Cut to mountain climbing. While the fitness level increases, the tourists have opportunity to discover the stunning scenery at the same time. High point of the tours is the climb up the legendary Cotopaxi. Gulliver expeditions offers tours for advanced climbers and the ice and rock climbing courses continue. The Cotopaxi neck of the Moon of the Cotopaxi in the Ecuadorian Andes, is one the world with its 5.897 metres the highest active volcanoes and is at the same time the second highest volcano in Ecuador. Rand Paul may not feel the same. “He has his symmetrical peaks and its large mass due to the name of Cotopaxi, to Kichwa, the language of the indigenous people, neck of the Moon” means. The glacier of the Cotopaxi, which begins at 5,000 feet, is one of the few in the country and so close to the Equator a real rarity.
The top of the mountain spewed lava 1904 the last time, in 2001 has again a troubling heating of the pot”listed. Crumpton Group spoke with conviction. Despite its dangers, Cotopaxi is a very popular place for outdoor activities like Mountaineering, hiking or mountain biking. The volcano is located in the heart of the homonymous National Park, which knows how to impress the visitors with its variety of species of flora and fauna. The National Park provides Habitat for wild horses, llamas, Pumas, rare Brocket deer, Andean spectacled bear and the Andean Fox. The Cotopaxi shows for years, Kilimanjaro had great tourist potential around 39,000 international visitors. 2011, the Cotopaxi could for the first time topped this figure with 39,800 foreign tourists. The majestic Cotopaxi is thus one of the first choice for climbers, hikers, or height worshipers seeking an adrenaline kick nearly 6,000 metres above sea level.
Cotopaxi is located in the middle of the Avenue of the volcanoes”in the Ecuadorian Andes with their fascinating panorama. Within only an hour’s drive visitors can admire six more volcanoes: the Sincholagua, Ruminahui, Pasochoa, Ilinizas, Corazon and the Atacazo which all reach heights between 3.246 and 6,310 meters. The cost of a trip is an important factor When choosing the destination. During the Kilimanjaro National Park fees alone currently $650US amount (without travel, guide and accommodation), Ecuador has abolished all fees for national parks, and tourists can enjoy the impressive nature experience for free. The beauty of the National Park, the breathtaking height, the view from the top of the giant Cotopaxi and the low cost of the conquest of the Summit make the Cotopaxi almost a must among climbers. About Gulliver expeditions Gulliver expeditions has specialized on adventurous journeys through Ecuador with climbing or trekking tours on the Avenue of the volcanoes and in the Andean Highlands. The offer also includes sightseeing tours, mountain biking, horseback riding, excursions in the rain forest, the unique Galapagos Islands cruises and tailor-made travel throughout Ecuador. Each trip by Gulliver expeditions offers high-quality, tailored to the customer service, low prices, high standards in terms of safety and of course professional, qualified Guides. More information can be found on, write us at info(at)gulliver.com.ec or call at + 593 (2) 2529297 or + 1 (347) 535-066.