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Banos & Cotopaxi add on

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,310

Expand your Ecuador tour with a few days in one of the country’s most exciting regions. Banos and Cotopaxi are known not just for their natural Andean beauty, but for the range of adventure activities on offer.


This 4-day Ecuador extension takes you from Quito to a Hacienda high in the Andes at Cotopaxi, where you can spot Andean Condors and many other native birds, cross rivers of petrified lava, and explore the lakes of this mountainous region before going on to Banos.

Your route to Banos takes one of two paths. Either spend some time at the famed Indian Markets, or visit Puyo, the gateway to Ecuador’s Amazon region – proof, were it needed, of the stunning array of landscapes that make up this unique region. On reaching Banos, your time is at leisure to explore the many adventure options of this popular town. Go rafting, biking, trekking, or horseback riding through the Andes, or explore the trails and waterfalls of the Pastaza River Canyon.

Return to Quito for your departure.

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,310

Itinerary

Day 1

Quito to Cotopaxi

Departing from Quito, the road lead you to an Andean Hacienda located at 2,900 m / 9,514 at the foot of the La Mica Antisana volcano. Surrounded by an Andes landscape and bordered by Los Fallones del Isco, an area home to the famed Andean Condor, many of which can be seen circling above. The high altitudes are home to some exotic forms of fauna such as the "Chuquiragua" commonly known as the flower of the climbers. Also dotting the area are many kinds of birds such as the Sparrow - Guarro, The blackbird, the partridge, Turtledove curiquingue and sparrow hawk.

Some of the rivers that originate at the Antisana Volcano eventually flow to the Napo and onwards to the tributaries of the Amazon. As you wander around the hacienda you come across rivers of petrified lava that rise up from the ever active Antisana volcano. Side by side with the lava lakes are the more traditional water based lakes where you can fish for trout.

The opportunity to ride horses is available (extra cost).

Meal Plan Lunch
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Hosteria Rumipamba de las Rosas

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    Hosteria Rumipamba de las Rosas


    Hosteria Rumipamba de las Rosas Lodge is located in the town of Salcedo, nearby are Indian markets and handy crafts workshops. Offering beautiful views of the Cotopaxi volcano it is the perfect location for visits to Cotopaxi National Park

    Hosteria Rumipamba de las Rosas Lodge is located in the town of Salcedo, nearby are Indian markets and handy crafts workshops. Offering beautiful views of the Cotopaxi volcano it is the perfect location for visits to Cotopaxi National Park

    Facilities

    • Business Centre
    • Fireplace
    • Mini Bar
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service

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Day 2

Cotopaxi to Banos, with full day at Puyo

Today you travel from Cotopaxi to Banos, the drive itself shows the variety of landscape with temperate valleys and towering Andean ranges forming what von Humboldt called "The Avenue of the Volcanoes".

Based on your day of travel there is a chance to visit on of the Indian markets located in the area before arriving into Banos. If it is not market day then you will visit Puyo - the gateway to the Amazon which borders Banos.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Alisamay

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    Hotel Alisamay



    Offering an outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant, Hotel Alisamay is located in Banos. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all areas and free parking is offered. Guests can find the Primero de Junio Market 250 metres away and restaurants within 800 metres. The hotel ...

    Offering an outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant, Hotel Alisamay is located in Banos. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all areas and free parking is offered.

    Guests can find the Primero de Junio Market 250 metres away and restaurants within 800 metres.

    The hotel is 6.6 km from Tarabita and 170 km from Quito city centre. Mariscal Sucre International Airport is a 3 hour drive away.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Garden
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Pool (s)

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Day 3

Banos

Today is spent in and around Banos taking advantage of the many soft adventure options such as rafting, biking, trekking and horse riding (not included in trip price). Or you can wander into the Pastaza River canyon which has a collection of beautiful waterfalls and great nature trails, waiting to be explored.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 4

Banos to Quito

Enjoy your last breakfast and lunch in the beautiful city of Banos. After lunch, begin your trip back to Quito.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch

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Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Transport
  • Accommodation
  • Tours as listed
  • Meals as per itinerary

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Activities listed as optional

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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