4-Day Private Sightseeing Tour Cotopaxi - Quilotoa - Devil's Nose Train - Baños

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Our guide will be happy to take you on this exciting 4-day excursion to explore the Ecuadorian Andes in very unique and different ways. On this private tour you will visit the Cotopaxi volcano, the Quilotoa Crater Lake, take the spectacular Devil's Nose train ride and visit Baños. You can enjoy from several hikes, beautiful Andean landscapes, impressive waterfalls and natural hot springs. 
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary

Day 1: today we Visit Quilotoa Volcanic Lake

Stop At: Saquisili, Saquisili, Cotopaxi Province
On our way we have a great opportunity to explore a traditional indigenous fruit & vegetable market (it depends on the day itself if you are able to visit one of these markets on Thursday)
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pujili, Pujili, Cotopaxi Province
On our way we have a great opportunity to explore a traditional indigenous fruit & vegetable market (it depends on the day itself if you are able to visit one of these markets on wednesdays or sundays
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Zumbahua, Zumbahua, Cotopaxi Province
On our way we have a great opportunity to explore a traditional indigeneus fruit & vegetable market (it depends on the day itself if you are able to visit one of these markets on saturdays
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Galeria del Primer Pintor de...
Itinerary

Day 1: today we Visit Quilotoa Volcanic Lake

Stop At: Saquisili, Saquisili, Cotopaxi Province
On our way we have a great opportunity to explore a traditional indigenous fruit & vegetable market (it depends on the day itself if you are able to visit one of these markets on Thursday)
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pujili, Pujili, Cotopaxi Province
On our way we have a great opportunity to explore a traditional indigenous fruit & vegetable market (it depends on the day itself if you are able to visit one of these markets on wednesdays or sundays
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Zumbahua, Zumbahua, Cotopaxi Province
On our way we have a great opportunity to explore a traditional indigeneus fruit & vegetable market (it depends on the day itself if you are able to visit one of these markets on saturdays
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Galeria del Primer Pintor de Tigua - "Julio Toaquiza Tigasi", Km 50 via Latacunga - Quevedo Tigua Chimbacuchu, Tigua 050405 Ecuador
a small stop to admire a little of the culture of the population of Tigua as are the well-known painters Naif de Tigua
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Canon del Rio Toachi, Kilometros Del Canton Sigchos 10, Pujili 050450 Ecuador
a nice chance for a great picture
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Laguna Quilotoa, Laguna de Quilotoa, 070701 Ecuador
Upon arrival at the Quilotoa Lake we will stop at the viewpoint and make a hike downhill towards the lake, which will take about 30 minutes. You can either hike back up or rent a mule.
Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Lasso, Lasso, Cotopaxi Province
Back at the top of Quilotoa Lake we will make our way up to Lasso, which will take about 2 hours approximately

Meals included:
• Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Visit to Cotopaxi the highest active volcano

Pass By: Lasso, Lasso, Cotopaxi Province
After enjoying our breakfast our guide will take us from Lasso to the entrance of the Cotopaxi National Park

Stop At: Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador
The Cotopaxi is still an active and almost perfect stratovolcano with an altitude of 5.897 meters. From the entrance we will make first stop at the Cotopaxi Museum and Visitor Center and at the Limpiopungo Lake before starting your hike towards the Jose F Ribas Refuge from the parking lot at 4.500 meters. (If the weather doesn't permit this hike, we will make a hike around the Limpiopungo Lake).
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Salcedo, Salcedo, Cotopaxi Province
known as the ice cream town, it will be an option if you want to make an stop on the way to Riobamba City
Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Riobamba, Riobamba, Chimborazo Province
In the afternoon we will be heading to Riobamba, which will take us about 2 hours approximately. Here you will be staying the night.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: explore the Andes like never before

Stop At: Riobamba, Riobamba, Chimborazo Province
On our third day we will explore the Andes like never before! We first have to drive for one hour and a half to Alausi, from where our adventure starts
Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Alausi, Alausi, Chimborazo Province
a picturesque little town from where we will take the train for a great adventure

Pass By: Estacion Ferrocarril, Alausi Ecuador
On a zigzag railroad we will descend more than 500 meters in less than 12 kilometres by train while having a mind-blowing view of the narrow gorge of river Chanchan and the Devil’s Nose Mountain. We will end this day exchanging the rustic Andes for a lush green landscape in Baños, which will take us about 3 hours. Our accommodation will be in a comfortable tourist class hotel near the town’s center. After the check-in you can relax in the natural hot springs nearby, known for their healing properties due to various minerals

Stop At: Banos, Banos, Tungurahua Province
At the end of this activity, your guide will lead you to one of the most visited areas of Ecuador known for its beautiful waterfalls and its imposing active volcano
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 4: Baños City and amazon rain forest

Stop At: Banos, Banos, Tungurahua Province
On our final day we will start with the exploration of the town visiting the pretty cathedral and try some of Baños’s famous ‘Melcocha’ candy made out of sugar cane.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cascada el Manto de la Novia, 11 km on the road Baños-Puyo, Banos 180250 Ecuador
We continue with the waterfall route, which has many beautiful waterfalls to observe such as the Agoyan and Manto de la Novia. At both waterfalls you can take a thrilling cable-car ride across the valleys offering you a more closed up view
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron), Rio Verde - 18Km From Banos, Banos Ecuador
Pailon del Diablo, known as one of the largest waterfalls in this area of the country, visited by many travelers and a beautiful place where you can take a short walk in a humid tropical forest, where the flora of the place will surprise you with its beautiful species of flowers and plants of the region.
; the Pailon del Diablo. A 20 minute hike will take you to a suspension bridge from where you will have a great view of this impressive waterfall. Besides you can choose to climb up even further to stand on one of the three platforms to have a more closed up view.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Quito, Quito, Pichincha Province
In the afternoon you will make your way back to Quito, which will take us about 3 hours. The guide will leave you at your hotel.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Important Details

Included
  • Professional bilingual Guide
  • Dinner (1)
  • Bottle of purified water
  • Overnight accommodation in tourist class hotelS in a single, double or triple room (depending on the availability). Lasso; Cuello de Luna or similar. Riobamba; Hotel la Estacion or similar. Baños; Hotel La Floresta or similar.
  • Private tour
  • Breakfast (3)
  • 1x Dinner
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from/to centrally located hotels in Quito
  • Entry/Admission - Cotopaxi National Park
  • 3x Breakfast
  • Transport by private vehicle
Not Included
  • Hotel pick-off and drop-off outside of the city. The extra cost can range from $30 till $70 depending on the number of passengers and location
  • Personal expenses
  • Entry/Admission - Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron)
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Cascada el Manto de la Novia
  • Entry/Admission - Canon del Rio Toachi
  • Entrance fees; Currently the Cotopaxi Volcano and Quilotoa Lake don't have any entrance fee. Waterfall Route $ 8 p/p, Hot Springs $ 5 p/p
  • Tips
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pick-off and drop-off outside of the city. The extra cost can range from $30 till $70 depending on the number of passengers and location

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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Devil's Nose train ride only has departures from Tuesday till Sunday and on holidays. For that reason the itinerary could be modified so that we are able to include this excursion into the program
  • Recommended minimum age is 12 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions because of the high altitude that will be reached
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Operates in all weather conditions, weather may vary please dress appropriately
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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