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Quilotoa - Baños - Cotopaxi 3Days 2Nights

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USD 714.00
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What to Expect

Day 1: Quilotoa Laguna

Stop At: Laguna Quilotoa, Laguna de Quilotoa, 070701 Ecuador
Day 1
Quitlotoa laguna
In the countryside of Latacunga city, in the Cotopaxi province. We can find the crystal green lagoon of Quilotoa with its ring-shaped. Separating from the Panamericana High way, the road is curving at the beginning to get to the Paramo Andino. One side to the other the beautiful patchworks of potatoes, onions, barley, and other crops are appearing; some sheep, llamas, and alcapas peacefully sooner come.

A long the way to the lagoon, some villages, small towns, of Kichua people are offering ancient art painting from Julio Toaquiza and his generation; in Tigua, wooden mask too. In Zumbahua a nice market will occur every Saturday, where the vendors are coming from mountains to the main plaza. Guinea pig, groceries, local products and fruits from the coastal region are easy to find.

Its last activity of Quilotoa crater lake was happening proximally 800 years ago, causing a large pyroclastic flows of pumice stone and fall ash deposits. All of this volcanic material was threw out to the north part of the Cordillera of the Andes, therefore permitting the migration of the native people.

In the Illinizas Ecological Reserve, we find the Quilotoa lagoon, with an average diameter of three kilometers and a depth of 270 meters, its green color is due to the minerals it has and the reflection of the sky, it also becomes turquoise when the Low temperature during the night. Located at an altitude of 3883 meters above sea level, with an excellent view of the landscape.

Pick up from your hotel in Quito at 07H00 am.
Discovering the native market of Saquisili (Thursday) o Pujili.
Visiting the native family.
A short stop in Tigua, a little village of painters.
The viewpoint of Toachi canyon.
Walking to the bottom of the Quilotoa lagoon.
Driving to Baños
Accommodation included. Hotel Alisamay or similar
Breakfast included

Duration: 8 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Located in a standard hotel building, it offers rooms with hot shower, free Wi-Fi and breakfast.

Day 2: Baños

Stop At: Banos, Banos, Tungurahua Province
Baños enjoys a subtropical and warm climate, located in a small plateau of the Ecuadorian Andes. Its altitude 1820 meters above sea level (5.971 ft.), surrounded by green mountains and waterfalls. The thermal baths give the name to the town. Baños offers great opportunities for outdoor activities such as cycling, canyoning, zip-lining, rafting, hiking, bungee jumping, and horse-riding, that`s why is one of the most visited destinations in Ecuador.

Although the unpredictable condition of the Mama Tungurahua volcano towering above the town, the volcano's unpredictability is something of a draw in itself, with tourists flocking to high vantage points on cloudless nights to watch it spit lava and rocks into the sky like fireworks.

Pick up from your hotel at 8H30
Agoyan waterfall
Cable Car in "Manto de la Novia" waterfall.
Walk to the "Pailon del Diablo" waterfall.
The tour includes:
Private Transportation.
Certified Tour guide.
Cable car to the “Manto de la Novia” waterfall.
“Pailon del Diablo” Waterfall.
Accommodation included. Hotel Alisamay or similar
Breakfast included

Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Located in a standard hotel building, it offers rooms with hot shower, free Wi-Fi and breakfast.

Day 3: Cotopaxi National Park

Stop At: Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador
It is the second highest volcano in Ecuador with a height of 5897 meters. It is located in the eastern mountain range of the Andes. It is surrounded by other mountains such as Sincholagua, Pasochoa, Rumiñahui, all within the avenue of volcanoes. With its wonderful symmetrical shape, it is an excellence stratovolcano, translated from Quichua into Spanish as the neck of the moon.

It is located 50 kilometers from the city of Quito, and within the National Park of the same name, it rises with perpetual snow that starts at 5000 above sea level

Pick up from your hotel 08H00 am.
Arrival to the southern entrance of the Cotopaxi National Park, explanation of the Mariscal Sucre interpretation center
Hike towards the glacial
Hiking in the limpiopungo lagoon
Return to Quito
The Tour Includes
Private Transport
Bilingual Certificate Guide
Entrance to National Park Cotopaxi

Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Located in a standard hotel building, it offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and breakfast.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered


  • Mariscal Sucre Airport, Quito Ecuador
Departure Time
6:30 AM
3 days
  • 2x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Laguna Quilotoa
  • Entry/Admission - Cotopaxi National Park
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


About the operator

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By: Real Dreams Tour Operador
39 reviews
Ronda W
Bartlett, Illinois, United States
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Excellent private tour of the highlights of Banos. Our tour guide David was exceptional! He was very in-tuned to
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Erie, Colorado
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My wife and I took two day tours back-to-back. Our tour operator for each was David. We had a great time with
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United States
A wonderful tour two places in one, it was true! recommended
I did the Quilotoa Cotopaxi tour, I could really visit these two wonderful places, first I went to the Quilotoa
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Ignore the brochure photo. It’s cold and snowy!
Christian was our guide, and he did a phenomenal job of taking us to Cotopaxi. It was very windy and cold with
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Phoenix, Arizona
Excellent. Definitely recommend
It was a great trip and drive to the Cotopaxi volcano. Tour guide Pedro was really nice. He helped me hike to the
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Excellent tour!
I booked the tour to Banos, and Carolina was helping me immediately with all of the information, I really enjoyed
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Frisco, Texas
Cristian and Carolina are the best!!
I booked the one day Banos tour less than 12 hours before the tour start time and Carolina Inlago did everything
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Cotopaxi climb and mountainbike downhill
It was a very pleasant experience. With our tour guide, Pedro, we climbed the volcano in cloudy conditions. We
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Ecuador Round Trio
We had a wonderful roundtrip by car for 7 days.The organisation was excellent.Perfect guide and driver.We learned
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Chad M
San Antonio, Texas
Great tour company and guide
I booked my vacation through an adventure travel agency who placed me with two tours in Pedro's company with him
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Amazing experience!
I went on a private tour of the cotopaxi with Pedro and had a great time. He was knowledgeable and explained
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Kerry T
Cotopaxi Day Trip!
It was a great day! It was organized and there was great communication. It's not too long of a hike which is good
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Nina Q
Great tour
The tour with Pedro was great. We started perfectly on time, had an amazing breakfast and Pedro told us many
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Mooloolaba, Australia
Cotopaxi Hiking Day Trip
We had an awesome day tour to Cotopaxi! Our guide Pedro was super informative, friendly, and made the day lots of
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We went to cotopaxi
Good day with Pedro, that was really interesting, he gave us a lot of explanations ! Good continuation !
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