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Our To Quito Without Guayaquil pass is the perfect investment for travelers who have started their Ecuadorian adventure on the coast of Ecuador and want to journey up to Quito, high in the mountains. You can enjoy some of the most incredible sights in Ecuador on one pass, from the adventure capital of Baños to the phenomenal Cotopaxi Volcano. Enjoy all of this and more accompanied with an expert bilingual guide. If you think that you would like to visit Guayaquil, then check out our Full South to Quito (Montañita Start) pass!
4 days minimum / No maximum
All your bus journeys on our luxury buses, free extra stops, hotel pickup/drop off, all local taxes and much more… see below for full list.
After booking, you will get a Hop Login code. With this, you can change all your buses, pickup locations and more up to 12 hours before the next bus! Flexible and Easy!
Summary of the main attractions covered under this pass.
Detailed informational guide to each stage of this pass.
All bus times for each stage of this pass. Buses same time every day!
Up to date information regarding our service (e.g. around holiday periods)
The To Quito Without Guayaquil pass is broken down to 3 Hopstages:
Below you’ll see each of those hopstages individually, where you’ll know what to do, recommended number of nights and more!
Departures are every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
Pick up from all hotels and hostels in central Montañita.
Bus starts pickups between 2:30pm – 3:00pm. Your pick up time will be on your confirmation once you put your hotel/hostel.
We recommend spending at least 2 nights in Cuenca. The city is most well-known for its splendid colonial architecture, but there are plenty of other things to do besides exploring the historic city center. This is one of our favorite stops and you’re sure to find many incredible activities here!
As always, if you love Cuenca, you can hop off and stay as long as you want! You can decide this up to 12 hours before the next bus!
Departures are every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.
Pick up from all hotels and hostels in Cuenca.
Bus starts pickups between 10:30pm – 11:00pm. Your pick up time will be on your confirmation once you put your hotel/hostel.
We recommend spending at least 2 nights in Baños. Whether you prefer a canyoning expedition in the jungle or a day in the hot tub (or maybe both), Baños has something for everybody and that’s why it’s one of Ecuador’s best destinations.
As always, if you love Baños, you can hop off and stay as long as you want! You can decide this up to 12 hours before the next bus!
Departures are everyday.
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 1pm sharp.
We recommend spending at least 2 nights in Quito. You can spend some time exploring the city’s historic center (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), visit the Mitad del Mundo monument marking the equator, or catch onward flights to the Galápagos and other destinations.
As always, if you love Guayaquil, you can hop off and stay as long as you want! You can decide this up to 12 hours before the next bus!
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
|Montañita to Cuenca||Wed/Fri/Sun|
|Montañita (depart)||03:00 PM|
|Cuenca (arrive)||10:00 PM|
Main activities in Cuenca: Exploring the city’s colonial architecture, visiting the Inca ruins of Ingapirca, hiking in El Cajas National Park.
|Cuenca to Alausí to Riobamba to Baños||Wed/Fri/Sun|
|Cuenca (Depart)||11:00 p.m.|
|Alausí||02:30 a.m. (the next day)|
|Riobamba||04:30 a.m. (the next day)|
|Baños (Arrive)||06:00 a.m. (the next day)|
Note about Alausí:
Main activities in Riobamba:
Main activities in Baños:
|Baños to Quito||Every day|
|Baños (Depart)||01:00 PM|
|Quito (Arrive)||8:30 PM|
Main activities in Quito:
SUNDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY
Any hotel/hostel in central Montañita.
4 Days / 3 Nights
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.
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.
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.
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.
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