Trip Type : Private Guided
Quilotoa Mountains and Wool View, Ecuador

Andes Highlights | Quilotoa Lagoon & Baños Hot Springs

Latin Adventures
4.7 . Excellent
92%
Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
3 days
From: $ 400 $ 133 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Enjoy the drive through the Avenue of the Volcanoes passing through by the towns of Latacunga and Pujil
  • Visit and indigenous local house from the “Paramos”
  • Visit the town of Tigua
  • Opportunity to visit the hotsprings

Short Description

This 3 day adventure package brings you from the only one emerald sparkling lake in the mountains to have an adventure in a village which is considered “ The Door of the Amazon”. Travel along the Avenue of the Volcanoes and admire the Ecuadorian highlands. Head to Quilotoa Lagoon where you will have a chance to hike there and admire the beautiful landscape of the Andes. The following day you will visit the wonderful Baños village where you can enjoy the beauty of central Ecuador, filled with waterfalls, volcanoes, and a night at a romantic hotel. Our guide is at your disposal for the whole day to give you maximum flexibility in the visits that you would like to make. This is a great place to do activities like canopy, horseback ride, bikes ride, bungee jumping etc. Then, you will be transferred back to Quito. Note: Itinerary is subject to change.

Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Trip Type Private Guided
Off the beaten track trips will stretch your comfort zone. They don't always feature tourist highlights, but dive deeper into local life and culture.
Itinerary Focus Off the Beaten Path
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Quito
End City Quito

Trip Includes

  • Adventure program in private tour or small group tour
  • Accommodation in selected hotels
  • Private transportation
  • English - Spanish speaking certified guide
  • All activities as mentioned (hike, visit to waterfalls etc.)
  • Entrances fee in Pailon del Diablo, Manto de la Novia, Quilotoa Lagoon and La Casa del árbol
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Itinerary

Day 1: Andes Lanscape – Hike – Local Natives – Lake

Overnight in Chugchilan.

A day tour starts by heading south of Quito and driving through the Avenue of the Volcanoes passing through by the towns of Latacunga and Pujilí. On the way to Quilotoa we will stop to visit and indigenous local house from the “Paramos”, we will observe their clothes and customs, but the most important thing is that we are going to be with them in a typical indigenous house made of straw. We will sharing with them a short moment talking, watching and learning from them, about their life and how they prepare the soil to sow. We will also visit the town of Tigua, famous for its naive paintings. We will 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. Prepare yourself to enjoy an unforgettable experience by mule back riding! Enjoy of the most beautiful landscape in the highlands and traditional indigenous villages! 

Day 2: Adventure Activities – Baños Village Waterfalls – Andes Avenue

Overnight in Baños.

After breakfast, 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. Banos Village Waterfalls tour has an overnight in the city.

Day 3: Adventure Activities – Baños exploration – Quito

For this Baños exploration tour after breakfast there is also an opportunity to visit the hot springs after which the town has been named. Our driver is at your disposal for the whole day to give you maximum flexibility in the visits that you would like to make. After Baños exploration activities there's lunch, and then we will return to Quito.

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Price Per Day: $ 133 per day
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Value
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Guide
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Activities
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Lodging
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Transportation
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Meals
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Andes Highlights | Quilotoa Lagoon & Baños Hot Springs

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Incredible experience with wonderful guides and breath-taking scenery.

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At first I was unsure about doing a tour here in Ecuador, but after my experience with Latin Adventures I can´t believe I hesitated! This is easily one of the best tours I´ve had the pleasure of doing. The town of Otavalo is lively and very pretty. There are indigenous handicrafts in every corner, all beautifully made. The highlight of this tour was La Laguna Cuicocha. One of the most beautiful landscapes I´ve experienced without a doubt. The hike around the lagoon is not difficult, just a little long. Absolutely worth it though for the views and the wildlife.

I highly recommended anyone considering doing a tour to go through Latin Adventures. They were kind, professional, and always willing to go the extra mile.
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Optional Activities

This trip “Andes Highlights | Quilotoa Lagoon & Baños Hot Springs” provides an optional activities as follows:

  • Vegetarian meals or preferences
  • Airport transfer service
  • Extension programs in the Andes, Galapagos Islands or Amazon Jungle packages
  • Local flight tickets

Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Private - your group only

Cancellation Policy:

The client can cancel and withdraw from the contract at any time before beginning the tour, however this must be done in writing. Refunds can only be made under the following cancellation guidelines, as pre- tour costs will be incurred and cannot be recuperated by Latin Adventures.

Therefore the following cancellation fees will be charged for cancelled tours:

Trip ID#:

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Trip Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Amenities & services in hotels
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Activities not specified in the program
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Tips

Meals Included:

2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches and 2 Dinners

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