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From Quito To Baños provided by Green Adventures

From Quito To Baños
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The most popular highlights in the Andes of Ecuador in a personalized trip: We start our visit to the green waters of Quilotoa Crater Lake. We will continue to the adventurous but at the same time relaxing Baños town. We will visit the route of the Waterfalls and the Swing at the end of the world. And for the end of the trip we will hike the trails of the majestic Cotopaxi Volcano. All these destinations in a 3 days tour with Green Adventures, accompanied by our Naturalist Guides - photographers.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
Day 1: We start our tour from Quito early in the morning. The first day we will drive to Quilotoa Crater Lake but on the way we will have some stops. Depending of the day of departure we will stop at one of the traditional indigenous markets. This can be in Pujilí or Zumbahua that operate once a week and where the locals from the area congregate to sell their products. Another stop Tigua village and their famous painters who have achieved a prestigious name for painting indigenous traditions and Andean landscapes on goatskin. One stop more will be in the Toachi canyons before we continue to Quilotoa. This is our destination, where it will be possible to hike part of the edge of the crater or hike down to the lake (this hike is demanding but it is possible to hire a mule for the return climb.  (This cost is not included). We will have lunch at one of the locally own restaurants in the area and will move to Baños. On the way we will stop to try traditional ice-creams elaborated in the area. Our final destination this first day is a little town called “Baños” one of the most popular and interesting towns on the way to the Amazon Rainforest. Day 2: We have breakfast at the hotel and we will move east to visit the amazing route of the waterfalls where we have the chance to have a little ride on a gondola crossing the big Pastaza River to get a close view of one of the waterfalls called “Manto de la novia”. We will also visit another waterfall called “Pailon Del Diablo” or Devil’s cauldron in English. To get here we will have a hike along a forest path for around 45 minutes. We will return to Baños for lunch. In the afternoon we will go swinging on the swing at the end of the world and visit the town. The rest of the afternoon will be free for you to explore the area. Day 3: This third day we will start our return to Quito. On the way we will visit the Salasacas indigenous group and their textile shops located in the main square of this town. We will continue to “Cotopaxi Volcano and National Park”, a volcano of 5.897-m-high considered the highest active volcano in the world. This is an impressive sight to see if weather conditions are in our favor. During our stay at the National Park we will admire its natural environment, its Flora and Fauna with the explanations provided by your naturalist guide. We have a hike around Limpiopungo Lake which is located at the foot of the volcano and another one by the edge of a cliff watching the native vegetation . We will have lunch in the area of Cotopaxi and will return to Quito afterwards.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Day 1: We start our tour from Quito early in the morning. The first day we will drive to Quilotoa Crater Lake but on the way we will have some stops. Depending of the day of departure we will stop at one of the traditional indigenous markets. This can be in Pujilí or Zumbahua that operate once a week and where the locals from the area congregate to sell their products. Another stop Tigua village and their famous painters who have achieved a prestigious name for painting indigenous traditions and Andean landscapes on goatskin. One stop more will be in the Toachi canyons before we continue to Quilotoa. This is our destination, where it will be possible to hike part of the edge of the crater or hike down to the lake (this hike is demanding but it is possible to hire a mule for the return climb.  (This cost is not included). We will have lunch at one of the locally own restaurants in the area and will move to Baños. On the way we will stop to try traditional ice-creams elaborated in the area. Our final destination this first day is a little town called “Baños” one of the most popular and interesting towns on the way to the Amazon Rainforest. Day 2: We have breakfast at the hotel and we will move east to visit the amazing route of the waterfalls where we have the chance to have a little ride on a gondola crossing the big Pastaza River to get a close view of one of the waterfalls called “Manto de la novia”. We will also visit another waterfall called “Pailon Del Diablo” or Devil’s cauldron in English. To get here we will have a hike along a forest path for around 45 minutes. We will return to Baños for lunch. In the afternoon we will go swinging on the swing at the end of the world and visit the town. The rest of the afternoon will be free for you to explore the area. Day 3: This third day we will start our return to Quito. On the way we will visit the Salasacas indigenous group and their textile shops located in the main square of this town. We will continue to “Cotopaxi Volcano and National Park”, a volcano of 5.897-m-high considered the highest active volcano in the world. This is an impressive sight to see if weather conditions are in our favor. During our stay at the National Park we will admire its natural environment, its Flora and Fauna with the explanations provided by your naturalist guide. We have a hike around Limpiopungo Lake which is located at the foot of the volcano and another one by the edge of a cliff watching the native vegetation . We will have lunch in the area of Cotopaxi and will return to Quito afterwards.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 101152P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
2 nights accommodation
National Park fees
Breakfast
Lunch
Light refreshments
All activities
Driver/guide - photographer
Hotel pickup in Quito Area
Hotel drop-off in Quito Area
Bottled water
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Gratuities
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Dinners
Duration
3 days
Departure details
Location Name: Hotels in Quito area Return Location: Hotels in Quito area
Banos, Banos, Tungurahua Province
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Wheelchair accessible
May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Operates in warm and cold weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Passport information is required to print the permits to the National Park
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
2 nights accommodation
National Park fees
Breakfast
Lunch
Light refreshments
All activities
Driver/guide - photographer
Hotel pickup in Quito Area
Hotel drop-off in Quito Area
Bottled water
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Gratuities
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Dinners
Departure details
Location Name: Hotels in Quito area Return Location: Hotels in Quito area
Banos, Banos, Tungurahua Province
Duration
3 days
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Wheelchair accessible
May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Operates in warm and cold weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Passport information is required to print the permits to the National Park
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Claudia R
Toronto, Canada5 contributions
Not Reliable
Feb 2020
I contacted David in January 2020 with the intention of taking his tour in February 2020. I was full of questions for David and several emails and several dozen questions later, David patiently responded to every inquiry I had, sometimes twice, and got back to me quickly and efficiently.

