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.ItineraryDay 1: Cuenca - Ingapirca - RiobambaStop 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 hourStop 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
Accommodation included: Overnight at Casa 1881Day 2: Riobamba - Baños - Route of the WaterfallsStop 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
• Lunch: Lunch at local restaurant
Accommodation included: Overnight at Aldea Real or Villa del PeñonDay 3: Puyo and the Amazon RainforestStop 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
• Lunch: At the local indigenous community, packed lunch available under request
Accommodation included: Overnight at Aldea Real or Villa del PeñonDay 4: Baños - Devil's Nose Train - CuencaStop 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
No accommodation included on this day.
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair 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"
Duración: 4 Days
Lugar de comienzo:
Traveler pickup is offered
If the hotel is not listed, please provide the address after booking.
Cancelaciones y devoluciones:
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.