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Ecuador - Any altitude sickness? Been to Cotopaxi?

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We will be going to Ecuador and the Galapagos at the end of Aug this year. I believe Quito's elevation is 10,000 ft. Has anyone experienced altitude sickness while there? We take off from NY with a stop in Miami, both places at sea level.

We also are thinking of taking a day tour to Cotopaxi. But that's 4600m! IOW about 15,000 feet. I know I got a bit of altitude sickness at 14,000 ft in Hawaii, but luckily it went away in about 10 minutes. So, I'm concerned about being active there (walking or climbing a little) and just being there.

So, what's your experience? If you had altitude sickness, was there anything you could do about it?

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