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  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Itinerary: Quito, Otavalo, Cotopaxi, Patate, Alausi, Cuenca & Guayaquil
  • From GBP 642
Day-By-Day - Programme

Date Itinerary in Brief Accommodation Arrangements

Day 1 - Sat - Arrival in Quito

Day 2 - Sun - Half day Colonial Quito & The Intiñan Museum

Day 3 - Mon - Full day Andean Handicrafts and Markets

Day 4 - Tue - The Cotopaxi National Park. Departure to Patate

Day 5 - Wed - The Fortress of Ingapirca. Trip to Cuenca

Day 6 - Thu - Half Day Cuenca Scenic Excursion

Day 7 - Fri - Departure to Guayaquil

Day 8 - Sat - International Departure Flight

Day 01 - Saturday - Arrival in Quito

Upon arrival, our collaborators offer a welcoming reception and will transfer you to the hotel. A documentation kit, detailed program explanation plus luggage and hotel registration assistance is offered. Overnight in Quito.

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Day 02 - Sunday - Quito Colonial & the The Intiñan Museum (B)

In the morning, a short trip to the north of the city of Quito will lead you to Latitude 0´0´0´´,where the Intiñan museum is located. There you can appreciate the wonderful world of the Andean Cosmo-vision, its culture and traditions. After this visit, enjoy of a wonderful tour through the streets and main squares of Quito’s Historical Center. A visit to the Church and Convent of Santo Domingo is part of this spectacular visit. Overnight in Quito.

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Day 03 - Monday - Andean Handicrafts and Markets (B/L)

An early start will take you North on a beautiful scenic drive to the province of Imbabura, a magic land of lakes and mountains of outstanding beauty. The day opens the possibility to learn about the customs of the people living in the area, the Otavalos, who are known around the world for their weaving patterns and textiles which pre-date the Spanish conquest. The market is a unique occasion to wonder through this maze of color and to buy great quality handicrafts at superb prices. Lunch will be offered at one of the many charming Hosterias or Country Inns of the area.
Overnight in Quito.

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Day 04 - Tuesday - The Cotopaxi National Park – Valley of Patate (B/L)

The Cotopaxi National Park is an ecological sanctuary of 36,000 hectares (88,920 acres). Surrounding the highest active volcano in the world, it is a special attraction for nature lovers. You can observe the treeless vegetation of the Andean meadows or “paramo”. Its bird life includes the Andean gull, ducks, several species of hummingbirds and the Andean condor. You will have the opportunity to see wild horses, and some deers, depending on the season. Lunch in a nearby restaurant. In the afternoon, we will drive South, passing the Avenue of the Volcanoes, to the Valley of Patate. Overnight in Patate.

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Day 05 - Wednesday - The Fortress of Ingapirca - Cuenca (B/L)

Located approximately two hours away from the city of Cuenca, The Ingapirca Fortress is undoubtedly the most important archeological vestige left by the Inca Civilization in Ecuador. Despite the great number of studies made in the area, the final use of this architectonic complex is still a mystery: it is believed it was a fortress, a center of astronomic observation or a temple devoted to the sun and the moon. Inside the complex, you will find clear evidence of the sumptuousness of the Cañari and Inca Cultures, in the ceramic pieces, sculptures and metal pieces of art. After having lunch, the trip will continue to the city of Cuenca. Overnight in Cuenca.

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Day 06 - Thursday - Cuenca (B)

Located at the southern highlands, in a picturesque valley surrounded by spectacular mountains, Cuenca was declared by the UNESCO a World Cultural Heritage in 1989. Known as well as “Santa Ana of the 4 rivers”, this city was specifically built to satisfy the demands of the Spanish elite during the conquest period. Today Cuenca displays with glamour a French Neoclassic architecture represented in its nicely decorated balconies with colorful geraniums, main squares and colossal churches that exalt the monumental beauty of colonial architecture. This excursion is an encounter of traditions, emblematic shields, culture and art. Overnight in Cuenca.

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Day 07 - Friday - Guayaquil (B)

At scheduled time, transfer to the airport to take your flight to Guayaquil. At your arrival, assistance and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Guayaquil.

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Day 08 - Saturday - International Departure Flight or Optional Extension (B)

Early in the morning transfer to the airport to get your international flight or to connect with your program extension:

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Galapagos Island

Galapagos by cruise: First Class Cruise
7 days / 6 nights extension program on board the M/V Galapagos Explorer - From GBP 1956

Galapagos Islands Interlude: Tourist Superior Hotels
5 days / 4 nights extension program switching your stay between Santa Cruz, Floreana and Isabela. - From GBP 1019

Galapagos Islands Combined Program hotel & yacht: Tourist Hotels
4 days / 3 nights extension program with daily visits to the Islands. - From GBP 508

Other cruise options available which may require and additional night in Mainland Ecuador prior to connect with the cruise.

* Extensions to the Amazon Basin upon request

Additional to consider:
1. Airline ticket Guayaquil - Galapagos - Guayaquil:
High Season: GBP 253.00 per person (subject to change without previous notice) rates
Applies to: July, August and December
Low Season: GBP 223.00 per person (subject to change without previous notice) rates
Applies to: January to June and September to November
2. Entrance tax to the Galapagos National Park GBP 70.00 per person (subject to change without previous notice)
3. INGALA Migration Card GBP 7.00 per person (subject to change without previous notice)
4. International departure tax from Guayaquil GBP 22.00 per person (subject to change without previous notice)
5. Fuel surcharge of GBP 26.00 per night and per person (subject to change without previous notice) on board the M/V Galapagos Explorer
6. Airline ticket Cuenca - Guayaquil (one way) GBP 51.00 per person subject to change without previous notice.
Tour Rate Include
  • Transfers and excursions specified in the program.
  • Accommodation and meals mentioned in the tour description.
Tour Rate do not Include
  • Domestic and international tickets.
  • Airport taxes.
  • Beverages during meals.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Other services not specified in the program, extras and tips.
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