4 DAY 3 NIGHT TO BAÑOS
(WITH NIGHT IN COTOPAXI, QUILOTOA & BAÑOS)

  • 7 Activities
  • 4 Destinations
  • 4 Days
  • Operates: Daily
  • Hotel/Hostel Pick-up & Drop-off

This is a 4-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, where you will hike to the base-camp, as well as visiting 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 4-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 : Cotopaxi

05:30 - 06:30am

Direct pick-up from your hostel or hotel in Quito to begin the trip to Cotopaxi (exact time will depend on which neighborhood you are located in).

07:45am

Arrive at the Chuquiragua Lodge and catch your first views of the stunning Cotopaxi Volcano, one of the country's most famous sights.

08:15am

Enjoy a delicious breakfast with generous portions to keep you energized for a full day of exploring Cotopaxi National Park.

09:00am

Enter Cotopaxi National Park and visit interpretation center.

10:00am

Visit the Limpiopungo Lagoon, a stunning glacial lake in the shadow of the Cotopaxi Volcano.

12:30pm

Visit the José Rivas Refuge, the main base camp for the volcano. Continue to a scenic lookout point to take in some unbelievable panoramic views of the Cotopaxi Volcano.

03:30pm

Return to the Chuquiragua Lodge for an afternoon lunch surrounded by gorgeous landscapes.

Free Evening at Chuquiragua Lodge

Enjoy free use of the lodge's spa area, complete with jacuzzi and sauna. Massages are also available at an extra cost. If you wish to avail yourself of these facilities you must advise the receptionist upon your arrival to enable them to prepare the water.

08:15am

Pickup at Chuquiragua Lodge

10:30am

Visit to the Toachi River Canyon lookout point.

11:10am

Guided hike down to the shore of the Quilotoa Lagoon. Free time to explore at the lake.

12:30pm

Guided hike to the nearby community of Quilotoa

02:00pm

Afternoon lunch at a local restaurant

03:30pm

Visit to the Shalala lookout point with some free time to explore the landscape

04:00pm

Free afternoon

08:00pm

Night at partnered hotel in Quilotoa

08:30am

Breakfast at hotel

11:50am

Depart Quilotoa

03:00pm

Arrive in Baños

03:30pm

Lunch

04:30pm

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

07:00pm

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

08:00pm

Dinner

08:30pm

Evening in Baños. Night at partnered hotel in Baños.

08:15am

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

Arrive back in Baños

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.
  • Guided bus transport
  • All taxes and entrance fees
  • 4 Breakfasts
  • 2 Lunches
  • Tour of the Cotopaxi National Park
  • Guided hike to Laguna Lumpiopungo
  • Guided hike to Jose Rivas Refuge (Cotopaxi base camp)
  • Visit to the Toachi River Canyon
  • Visit to the Shalala lookout point of Quilotoa Lagoon
  • Tour of Quilotoa Lagoon- take a guided hike down to the shore
  • Visit La Casa del Arbol, or the Swing at the End of the World
  • Tour of the Devils Cauldron Waterfall- the most impressive waterfall in the region
  • Cable car ride over the Paztaza River for incredible panoramic views
  • Overnight stay in Chuquiragua Lodge at Cotopaxi Volcano
  • Overnight stay in Quilotoa
  • Overnight stay in Baños

Not Included:

  • Thermal baths in Baños (optional extra)
  • Lunch (except the two mentioned)
  • Evening meals

DAY 2 : Quilotoa

05:30 - 06:30am

Direct pick-up from your hostel or hotel in Quito to begin the trip to Cotopaxi (exact time will depend on which neighborhood you are located in).

07:45am

Arrive at the Chuquiragua Lodge and catch your first views of the stunning Cotopaxi Volcano, one of the country's most famous sights.

08:15am

Enjoy a delicious breakfast with generous portions to keep you energized for a full day of exploring Cotopaxi National Park.

09:00am

Enter Cotopaxi National Park and visit interpretation center.

10:00am

Visit the Limpiopungo Lagoon, a stunning glacial lake in the shadow of the Cotopaxi Volcano.

12:30pm

Visit the José Rivas Refuge, the main base camp for the volcano. Continue to a scenic lookout point to take in some unbelievable panoramic views of the Cotopaxi Volcano.

03:30pm

Return to the Chuquiragua Lodge for an afternoon lunch surrounded by gorgeous landscapes.

Free Evening at Chuquiragua Lodge

Enjoy free use of the lodge's spa area, complete with jacuzzi and sauna. Massages are also available at an extra cost. If you wish to avail yourself of these facilities you must advise the receptionist upon your arrival to enable them to prepare the water.

08:15am

Pickup at Chuquiragua Lodge

10:30am

Visit to the Toachi River Canyon lookout point.

11:10am

Guided hike down to the shore of the Quilotoa Lagoon. Free time to explore at the lake.

