in Wilson E5-29, Juan Leon Mera, Avenida Rio Amazonas y Avenida Francisco de Orellana, Avenida Naciones Unidas y Avenida Republica De El Salvador, N36-212, Bolivar Oe- 3-18, Plaza de Santo Domingo, Leonidas Plaza N 19-50, , Quito, Ecuador, Bolivar OE 6-41, and Cuenca St., Cotopaxi, Baños, Banos, Ecuador, Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca to Quito via Avenue of the Volcanos 5-Day Tour


Wilson E5-29, Juan Leon Mera, Avenida Rio Amazonas y Avenida Francisco de Orellana, Avenida Naciones Unidas y Avenida Republica De El Salvador, N36-212, Bolivar Oe- 3-18, Plaza de Santo Domingo, Leonidas Plaza N 19-50, , Quito, Ecuador, Bolivar OE 6-41, and Cuenca St., Cotopaxi, Baños, Banos, Ecuador, Cuenca, Ecuador

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Overview
  • A great alternative that lets you enjoy the stunning scenery of the Andes while getting to your destination. Inca ruins, Indigenous markets, Volcanoes, country hacienda life, volcanic craters and more. You can start this trip either in Quito or in Cuenca.

Location
  • Around:
    • Wilson E5-29, Juan Leon Mera
    • Avenida Rio Amazonas y Avenida Francisco de Orellana
    • Avenida Naciones Unidas y Avenida Republica De El Salvador, N36-212
    • Bolivar Oe- 3-18, Plaza de Santo Domingo
    • Leonidas Plaza N 19-50,
    • Quito, Ecuador
    • Bolivar OE 6-41, and Cuenca St.
    • Cotopaxi
    • Baños, Banos, Ecuador
    • Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Pickup: Traveler pickup is offered
    If your hotel or Airbnb is not listed please provide the address and we will arrange your pick up accordingly

    Airports

    • Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Nuevo Aeropuerto Internacional de Quito Tababela S/N - Via, Quito 170907, Ecuador



Categories
  • Cultural Tours
  • Multi-day Tours
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Private Sightseeing Tours
  • Bus & Minivan Tours

Time of Tour
  • Departure at: Flexible
  • Duration: 5 days

Additional
  • Price per person: $889.20
  • Size: 1 - 15 people
  • Discount: 0%
  • Languages: English - Guide

Inclusion
  • 4x Breakfast.
    5x Lunch.
    Accommodation included: 4 nights.
    Licensed tour guide & private transport.
    4 nights accommodation.
    All taxes, fees and handling charges.
    Entry/Admission - Estacion Ferrocarril.
    Entry/Admission - La Casa del Arbol.
    Entry/Admission - Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron).
    Entry/Admission - Cotopaxi National Park

Exclusion
  • Gratuities.
    Travel insurance (Available to purchase).
    Train tickets $33 adults and $25 seniors 65+ or children 11-

Cancellation
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience

Cuenca to Quito via Avenue of the Volcanos 5-Day Tour

Itinerary

Day 1: Cuenca – Ingapirca – Alausi

Stop At: Ingapirca, Ingapirca, Canar Province
 From Cuenca we’ll travel 48 miles north direction to the Ingapirca archaeological site, it’s the largest Incan ruins in Ecuador which encapsulates the sophisticated Inca design, architecture, and engineering. You’ll discover how, the Incas merged their own community with the Cañaris, native indigenous. This is reflected in the two separate Temples of the Moon and Sun, dedicated to the beliefs of each culture. After a stop for lunch, you’ll continue to the Nizag community near Alausi. Here we will do a half an hour hike to enjoy the charming landscape. Overnight in Alausi
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Lunch: at a local restaurant in Ingapirca or Alausi depending on the departure time
Accommodation included: Overnight in Alausi
Standard: Community Hostel
Superior: La Quinta

Day 2: Devil's Nose Train – Chimborazo – Riobamba

Stop At: Estacion Ferrocarril, Alausi Ecuador
Experience two of the most interesting attractions in our country. At 8:00 am you'll board "The Devil’s Nose". In its day it was considered one of the greatest feats of railroad engineering that the world had seen.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Mount Chimborazo, Ecuador
Then we will visit Chimborazo refuge, from where you can take a one-hour hour hike up to the second refuge nearly 16,000 feet (4,875 m) above sea level. It's also a great opportunity to do mountain bike activities down the slopes of Chimborazo to outings around rural villages along backroads, ranging from beginners to advanced bikers. (Optional activity for an extra cost).
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast included in the hotel
• Lunch: at Chimborazo refuge
Accommodation included: Overnight in Riobamba
Standard: Casa 1881 or similar
Superior: Andaluza or similar

Day 3: Baños – Waterfalls Route - Treehouse

Stop At: La Casa del Arbol, Runtun village, Banos 010151 Ecuador
After a half an hour drive from Riobamba, we will take a short hike to visit the "Treehouse" where the National Geographic photo contest winner was taken.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron), Rio Verde - 18Km From Banos, Banos Ecuador
Then we will continue our drive for about 45 minutes, making several stops along the waterfalls route, before reaching the “Pailon del Diablo” waterfall. After a two-kilometer hike we will reach this magical place, one of the top ten largest waterfalls found in Ecuador.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: at the hotel
• Lunch: at a local restaurant with a river view. The specialty is trout
Accommodation included: Overnight in Baños
Standard: Villa del Peñon
Superior: Aldea Real

Day 4: Baños - Quilotoa Lake - Latacunga

Stop At: Quilotoa, Quilotoa, Cotopaxi Province
We leave Baños and drive to Quilotoa on the Panamerican Highway, we will have the opportunity to enjoy the spectacular views of the Andes, Quilotoa lake, and the colorful landscape of the moors that surround it. Upon arrival, you can descend to the edge of the Crater Lake and return on horseback, or simply take a walk around the rim, and then get to know the lively local communities. In order to get in touch with local communities, a visit to a local indigenous market will be included depending on the weekday (Saquisili, Pujili, Sumbahua, etc.)

Then we will visit a local family of painters and also the Toachi canyon.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: at the hotel
• Lunch: at a local restaurant in Quilotoa
Accommodation included: Overnight in Latacunga area
Standard: Quinta Colorada
Superior: Hacienda la Cienega

Day 5: Cotopaxi - Drop off in Quito

Stop At: Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador
Cotopaxi Volcano is 5,897 meters high, it's the second-highest peak in the country, and elegantly adorns the Cordillera Real of the Ecuadorian Andes. We will enter the Cotopaxi National Park for a close encounter with the Paramo biodiversity and an ecological explanation of its importance.

After a short hike around Limpiapungo lake, we let the adventure begin! We will continue to the parking lot (4500 m.a.s.l) in order to ascend the First Refugee of the volcano (4810 m.a.s.l). You can rest and eat some hot soup at the refugee or continue the ascent to the Glaciers (depending on weather conditions). After a long day, we head to Quito.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: at the hotel
• Lunch: Typical at a local restaurant
No accommodation included on this day.

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Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
Stroller accessible.
Near public transportation.
Infant seats available.
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions.
Most travelers can participate.
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.
Face masks required for travelers in public areas.
Face masks required for guides in public areas.
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff.
Social distancing enforced throughout experience.
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas.
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.
Guides required to regularly wash hands.
Regular temperature checks for staff.
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

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