Cuenca to Quito via Avenue of the Volcanos


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Activity Level



Hiking and Walking, Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Nature and Wildlife


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



Spanish (fluent), English (fluent)

Cuenca to/from Quito via Avenue of the Volcanos

We offer you a great alternative that lets you enjoy the stunning scenery of the Andes while getting to your destination. Inca ruins, Indigenous markets, Volcanoes, country hacienda life, volcanic craters and more. You can start this trip either in Quito or in Cuenca


Day 1: Departure from Cuenca - Ingapirca Ruins - Alausi
We will explore the most important Canari-Inca site in Ecuador. There we will have the chance to explore the only elliptical temple of the sun made of perfectly carved stones.

Day 2: Devil's Nose Train - Riobamba - Banos
One of the finest and most daring feats of engineering that the world had seen. Descending switchbacks down a shear the train connects the Andes mountains to the coast. Then we will drive to Baños, depending on the weather conditions we might see Chimborazo, the heights volcano in Ecuador,

Day 3: Full day in Baños
We will explore the famous "Waterfalls Route" including the Pailon del Diablo. We will also visit the tree house from where we will have the chance to enjoy the view of the Tunguragua volcano.

Day 4: Quilotoa Lake - Indigenous Market - Quito
Depending on the day of the week we might have the chance to include an indigenous market. Then we will drive through the Ecuadorian highlands visit Quilotoa lake. Drop off in Quito

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I can pick you at any hotel or address in Cuenca

End location: I will drop you off at any location in Quito area

Duration: 4 days

This tour can be customized to suit you time. We recommend to do it in 2 to 7 days


SUV Type

What’s Included

My service as you personal tour guide/driver
Transportation SUV type
Fuel surcharges

Estimated Local Cash Needed

500 Dollars - There are other fees that you pay in cash. Entrance fees, tickets, meals, accommodation, etc.

What’s Extra

Entrance fees


Please inquiry if you have any special request, I can customize the tour according to your needs.

A Recent Review of this tour

Javier was an exceptional tour guide. He is kind, knowledgeable, friendly, easy to be with, and created an amazing experience for us as we traveled between Cuenca and Quito. I appreciate everything he did for us.
Jennifer H.

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