County Transporte 2016

Cotopaxi, Banos, Quilotoa – 3 Day Adventure

History, Mystery & Soundscape your life 🙂 Amplify those Andes mountain ranges, rich in culture and include the Quilotoa Laguna Crater visit. Drive through the famous avenue of volcanoes through an ancient landscape to get to one of Ecuadors most prominent destinations. Cotopaxi National Park will leave you awestruck.

Category:
Tags:, , , , , ,

Overview

CarpeDM Amplify Adventure Circuit

History, Mystery & Soundscape your life 🙂 Amplify those Andes mountain ranges, rich in culture and include the Quilotoa Laguna Crater visit. Drive through the famous avenue of volcanoes through an ancient landscape to get to one of Ecuadors most prominent destinations. Cotopaxi National Park will leave you awestruck. Cotopaxi National Park is home to one of the most aesthetically pleasing wonders of the world. The Cotopaxi Volcano which stands at 5,987 m, just 2 meters higher than Kilimanjaro. Next head to Baños de Agua santa, in the foot hills of Tungurahua Volcano surrounded by Tangerine groves and fantastic Andean landscape, you will start off driving up to the Casa del arbol where you can have a go on the famous end of the world swing. Then drive down spectacular roads viewing waterfalls along the way with the option of ziplining along the way until you arrive to the start of a hike down to the Pailon del diablo or devils cauldron perhaps baños’ most famous Waterfall.  Before heading back to Quito, our search for that mysterious emerald Laguna de Quilotoa shines bright on the radar.  A stop at a local indigenous family will complete the experience by understanding how tradition continues to run deep in the Quichua culture.

ITINERARY

  • 06:30 Meet at meeting point for breakfast, CarpeDM Office (Antepara and Los Ríos, Old Town sector)
  • 07:00 Transfer to the Cotopaxi National Park
  • 09:30 Enter Cotopaxi National Park
  • 10:00 The guide will give explanation of the area, volcanoes, vegetation, animals  etc.
  • 10:30 4600m car park, begin hike up to the refuge
  • 12:30 Reach refuge at 4.864m. return to parking lot
  • 13:00 Equipment Check – Begin Bike ride back to the Limpiapungo lake
  • 14:00 Arrive at Limpiapungo lake.
  • 15:00 Eat lunch
  • 15:30 Transfer to Baños
  • Arrive in Baños at 6pm

Day 2

  • 7:30 Breakfast
  • 9 am bike down Beautiful Mountain roads past water falls, cloud forest and Crevasses
  • 11:00 Hike to see the famous Pailon del Diablo Waterfall
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Drive to the casa del arbol
  • 15:00 Enjoy the famous end of the world swing in Baños
  • 16:00 Return to Accommodation
  • 16:30 Rest

Day 3

  • 06:30 – Meet at for breakfast
  • 09:30 – Explore Saquisili/Pujili (Thursday/Sunday)
  • 10:30 – Depart for Laguna Quilotoa
  • 13:30 – Lunch, begin descent into Laguna
  • 15:00 – Explore Laguna- optional kayaking
  • 15:30 – Return ascent to crater
  • 16:30 – Begin drive back
  • 19:00 – Arrive in Quito


What's Included

  • Breakfast – Lunch
  • Transport
  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Mountain Bike with Helmut, Kneepads, Elbowpads * This is an optional activity of approximately 30 minutes. Should be experienced / confident rider.


What's Not Included

  • Additional Snacks / Beverages
  • Kayak
  • Horse
  • Dinners
  • TIPS
  • Entrance to Pailon del Diablo
  • Entrance to Casa del arbul


What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Gloves, scarf, hat
  • Hiking boots or trekking shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Extra snacks and water


Costs

  • $275 per person with minimum 4 people – shared tour based on shared rooms and dependent on availability of Hotel.


Book Now