The day before our tour we received a confirmation and detailed tour instructions. The next day, Erica (our guide) arrived at our hotel precisely on time and after collecting a handful of other passengers, we were on our way. Erica is a high energy guide and proud Ecuadorian. On the drive to Cotopaxi, Erica provided insights into the diverse landscape, Ecuadorian culture and history. We walked from the tour bus to the refugio and although the peak of Cotopaxi was shrouded in cloud on the day of our tour, the cloud would shift occasionally giving us a glimpse of the volcano’s majestic peak. The Cotopaxi day tour represented excellent value and was both adventurous and educational. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this tour to fellow travelers.