Private Tour 4-Day Trip, Cotopaxi, Quilotoa, Baños with Devil´s Nose Train Ride

Quito, Ecuador

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Experience the Ecuadorian Andes on this 4-day guided adventure. After a convenient hotel pickup in Quito, visit a volcanic crater lake, Quilotoa Lagoon, hike and climb majestic Cotopaxi, check out the thermal baths of Baños Village, and admire the amazing Pailon del Diablo waterfall and Devil’s Nose Train. Learn about the region from an informative guide and enjoy complimentary meals and accommodations.
  • Explore the natural beauty of Ecuador’s highlands on this guided excursion
  • Learn about the Andes from a knowledgeable local guide on a private tour
  • Experience everything from crater lakes and hot springs to Cotopaxi
  • Make the most of limited time with convenient hotel pickup and drop-off

3 nights accommodation in selected class hotels
National Park fees, train ticket
Professional English/ Spanish speaking guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by private vehicle
Breakfast (3)
Lunch (4)
Personal expenses

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up / drop off hotels in Quito

Departure Time

8:00 AM
Cotopaxi National Park
Along the way, we’ll see various mountains including, El Corazon, Rumiñahui, Illinizas, Pasochoa, and Atacazo. The national park allows us the opportunity to hike around the lake at the foot of the Volcano. After, we’ll climb the volcano by vehicle until 4,500 meters. We’ll then climb until 4,800 meters where there is a refuge and from there continue up to the glaciers. Of course, all plans depend on weather and National Park restrictions. Visit the Interpretation Center. Overnight in Cotopaxi.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
 Overnight at selected hotel in Cotopaxi
Laguna Quilotoa
Leave early in the morning to Quilotoa Lagoon. On the way, we’ll observe the colorful landscape of the moors and indigenous communities that inhabit the area. (Possibility to visit an indigenous market depending the day) At the lagoon, you can descend inside the crater and return on horseback or simply take a walk around the crater. Lunch in Quilotoa. Overnight in Baños
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
 Overnight in selected hotels in Baños
 Breakfast  Lunch  
Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron)
A day of exploration of the town of Baños and the valley of the waterfalls. The Pailon del Diablo is the largest and most spectacular Ecuador´s falls. There is also an opportunity to visit the hot springs after which the town has been named. Visit The House Tree to take amazing pictures. Overnight in Riobamba
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
 Overnight at selected hotels in Riobamba
 Breakfast  Lunch  
Centro Historico de Alausi
After breakfast, early in the morning we depart to Alausí, just less than 100km (62 miles), beautiful old town with one hundred houses. Time to take the spectacular train considered the most difficult train of the XX century. You will descend gradually from the highlands to the lowlands, at times zigzagging or hugging the cliffs. In the descending at the lowest point the incredible devil´s nose an interesting rock will appear in the horizon. The trail descends and then returns to Alausí again. Then we return to Quito.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  Not Included
 Breakfast  Lunch  
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.Learn more about cancellations.
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