Enjoy a Quito city tour & Equatorial Monument, excursion to the city of Baños through the “Avenue of the Volcanoes”, excursion by train passing through the Devil’s Nose, visit to Ingapirca Ruins, city tour of Cuenca, city tour in Guayaquil.
What to Expect
Day 1 - Monday: Transfer Airport / Hotel in Quito.
Day 2 – Tuesday: City Tour & Equatorial Monument.
Take a touristic route along the most important areas of the city, including shopping centers and Zona Rosa "La Mariscal" (bars and restaurants), where most of the hotels in Quito are located. Continue towards the historic center to visit its churches and major landmarks, explore each of its corners at your own pace from the door of your hotel.
Continue towards the northern part of the city heading up to the “Middle of the World City” (entrance included) where the monument that divides the Northern from the Southern Hemisphere can be observed. Built during the XVII century when a French Expedition defined the precise location of the equatorial line, this is one not to be missed!. At the end, opt to visit either to Intiñan or Ethnographic Museum (entrance is not included).
Day 3 - Wednesday: Breakfast.
Departure from Quito through the "Avenue of the Volcanoes", we will do a stop at the famous Quilotoa Lagoon, located inside the crater of the volcano, where we will enjoy a marvelous view. Lunch included at a local community initiative. After lunch we continue to the city of Baños. Evening / night free where you can enjoy the nightlife of this city. Lodging.
Day 4 - Thursday: After breakfast, you could choose between visit the route of the cascades and a brief visit to the city (tour included) or the following activities: rafting / canopy / riding bike (additional payment / optional).
During the afternoon departure towards Riobamba. Lodging in a Typical Hacienda.
*Entrances and optional activities in Baños should be pay directly by passengers.
*Does not include entrance to Quilotoa, US $ 2.00 per person, direct payment per passenger
Day 5 - Friday: 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).
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 be to watch the weavers of the famous “Panama Huts” artisans typical from the area. Lunch Included. Arrive to the City of Cuenca to spend the night.
** Train Operation is subject to change.
Day 6 - Saturday: Breakfast. City Tour of Cuenca. Lodging.
Day 7 - Sunday: Breakfast. Transfer Cuenca / Guayaquil.
We leave from Cuenca to “Cajas National Park” known for its glacial lakes and high mountain vegetation.
Here we will walk through this beautiful place to see some of the lakes and primary forest. We will also visit “3 Cruses” which forms the continental water division. We will walk to observe this curious place. From this point we will begin a dramatic decline to reach the coast of Ecuador.
Starting we will begin observing the Andean mountain scenery and then ending up seeing totally different vegetation of the Ecuadorian Coast with large plantations of bananas and cocoa beans. A box lunch will be provided on the way. Arrive to Guayaquil.
Day 8 - Monday: Breakfast. City tour of Guayaquil. Transfer hotel / airport.
- o Transfer Airport / Hotel in Quito
- o 2 nights’ accommodation in Quito
- o Breakfast
- o City tour & Equatorial Monument
- o Excursion to the city of Baños through the “Avenue of the Volcanoes” with 1 night of accommodation (optional activities)
- o 1 night of accommodation in Riobamba. Excursion by train passing through the Devil’s Nose. Continue to Cuenca by bus, en route visit to Ingapirca Ruins
- o 2 nights’ accommodation in Cuenca
- o City tour of Cuenca
- o Transfer from Cuenca to Guayaquil via El Cajas National Park
- o 1 night accommodation in Guayaquil
- o City tour in Guayaquil
- o Transfer hotel / airport in Guayaquil
- o Hotel taxes