Day 1: Quito – International Flight – Welcome to Ecuador
After the arrival, our guide will welcome and transfer you from the airport to the hotel.
Day 2: Quito City tour – Middle of the world
At 2,800m above sea level, Quito is extended along the foot of the Pichincha Volcano. Our journey begins with a visit of the Guápulo lookout and continues towards the historical center of Quito. We will visit colonial churches, monasteries, cloisters, chapels and we will then go to the ‘’Panecillo’’, a hill offering a magnificent 360 degrees view of the city.
We will then visit the the Intiñan Museum and the middle of the world, where you will have the chance to put one foot in the northern hemisphere and the other in the southern hemisphere!
At a short distance from Middle of the World City you can observe the Pululahua Crater, a dormant volcano with changing vegetation in cultivated fields and inhabited at the crater.
Day 3: Quito – Cotopaxi or Otavalo
From Quito, early in the morning our guide will pick you up from your hotel and we will begin our trip to south Andes; In this amazing route we will see the most authentic colorful Andean breathtaking landscapes.
After this great experience, we are ready to visit a rose’s farm. Here, we will learn why these roses can only be produced in the Middle of the World.
Through the ‘’Panamericana’’ route, 70 km from Quito, you will observe the Cotopaxi Volcano, the highest active volcano in the world (5.897meters high altitude). Cotopaxi National Park with its magnificent perspective landscape contains a unique flora and fauna, and also an incredible display of the magnitude of volcanic eruptions. Pita River with the beautiful waterfall of the same name and the Tambo River are originated from the melting of the volcano. Return to Quito.
On our way to Cayambe we will see overlapping mountains, a green countryside and if the sky is clear we will even be able to see the Cayambe snow peak!
First, we will visit the San Pablo Lake at the footsteps of the Imbabura volcano.
Then, we will visit the town of Peguche and its waterfalls. We will see how the indigenous create their weavings then we will continue to the Otavalo Indian Market.
After lunch, we will visit Cotacachi, where its residents have structured family workshops specialized in the production of quality leather goods, and where the art of music goes together with the course of everyday.
Return to Quito.
Day 4: Quito – Farewell – International Flight
Free morning in Quito. Transfer Out International Flight
- Private transportation for excursions
- All transfers in /out
- Bilingual guide for excursions and transfers
- Accommodation in double room with breakfast
- Meals as detailed in the itinerary
- Entrance fees and taxes
- All excursions and visits detailed in the itinerary
- All necessary equipment for activities mentioned in the itinerary
TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Additional meals
- All drinks
- Personal expenses
- VAT for Ecuadorian people and local agencies (14%)
- Personal equipment & required clothing for Andean climate (3ºC-15ºC/37ºF- 59ª)
- Any item not mentioned in the itinerary
- Travel insurance
- Domestic or International airtickets