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Baños Tours from Quito

Baños Tours from Quito. Make an unforgettable trip to Baños, Ecuador. Enjoy nature and adventure trips. We offer you 1, 2, and 3-day tours.

Full day trip to Baños - 1 day

Full day tour to Baños from Quito

This is a short 1-day trip to Baños, considered the adventure capital of Ecuador. On the tour you will visit the route of the waterfalls, the Devil´s Cauldron waterfall, the ¨Swing at the End of the World¨ and you will have time to do extreme activities in Baños.

What you'll do
  • Ride from Quito to Baños enjoying the highlands landscape.
  • Once we arrive in Baños we will take the waterfalls route and ride a cable car over the Pastaza River for extraordinary panoramic views of waterfalls, mountains, and beautiful jungle landscapes.
  • Visit the stunning Pailon del Diablo (Devil’s Cauldron) waterfall. 
  • 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.
  • Enjoy your free time for extreme activities, not available on hollidays.
Itinerary

Full day tour Baños from Quito

Pick Ups

Pick up

Pick-up and drop-off in your hotel located in the 3 main areas: Carolina, Plaza Foch, Plaza Grande.

Ask for the upgrade if you are locates in other area of the city.

Pick Ups

First stop

Machachi
  • After 45 minutes we will make a stop to buy food, water, and sweets (breakfast not included).
First stop

Second stop

Arrive at Baños

Arrive at Baños to start the waterfalls route.

Second stop

Third stop

Ride a cable car over the Pastaza River

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.

Tour Banos teleferico rio pastaza

Third stop

Fourth stop

Pailón del Diablo

Visit the stunning Pailon del Diablo (Devil’s Cauldron) waterfall.

tour banos desde quito pailon del diablo

Fourth stop

Fifth stop

The Swing of the End of the World

Visit the most famous swing, “The Swing of the End of the World”

Fifth stop
Lunch

We will make a stop to enjoy the typical food of the area, we recommend the chicken broth, the “locro”, and the roast lamb. There are also vegetarian options. (Lunch not included)

Drop Off

Return to Quito

Enjoy a comfortable return to Quito. Disembarkation at your hotel is also included.

End of tour

Drop Off
Indications

For 1 day tour

Pick ups in the 3 main areas in Quito: La Carolina, Plaza Foch, Plaza Grande, drop offs in the same hotels.

If you have a pick up in another place farter we can make it with un upgrade, contact us to coordinate +593983359-796

Bring sport shoes and raincoat

Full day Baños 1 day
Shared tour

$ 69 adults

Salidas en fechas específicas

Small groups

$ 89 / person (3+ passengers)
$ 99 / person  (2 passengers)
$189 / person (1 passengers)

Private Tour

$ 79 / person (5+ passengers)
$ 89 / person (4 passengers)
$109 / person (3 passengers)
$149 / person  (2 passengers)
$239 / person (1 passengers)

Baños 2 days, 1 night

Quilotoa and Baños
$ 169
Per person
  • Children 159 USD ( 3 to 11 years old)

This is a short 2 day trip to Quilotoa and Baños. You will visit the beautiful turquoise lagoon and Baños, the adventure capital of Ecuador. On this tour you will travel along the avenue of the volcanoes and the route of the waterfalls.

What you'll do

Machachi

Travel along the Avenue of the Volcanoes and enjoy the landscape of the Andean páramo. 

ECUADORIAN ANDES
Quilotoa tour

Quilotoa

Visit a traditional house of moorland, here we will be able to appreciate the raising of the guinea pigs and the agriculture of the area.

Tigua

Visit the community of Tigua, cradle of Naif art artists. In the gallery we can see the different articles made by hand. The paintings are hand painted on llama and sheepskin leather.

Galeria Tigua
Quilotoa lagoon

Quilotoa

Arrive in the community of Quilotoa where we will enjoy a view of the Quilotoa lagoon, an incredible turquoise lake located just inside the caldera of an active volcano.

Baños

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.

Things to do in Banos Ecuador - Casa del arbol

Baños

Go for a dip in some relaxing natural thermal baths. Optional stop, entrance not included

Baños

Visit the stunning Pailon del Diablo (Devil’s Cauldron) waterfall.

tour banos desde quito pailon del diablo

Baños

Ride a cable car over the Pastaza River for extraordinary panoramic views of waterfalls, mountains, and beautiful jungle landscapes.

Notes

  • Food and drinks are not included.
  • Lunch and evening meal not included.
  • Make sure to bring appropriate clothing for high altitude climate.
  • Wear sunscreen.
  • Bring insect repellent for your stay in Baños.
Itinerary

2 days, 1 night tour

Day 1: Quilotoa - Baños

07:00 AM

Direct pick-up from your hostel or hotel in Quito to begin the trip to Quilotoa.

