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2 Day Tour (Night in Baños)
(With Stops In Cotopaxi And Quilotoa)

Overview:

This is a 2 day short tour to Baños, considered the adventure capital of Ecuador. On the way from Quito to Baños, we’ll make stops at the stunning Cotopaxi Volcano as well as the Quilotoa Lagoon, an unbelievable turquoise lake in the caldera of an active volcano. Once in Baños, you’ll enjoy a number of wonderful activities set against a beautiful backdrop of waterfalls and tropical greenery. This short tour makes for a great 2-day escape from Quito.

Highlights:

  • See the majestic Cotopaxi Volcano, one of Ecuador’s most famous sights and one of the highest active volcanoes in the world. (Cotopaxi)
  • Visit a lookout point for the incredible Quilotoa Lagoon, located inside the crater of an active volcano. (Quilotoa)
  • Toachi Canyon is a small, gorgeous canyon that is missed by many travelers. We’ll get off the beaten track and make a brief stop here to take some photos and appreciate an exquisite view of the Ecuadorian countryside. (Toachi Canyon)
  • Ride the “Swing at the End of the World” at La Casa del Árbol where you can look out at the epic Mt. Tungurahua Volcano, the town of Baños below, and the vast Ecuadorian wilderness in the distance. (Baños)
  • Go for a relaxing dip in the town of Baños’s namesake natural thermal baths. (Baños)
  • Visit the stunning Pailon del Diablo (Devil’s Cauldron), one of the most spectacular waterfalls in all of South America. View the falls from their base or climb up the adjacent staircase to see this beautiful natural marvel from above. (Baños)
  • Ride a cable car over the Pastaza River for extraordinary panoramic views of waterfalls, mountains, and beautiful jungle landscapes. (Baños)

What this tour offers:

  • 3 unforgettable destinations
    • Quilotoa - An extraordinary water-filled volcanic crater nestled among Ecuador’s central highlands
    • Cotopaxi - home to Cotopaxi Volcano, one of the highest active volcanoes in the world and one of Ecuador’s most famous sights
    • Baños - Considered the adventure capital of Ecuador
  • 6 Incredible Activities
    • Cotopaxi View Point - Panoramic view of the stunning snow-capped volcano
    • Toachi Canyon View Point - Small, gorgeous canyon that is missed by many travelers
    • Quilotoa Lagoon - Hike down to the shore, where you can see this breathtaking volcanic lake up close
    • Quilotoa Shalala View Point - Catch some of the most breathtaking views
    • Swing At The End Of The World - Famous swing at La Casa del Arbol where you’ll get amazing views
    • Devil’s Cauldron Waterfall - One of the most spectacular waterfalls in all of South America
  • 1 night in Baños
  • Daily departures
  • Hotel/hostel pickups & dropoffs
    • Safety and comfort guaranteed
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Tour Itinerary & What's Included

Day 1: Quito - Cotopaxi - Quilotoa - Baños

05:30am - 06:30am

Direct pick-up from your hostel or hotel in Quito to begin the trip to Baños.

07:45am

Arrive at the Chuquiragua Lodge. Here we will have the chance to enjoy a delicious breakfast and observe the stunning Cotopaxi Volcano, one of the country's most famous sights.

10:30am

INCLUDED ACTIVITY

Toachi River Canyon lookout point – we stop at the canyons deepest point, at 100 meters deep, and allow you to take in the view and learn a little about the canyon

10:45am

INCLUDED ACTIVITY

Shalala lookout point – enjoy the stunning views of the Quilotoa volcano lake from one of the best viewpoints

11:50am

Depart Quilotoa

3:00pm

Arrive at Baños.

4:30pm

INCLUDED ACTIVITY

Swing at the End of the World – visit the famous swing at La Casa del Árbol and take in an amazing view of the gorgeous mountain landscapes.

Night in Baños

Recommended activity: visit the nearby thermal baths which gave Baños its name and go for a relaxing dip in these healing pools.
You can book accommodation with any of our partners at the time of your booking or you're free to book your own accommodation.

Day 2: Baños - Quito

Free morning in Baños

Have breakfast and relax or explore the town of Baños a bit.

8:15am

Pick-up at Juan Montalvo Park (main Baños drop-off point) to begin the day's activities.

