Calling all outdoor adventurers, this 3 -day tour from Quito covers the Cotopaxi Volcano, Quilotoa Lagoon and Baños, the adventure capital of Ecuador. Travel along the Avenue of Volcanoes, Stop to visit one of the most amazing volcanoes in Andes, Cotopaxi (5897 meters) Ride through indigenous craft villages on a mule, and hike downhill to the Quilotoa Lagoon. Plus, you’ll visit the Agoyan Pailón del Diablo, Manto de la Novia waterfalls and Casa del Árbol in Baños. One night standard or premium accommodation, select meals, entrance fees, and transport from Quito are included.
ItineraryDay 1: Quilotoa Lagoon / Andean Communities /HikeStop At: Laguna Quilotoa, Cotopaxi ProvinceThe Quilotoa Loop is a remote, bumpy, mountainous road linking several high Andean villages and towns with the city of Latacunga. It offers one a chance to get off the Pan American highway and see some of the more remote people and culture of the central Andes of Ecuador. Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Cotopaxi in selected hotels Day 2: Cotopaxi Volcano – Hiking – Andes LandscapeStop At: Cotopaxi National Park, Cotopaxi ProvinceCotopaxi is Ecuador’s second tallest active volcano and a favorite among mountain climbers, locals and visitors. Because Cotopaxi is a stratovolcano, the first thing about it that catches everyone’s attention is its imperfectly-perfect conical shape, which is a result of its periodic explosions that have built up layers (or strata) of hardened lava, pumice and ash overtime. Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Overnight in Baños (selected hotel)Day 3: Baños - Quito Stop At: Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron), Banos, Tungurahua ProvinceThe Paílón del Diablo is a fairly large waterfall (located on the Pastaza River) just 30 minutes away from the town of Baños in Ecuador. It is considered to be one of the most popular attractions in the area. The name of the waterfall in Spanish (Paílón del Diablo) means in English “Cauldron of the Devil”. it is free to view it from the suspension bridge, you can pay about 0.50$ and walk the path that get closer to this amazing waterfall.Duration: 1 hourStop At: La Casa del Arbol, Banos, Tungurahua ProvinceOne of the coolest places in Baños, Ecuador is the Casa del Arbol. This tree house is built on the edge of one of the mountains next to the Tungurahua Volcano. On a clear day you can see it clearly. The volcano has been active since 1999 and climbing has been prohibited since that time, so this is about as close as you can get to it.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.