Ecuador, South America
Location
13 Days
Duration

Ecuador In Depth

Welcome to Ecuador, South America!

ROUTE: Quito, Imbabura, Otavalo, Quito, Riobamba, Cuenca, Guayaquil, Cuenca, Quito

DURATION: 13 Days

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Colonial City Tour & Middle of the World, Quito
  • Visit the well-known indigenous market in Otavalo for an arts and crafts shopping adventure
  • Magdalena Community discover this hidden mountain niche through a series of activities; horseback riding, mountain biking or hiking
  • Liberty Train ride
  • Admire the highest active volcano on Earth, Cotopaxi and beautiful scenery of waterfalls in Banos
  • Devil’s Nose train ride and see the Ingapirca Ruins
  • Cuenca city tour; drive to El Cajas National Park
  • All-inclusive 4-night deluxe cruise
AIRFARE: International Airfare Upon Request
ACCOMMODATIONS:  Hotels used (or similar)
FIRST:
  • Quito: Hotel Quito / Dann Carlton
  • Imbabura: Magdalena Karanki Community
  • Riobamba: Abraspungo Hotel
  • Cuenca: Santa Luc’a / Victoria
  • Guayaquil: Oro Verde / Hampton Inn
DELUXE:
  • Please inquire
LUXURY:
  • Please inquire

Included:

Accommodations Per Person Sharing, including hotel taxes

Arrival & departure transfers where applicable

Local guides where applicable

Meals per itinerary

Park entrance fees and sightseeing fees where applicable

Applicable transportation

Not Included:

Airfare and air taxes

Cancellation, baggage, travel and medical insurance

Items of a personal nature such as baggage porterage, gratuities/tips, laundry, telephone calls, bottled water, etc.

Visa and visa fees

Optional sightseeing and activities

Meals, beverages and services not mentioned in itinerary

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Terms & Conditions

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Day 1 Arrive Quito

Upon arrival at airport in Ecuador, you will be warmly met by a representative, who will provide assistance and transfer to your accommodation to check-in.

Overnight: Quito

2

Day 2 Quito

Activities:

  • Colonial City Tour & Middle of the World: bustling streets and squares of the largest historical old town in the Americas, a multi-ethnic, artistic and cultural heritage destination. Visit the Middle of the world situated at 0º0º0 latitude.

Overnight: Quito – (B)

3

Day 3 Quito - Peguche - Cotacachi - Magdalena Karanki

Activities:

  • Visit the well-known indigenous market in Otavalo for an arts and crafts shopping adventure.
  • Visit Peguche known for its weavers, visit a wind instruments workshop, Cotacachi known for the manufacture of leather goods, Cuicocha crater lake.
  • Arrive to Magdalena Community overnight at one of the community houses.

Overnight: Magdalena – (B)

4

Day 4 Magdalena Karanki Community - Train Ride - Salinas

Activities:

  • Magdalena Community discover this hidden mountain niche through a series of activities; horseback riding, mountain biking or hiking.
  • Then drive to Ibarra and catch the Liberty Train, landscapes provide a magical setting as you pass through mysterious tunnels, cross bridges spanning canyons and gullies, and admire a unique biodiversity.
  • Then arrive in the Afro-Ecuadorian community of Salinas, well known for its agricultural activities.

Overnight: Quito – (B)

5

Day 5 Quito - Cotopaxi - Banos - Riobamba

Activities:

  • On the way to Banos admire highest active volcano on Earth, Cotopaxi, in Banos admire its beautiful scenery of waterfalls.
  • Then drive south to Riobamba for overnight.

Overnight: Riobamba – (B)

6

Day 6 Riobamba - Train Ride - Ingapirca Ruins - Cuenca

Activities:

  • Start your day with a drive through some of the most picturesque indigenous areas of the country.
  • Take the Devil’s Nose train ride, continue your way south to the Ingapirca Ruins, then arrive to Cuenca for overnight.

Overnight: Cuenca – (B)

7

Day 7 Cuenca - El Cajas National Park - Guayaquil

Activities:

  • Cuenca city tour; drive to El Cajas National Park, known for its beautiful landscapes and more than 200 lagoons, including the famous Toreadora.
  • Drive to Guayaquil.

Overnight: Guayaquil – (B)

8

Day 8 - 12 Cuenca - El Cajas - Guayaquil

Activities:

  • M/Y Coral I & M/Y Coral II or M/V Galapagos Legend.
  • Domestic flight to Galapagos.
  • All-inclusive 4-night deluxe cruise. Only a special few have the chance to travel through this paradise, sailing on a charming ship, with nautical interior decoration of wood and brass interior decor, featuring ample outer decks and sea-view cabins and suites, jacuzzi, pool, bars and more.
  • See prehistoric iguanas, giant tortoises, exotic birds, plants and beautiful landscapes of volcanoes, lava cones and magma flows. Swim and snorkel at any time of the year in the warm clear waters among tropical fish, manta rays, sea lions, swordfish, sea turtles and other marine wildlife. Multilingual naturalist guides lead shore excursions twice a day to a place unlike any other full of wildlife that has no fear of man. Lectures explaining the geology, history, evolution, flora and fauna of the islands are provided in several languages.
  • A fine selection of meals will delight you, from buffet breakfast to gourmet dinners, ice cream festivals, and evening barbecues.
  • Back to Quito or Guayaquil.

Overnight: Guayaquil Or Quito – (B, L, D)

9

Day 13 Depart Guayaquil Or Quito

Departure: Transfer to the airport for international connection. – (B)


Meals as per itinerary: (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)


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Location Name: Ecuador, South America
Area (SQ KM): 283,561
Population: 15,868,396
Capital: Quito
Language(s): Spanish (official), Quechua, other Amerindian languages
Religion: Roman Catholic
Currency: United States dollar - USD
Time Zone: UTC-5
Electricity: 110 V
Phone Country Code to Call (Ecuador, South America): 593


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