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Ecuador Classic 8 Days Tour

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Day 1: ARRIVAL TO QUITO

Stop At: Quito Old Town, Quito Ecuador
Transfer In - International flight to Quito

Once you arrive to Ecuador, our guide will be at the Airport to meet you and take you to the chosen hotel for overnight

Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Dan Carlton Hotel **** Stars or Similar

Day 2: QUITO CITY TOUR & EQUATOR LINE

Stop At: Quito Old Town, Quito Ecuador
Quito City tour & Equator Site

Early in the morning we will start our city tour at Panecillo viewpoint to admire the Quito´s wonders from above, then we will walk around two hours visiting the highlights of the old city such as; San Francisco Church, Compañia de Jesús Church and Sagrario Church located on “Calle de la Siete Cruces” or Garcia Moreno Street. Then we will visit the Presidential Palace lobby at Quito´s main Square. Finally we will visit the first Gothic Church of Ecuador, considered the highest one in the city. This is another beautiful viewpoint to observe “The Avenue of the Volcanoes”.

Then we will drive towards to the Equator Site to visit the famous Inti Ñan Museum ( The trail of the Sun ) where we can learn more about the line and step right on the middle of the world. After we will go for lunch in a Typical Restaurant. Finally we will return back to the Hotel for overnight.

Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Dan Carlton Hotel **** Stars or Similar

Day 3: OTAVALO INDIAN MARKET & SURROUNDINGS

Stop At: Otavalo Market, Plaza de los Ponchos, Otavalo 100450 Ecuador
Otavalo Market & Surroundings

After breakfast on this day, we will drive to the Imbabura Province, stopping a few times along the way for pictures. We will continue our drive towards to visit Otavalo Indian Market, where you will have time to browse the local crafts, such as blankets, sweaters, shirts, and wall hangings made from lama and alpaca wool. You will also have the time to explore the fruit & vegetable market, and to walk through this lovely and scenic town.

After this market we will stop in Cotacachi town known as “the Leather Town” where we can have lunch in one of the Typical restaurants.

Finally we will visit Cuicocha Crater lake and later we will drive back to Quito city for overnight.

Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Dan Carlton Hotel **** Stars or Similar

Day 4: COTOPAXI NATIONAL PARK VISIT

Stop At: Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador
Cotopaxi Volcano

After breakfast we will drive towards Cotopaxi National Park, which consists of 99,000 acres, and has a large variety of trails, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, and, of course, it’s Volcano, which will captivate you with its majesty and beauty.

In the area of the lagoon, Limpiopungo, at 12,700 feet, you will find an enormous diversity of flora and fauna – it is also possible to hike around the lagoon´s shore, where native birds of the Andes are plentiful.

Then we will drive higher up to Cotopaxi Staging Area, at 14,850 feet. In the Staging Area, it is often possible to admire a condor in flight. From this point it is possible to climb to the basecamp. Finally we will arrive to the hotel for overnight in Baños.

Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Floresta Hotel *** Stars or Similar

Day 5: WATERFALLS ROUTE

Stop At: Catedral de Riobamba, Streets June 5 between Veloz and Orozco, Riobamba 060150 Ecuador
Waterfalls Route

This morning, we will take the mount bikes and peddle down to the Avenue of the Waterfalls. On the way ,it is possible to cross the River Canyon on Zip Line or just take the Cable car to admire the scenery, then we will continue to Rio Verde village, where the most beautiful waterfall is located (Pailon Del Diablo); the water for this waterfall flows from the Llanganates National Park.

We will then hike to the base of Pailon Del Diablo to admire the impressive water drop. We will take some time for lunch, and finally we will head back to the hotel for overnight in Riobamba.

(On this day it is possible to combine with some other activities like: Water Rafting, Canyoning, Hiking, Motor Tour, etc. Because the Waterfalls are possible to see after the other activities on way back to the hotel.)

Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Isabella Hotel *** Stars or Similar

Day 6: DEVILS NOSE TRAIN RIDE TOUR

Stop At: Centro Historico de Alausi, Calle Garcia Moreno, Villalba and Bolivar, Alausi Ecuador
Devil´s Nose Train Ride

The main attraction today will be the Train ride from Alausi to Sibambe Station. It is one of the Engineering Marvels of the twentieth century.

