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4 days 3 nights
Andes + Amazon

Cotopaxi, Quilotoa, Baños, and Amazon, with hotel and activities included.
This is a short 4-day and 3-night trip through the Andes and Amazon.

Every day

4 days, 3 nights

Medium activity

English and Spanish

What you'll do
In just four days, you will be able to observe landscapes of the Andean moors and the Ecuadorian Amazon. It is an adventure through the main attractions of these regions.
 
  • This is a short trip of 4 days through the Andes and the Amazon.
  • On the way from Quito to Baños, we will make stops at the impressive Cotopaxi Volcano and Quilotoa Lagoon, an incredible turquoise lake in the caldera of an active volcano.
  • Once in Baños, you will enjoy a series of wonderful activities against a beautiful backdrop of waterfalls and tropical vegetation.
  • After Baños, we will visit the Amazon, and we will be able to visit a reserve of rescued animals and an Amazonian community.
  • This short tour is the best option to travel around Ecuador.

Day 1

Quito - Cotopaxi

Beginning

Pick-ups at hotels located in the 3 main areas: Carolina, Plaza Foch, Plaza Grande: Carolina, Plaza Foch, Plaza Grande

Breakfast

Cotopaxi

Avenue of the Volcanoes

Travel along the Avenue of the Volcanoes, and if the weather allows it, admire the second-highest volcano in Ecuador, Cotopaxi.

Cotopaxi

Limpiopungo lagoon

Inside the park, visit the Limpiopungo lagoon.

Cotopaxi

Treking to Refugio Jose Rivas

Make the trek to 4,864msnm to reach the refuge of the volcano.

Cotopaxi

Lodging

Lodging night at the Chuquiragua Lodge or similar.

Cotopaxi

Free time

Time to enjoy the common areas of the inn.

Day 2

Cotopaxi – Quilotoa - Baños

Breakfast

Quilotoa

Quilotoa Lagoon

Visit the community and its art of Tigua.

Then we will visit the magical Quilotoa lagoon with turquoise waters.

Baños

Swing at the end of the world

Climb the “Swing at the end of the world” at La Casa del Árbol, from where you can see the epic mountain of the Tungurahua volcano. 

Baños

Piscinas de aguas termales

Enjoy a relaxing bath in the natural hot spring pools.

Baños

Night accommodation in Baños

Día 3

Baños - Misahuallí

Breakfast

Baños

Cable car

Travel in a cable car over the Pastaza River to get extraordinary panoramic views of waterfalls, mountains, and beautiful jungle landscapes.

Baños

Pailón del Diablo

Take the waterfall route and visit the impressive Pailón del Diablo waterfall.

Baños

Free time to enjoy Baños

Free time for extreme activities in Baños.

Puyo

Yanacocha Rescue Center
We will visit the Yanchoca reserve, and you will be able to be very close to the animals of the area.
In Yanacocha, they are in charge of protecting and conserving wild flora and fauna species victims of illegal trafficking in the Ecuadorian Amazon. More than 250 specimens are under the care of specialists, biologists, and veterinarians who are in charge of the daily care of small cats, primates, macaws, toucans, turtles, alligators, and other species that are traded or retained in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
 

Reserva Yanacocha

Misahuallí

Night in Misahualli

Day 4

Misahuallí – Tena - Papallacta - Quito

Breakfast

Misahuallí

Canoe ride

Canoe ride and a visit to the community.

Misahuallí

Visit the community

Visit the Monkey Island in Misahualli.

Papallacta

Papallacta pools

Visit and relax in the Papallacta pools.

Return to Quito

Drop offs in the 3 main areas: Carolina, Plaza Foch, Plaza Grande: Carolina, Plaza Foch, Plaza Grande.

