Quilotoa Daily Tour

Quilotoa Daily Tour

Quilotoa Daiky Tour

 

Cotopaxi Tour

 

 

 

 

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DEPARTURES    
  Cotobike  
Wednesday $50 Shared Tour
Friday $50 Shared Tour
Sunday $50 Shared Tour
  Quilotoa & Saquisili Market  
Thursday $50 Shared Tour
Sunday $50 Shared Tour
  Cotopaxi  
Everyday $50 Shared Tour
  Quilotoa  
Everyday $59 Sahred Tour
  Otavalo  
Tuesday $50 Shared Tour
Saturday $50 Shared Tour
  City Line  
Every day $45 Shared Tour
  Mindo  
Friday $50 Shared Tour

 

Cotobike Tour

One Day Tour

It is considerated like the highest active volcano in the world. In native language Cotopaxi means “Cuello de luna “/ Neck of the moon). The form of Cotopaxi Volcano is like a perfect cone. And, it is covered by glacier over the 4800meters.  
The landscape of the park is volcanic, around it exist some “lahares”, depot of ash.

You might visit the Interpretation Center (Mariscal Sucre). After that, we are going to walk from the parking lot to the refuge (José Rivas) for approximately 40minutes (it depends on your fitness). For arriving to the glacier we have to walk for approximately 20minutes more. Then we come back to the parking lot, to take the bikes to go down hill until the Limpiopungo Lake.

Quilotoa & Saquisili Market Tour

One Day Tour

Quilotoa Lake is located in the crater with the same name. It is 165 Km from Quito about 3.5 hours approximately, in the Cotopaxi province. It is inside of the “Los Ilinizas” Ecological Reserve. The border of the crater is a 3610meters above sea level crater and the lake is a 2270meters above sea level. In Kichwa (a native language) Quilotoa comes from two words and means. “kiru” is tooth “diente”,  and  “Toa” is queen “Reina”.

The coler of the water depends on the sky, if there are no clouds, the color is green – turquoise. The water has minerals and you might smell them, it is nor recommended to drink it. The temperature of the water varies between 16 °C and - 1°C / 60°f and 30°f. The depth of the lake is 240m approximately. The form of the lake is nearly elliptical. The diameter of the lake is 3km approximately.

Cotopaxi Tour

One Day Tour

This is a full day tour from Quito to visit the Cotopaxi Volcano, a stunning snow-capped volcano in Ecuador’s countryside. You will have the chance to explore some different areas of Cotopaxi National Park while enjoying unbelievable views of the Cotopaxi Volcano. This full day tour from Quito to Cotopaxi is a great way to escape from the city and return to Quito the same day.

Tour Highlights:

  • Visit Cotopaxi National Park, where you’ll be able to see amazing panoramic views of the famous Cotopaxi Volcano.
  • If you’re lucky, you’ll have the chance to spot some of the park’s majestic native wildlife. Species that call the park home include wolves, rabbits, bears and condors.
  • Embark on a guided exploration of the Limpiopungo Lagoon, a stunning glacial lake in the shadow of the Cotopaxi Volcano.
  • Visit the José Rivas Refuge, the most popular base camp for mountaineers planning to climb the volcano.

    Quilotoa Full Day

    This is a full day tour from Quito to visit the Quilotoa Lagoon, an incredible turquoise-colored lake located inside the caldera of an active volcano. On the way to Quilotoa, you will also stop to enjoy breakfast at the scenic Chuquiragua Lodge, located in the foothills of the Cotopaxi Volcano. This full-day tour is a great way to escape from the city and return to Quito the same day.

    Tour Highlights:

  • On the way to Quilotoa, we’ll stop at a viewing point where you can soak in some views of the famous Cotopaxi Volcano while enjoying a delicious breakfast.
  • Toachi Canyon is a small, gorgeous canyon that is missed by many travelers. We’ll get off the beaten track and make a brief stop here to take some photos and appreciate an exquisite view of the Ecuadorian countryside. (Toachi Canyon)
  • Once we’ve arrived at the Quilotoa Lagoon, we will visit the Shalala Mirador lookout point for some of the most breathtaking views you’ve ever seen.
  • We will take some time to hike down to the shore of this beautiful crystal-blue lagoon.
  • Your guide will bring you to some nearby artisan workshops and museums where you will be able to learn about the local culture and treat yourself to a handmade souvenir.
  • On the return trip, we will visit the Quilotoa Mirador for another beautiful view of the lake.

    CITY LINE - City Tour and Pululahua Volcano

One Day Tour

We start with the Historical Centre of the City where the following attractions will be visited: “El Panecillo”, a beautiful place from where a sight of colonial and modern Quito will be taken; San Francisco and La Basilica churches; Plaza de la Independencia (Independence square), walking through the colonial streets we´ll find the Cathedral, the Government’s Palace and La Compañía Church, where adornments and gold altars can be appreciated.

