Visit Cotopaxi National Park, where you’ll be able to see amazing panoramic views of the famous Cotopaxi Volcano.
Take some time to hike down to the shore of the incredible Quilotoa Lagoon, located inside the crater of an active volcano. (Quilotoa Lagoon)
Visit the stunning Pailon del Diablo (Devil’s Cauldron), one of the most spectacular waterfalls in all of South America.
Short tour to Baños, considered the adventure capital of Ecuador, we’ll make stops at the stunning Cotopaxi Volcano, as well as visiting the Quilotoa Lagoon. Once in Baños, you’ll enjoy a number of wonderful activities
All year round
4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS
Hotel and hostel pick-up
Hotel and hostel drop-off
ONLINE BOOKING NOT AVAILABLE
DAY 1 / 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).
DAY 1 / 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.
DAY 1 / 08:15am
Enjoy a delicious breakfast with generous portions to keep you energized for a full day of exploring Cotopaxi National Park
DAY 1 / 09:00am
Enter Cotopaxi National Park and visit interpretation center.
DAY 1 / 10:00am
Visit the Limpiopungo Lagoon, a stunning glacial lake in the shadow of the Cotopaxi Volcano.
DAY 1 / 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.
DAY 1 / 03:30pm
Return to the Chuquiragua Lodge for an afternoon lunch surrounded by gorgeous landscapes.
Free Evening at Chuquiragua Lodge
DAY 2 / 08:15am
Pickup at Chuquiragua Lodge
DAY 2 / 10:30am
Visit to the Toachi River Canyon lookout point.
DAY 2 / 11:10am
Guided hike down to the shore of the Quilotoa Lagoon. Free time to explore at the lake.
DAY 2 / 12:30pm
Guided hike to the nearby community of Quilotoa
DAY 2 / 02:00pm
Afternoon lunch at a local restaurant
DAY 2 / 03:30pm
Visit to the Shalala lookout point with some free time to explore the landscape
DAY 2 / 04:00pm
DAY 2 / 08:00pm
Night at partnered hotel in Quilotoa
DAY 3 / 08:30am
Breakfast at hotel
DAY 3 / 11:50am
DAY 3 / 03:00pm
Arrive in Baños
DAY 3 / 03:30pm
DAY 3 / 04:30pm
Visit the famous "Swing at the End of the World" at La Casa del Arbol
DAY 3 / 07:00pm
Recommended activity: visit the nearby thermal baths which gave Baños its name and go for a relaxing dip in these healing pools
DAY 3 / 08:00pm
DAY 3 / 08:30pm
Evening in Baños. Night at partnered hotel in Baños.
DAY 4 / 08:15am
Pick-up at Juan Montalvo Park (main Baños drop-off point) to begin the day's activities.
DAY 4 / 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 4 / 09:30am - 10:30am
Visit the stunning Devil's Cauldron (Pailón del Diablo) waterfall
DAY 4 / 11:00am
Arrive back in Baños
DAY 4 / 01:00pm
Depart Baños and begin the trip back to Quito.
DAY 4 / 08:30pm
Direct drop-off at your hotel/hostel in Quito.
- 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
- Thermal baths in Baños (optional extra)
- Lunch (except the two mentioned)
- 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 6:00 pm (Quito time) 2 days before the tour begins. After this time there is a 100% change fee.
CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel before 6:00 pm (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.
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