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QUITO TO BAÑOS

$100 USD $89 USD

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.

 

  

Description

Once you’ve booked, you can reschedule your itinerary anytime. All changes are free and immediate.

What’s included in this trip:

  • 3 activities included
  • Hotel and hostel pick up in Quito
  • Visit a traditional family farm and enjoy a free breakfast on the Quito – Baños route
  • Walk around Limpiopungo Lake in Cotopaxi National Park and get the best views of Cotopaxi Volcano
  • Guidance at Quilotoa Crater with a light hike to the best viewpoints of the turquoise lake

We always include:

  • English/Spanish-speaking guide during the full tour
  • Comfortable, safe buses with excellent drivers
  • Meet locals, visit communities, and learn the culture

Hop-off points you can explore on your own:

  • Quito: Experience this UNESCO Heritage site, visit the equator at the Middle of the World, and ride the TeleferiQo
  • Cotopaxi: After your hike inside this national park with Wanderbus, hop off here to hike up the volcano, take a horseback ride, or explore the beautiful town of Machachi.
  • Quilotoa: After exploring Quilotoa with your Wanderbus guide, hop off here to hike around or inside the crater and spend the night!
  • Baños: Raft, bike, bungee, relax in thermal baths, swing off the edge of the world, and visit famous waterfalls
 

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!

Jacamar pass altitude map

Day 1: Quito to Baños

Departure days: Every day except Sunday

Pick up points and times

Point 1: Plaza Belmonte 6:00 am. View map
Point 2: Plaza Foch 6:20 am. View map
Hostel and Hotel Pick-Ups in Quito. See list of options.

TimeActivity
06:00-06:20Depart from Quito from your selected pick-up point.
08:00Stop for breakfast
09:30Guidance at Cotopaxi National Park, home to one of the world’s highest active volcanoes.
11:30Depart Cotopaxi
13:00 – 13:45Traditional lunch near Quilotoa
14:15Guidance at Quilotoa. Explore the 3km-wide turquoise volcanic crater lake.
16:15Depart Quilotoa
19:30-20:00Arrive in Baños, home to steaming volcanoes, explosive waterfalls and hot thermal springs.

COMBINE THE ANDES AND THE AMAZON

Get to the Wander Pass Express for only $159

The perfect getaway to experience both the Ecuadorian mountains and jungle starting and ending in Quito with a stop in Baños.

Wanderbus express

Notes

Bear in mind that, due to our bus schedules, you may need to add one extra day to our recommended itineraries at some stops before continuing your trip. It all depends on the day of the week. Please check our Timetables and Planning Guide.

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

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