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

Quito, Ecuador

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Overview

Visit Ecuador’s top attractions on a private 4-day sightseeing tour from Quito. Skip the stress of planning logistics and enjoy private transportation, three nights accommodation, and some meals during your adventure. While the itinerary is comprehensive, everything is done at a leisurely pace giving you ample time to soak in your surroundings. Your private guide is with you every step of the way to ensure a secure, engaging, and personalized experience.
  • Get the personalized experience of a private tour
  • Discover Ecuador by private transportation
  • Visit numerous attractions at an enjoyable pace
  • Enjoy three nights of arranged accommodation

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.
Dinner
Breakfast (3)
Dinner (1)
Transport by private vehicle
Private tour
Hotel pickup and drop-off from/to centrally located hotels in Quito
Professional bilingual Guide
Bottle of purified water
Breakfast (3)
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
Food and drinks
Tips
Personal expenses
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

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

Departure Time

8:00 AM
Itinerary
Saquisili
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 
Admission Ticket Free
Pujili
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
Admission Ticket Free
Zumbahua
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
Admission Ticket Free
Galeria del Primer Pintor de Tigua - "Julio Toaquiza Tigasi"
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
Admission Ticket Free
Canon del Rio Toachi
a nice chance for a great picture
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Laguna Quilotoa
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 
Admission Ticket Free
Lasso
Back at the top of Quilotoa Lake we will make our way up to Lasso, which will take about 2 hours approximately
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
  Not Included
Meals:
 Dinner  
Lasso
After enjoying our breakfast our guide will take us from Lasso to the entrance of the Cotopaxi National Park
Admission Ticket Free
Cotopaxi National Park
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 
Admission Ticket Included
Salcedo
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
Admission Ticket Free
Riobamba
In the afternoon we will be heading to Riobamba, which will take us about 2 hours approximately. Here you will be staying the night.
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
  Not Included
Meals:
 Breakfast  
Riobamba
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 
Admission Ticket Free
Alausi
a picturesque little town from where we will take the train for a great adventure
Admission Ticket Free
Estacion Ferrocarril
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
Admission Ticket Free
Banos
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 
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
  Not Included
Meals:
 Breakfast  
Banos
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
Admission Ticket Free
Cascada el Manto de la Novia
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
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron)
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 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Quito
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 
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
  Not Included
Meals:
 Breakfast  
  • 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
  • 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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