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

QUITO – COTOPAXI – QUILOTOA – BAÑOS – QUITO

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  1. Trip Highlights – A summary of the main attractions covered under this pass.

  2. Trip Itinerary – Detailed descriptions of the pass.

  3. Important Notes – Up to date information regarding holiday periods or anything else which may affect our service.

Trip Highlights

This is a 3 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 3-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)
  • See Toachi Canyon, 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)
  • Visit the San Martín Adventure Park for zip-lining, canopy walks, trekking and other thrilling activities. (Baños)

Notes:

  • Breakfast and overnight accommodation included in price of tour.
  • Lunch and evening meals 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.

Trip Itinerary

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Follow this hour by hour plan to learn more about this three-day trip from Quito to Baños.

DAY 1

DAY 2

DAY 3

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

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.

Morning in Baños.

Enjoy breakfast before heading out for the day (included at accommodation).

8:15am

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

8:30am

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

Arrive back in Baños

11:30am

Optional visit to the San Martín Adventure Park for zip-lining, canopy walks, rock climbing, trekking and more The full entry for all activities at the park is included with this tour.

Morning in Baños.

Enjoy breakfast before heading out for the day (included at accommodation).

Free Morning in Baños

Spend the morning exploring Baños or taking part in one of the many exciting activities on offer. Options include: city tours, quad bike rentals, canyoning, rafting and many more.

01:00pm

Depart Baños and begin the trip back to Quito.

08:30pm

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.
  • Full entry for all activities at the San Martín Adventure Park, including zip-lining, canopy walks, trekking and more.
  • 3 breakfasts.
  • All taxes and entrance fees.
  • 2 Overnight stays in a shared dorm at a top-quality accommodation in Baños.

Not Included:

  • Lunch and evening meals.

Important Notes

14 APRIL - 20 APRIL 2019 SEMANA SANTA

Easter weekend holidays. Hostel and tour prices increase during this period. We will not be able to assist you booking any accommodations during this period. Please book in advance.

9 & 10 AUGUST 2019 - ECUADORIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS

Biggest public holidays of the year. Hostel and tour prices increase during this period. MUST book accommodation in advance!