From the Andes to the Amazon 3D - 2N Cotopaxi - Quilotoa - Baños - Puyo

Multi-day & Extended Tours in Puyo

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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".
An early departure at 7:30 am will venture you into the Andes through the Panamerican Highway admiring the diverse ecosystems of the route know 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. Overnight in Baños. 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.  This day you'll get the opportunity to experience the diversity and beauty of the Amazon Rainforest by visiting "Hola Vida" reserve, just a few kilometers away from Puyo. Be ready for a day full of possibilities and maximum flexibility in the visits and activities available. 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.  On 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. 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.

What’s included

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Private transportation
  • Certified, bilingual guide
  • Accommodation with breakfast (days 1 and 2)
  • Lunch with soft drink (days 1-2-3)
  • National Park permits
  • All activities described in the tour details
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

What’s not included

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Local Taxes (apply only for Ecuadorians)
  • Dinners
  • Additional activity options: kayaks, rafting, canopy, cable cars, bicycles, horseback riding. Available upon request.