Cotopaxi National Park & Quilotoa lagoon

Cotopaxi National Park & Quilotoa lagoon

Day 1: Quito – Cotopaxi National Park - Lasso
Depart south from Quito to Cotopaxi National Park. Cotopaxi (5,897 m) is the highest active volcano in the world. Despite the altitude, the Park is home to numerous birds and varied plant life, which can be seeing on a light hike. Northeast lies Rumiñahui(4,557 m) and between the two mountains the plain and lagoon of Limpiopungo. Depending on the day of the week, visit an Indigenous market.
Included Cotopaxi National Park entrance & accommodation.

Day 2: Lasso – Tigua – Zumbahua – Quilotoa - Quito
The village of Tigua, featuring the famous naïve paintings made on sheepskin and the wooden masks worn during local festivities that represent the local animals. We then travel to the village of Zumbahua, an indigenous community famous for their handicrafts and multicolored ponchos; a unique cross-cultural experience amidst the marvelous patchwork setting of the Andes all in a dramatic landscape. Finally, we head to Quilotoa Crater (optional trekking to the Lagoon), whose turquoise waters are surrounded by ancient legends.
Included breakfast and entrance to Quilotoa Lagoon.

Cotopaxi National Park & Quilotoa lagoon