16 days in Banos, Riobamba & Quilotoa Itinerary

16 days in Banos, Riobamba & Quilotoa Itinerary

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16 days in Banos, Riobamba & Quilotoa Itinerary

Start: Banos
1
Banos
— 11 nights
Bus:  45​min
2
Riobamba
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Quilotoa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Banos

11
nights
Banos

Banos ©
A trip to Banos, a relatively small town in the picturesque Andean highlands, ensures plenty of chances for outdoor activities like horseback riding, hiking, climbing, canyoning, and mountain biking.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Servi Taxi Banos. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Zoologico de San Martin and Fundacion Los Monos Selva y Vida. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Banos: Ambato (Parque Provincial de la Familia, Juan Benigno Vela Park, &more), Nate Saint House (in Shell) and Puyo (Jardin Botanico las Orquideas, Zoorefugio Tarqui, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron), glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Banos trip planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Cotopaxi International Airport, Mariscal Sucre International Airport and José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Riobamba.

Things to do in Banos

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Ambato, Puyo, Nate Saint House, Las Piscinas de la Virgen
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Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron) ©
Zoologico de San Martin ©
Zoologico de San Martin
Parque Provincial de la Familia ©
Parque Provincial de la Familia

2
nights
Riobamba

Riobamba ©
Riobamba is the capital of the Chimborazo Province in central Ecuador, which is located at the Chambo River Valley of the Andes. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Catedral de Riobamba, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Pro Bici, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Religioso de la Concepcion. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Altar Mountain and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Balbanera.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Riobamba trip maker app .

Getting from Banos to Riobamba by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Quilotoa.

Things to do in Riobamba

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Pro Bici ©
Pro Bici
Iglesia de Balbanera ©
Iglesia de Balbanera

2
nights
Quilotoa

Quilotoa ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Reserva Ecologica Los Ilinizas and then get great views at Shalala Lodge.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Quilotoa trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Riobamba to Quilotoa takes 3.5 hours. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Quilotoa

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Reserva Ecologica Los Ilinizas, Laguna Quilotoa
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Laguna Quilotoa ©
Laguna Quilotoa
Shalala Lodge ©
Shalala Lodge
Reserva Ecologica Los Ilinizas ©
Reserva Ecologica Los Ilinizas