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Dolores Veintimilla N2 - 68 y Rita Lecumberri

Quito - Ecuador

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Quito, Ecuador: +593.999.721.198

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Ecuador Family Tour Itineraries

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 1

Quito - Hotel transfer

Day 2

Quito - Hotel transfer

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

Day 1

City Line - Mitad del Mundo

DAY 1  CITY LINE

We will spend a full day exploring the culture of Ecuador on this tours of Quito City and Mitad del Mundo.

In the afternoon, make your way to Mitad del Mundo, the center of the world the equatorial line with one foot in each hemisphere, visit the Intinan Museum to participate in the experiments that can only be conducted at the equator. At the end return to your hotel in Qui

Activities

  • Visit San Francisco Church and plaza

  • Visit La Compañía de Jesús Church.

  • La Basílica Church.

  • Government's Palace

  • Plaza Grande

  • Visit the Mitad del Mundo and have fun performing the various activities there.

  • Enjoy the delicious food the restaurants of the zone offer.

Day 2

Otavalo - full day

The Otavalo cultural tour is a wonderful way to discover and combine the famous artesian indigenous market in Ecuador and some of the amazing views outside Otavalo.

Activities

  -  Visit Cayambe where we can taste and learn about the town’s famous bizcochos (local biscuits)

  -  The famous market of Otavalo where you’ll have the option to purchase local handicrafts.

  - In the afthernon visit the beautiful Cuicocha Lake.

Finally, enjoy incredible food in Cotacachi

Day 3

Cotopaxi National Park

 After breakfast our guide will pick you up from your hotel in Quito in prívate vehicle to the south along the volcanoes avenue up to Cotopaxi National Park. Arrival to 4500 meters and the walk to the San Jose Rivas refuge. Box lunch. Hike to the glacier depend on the weather until de snow on the route os ascent of the volcano. In retur we stop at Lumpiopungo lagon.

Activities

 -  Admire the diverse ecosystems while arriving at Cotopaxi.

 -  Arrive at the Cotopaxi National Park, and visit the museums.

 -  Explore the Limpio Pungo Lagoon

 -  Night in Cotopaxi in one the famous haciendas in the area.

       

Day 3

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.

Day 4

Quilotoa lake tour - Transfer to banos

Day 3

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.

Day 4

Quilotoa lake tour - Transfer to banos

Day 4

Quilotoa tour full day

Quilotoa is a volcanic crater lake located at 3800 meters (12,400 feet) between the towns of Zumbahua and Chugchilán.  Its emerald water spans two kilometres.  Local legend claims it is connected to the ocean and is therefore salty and sulphuric.  Quilotoa is an active volcano, the last major eruption was over 850 years ago. Visiting Quilotoa is an amazing experience at approximately 4,000 meters above sea level.

Activities

 -  Trip to Quilotoa.

 -  Visit the town of Zumbagua

 -  Visit either Saquisilí Market(Thursdays), or Pujilí Market (Sundays)

 - Once arrived at the Quilotoa Lake, experience a magical descent to the lake.

 - Visit the Shalala Community, which is best known for its handicrafts.

Enjoy the view at the Mirador Shalala

- Transfer to Banos night in Banos

Day 5

Banos

Baños is a tourist attraction destination for national and international visitors, due to the wide variety and offer of activities, accommodation, restaurants, discos, bars, among others. Making it the ideal place for outdoor activities, ecotourism and practice adventure sports, surrounded by nature.

Activities

 -  Explore de de waterfalls Manto de la Novia

 -  Pailón del Diablo waterfalls

 -  La virgin watefalls

 - Night in Banos

      

Day 6

Today we climb aboard the Devil's Nose Train - a majestic train and one of the few lines operating in Ecuador. We then head to Ingapirca (Ecuador's premier pre-Incan ruin - our guides are very knowledgeable on this topic). Overnight in Cuenca 

Day 7

Cuenca City tour

After breakfast, we head out to see the city for the full day. Cuenca is an old city, which still retains its pleasant provincial air. You’ll embark on a comprehensive tour of the city, visiting such places as the old cathedral which dates back to 1557 and is now operated as a museum. You’ll see local craftsmen creating some of the finest examples of panama hats in the world, flower markets and the Governor’s 

Night in Cuenca

Devil's Nose Train - Ingapirca - Cuenca

Day 8

Artisanal towns of Gualaceo and Chordeleg where the markets with their traditional handicrafts, textiles, jewelry stores made of gold and silver filigree are located, we will also know “Ecuagenera” an orchid that has more than 2,500 species of orchids.

Night in Cuenca

Tour end - after breakfast our driver will transfer to the Airport to Quito or by car to Guayaquil and Cajas National Park.

 Extencion of this tour: Galápagos or Amazonía

Tour End

Day 10

Gualaceo - Chordelec

US: +1.203.443.9365

Quito, Ecuador: +593.999.721.198

Dolores Veintimilla N2 - 68 y Rita Lecumberri

Quito - Ecuador

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