ביקור בשמורת הקוטופקסי הוא אחד האטרקציות היפות שיש לחברת גוליבר להציע. נתחיל את היום בשעה 7:00 בבוקר. לאחר כשעה נסיעה נעצור להתרעננות בהוסטריית Papagayo שם גם נאסוף את האופניים ונתחיל בחווית הטיול. נבקר במוזיאון של פארק הקוטופקסי, נטפס עם הרכב לגובה של 4,500 משם נתחיל לטפס רגלית עד לבקתת המטפסים הנמצאת בגובה 4,800. בסביבת הבקתה תוכלו לצפות ולהצטלם לצד קרחונים מרהיבים ונוף עוצר נשימה שהר הגעש מציע אחרי הטיפוס נרכב באופניים ללאגונה המדהימה "לימפיופונגו".
Cotopaxi National Park tour is an exciting day that begins with spectacular views of the unique Andean landscape in the “Avenue of the Volcanoes”. Inside the national park we hike up to the refuge which is situated at 4,810m (15780 feet) on the Cotopaxi snowline. Depending on conditions we will then hike up to 5,000m (16404 feet) where it can be possible to see the glacier. Lunch is served with spectacular views to the valley below and onto the surrounding volcanoes, followed by a safety briefing to commence our descent on mountain bikes! There are two sections to the mountain biking, the first of which we recommend to experienced riders. The journey finishes at the beautiful lagoon at the base of Cotopaxi.
(Note: All times are approximate, EXCEPT starting time).
Leave from “Q Restaurant“ (Plaza Foch,Quito) for transfer to Papagayo.
Arrive at Papagayo to pick other clients, Leave towards Cotopaxi.
Enter to Cotopaxi National Park.
Visit to the museum and explanations of the area, volcanoes, animals, etc.
Arrive at the parking lot at 4,500m (14763 feet), and begin hike up to “Jose Rivas” refuge.
Reach refuge at 4,810m (15780 feet). Rest, enjoy the view…
Hike to the glaciers (below decision of the guide depending on the weather) 5,000m (16404 feet) and return to the parking lot. Drive to departure point.
Equipment and bikes check and short briefing – begin decent on mountain bike.
Arrive at Laguna Limpiopungo via bike. After short rest depart Cotopaxi National Park.
Lunch at Papagayo.
Arrive at for chocolate cake and hot coffee / tea (you have the option to spend the night in Hosteria PapaGayo, for more information please asks us…).
Return to “Q Restaurant“ (Plaza Foch,Quito).
This tour goes to a height of 4,810m (15780 feet), it is important that you are prepared for this kind of altitude. We recommend acclimatizing at least two days around 3,000m (9842 feet). Cotopaxi has its own micro-climate and the weather in the area is very unpredictable, so please be prepared with warm clothes. The tour will leave in any weather.
It is important that you have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions or dietary requirements you have.
All Gulliver cars come with advanced satellite tracking devices to control position and speed, or for extra safety in an unlikely case of an accident. Every car has full insurance. We always make sure to fulfill the highest security and safety standards for all our clients.
We put a lot of effort in organizing the tour; therefore cancellations require 24hrs notice by which we would give you a 50% refund, Cancellations will not be refunded with a shorter time notice.
Price Includes: Professional bilingual guide, transport to/from Quito, lunch, mountain bike & helmet.
Price Excludes: Tips for guide.
Important: For the use of bicycles, you will be kindly asked in PapaGayo to sign a document that you accept responsibility of the good use of the bicycle and asked to let an identity document that will be given back after the tour. Thanks for your comprehension.