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Baños To Montañita

Travel safely and calmly in 2021!

The health and safety of all of our passengers is, and has always been, our top priority. Due to the current situation, we’ve examined our protocols, journeys and service to make sure that we exceed the safety expectations of everyone who travels with us. We’re surpassing safety standards, for you, the passenger, and will continue doing so moving forward. Book now for 2021 as we will be running at reduced capacities... remember you can change your start date at no extra cost up to Dec 2024!


Trip Highlights & What’s Included

DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Participate in exciting activities like zip-lining and white water rafting on the edge of the Amazon Rainforest. (Baños)
  • Ride the “Swing at the End of the World” where you can look out at the epic Mt. Tungurahua Volcano and the vast Ecuadorian wilderness below. (Baños)
  • Cycle the “Ruta de las Cascadas,” a scenic circuit featuring some of South America’s most gorgeous waterfalls. (Baños)
  • Go diving, surfing, or just simply relax on one of South America’s best beaches. (Montañita)

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Stop By Stop Information

The Baños to Montañita pass is broken down to 1 Hopstage:

Below you’ll see each of those hopstages individually, where you’ll know what to do, recommended number of nights and more!

Hopstage 1 : Baños to Montañita

Bus Details

Departures are every Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Meeting point in Paracas is Library at Juan Montalvo Park (Located on Calle Juan Montalvo between 16 de Diciembre and 12 de Noviembre).

Buses depart at 2pm sharp.

Top Things To Do In Montañita

  • Spend some time in the sun on one of South America’s best beaches.
  • Go snorkeling or scuba diving in some of the world’s most biologically diverse waters.
  • Enjoy some of the town’s legendary nightlife and meet travelers from all around the world.
  • Do some surfing or take surf lessons. Montañita has areas that are suitable for all skill levels.

Recommended Number Of Nights In Montañita

After you visit this coastal paradise, you’ll probably want to stay forever! We recommend spending at least 2 nights in Montañita. Montañita has long been famous with surfers for its ideal waves, but even if you don’t surf you’ll find plenty to do here. With its gorgeous beaches and never-ending parties, you’re sure to have an absolutely amazing stay in Montañita. Spend some time experiencing Ecuador’s coast and enjoy the perfect sandy beaches, lovely tropical greenery, and brilliant nightlife that this coastal town has to offer.

As always, if you love Montañita, you can hop off and stay as long as you want! You can decide this up to 12 hours before the next bus!

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Bus Timetable

Buses operate EVERYDAY in EVERY direction.

You can choose where our bus will pick you up in our booking system.

Follow our recommended plan here or hop on and hop off as much as you like

HOPSTAGE 1
Baños to Montañita Tue/Thu/Sat
Baños (Depart) 02:00 PM
Montañita (Arrive) 07:00 AM (next day)

Main activities in Montañita:
Sunbathing, surfing, snorkeling and scuba diving, as well as enjoying the town’s great restaurants and nightlife.

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Important Info & Notes

Who is this pass perfect for?

Departure Days

SATURDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY

Time of Departure

02:00 PM

Pick up Location

Library at Juan Montalvo Park (Located on Calle Juan Montalvo between 16 de Diciembre and 12 de Noviembre)

Minimum Time Needed

17 hours

Price

$49


1 – 4 APRIL 2021 EASTER WEEKEND

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

9 & 10 AUGUST 2021 - ECUADORIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS

Biggest public holidays of the year. Hostel and tour prices increase in this period. We will not be able to assist you with booking any accommodation during this period. Please book in advance.

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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Our 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 Peru 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!

Long Distance Buses

  • Modern bus models: We use brand new, state-of-the-art buses with all the latest technology.
  • Semi-bed reclining seats: All with sponge foam pads for added comfort.
  • Modern and clean toilet: Unlike public buses that often have dirty facilities or no bathroom at all, our buses all come with modern, regularly-cleaned toilets.
  • High-tech temperature-controlled air system: We make sure the temperature is never too hot or too cold.
  • LCD TV sets: Sit back and pass the long hours of travel watching some English-language movies
  • Highest quality brake and suspension system: Our high-quality vehicles will get you to your destination as smoothly and comfortably as possible.
  • Blankets for every passenger: Each seat comes with blankets, so you’ll be able to relax and get some sleep on longer journeys.
  • GPS monitoring system: We monitor location and vehicle speed from our headquarters, ensuring your safety.
  • USB ports on every seat: Don’t stress about charging your mobile phone or tablet. You’ll be able to charge all your devices right at your seat!

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

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