Altough Quito has activities for several days, there are also places worth visiting just outside Quito at a relative short distance, in different directions towards the country side and surroundings of the capital city. Where Quito can be an excellent base for day tours or over night tours close to Quito.
MIndo day tour from Quito,this day, you will enjoy a unique and comfy experience, we will pick you up from your hotel in Quito or from any of the airport hotels at 8am to start with this adventure, while driving towards the north end of Quito, you will go through different neighborhoods and have the chance to see part of the long narrow city and its intricate topography.
Our first stop will be at the Pululahua inhabited crater and geo-botanical reserve to observe it from a panoramic lookout and learn some facts about this interesting place. Next
There are four main ways to get from the Quito Airport to Baños, they all have advantages and disadvantages, that we mention on this short but helpfull article and, hope you make the best decision for getting from Quito airport to Baños
1.- Bus 2.- Tour3.- Transfer services/Taxi 4.- Private Transportation, car rental
Mindo is a town that lies between the mountains and the Ecuadorian coast, and at the same time has the soul of an Amazon forest. We can say that it brings together things from the three regions of Ecuador. Relatively close to the capital, within a two and a half hours drive from Quito, with a warm and humid climate and an overflowing nature is the closest cloud forest from Quito.
1.-Ecuador is the only country named after an imaginary line. 2.-The country where Panama hat is genuinely from! 3.- The place where constellations from the two hemispheres can be seen! 4.- Exactly where the two hemispheres meet! 5.- Ecuador the real Banana Republic! 6.- Guinea Pig or Cuy, an Ecuadorian delicacy! 7.- Home to three heritage sites! 8.- The only country in South America that uses the US dollar as an official currency!
10.- Home to the highest volcano measured from the center of the earth
According to statistics Baños is the city of Tungurahua with the least amount of robbery and crime in general.
Baños locals, understand that if a tourist has a good experience, that tourist will bring many more tourists afterwards. Therefore, safety and good service is taken care of as much as possible by the people of Baños. Of course crime exists as in most parts of the world, and Baños Ecuador is not the exception.
Heads up travelers! Believe it or not, the Official Ecuadorian Currency is the US dollar, a great advantage and ease to travel to Ecuador and its Galapagos Islands, without having to worry about exchanging currency and doing numbers! A big go go for tourism!
Baños de Agua Santa, is the melting pot of Ecuadors Adventure sports, due to its green mountain surroundings, and deep canyons, making perfect natural settings and attractions as, waterfalls, and rivers perfect for several adventure sports as rafting, canyoning, ziplines, swings, hikes, bicycle rides, motorcycle rentals, and much more.
Quilotoa Lake, is the volcano located furthermost west of the Ecuadorian Andes, inside its crater has formed a caldera with about 2 kms (0.6miles) of diameter, 250m (820ft) deep and 3914m (12850 ft) above sea level. The lake with the same name was formed inside this crater´s caldera, “Quilotoa”.
It is considered one of the ten most beautiful lakes around the world according to an article puplished by Condé Nast Traveller.