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Highlands of Ecuador

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8 Days

What's included

Food
Meals
7 breakfasts
Transport
Transport
Local bus, plane, private vehicle.
Accomodation
Accommodation
Hotels (5 nts), rustic mountain lodge (2 nts).

You will visit

Quito

Trip Comfort

Budget

Age requirement

12 to 100 years old
If you’re short on time it doesn’t mean your cultural experience in Ecuador shouldn’t be colossal. This eight-day tour mixes exciting stuff like cities listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, lively markets, and natural wonders like Cotopaxi volcano, so you get to soak in impressive cityscapes as well as sweeping vistas like a well-travelled, insightful sponge.
Highlands of Ecuador
Starts
Quito
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8 Days
Ends
Quito

Itinerary

  • Arrive at any time.
  • Explore the largest handicraft market in South America, Otavalo market. Villagers from the surrounding countryside come every week to sell handmade goods as well as livestock, fruits, and vegetables.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Travel by bus to Cotopaxi National Park. In the afternoon, opt to explore the area or mountain bike with views of Cotopaxi Volcano. Spend the night in a mountain lodge near the national park.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • In the morning, visit Cotopaxi National Park before continuing on to Alausi.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Board a train for an included excursion bound for the Devil's Nose, enjoy the ride on the switchbacks carved into the mountainside. After, head to Cuenca and marvel at its colonial architecture.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Enjoy a free day to explore beautiful Cuenca. Opt for a city tour, go hiking in Cajas National Park, or soak in nearby hot springs.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Fly back to Quito and enjoy the night in this historical city.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Depart at any time.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
Trip ID: sehe