in De Octubre 1820 Ave. & Luis Cordero Street 12, La Floresta Zone, Av. Republica E 2-137, Calle Azuay, Av. Amazonas N43-197 y Rio Coca, (Sector Jipijapa – Plaza de Toros Quito) , Avenida Naciones Unidas y Avenida Republica De El Salvador, N36-212, President Wilson E8-22 & Avenida 6 De Diciembre, , Pan-American Highway, Quito, Quito, Ecuador, Avenida Orellana E 6-54, Calle Reina Victoria, Avenue Tarqui E1-206 y Luis Felipe Borja, Wilson E9-80 y Tamayo, Quito, Ecuador

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


De Octubre 1820 Ave. & Luis Cordero Street 12, La Floresta Zone, Av. Republica E 2-137, Calle Azuay, Av. Amazonas N43-197 y Rio Coca, (Sector Jipijapa – Plaza de Toros Quito) , Avenida Naciones Unidas y Avenida Republica De El Salvador, N36-212, President Wilson E8-22 & Avenida 6 De Diciembre, , Pan-American Highway, Quito, Quito, Ecuador, Avenida Orellana E 6-54, Calle Reina Victoria, Avenue Tarqui E1-206 y Luis Felipe Borja, Wilson E9-80 y Tamayo, Quito, Ecuador

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Overview
  • The Avenue of the Volcanoes from Quito towards Cuenca is an unforgettable adventure that you can’t miss if you travel to Ecuador. On this tour you’ll enjoy the highlights of the Andes. Mountain slopes in different shades of green and gold give way to snow-capped peaks.

Location
  • Around:
    • De Octubre 1820 Ave. & Luis Cordero Street 12, La Floresta Zone
    • Av. Republica E 2-137, Calle Azuay
    • Av. Amazonas N43-197 y Rio Coca, (Sector Jipijapa – Plaza de Toros Quito)
    • Avenida Naciones Unidas y Avenida Republica De El Salvador, N36-212
    • President Wilson E8-22 & Avenida 6 De Diciembre,
    • Pan-American Highway
    • Quito, Quito, Ecuador
    • Avenida Orellana E 6-54, Calle Reina Victoria
    • Avenue Tarqui E1-206 y Luis Felipe Borja
    • Wilson E9-80 y Tamayo
    • Quito, Ecuador
  • Pickup: Traveler pickup is offered
    If the hotel is not listed, please send the information and we will arrange the pick up.

    Airports

    • Mariscal Sucre Airport, Quito Ecuador



Categories
  • Cultural Tours
  • Multi-day Tours
  • 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
  • Private Sightseeing Tours
  • Bus & Minivan Tours

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

Additional
  • Price per person: $954.87
  • Size: 1 - 15 people
  • Discount: 0%
  • Languages: English - Guide

Inclusion
  • Professional licensed tour guide (English/Spanish).
    Private transportation.
    4 nights accommodation.
    Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast 4, L=lunch 5, D=dinner 0).
    All taxes, fees and handling charges.
    Entry/Admission - Cotopaxi Volcano.
    Entry/Admission - Ingapirca Archaeological Complex

Exclusion
  • Gratuities.
    Travel insurance (Available to purchase).
    Train tickets $33 adults and $25 seniors 65+ or children 11-.
    Entry/Admission - Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron)

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

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

Itinerary

Day 1: Quito - Quilotoa Lake - Indigenous Market

Pass By: Avenida De Los Volcanes, Riobamba Ecuador
From Quito we’ll travel south direction through the famous "Avenue of the Volcanos" to Quilotoa. On the drive we'll 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. In order to get in touch with local communities a visit to a local indigenous market will be arranged depending on the week day.

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Cotopaxi - Baños

Stop At: Cotopaxi Volcano, Tanicuchi Ecuador
Cotopaxi Volcano is 5,897 meters high, it's 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 a ecological explanation of its importance. After a short hike, let the adventure begin! We will continue to the parking lot (4500 m. above sea level) 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 and/or continue the ascent to the Glaciers (depending on weather conditions).
Duration: 0

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: Baños and Waterfalls Route

Stop At: Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron), Rio Verde - 18Km From Banos, Banos Ecuador
After a half an hour drive, we will take a short hike to visit the "Treehouse" where the National Geographic photo contest winner was taken. Then we will will continue our drive for about 45 minutes, making several stops along the waterfalls route, before reaching “Pailon del Diablo” waterfall. After a two kilometer hike we will get to this magical place, one of the top ten largest waterfalls found in Ecuador.
Duration: 0

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 4: Chimborazo - Riobamba

Stop At: Mount Chimborazo, Ecuador
From Baños, we will drive for about two hours to visit Chimborazo Wildlife refuge, Chimborazo is the highest peak in Ecuador and the highest peak in the world measured from the center of the earth. There we have the chance to take a one-hour hour hike up to the second refuge, nearly 16,000 feet (4,875 m.a.s.l). This is 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 advance bikers. (Optional activity for an extra cost).
Duration: 0

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 5: Devil's Nose Train - Ingapirca - Cuenca

Stop At: Ingapirca Archaeological Complex, Ingapirca Ecuador
From Riobamba you’ll travel 60 miles south to the town of Alausi. There you'll experience one of the most interesting attractions in our country. At 11:00am you'll board "The Devil’s Nose Train". In its day it was considered one of the greatest feats of railroad engineering that the world had seen. Then we will continue to 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. After a we will drive to Cuenca.
Duration: 0

No meals included on this day.
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.
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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