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THE VOLCANOES AVENUE AND CUENCA 5 DAYS

DAY 1: TRANSFER AIRPORT – HOTEL
Transfer from the airport to hotel. Overnight in Quito.
Hotel Reina Isabel or similar (subject to availability)

DAY 2: COTOPAXI FULL DAY - BAÑOS 
Pick up from hotel in Quito by guide and driver. Drive by private transport towards the entrance of the Cotopaxi in approximately one hour and a half. We pay a short visit to the little museum which tells about the park, its nature, the wildlife and eruptions of the centerpiece of the park; the Cotopaxi volcano of 5897 mts. high. 
We continue our way into the park and stop at the Limpiopungo Lake at 3800 mts. Here we can make an acclimatizing walk while observing semi-wild horses, a variety of ducks and hummingbirds and the Andean gull and lapwing. Drive to the parking lot at 4600 mts. from where it’s just a 45-minute strenuous walk to the José Ribas refuge at 4800 mts. On clear days you have the most incredible views up here. Once we are above, we’ll go for a short break in the refuge before continuing to the nearby glacier. Enjoy the incredible picture opportunities and the spectacular scenery at walls of ice and deep crevasses. 
Then we will toward Banos, the beautiful city located near of the active Tungurahua Volcano.
Hotel Sangay or similar (subject to availability) (B/-/-)

 DAY 3: BAÑOS (road of the waterfalls)   
Breakfast. That day you have visit the surroundings of the town. We will take the “road of the waterfalls” where you will visit the different waterfalls in the area such as: Agoyan, manto de la Novia and San Pedro, and also you can enjoy the famous TARABITA, a little cable car which cross the big canion over the Pastaza River. Then wi will do some trekking to get to “El Pailon del Diablo”; a beautiful waterfall where we can have a chance to walk through the cloud forest. Time for lunch at the town (not included) and then we will go to Riobamba
Hacienda LA Andaluza or similar (subject to availability) (B/-/-)

DAY 4: RIOBAMBA -  INGAPIRCA - CUENCA 
We will enjoy one of the most interesting and legendary "Andes-train" over the famous devil's-nose (3 hours aprox). Our Trip continues to the most important Inca archeological Complex of Ecuador, the fortress of Ingapirca. In the surroundings, we will see how the famous artisans make the “Panama Hats”. After this interesting visit, we go to Cuenca.
Hotel Victoria  or similar (Subject to availability) (B/-/-)

DAY 5: CITY TOUR IN CUENCA – GUALACEO – CHORDELEG
City tour around the city visiting the most important churches and monuments of this important city, cultural heritage of the humanity. Then we will visit El Turi, a natural hill where we can have an amazing overview of the city. At the afternoon we wil visit the Gualaceo and Chordeleg, two of the most important towns near of the city famous for their handcarfts made using gold and silver, and for thier colonial traditions. Late night flight back to Quito. Transfer to your hotel in Quito. Overnight Hotel Reina Isabel
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PRICE PER PERSON: 1030 USD


INCLUDED

  • Meals according to the program
  • Private transportation during the whole program
  • Transfers airport – hotel – airport for each flight, international or domestic
  • Lodging in selected hotel in double rooms in Quito and jungle lodge
  • Professional English speaking guide during the whole program
  • Excursions according to the itinerary
  • Devil’s nose Train tickets
  • Domestic Flight tickets Cuenca – Quito

 

NOT INCLUDED

  • Meals not specified in the program
  • Alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses, gratuities, wire transfer costs.

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