ECUADOR GREEN TRAVEL AND TOUR OPERATOR
Address: Ulpiano Paez N21-74 y Robles, Valladolid building, Of. 504 
Tel/Fax: (593-2) 5132657  / Mobile: (593-9) 99256096
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Quito – Ecuador

 

 

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CUENCA 4 DAYS

In this tour we will visit the southern Andean part of the equator where we will be able to appreciate the spectacular places that surround this part of the equator with culture. We will visit Cuenca, it is one of the most beautiful cities in the country and is made up of four rivers that cross it, charming colonial streets, European-style architecture, churches and cathedrals, ruins that show the passage of the Incas and cultural, art and cultural centers. Long-standing handicrafts. We will also visit the "El Cajas" National Park In the heights of the Western Cordillera de los Andes, west of the city of Cuenca, is the Cajas National Park, formed mainly by large elevations that keep inside lake systems in the form of huge interconnected boxes, hence their name "El Cajas".

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cuenca: it is one of the most beautiful cities in the country. It was declared a World Heritage Site for its unique beauty.
  • Gualaceo: It is a land of great fertility, splendid scenery, making it one of the great tourist centers in the country. Land of Cañari legend, mythology and history. The word Gualaceo is related to the legend of the origin of the Cañaris, it is also believed that it means "place where the river sleeps"
  • Chordeleg: called the “Chorro de Oro”, due to the etymology of its name and above all because of the different workshops and warehouses that sell jewelery in gold, silver and other precious metals. According to its history from earlier times, the town of Chordeleg was a land of skilled goldsmiths who dedicated themselves to working precious metals, giving various shapes especially to gold.
  • Ingapirca: which means "Inca Wall" was, above all, an astronomical observatory of the movement of the sun and the moon, it was also a sacred space dedicated to the worship of their gods built by the Incas on the basis of a first Cañarí settlement, which populated the southern Ecuadorian.
  • Parque Nacional El Cajas: It is located in Cuenca, Ecuador, it is one of the most visited places by foreign and national tourists, it is famous for its flora, fauna, moorland and cloud forests.

ITINERARY DAY BY DAY

DAY 1: CITY TOUR IN CUENCA – GUALACEO – CHORDELEG
This day we will start with a city tour through the city of Cuenca, a city declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and we will discover its cultural and architectural diversity. visiting the most important churches and monuments of this city, we also observe the broken bridge, and we visit the tourist viewpoint of Turi, where we can have a panoramic view of the entire city of Cuenca. Enjoy the history and architecture of the city on this picturesque tour! In the afternoon we will visit Gualaceo and Chordeleg, two of the most important towns near the city famous for their handicrafts made with gold and silver, and for their colonial traditions.
HOTEL TOURIST CLASS: Inca Real or similar (subject to availability) (B / - / -)
HOTEL FIRST CLASS: Mansion Alcazar or similar (Subject to availability) (B / - / -)



DAY 2: DEVIL'S NOSE TRAIN - INGAPIRCA - CUENCA
Taking the North Pan-American Highway, heading to Alausi for our trip aboard the Nariz del Diablo train ... This is a trip in one of the most interesting and legendary "Train of the Andes" on the famous Devil's Nose ( 3 hours approx). Our trip continues to the most important Inca Archaeological Complex in Ecuador, the Ingapirca Fortress, which means "Inca Wall" was, above all, an astronomical observatory of the movement of the sun and the moon, it was also a sacred space dedicated to the cult of its gods built by the Incas on the basis of a first Cañarí settlement, which populated the southern Ecuadorian region. In the surroundings, we will see how the famous artisans make the "Panama Hats". After this interesting visit, we return to Cuenca.

