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From Quito: Baños, Pailón del Diablo, Manos de Dios Day Trip

From Quito: Baños, Pailón del Diablo, Manos de Dios Day Trip

Explore Baños de Agua Santa on a day trip from Quito, a town nestled in Ecuador's Tungurahua province, renowned as a tourist haven. Unwind at the famed hot springs, abundant in mineral goodness. Witness the dynamic Tungurahua Volcano, enhancing the already dramatic scenery. Visit renowned waterfalls like Pailon del Diablo and Cascada de Agoyan. Discover the iconic Basilica de Nuestra Señora del Agua Santa. Swing at the End of the World at Casa del Árbol for a panoramic valley view. Baños de Agua Santa beckons nature lovers and explorers, offering breathtaking adventures in a picturesque setting.

Quito: 2-Day Tour to Baños with Cotopaxi & Quilotoa

Quito: 2-Day Tour to Baños with Cotopaxi & Quilotoa

Explore Baños, the adventure capital of Ecuador. Get to know stunning places such as Cotopaxi Volcano as well as the Quilotoa Lagoon - an unbelievable turquoise lake in the caldera of an active volcano. Once in Baños, enjoy a number of wonderful activities set against a beautiful backdrop of waterfalls and tropical greenery. This short tour makes for a great escape from Quito. Day 1: Quito - Cotopaxi - Quilotoa - Baños Get picked up from your hostel or hotel in Quito to begin the trip to Baños. You will stop along the way for a quick breakfast before arriving in Cotopaxi. Observe the stunning Cotopaxi Volcano, one of the country's most famous sights. Visit the Toachi River Canyon lookout point with some free time to enjoy the amazing landscape of Quilotoa Crater Lake. Depart for Baños and visit the famous "Swing at the End of the World" at La Casa del Árbol. Take in an amazing view of the gorgeous mountain landscapes. Enjoy a free evening to explore some of the local attractions. Feel free to visit the nearby thermal baths which gave Baños its name and go for a relaxing dip in these healing pools. Stay overnight in Baños.  Day 2: Baños - Quito Spend the morning exploring Baños at your leisure. Then, get picked up at Juan Montalvo Park to begin the day's activities. Ride a cable car over the Pastaza River and experience 360-degree views of waterfalls, mountains, and beautiful jungle landscapes. Visit the stunning Devil's Cauldron (Pailón del Diablo) Waterfall. Return to Baños for free time. Around 4:30 pm, get ready to get back to Quito, arriving around 7:30 pm for drop off at your hotel/hostel.

From Quito: Baños and Upper Amazon Day Trip

From Quito: Baños and Upper Amazon Day Trip

Enjoy a unique day trip to Baños de Agua Santa, and see the beautiful volcanoes of Ecuador, waterfalls, the cloud forest, and the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest. Visit Baños de Agua Santa, a city located at 1,820 meters above sea level (5,971 ft), south of Quito on the north-eastern flanks of the Tungurahua Volcano (5,000 m / 16,404 ft), with natural hot springs downtown, and a natural entrance to the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest. Be picked up at 7:30 am from your hotel in Quito to start an incredible adventure. Admire beautiful volcanoes on the way, like Antisana, Los Ilinizas, Cotopaxi, and Tungurahua. Arrive to start a walk through the charming streets of Baños around 10:15 am, and take time to visit the monastery of the "Virgin of Agua Santa”, and see paintings that describe different eruptions of the Tungurahua Volcano, whose volcanic activity started again in 1999. Drive towards the beautiful and stunning “Avenue of the Waterfalls”; beginning with a stop in front of the Agoyan Hydroelectric Dam, and walk towards the local community of "Río Blanco" to appreciate the beauty of the cloud forest. Cross the Pastaza River Canyon on a cable car that rides a 500 meters-long-cable to visit the "Manto de la Novia" waterfall, learn all about the local people's lifestyle, and take a hike down to the river. Stop at the viewpoint of the "San Jorge" waterfall, and recover energy with a tasty lunch. Visit the world-famous Devil's Cauldron or "Pailón del Diablo" waterfall, and see some of the Amazon's vegetation. Arrive back in Quito approximately at 6:30 pm, after having enjoyed more than four different microclimates on the same day.

