If you’re short on time it doesn’t mean your cultural experience in Ecuador shouldn’t be colossal. This 8-day tour mixes exciting stuff like UNESCO World Heritage cities, 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.
Arrive at any time.
There are no planned activities before an evening welcome meeting.
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.
Travel by bus to Cotopaxi National Park. Opt to visit a lagoon at elevation, hike national park trails, or mountain bike with views of Cotopaxi Volcano. Spend the night in a mountain lodge near the national park.
Enjoy the morning in Cotopaxi before continuing on to Alausi.
Board the 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.
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.
Explore the city's sights, including cobblestoned streets, red-tiled roofs, art galleries, flower markets, shaded plazas, and museums.
Fly back to Quito and enjoy the night in this historical city.
Depart at any time.
We recommend booking pre or post nights in Quito for additional time to explore. The optional activities may require additional time, speak to your CEO for assistance booking these activities on trip.
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Trip Name: Highlands of Ecuador
Duration: 8 Days
From Price: $1,049
Supplier Tour ID: SEHE/205172
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