However, some things didn't seem right. First was that there were two prices listed on the website. According to David there was a promotion that was happening, though there was no indication of that on the website. Then David said that I had to pay a $200 premium as a single traveler. He also told me it required 3-5 days advance notice to book the trip, but when I said I would likely be booking, David asked me for payment to be wired in full within 48 hours, over two full weeks before the trip, and said there would be no chance to cancel as it was too close to the trip date.

I told David that I was interested in the tour but was not comfortable paying up front in full before the commencement of the trip. I offered to pay a deposit to hold my spot and the reservation. From that point forward, I heard from David only twice more. One email said he would get back to me, and the other, two weeks later, saying "We have been having some complications to deliver this tour and it won't be possible for us to do it for operational reasons. I apologize for the inconvenience."

This seemed shady given the timing of – “I want full payment wired to me” and then when I said I wasn’t comfortable with that, he suddenly couldn’t carry out the trip. So, I wanted to give other travelers a heads up to this.

I recommend getting a personal driver. The smaller hotels will have drivers at more reasonable costs, whereas the big chain hotels will also have drivers but will gouge you in price. You can plan everything yourself and pay the drivers to take you most places without much hassle.
Written 13 May 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Crystal W
2 contributions
Such an amazing experience!
Jun 2019 • Friends
Ecuador has always been somewhere I’ve wanted to visit, and it certainly didn’t disappoint! David was absolutely the most amazing guide. I don’t understand how one man can know so much about so many things, but he certainly does. I learned so much about Ecuador: History, politics, economics, ecology, shopping...honestly...David taught us so much! He was so easy to work with and tailored the trip to meet our very specific requests. The accommodations he booked in Baños were beautiful and the restaurants he chose were always delicious. He was fun and personable and we enjoyed our time more than I ever expected. He went so far above and beyond what would ever be required of a guide. I can’t recommend David and Green Mountain tours highly enough!
Written 10 July 2019
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GreenA82
Thank you very much Crystal W. It has been a pleasure to meet you and plan the trip for you. This tour From Quito to Baños is one of our highlights and It is great if you can recommend it. My best regards, David
Written 11 July 2019
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Melvin Zac
Malaysia34 contributions
Excellent guide and well-organised tour
Sep 2018 • Solo
I did the tour to Baños with Green Adventures and I am very impressed with the service provided. The tour was very well organised. It departed on time and not rushing through the tour like others did. I have David, the best guide ever. He is extremely knowledgable, friendly and big smile on his face at all times. It made you feel ease and comfortable. He patiently answered all the questions and doubts. You can see how genuine and passionate he is towards his job. It was a fun day, I visited so many nice places and learned so much about the country from him. It was like a trip with friend, I didn't feel like I was taking a tour. The service standard of this company and the guide David was way beyond my expectation. Highly recommended. Definitely I will go back to them again in future. Thanks again David for everything!
Written 8 October 2018
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Dear Melvzachi, Thank you very much for your comments and recommendation. I really appreciate it. This trip to Baños was really enjoyable for me and I hope you can come back to Ecuador and visit it again. You know where to find us and it will be my pleasure to be your guide again. Kind Regards, David
Written 16 October 2018
