2 days 1 night to Baños

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. This short tour makes for a great 2-day escape from Quito.

Departures

Every day

Duration

3 days 2 nights

Activity

Medium

Pickup

06h30

Hosted in

English, Spanish

What you'll do

  • See the majestic Cotopaxi Volcano, one of Ecuador’s most famous sights and one of the highest volcanoes in the world. (Cotopaxi)
  • Visit the lookout point for the incredible Quilotoa Lagoon, located inside the crater of an active volcano. (Quilotoa)
  • 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. (Baños)
  • Visit the stunning Pailon del Diablo (Devil’s Cauldron) waterfall. (Baños)
  • Ride a cable car over the Pastaza River for extraordinary panoramic views of waterfalls, mountains, and beautiful jungle landscapes. (Baños)

Notes

  • Breakfast and overnight accommodation included in price of tour.
  • Lunch and evening meal not included.
  • 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.
  • See the itinerary below for an hour by hour plan.

Itinerary

Day 1

06:30am
Direct pick-up from your hostel or hotel in Quito to begin the trip to Baños.

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.

10:15am
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.

01:45pm
Arrive at Baños in the early afternoon.

04:00pm
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
Recommended activity: visit the nearby thermal baths which gave Baños its name and go for a relaxing dip in these healing pools

Day 2

Morning in Baños.
Enjoy breakfast before heading out for the day (included at accommodation).

8:45am
Pick-up at Juan Montalvo Park (main Baños drop-off point) to begin the day’s activities.

9:00am
Visit the stunning Pailon del Diablo (Devil’s Cauldron) waterfall.

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.

11:30am
Optional visit to the San Martín Adventure Park for zip-lining, canopy walks, rock climbing, trekking and more (additional cost of $20).

02:45pm
Depart Baños in the late afternoon and begin the trip back to Quito.

10:00pm
Direct drop-off at your hotel/hostel in Quito.

Indications

Includes
  • Recogida directa desde el albergue / hotel en Quito.
  • Transporte al mirador del impresionante volcán Cotopaxi.
  • Transporte hasta el mirador de la impresionante laguna de Quilotoa de color turquesa.
  • Transporte al pueblo de baños.
  • Visite el famoso “Columpio del fin del mundo” en La Casa del Árbol para disfrutar de unas vistas impresionantes.
  • Transporte al mirador de la majestuosa cascada Pailon del Diablo.
  • Paseo en teleférico sobre el río para increíbles vistas panorámicas.
  • 2 desayunos.
  • Todos los impuestos y tasas de entrada.
  • Pernocte en un alojamiento de primera calidad en Baños.
  • Transporte de regreso a su hotel o hostal en Quito
Not includes
  • Almuerzo y cenas
Important notes

FERIADO DE SEMANA SANTA

Vacaciones de fin de semana de Pascua. Los precios de albergue y tour aumentan durante este periodo. No podremos ayudarle a reservar ningún alojamiento durante este período. Por favor reservar con antelación.

CELEBRACIONES DEL DÍA DE LA INDEPENDENCIA ECUATORIANA
Los días festivos más grandes del año. Los precios de albergue y tour aumentan durante este periodo. ¡DEBE reservar alojamiento con antelación!

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Prices

Adults from

$ 149
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