If you're short on time it doesn't mean your cultural experience in Ecuador shouldn't be colossal. This eight-day tour mixes exciting stuff like cities listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, lively markets, and natural wonders like Cotopaxi volcano, so you get to soak in impressive cityscapes as well as sweeping vistas like a well-travelled, insightful sponge.
Price per person699 EUR
Flight tickets are not included. Our travel advisors will gladly help you find the cheapest flights. The price above is based on 2 adults traveling together. What's included?
Arrive at any time. There are no planned activities before an evening welcome meeting.
Day 2 - Quito/Otavalo
Explore the largest handicraft market in South America, Otavalo market. Villagers from the surrounding countryside come every week to sell handmade goods as well as livestock, fruits, and vegetables.
Day 3 - Otavalo/Cotopaxi
Travel by bus to Cotopaxi National Park. In the afternoon, opt to explore the area or mountain bike with views of Cotopaxi Volcano. Spend the night in a mountain lodge near the national park.
Day 4 - Cotopaxi/Alausi
In the morning, visit Cotopaxi National Park before continuing on to Alausi.
Day 5 - Alausi/Cuenca
Board a train for an included excursion bound for the Devil's Nose, enjoy the ride on the switchbacks carved into the mountainside. After, head to Cuenca and marvel at its colonial architecture.
Day 6 - Cuenca
Enjoy a free day to explore beautiful Cuenca. Opt for a city tour, go hiking in Cajas National Park, or soak in nearby hot springs.
Explore the city's sights, including cobblestoned streets, red-tiled roofs, art galleries, flower markets, shaded plazas, and museums.
Day 7 - Cuenca/Quito
Fly back to Quito and enjoy the night in this historical city.
Day 8 - Quito
Depart at any time. We recommend booking pre or post nights in Quito for additional time to explore. The optional activities may require additional time, speak to your CEO for assistance booking these activities on trip.
Hotels (5 nts), rustic mountain lodge (2 nts).
Local bus, plane, private vehicle.
Allow USD200-260 for meals not included.
Please be aware
Please see the itinerary for information on optional activities and estimated pricing.