Eternal Sierra Tour

Description

Our Ecuador Tours are the perfect combination of nature and authentic cultural experiences. You will love the Ecuador mainland! Immerse yourself into the most diverse of the Ecuadorian ecosystems,

enjoy a road trip into the Sierra Ecosystem 

Itineraries: Eternal Sierra Tours

Day 1: Quito Arrival transfer to your hotel in Quito - Free time to relax and acclimatised 

Day 2: Quito City tour and Mitad del Mundo - Visit the Vasilica, la Catedral, Independence Palace, in the afternoon visit the middle  of the world o Mitad del Mundo

Day 3: Cotopaxi National Park  and Lumpiopungo, visit the Refugio Jose Rivas 

Day 4: Quilotoa lake - Banos, visit the marker in Zumbagua just on Saturdays, visit the painting in Tigua.

Day 5: Banos full day, visit the Pailon del diablo and Manto de la Novia, visit la casa del arbol, practice the zipline. Transfer to Riobanba

Day 6: Devil's Nose Train - Ingapirca - Cuenca, visit the Incas ruins of Ingapirca

Day 7: Cuenca City tour - Free time, visit the four river that run through Cuenca, the flowers marked, also a reference to Cuenca beings a long - held hub of cultural, art, artisanry 

Day 8: Tranfer out fly to Quito - transfer to Otavalo, transfer to the airport to your fly to Quito o

Day 9: Otavalo Tour - visit the marked in Otavalo, the lake San Pablo, visit Cotacachi.

Day 10: Private Transfer to the Airport

Activities

DAY 1: Quito transfer - Hotel

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 

DAY 2: 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 of the Independence and the Presidential Palace. We’ll also take in a number of imposing gothic churches before working up to the amazing Basillica

Ecuador is home to the middle of the world! Travel on a guided private tour from Quito to the location where the southern and northern hemispheres meet and view the monument which stands to represent this great divide! You can't visit Ecuador without going to the middle of the world. Back to your hotel in Quito.

DAY 3: Cotopaxi National Park

The Cotopaxi is the highest active volcano in the World, the volcano offers climbing experiences for all skill levels.  The immense plain that surrounds the volcano offers a wonderful landscape with extraordinary geological conditions and numerous flora and fauna.

  You will have a walking around the Limpiopungo Lagoon and the Cotopaxi National Park, this park includes 83,829 acres, and the altitude ranges from 11,152 ft. to 19,347 ft., above sea level.  This park is home to deer, pumas, condors, wild horses and llamas. Night at one of the haciendas in Cotopaxi.

DAY 4: Quilotoa - Banos

We head to Laguna Quilotoa itself today and start with a great photo opportunity at the rim. The Quilotoa Loop is an amazing emerald lagoon inside a volcano crater at the height of 3,800 m. display beautiful views of the Andean mountains.

We then hike down to the water’s 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 Pujilí - a center for ceramics and pottery crafts. It's then we will go to Baños night at Hotel la Floresta or any hotel in Banos!

DAY 5: Banos 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.

DAY 6 : Devil's Nose Train - Ingapirca - Cuenca

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​

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.. 

DAY 7: Cuenca Tour

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.. 

DAY 8: Transfer out Cuenca - Quito - Otavalo

n 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.

Day 9:Otavalo Tour

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.

Day 10: Treasfer to the Airport - Tour End

Tour end - after breakfast our driver will transfer you to the airport for your flight out.

How long does the tour take?

10 DAYS TOUR

Address

Dolores Veintimilla N2 - 68 y Rita Lecumberri

Quito - Ecuador

Fairfield, CT, USA

Contact

US: +1.203.443.9365

Quito, Ecuador: +593.999.721.198

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