Ride the “Swing at the End of the World” at La Casa del Árbol
Go for a dip in some relaxing natural thermal baths
Ride a cable car over the Pastaza River for extraordinary panoramic views
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.
All year round
Hotel and hostel pickup
Hotel and hostel drop off
We star the pick-ups from your hostel or hotel in Quito at 6:30 am to begin the trip to Baños. The first day with this 3 days/ 2 nights tour you will see the majestic Cotopaxi Volcano, one of Ecuador’s most famous sights and one of the highest volcanoes in the world, you will go to the Chuquiragua Lodge, here also we will have the chance to enjoy a delicious breakfast.
Then we arrive at Quilotoa Village where we will take in a view overlooking the Quilotoa Lagoon, an unbelievable turquoise-colored lake located right inside the caldera of an active volcano.
Around 1:45 in the afternoon we arrive Baños, you have free time to have lunch and at 4 pm you will go to and ride the “Swing at the End of the World” at La Casa del Árbol where you can look out at the epic Tungurahua Volcano and the vast Ecuadorian wilderness below. After swinging at the End of the World you have the afternoon free, so you can go and visit the nearby thermal baths which gave Baños its name and go for a relaxing dip in these healing pools. You will spend the night at a top-quality accommodation.
At the second day after the breakfast at your hotel, the operator will pick you up around 8:45 am from the meeting point Juan Montalvo Park to begin the day’s activities. At 9 am we will visit the stunning Pailon del Diablo (Devil’s Cauldron) waterfall and you are going to ride a cable car over the Pastaza River for extraordinary with 360° degree 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. The full entry for all activities at the park is included with this tour.
You will spend the night at a top-quality accommodation in Baños.
The third day after breakfast at your hotel you have the morning free to go around Baños. You can spend the day 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.
At 2:45 pm we depart Baños and begin the trip back to Quito. Around 10 pm we drop you off at your hotel/hostel in Quito.
DAY 1 / 05:30am - 06:30am
Direct pick-up from your hostel or hotel in Quito to begin the trip to Baños.
DAY 1 / 07:45 am
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
DAY 2 / 7:00 am
Breakfast at the hotel
DAY 2 / 8:15 am
Pick-up at Juan Montalvo Park (main Baños drop-off point) to begin the day's activities.
DAY 2 / 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.
DAY 2 / 09:30am - 10:30am
Optional visit to the San Martín Adventure Park for zip-lining, canopy walks, rock climbing, trekking and more
DAY 2 / 11:00am
Arrive back in Baños
DAY 2 / 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.
Enjoy breakfast before heading out for the day (included at accommodation).
DAY 3 / 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.
DAY 3 / 01:00pm
Depart Baños and begin the trip back to Quito.
DAY 3 / 08:30pm
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 to 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.
- 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 at a top-quality accommodation in Baños.
- Transport back to your hotel or hostel in Quito.
- Evening meals.
- 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.
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.
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
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.