If you can avoid going to Cotopaxi for just a day trip. You'll be sorry if you do and the great one does not show his face.
Fun Alternatives: Even if you do get lucky and see the magic mountain, you'll not want to leave. It looks different with varying lights and from changing angles. Sleep over and enjoy.
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