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MOTMOT PASS: MONTAÑITA TO BAÑOS

$139 $109

From the Pacific Coast to the Andes, connecting Quito and Baños with great stops along the way.

 

  

Description

If you’re down on the Pacific Coast and want to see more of that region, plus hop off for a few days in Quito, and then continue on to the adventure town of Baños – via the Cotopaxi Volcano and Quilotoa Crater Lake – then this pass is for you!

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 8 hours’ notice and subject to availability).

Main Stops

  • Montañita
  • Puerto López
  • Quito
  • Cotopaxi
  • Quilotoa
  • And many other short stops along the way!

Highlights

  • Surf with the pros, relax on golden beaches, explore beautiful national parks and party in one of the South America’s best nightlife towns.
  • Explore the wild beaches of Machalilla National Park and learn about coastal culture and cuisine around Puerto López.
  • 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.
  • 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 our stops, extending your trip for as long as you like!.

Day 1: Montañita to Quito

Departure days: Thursday, Saturday & Monday

Pick up points and times

Point 1: Los Caminantes restaurant at the Main road 6:50

TimeActivity
06:50-07:00Depart from Montañita from your selected pick-up point.
07:30Stop for a traditional coastal breakfast at beautiful Ayampe Beach.
08:45Pick up in Puerto Lopez
12:00 – 13:00Experience the Manabi culture with a local family and make your own traditional lunch
18:30-19:00Arrive in Quito and be dropped off at one of our points.
Drop-off points in Quito

Point 1: Plaza Foch  View map
Point 2: Plaza Belmonte  View map

Day 2: Quito to Baños

Departure days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Starting July 1st: 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
Starting June 24: Hostel and Hotel Pick-Ups in Quito. See list of options.

TimeActivity
06:00-07:00Depart 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
12:00Short visit to charming Pujili, a town famous for its dancers. Traditional lunch.
13:00Depart Pujili
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.

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 our Quito free walking tour register here and add two days.

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