Provincia de Cotopaxi Off The Beaten Path

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Provincia de Cotopaxi Off The Beaten Path

  • Visit a flower farm

    We left Quito quite early in hazy sun, and drove down the famous Avenue of the Volcanoes. Some were very clearly visible, but others were disappointingly shrouded in cloud which seemed to build up the further south we travelled. We arrived in the area immediately around Cotopaxi to find that the clouds had descended over the mountains and our...

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  • A Lake worthy of exploring

    Laguna de Limiopunga is not often on the tours of Cotopaxi National Park; most tours head to the refuge and the museum and that's it. But the laguna is well worth a visit. It has a trail winding around its perimeter, and takes about 1-2 hours to circumnavigate. It is an easy trail (except the 3800m elevation), and delivers some beautiful views of...

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  • A different peak for beautiful views

    Ruminahui, a dormant volcano found at the edge of Cotopaxi National Park. It is not as visited as the park's namesake, but it is a beautiful climb to the peak, with views over the paramo and the alpine fields. It rises about 4700m above sea level, and is about a 5-6 hour hike from the edge of Laguna de Limpiopuguna.

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  • a river runs through it

    Cotopaxi National Park may be the Ecuador’s second most popular but few people get further than Laguna Limpiopungo. So once you get beyond that you can say you are off the beaten track. It’s a shame as there is so much beauty like this roaring river that we stopped to replenish our drinking water.

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