HOTEL TOURIST CLASS: Inca Real or similar (subject to availability) (B / - / -)
HOTEL FIRST CLASS: Mansion Alcazar or similar (Subject to availability) (B / - / -)

DAY 3: PARQUE NACIONAL EL CAJAS -  CUENCA - QUITO
After breakfast we go to the national park "El Cajas" on our way we go to the place known as Tres Cruces, to observe the landscape, then we continue our visit with a short walk through Laguna La Toreadora, and Polylepis. forest (paper tree), this walk will last about 3 hours. After this we will go to a local restaurant to enjoy a lunch prepared with trout (a kind of fish in the area), and then start the return to the city of Cuenca, transfer to the airport. for flight back to Quito.
Our guide will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in 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 4: 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 2022:

TYPE HOTEL  PRICE PER PERSON
TOURIST CLASS  $797 USD
FIRST CLASS  $974 USD
ASK FOR THE SPECIAL RATES FOR GROUPS FROM 10 PAX 

 

THE TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Meals according to the program
  • Private transportation during the whole program with English speaking guide - driver
  • Transfer airport – hotel - airport
  • Lodging in standard class hotels in double rooms
  • Professional English speaking guide during the program
  • Excursions according to the itinerary
  • Museum entrance fees during the land program
  • Includes air tickets CUENCA - QUITO

NOT INCLUDED:

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

LIST OF HOTELS:

TOURIST CLASS HOTELS CITY
SAN FRANCISCO DE QUITO QUITO
HOTEL INCA REAL CUENCA
NOTE: click on the name of the hotels to visit their official website
FIRST CLASS HOTELS CITY
HOTEL PATIO ANDALUZ QUITO
HOTEL MANSION ALCAZAR CUENCA
NOTE: click on the name of the hotels to visit their official website

 

 

 

OUR CERTIFICATES OF EXCELLENCE
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The hard work done and the commitment that Ecuador Green Travel has with its clients, for changing their lives with adventure trips and their wide range of personalized programs and the great satisfaction of their clients, makes us enormously happy and is reflected in our acknowledgments commitment and work.

TESTIMONIAL OF OUR CLIENTS

Fantastic trip with EGT on Tip Top V We had a fantastic 8D/7N trip on the Tip Top V boat, eastern route. We found the trip through dealsgalapagos.com which are Ecuador Green Travel. Carlos Risueno did a fantastic job from start to finish booking our trip. His communication was spot on, everything was correct, his responses very prompt. I couldn’t fault him at all. The rep who met is in Quito airport was also spot on and helped us get through the 2 additional checks you need before boarding your flight to Galápagos. The trip itself was fantastic. The boat Tip Top V was definitely first class. The boat was modern and very clean, having been built in 2019. Our cabin was big enough and had everything we needed and a balcony. The food was brilliant; a huge selection for breakfast with something different every day. Every lunch and dinner consisted of 3 courses, all was tasty and well presented. Federico would keep trying to give you more. Then there were snacks after every morning and afternoon activity. I don’t think we had the same thing twice and definitely came away a couple of kilos heavier! The crew were very professional and everything was done with care and purpose. The whole boat ran like clockwork, everyone knew their role and couldn’t do enough for you. Our original guide unfortunately had a family emergency 2 hours into our trip but the company found a replacement before we’d started the first activity. Felipe did a great job, was informative and kept us on our toes with a busy schedule. And finally the activities; every day we did combinations of walking, kayaking, snorkelling and boat trips. The days started early at 6am but that just meant we packed more in and beat almost all the other groups to the islands. Everyday we were shattered and in bed by 9pm but that was just because we’d had a great day. I could write reams about the Galápagos itself but there isn’t space, it is truly a spectacular place and incredible how close you can get to unique wildlife. A personal highlight was swimming with sea-lions. All in all we couldn’t recommend Ecuador Green Travel and Tip Top V highly enough. If you’re undecided about which companies to go with you can’t go wrong with these.

MARK PRINCE - UK // TIPTOP V YACHT

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Hi Carlos Our recent trip to Galapagos was wonderful I want to express our thanks for your help and patience during the almost two years from our original booking to the actual departure. There were times I thought this trip might never happen. Thanks to you and Green Ecuador it became a reality! We also want to compliment the Seaman yacht crew. The yacht was beautiful and perfect for this type of excursion. All of the crew truly worked together as a team to make the guest experience a great one. As a small business owner for many years I see and appreciate when a team works towards a common goal. Seaman yacht is an exceptionally smooth operation. Our guide Enrique was excellent. He was extremely personable , friendly and knowledgeable. His daily briefings were very well done and provided just the right amount of detail to keep it interesting. His command of English was very impressive and he was always happy and able to answer any questions we had. I should also add that he had no problem getting into the (what turned out to be pretty cool ) ocean water to guide snorkelers twice a day. I think that him being in the water ,plus the very attentive Zodiac pilots, gave the less confident snorkelers more opportunities to see the amazing marine life . The itinerary exceeded my expectations and the specific site selection for the snorkeling was great for all levels of experience . In my personal rating system it is almost impossible to get 5 stars , but this trip was truly 5 STARS. Mark and Linda Conneticut USA

MARC AND LINDA CONLON - USA // SEAMAN YACHT

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I can strongly recommend Carlos for booking a last minute tour to Galapagos with La Pinta. I had been in contact with a few other agencies before, of which I chose two to get into more detail. But then I emailed Carlos and suddenly I had everything I was looking for: a decent price yes, but most of all: a full understanding what I needed. We had some discussions about the cancellation policy and Carlos was the first and only one who fully understood my problem and who came up with a satisfying solution. So we booked with him. Everything went fine, no problems at all. I would book again with him the next time.

BIRGIT - AUSTRIA // LA PINTA YACHT

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What a fabulous vacation! I could not be happier with our entire trip and the way it was planned and handled. Carlos was very responsive in caring for any questions or concerns I had. We told him what we wanted to see and what our primary goals were and he took care of the rest. We were not disappointed! Our guide Gustavo was tremendous as well, punctual, flexible and accommodating. Gus as we came to call him showed us an Ecuador that we would not have seen on our own. He is very knowledgeable about the country he calls home. As far as our visit to the Galapagos aboard the Nemo lll, it was like the icing on the cake. With only 16 passengers aboard we got to know everyone which was very nice, I'll take that over a large ship any day. The captain, crew and our naturalist Marcos were all amazing. Our daily treks and snorkels were always anticipated and everything was nicely planned out. My son and I had the trip of a lifetime, we made so many memories and we are so glad that we chose Ecuador! In summation, if you are on the fence about visiting this beautiful country, do it! And when you do let Carlos plan it for you and ask for Gustavo, you will not be disappointed:)

CRAIG MESEKE - USA // ECUADOR AND GALAPAGOS TRIP

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We had an amazing trip to the coast and Puerto Lopez. Carlos was tremendous in booking our flights and hotels in response to a last minute request and addressing all of questions and responding to our requests. We had an amazing location the first night that allowed us to walk on the malecón in Guaquil(sp) as requested and then when we arrived the next day in Puerto Lopez entered into the most beautiful room on the beach that Carlos had booked for us!! A magical lush garden residence overlooking the ocean. We saw 15 different birds from our room in 15 minutes. The Mandala hotel was PERFECT- a magical beach retreat. The hotel was clearly the realization of an artist's dream. I cannot recommend Mandala, Puerto Lopez, or Carlos more highly. Once you get there - there is so much more to discover, beaches, sea turtle rescue centre, and watching local people bring in their fishing boats all day long. Beautiful!

TERRY MITCHEL - CANADA // PUERTO LOPEZ

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Hi Maciej, Thank you for choosing Ecuador Green Travel as your operator for your trip around Ecuador... It was a pleasure for me to design and arrange all the deatils about your 15 day around Andes, Amazon and Coast in our beautiful country... I'm very glad to know that you enjoyed the trip as much as possible and all the services were according to your expectations... Best regards

MACIEJ CHMIELOWSKI // LAND TOUR AROUND ECUADOR

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