Visit Otavalo Indigenous Market, Cotopaxi Volcano, Ingapirca Ruins, Cuenca and El cajas national park
Quito hotel & visit, 2-day Otavalo, train ride Magdalena Community stay + 4-day Avenue of the Volcanoes to Guayaquil Transfers, meals: 8B, 1BL, 1L, 1D
DAY 1 QUITO
Arrival to Quito – transfer to the hotel. Accommodations in Quito.
DAY 2 QUITO
Colonial City Tour & Middle of the World: bustling streets and squares of the largest historical old town in the Americas, a multi-ethnic, artistic and cultural heritage destination. Visit the “Middle of the world”.
Accommodations in Quito.
DAY 3 : QUITO – OTAVALO – COTACACHI – MAGDALENA KARANKI COMMUNITY
Visit the indigenous market of Otavalo for an arts and crafts shopping adventure. Visit Peguche knowns for its weavers; visit a wind instruments workshop, Cotacachi known for the manufacture of good leather, Cuicocha crater lake. Arrive to Magdalena Community overnight in one of the houses of the community.
DAY 4 MAGDALENA KARANKI COMMUNITY TRAIN RIDE – SALINAS
This day we will go by car to Ibarra and catch the “Liberty Train”, landscapes provide a magical setting as you pass through mysterious tunnels, cross bridges spanning canyons and gullies, and admire a unique biodiversity. Then arrive in the AfroEcuadorian community of Salinas, which is known for its agricultural activities.
Acconmmodations in Quito.
DAY 5 : QUITO – COTOPAXI – BAÑOS RIOBAMBA
In the route to the Baños admire highest active volcano, Cotopaxi, in Baños admire the beautiful scenery of waterfalls. Then drive to the south to Riobamba in order to pass the night there.
DAY 6 : RIOBAMBA – DEVIL’S NOSE TRAIN RIDE – INGAPIRCA RUINS – CUENCA
Start your day with a drive through one of the most beautiful indigenous areas of the country. Take the Devil’s Nose train ride, continue your way south to the Ingapirca Ruins, then arrive to Cuenca to pass the night there.
DAY 7 : CUENCA – CITY TOUR
We will visit the Main Square, new cathedral, flower market.
Accommodations in Cuenca.
DAY 8 : CUENCA – EL CAJAS NATIONAL PARK
This day we will drive to El Cajas National Park. This area is known for its beautiful landscapes with at least 200 lagoons, like the famous La Toreadora. After lunch we will continue our journey to Guayaquil.
Accommodations in Guayaquil.
DAY 9 : GUAYAQUIL
Transfer to the airport.
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Prices in American Dollars per person