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The City of Latacunga serves as a gateway to the Cotopaxi National Park and the Quilotoa Lagoon, so that the tour will start from this charming historical gem.
The tour in Latacunga, Ecuador, offers a captivating journey through history, picturesque landscapes, and unique cultural experiences. Latacunga is a charming city in the heart of the Andes Mountains, surrounded by stunning volcanoes and a rich historical heritage.
The tour typically begins with a visit to the historic center of Latacunga, where colonial architecture and cobblestone streets create a charming atmosphere. Here, you can explore the vibrant markets, visit impressive churches such as the Cathedral of Latacunga, and learn about the city's fascinating history.
The tour includes visiting the Cotopaxi National Park, where you can admire the snow-capped peak, hike through scenic trails, and marvel at the surrounding Andean landscapes. Adventurous visitors may even have the opportunity to climb Cotopaxi, though this requires proper preparation and expertise.
Nature lovers will also appreciate the Quilotoa Lagoon, a stunning volcanic crater lake near Latacunga. Its turquoise waters and dramatic landscapes provide a breathtaking backdrop for hiking, photography, or simply taking in the area's serene beauty.
Overall, the tour in Latacunga promises a blend of history, natural wonders, and cultural experiences. It invites you to explore the city's colonial heritage, marvel at the grandeur of volcanoes, and immerse yourself in the traditions and landscapes that make this region of Ecuador truly unique.
You can book this tour separately or include it in your big adventure! The itinerary can be changed according to your preferences and requests. Kindly be advised that the starting price of the tour doesn`t include accommodation, transportation, and dining. However, we do also help with arranging all of these services. We have a wide range of options apt to any type of traveler, from backpackers to luxury tourists. EC Adventures is focused on creating personalized tours suitable for YOU! Here is all but not a limited list of possible activities in Latacunga, Ecuador.
For detailed information, please contact our representative. All consultations are free.
Time : 8:00 am
Cotopaxi National Park
As we stay in Latacunga, the first thing we do is taking a 45-minutes ride to the Cotopaxi NP, home to the majestic Cotopaxi volcano, one of the highest active volcanoes in the world. The tour often includes a visit to the park, where you can admire the snow-capped peak, hike through scenic trails, and marvel at the surrounding Andean landscapes. Adventurous visitors may even have the opportunity to climb Cotopaxi, though this requires proper preparation and expertise.
Lunch can be arranged on the location or in Latacunga when we are back.
Afternoon we will spend in Latacunga strolling around the old town and visiting historical sights such as Cathedral of Latacunga and Hacienda Tilipulo.
Finishing the day in a Spanish-style restaurant with delicious cuisine.
Time : 8:00 am
A 1.5-hour drive will bring us to another place with unbelievable stunning views. Here you will have two options: A - to complete a full-loop 5-6-hour hike around the lake or B - to make the “Down to the lake and back” trail. The first option is considered for advanced tourists and requires some physical preparation. The second option can be achieved by foot or with a donkey. By the lake, you will be offered to take a kayak tour for additional coast.
Lunch will be arranged in Quilotoa village. Once we are back to Latacunga, you can explore indigenous communities in the area and learn about their traditional way of life, including their customs, music, and crafts. The nearby Saquisilí Indigenous Market is another fascinating attraction, where you can witness the vibrant trading and bartering traditions of the local communities.
- Transportation to the locations on the rout
- Full-time escort with an English-speaking guide
- All entry fees on the route
- Transportation from/to the airport (for request)
- Accommodation ( available according to personal preferences)
- Dining (available according to personal preferences)
- Additional excursions or activities (contact ECA representative for more details)
- Tips, souvenirs, and other expenditures
- Insurance (available per request)
- Flight tickets
All these services can be added to your trip, and our representative will calculate the price personally for you.
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