This private package tour to the Andes mountains will offer you a spectacular view and an unforgettable experience in Cotopaxi National Park, Quilotoa Lagoon, Baños village, and Devil’s Nose train experience. This all-inclusive program allows you to choose the hotel classes to fit your budget and comfort.
Tourist Class: Hosteria Papagayo, Hotel La Floresta, Hotel Casa Real Spa
Comfort Class: Hacienda Santa Ana, Hosteria Samari Spa, Hostería La Andaluza
Lodging for 03 nights.
National parks admission fees.
Certified Spanish / English speaking guide.
Meals: breakfast x 3, lunch x 2.
Activities (tickets for Pailón del Diablo and Manto de la Novia waterfalls, Casa del árbol).
The excursion starts at 8 am from your hotel in Quito. Meet your guide and board a vehicle heading south of Quito and towards Cotopaxi National Park. On the way, you will enjoy the beautiful views of the Andes mountain range and gorgeous natural scenery. Once you reach the National Park, you will visit the Interpretation Center and Limpiopungo lagoon. Take a short hike in the surrounding Limpiopungo valley before driving ever-higher into this sky-high region, stopping at the 15,800-foot (4830-meter) Padre Rivas Refuge. Depending on your physical condition, you will get the Glacier (5050-meter) Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant that offers typical Ecuadorian meals. Overnight in Cotopaxi.
Day 02: Quilotoa Lagoon.
Breakfast in the hotel. You will drive through the Avenue of the Volcanoes and pass through the Pujilí small town. You will also visit an indigenous local house from the “Paramos” to learn about their traditions and way of life. Enter their home, made of straw, and enjoy time interacting with them. After your visit, head to the town of Tigua, famous for its naive paintings. Continue up to the Quilotoa volcano, where you will be able to descend to the lake located inside the crater or just walk around the crater. You will also be able to enjoy an unforgettable experience by mule back riding or kayaking in the lake. Enjoy lunch and stand in one of the most beautiful landscapes in the highlands and traditional indigenous villages. Note: on Thursdays, Saquisilí Indigenous Market is optional. Overnight in Baños.
Day 03: Baños.
Breakfast in the hotel. A day of exploration of the town of Baños and the picturesque Valley of the waterfalls. The Pailon del Diablo is the largest and most spectacular Ecuador’s fall but other smaller ones are also impressive. Also, visit Manto de la Novia waterfalls and the Tree House. There is also an opportunity to practice extreme sports where our guide and driver are at your disposal for the whole day to give you the maximum flexibility in the visits that you would like to make such as a canopy or rappel in the waterfalls. Overnight in Riobamba.
Day 04: Alausí – The Devil’s Nose Train - Quito.
Breakfast in the hotel. Early in the morning, we departed to Alausí, a beautiful old town with a hundred colonial houses. Time to take the spectacular train is 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 on the horizon. The train descends and then returns to Alausí again. After lunch, return to Quito. Transfer to the airport to board the international flight or your hotel in Quito.