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Cotopaxi National Park, Cotopaxi Province

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National Park Wildlife Area
Explore the 33,393 hectares (82,516 acres) of Cotopaxi National Park, centered on an eponymous volcano and sheltering Andean wolves, llamas, deer, pumas, and a vast array of birds. Hike through the humid mountain forest at low elevations and the snowy reaches of the hills surrounding the volcano, which saw its last significant eruption in 1904. Periods of heightened seismic activity--such as in late 2015--can result in restricted access to the park, so be sure to check with local authorities before planning your trip. Add Cotopaxi National Park to your Latacunga travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Latacunga holiday planner.
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  • We really enjoyed our trip to see the Cotopaxi Volcano. It was a pleasant two hour car ride, stopping for breakfast on the way and at the small museum. Our guide, Jose, was extremely obliging, helpful...  more »
  • This was one of our highlights of our two month trip. Loved the park and the changing atmosphere. The hike up was pretty difficult if you're not used to the altitude. It was snowy the day that we went...  more »
  • In my opinion it was really expensive paying for the tour (35-40 dls). Besides​ that it is an amazing place to visit . You can't go by yourself and jeeps take you until the 4500 meters , you only need...  more »
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  • Beautiful volcano. It is recommended to go with SUV car
  • Awesome place with breathtaking views 360!°, plenty of wildlife and adventures.
  • Pretty cool park. Worth supporting
  • I was there before some days and it was awsome. I mean, it was cold because the weather was not nice, but this make the volcane much nicer and greater
  • Beautiful national park. There's something magestic about the Cotopaxi Volcano. I recommend the hike to the refuge point if you have a chance! And some hikes around the park as well to take in all the views.