See the majestic Cotopaxi Volcano, one of the highest volcanoes in the world
Local, professional guides present at all times to help or assist you
Visit the stunning Pailon del Diablo (Devil’s Cauldron) waterfall.
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.
All year round
Hotel and hostel pickup
Hotel and hostel drop off
The first day you will see the majestic Cotopaxi Volcano, one of Ecuador’s most famous sights and one of the highest volcanoes in the world, at the Chuquiragua Lodge, where we will have the chance to enjoy a delicious breakfast.
We will go to Quilotoa to visit the lookout point for the incredible Quilotoa Lagoon, located inside the crater of an active volcano. We continue our way to Baños and ones we arrive there you will have time to have lunch.
Around 4 pm we will go to 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 and the vast Ecuadorian wilderness below. You will have the option to go for a dip in some relaxing natural thermal baths and spend the night in Baños.
The next morning after the breakfast we will visit the stunning Pailon del Diablo (Devil’s Cauldron) waterfall also you can ride a cable car over the Pastaza River for extraordinary panoramic views of waterfalls, mountains, and beautiful jungle landscapes.
*Optional visit to the San Martín Adventure Park for zip-lining, canopy walks, rock climbing, trekking and more (additional cost of $20).
After all the activities we will depart Baños in the late afternoon and begin the trip back to Quito.
DAY 1 / 05:30 - 06:30am
Direct pick-up from your hostel or hotel in Quito to begin the trip to Baños.
DAY 1 / 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.
DAY 1 / 10:30am
Visit to the Toachi River Canyon lookout point.
DAY 1 / 10:45am
Visit to the Shalala lookout point with some free time to enjoy the landscape.
DAY 1 / 11:50am
DAY 1 / 3:00pm
Arrive at Baños.
DAY 1 / 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
Free morning in Baños.
DAY 2 / 8:15am
Pick-up at Juan Montalvo Park (main Baños drop-off point) to begin the day's activities.
DAY 2 / 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.
DAY 2 / 09:30am - 10:30am
Visit the stunning Devil's Cauldron (Pailón del Diablo) waterfall.
DAY 2 / 11:00am - 1:00pm
Free time in Baños
DAY 2 / 01:00pm
DAY 2 / 8:30pm
Direct drop-off at your hotel/hostel in Quito.
- Direct pick-up from hostel/hotel in Quito.
- Transport to the viewing point for the impressive Cotopaxi Volcano.
- Transport to the viewing point for the breathtaking, turquoise-colored - Quilotoa Lagoon.
- Transport to the town of Baños.
- Visit the famous “Swing at the End of the World” at La Casa del Árbol for stunning views.
- Transport to the viewing point for the majestic Pailon del Diablo waterfall.
- The cable car ride over the river for incredible panoramic views.
- 2 breakfasts.
- All taxes and entrance fees.
- Overnight stay at a top-quality accommodation in Baños.
- Transport back to your hotel or hostel in Quito.
- Lunch and evening meals.
- Warm clothing (including a change of clothes), gloves, a scarf, a hat, hiking shoes/boots, long socks, cotton pants/trousers, and a waterproof jacket
- Sunglasses and sunscreen
- Water and snacks
- Hiking shoes/boots
- A camera
- Insect repellent for your stay in Baños.
CHANGES: Changes to the time and date of this tour are free until 6:00pm (Quito time) 2 days before the tour begins. After this time there is a 100% change fee.
CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel before 6:00pm (Quito time) 7 days before the tour begins, there is a 20% administration fee. Within 7 days of the departure, 40% of the ticket price. Within 3 days of the departure, 60% of the ticket price. Within 24 hours of departure, a no show, or after departure 100% cancellation fee.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to cancel this tour or make any changes.
I can’t find my accommodation listed in the operator pick up locations as I’m making my booking. What should I select?
This operator only offers pick-ups and drop-offs from the hotel and hostel accommodation listed, this covers over 90% of the accommodation providers in the central area. They do not provide pick-ups or drop-offs at private residences, Airbnbs, bus terminals etc. Select an alternative close by and be ready there for pick-up at the time on your booking confirmation.
What should I bring to the tour?
Because Cotopaxi’s weather is unpredictable, we recommend bringing: - Warm clothing, gloves, sunglasses, hiking shoes, a waterproof jacket, sunscreen, and cotton pants/trousers. Also take a bottle of water, energy drinks & snacks, walking sticks (optional), cash for personal expenses and tips, and a camera/video camera.
What time zone is used in Quito?
Local time in Quito is GMT -5.
What kind of weather can we find in Quito?
The warmest month is January. From February to April and October, it can be hot and humid but also rainy. The coolest month is May, and the wettest month is April. The average year-round temperature varies from 10°C to 20
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