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The smartest way to travel from the capital city to a subtropical jungle town.




From the Ecuadorian capital in the clouds to a magical valley on the cusp of the Amazon, this pass allows you visit an active volcano, have lunch by a beautiful crater lake and finish up in the hot springs of Baños where adventures await.

Don’t stress! Once you have booked your pass, you can change your dates to fit your itinerary. Once you start your trip, you’ll also be able to change departure dates. All changes are free and immediate (with 24 hours’ notice and subject to availability).

Main Stops

  • Cotopaxi
  • Quilotoa
  • Baños
  • And many other short stops along the way!


  • Delve into the amazing gold churches, perfect plazas and charming streets of Quito’s Old Town, the first UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Explore the stunning Cotopaxi National Park by foot, bike or horseback with a chance to climb one of the world’s highest active volcanoes.
  • Take in the awesome sights and vibe of Quilotoa Lake, a brilliant turquoise, 400-metre deep caldera created from volcanic eruptions thousands of years ago.
  • Watch the famous Pujuli dancers in action.
  • Raft, hike, bungee jump and soak in hot springs in the valley of Baños on the borders of the Highlands and Amazon.

Recommended Full Itinerary

Remember, this itinerary is just our suggestion – you can hop on and hop off at any of the main stops, extending your trip for as long as you like!

Day 1: Quito to Baños

Departure Days: Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Pick up points and times

Point 1: Plaza Foch 6:10 am. View map
Point 2: Plaza Belmonte 6:30 am. View map

Time Activity
06:00-07:00 Depart from Quito from your selected pick-up point.
08:00 Stop for breakfast
09:30 Guidance at Cotopaxi National Park, home to one of the world’s highest active volcanoes.
11:30 Depart Cotopaxi
12:00 Short visit to charming Pujili, a town famous for its dancers. Traditional lunch.
13:00 Depart Pujili
14:15 Guidance at Quilotoa. Explore the 3km-wide turquoise volcanic crater lake.
16:15 Depart Quilotoa
19:30-20:00 Arrive in Baños, home to steaming volcanoes, explosive waterfalls and hot thermal springs.


If you want to do the Quilotoa loop, add three to four days to your itinerary.

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