Exploring Baños and Cotopaxi Volcano in 2 Days / 1 Night

This tour based in 2 days allows to visit the second highest Volcano in Ecuador, Cotopaxi an active volcano based just 2 hours from Quito and Baños de Agua Santa which is one of the most famous visited town in Ecuador for some reasons; awesome nature, adrenaline activities for those looking for a different kind of adventure, from soaking in thermal springs, admiring waterfalls in the area, hiking through the mountains to view the active Tungurahua volcano.

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  • What's included :
    • 1x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • Private transportation
    • English speaking guide
    • Accommodation based in double room
    • Entry/Admission - La Casa del Arbol
    What's excluded :
    • Personal expenses
    • Meals
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Cascada el Manto de la Novia
    • Entry/Admission - Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron)

  • Day 1: Quito - Cotopaxi National Park - Baños Town

    Stop At: Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador
    We´ll drive from Quito through Andean Volcanoes Avenue heading south to the Cotopaxi National Park; once in the park we'll visit a natural museum to learn about its nature, geology, history and eruptions of Cotopaxi volcano (5897m). Our next stop is at Limpiopungo Lake (3800 mts.) where we'll make an acclimatizing walk while observing some variety of birds like ducks, eagles and Andean gulls. Afterwards we drive to the parking lot (4600 mts.) from here on clear days we have incredible view of the Andean landscape. If our condition is good there is a chance to hike up for 45 minute to the José Ribas refuge (4800 mts.) where you can taste a delicious hot chocolate for warmth. Then in the afternoon continue driving to Baños town which is based 1 1/2 hour far away and consider one of the most visited towns by tourist with many activities to offer.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Banos, Banos, Tungurahua Province
    The town is known for its naturally heated thermal baths, the namesake of Baños, Ecuador and adventure sports! Nearby Baños, there are several mountains, rivers, waterfalls, and hot springs.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Baños -3 star hotel.

    Day 2: Baños Surroundings and back to Quito

    Stop At: La Casa del Arbol, Runtun village, Banos 010151 Ecuador
    This is a super famous place to visit, also known as the Swing at the End of the World located just 20 minutes driving from the main town. It’s a little treehouse with swings on either side that go over the steep slope of the mountain. The swing overlooks the Tungurahua volcano, which is an amazing sight on a clear day.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Cascada el Manto de la Novia, 11 km on the road Baños-Puyo, Banos 180250 Ecuador
    Visit the route known as the “Ruta de las Cascadas”, or “Waterfall Road”. It lives up to it’s name. There are three tunnels on the way. These are for motor vehicles. If you want to survive the trip, do not enter these tunnels on bike. Along the way, you’ll see tons of really nice waterfalls along the way such as Agoyan, Manto de la Novia and others. These include some cable cars and zip lines sending every visitor over a gorge with a pretty view.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron), Rio Verde - 18Km From Banos, Banos Ecuador
    Once getting on to the Pailon del Diablo, there are two paths to can take to see the waterfall which offer a different experience. The Lower path takes you down through an area that has a really nice jungle feel to it. It’s a bit more of a hike, but you’ll be able to get to a little suspension bridge that will take you across the river where you can get a really awesome view of the waterfall. If you want a shorter hike and more of a view of the actual waterfall up close, take the upper path. Finally afternoon it's time to back to Quito.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will pick up travellers from any address in Quito or airport area as the tour is based as private basis. Airports
    • Mariscal Sucre Airport, Quito Ecuador
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.


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Organised by Ecuador Tour Guide

Activity ID: V-120247P13

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