Tour to Quilotoa, Banos and Chimborazo – 3 Days and 2 Nights

3- Days |
Easy |
From: $ per person |
Departures: Programmaded
TOUR DETAILS

Description

Discover the majesty of Ecuador on this exciting 3-day, 2-night tour. Where you can see three volcanoes, it is a truly unique adventure!

Our adventure begins in the city of Quito. We will take a road trip along the Avenue of the Volcanoes while our guide explains to us all the volcanoes that we see around us. The inter-Andean valleys have the most incredible walks in all of Ecuador. The moor is undoubtedly one of the best places to visit, thanks to its diversity in flora and fauna, which not only has cultural but also natural importance.

The first day we explored the Quilotoa lagoon, a crater with turquoise waters surrounded by amazing landscapes. Discover Banos de Agua Santa, a charming destination known for its waterfalls and hot springs, where you will immerse yourself in the tranquility of this beautiful place. On the last day, we will visit the Chimborazo Volcano, the highest volcano in Ecuador. In this place, you will experience a great but challenging hike, in which you will enjoy its great panoramic views.

Included & Excluded
  • Tourist transport
  • Certified bilingual guide
  • Lunch x 3 days
  • Accommodation x 2 nights
  • Tickets
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Other meals
Highlights

Quilotoa Crater: This beautiful lagoon was born from the crater of a volcano that erupted 800 years ago.

Banos de Agua Santa: Explore the beautiful waterfalls around this town and enjoy all the activities you can do, such as canyoning and Tarabita.

Chimborazo Volcano: The the highest snow-capped volcano in Ecuador and the furthest point from the center of the earth.

Culture and Tradition: We will live with local communities to learn their way of life and traditions.

Itinerary
  • Day 1 - Quilotoa Lagoon

    Quilotoa Lagoon is one of the most beautiful places in Ecuador. a crater formed by the eruption of a volcano, which occurred 800 years ago, at a height of 3914 m (12841.20 ft). Our tour starts in Quito, where we will pick you up from your accommodation. We will make our first stop at the indigenous markets of Saquisilí, where you can explore a variety of typical foods and vegetables. You can also visit the Pujilí market on Wednesdays. We will meet an indigenous family along the way, and you will be able to learn about their life and customs. We will stop at a picturesque town famous for its art, where the Tiguas create beautiful paintings that represent Ecuador. Finally, we will take you to the edge of the crater of Laguna del Quilotoa. You will enjoy a spectacular view, and you can take an exciting kayak tour through its turquoise lagoon.

  • Day 2 - Holy Water Banos

    On our second day, we will visit the beautiful city of Banos, located in the province of Tungurahua. This is a natural destination where we can learn more about the variety of its waterfalls, history, traditions, and gastronomy. We will continue towards the Agoyán Waterfall, 7 km from Banos. Here, you will be impressed by its waterfall in a natural environment. At this stop, we will visit the Bride waterfall. You can cross it on a cable car and enjoy impressive views of its waterfall. At the Guava Sweet Factory, you can learn about the process used to make this guava sweet and taste various delicacies. We will arrive at the Pailón del Diablo, an impressive waterfall surrounded by abundant vegetation, where you will be able to see the waterfall more closely. In the Tree House and Swing at the End of the World, you will live the adventure at the heights of a swing and its panoramic views in the tree house.

  • Day 3 - Chimborazo Volcano

    To finish this wonderful trip, we will enter the Chimborazo Volcano. Located in the Andean region, it has an elevation of 6,263 m (20547.90 ft). Its imposing glacier and snow-capped summit make Chimborazo offer a spectacular view. On this last day, we will go to the Chimborazo Volcano in an approximate time of 3 hours. We will ascend towards Refuge 4845, at an altitude of 4,845 m (15,896 ft). An ideal place to take a break and prepare for the next stage while surrounded by impressive views. We will begin a tough hike to reach Refuge 5042 at an altitude of 5,042 m (16,511 ft). On our walk, we will reach the Laguna Condor Cocha. Which is said to be a resting place for the Andean condor, a symbol of peace and pride. After having enjoyed a great experience on the Chimborazo volcano, we will descend and head to our lunch. We conclude our great tour by arriving in the city of Quito.

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