ECUADOR TO ITS FULLEST
Quito to coast along the Avenue of Volcanoes
ECUADOR TO ITS FULLEST
QUITO, OTAVALO, THE EQUATOR, BANOS, CUENCA, GUAYAQUIL
10 Days

A delightful journey by rail and road through traditional towns and markets following under the watchful of eye of the magnificient Andean volcanoes, your constant companion.

Tour Highlights
  • QUITO
  • MIDDLE OF THE WORLD
  • OTAVALO MARKET
  • COTOPAXI VOLCANO
  • BANOS
  • DEVIL’S NOSE TRAIN RIDE
  • COLONIAL CUENCA
  • PRIVATE TOURING

Tour Information
  • Where
    :

    Ecuador, South America

  • When
    :

    Year Round

  • What
    :

    Nature, History and Culture

The Andes

Soaring mountains and colourful locals give a special atmosphere to the region.
History abounds: sacred sites and buildings, mix with colonial haciendas UNESCO cities of Cuenca and Quito are matched by fertile valleys and cloud forest mountains.

Add the Amazon

Covering nearly half of Ecuador the iconic Amazon region is known for its ethnic groups and rich diversity of flora and fauna. The north is favoured by travellers, with the south being more for serious adventurists.
Ask us for options to add The Amazon to your journey.

Itinerary

Met upon arrival and tranfer to your hotel.

Morning to relax and adjust to the altitude then have a private tour of the World Heritage city. After drive north to the Middle of the World where the equatorial line divides the northern and southern hemispheres. Visit the Inti Ñan Museum located on the equator line to have some unique equatorial fun.

Drive north through the lakes area sampling traditional Andean delights along the way and over lunch. Visit a project where women share with you the history and crafts of their culture. Wander the Otavalo Market, one of the most famous Indian markets in South America.

Board the Liberty Train for a 30km ride to Salinas.
The train combines comfort with adventure, through some of the best landscapes in the north. Visit the happy Afro-Ecuadorian community of Mascarillas who will share their history and music with you. Lunch is served before heading to your hacienda near Cotopaxi.

Touring through Cotopaxi NP to Limpiopungo, a glacial Andean lake, along the slope of the volcano. Here you will have a magnificent view of the volcano. Then visit an organic rose plantation.
Ecuador is one of the world’s largest flower exporter and its mainly roses. You’ll see and hear how and why and then join staff for a unique rose seasoned lunch before driving to beautiful Banos located in a valley with waterfalls and hot springs.

Morning at leisure to try out some of the activities or walk the trails. In the afternoon you’ll be driven to Riobamba to be ready for tomorrow’s early start.

Ride on the famous “Devil’s Nose” train, a masterpiece of railway engineering, know as the most difficult railway in the world, descending 500m in just 30 minutes. After lunch visit Ingapirca ruins, the best preserved Inca ruins in Ecuador, before arriving in
colonial Cuenca.

Morning tour of this magnificent World Heritage city.
A maze of picturesque plazas, narrow cobblestone streets, white washed buildings, and 52 impressive churches (one for each Sunday) can make you think
that time has stood still here. Cuenca is also home
to the Panama Hat, and there are plenty of places to grab a local souvenir. Afternoon at leisure.

Drive along the spectacular Cajas road. The road reaches 4,000m, through beautiful Paramo landscape before descending to the coast city of Guayaquil, Ecuador’s second city and gateway to the Galapagos Islands. Brief city tour before arriving at the hotel.

After breakfast transfer to the airport.

Pricing and Inclusions
Prices per person
    FROM TWIN SINGLE
    COMFORT< $3,540 $6,170
    INDULGE< $4,270 $7,320

    All prices are per person based on twin share.
    Subject to availability and seasonal increases
    Valid for travel till May 2018

    INCLUSIONS
    Good quality, well located private accommodation
    All transfers with English speaking driver/guide
    Meals as listed (B,L,D)
    Sightseeing as listed with English speaking guides

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