Duration: 3D/2N
Departures: Everyday
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Tour Cotopaxi Quilotoa and Banos

Description

Enjoy an exciting trip of 3 days and 2 nights in the impressive landscapes of the Ecuadorian Andes, where we will have the opportunity to explore 3 natural wonders: The Cotopaxi National Park where the majesty of the active Cotopaxi Volcano awaits you, with its perfect cone covered with snow.
The beautiful Quilotoa Lake where you will be mesmerized by the intensity of the turquoise blue of its waters and the volcanic crater. We will also be able to take a walk around the edge of the crater, enjoying the panoramic views and the tranquility of the surroundings. At the end we will visit Baños de Agua Santa a town surrounded by mountains and a vibrant energy. We will go to the famous Casa del Árbol, where you can enjoy impressive views of the beautiful waterfalls that surround Baños, such as the Pailón del Diablo among others that we will mention in our itinerary.

Included
  • Pick up/ Drop off
  • Private Transport
  • Accommodation x 2 Nights
  • Bilingual Certificate Guide.
  • Lunch
  • All entries
Highlights
Itinerary
During your visit to Ecuador, you have to visit these three wonderful places, which will fascinate you with their beauty, history and culture. You will know one the most wonderful lagoons of Ecuador: Quilotoa Lagoon with its amazing landscapes, paramos, llamas, mountains and its communities of Andes, which will guarantee you an experience of the Andean Ecuador. You will also visit the extraordinary Cotopaxi National Park, home to the second highest active volcano in the country, the Cotopaxi volcano. You will be charmed by the city of Baños de Agua Santa, a place with wonderful waterfalls such as the Devil’s Pailon, Mantle of the Bride, and you can climb the Swing of the End of the World, in the House of the Tree, with its breathtaking view of the Tungurahua Volcano.
  • Day 1: Cotopaxi National Park

    cotopaxi-quilotoa-banosThe meaning of Cotopaxi is “Moon Neck”, assimilated in the Quichua language. It is located in the canton Latacunga, province of Cotopaxi. It is the second highest volcano in the country, with its 5897 m (19347.11 ft), is also considered among the most attractive volcanoes in the world, for its constant eruptions. Its climate is rainy and dry, with an average temperature of 10°C (50°F).

    On the third day you will visit Cotopaxi National Park, where you can enjoy the beautiful view of the avenue of volcanoes and wildlife.

    On our hike to the José Rivas refuge at 4864 m (15958.01 ft), we will be able to reach the glaciers, if your physical condition allows it. Afterwards, we will trek around the Limpiopungo Lagoon, which is at 3800 m (12467.19 ft), you will have one of the best views of the Cotopaxi volcano. Other activities in Cotopaxi National Park include horseback riding, picnicking, hiking, flora and fauna observation.

    Overnight at: Hacienda La Cienega or Similar in Latacunga

  • Day 2: Quilotoa Lake

    cotopaxi-Quilotoa-BañosThe Quilotoa Lagoon is considered among the most beautiful in the world, its name from Quichua, “Quiru” tooth and “Toa” princess, is a caldera formed by the collapse of this volcano, occurred 800 years ago, with a depth of 250 m (820.21 ft) approximately and a diameter of 3 km. Its height is 3914 m (12841.21 ft).

    With our tour to Quilotoa you can enjoy the unique landscapes of the lagoon, admire its beauty from the caldera or descend and experience the kayak and boat rides.

     

     

    Included:  Quilotoa Fee

    Overnight at: Hotel Sangay or Similar in Baños

  • Day 3: Baños de Agua Santa

    cotopaxi-quilotoa-banosThis small city is located in the province of Tungurahua, one hour from Ambato, 180 km from Quito, known worldwide for being the “adventure sports capital of South America”, it is also known for its hot springs, for its active volcano Tungurahua, which can be observed quietly from some trails.

    You can enjoy the hot springs, visit the magical waterfalls, among them, the best known: the Pailón del Diablo, Agoyán, de la Virgen and the Manto de la Novia waterfall. We will visit the most incredible viewpoints, where you can observe the beauty of the welcoming city, one of them, of course, the Tree House. Baños is popular for being considered the gateway to the Amazon of Ecuador. In addition, it has other adventure activities such as kayaking, rafting, canopy; and the nightlife will provide you with a super gastronomy.

     

    Included: Manto de la Novia waterfall, Pailon del Diablo waterfall, Treehouse (swing in Baños)

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Testimonials

Our Reviews About This Tour

An unforgettable trip!

5/5
I booked this break as part of a longer set of Ecuadorian adventures, and would thoroughly recommend it! It was a wonderful experience, starting from Quito and taking in a whole range of memorable sights and experiences. I was lucky enough to travel solo and be accompanied by a single kind and hugely knowledgable guide, Pedro. We visited sites such as as the famous Swing at the Edge of the World, the shops and spas of Banos, the stunning Quilotoa Lagoon, and a succession of beautiful waterfalls culminating in the famous Pailon Del Diablo as well as Cotopaxi. Pedro was a superb guide, thoughtful and generous: it was soon apparent that he loved the work of showing off his country’s great sights, and there was precious little about either its natural or its human history on which he was not an eloquent and kindly authority. As a result, I came away not merely with a bundle of tourist experiences, but also with some sense of how the various aspects of Ecuador’s natural history and culture came together to form a whole, and felt enriched all the more for that. This is an excellent tour presented by a truly dedicated and caring guide, and is a wonderful introduction to this spectacular, complex and fascinating country, as well as to the lovely people who populate it.
piers776
Athens, GA
July 2, 2022

Quilotoa, Baños, and Cotapaxi – Great Trip!

5/5
Fantastic three day trip to experience a few highlights in the Andes outside of the big cities. Quilotoa with it’s emerald colored lagoon was breathtaking. Baños was great fun with adventure activities such as Extreme Swing and zip lining; and visits to amazing waterfalls. Cotopaxi National Park offers spectacular views of the volcano and opportunity to hike up to the base camp (very demanding but rewarding for those not acclimated to high elevation hikes). Overall a tremendous tour with a great guide (Pedro). Pedro was knowledgeable and a welcoming ambassador. He shared his beautiful country and his attitude added to the experience.
David M
Main Beach, Australia
May 11, 2022

Alison

5/5
This is the best excursion I’ve ever been on. We experienced so many highlights of Ecuador in three days , it was amazing. My favourite part was hiking up Cotopaxi volcano, the view was spectacular, I will never forget that experience and the photos are stunning. Pedro is the perfect tour guide, he is very knowledgeable about the sites, and was friendly, efficient and kind, very pleasant to be around. He was flexible with the itinerary and always willing to pull over the car to ensure we captured photos of all the beautiful views along the way. I would highly recommend Pedro and the Real Dreams Tour company for Ecuador excursions.
Alison M
USA
December 3, 2021

Professional bilingual guide, great tour with lots of flexibility

5/5
I had a wonderful time in Ecuador with the help of Pedro as my guide. He was knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile to ensure that I was enjoying Ecuador. It was extremely helpful that Pedro was bilingual in English and Spanish. I was able to learn lots of Spanish from him on the trip. The 3 day trip was filled with activities and I thoroughly enjoyed ever day.
Charlie C
United States
June 8, 2021
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