We will continue to the northern part of the city heading up to the Intiñan Museum where the monument that divides the Northern from the Southern Hemisphere will be observed. We will continue this breathtaking journey to the edge of the active Pululahua volcano, where interestingly people live inside the sleeping crater.

Antisana Tour

One Day Tour

Antisana ecological reserve is home to a wide variety of life zones and is considered as one of the ten "hot spots" of the world by being incorporated in the high basin of the river Napo. It lies between the provinces of Pichincha and Napo. Within some forests and we stop at the skirts of the volcano of the same name, a privileged place for the observation of the Andean Condor. Its highest point in the snow is 5755msnm, the lower point between 3100msnm to 4700 meters above sea level, which is the so-called Condor mirador viewpoint. From here one can regard the Antisana, Cotopaxi, and a part of the volcano Cayambe (depending on climate).

Otavalo Tour

One Day Tour

Driving north of Quito there is the most famous indigenous market of Ecuador: Otavalo, full of traditions and handcrafts. Before arriving to this magic place, you will visit Calderon, a small town famous for “Mazapan” handicrafts. Following the route there is Cayambe, the perfect place to see how people prepare biscuits using a traditional technique. Next stop will be a view point to enjoy the landscape of Imbabura volcano (4610 mts.) and San Pablo lagoon.

Your next and most anxious spot will be the Otavalo market, where you will spend time shopping and relax with your friends. You will fall in love with all the variety of handicrafts.

Then you will go to Cotacachi to have a delicious lunch and explore the leather local work shops for a great landscape ending at Cuicocha´s view point.

Mindo Tour

Mindo Tour

Mindo is a beautiful valley located 2 hours northwest of Quito, behind the Pacific slopes of the Pichincha volcano. This place has a lot of nature and adventure activities. We offer a good mixture of both to give you the best experience.

Once you arrive in Mindo´s cloud forest you will visit a Butterfly farm and Hummingbird feeders, don´t forget your camera. The adventure continues with the Canopying with 13 zip lines of different lengths that range from 20 to 400 mts and with different characteristics for all adventure seekers of all ages. If you prefer a another activity, we also have another option of trekking across the cloud forest to visit a waterfall and a ride in a “Tarabita”(Cable tram). After all these exciting activities we will make a break for lunch. Afterwards we will leave Mindo towards Quito but first are going to visit another special spot to view hummingbirds, butterflies and posibibly we can spot some Tanagers and Toucans.

(This trip can be extended for 2 days for a better chance to spot more birds and butterflies)

Papallacta Tour

One Day Tour

We will drive to Termas de Papallacta SPA, Resort and Convention Center is located 40 miles east of Quito, the capital city of Ecuador in the heart of South America. Perched on a high Andean valley at the entrance route to the Ecuadorian Amazon jungle, the spa - resort offers its visitors health, recreation, adventure and rest. Whether relaxing in the thermal baths, indulging in pampering spa treatments.

Tourist Bus Old City & Half Of The World

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We start north of the city with a sightseeing tour along the most important shopping areas, where most of the hotels in Quito are. Then we go to the Historic Center to visit the Church of the Basilica del Voto Nacional, where we will make a brief stop and explanation, later to reach the Plaza de la Independencia, where through a pedestrian route will see the Cathedral, the Palace Government, the Archbishop's Palace and the Church of the Company, reknown for its stunning ornaments and gold altars, we will continue until the Church of San Francisco, built in the seventeenth century. (Entrance fees to the churches are not included). We then head to the Mirador del Panecillo (entrance included) recognized for its beauty, where you can admire a beautiful landscape of colonial and modern Quito.
After the tour passengers can return to their hotel or have time for lunch in the Zona Rosa of the city known as La Mariscal to continue in the afternoon optionally with Middle of the World.

All this aboard our original Trolleys, which are a replica of the trams circulating in Quito last century.

City Line, Centro Histórico y Pululahua

One Day Tour

En este recorrido visitaremos la maravillosa ciudad de Quito y mìtica zona de la Mitad del Mundo, para ello iniciaremos en el Centro Històrico de esta ciudad milenaria, donde recorreremos la tradicional Calle de las 7 Cruces, empezando desde la Basìlica del Voto Nacional, pasando por la famosa Plaza Grande y los palacios Arsobispal, Municipal y Gubernamental, la Catedral Metropolinata hasta la Iglesia La Compañia de Jesús, nos desviaremos hacia importante plaza de San Francisco cerrando un recorrido llenos de muchos edificios historicos y religiosos importantes para Quito, Ecuador y latinoamerica.

Continuamos el tour en la cumbre del cerro Panecillo, el cual es el mirador perfecto para apreciar la ciudad de Quito en todo su explendor. Luego avanzamos hacia la zona equinoccial, es decir el lugar donde el mundo se divide en dos, hemosferio norte y sur, para ello visitaremos en lúdico museo Intiñan. Para cerrar este tiempo increible visitaremos el Volcán Pululahua, el cual es el uno de los cràteres mas grandes del planeta, pero eso no es todo, te asombraras al ver gente viviendo dentro de la caldera volcánica.

 

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