THE VOLCANOES AVENUE AND CUENCA

In our Tour of 5D/4N Visit some of the most outstanding places that combine nature, culture and adventure in each of the trips. Ecuador is divided into four regions. We have developed a short circuit highlighting the best of the Ecuadorian Andes, where we will visit the largest active volcano in the world, the Cotopaxi volcano. We will continue along the route of the Andes where we will have the opportunity to admire charming landscapes that will lead us to discover the Andean culture as well as the diverse flora and fauna. A short but charming tour.

NATURE

WILDLIFE

EXTREME SPORTS

TOUR 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.
  • Cotopaxi National Park: ​Cotopaxi is a tourist place in Ecuador, one of the heights that you cannot miss visiting. Discover here how to get there, climate, altitude, biodiversity, and more. A representative volcano of the Sierra Region.
  • Quilotoa: Quilotoa or "princess diamond" in Kichwa, is one of the colossi of the avenue of volcanoes in whose crater lies a spectacular lagoon, hence you will always hear stories of the Quilotoa Volcano and the Quilotoa Lagoon.
  • 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.
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 introduce you to the tour along the Avenue of the Volcanoes - 5 days. You will be transferred to your hotel in Quito where you will spend the night. Overnight in Quito.

  • Double accommodation in a hotel of your choice.
DAY 2: ​​COTOPAXI FULL DAY – BAÑOS

Our guide will pick you up at your hotel to transfer you to one of the most emblematic points of Ecuador, the Cotopaxi volcano, considered the largest active volcano in the world at 5897 meters high (19,347 feet high). During our stay in the National Park, we will admire its natural environment, its Flora and Fauna with the explanations of your naturalist guide. We will try to ascend to the refuge located at 4,810 m (15,392 ft high). Since the Cotopaxi Volcano is active at this time, the ascent will be granted by the National Park authorities. We will also walk around Lake Limpiopungo that is located at the foot of the volcano to observe some birds from the Páramo region (Andean Grasslands). On a clear day, the view of the volcano reflected on the lake's surface is magnificent. We make a brief visit to the small museum that talks about the park, its nature, wildlife and the eruptions of the central axis of the park. Once we are up, we will take a short break at the refuge before continuing to the nearby glacier. Enjoy incredible photo opportunities and spectacular scenery on ice walls and deep crevasses. After this visit we will take the South Pan-American Highway and head towards "Baños de Agua Santa". A beautiful city located near the active Tungurahua Volcano. Overnight in Baños.

  • Meals: ​Breakfast
  • Double accommodation in a hotel of your choice.
DAY 3: ​BAÑOS - "ROUTE OF THE CASCADES" - RIOBAMBA

After breakfast, our guide will pick you up at your hotel to visit the surroundings of the town. We will take the "Route of the cascades" where you will visit the different cascades in the area such as Agoyan, Manto de la Novia, and San Pedro, and you will also be able to enjoy the famous "Tarabita", a small cable car that crosses the great canyon over the Pastaza River. Then we will do a trekking to get to "El Pailon del Diablo"; a beautiful waterfall where we can have the opportunity to walk through the cloud forest. Then trip to Riobamba with a short visit to the Chiborazo volcano for some photos. Overnight in Riobamba.

  • Meals: ​Breakfast
  • Double accommodation in a hotel of your choice.
DAY 4: ​RIOBAMBA - INGAPIRCA - CUENCA

We will visit some interesting historic places in the city of Riobamba in the morning. Then we'll go towards the south and we'll the Balbanera church, which is the first one founded in Ecuador. Then a short time around the peaceful lagoon of Colta Lagoon. These two are unique Andean landscapes of the area. We’ll reach the area of the Andean train called the famous "Devil’s Nose", the tour is not operating at this time due to the company of trains being “out of business” but our guide will show you the operation and the route… After this visit, we'll continue south and we’ll reach the Inca Ruins of Ingapirca, a famous place of Inca ancient times. Overnight in Cuenca.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Double accommodation in a hotel of your choice.
DAY 5: ​​CITY TOUR EN CUENCA - GUALACEO - CHORDELEG - VUELO A QUITO

We will start our adventure of this day have a city tour through the city of Cuenca, a beautiful city declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will be able to discover its cultural and architectural diversity. visiting the most important churches and monuments of this city. We will also visit the Turi viewpoint, where you will have a panoramic view of the entire city of Cuenca. After the lunch (not included) In the afternoon we will visit the colonial tows of 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. In the afternoon transfer to the airport to take a flight to Quito. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Quito. This night will be the last of your tour with us. 

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Double accommodation in a hotel of your choice.

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