Baños 3Day/2Night Tour - All included tours

Baños 3Day/2Night Tour - All included tours

Day 1: Quito – Cotopaxi – Quilotoa - Baños You day starts with an early pick up from your hotel/hostel to go to Cotopaxi for the breakfast stop, you will have the chance to observe the stunning volcano on your way there. The next stop is the Toachi River lookout point, canyon’s deepest point , at 100 meters deep, and allow you to take in the view and learn a little about the canyon, after this you will continue your trip to Quilotoa. Once in Quilotoa, you will stop at the classic viewpoint to enjoy the stunning views of the Quilotoa volcano lake from one of the best viewpoints. You will depart Quilotoa after this, to make your way to Baños, around 3:00 pm. In Baños, you will visit the famous swing at La Casa del Árbol and take in an amazing view of the gorgeous mountain landscapes. You will have the afternoon free and spend the night in Baños. Day 2: Baños Around 8:15 am, you will be picked from Juan Montalvo Park to begin the day’s activities. The first stop will be at Pastaza River, to experience one of the most extraordinary sights you’ve ever seen, with 360-degree views of waterfalls, mountains, and beautiful jungle landscapes. After this, you will go the Devil’s Cauldron, get a view of the astonishing waterfall, which is one of the main highlights in Baños. You will then visit San Martín Adventure Park for zip-lining, canopy walks, rock climbing, trekking and more. The entry to the park is included with this tour. You will spend the second night in Baños. Day 3: Baños – Quito You will have the morning free in Baños to explore around or take part in one of the many exciting activities on offer. In the afternoon, you will depart from Baños to Quito, arriving around 7:30 pm. We will drop you off at your hotel/hostel.

Quito: 2-Day Tour to Cotopaxi & Quilotoa

Quito: 2-Day Tour to Cotopaxi & Quilotoa

Day 1: Quito - Cotopaxi Your day starts with an early pick up from your hostel or hotel in Quito to begin the trip to Baños. You will stop along the way for a quick breakfast before arriving in Cotopaxi. Around 9:00 am, you will visit the interpretation center and around 10:00 am, you will visit the Limpiopungo Lagoon. At 12:30 am, start the hike up to the José Rivas Refuge, enjoy the surrounding flora and fauna as we trek through the Andean paramo up to the famous landmark, Jose Rivas Refuge, located at 4864m. This refuge still functions as the active base camp for mountaineers planning to climb to the very peak of the volcano. We continue to a scenic lookout point to take in some unbelievable panoramic views of the Cotopaxi Volcano before beginning the descent. You will spend the night in Cotopaxi. Day 2: Cotopaxi - Quilotoa - Quito Around 8:15 am, you will depart for Quilotoa. We will stop at the Toachi River Canyon lookout point, and allow you to take in the view and learn a little about the canyon. Enjoy the stunning views of the Quilotoa volcano lake from one of the best viewpoints. Around 12:00 pm, you will start the guided hike to the Quilotoa Lagoon, walk down to the shore of the Quilotoa Lagoon and get to see this breathtaking volcanic lake up close. You will then have free time to explore around and have lunch, before departing back to Quito at 4:30 pm. You will arrive in Quito around 7:30 pm, we will drop you off at your hotel/hostel.

Baños: Jungle and Indigenous Community Full Day

Baños: Jungle and Indigenous Community Full Day

Gain insight into an indigenous community that you likely wouldn’t be able to access alone during a full-day jungle excursion from Baños. Immerse yourself in the culture, something few travelers get to experience, by sampling a typical drink, watching a traditional dance, and more. Plus, learn more about traditional jungle plants from your bilingual guide than you could alone. Start your day with a walk in the jungle, followed by a visit to the Holavida Waterfall where you can swim. Next, take a 20-minute canoe ride down the river. Afterward, visit an indigenous community where you can see some domesticated animals. Pay a small fee to enter the community. Then, head to a viewpoint where you can see all the jungle around you and enjoy a big swing. Finally, visit a chocolate factory to see how chocolate is made from cacao beans. The order of activities may differ.

