Baños, Route of the Waterfalls and Amazon Rainforest
Private tour: Any day
Duration: 4 days
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 and an animal rescue center in the Amazon. The perfect opportunity to explore the contrasts of Ecuador.
Visit the largest Inca archaeological site in Ecuador
Ride the famous Devil's Nose Train
Explore the Avenue of Volcanoes
Stroll Baños and waterfalls route
Visit the Amazon Rainforest
Day 1: Cuenca - Ingapirca - Riobamba
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”. Along side are courtyards, terraces and various other ruins we will also explore.
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.
Day 2: Riobamba - Baños - Route of the Waterfalls
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.
Day 3: Puyo and the Amazon Rainforest
We will visit Puyo and Cotococha area to immerse 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 "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.
Day 4: Baños - Devil's Nose Train - Cuenca
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.
This itinerary is designed to give you an idea of the activities you can choose from. This trip can be customized to suit your needs, tastes, time frame and budget. You have the flexibility to make any changes that you prefer together with your guide who will advise what activities fit together in the time allowed.
Bilingual guide (English/Spanish)
Breakfast and lunch
Activities as listed in the itinerary
Any other service not mentioned herein
Tours of 1 to 5 passengers, a bilingual guide will also be the driver.
Tours of more than 5 passengers, a driver and a bilingual guide will be provided.
Riobamba: Casa 1881 / 1 night
Baños: Villa del Peñon / 2 nights
Riobamba: Abraspungo / 1 night
Baños: Sangay Spa Hotel / 2 nights.
*Passengers requesting a hotel in another category, please consult.
Raincoat or rain poncho
Clothes for warm and cool weather
Warm hat and gloves
Prices (Per person)