Cotopaxi, Ecuador

1+ Days
Visit the world's highest active volcano and the windswept highland plains of Ecuador here in the heart of the Avenue of Volcanoes. Popular as a day trip but even better as a multi-day experience, Cotopaxi National Park is just 2 hours south of Quito.

Mindo, Ecuador

1+ Days
A tropical cloud forest paradise located just 2.5 hours NW of Quito. Highlights here include zip lining, chocolate tasting tours, waterfall hikes, butterfly house, and bird watching. A popular day trip from Quito

Otavalo, Ecuador

1+ Days
Home to South America's largest traditional market, Otavalo is just 2 hours north of Quito. The market is largest on Saturdays but does run daily & the area offers much more than shopping. Hike alongside crater lakes, ride horseback through the rolling hills, or catch a flight demonstration featuring birds of prey at the nearby Parque Condor.

Quilotoa, Ecuador

1+ Days
A stunning aquamarine crater lake located along the scenic Quilotoa Loop. This area is well known as a day-hiker's paradise. As a day trip, you will have time to explore the crater lake and, depending on the day of the week, enjoy a stop by a local traditional market. If you choose to overnight here, options expand to include horseback riding, a glimpse into the cloud forest, and trips down into the Toachi Canyon.