3-Day Quilotoa Lagoon and Baños Hot Springs

Multi-day & Extended Tours in Quito

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Ecuador is a country rich in heritage and nature reserves. This tour takes you to exciting places through varied landscapes including the Avenue of the Volcanoes, the Andean Highlands and the gateway to the Amazon! You have the opportunity to discover Ecuador´s diversity in culture and landscapes.
Day 1: Quilotoa LagoonThe tour starts with hotel pickup followed by a journey through the Avenue of the Volcanoes. We you'll stop to visit an indigenous local house from the Paramos. Observe the clothes and customs of the indigenous andean cultures, and observe indigenous houses made of straw on the way. Then, you'll visit the town of Tigua, famous for its naive paintings. Continue up to the Quilotoa volcano, where you will be able to descend to the lake located inside the crater or just walk around the crater. Return from the lagoon by mule (own expense) before drop-off at your accommodation. Accommodation in Chugchilan.Day 2: Quilotoa Lagoon to BañosDeparture in the morning from Chugchilan to Baños. Briefly stop in Salcedo to try the best Ecuadorian tropical ice creams. On the way to Baños, you'll visit Salasacas Indigenous Market. Lunch in BañosIn the afternoon, After lunch, we’ll take a walk to Agoyan Pailón del Diablo and Manto de la Novia waterfalls where it is possible to take a cable car down near the waterfall and Casa del Árbol to have a spectacular view of Baños. Accommodation in BañosOptional: Thursday, Saquisili Indigenous Market, Saturday, Zumbahua MarketDay 3: Baños to QuitoYour private guide is at your disposal for the whole day, letting you customize your itinerary. Choose to visit natural landmarks such as biking, horseback riding, rafting, canopy and bungee jumping. After lunch, at around 2pm, return to Quito.Tourist Class option includes • Private transportation • Certified bilingual guide • Driver / guide from 1 - 3 passengers • 1 menu lunch, 2 breakfast, 1 dinner • Entrance fee in Quilotoa, Pailon del Diablo, Manto de la Novia waterfalls, Casa del Árbol • Accommodation in Mama Hilda in Chugchilan; Hotel La Floresta in Baños • Excursions Tourist Superior Class option includes • Private transportation • Certified bilingual guide • Driver / guide from 1 - 3 passengers • 2 menu lunch, 2 breakfast, 1 dinner • Entrance fee in Quilotoa, Pailon del Diablo, Manto de la Novia waterfalls, Casa del Árbol • Accommodation in Black Sheep in Chugchilan; Samari Spa & Resort  in Baños • Excursions

What’s included

  • 2 nights accommodation in selected hotels
  • National Park fees
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Driver/guide if 1-3 passengers
  • Certified English/Spanish speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private service
  • Private transportation

What’s not included

  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • Personal expenses
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Tips
  • Mules in Quilotoa

Highlights

  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small group ensures personal service

Itinerary

Day 1: Quilotoa Lagoon The tour starts with hotel pickup followed by a journey through the Avenue of the Volcanoes. We you'll stop to visit an indigenous local house from the Paramos. Observe the clothes and customs of the indigenous andean cultures, and observe indigenous houses made of straw on the way. Then, you'll visit the town of Tigua, famous for its naive paintings. Continue up to the Quilotoa volcano, where you will be able to descend to the lake located inside the crater or just walk around the crater. Return from the lagoon by mule (own expense) before drop-off at your accommodation.  Accommodation in Chugchilan.
Day 2: Quilotoa Lagoon to Baños Departure in the morning from Chugchilan to Baños. Briefly stop in Salcedo to try the best Ecuadorian tropical ice creams. On the way to Baños, you'll visit Salasacas Indigenous Market. Lunch in Baños In the afternoon, After lunch, we’ll take a walk to Agoyan Pailón del Diablo and Manto de la Novia waterfalls where it is possible to take a cable car down near the waterfall and Casa del Árbol to have a spectacular view of Baños.  Accommodation in Baños Optional: Thursday, Saquisili Indigenous Market, Saturday, Zumbahua Market
Day 3: Baños to Quito Your private guide is at your disposal for the whole day, letting you customize your itinerary. Choose to visit natural landmarks such as biking, horseback riding, rafting, canopy and bungee jumping. After lunch, at around 2pm, return to Quito. Tourist Class option includes • Private transportation • Certified bilingual guide • Driver / guide from 1 - 3 passengers • 1 menu lunch, 2 breakfast, 1 dinner • Entrance fee in Quilotoa, Pailon del Diablo, Manto de la Novia waterfalls, Casa del Árbol • Accommodation in Mama Hilda in Chugchilan; Hotel La Floresta in Baños • Excursions Tourist Superior Class option includes • Private transportation • Certified bilingual guide • Driver / guide from 1 - 3 passengers • 2 menu lunch, 2 breakfast, 1 dinner • Entrance fee in Quilotoa, Pailon del Diablo, Manto de la Novia waterfalls, Casa del Árbol • Accommodation in Black Sheep in Chugchilan; Samari Spa & Resort  in Baños • Excursions
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