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Quito – Ecuador

 

 

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THE ANDES OF ECUADOR IN 5 DAYS

On this tour we will cross the Ecuadorian Andes. Enjoy the best and most outstanding of the Andean zone of Ecuador. We will visit Ecuadorian icons such as the Balbanera church, the first Catholic church in Ecuador located in the province of Chimborazo, founded in 1534 considered a historical icon of Ecuador. The Devil's Nose is the railway system declared as "Civil Monument and Symbolic Testimonial Historical Heritage" considered one of the most relevant attractions with a particular intrinsic value, called "The most difficult train in the world". We will also visit Baños de Agua Santa also known as "Piece of Heaven", "Puerta del Amazonas", "Puerta de El Dorado" or "City of the Volcano". It is the land of rivers to practice extreme sports. We will move north of the equator visiting one of the most emblematic places "The Cotopaxi National Park" In it we can find the largest active volcano in the world (5897 mts.) Also a lagoon where we can see typical animals of the Andean area and with luck the most emblematic animal of Ecuador, the condor.

HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Quito: The Historic Center of Quito was declared a Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO on September 8, 1978. It is the least altered and the best preserved in America.
  • Quilotoa: The popularity of Quilotoa is due to the beauty of its landscapes and the spectacle of the calm waters. In the community of Quilotoa, also known as the "Summit" Route and accessed by bus from the town of Zumbahua, visitors can do ecotourism and adventure tourism with a high dose of adrenaline or simply contemplate the nearby landscapes.
  • Devil's Nose Train: La Nariz del Diablo is the railway system declared as "Civil Monument and Symbolic Testimonial Historical Heritage" considered one of the most relevant attractions with a particular intrinsic value, called "Most difficult train in the world".
  • Baños: Also known as "Piece of Heaven", "Gateway to the Amazon", "Puerta de El Dorado" or "City of the Volcano". It is the land of rivers to practice extreme sports.
  • Cotopaxi National Park: In it we can find the largest active volcano in the world (5897 mts.) Also a lagoon where we can see animals typical of the Andean area and with luck the most emblematic animal of Ecuador, the condor.

ITINERARY DAY BY DAY 

DAY 1: TRANSFER AIRPORT – HOTEL - QUITO COLONIAL TOUR
Transfer from the airport to hotel at your arrival in Quito,
Then we’ll visit some of the most famous squares, churches and colonial buildings. La Plaza de la Independencia with its Presidential Palace, the Archbishop Palace, the Municipal building, the Independent Statue and the Cathedral. We’ll continue to the Sagrario, and la Compania churches, and then San Francisco church and convent. We’ll have a look inside the church and will be amazed by the exuberant gold used to decorate the oldest church in Quito. The driver will to take us to the Panecillo and the statue of La Virgin de Quito
HOTEL TOURIST CLASS: San Francisco De Quito or similar (subject to availability) (B/-/-)
HOTEL FIRST CLASS: Patio Andaluz or similar (subject to availability) (B/-/-)


DAY 2:  QUILOTOA LAGOON – TRIP TO RIOBAMBA
We reach the Quilotoa Volcano, which has in its crater a stunning turquoise lagoon, making it one of the most beautiful landscapes of Ecuador. We take a short hike to appreciate the magnificent view of the volcano (if weather conditions allow).
Free time for lunch (not included) Then trip directly to Riobamba city
HOTEL TOURIST CLASS: Casa Real or similar (subject to availability) (B / - / -)
HOTEL FIRST CLASS: Andaluza or similar (subject to availability) (B / - / -)



DAY 3: RIOBAMBA - DEVIL'S NOSE TRAIN - BANOS
We will enjoy a visit to the Colta lagoon and the Balbanera located in a picturesque Andean town, where there is a quiet lagoon in whose waters the Chimborazo is reflected on clear sunny days; the railway and the town of Cajabamba. This beautiful lagoon is known in the Puruhá language as "Kulta Kucha", which means "Laguna del Pato". The Colta lagoon is unique. It is a large elongated body of water, surrounded by lush vegetation. It can be seen from the road in all its splendor, adorned by the Chimborazo and by an impressive nature, with unique Andean landscapes. It is said that the first Spanish foundation of the capital city took place here, its founder, Diego de Almagro, this foundation was not recognized and gave rise to a later foundation at the foot of the Pichincha in December 1534. The first church in Ecuador was built here. Then we will take the most interesting and legendary train "tren de los Andes" over the famous devil's nose (3 hours approx.) After this experience we’ll go to Banos.
HOTEL TOURIST CLASS: La Floresta or similar (subject to availability) (B / - / -)
HOTEL FIRST CLASS: Luna Volcan or similar (subject to availability) (B / - / -)

DAY 4:  BAÑOS - ROUTE OF CASCADES – COTOPAXI VOLCANO - QUITO
Today, after breakfast, we will take the "path of the waterfalls" where you will visit the different waterfalls in the area and do a trek to get to "El Pailon del Diablo"; a beautiful waterfall where we can have the opportunity to walk through the cloud forest. Then we will go to the Cotopaxi volcano to visit the national park, the insitu museum, the LImpiopungo lagoon and the volcano…. If the weather and climate allow it, we can go up to the refuge. (subject to criteria or guide by time). Then return to Quito.
HOTEL TOURIST CLASS: San Francisco De Quito or similar (subject to availability) (B/-/-)
HOTEL FIRST CLASS: Patio Andaluz or similar (subject to availability) (B/-/-)

DAY 5: TRANSFER OUT – INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT
Trip from the hotel to the airport for flight back home. We reached the end of our services for ECUADOR GREEN TRAVEL, it was a real pleasure to have shared the best of Ecuador with you.

RATES 2020 - 2021:

TYPE HOTEL  PRICE PER PERSON
TOURIST CLASS $737 USD
FIRST CLASS  $897 USD
ASK FOR THE SPECIAL RATES FOR GROUPS FROM 10 PAX 


INCLUDED:

  • Private transportation during the whole program
  • Transfers airport – hotel - airport
  • Lodging in hotels in double rooms including American breakfast
  • Professional English speaking guide during the program
  • Excursions according to the itinerary
  • Devil’s nose train tickets
  • Entrance fees Pailon del Diablo cascade
  • Museum entrance fees in Quito (LA Compania, Catedral and San Francisco church)

 

NOT INCLUDED:

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

 

 

 

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