Private tour

From Quito: Baños and Upper Amazon Day Trip

4.3 / 5

4 reviews

Activity provider: Ecuador Best Tours
Private tour

From Quito: Baños and Upper Amazon Day Trip

Activity provider: Ecuador Best Tours

From US$ 154 per person

Enjoy a private day trip to Baños, considered one of the most outstanding Ecuadorian highlights, escorted by knowledgeable local tour guides. Explore the Andes and the Tropical Rainforest in one day.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pick up is at your hotel or address within Quito's district, at 7:30 a.m. Please be ready at the lobby of your hotel 5 minutes before the activity starts. If you are staying at an individual address, please be out on the street just 5 minutes before the activity starts.
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  • Drive through the Avenue of the Volcanoes and admire stunning mountains
  • Take exciting walks through pristine tropical rainforests full of vegetation
  • Practice exciting adrenaline sports right in front of towering waterfalls
  • Discover friendly and welcoming people and learn about local lifestyles
  • See the world-famous Devil's Cauldron waterfall and take in gorgeous scenery
Full description

Enjoy a unique day trip to Baños de Agua Santa, and see the beautiful volcanoes of Ecuador, waterfalls, the cloud forest, and the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest.

Visit Baños de Agua Santa, a city located at 1,820 meters above sea level (5,971 ft), south of Quito on the north-eastern flanks of the Tungurahua Volcano (5,000 m / 16,404 ft), with natural hot springs downtown, and a natural entrance to the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest. Be picked up at 7:30 am from your hotel in Quito to start an incredible adventure. Admire beautiful volcanoes on the way, like Antisana, Los Ilinizas, Cotopaxi, and Tungurahua.

Arrive to start a walk through the charming streets of Baños around 10:15 am, and take time to visit the monastery of the "Virgin of Agua Santa”, and see paintings that describe different eruptions of the Tungurahua Volcano, whose volcanic activity started again in 1999. Drive towards the beautiful and stunning “Avenue of the Waterfalls”; beginning with a stop in front of the Agoyan Hydroelectric Dam, and walk towards the local community of "Río Blanco" to appreciate the beauty of the cloud forest.

Cross the Pastaza River Canyon on a cable car that rides a 500 meters-long-cable to visit the "Manto de la Novia" waterfall, learn all about the local people's lifestyle, and take a hike down to the river. Stop at the viewpoint of the "San Jorge" waterfall, and recover energy with a tasty lunch.

Visit the world-famous Devil's Cauldron or "Pailón del Diablo" waterfall, and see some of the Amazon's vegetation.

Arrive back in Quito approximately at 6:30 pm, after having enjoyed more than four different microclimates on the same day.

  • Private Transportation
  • Certified English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Drinks
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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What to bring

  • Camera
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear
  • Insect repellent

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine.
Customer reviews

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4.3 /5

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It was a fantastic tour, especially if you are short on time in Ecuador and want to see a lot and little bit of everything, but would recommend it also for people with longer stay. Our guide Luis, was one of the best guides I ever had, he was competent, flexible, funny and well-informed. The trip felt really relaxed and enjoyable even though its a long trip with much to see. Thank you Luis for givning us a great day and a strong wish to come back to Ecuador to explore more! /Frida

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November 1, 2022


October 13, 2022

Very cool daytrip to Baños. Totally different landscape, very green. Also THIS is the place for daredevils, lots of activties like cablecar, airswing canopy etc,

May 15, 2022


Product ID: 412928