Eternal Sierra Tour Itineraries
Quito - Hotel transfer
Quito city tour - Mitad del Mundo
Following breakfast, we’ll pick you up and take you on an extended tour of one of the most picturesque and colonial cities in South America. We’ll take in the old town of the city, and visit important historical areas such as the Plaza del Independencia and the Presidential Palace. We’ll also take in a number of imposing gothic churches before working up to the amazing Basillica
Quito Arrival: Our guide the will be waiting for you at the Airport and take you to your hotel in Quito.
Free time to relax and acclimatised
Cotopaxi National Park
you Following breakfast, we start our journey south to the majestic Cotopaxi Volcano – the highest active volcano in the world. Cotopaxi is approximately one hour south of the city, and we’ll hike to the Jose Ribas hut at an altitude of 4,800 meters. Overnight at one the haciendas.
Quilotoa lake tour - Transfer to banos
Banos Tour full day
Today we’ll take you on a city tour of Baños, as well as into the local area to marvel at the waterfalls and scenery. There is much to do in Baños, from taking it easy to white water rafting and bungee jumping. Overnight in Riobamba.
Our day starts with a trip on the famous Devils Nose Train down the switch-backs to Sibambe station, recently restored this is one the principal tourist attractions in Ecuador today. Next is an unforgettable visit to the most impressive inca ruins within Ecuador: Ingapirca was built in the 15th century on a strategic hilltop with excellent views over the surrounding countryside. Overnight at Cuenca
Devil's Nose Train - Ingapirca - Cuenca
We head to Laguna Quilotoa itself today and start with a great photo opportunity at the rim. We then hike down to the waters edge where we can take a boat out to the middle of the lake and experience the gaseous ejections from the center of the earth. We're then heading towards Zumbahua to take in the market, before carrying on to the slightly larger town of Banos. Overnight at Banos
Cuenca tour full day
Cuenca: After breakfast we head out to see the city for the full day. Cuenca is an old city, wich still retains its pleasant provincial air. You will embar on a comprehensive tour of the city, visiti such places as the old cathedral which dates back to 1557 and is now operated as a museum. You´ll see local caftsmen creating some of the finest example of panama hats in the world, flower markets and the Governor´s Palace. Overnight in Cuenca..
In the morning flight takes you back up the to Quito with great aerial volcano views on a clear day. You will be met at the airport by our driver and transported north to Otavalo where there is free time to relax at the Hotel
Transfer out Cuenca - Quito - Otavalo
Otavalo begins with time to shop at the Indian market of Otavalo, famous across the Americas for its fine handicrafts and colourful locals. In the afternoon visits to the sacred Peguche waterfall, a local weaving workshop, and other local sites. Overnight at Otavalo.
Tour end - after breakfast our driver will transfer you to the airport for your flight out.