2 DAY 1 NIGHT TO BAÑOS
(WITH STOPS IN COTOPAXI AND QUILOTOA)

  • 5 Activities
  • 3 Destinations
  • 2 Days
  • Operates: Daily
  • Hotel/Hostel Pick-up & Drop-off

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

When Does This Tour Operate

Every Day

Where Does This Tour Start

We pick up passengers from all major hostels & hotels in Quito. If you are staying at an Airbnb then email us and we will specify your nearest pick-up location.

TOUR ITINERARY & WHATS INCLUDED

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DAY 1 :

05:30 - 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

Visit to the Toachi River Canyon lookout point.

10:45am

Visit to the Shalala lookout point with some free time to enjoy the landscape.

11:50am

Depart Quilotoa

3:00pm

Arrive at Baños.

04:30pm

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

Free evening in Baños

Recommended activity: visit the nearby thermal baths which gave Baños its name and go for a relaxing dip in these healing pools.

Free morning in Baños.

Have breakfast (included at accommodation) 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

Ride a cable car over the Pastaza River and 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

Visit the stunning Devil's Cauldron (Pailón del Diablo) waterfall.

11:00am - 1:00pm

Free time in Baños

01:00pm

Depart Baños.

8:30pm

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

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.
  • Overnight stay in a shared dorm at a top-quality accommodation in Baños.
  • Transport back to your hotel or hostel in Quito.

Not Included:

  • Lunch and evening meals.

DAY 2 :

05:30 - 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

Visit to the Toachi River Canyon lookout point.

10:45am

Visit to the Shalala lookout point with some free time to enjoy the landscape.

11:50am

Depart Quilotoa

3:00pm

Arrive at Baños.

04:30pm

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

Free evening in Baños

Recommended activity: visit the nearby thermal baths which gave Baños its name and go for a relaxing dip in these healing pools.

Free morning in Baños.

Have breakfast (included at accommodation) 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

Ride a cable car over the Pastaza River and 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

Visit the stunning Devil's Cauldron (Pailón del Diablo) waterfall.

11:00am - 1:00pm

Free time in Baños

01:00pm

Depart Baños.

8:30pm

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

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.
  • Overnight stay in a shared dorm at a top-quality accommodation in Baños.
  • Transport back to your hotel or hostel in Quito.

Not Included:

  • Lunch and evening meals.

Booking In Advance

We are proud that word of mouth means our tickets often sell out in advance, so we strongly recommend you book as soon as possible. Remember that once you have a ticket, you can change your start date up to 24 hours before departure.

IMPORTANT INFO & NOTES

Departure Days

EVERY DAY

Time of Departure

06:30AM Every Day

Pick up Location

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

Minimum Time Needed

2 Days / 1 Night

Price

$149 ALL INCLUDED - (EXCEPT DINNER)

14 – 20 APRIL 2020 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.

9 & 10 AUGUST 2020 - 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.

Booking In Advance

We are proud that word of mouth means our tickets often sell out in advance, so we strongly recommend you book as soon as possible. Remember that once you have a ticket, you can change your start date up to 24 hours before departure.

Trip Highlights

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.

Tour 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)

Notes:

  • Breakfast and overnight accommodation included in price of tour.
  • Lunch and evening meal not included.
  • Make sure to bring appropriate clothing for high altitude climate.
  • Wear sunscreen. The sun can be quite dangerous this close to the equator.
  • Bring insect repellent for your stay in Baños.
  • See the itinerary below for an hour by hour plan.

Booking In Advance

We are proud that word of mouth means our tickets often sell out in advance, so we strongly recommend you book as soon as possible. Remember that once you have a ticket, you can change your start date up to 24 hours before departure.

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