QUITO AND SURROUNDS
Explore the world's first World Heritage City
QUITO AND SURROUNDS
QUITO, OTAVALO, THE EQUATOR
5 Days

Beautifully nestled high in the Andes, Quito is the central hub of Ecuador, overlooked by the Pichincha volcano.  The first city awarded World Heritage status and home to the best preserved historic centre in South America, Quito is a HIGHlight of your trip. With many cultural and scenic attractions nearby it blends old and new, nature and architecture to give you an unforgettable experience.

Tour Highlights
  • WORLD HERITAGE QUITO
  • EQUATORIAL FUN
  • OTAVALO MARKET
  • COTOPAXI VOLCANO
  • PRIVATE TOURING

Tour Information
  • Where
    :

    Ecuador, South America

  • When
    :

    Year Round

  • What
    :

    Nature, History and Culture

Equatorial fun


All our journeys visit the Inti nan Solar Museum, built on the equator. Try some unique equatorial experiments: watch water go down drains in both hemispheres, feel the effects of the “Equator Walk”, and try to balance the egg.

Itinerary

Met upon arrival in Quito and transfer to your hotel.

Morning to relax and adjust to the altitude then afternoon guided tour of the World Heritgae city. Start with a great view of the Orellana path and Guapulo Sanctuary. Afterwards, walk through the old city  including the beautiful churches. Then drive 15 km north of Quito, to the Middle of the World where the equatorial line divides the northern and southern hemispheres. Visit the Inti Ñan Museum located in the exact crossing of the equator to have some unique equatorial fun.

Visit the Otavalo Indian Market. The market is famous for its colour, both in the crafts and the clothes worn by the indigenous community.

Drive along “The Volcanoes Avenue” towards the world’s highest active volcano, Cotopaxi. Drive through the Pine forest to Limpiopungo Lake located at 3,800m along the slopes of the volcano. Hike up to the refuge at 4,800m or visit an Indian Market. Return to Quito in the afternoon.

Transfer to the airport.

Pricing and Inclusions
Prices per person
    FROM TWIN SGL
    MERCURE $1,170 $2,180
    CASONA< $1,370 $2,580

     

Inclusions

    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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