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 COTOPAXI TOURS
COTOPAXI AND INDIAN MARKETS TOUR
Tour Code:

CC12 - Cotopaxi National Park and Indian Markets

Duration:

2 days/ 1 night

Departure:

Friday, Saturday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Description: The Cotopaxi National Park is located about 60 kilometres south of Quito. This 85.000-acre park is roughly square in shape and centred around the magnificent Cotopaxi volcano. Rising in a steeply symmetrical glacier-capped cone to 19.460 feet [5897 metes], Cotopaxi is Ecuador's second-highest mountain and its highest active volcano.

A small, shallow lake Limpiopungo surrounded by swampy vegetation is located at the rim of the volcano and offers a magnificent landscape and is a good place for camping.

Two wonderful Indian markets located near by, are a must to visit. Saquisilí is a few kilometres west of the Pan-American Highway and Pujili about 10 kilometers west of the city of Latacunga. Both markets, are as authentic and non-tourist as you can find in Ecuador today. For the indigenous people, these markets are the centre of their social and economic worlds. All sorts of food, pig parts, green bananas [used to feed cattle], all kind of fruit, yarns, ropes, ceramics, heaps of used clothing, pails and stacks of shovels and axes are exhibited for sale.

Itinerary 2 days / 1 night
Day 1 Early in the morning drive south through the Avenue of the volcanoes for afull day visit to the Cotopaxi National Park and the Limpiopungo Lake with a delicious box lunch. Afternoon drive to the Hacienda of your choice [San Agustin or la Ciénega]. Dinner and overnight.


Day 2 After breakfast, morning visit to a Local Indian Market and lunch in a typical hacienda. Afternoon drive back to Quito.

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Included:

Private land transportation during the program, accommodation in double room, meals as specified in the itinerary, expert bilingual guide, guided visits and Cotopaxi National Park tax

Not included:

Soft and alcoholic drinks, tips, extra personal expenses

Price*: 1 pax        $ 849**          651***
2 pax        $ 534**          384***
3 pax        $ 430**          295***
4-9 pax     $ 392**          268***
*In USD per person
**Overnight San Agustin & lunch at La Cienega
***Overnight La Cienega & lunch at San Agustin

 

Last Updated 15th November 2006 (DLW)

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