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Discover Ecuador’s magnificent volcanoes, picturesque cities and colourful markets as you travel from the capital Quito, nestled high in the Andes, to the coastal city of Guayaquil.
- Style: Private Tour
- Duration: 8 days/7 nights
- Starts in: Quito
Guide Price £2030
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
- Avenue of the Volcanoes
Day 1 Quito
Upon arrival transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day relaxing or explore this charming city at your leisure.
Day 2 Quito
This morning enjoy a walking tour of Quito’s beautiful old town. Highlights include the picturesque Independence Plaza, the Presidential Palace and the spectacular Monastery of San Francisco. Later travel to the Equatorial Monument and stand along the equator at latitude 0°.
Day 3 Otavalo
Depart early and travel north through incredible Andean scenery to reach the vibrant market town of Otavalo. Explore the bustling stalls whilst haggling for colourful handicrafts and textiles. Later visit local artisans in Peguche, an Indian village famous for its intricate weaving, before returning to Quito.
Day 4 Quito to Riobamba
Today travel down the spectacular Avenue of the Volcanoes. Marvel at the pictureperfect cone of the Cotopaxi Volcano and look out for the unique flora and fauna of this region. Wind through the mountains towards Riobamba alongside Chimborazo, Ecuador’s highest mountain.
Day 5 Riobamba to Cuenca
From Alausí take an exhilarating ride on the Devil’s Nose train which zigzags 800m down a steep cliff via a series of switchbacks to the small town of Sibambe. Later, drive to the Inca ruins of Ingapirca before arriving at the charming city of Cuenca in the evening.
Day 6 Cuenca
Enjoy a half day tour around the city’s splendid colonial centre. Explore handicraft and flower markets and see the giant blue domes of the cathedral which dominate the skyline before driving along the attractive Tomebamba River.
Day 7 Cuenca to Guayaquil
Drive to the vibrant coastal city of Guayaquil. En route visit El Cajas National Park to see the beautiful lakes and scenery of this Andean cloud forest.
Day 8 Guayaquil
After breakfast, transfer to the airport. Why not fly to the Galápagos Islands to experience this magical destination. Please ask your travel consultant for further details.
Additional Options:Ecuador offers a multitude of natural attractions which can easily be added on to any itinerary. Explore the winding trails and look out for a fantastic array of birdlife in the cloud forest, visit Baños to see tumbling waterfalls and thermal baths. Head out to the beautiful Hacienda La Danesa to discover rural Ecuadorian life or alternatively explore the sights and sounds of the pristine Ecuadorian Amazon, just a short flight and boat journey from Quito.
Your Bespoke Tour can depart on any day you please.
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
- Private vehicle & driver/guides
- Train as detailed
- 7 nights hotel accommodation
- 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 2 dinners
- International flights
Please Note:Price based on standard accommodation; prices for updraded accommodation options available on request.
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However, to give you a general idea of prices, flights to Quito currently cost from £557 in Economy
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