12:30pm

Guided hike to the nearby community of Quilotoa

02:00pm

Afternoon lunch at a local restaurant

03:30pm

Visit to the Shalala lookout point with some free time to explore the landscape

04:00pm

Free afternoon

08:00pm

Night at partnered hotel in Quilotoa

08:30am

Breakfast at hotel

11:50am

Depart Quilotoa

03:00pm

Arrive in Baños

03:30pm

Lunch

04:30pm

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

07:00pm

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

08:00pm

Dinner

08:30pm

Evening in Baños. Night at partnered hotel in Baños.

08:15am

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

Arrive back in Baños

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.
  • Guided bus transport
  • All taxes and entrance fees
  • 4 Breakfasts
  • 2 Lunches
  • Tour of the Cotopaxi National Park
  • Guided hike to Laguna Lumpiopungo
  • Guided hike to Jose Rivas Refuge (Cotopaxi base camp)
  • Visit to the Toachi River Canyon
  • Visit to the Shalala lookout point of Quilotoa Lagoon
  • Tour of Quilotoa Lagoon- take a guided hike down to the shore
  • Visit La Casa del Arbol, or the Swing at the End of the World
  • Tour of the Devils Cauldron Waterfall- the most impressive waterfall in the region
  • Cable car ride over the Paztaza River for incredible panoramic views
  • Overnight stay in Chuquiragua Lodge at Cotopaxi Volcano
  • Overnight stay in Quilotoa
  • Overnight stay in Baños

Not Included:

  • Thermal baths in Baños (optional extra)
  • Lunch (except the two mentioned)
  • Evening meals

Day 3 : Baños

05:30 - 06:30am

Direct pick-up from your hostel or hotel in Quito to begin the trip to Cotopaxi (exact time will depend on which neighborhood you are located in).

07:45am

Arrive at the Chuquiragua Lodge and catch your first views of the stunning Cotopaxi Volcano, one of the country's most famous sights.

08:15am

Enjoy a delicious breakfast with generous portions to keep you energized for a full day of exploring Cotopaxi National Park.

09:00am

Enter Cotopaxi National Park and visit interpretation center.

10:00am

Visit the Limpiopungo Lagoon, a stunning glacial lake in the shadow of the Cotopaxi Volcano.

12:30pm

Visit the José Rivas Refuge, the main base camp for the volcano. Continue to a scenic lookout point to take in some unbelievable panoramic views of the Cotopaxi Volcano.

03:30pm

Return to the Chuquiragua Lodge for an afternoon lunch surrounded by gorgeous landscapes.

Free Evening at Chuquiragua Lodge

Enjoy free use of the lodge's spa area, complete with jacuzzi and sauna. Massages are also available at an extra cost. If you wish to avail yourself of these facilities you must advise the receptionist upon your arrival to enable them to prepare the water.

08:15am

Pickup at Chuquiragua Lodge

10:30am

Visit to the Toachi River Canyon lookout point.

11:10am

Guided hike down to the shore of the Quilotoa Lagoon. Free time to explore at the lake.

12:30pm

Guided hike to the nearby community of Quilotoa

02:00pm

Afternoon lunch at a local restaurant

03:30pm

Visit to the Shalala lookout point with some free time to explore the landscape

04:00pm

Free afternoon

08:00pm

Night at partnered hotel in Quilotoa

08:30am

Breakfast at hotel

11:50am

Depart Quilotoa

03:00pm

Arrive in Baños

03:30pm

Lunch

04:30pm

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

07:00pm

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

08:00pm

Dinner

08:30pm

Evening in Baños. Night at partnered hotel in Baños.

08:15am

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

Arrive back in Baños

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.
  • Guided bus transport
  • All taxes and entrance fees
  • 4 Breakfasts
  • 2 Lunches
  • Tour of the Cotopaxi National Park
  • Guided hike to Laguna Lumpiopungo
  • Guided hike to Jose Rivas Refuge (Cotopaxi base camp)
  • Visit to the Toachi River Canyon
  • Visit to the Shalala lookout point of Quilotoa Lagoon
  • Tour of Quilotoa Lagoon- take a guided hike down to the shore
  • Visit La Casa del Arbol, or the Swing at the End of the World
  • Tour of the Devils Cauldron Waterfall- the most impressive waterfall in the region
  • Cable car ride over the Paztaza River for incredible panoramic views
  • Overnight stay in Chuquiragua Lodge at Cotopaxi Volcano
  • Overnight stay in Quilotoa
  • Overnight stay in Baños

Not Included:

  • Thermal baths in Baños (optional extra)
  • Lunch (except the two mentioned)
  • Evening meals

Day 4 : Baños and Return to Quito

05:30 - 06:30am

Direct pick-up from your hostel or hotel in Quito to begin the trip to Cotopaxi (exact time will depend on which neighborhood you are located in).

