On this excursion travel from Quito south to the picturesque village of Baños, a place rich in scenery and thermal springs right at the base of the towering Tungurahua volcano. It is an easy place to get around with several attractions and activities such as hot springs, trekking, horseback riding, climbing, mountain biking, and rafting.
Revel in the unadulterated beauty of Ecuador’s natural diversity as you travel across the ‘Avenue of Volcanoes’ past ice-capped volcanoes, lush valleys and the stark Andean ‘paramo’ grasslands.
Explore the Pastaza river canyon, tracing the lazily meandering river past musical waterfalls and thriving flora. Go horseback riding, walk around or simply relax in the elegance and grandeur of the hacienda (country estate).
You will be picked up early in the morning from either your hotel or the Quito airport and taken in a private air-conditioned vehicle to the charming village of Baños in the Central Highlands of the Andes. An English-speaking guide will accompany you on this tour.
The drive traverses a varied terrain with temperate valleys amidst both of the towering Andean ranges forming what Alexander von Humboldt called ‘The Avenue of the Volcanoes’. Drive from Ambato East down into the valley of Patate with its sprawling fruit and vegetable farms. Baños is located in this great canyon and offers a good variety of attractions.
Arrive in Banos, in the afternoon, you take a walk to and visit the small town, where you can taste delicious local sweets made of sugar cane, such as "melcochas", "alfeñiques", "panela" and pure sugar cane juice. and check into the Hacienda Leito or similar in the area.
Overnight at Hacienda Leito or similar in the area.
After breakfast visit the Manto De Novia, Machay and the Pailon Del Diablo falls. This last one has three jumps and an amazing whirlpool at the bottom; it gets its name "Devil's Pot" because the rock behind the fall is shaped as the profile of the devil. Free time to enjoy the small and peaceful town.
After lunch, begin your return journey to Quito.
Arrive in Quito where your tour ends with a drop-off either at your city hotel or at the Quito airport.
2 Days/1 Night
Start time: Your preferred time in the morning (The exact start time will be given after confirmation of the tour)
Duration: 2 Days/1 Night
Your hotel/ airport in Quito.
Hotel: (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
Airport: (Please advise your flight timings at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
Your hotel/ airport in Quito.
Warm clothing is needed. It is quite windy, consider gloves and ear protection. Carry sunblock (SPF 40), good walking shoes. Bring along your camera (wide angle lens), binoculars and sunglasses.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.
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