Tour Route of the Cascades

The Route of the Cascades is a major tourist attractions of Ecuador. Dubbed as the Pastaza Corridor, that has a variety of waterfalls and highly spectacular, magical nature trails and hanging bridges. Located in the city of Baños de Agua Santa is home to more than 60 waterfalls, a paradise full of magic and a totally unique environment where you can experience nature and see the impressive waterfalls of crystal clear water and cold.

Data of interest

  • 1 person:$ 289 USD
  • 2 people:$ 240 USD
  • 3 people or more:$ 80 USD per person
  • Children 6 to 12 years:Half of the adult fare
  • VIP Upgrade:$ USD
  • Departs from:Hotel in Quito
  • Duration:2 days
  • Departure time:09:00
  • Guidance:Included
  • Private transportation:Included
  • Accommodations:Not included
  • Food:Not included
  • Drinks:Not included
  • Museum tickets:Not included
  • Park tickets:Not included
  • Travel Insurance:Not included



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Day 1

Departure from Quito toward the city of Baños de Agua Santa, valleys interesting cross between picturesque villages and communities. Baños is a small city located in the province of Tunhuragua, 180km from Quito. It is the ideal place to rest and the starting point for exploring the outdoors Ecuador. 

Upon arrival we drive to hotel where we will taste delicious lunch with typical local dishes. In the afternoon visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Holy Water, built with black and red volcanic rock environment. The temple is visited by thousands of devotees and tourists romeriantes. We will continue to pools and medicinal hot springs emerging from the bowels of the volcano Tungurahua. It is one of the main attractions of the city of Bath for their healing powers.

At nightfall we will return to the hotel.

Day 2

After breakfast, very early in the morning we head towards the waterfall Agoyan, located 7 kilometers from the city of Bath in the parish of Ulba. It is formed by the waters of the Rio Pastaza, his fall 40 meters, offers visitors a great natural spectacle. Then continue along the Baños-Puyo road to Cascada Manto de la Novia, formed with the waters of the rattle, named for its resemblance to a veil of a bride. Here we cross a suspension bridge over 100 m. length that is on the Pastaza River, to the foot of this wonderful waterfall where you can swim, take pictures and admire the wonderful landscape.

Continue to Pailon del Diablo Cascade, known as the most impressive waterfall and has been named as the tenth of the highest waterfalls in the world. Here we make a descent on the Green River trail through orchids, hydrangeas and semi-jungle vegetation, which reaches a suspension bridge, where we find the very edge of the waterfall. The Devil's Pailón is formed by the confluence of the rivers Chambo and chips. Then visit the Machay Falls, located 2 km from Rio Verde. It offers a dramatic drop of 40 meters, also consists of a cloud forest, suitable for bird watching and orchids.

Before the end of our tour we will visit the Cascade Hair of the Virgin, located in within the urban area and is visible from anywhere in the city of Baños. Its clean and transparent waters symbolize the hair of the Virgen de Agua Santa, here are can appreciate a beautiful landscape, surrounded by a great number of birds. In the afternoon return to Quito.

It recommended lead

Insect repellent, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, binoculars, light clothing and fresh, and comfortable shoes.

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