South America Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Come explore the new Fodor’s Forum
    by ibobi Fodor's Editor | Posted on Dec 4, 17 at 08:03 PM
View all South America activity »
  1. 1 शिकार Windows 10 1800:681 :7208 CONTACT Windows 10 Techh care B/J
  2. 2 Trip Report From Argentina to Antarctica: The Ultimate Expedition
  3. 3 Best way to visit Machu Picchu
  4. 4 Galapagos in May
  5. 5 Meal pricing
  6. 6 tango classes in BA for amateurs
  7. 7 Galapagos: Land based visit + short cruise - opinions appreciated!
  8. 8 Advise on first trip to South America
  9. 9 Visiting Bogota during layover at airport.
  10. 10 Trip Report My trip report from Argentina
  11. 11 La Boca safety question
  12. 12 Visiting Iguazu Falls
  13. 13 Lodging Recommendations for Buenos Aires and Mendoza
  14. 14 Airport transportation
  15. 15 estancias
  16. 16 Nuqui Colombia
  17. 17 Santiago to Valparaiso
  18. 18 Advice on Peru Itninerary
  19. 19 9 days in Chile & Bolivia
  20. 20 Colombia-Brazil-Chile-Bolivia-Peru (Dec'17-Jan'18)
  21. 21 Bariloche or Villa La Angostura in Argentina Lake District
  22. 22 Torres del Paine from Punta Arenas
  23. 23 Hotels in San Pedro de Atacama?
  24. 24 Need Dinner recommendations for 12 Peru trip
  25. 25 US to Argentina Nov 28, passport expires March 7, 2018
View next 25 » Back to the top

Ecuador - Any altitude sickness? Been to Cotopaxi?

Jump to last reply

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?

16 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement