ANDES AND COAST - 11 DAYS

This great trip offers you the oportunity to mix the main places of the Ecuadorian Andes and the Pacific coast in an 11 day tour. You will be able to enjoy the wonderful biodiversity, natural landscapes and Cultural places of these two regions of Ecuador, such as Otavalo indigenous market, the birdwatching paradise in Mindo, the active volcano Cotopaxi, the entrance of the Amazon basin in Banos and finally Cuenca city.  Then  we'll visit the Ecuadorian coast where its beaches will relax you. in a magnificent tour.

PACIFIC COAST

ANDES AND NATURE

CULTURAL HERITAGE

DETAILED ITINERARY
ACCOMMODATION
RATES PER PERSON
GALLERY OF TOUR

AMAZING REGIONS TO DISCOVER

QUITO CITY

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. Mitad del Mundo. This is one of the most famous attractions in Quito, You can visit the monument or the insitu museum called Inti-Ñan. You can discover the great details of the solar system, the effect that the position of the equator and ancient cultures and much more..!

OTAVALO 

Otavalo: It is called "Intercultural Capital of Ecuador" for its cultural and historical richness.

COTOPAXI AREA

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.

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.

PUERTO LOPEZ AND LOS FRAILES BEACH

Los Frailes: is one of the most beautiful beaches in Ecuador, due to its extension, white sand, the tranquility it offers as it is separated from the road and because it is usually empty. It belongs to the Machalilla National Park and is surrounded by cliffs and a viewpoint.
Puerto Lopez: It is known as "Ecological and tourist city", it has beautiful white sand beaches, and the privilege of having the Machalilla National Park. It is a canton in the province of Manabí considered by nature a fishing port, tourist and agricultural center.

ITINERARY DAY BY DAY

Please find below a detailed description of this tour.

DAY 1: TRANSFER AIRPORT TO THE HOTEL

Welcome to Ecuador, a small but certainly charming country full of adventures. Our guide will meet you at the airport, welcome you and give you an introduction about the ANDES AND COAST tour - 11 days. You will be transferred to your hotel in Quito where you will spend the night.

DAY 2: CITY TOUR IN QUITO + MITAD DEL MUNDO + TELEFERICO)

Our guide will pick you up at your hotel to visit some of the most famous squares, churches and colonial buildings in the city of Quito. The Plaza de la Independencia with its Presidential Palace, the Archbishop's Palace, the Municipal Building, the Statue of Independence and the Cathedral. We will continue to the churches of El Sagrario and La Compañía, and then the church and convent of San Francisco. We will take a look inside the church and be amazed at the amount of exuberant gold that was used to decorate the oldest church in Quito. Then we will move to Panecillo and the statue of the Virgin of Quito. From here we will have the opportunity to see both parts of Quito and the surrounding snow-capped volcanoes! We will continue to the Middle of the World which is one of the most famous attractions in Quito, located about 10 km north of the capital of Ecuador. There is an interesting open-air museum called Inti-Ñan. It explains the solar system, the effect that the position of the equator has on gravity among other effects that exist given the location in which our country is located. You can also get to know a bit of Ecuadorian cultures such as their customs and traditions. Definitely worth a visit!.
Finally we'll visit the Teleferico of Quito (cable car) for reaching the PIchincha volcano and having a great view of the modern city
 Then we will be taken back to Quito and dropped off at our hotel. Overnight in Quito. 

DAY 3: OTAVALO INDIGENOUS MARKET - LODGE IN MINDO

Departure from Quito through the Pan-American North Highway until arriving to Cayambe town, where we'll have the opportunity to taste the delicious “Bizcochos”, a type of biscuit baked in a clay oven. Then we'll reach the viewpoint of the Lake San Pablo for photos and taking some beverages. Well reach then the city of Otavalo. In this area we'll visit the beauty cascade of Peguche with a short hiking around the place. After this visit we'll have time to visit the indigenous market of Otavalo, one of tjhe the largest in America. In this market the people of the zone sell their textils and handicrafts.
After free time in the market, we'll contnue the trip to the town of Cotacachi, recognized for leather clothing and crafts. we'll contunue with our final visit of the day, the Ecological Reserve Cuicocha, where the main atraction is the lagoon located  inside the crater. It;s possible a short walk around the lagoon or a short trip in small boats on the lagoon. (with additional cost). In the afternoon Trip to Mindo. Overnight in Mindo. 

DAY 4: MINDO FULL DAY

In Sachatamia, guests may walk thrugh a natural subtropical jungle, passing pristine rivers while enjoying and observing a variety of endemic trees, plant and wild flower species such as orchids, bromeliads, heliconias and anthuriums, among others.
Recommendations: Rubber boots and rain-proof jacket.
In Sachatamia Lodge you can find the following attractions:
Birdwatching
Trekking through different trails
Canopy Trail
Animal spotting
Relaxing in our pool area with custom massages and enjoy our hot tub
Visits to our own lake and waterfalls

You can choose which activities you want to do with our Guide.

DAY 5: COTOPAXI VOLCANO - QUILOTOA LAGOON - BAÑOS

Departure early in the morning from from our designated hotels, through the Panamerican Highway admiring the diverse ecosystems of the route, as a clear sign of the majesty of the Andes. We continue to the Cotopaxi National Park, arriving at the foot of the impressive active volcano. Visit the Museum Park, the Limpiopungo Lagoon and through an interesting hike will reach the forest of chuquirahuas to 4200 meters. (if the weather permits). 
After this visit you will reach the Quilotoa Volcano, which has in its crater a stunning turquoise lagoon, making it one of the most beautiful and photographed landscapes of Ecuador. We take a short hike to appreciate the magnificent view of the volcano (if weather conditions allow). Then we’ll have the option to hike to reach the banks of this marvellous lagoon. Late in the afternoon we'll go to Baños, where you will spend the night. Overnight in Baños.

ACCOMMODATION

CITY HOTEL CATEGORY HOTEL CATEGORY HOTEL CATEGORY
QUITO REINA ISABEL HOTEL
  
MERCURE HOTEL
 
PATIO ANDALUZ
  
MEALS INCLUDED BREAKFAST BREAKFAST BREAKFAST
MINDO MINDO REAL

SACHATAMIA LODGE
 
SACHATAMIA LODGE
MEALS INCLUDED BREAKFAST
BREAKFAST BREAKFAST
BANOS LA FLORESTA HOTEL

SANGAY HOTEL
 
LUNA VOLCAN HOTEL
 
MEALS INCLUDED BREAKFAST BREAKFAST BREAKFAST-DINNER​  
MONTANITA MONTANITA

MONTANITA
 
MONTANITA

MEALS INCLUDED BREAKFAST BREAKFAST BREAKFAST
PUERTO LOPEZ MANDALA HOTEL

LA TERRAZA HOTEL

PUERTO LOPEZ HOTEL

MEALS INCLUDED BREAKFAST BREAKFAST BREAKFAST

Andes And Coast - 11 Days

** All prices are per person. The tour can operate any date with a minimum of 2 people**

HOTEL CATEGORIES PRICE PER PERSON
 3* HOTELS $1795 USD
4* HOTELS $1999 USD
5* HOTELS $2395 USD
REQUEST INFORMATION

INCLUDE:

  • Private transportation during the whole program with English speaking guide - driver
  • Transfer airport – hotel - airport
  • Accommodation in hotels according to your choice in double rooms
  • Meals according to the program
  • Excursions detailed in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to the museums and visits during the program

DOES NOT INCLUDE: 

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

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