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Wild horses roam Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador 16 Mar 2017

Posted on 16 Mar 2017
Cotopaxi volcano and wild horses, Ecuador
Cotopaxi volcano and wild horses, Ecuador
Cotopaxi volcano and wild horses, Ecuador

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Wild horses roam the rugged grassland of the 33,393-hectare Cotopaxi National Park in Ecuador. Situated just 60-kilometres from the country’s capital, Quito, the national park is the second largest in Ecuador (after the Galápagos Islands). The national park is also home to various other animals including bears, wolves, foxes, a rare hummingbird that has adapted to live at higher altitudes and the Andean condor – Ecuador's national symbol. 

The active, glacier-capped Cotopaxi volcano, situated in the park, rises to roughly 5,900-metres. Many people climb to its summit, taking around 8-10 hours one way. If you're keen to experience Ecuador's great outdoors, add a trip to Cotopaxi National Park to any of Insight Guides’ holidays to Ecuador.

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