Riobamba: Chimborazo volcano private hiking tour

Riobamba: Chimborazo volcano private hiking tour

Will be at the highest of Ecuador's volcanoes at 5000 msnm. (16.404 ft). you will enjoy the very customized and private tour with pickup from your hotel and will have a knower local Guide. The tour starts in Riobamba, at 8 am from your location and will transport you to Chimborazo Volcano at 1h30min approximately. Before arriving you will appreciate the highest of Ecuador Volcano, on the way there is a stop to enjoy a canyon viewpoint and acclimatization, on the car you will arrive at 4 800 msnm (14 400 ft.) in the Chimborazo Volcano and you can hike up for 1-hour trail and you will arrive until the second refuge at 5000 msnm (15 000 ft) or 5100 msnm (15 300 ft). or if you decide you can enjoy the first refuge and take photos and learn about the lot of history. After the Chimborazo down and arrive at the local family restaurant and you will take a local lunch. and finally, return to Riobamba Hotel or terminal and drop off (and if you prefer we can drop you off at Baños for an additional cost)

Baños: 2 Hours Horseback Riding with Tungurahua Views

Baños: 2 Hours Horseback Riding with Tungurahua Views

Go where cars can’t on a horseback riding experience in Baños. Rather than sticking to the beaten path, go off-road into the countryside and see parts of the area that most visitors miss. Plus, a small group limited to only 10 other travelers ensures you enjoy personalized attention. Start your trip at the meeting point, then walk to the starting point of the trip. Go to look at Tungurahua volcano on an ecological trail up to reach a sector called Nahuazo in which you would be able to observe the different vegetation typical to this area. Upon reaching Nahuazo, see a source of sparkling mineral water flowing from the ground, ruins of past Tungurahua volcano eruptions, sulfur, and volcanic rocks. The trip is one hour one way and one hour back.

Baños Waterfalls route and famous Pailon del Diablo & Lunch

Baños Waterfalls route and famous Pailon del Diablo & Lunch

You will visit several waterfalls including the famous “Pailón del Diablo Waterfall”, admire the natural landscapes on the route, and enjoy flying in a tarabita (cable car) over a waterfall and lunch. The tour starts at 7 a.m Pick you up at your Hotel in Baños, and you start visiting the first waterfall "The la Virgen", the second waterfall will be the viewpoint of the "Agoyán" waterfall, on the way you can enjoy the mountains landscape until to the mantle of the bride waterfall here you get on Trabita (cable car) over the "Manto de novia waterfall". To continue on the way you can stop at an extreme sports place (zip line and others for additional cost activities) and finally, you will arrive at Hike and visit the famous "Pailón del Diablo waterfall". After hiking you will have a local lunch, and finally back to Baños for drop off at your hotel.

Banos: Scenic Ecuador Paragliding Experience

Banos: Scenic Ecuador Paragliding Experience

Meet your expert guides at the pre-established meeting place to start your paragliding adventure. You’ll begin the paragliding in Niton, descending from which you can observe the Banos landscape and see the Tungurahua volcano. Flying from here will provide you with the best possible observation point of the city of Banos.  Listen to a technical talk to make sure you feel completely comfortable before the experience begins. You will also be provided with thermal wear to combat cold conditions once in the air. When it's time to take off, enjoy 15 minutes of pure euphoria as you glide through the city attached to your expert guide during this unique aerial experience.

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4.6
(15 reviews)

Paul was great and made sure we have a good trip. He was very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. I can only recommend this tour to everyone.

Liz was great and itai was very understanding as one friend couldn’t make it and they have sorted a refund

Had a great day, guide was patient and considerate, took our pictures at all stops and meal was delicious

Paul was an amazing guide and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. I’d 100% recommend this tour to all!

Very pleasant, the guide Dario was great! Lots of strong emotions!