07:00 AM

Machachi

Arrive at the Machachi. Here we will have the chance to enjoy a delicious breakfast and observe the highlands. (breakfast not included)

Machachi

Traditional house

Visit a traditional house of moorland, here we will be able to appreciate the raising of the guinea pigs and the agriculture of the area.

Traditional house

Tigua

We will make a stop to visit an art gallery at Tigua, this small town is weel know for the Naif style and also because most of the people work produccing paintings. Locals represent the nature, animals and local festivities on their paintings.

Tigua

Quilotoa Lagoon

Arrive in the community of Quilotoa where we will enjoy a view of the Quilotoa lagoon, an incredible turquoise lake located just inside the caldera of an active volcano.

We will make the walk to the lagoon, so you can enjoy the landscape.

At the end of the walk, we will have time for lunch, is a late lunch so you can bring snacks with you, lunch not included.

Quilotoa Lagoon

Departure from Quilotoa to Baños

We will continue to Baños on a ride about 3 hours 

Departure from Quilotoa to Baños

Baños Hotel

Arrive to your hotel in Baños, enjoy your free time walking around Baños by your own or swimming on the thermal baths.

This is an optional activity because if you want to rest you can stay in the hotel.

You can book your hotel with us.

Baños Hotel

Day 2: Baños - Quito

Baños

Morning in Baños.
Pick up at the hotel to start the day’s activities

Baños

Waterfalls route

We will cross the famous route of Waterfalls , this impressive route through the road that connects the Ecuadorian highlands with the jungle is full of waterfalls and tunnels, enjoy the views.

Waterfalls route

Cable car

Cross the river on the cable car and enjoy one of the most extraordinary views you’ve ever seen, with 360-degree views of waterfalls, mountains, and beautiful jungle landscapes.

Cable car

Devil´s Cauldron waterfall, Pailón del diablo:

Visit the impressive Pailon del Diablo waterfall (Devil’s Caldera), we will take a walk until we reach the waterfall to feel its strength and power.

Devil´s Cauldron waterfall, Pailón del diablo:

Swing at the end of the world

Visit the famous “Swing at the end of the world” at La Casa del Arbol and admire the wonderful views of the mountainous landscapes.

Swing at the end of the world

Lunch

After the activities we will make a stop for lunch, you can try typical dishes of the area (lunch not included)

We will have a late lunch so you can bring some snack with you.

Lunch

Optional activities

Optional activities in Baños:

We will make an optional stop for extreme activities:

zipline, bunging jumping, etc.

Stop not available on hollidays.

Optional activities

Return from Baños to Quito

Approximate arrival time at 8:00 p.m. We will drop you off at your hotel within the three drop-off areas: La Carolina, Foch Plaza, and Old town.

If you have more remote lodging, ask for the upgrades.

Return from Baños to Quito
Indications

2 days, 1 night tour

Includes
  • Direct pick up from the hostel/hotel in Quito.
  • Transportation to the viewpoint of the impressive turquoise lagoon of Quilotoa.
  • Transportation to the town of Baños.
  • Entrance to the “Swing at the end of the world”
  • Entrance of the Pailón del Diablo, Devil´s Cauldron waterfall.
  • Transportation to the viewpoint of the majestic Pailon del Diablo waterfall.
  • Cable car ride over the river for incredible panoramic views.
  • All taxes and entrance fees.
  • Transportation back to your hotel or hostel in Quito
No included
  • Hotel
  • Food and drinks
  • Extra activities
Important
  • Holidays

    Hotel and tour prices increase during this period. Please book in advance.

Baños 3 days, 2 nights

Visiting Cotopaxi, Quilotoa and Baños
$ 189
Per person
  • Children 179 USD (3 to 11 years old)

This is a 3 days 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. This short tour makes for a great 3-day escape from Quito.

What you'll do

With our tour, you won´t rush and you will enjoy every stop visiting local communities and incredible places, don´t be a typical tourist, and enjoy every moment with our local guides.

Cotopaxi

See the majestic Cotopaxi Volcano, one of Ecuador’s most famous sights and one of the highest volcanoes in the world. 

Quilotoa

Visit the lookout point for the incredible Quilotoa Lagoon, located inside the crater of an active volcano.

Baños

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.

Baños

Go for a dip in some relaxing natural thermal baths. Optional stop, entrance not included

Baños

Visit the stunning Pailon del Diablo (Devil’s Cauldron) waterfall. 

Tour Banos teleferico rio pastaza

Baños

Ride a cable car over the Pastaza River for extraordinary panoramic views of waterfalls, mountains, and beautiful jungle landscapes.

Itinerary

3 days, 2 nights tour

Day 1: Quito - Cotopaxi

Day 2: Cotopaxi – Quilotoa – Baños

08:20 AM

Pick up in Chiquiragua lodge or Papagayo lodge to start the adventure to Quilotoa.

