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Cotopaxi National Park, Cotopaxi Province

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National Park
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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  • The volcano while the view is very nice, is very dangerous, go up to 4.800 m of height, walking is it. They only tell you that you take shelter or you explain how it is the excursion to sell, so told it me a guide experienced tourist, should carry equipment to scale, if someone breaks down you tube of oxygen, nor in the shelter there are doctors. I had an accident, the guide me abandonment went with other tourists, had much snow not is saw where lower, me cai fracture me wrist, could have died, not I could lift the pain, I just came to get the Park Guide Paulina so I could get with your help. The tour continued for lunch, but they told me that it was nothing, but it was very Puffy, not could move the hand, with ice is passes, why not led me to a doctor, then I went on my own. They were those of the Quito tour bus the irresponsible, I unfortunately have to undergo wrist, so take care of tourists?
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  • Have such diverse country to visit, the day that we visited volcano on the recommendation of the staff of the Parrot Inn where we stayed NEVUS! It was an experience to remember!
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  • Beautiful. It is a trip not to be missed. The road is excellent, only reaching the volcano is damaged via and recommend go on 4 x 4 vehicle. The very well equipped restaurant and very good shelter. Extraordinary landscapes. RECOMMENDED 100%.
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  • The views are insane. The volcano is beautiful. It's amazing how something so devastating can be so beautiful
  • Inpresive! Magical , amazing everything you can imagine in a same place. I loved it!
  • Even with the summit to Cotapaxi closed because of the recent volcanic activity, the National Park is breathtaking! The mirror lake, wild horses, deer, and unique flora make for a memorable visit. Cycling tours are available and the local guides are super knowledgeable and kind. Do walk with a photocopy of the ID page of your passport as this info is needed for National Park statistics. This is a must visit!
  • Beautiful landscapes. A great place to encounter nature! Love it!
  • This place has a great view. The trek is not that hard. We did cycling on our way down the mountain which was amazing