4 days 3 nights
Andes + Amazon

Departures everyday
Indications

Includes

  • Tourist transport
  • Pick up and drop off at hotels in Quito located in the three zones of Quito: La Carolina, Plaza Foch, Plaza Grande
  • Bilingual guide
  • Entrance to the Cotopaxi
  • National Park
  • Visit Limpiopungo
  • Lagoon
  • Hike to the José Rivas refuge at 4,864 masl
  • Visit traditional shops in the moors
  • Visit an art gallery in Tigua
  • Quilotoa lagoon entrance
  • Waterfall Route
  • Entrance to Pailón del Diablo
  • Tree House Entrance
  • End of the World Swing
  • Cable car over Pastaza river
  • Visit the community in the jungle
  • Canoe ride
  • Visit monkey island in Misahualli
  • Entrance to public swimming pools in Papallzcta
  • 3 hotel nights
  • 4 breakfasts
Not includes
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Extreme activities
  • Other entrances
  • Tips
What to bring
  • Glasses
  • Hat
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Rain jacket
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunscreen
  • Gloves
  • Swimsuit
  • Mosquito repellent
Location
Recent traveler's reviews
cathguii_
cathguii_
2024-01-16
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Buena opcion El recorrido fue bueno, el guia muy amigable. Lo mas importante es que podiamos quedarnos en cualquier punto para visitarlo mas a fondo y despues tomabamos el siguiente bus para seguir con el recorrido. No es tan buena idea ir los domingo porque algunos lugares estan cerrados aunque no tiene nada que ver con el recorrido del bus lo pueden tomar en cuenta.
Eric W
Eric W
2024-01-15
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Quilatoa Tour with Irene This is an absolutely amazing tour, partially because of the great Quilatoa lagoon and hike, but also because of our outstanding tour guide, Irene, who is extremely knowledgeable and fills the time with very satisfying facts about food, indigenous practices, indigenous language, etc. The visit to the indigenous household was mind alteringly beautiful and life affirming. What an exceptional day! The hike is very steep to Quilatoa, on the way back, but there’s a horse option if you are not up for it.
Yoany Andres A
Yoany Andres A
2024-01-15
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Tour a Cotopaxi Excelente acompañamiento y Guia para El Cotopaxi, acompañados por Irene la cual nos hizo muy agradable el tour, la alimentación estuvo deliciosa. En definitiva una excelente opción para conocer los lugares emblemáticos de Quito
Torch H
Torch H
2024-01-14
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One of the best tours I’ve been on. This was such a great experience and a great way to start our Ecuador trip. We had Adrian and Ivan as our guide and driver. They were so great. Adrian really took care of us and made sure we got great pictures before crowds and took us to many gems. We saw a waterfall and got to experience the indigenous people of Ecuador and their way of life. I’m so glad I took this tour. They really care about their guest and you see their passion about sharing their culture with visitors. I highly recommend this tour and if you can, get Adrian and Ivan.
Jesús D
Jesús D
2024-01-13
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Amazing opportunity! Amazing opportunity to merge with nature, disconnect yourself form the daily routine and start a new year full of cardio 🤣😉. Special thanks to our guide Jessy and our driver Jhon 🫰🏻 wouldn't have been the same without you guys!
Xudong G
Xudong G
2024-01-12
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Reached the highest point ever in my life Our guide is really nice and explained a lot of the nature and culture here. The trip to Cotopaxi is challenging but definitely worth it.
Trent R
Trent R
2024-01-12
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Amazing time Amazing sites seen and amazing tour guide Joseph! I would love to come back in the future to do more tours with them! I would definitely recommend this trip!
mala k
mala k
2024-01-10
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Fun way to get acquainted with the city. It’s a fun way to acquaint with the city and has a live guide as opposed to a recording. The bus stops at all the important sightseeing stops with the option of picking the ones you want.
mala k
mala k
2024-01-10
Verified
Fun filled day trip with multiple activities. Fantastic tour with a knowledgeable guide - it was a fun experience including visiting an indigenous family, an art gallery and a fun but tough hike down the crater. Weather was perfect and allowed an amazing view of the lake.
María Isabel P
María Isabel P
2024-01-10
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Guía excepcional Nuestra guía fue Irene, fue increíble la experiencia con ella, sabe mucho de la cultura, del pasado y amplía la Informacion cuando se le preguntaba. Lo recomendamos mucho, gracias Irene.
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