08:20 AM

Quilotoa Lagoon

Arrive in the community of Quilotoa where we will enjoy a view of the Quilotoa lagoon, an incredible turquoise lake located just inside the caldera of an active volcano.

We will make the walk to the lagoon, so you can enjoy the landscape.

At the end of the walk, we will have time for lunch. (not included)

Quilotoa Lagoon

Traditional house

Visit a local family and learn about our culture in the highlands.

Traditional house

Tigua Community

Stop in Tigua to learn about local crafts, you will meet artists from Tigua who are rescuing their culture.

Tigua Community

Departure from Quilotoa to Baños

Departure from Quilotoa to Baños

Departure from Quilotoa to Baños

Free night in Baños

Recommended activity: visit the nearby thermal baths that gave Baños their name and enjoy a relaxing bath in these healing pools.

The pool entrances are not included. 

Free night in Baños

Baños hotel

Book in advance your hotel with us.

Baños hotel

Day 3: Baños - Quito

Baños

Pick up at the hotel to start the day’s activities

Baños

The waterfalls route

We will cross the famous route of the Cascades, this impressive route through the road that connects the Ecuadorian highlands with the jungle is full of waterfalls and tunnels, enjoy the views

 

The waterfalls route

Devil´s Cauldron waterfall, Pailón del diablo:

Visit the impressive Pailon del Diablo waterfall (Devil’s Caldera), we will take a walk until we reach the waterfall to feel its strength and power.

Devil´s Cauldron waterfall, Pailón del diablo:

Cable car

Cross the river on the cable car and enjoy one of the most extraordinary views you’ve ever seen, with 360-degree views of waterfalls, mountains, and beautiful jungle landscapes.

After the activities we will make a stop for lunch, you can try typical dishes of the area (lunch not included)

Cable car

Lunch

Free time for lunch, not included

Lunch

The swing at the end of the world

Visit the famous “Swing at the end of the world” at La Casa del Arbol and admire the wonderful views of the mountainous landscapes.

The swing at the end of the world

Return from Baños to Quito

Approximate arrival time at 8:00 p.m depending on the traffic. We will drop you off at your hotel within the three drop-off areas: La Carolina, Foch Plaza, and Old town.

If you have more remote lodging, ask for the upgrades.

Return from Baños to Quito
Indications

3 days, 2 nights tour

Includes
  • Direct pick-up from your hostel/hotel in Quito from the 3 main areas: La Carolina, Plaza Foch, Plaza Grande.
  • Transport to the viewing point for the impressive Cotopaxi Volcano.
  • Transport to the viewing point for the breathtaking, turquoise-colored Quilotoa Lagoon.
  • Transport to Baños.
  • Entrance to the famous “Swing at the End of the World”
  • Entrance to Pailon del Diablo waterfall.
  • Cable car ride over the river.
  • All taxes and entrance fees.
  • Transport back to your hotel or hostel in Quito in the 3 main areas.
Not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel in Cotopaxi and Baños
  • Extra activities 
Keep in mind
  • If you do not have boarding confirmation one day before the tour, write to us at +593 983359-796
  • Be sure to bring appropriate clothing for the high-altitude weather and for cloud forest in Baños
  • Wear sunscreen, the sun can be quite strong this close to the equator.
  • Bring insect repellent
  • The order of the itinerary may vary.
What to bring
  • Sport shoes
  • Sunscreen
    cap or hat
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Photo camera
  • All the energy to enjoy the tour
Important notes

HOLIDAYS

Hostel and tour prices increase during this period. MUST book accommodation in advance!

Travelers 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
Verified
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
Verified
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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07:00 AM

Direct pick-up from your hostel or hotel in Quito to begin the trip to Cotopaxi.

07:00 AM

Quilotoa

Arrive at the Machachi. 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. (breakfast not included)

Quilotoa

Cotopaxi National Park

Visit the park’s interpretation center to learn more about the fauna and flora of the place. 

In this place you can try the famous coca tea to recharge your batteries (tea not included)

Cotopaxi National Park

Limpiopungo Lagoon

Visit the Limpiopungo lagoon, on the way you will observe local fauna and flora, you can observe: Curiquingues, bears, white-tailed deer, llamas, wild horses and many birds.

Limpiopungo Lagoon

Hike up to 15,958 feet (4,864 meters above sea level

We will make the journey from the base to the parking lot of the national park at 4,500 meters above sea level, upon reaching the parking lot we will start the walk to the refuge at 4,864 meters above sea level.

Remember to wear comfortable shoes for the walk.

Hike up to 15,958 feet (4,864 meters above sea level

16H00 PM – Late lunch (4h00 PM aproxemately)

Stop for lunch at a local in the area. (Lunch not included)

16H00 PM – Late lunch (4h00 PM aproxemately)

Hotel in Cotopaxi

Book your night at Cotopaxi we can help you with your bookings in Chuquiragua lodge or Papagayo lodge.

Hotel in Cotopaxi

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