2 Day Trip.
1st day: Quito – Cotopaxi – Riobamba
Pick up from your hotel. Then we drive south through the Avenue of Volcanoes. First stop is the Cotopaxi National Park, located at the base of the Cotopaxi Volcano. Cotopaxi means "throat of fire" in indigenous language, and its incredible eruptions gave it this name. It is 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 the Ecuadorian nationality and popularly known as “Frio-bamba” because it is surrounded by the majestic snow-covered volcano Chimborazo - the highest peak in Ecuador at 6310 m (20700 feet).
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2nd day: Riobamba - Train – Devil’s Nose – Quito
After breakfast, early in the morning we depart to Alausi, just less tan 100km (62 miles), a beautiful old town with one hundred houses. Then it is time to take the spectacular train, considered one of the marvels of train engineering. You will descend gradually from the highlands to the lowlands, at times zigzagging, or hugging the cliffs. During the descent at the lowest point the incredible Devils Nose, an interesting rock will appear on the horizon. The train descends and then returns to Alausi again. Then we return to Quito.
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|2 Day||$ 375||$ 410||$ 440|
|3 Day||$ 705||$ 760||$ 830|
|4 Day||$ 840||$ 930||$ 1,055|
|5 Day||$ 930||$ 1,025||$ 1,200|
(*) Single supplement: For people who 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 Quito
· Lunches and y dinners
· Alcoholic drinks