Cotopaxi National Park Ecuador Hiking Guide!

by | Nov 12, 2021 | Hiking and Travel Tips

View from the hiking hostel of Cotopaxi Volcano Ecuador.

Hike in Cotopaxi National Park Ecuador with us. We share three hikes in Cotopaxi National Park plus other local tips and hikes in Ecuador.

Cotopaxi National Park lies just outside of Quito. One of the two major cities and international airport in the beautiful country of Ecuador. Watch our video below to get an overview of how you can adventure in this stunning National Park, where to stay, and some other tips for the area.

Your adventure in Ecuador awaits!

Links from our Cotopaxi NP video that you might find helpful!

Secret Garden Cotopaxi
Traveling to Ecuador
Cotopaxi National Park

Where else should I consider adventuring to in Ecuador?

Your options are endless honestly! However if you are into water and surf there are numerous towns along the Western side of Ecuador that offer ocean adventures. If you have a longer amount of time there are river trips into Ecuador’s Amazon Jungle. Finally you could take another flight and head to the Galapagos Islands!

We did half of our time in the Galapagos and half of our time on Ecuador’s Mainland. We broke out our time on the mainland between the National Park and a lovely small town for our basecamp for a longer hiking trek. The Llulu Llama was unforgettable!

What else should you know?

Learn some Spanish if you don’t already know it. Cash is king in the rural areas and on the Galapagos Islands.
Finally heading there in shoulder season is spectacular. We went in October and the major summer crowds had dissipated. Planning around Cotopaxi National Park Ecuador is a good start but there are many more outstanding itinerary options you could consider!

Happy Trails and Happy Hiking to you on your Ecuador Adventure!
Thanks for reading and supporting Happy People Hike, comment below with any questions or your favorite
hikes in Ecuador and South America.

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Mike R

Mike Rudd

Mike Rudd

Nomad, Dood Dad, Planet Lover. Hashtag59 & Happy People Hike Lead Intern. Freelance Writer and Content Creator. Health and Wellness Curator.

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