08:30am

INCLUDED ACTIVITY

Pastaza River cable car – experience one of the most extraordinary sights you’ve ever seen, with 360 degree views of waterfalls, mountains, and beautiful jungle landscapes.

09:30am - 10:30am

INCLUDED ACTIVITY

Devil’s Cauldron (Pailón del Diablo) – get a view of the astonishing waterfall, which is one of the main highlights in Baños.

11:00am - 1:00pm

Free time in Baños

1:00pm

Depart Baños.

8:30pm

Direct drop-off at your hotel/hostel in Quito.

What’s Included

  • Direct pick-up from hostel/hotel in Quito
  • Transport to viewing point for the impressive Cotopaxi Volcano
  • Transport to viewing point for the breathtaking, turquoise-colored Quilotoa Lagoon
  • Transport to the town of Baños
  • Visit to the famous "Swing at the End of the World" at La Casa del Árbol for stunning views
  • Transport to viewing point for the majestic Pailon del Diablo waterfall
  • Cable car ride over the river for incredible panoramic views
  • 2 breakfasts
  • All taxes and entrance fees
  • Transport back to your hotel or hostel in Quito

Not Included

  • Lunch and evening meals
  • Accommodation can be added-on when purchasing your ticket
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Important Info & Notes

Departure Days

Every Day

Time of Departure

06:30am

Pick-up Location

All hostels and hotels in Quito (direct pick-up)

Note:

Minimum Time Needed

2 Days / 1 Night

Price

$149 Includes transport, tours and guide on board. Accommodation add-ons available. *Does not included food.

Travelling between any of the dates mentioned below? Click the tab for the corresponding important information.

9 & 10 AUGUST 2021 - ECUADORIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS

Biggest public holidays of the year. Due to high demand, we will not be able to assist with room upgrades during this period.

1 – 4 APRIL 2021 EASTER WEEKEND

Easter weekend holidays: Due to high demand, we will not be able to assist with room upgrades during this period.

24 & 25 - 31 DEC 2020 & 1 JAN 2021 - CHRISTMAS & NEW YEARS BREAK

We will be taking a short break at the end of December for Christmas and New Year. We do this to give our bus drivers and guides time to spend with their families during these special holidays. As a business, we know this may disappoint some travelers, but we care about our employees the same way we care about our passengers and want to give them a well-deserved rest.

NO BUS FROM: 24 & 25 - 31 DEC 2020 & 1 JAN 2021

IMPORTANT NOTE: Make sure you check the bus timetables for each pass as not all routes have daily departures.

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You are able to change your departure dates at no extra cost if you were to change your plans.

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Info About Our Luxury Buses

Ecuador Hop – #1 Bus Company In Ecuador

As well as an unbeatable safety record, Ecuador Hop is also famous for its punctuality and comfort. In South America, where things often run later than scheduled, we are very proud to say we achieve a 98.5% on-time arrival for each trip.

If comparing Ecuador Hop to other bus companies, make sure you check their safety record, past accidents, as well as their Tripadvisor page (if they even bother to have one) as often you will find there is a reason why some bus companies have “cheaper” prices than Ecuador Hop.

Features Of Our Buses

Short Distance Buses

  • Modern bus models: We use only up-to-date, well-maintained and high-quality buses to ensure top safety standards and comfort (this is not always a guarantee in Ecuador).
  • Climate control: We make sure the temperature is comfortable for everyone on board.
  • Highest quality brake and suspension system: Our high-quality buses will get you to your destination as smoothly and comfortably as possible.
  • GPS monitoring system: We monitor location and vehicle speed from our headquarters, ensuring your safety.
  • USB ports available: Charge your mobile phone or tablet on board the bus!

Bus Safety Controls

  • Large team of drivers: Our drivers are not overworked/tired as is often the case on other buses.
  • Tour guide onboard: Our tour guide does regular checks on the drivers.
  • Seatbelts: We have a seatbelt for every passenger and ask our passengers to wear them at all times.
  • 24 hour GPS monitoring: Every bus is monitored from a secure point via GPS…we always know where the bus is and if it is taking any unscheduled stops.
  • Constant contact: The drivers and the guide communicate continuously by telephone with the Ecuador Hop office.
  • No tight deadlines: Our drivers are under NO pressure to arrive at a certain time, no need for increased speed or unnecessary risks.
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