The entire ride is breathtaking, and you will definitely admire the beautiful scenery which displays the ethnic and natural richness of the country.

On the final section of tracks, you will experience what is known as the Devil’s Nose, where the actual shape of the mountain is similar to a nose.

At the end of the train ride, we will continue our journey towards to Cuenca city for overnight.

Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Victoria Hotel **** Stars or Similar

Day 7: CUENCA CITY TOUR & SURROUNDINGS

Stop At: El Faro de Guayaquil, Guayaquil EC090150 Ecuador
Cuenca walking tour & Turi Viewpoint

In the morning, we will visit Cuenca City (declared a Cultural Heritage Site in 1999 by UNESCO).

The most representative sites in Cuenca are: Calderon Park (Central Square), the Modern and Old Cathedrals, the Flower Market, and Larga Street with its colonial houses, all of which are unforgettable.

We will also visit the Tomebamba River and the Broken Bridge, since they are famous landmarks. Of course an attraction impossible to skip is the Ethnographic Museum (Museo de las Culturas Aborigenes). The Ethnographic Museum is a must-see because of its unique art collection from across the country.

we will start our journey towards to Guayaquil city. On the way we will stop in some beautiful views to admire the Andes and the Coastal regions.

Duration: 9 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Continental Hotel **** Stars or Similar

Day 8: FLYING HOME DAY

Stop At: El Faro de Guayaquil, Guayaquil EC090150 Ecuador
Transfer out- International Flight back home

Our guide will drive you back to Guayaquil´s international Airport, for your flight home… END OF THE SERVICES!!!

ALSO YOU CAN ADD MORE DAYS TO YOUR TOUR OR JUST FLIGHT BACK TO QUITO.

IF SO PLEASE LET US KNOW IN ADVANCE

Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: N/A
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Our program start meeting you at the Airport in Quito , then we will take you to the Hotel in Quito Center.
Departure Time
7:30 AM
Duration
8 days
Inclusions
  • 7x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 8 nights
  • Private transportation
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights in Tourist Superior hotel Category ( DBL, TRPL) ask for single supplement rate
  • English Speaking Tour Guide.
  • National Parks Entrance fee Cotopaxi
  • Entry/Admission - Cotopaxi National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Centro Historico de Alausi
  • Entry/Admission - El Faro de Guayaquil
Exclusions
  • Quito City tour entrance fees (Panecillo Viewpoint, Compania church & Equator Museum)
  • Gratuities
  • Any other activity , meal, entrance fee not specified in porgram
  • International Flight to Quito or Guayaquil
  • Entry/Admission - Quito Old Town
  • Entry/Admission - Catedral de Riobamba
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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By: GUIDEcuador Travel
38 reviews
CANADA-Traveler21
Canada
10
AMAZING TRIP! AMAZING TOUR! AMAZING GUIDE! LOVED ECUADOR!
Alejandro took me and my partner on an 8 day tour around mainland Ecuador. We visited Quito, trekked through the
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CheerfullyKJ
10
Amazing day out in spite of less than ideal external circumstances
This is really a two-part review. First, the experience in general: This was a fantastic way to see some
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MGStickler
Lehigh Valley, PA
15847
Great Trip Otavalo Market
Alejandro did a great job. Very punctual and made a nice stop along the way for a break that included traditional
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scoetzee96
Canada
10
Top Notch Tour Guide
The tour guide, Alejandro, was more than what was expected, explaining knowledge of local culture while providing
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Rav D
10
Awesome experience
We did the equator and telefiriqo. Alejandro was an awesome tour guide! Highly recommend. Can’t wait to come back
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Ameliadr67
10
Loved the tour!!
We were able to see great sites in Ecuador. We were on a private tour through the Ecuadorian Andes and loved every
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Judit G
11
Very positive, Alejandro was an excellent guide, accurate, friendly
See above. In every aspect, Alejandro complied with our special request on pick up and drop location. I can call
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10
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Noah B
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11
Well worth the time and money, saw all the sights we had it in mind
My wife and I enjoyed this trip a lot. The weather was perfect and also our wonderful Guide Alex . we will love to
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10
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21
Beautiful vacation thanks to Alejandro!
Alejandro was an amazing guide overall and made our vacation a true success. We spent 8 days visiting the
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cristicspain
12
9 days in Ecuador
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10
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10
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10
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