Cotopaxi, Quilotoa and Banos | 3 Days

3-Days |
Moderate |
From: $575 per person |
Departures: Every Day
TOUR DETAILS
Get to know Andean Ecuador in 3 days, on an incredible journey through the impressive landscapes of Ecuador exploring three natural wonders: the Cotopaxi Volcano, the Quilotoa Lagoon and Baños de Agua Santa. This combination of destinations is undoubtedly the best option for your trip to Ecuador with friends or family. You will have the opportunity to coexist with natural beauty and the most extreme activities for hikers or nature lovers. Below, I show you a complete itinerary with all the unparalleled activities and experiences.
Included & Excluded
  • Pick up / Drop off
  • Transportation Turistic
  • Ecuadorian Lunch x 3 Days
  • Accomodation x 2 Nights
  • Tour Guide Bilingual
  • All Entrance
  • Breakfast from the second day
  • Tips
Highlights
  • Cotopaxi National Park Cotopaxi National Park is a haven for nature enthusiasts. Key attractions include the Cotopaxi Volcano, the Limpiopungo Lagoon, and the various hiking trails that offer stunning views of the Andean landscape. Wildlife such as wild horses, llamas, and condors can also be spotted.
  • Quilotoa Crater Lake Quilotoa is renowned for its stunning turquoise crater lake. Visitors can hike down to the lake, kayak on its waters, or take a scenic hike around the rim. The views are breathtaking, and the experience is both serene and invigorating.
  • Banos Hot Springs Banos is famous for its natural hot springs, which are believed to have therapeutic properties. The most popular hot springs include “Termas de la Virgen” and “El Salado,” where visitors can relax and soak in the warm, mineral-rich waters.
  • Pailon del Diablo Waterfall One of the most spectacular waterfalls in Ecuador, Pailon del Diablo is a must-visit in Banos. The powerful cascade and the surrounding lush vegetation create a mesmerizing sight. Visitors can walk along suspension bridges and trails to get close to the waterfall.
  • La Casa del Arbol Famous for its “Swing at the End of the World,” La Casa del Arbol offers a thrilling experience. Swinging over the edge of a mountain with the Tungurahua volcano in the background is an unforgettable adventure.
Itinerary
  • Day 1: Cotopaxi National Park

    Our tour begins from the city of Quito, we will pick you up at your hotel and drive along the volcano route. This road is known for the different snow-capped mountains and volcanoes in its surroundings. Upon arriving at Cotopaxi, we register and begin our walk to the José Rivas refuge, located at (15748 ft) the panoramic views will leave you breathless, at the time of descent we will have the opportunity to take a short tour of the Limpiopungo lagoon, these waters will give us a perfect reflection of the majestic volcano, perfect for photographs. If you want to know a little more about the history of Cotopaxi, we will visit the “Mariscal Sucre'' museum, the perfect place to learn about the flora and fauna of the slopes of Cotopaxi. At the end of the tour we will go to our hotel to rest. Accommodation: Hacienda La Ciénega or similar in Latacunga.

  • Day 2: Quilotoa Crater Lake

    The second day begins in La Laguna de Quilotoa, considered one of the most beautiful and a unique treasure, we are going to take a tour around the lagoon and if possible we can go down to the shore where you can do some sports such as kayaking or riding. canoe or if you want to just swim. The lagoon was formed by the explosion of an ancient volcano of the same name approximately 800 years ago. Its depth reaches 250 meters (820.21 feet) and it is located at an altitude of 3914 meters (12841.21 feet), without a doubt here we will have a whole day to get to know the entire lagoon from its height to its depth, you will also have time . to take photos or simply enjoy nature with unique landscapes. Right here we will have our lunch and a local restaurant with a view of the entire lagoon and in the afternoon we will go to our Hotel to rest. Accommodation: Alisamay Hotel or similar in Baños

  • Day 3: Baños de Agua Santa

    Also known as Baños, the best destination for extreme sports, located in the province of Tungurahua. This small town has a lot to offer from mountains and rainforest, to a city at the foot of the active Tungurahua volcano. We will begin by visiting the bride's mantle waterfall, named for its white water and its shape similar to a bride's mantle. We will continue the tour through the Pailón del Diablo, one of the highest waterfalls in Ecuador, our tour does not end here, we will visit the Tree House, the most iconic place to swing on the edge of a ravine with a panoramic view to the valley and the volcano. Finally we will begin the return to the city of Quito or the Airport, without forgetting the incredible adventures we have experienced with our guide.

Map of the Location

Price based in 2 person in a double room

$575 per person

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