose – Quito

After breakfast, early in the morning we depart to Alausi, just less tan 100km (62 miles), beautiful old town with one hundred houses. Time to take the spectacular train, considered the most dificult train of the xx century. You will descend gradually from the highlands to the lowlands, at times zigzagging, or hugging the cliffs. In the descending at the lowest point the incredible devils nose an interesting rock will appear in the horizon.  The train descends and then returns to Alausí again. Then we return to Quito.

 

 

Departure: Any day (except sunday)

 

 Day

 Route   

 Superior 

 Standard 

 Tourist 

 1st

 Quito - Cotopaxi – Riobamba   

Abraspungo

Abraspungo

Marquez del Rio

 2nd

 Riobamba – Train – Quito

 

 

 

 

Prices per person:

 

 Hotel

 Double Room 

 Supl. Single 

 1 pax

 Superior   

415

495

610

 Standar 

360

380

500

 Tourist

315

325

435

 

(*) Single supplement: For those persons that belong to a group and prefer a single accommodation.

(*) Solo Traveler: This prices are for the persons that are traveling solo.

 

The Package Includes:

 - 1 night Hotel double accommodation
 - 1 Daily American breakfast
 - Cotopaxi National Park fees
 - Train ticket to the Devil's Nose

 

The Package does not Include:

 - Accommodations in Quito
 - Lunches and dinners 
 - Tips
 - Alcoholic drinks

 

 
         
     
       

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