7 days in Chimborazo Province, Banos & Cotopaxi Province Itinerary

7 days in Chimborazo Province, Banos & Cotopaxi Province Itinerary

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Fly to José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport, Drive to Alausi
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Alausi
— 1 night
Drive
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Banos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Quilotoa
— 1 night
Drive to Cotopaxi International Airport, Fly to Quebec City

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Alausi

— 1 night
Alausí is a town in the Chimborazo province of Ecuador.HistoryDuring the Spanish conquest of Ecuador, the city was named by Sebastián de Belalcázar as San Pedro de Alausí, giving the city the name of the saint of the day, coinciding with the founding of the city of Quito. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): browse the fresh offerings at Thursday Market. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Monumento a la Libertad, take some stellar pictures from Mirador de San Pedro, then don't miss a visit to El Reloj Publico, and finally don't miss a visit to Estacion Ferrocarril.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Alausi trip itinerary builder.

Quebec City, Canada to Alausi is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Quebec City in March; daily highs in Alausi reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Banos.

Things to do in Alausi

Shopping

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Banos

— 2 nights
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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Cascada EL Pailon, get outside with Canopy doble puerta del cielo, and then catch a ride with Servi Taxi Banos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoologico de San Martin, and then stop by Mundo Verde.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Banos trip planner.

You can drive from Alausi to Banos in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Quilotoa.

Things to do in Banos

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Transportation
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Quilotoa

— 1 night
On the 7th (Sat), get great views at Shalala Lodge and then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Quilotoa.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Quilotoa online travel planner.

Getting from Banos to Quilotoa by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Quilotoa

Nature · Parks

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Chimborazo Province travel guide

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Biking Trails · Mountains · Churches
Chimborazo is a province in the central Ecuadorian Andes. It is a home to a section of Sangay National Park. The capital is Riobamba. The province contains Chimborazo (6,267 m), Ecuador's highest mountain.CantonsThe province is divided into 10 cantons. The following table lists each with its population at the time of the 2001 census, its area in square kilometres (km²), and the name of the canton seat or capital.Town's in the province include Cacha.DemographicsEthnic groups as of the Ecuadorian census of 2010: Mestizo 58.4%Indigenous 38.0%White 2.2%Afro-Ecuadorian 1.1%Montubio 0.3%Other 0.1%

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Cotopaxi Province travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Volcanos · Lookouts
Cotopaxi is one of the provinces of Ecuador. The capital is Latacunga. The province contains the Cotopaxi Volcano, an intermittent volcano with a height of 19,388 feet.CantonsThe province is divided into 7 cantons. The following table lists each canton with its population (per the 2001 census), its area in square kilometres (km²), and the name of the canton seat (capital).DemographicsEthnic groups as of the Ecuadorian census of 2010: Mestizo 72.1%Indigenous 22.1%White 2.3%Montubio 1.8%Afro-Ecuadorian 1.7%Other 0.1%

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