Possibly one of the most important and beautiful natural attractions in the Cotopaxi Province of Ecuador. The Quilotoa crater lake is one of the most impressive natural wonders of this Province. A marvelous view to the lake from the lookout point located at the top of its rim will make you go WOW. This fantastic seven color turquoise toned lake is considered to be, one of the 13 most beautiful lakes around the globe. Not only the lake has an special beauty but also its local indigenous people and its surroundings makes this, an special place.
Mindo day tour from Quito is a full day packed with different activities and things to do in Mindo. Where you will be picked up from your accommodation in Quito and explore Mindo for one full day. Hop on with us and discover the beauty of Mindo cloud forest tour the best way you can discover Ecuador. The Mindo cloud forest is the pearl of a transition ecosystem where birds, amphybians, mammals, plants and trees have manage to live in a simbiotic state. Cloud forests are one of the rarests ecosystems in the world, and among the most endangered. This beautiful forest are defined by their nearly constant inmersion in a layer of clouds. Creating a unique cool wet climate for plants and animals living there. Cloud forests are known for their high biodiversity, an incredible number of birds, plants and animals living in this ambience and many of them are current nowhere in the planet.
Papallacta is the perfect place to get away from the noisy city of Quito and spend a day realxing and pampering yourself, surrounded by nature in a peaceful ecosystem called the Paramo. Papallacta is located, at a short drive from Quito, only one hour and fouty five minutes towards the east of Quito
Baños elevation is more or less at 1800m (5904ft) and its located on the province with the same name as the volcano “Tungurahua” the town of Baños is located right underneath the North Estern side of the Tungurahua volcano and to the East of Ambato, which is the capital city of the Tungurahua province In Baños indigenous traditions and modern customs of American and foreign visitors are mixed. The tourist city of Baños is located in a valley with waterfalls and hot springs next to the Tungurahua volcano with a height of 5,016 meters.
Cotopaxi volcano is one of the most iconic and photographed volcanoes in South America, its the second highes active volcano. The meaning of Cotopaxi is the combination of two words Coto means neck and Paxi means moon in the Quichua (inca language), therefore, the translation would be “Neck of the Moon”. On a clear summer night, the moon seems to be seating on top of the crater, and looks like a human head and the snow looks like a neck and a poncho this is the reason why it is called, "Neck of the moon".