From the Andes to the Amazon 3D- 2N Quilotoa- Baños- Pastaza River - Cotopaxi
Join an outstanding trip through the majesty of the Andes and admire the overwhelming landscapes of the route known as the Avenue of the Volcanoes; venture into the Amazon region thorough the route of the waterfalls. Enjoy an unforgettable 3 day private trip to Cotopaxi National Park, Quilotoa Volcano, Baños de Agua Santa, and the Western Amazon Basin in the Pastaza Province. Support a local initiative of sustainable development by visiting "Hola Vida" waterfall reserve. Explore the route of the waterfalls from Baños to Puyo and witness the power of water at one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Ecuador at "Pailón del Diablo". Swing at the edge of the world with the best lookout to theTungurahua Volcano at "La Casa del Arbol".ItineraryDay 1: Quilotoa-BañosStop At:
Laguna Quilotoa, Laguna de Quilotoa, 070701 Ecuador
An early departure at 7:30 am will venture you into the Andes through the Panamerican Highway admiring the diverse ecosystems of the route known as the "Avenue of the Volcanoes". Following, you'll head out to Quilotoa Lake, a 3km wide water filled caldera formed by the collapse of the volcano's crater after a massive eruption. Here it is possible to either hike around the edge of the caldera or do the hike towards the lake. There are kayaks available at the lake for rent, which will add a sense of adventure to your visit to this breathtaking site. You’ll have lunch in a local restaurant and make your way to Baños late in the afternoon.
Duration: 5 hoursStop At:
Baños, Banos, Ecuador
Arrive to Banos early at night. Your guide will drop you off at your hotel where you will enjoy a well-deserved rest.
Duration: 12 hours
Accommodation included: Overnight in Baños.Day 2: Ruta de las Cascadas & PuyoStop At:
Ruta de las cascadas, Avenida Amazonas, Banos 010151 Ecuador
On day 2 you’ll explore the route of the waterfalls. Baños de Agua Santa (Spanish for Baths of Holy Water) is named after the hot springs and thermal baths located around the city which have a reputation of having healing properties due to their mineral content. Visit Pailón del Diablo, one of the largest and most spectacular falls in Ecuador. Baños is also known as the "Gateway to the Amazon", as it's the last big city still located in the mountains before reaching the rainforest in the lowlands.
Duration: 4 hoursStop At:
Finca Mirador Indichuris, via Macas km15- via a la parroquia, Puyo, Ecuador
This day you'll get the opportunity to experience the diversity and beauty of the gateway to the Amazon Rainforest by visiting the Pastaza River lookout. Be ready for a day full of possibilities and maximum flexibility in the visits and activities available according to your main interests. You can add a visit to a "lek" of one of the most iconic bird species in the tropics the Andean Cock of the Rock. This species exhibits marked sexual dimorphism, the male has a large disk-like crest and a very unique vivid scarlet plumage. Gatherings of males compete for breeding females with each male displaying its colorful plumage, bobbing and hopping, and making strident calls.
If you want to refresh your self you can visit one of the multiple waterfalls along the way. There are amazing forested mountains drained by a refreshing network of rivers that actually flow to the mighty Amazon basin.
Duration: 4 hoursStop At:
La Casa del Arbol, Runtun village, Banos 010151 Ecuador
Back in Baños, if weather permits you'll enjoy the sunset at “The Tree House” and swing of the end of the world with the best view to Tungurahua Volcano.
Duration: 1 hour
Accommodation included: Overnight in Baños.Day 3: Cotopaxi National Park -QuitoStop At:
Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador
In the last day, a two hour drive will bring you to the Cotopaxi National Park, arriving at the foot of the impressive active volcano 5.897-m-high, considered the highest active volcano in the world. You'll hike around the Limpiopungo Lagoon and, weather permitting, you'll get the best view of Cotopaxi.
Duration: 6 hoursStop At:
Hotel Tambopaxi Lodge, Parque Nacional Cotopaxi, Machachi 171110, Ecuador
You'll enjoy a delicious lunch at Tambopaxi: an ecological hotel and mountain refuge located within the park at 3720 meters above sea level. Later in the afternoon, you'll drive back to Quito.
Duration: 1 hourPass By:
Quito, Quito, Pichincha Province
Your journey ends in Quito, with a drop off at your hotel
No accommodation included on this day.
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking"
"Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required"
"A small amount of walking is involved along trails with irregular terrain, although if participants require longer hiking trails are available."
"Children must be accompanied by an adult"
"Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults"
"Copy of passport of one of the group members is required for billing purposes (local tax exemption)"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
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Duração: 3 Days
Ponto de partida:
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up from Quito and airport area is included. Please provide hotel name, or exact address if you are not staying in a hotel.
Cancelamentos e reembolsos:
If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.