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AlexanderSid
Novosibirsk, Russia1 contribution
Excelente!
Sep 2018 • Friends
I would like to say special thanks to David, who organised incredible trip from Quito to Baños and back, visiting all major attractions and volcanoes!
And we did it in just 2 days! So this trip was also highly efficient!

Definitely recommend, if you want to explore different parts of Ecuador and to know about culture and history of this incredible country!

Alexander
Written 8 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Alexander. Thanks for the comment. This is really one of our highlight tours and we were able to do it in a quick time with your group. Like you know this tour I recommended on a 3 days trip but we can customize all according to your times and availability. I hope you decide to come back for the Galapagos. Regards, David
Written 16 October 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Dominique D
Dominique D
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Great Tour Guide
We have now taken two separate tours with David from this company. He is top notch! He cares about the environment
Lotte O
Lotte O
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14 wonderful days in Ecuador
I have had the most amazing and unique trip to Ecuador in April 2019, where I had the pleasure of David Galarza as
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In praise of David - Left me wanting even more
Just a quick review to praise David Galarza - a regular feature with Green Adventures. Even if we only spent time
BetteAlpharetta
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Excellent Private Trip to Quilotoa, Banos and Amazon
My friend and I planned a trip with David from Green Adventures for four days to Quilotoa, Banos and Upper Amazon a
Hugo W
Hugo W
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Wonderful service on a wonderful 3 week package
On a personal recommendation we booked our 3 weeks in Ecuador and the Galapagos with Green Adventures. All our arra
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All Day Tour to the Otavalo Market, Leather District and Artisan's Tour
David Galarza was a wonderful guide. My request for a tour was made only the day before, but I was happy that David
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Cuyabeno amazone
David, the guy who advised me on my tour whas to start with realy trying to help me make the best of the rest of my
PaulandJenn
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Great trip to the Galapagos
We visited the Information Centre in central Quito and ended up having a discussion with David from Green Adventure
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Thank you to David from Green Adventures
We walked in to the office of Green Adventures, and asked David if he could help us with a plan for the rest of the
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Took two fabulous tours with David Galarza of Green Adventures
I am a travel agent that took a group of 6 to Quito, the Amazonian Rain Forest, and the Galapagos Islands. While i
WorldTraveler495
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Outstanding Ecuador tour
David G. Was my guide for 3 days. We did a comprehensive Quito tour and then got out of the city with trips to nor
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What an amazing experience!
My husband and sister and I had the good fortune to be connected with Green Adventures through a Quito tourism offi
KimWendelboe
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Excellent planning, execution & support
Green Adventures was the local partner to the Danish travel agency Panorama Travel during my stay in Ecuador (incl.
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Perfect Bookend Tours from Quito
First, the facts. Green Adventures is well-run, punctual, organized, flexible, and well-informed. The company cam
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Birding Guide in Mindo
My friend and I wanted to do a one day birding trip to Mindo from Quito. David was our guide and he is an amazing n
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