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Come and experience the mysteries and enchantments of Ecuador. We traverse the highlands of Ecuador with dramatic landscapes, a wonderland of snowcapped mountains, volcanic peaks, spectacular lakes with a rich history and culture that mirrors the diverse landscape.

 

DAY 01 :  Quito 

 

Breakfast. Reception at the Airport and transfer to the hotel. Lodging. 

 

DAY 02: Quito / Tour to Otavalo

 

Breakfast. Departing from Quito on the Pan-American North Highway, you'll make a brief stop in Calderon, a town where the famous 'masapan' dolls are made. If time allows, you'll make a second stop at the highway's mirador to admire and take pictures of the beautiful landscape and snow capped mountains of the zone. Crossing the equatorial line at Guachala (used to be the middle of the world monument), you'll head up to Otavalo and make a stop at Mira Lago to take pictures of the beautiful San Pablo lake. The tour then continues to Otavalo where the Otavalenos (natives) set up a market in which a bartering manner of shopping is occurs. The market hosts a variety of different handcrafted items. Return to Quito. Lodging 

 

DAY 03: Quito - Equator Line

 

Breakfast. We'll take you on a guided city tour includes visits to the Basilica Church. 

Walking through the colonial streets we will then stop at the Independence Plaza admiring the Cathedral, the Government’s Palace, and the archiepiscopal palace.  Furthermore, we will visit La Compañia Church where adornments and gold altars can be appreciated, a visit to the Sagrario Church and San Francisco which was built in the XVII century will be also done (entrance is not included). Then we will be heading to the “Panecillo Mirador” (entrance is included) a beautiful place from where a sight of colonial and modern Quito will be enjoyed.

We will continue at the northern part of the city heading up to the “Middle of the World City” (entrance is included) where the monument that divides the Northern Hemisphere from the Southern Hemisphere will be visited. It was built during the XVII century when a French Expedition defined the precise location of the equatorial line. The Ethnographic Museum can also be visited (entrance is not included) 

 

DAY 04:   Quito Riobamba

 

 Breakfast, after departure from Quito through the ¨Avenue of the Volcanoes¨ admiring the beautiful Andean landscape which is a great opportunity to take pictures, brief stop at the Cotopaxi National Park (entrance is not included), lunch  is included, arrival to Riobamba and accommodation in a typical hacienda of the region, dinner.


DAY 05:   Riobamba /Alausi / Cuenca

 

After breakfast departure to the train station located in Alausí. From her we´ll enjoy a train ride towards the famous ¨Devil’s Nose¨ (a magnificent work incrusted in the Andes), return to Alausí (train ride takes aprox 2 hours), box lunch is included.  After the train ride visit to the Ingapirca Inca Ruins (entrance is not included), the biggest Inca archaeological complex in Ecuador from the XV and XVI centuries, (ticket to the complex not included) trough the ride you will get to watch the weavers of the famous “Panama Hats” at work. These are typical artisans from the area. Lunch Included. Arrive to the City of Cuenca to spend the night. 

** Train Operation is subject to change

 

DAY 06:  Cuenca - City Tour 

 

We will travel through the city visiting the Calderon Park, the New and the Old Cathedral, the Flower Market, Modern Arts Museum. We continue the tour to the Homero Ortega Panama Hat factory to observe the complete process of manufacturing. We will also observe the “broken bridge” and finally visit the tourist balcony of “Turi” where we can see a panoramic view of the whole city of Cuenca. Free afternoon


DAY 07: Cuenca / Quito

 

 Breakfast. Transfer Hotel / Airport. Flight to Quito (air ticket included). Transfer Airport / Hotel in Quito.

 

DAY 08: Quito

 

Breakfast. Transfer to the Airport. End of services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Tourist
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  • Deluxe

 

*International round trip airfare

*Internal ticket from Cuenca to Quito

*Airport transfers

*4 nights in Quito at Quito Howard Johnson Hotel

*1 night in Riobamba Hotel

*2 nights in Cuenca at Carvallo Hotel

*1 Half Day Middle of the World

*1 Half Day Otavalo Tour

*1 Tour to Riobamba by the “Avenue of the Volcanoes” with a brief visit to the Cotopaxi National Park & Hacienda. Lunch is included

* 1 Excursion by train up to Alausi, passing through the “Devil’s Nose” box lunch included we will continue to Cuenca by road visiting the Ingapirca Ruins.

*1 Half Day Cuenca City Tour

*Daily breakfast

*All transfers

*Bilingual licensed tour guide for all tours and excursions

 

 

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