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Tour Cotopaxi & Quilotoa All in One - 1 Day

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Quito, Ecuador
Tour Cotopaxi & Quilotoa All in One - 1 Day

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icon6 to 8 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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Overview

Don’t let limited time in Quito stop you ticking off two of the country’s top natural attractions—visit both Cotopaxi National Park and the Quilotoa Lagoon in just one day on a private tour that lets you set the pace. Letting someone else drive means you can soak up the scenery, while a private guide ensures you’ll explore according to your own agenda.
  • Cover two top Ecuador attractions in one day on a nature day trip from Quito
  • Explore Cotopaxi National Park and the Quilotoa Lagoon at your own pace
  • Tick off more sights in less time as you travel in air-conditioned comfort
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Quito mean you don’t have to find a meeting point
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Lunch
  • Swissotel Quito , Av 12 de Octubre 1820 & Luis Cordero La Floresta Zone, Quito 1721565 Ecuador
  • Mariscal sucre
  • 7:00 AM
    We pick up from any Hotel in Quito.
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • OPERATED BY Real Dreams Tour
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Tour Cotopaxi & Quilotoa All in One - 1 Day?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    See all safety measures taken by Tour Cotopaxi & Quilotoa All in One - 1 Day.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Tour Cotopaxi & Quilotoa All in One - 1 Day?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Tour Cotopaxi & Quilotoa All in One - 1 Day.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Tour Cotopaxi & Quilotoa All in One - 1 Day?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    See all safety measures taken by Tour Cotopaxi & Quilotoa All in One - 1 Day.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Tour Cotopaxi & Quilotoa All in One - 1 Day?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    See all safety measures taken by Tour Cotopaxi & Quilotoa All in One - 1 Day.

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    star-3
    Great destinations but would have been better with a different guide
    GLENN_O
    , Feb 2022
    I would like to give this excursion 3.5 stars if I could. The trip did take us to two magnificent natural destinations in one day, which made for a long day with a lot of time spent on the road. Our stop at Cotopaxi was a long way from the summit, I wish we could have driven at least somewhat closer to the top of the volcano. The hike down to Quilotoa was strenuous but invigorating; riding a horse back up was money well spent, especially since we were behind schedule and short for time at that point. We were a group of four on a private tour in a very nice but surprisingly large bus. The trip was more expensive than the competition for no apparent reason. The hotel pickup and dropoff was convenient and on time. The included lunch was at an attractive hostel near the Quilotoa lagoon, although the food was just average, and we also had a stop for coca tea at a pleasant snack bar bear Cotopaxi. The guide did provide bottled water and fresh fruit for snacks. The guide, Carlos, was knowledgeable, had a good personality, and spoke English well. The biggest problem with the trip was that Carlos spent virtually the entire day chatting with the bus driver; almost the only time he spoke with the guests was when we asked him a question. When we asked questions, his answers were generally excellent, but there was a lot of time during the day when he said nothing to us when he could have been providing us more information about what we were seeing. Also, our group included two people in their 70's with mobility issues, but he generally didn't ask how they were doing, offer restroom breaks, etc. My overall review is that I'm glad we got to see these two wonderful places, but this trip would have been much better had the guide been more attentive to the guests.
    icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
    Dear Glenn We want to thank you for writing this valuable comment. We have read your review and we take it very seriously to provide professional and quality services to our future travelers. Unfortunately, the current winter weather conditions did not allow them to clearly observe the Cotopaxi volcano. The stop on this Tour is La Laguna de Limpiopungo, which is inside the Cotopaxi National Park, we would have liked you to mention it to the tour guide so that he can bring you a little closer to the Volcano. The distance between the two attractions Cotopaxi and Quilotoa are 2 hours by road, so if we consider that transportation is the most comfortable for our clients and their experience is pleasant and enjoy the Andean landscapes on the way to the second attraction. We very much agree with you; the guides can make or break the trip. The Dreams Ecuador Team puts a lot of effort in selecting the guides that work for us as those who have previously received good comments and meet the standards in quality and services. However, on this occasion we are very sorry We are very committed to getting this feedback to the guide in question and will make sure that you improve certain aspects of your guide in the future. We are glad to know that you enjoyed the ride, our goal is always to provide the best possible service to our passengers and we will continue working on this, again I appreciate your comment, as it helps us to continue growing! Best regards Carolina Inlago
    star-5
    See a lot in a short amount of time!
    Victoria_W
    , Feb 2022
    Carlos Iza and Mairon were terrific guides for this amazing private experience to go to Cotopaxi National Park and Quilotoa in the same day. They coordinated everything to my comfort and interest level and even took special care for some dietary restrictions I have as a diabetic which was incredibly thoughtful. Unfortunately, it was very cloudy at Cotopaxi so I didn't get to see the volcanic cone, but Carlos Iza still made the experience very interesting and I think it actually made me pay attention more to what I learned about the wildlife in the National Park. I learned a lot about the native plants to the paramo region, how they have been used by indigenous peoples for health purposes or rituals, and how geological changes with the tectonic plates have even influenced the biospheres and ecosystems in the Andes and surrounding areas. It was really excellent. In Quilotoa, we took a challenging but rewarding hike down to the lagoon and then had a really good lunch afterward. I told Carlos Iza and Mairon that sometimes the food on tours is not very good, but this food was excellent! On the way back to Quito we stopped at to see a local artist and how they make pictorial representations of the local cultural legends and also stopped at the home of an indigenous family to see their way of life (I was originally afraid this would be a cringey experience, but it actually was a very wonderful sharing of ideas of how local people live with the animals and plants of their land). Overall, the only think I would change is having been able to see the Cotopaxi Volcano, but I chose to come to Ecuador during the winter months and fully recognize that no one can control Mother Nature when it comes to the clouds and the rains! This tour was absolutely an A++
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Dear Victoria Thanks for your comment! It is very gratifying for us to know that you have enjoyed your trip. For us it is very important that our guides are very well prepared to give you quality time during the days of the Tour. We hope you come back soon!

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