Cotopaxi is the second tallest volcano in Ecuador and one of the most frequently visited. While visiting this majestic volcano, you can hike up to the glacier and bikeride back down.

Recently this sleeping giant awoke and has been spouting out ash. At the moment this is not available due to the activity of the volcano. In the future when Cotopaxi becomes safe to visit again, this option will be reopened to visitors.


The grounds around Cotopaxi are gorgeous and if you are looking to spend the night there are several hostels in the area, which are located near indigenous villages.

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Horses can also be rented in the park of Cotopaxi. The landscape is otherworldly and traversing the park on horseback is a relaxing way to spend the afternoon