COTOPAXI NATIONAL PARK & BANOS TOUR

2-day tour departing from Quito

If you have a passion for unique natural areas and exciting adventures, this trip is perfect for you.

It begins with a scenic drive through the south of Quito and continues to Ecuador’s first National Park, home to Cotopaxi, one of the highest active volcanoes on earth reaching a height of 5,897 m (19,347 ft). During lunch, pamper yourself with the varied flavors of the area, while surrounded by the Andean paramo and its spectacular landscape. During the following two days you will marvel at one of the most famous towns in Ecuador, Baños de Agua Santa, located in the shadow of yet another majestic active volcano, the Tungurahua. This attractive area offers a magical landscape and exciting outdoor activities that will leave you revitalized after so many thrilling and adventures opportunities.

2 Days Cotopaxi & Banos

ITINERARY

Shortly after leaving Quito, you arrive at Cotopaxi National Park. The outstanding sight is the imposing active volcano with its perfectly shaped cone topped by glaciers, visible from all over the region, making it one of the most iconic symbols of Ecuador. When entering the park, you’ll enjoy the hiking trail that loops around the Limpiopungo Lagoon. Your guide will explain more about the different species of birds, plants, and mammals that dwell in the area such as hummingbirds, fox, deer and the Andean condor among others. Continuing on with the day’s activities you will leave the highlands of Cotopaxi and descend into a contrasting atmosphere in Baños de Agua Santa. Very few places are as vibrant and energetic, or found among steep mountains, rivers, waterfalls, and hot springs. You’ll have time for a wonderful rest while you prepare for the following day’s adventure.

The morning is dedicated to exploring the Pailon del Diablo, or Devil’s Cauldron, a can’t-miss impressive and powerful waterfall on the Rio Pastaza, a tributary of the upper Amazon River Basin. Located amid a semi-jungle environment that is home to many species of birds and flowers, you’ll undoubtedly feel the incredible surge and thundering energy the waterfall releases, as the flow of the river crashes against the stone walls below. You’ll be totally encompassed and absorbed by the beauty and sounds. Have your camera ready as every angle will provide a moment that you will want to capture forever. After this visit, another adrenaline filled activity awaits you at the Agoyan waterfall where you’ll take a cable car across a ravine, giving you a close up of the waterfall. These two visits in Baños are two of the most magnificent sights to enjoy in the area. After a delicious lunch, you will return to Quito.

Prices 2022

Prices per Person

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION FIRST STANDARD
1 Guest
USD 967.00
USD 726.00
2 Guests
USD 544.00
USD 427.00
3-5 Guests
USD 456.00
USD 339.00
6-9 Guests
USD 367.00
USD 250.00
10-16 Guests
USD 333.00
USD 216.00
Single Supplement
USD 139.00
USD 15.00

INCLUDED:

  • Private services with local English-speaking guide
  • Services and entrance fees as detailed in the itinerary
  • Meals detailed in the itinerary

  • Permanent assistance by our operations department

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Meals and services not mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses

  • Tips

TripAdvisor Reviews

What our customers say

Dear Veronica,

My husband Pradip, Vajarias and I want to thank you for organizing our fantastic trip to Peru.

All the tour guides and the transfers were very smooth. Hotels were excellent. All the tour guides organized were very well informed and in Cusco our tour guide helped us to get to the airport safely when there was a transportation strike.

We had amazing experience in Amazon at Refugio Amazonas lodge too.

Thanks again.
Alka Amin

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Mario Antonio, UK, May 2019

Dear Gabriela,
Good Morning.

My husband Pradip, Vajarias and I want to thank you for organizing our fantastic trip to Peru.

All the tour guides and the transfers were very smooth. Hotels were excellent. All the tour guides organized were very well informed and in Cusco our tour guide helped us to get to the airport safely when there was a transportation strike.

We had amazing experience in Amazon at Refugio Amazonas lodge too.

Thanks again.
Alka Amin

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Alka Amin, USA, May 2018