07:45am

Arrive at the Chuquiragua Lodge and catch your first views of the stunning Cotopaxi Volcano, one of the country's most famous sights.

08:15am

Enjoy a delicious breakfast with generous portions to keep you energized for a full day of exploring Cotopaxi National Park.

09:00am

Enter Cotopaxi National Park and visit interpretation center.

10:00am

Visit the Limpiopungo Lagoon, a stunning glacial lake in the shadow of the Cotopaxi Volcano.

12:30pm

Visit the José Rivas Refuge, the main base camp for the volcano. Continue to a scenic lookout point to take in some unbelievable panoramic views of the Cotopaxi Volcano.

03:30pm

Return to the Chuquiragua Lodge for an afternoon lunch surrounded by gorgeous landscapes.

Free Evening at Chuquiragua Lodge

Enjoy free use of the lodge's spa area, complete with jacuzzi and sauna. Massages are also available at an extra cost. If you wish to avail yourself of these facilities you must advise the receptionist upon your arrival to enable them to prepare the water.

08:15am

Pickup at Chuquiragua Lodge

10:30am

Visit to the Toachi River Canyon lookout point.

11:10am

Guided hike down to the shore of the Quilotoa Lagoon. Free time to explore at the lake.

12:30pm

Guided hike to the nearby community of Quilotoa

02:00pm

Afternoon lunch at a local restaurant

03:30pm

Visit to the Shalala lookout point with some free time to explore the landscape

04:00pm

Free afternoon

08:00pm

Night at partnered hotel in Quilotoa

08:30am

Breakfast at hotel

11:50am

Depart Quilotoa

03:00pm

Arrive in Baños

03:30pm

Lunch

04:30pm

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

07:00pm

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

08:00pm

Dinner

08:30pm

Evening in Baños. Night at partnered hotel in Baños.

08:15am

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

Arrive back in Baños

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.
  • Guided bus transport
  • All taxes and entrance fees
  • 4 Breakfasts
  • 2 Lunches
  • Tour of the Cotopaxi National Park
  • Guided hike to Laguna Lumpiopungo
  • Guided hike to Jose Rivas Refuge (Cotopaxi base camp)
  • Visit to the Toachi River Canyon
  • Visit to the Shalala lookout point of Quilotoa Lagoon
  • Tour of Quilotoa Lagoon- take a guided hike down to the shore
  • Visit La Casa del Arbol, or the Swing at the End of the World
  • Tour of the Devils Cauldron Waterfall- the most impressive waterfall in the region
  • Cable car ride over the Paztaza River for incredible panoramic views
  • Overnight stay in Chuquiragua Lodge at Cotopaxi Volcano
  • Overnight stay in Quilotoa
  • Overnight stay in Baños

Not Included:

  • Thermal baths in Baños (optional extra)
  • Lunch (except the two mentioned)
  • 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

4 Days / 3 Nights

Price

$199

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.

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

NIGHT IN COTOPAXI

Overnight accommodation for this 4-day tour to Cotopaxi and Quilotoa will be at the lovely Chuquiragua Lodge located in the foothills of the Cotopaxi Volcano. A bed in the shared dorm is included in the price of your Ecuador Hop pass, but you are free to upgrade to a private room if you’d like.

INCLUDED:

  • Bed in shared dorm room

UPGRADES (paid directly to lodge):

  • Single private room: additional cost of $25
  • DOUBLE or TRIPLE room: additional cost of $15 per
 person

Facilities

  • In house restaurant
  • Bar
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Spa Facilities

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 4-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, where you will hike to the base-camp, as well as visiting 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 4-day escape from Quito.

Tour Highlights:

  • Visit Cotopaxi National Park, where you’ll be able to see amazing panoramic views of the famous Cotopaxi Volcano. (Cotopaxi)
  • If you’re lucky, you’ll have the chance to spot some of the park’s majestic native wildlife. Species that call the park home include wolves, rabbits, bears and condors. (Cotopaxi)
  • Embark on a guided exploration of the Limpiopungo Lagoon, a stunning glacial lake in the shadow of the Cotopaxi Volcano. (Cotopaxi)
  • Visit the José Rivas Refuge, the most popular base camp for mountaineers planning to climb the volcano. (Cotopaxi)
  • Enjoy free use of the luxurious spa area at the Chuquiragua Lodge, including both a jacuzzi and sauna. Massages are also available at a small extra cost. If you wish to avail yourself of these facilities you must advise the receptionist upon your arrival to enable them to prepare the water. (Cotopaxi)
  • 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)
  • We will take some time to hike down to the shore of the incredible Quilotoa Lagoon, located inside the crater of an active volcano. (-Quilotoa Lagoon)
  • Your guide will bring you to some nearby artisan workshops and museums where you will be able to learn about the local culture and treat yourself to a handmade souvenir before spending the night in Quilotoa. (-Quilotoa Lagoon)
  • 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 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.

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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