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Baños Private Guided 4-day tour from Cuenca

We take you to some of the most important attractions in Ecuador, including Inca ruins, the Devil's Nose Train, Avenue of the Volcanoes, Baños, Waterfalls Route, a canoe ride and animal rescue center in the Amazon. This is a perfect opportunity to appreciate the contrasts and diversity of this country.

per adult from

$900

AUD

Duration

4 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • 3 nights accommodation
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Professional Guide/Driver
    What's excluded :
    • Dinners and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Train Tickets $ 33 adult or $ 25 seniors and kids

  • Day 1: Cuenca - Ingapirca - Riobamba

    Stop At: Ingapirca, Ingapirca, Canar Province
    In the morning your tour guide will pick you up at your hotel or meeting place. We will then take you on a 90-minute drive to Ingapirca. On the way, you will experience the enchanting highlands and beautiful scenery of the Southern Andes of Ecuador. Ingapirca is the most important Inca structure in the country. It consists of a main elliptical platform known as the “Sun’s Temple”. Alongside are courtyards, terraces, and various other ruins we will also explore.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Colta, Colta, Chimborazo Province
    After lunch at a local restaurant, we will continue on the Pan-American highway to Riobamba. Along the way, we will stop at Colta, a small town where the Spanish founded the first city in Ecuador. Here you will also find "Balbanera" the first catholic church built by the Spanish. We will also visit a local artisan that makes "Tagua crafts" also known as natural ivory.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Casa 1881

    Day 2: Riobamba - Baños - Route of the Waterfalls

    Stop At: Banos, Banos, Tungurahua Province
    Drive from Riobamba to Baños through the Avenue of the Volcanoes. Weather permitting, we will admire the snow-capped mountains. This includes Tungurugua, Altar, and Chimborazo, the highest peak in Ecuador.



    Upon arrival in Baños, we will visit the Tree House with the swing of the "End of the World". Later on, we will drive for about an hour, making several stops along the "Route of the Waterfalls". After a two-kilometer hike we will reach the “Pailon del Diablo” waterfall, one of the ten largest waterfalls found in Ecuador. We will then check you in at your hotel. You are free to enjoy the rest of the afternoon at the hot springs or take a walk to explore the city and surroundings on your own.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Lunch at local restaurant
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Aldea Real or Villa del Peñon

    Day 3: Puyo and the Amazon Rainforest

    Stop At: Puyo, Puyo, Pastaza Province
    We will visit Puyo and Cotococha area to immerse ourselves into the Amazon Rainforest. Once there, we will visit a local Quichua family to learn about their traditions and culture. We will also have the opportunity to take a smooth canoe ride down the river with a local expert guide (This activity is optional).

    Later we will have the chance to visit the "Yanacocha Rescue Center". Here you will not only be able to see the local fauna but also learn about the important work being done to benefit its conservation.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: At the local indigenous community, packed lunch available under request
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Aldea Real or Villa del Peñon

    Day 4: Baños - Devil's Nose Train - Cuenca

    Stop At: Alausi, Alausi, Chimborazo Province
    We will leave early in the morning to Alausi. In this charming town, you will take the train known as "The Devil’s Nose". In its day it was considered one of the greatest feats of engineering that the world had ever seen.
    This railway was built in 1899 with the intent of linking the coastal city of Guayaquil with the highlands capital of Quito. This amazing ride traverses and descends an almost perpendicular mountain face by using switchbacks.

    After a trip full of adventure and culture, we will return to Cuenca.
    Duration: 9 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    If the hotel is not listed, please provide the address after booking.
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • 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
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Cuenca Bestours Tour Operator

Activity ID: V-28838P13

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