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4 Days / 3 nights from Quito, Mondays only, Accommodations and meals are included (Shared)

A four-day immersion in the Andean World, from Quito, along the Avenue of the Volcanoes, to Cuenca, through the spectacular scenery of the Andes, with visits to centenary Haciendas, fertile fields of vegetables and roses, in close contact with the local culture. This is a journey along the history, the spirituality, the flavours, the customs, traditions and legends of the Andean Region.

Day 1. Quito - Cotopaxi -  Patate

Day 2. Baños -Route of the Cascades - Ambato - El Arenal - Riobamba

Day 3. Riobamaba - Alausí - Devil's Nose - Alausi - Ingapirca - Cuenca

Day 5. Cuenca

       

 

5 Days / 4 nights Scuba diving tours in Galapagos

  • 4 nights accommodations
  • 6 dives
  • Check- out-dive
  • Transfer in/out
  • Visit to Charles Darwin Research Station
  • All meals
  • Accommodations at Finch Bay Eco Hotel
 

4 Days / 3 nights  in Galapagos

    3 nights accommodations
  • Transfer in/out
  • All Meals
  • Highlands Tour
  • Hotel Taxes Included
  • Charles Darwin Research Station
  • 2 Day Yacht Excursions To Islands
 

3 Days / 2 Nts Western Andes Multisport

    Day 1. Montain Biking to Mindo 
    Day 2. Cloud Forest Trek
    Day 3. Rafting on the Blanco River




    Exotic Ecuador.




    Quito - Mid-World - Zero Meridian - Hot Springs Papayakta - Otavalo - Mindo Tropical Forest Resort Arasha - Cuenca - Guayaquil

    every day
    Alive effect Papallacta hot springs, a unique opportunity to visit the most beautiful capital of South America, to plunge into the history of the Incas and relax in the quiet reserve, a dip in the flavor of Indian villages, visit one of the most biologically rich areas on the planet Arasha best spa resort in Ecuador. The hotel has a spa center specializing in procedures based on natural oils and essences.
    Day 1 Quito
    Meeting at the airport.
    The capital of Ecuador is considered one of the most beautiful cities in South America.Quito is located at an altitude of 2,850 m above sea level and only 22 km south of the equator, which ensures a very pleasant climate and breathtaking panoramas of mountains with snowy peaks, visible from anywhere in the city. Transfer to the Hotel 
    15:00 Visit to the monument "The middle of the world." The monument is located on the equator, defined by French surveyors in the 18th century (a unique opportunity to stand with one foot in the north and another in the southern hemisphere).
    Includes ticket to the Museum of Inti. In this museum you can implement a series of experiments that explain the influence of equatorial line on the natural physical forces of nature, such as weight, gravity, etc. You will also learn about the solar culture of ancient peoples with their cosmovision. You can also see a series of totems of different cultures in South America. Showing traditional dwellings of different cultures existing in the country, namely the housing with the objects belonging to the same Indian family that lived in the same place many generations ago.
    Tour of modern and colonial areas of the capital of Ecuador, recognized by UNESCO in 1978 a World Heritage Site. Quito is situated at an altitude of 2,800 m above sea level surrounded by the peaks of volcanoes. This picturesque colonial city was founded by conquistadors in 1534 on the ruins of the ancient buildings of the Incas. The tour includes inspection of the main attractions of the city: Independence Square, the building of the Presidential Palace, the cathedral and monastery. Particularly noteworthy are the Church of San Francisco Built in 1535, it is - the first major religious building in the continent and the majestic church of La Company, built by Jesuits in 1605. In the old Quito are 12 monasteries and 50 churches.
    Day 2: Quito - Papallacta.
    Breakfast buffet.Teleferiko.
    Transfer to Papallacta. On the road, about 2 hours, then come to a surprising very quiet and beautiful place - a small valley in the mountains with wild streams and abundant vegetation. Once an enterprising German dream fulfilled weary traveler, the hotel is built with thermal baths, personal pools. At an altitude of 3300 meters above sea level, in the realm of lush forests, deep rivers and the Amazon winds majestic condors, pumas and spectacled bear, are Papallacta hot springs. These springs are located on the amazing track "cinnamon" on the same route that made in 1542, Francisco de Orellana, when he crossed the Andes mountain range in search of gold and other jewelry, which unexpectedly led to the discovery of the Amazon River. Papallacta is a door in the Amazonian region of Ecuador.
    Here, in a valley between two volcanoes: Cayambe and Artisan is acquired health, relaxation and tranquility. Hot thermal water is colorless, odorless and extremely good taste not only have a noticeable effect zhiznetvornym, but also because of its curative effects of saturation of sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and other beneficial substances. Thanks to the inhalation of vapors of water and its contact with the skin, as well as use as a drink, treated many diseases of the central nervous system, are chronic headaches, stabilizes blood pressure, improves digestion and respiratory processes.Bathing in the springs can also be helpful for people suffering from skin diseases, rheumatism, arthritis, helps with heart disease and postoperative periods. Papallacta is a protected area of ​​the state in whose territory the hot pools are of varying size, depth and water temperature. Accommodation in a hotel''Termas de Papallacta Spa Resort'' Free time.
    Day 3: Papallacta - Quito.
     13:00 Transfer to Quito (without guide).
    Accommodation at the hotel 
    Day 4: Quito - Otavalo - Quito
    Breakfast buffet.The town of Otavalo is famous for its Saturday Indian market, with existing doinkskih times. Market - a bright and festive event, and otavaltsy greet you in their traditional attire. Strangely enough, but it is not done for tourists. And in fact, men walking in short white pants, woven from rope sandals, ponchos, which can be worn inside out, and her hair tied in a ponytail. The women wear brightly embroidered blouses, long black jacket, shawls, necklaces and bracelets of glass beads. Although one-third of the region's inhabitants are white or mestizo, the majority of Indians live in villages on the outskirts of Otavalo, and come to the city exclusively for market day.
    Includes lunch.
    Walk to the crater of an extinct volcano Pululahua (view from the observation deck).
    * If the tourists want spusitsya into the crater, a guided tour at 1:00 surcharge on site $ 7 p / p)
    This huge volcanic crater, one of the world's largest and one of the two, where people live. The majority of scientists classified it as active. Is part of a geo-botanical reserve Pululaua, which also includes a deep, forested river ravine.

    Day 5 Quito
    Breakfast buffet.
    Free day.
    We offer an optional excursion for a fee. QUITO - Cotopaxi - Quito After breakfast, 1.5 hour road to the volcano Cotopaxi. A short walking tour takes you to the Cotopaxi National Park and the lagoon Limpiopungo. Cotopaxi - the highest active volcano in the world (5, 897 meters). Records of its activities date back to 1534 year, when the conquistadors arrived in what is now Ecuador. It is home to a variety of animal species, such as the Andean wolves, cougars, deer, and marsupial mice. The last two species are endemic. The most widespread native mammal - a hare. Vegetation varies with altitude. At an altitude of 3,500 meters, we can see the animals that live in trees in the area Limpiopungo. Here you can see a lot of birds, mainly suharnits, ducks, Andean gulls, and sparrow hawk. Rocky Volcano Ruminyaui - one of the habitats of condors.National Park Cotopaxi identified four bio-region.

    Day 6 Quito - Mindo Reserve
    Breakfast buffet.
    6:30 Departure to Mindo Reserve (Mindo) is a 78-km northwest of Quito on the road, before reaching 15 kilometers from the city of San Miguel de los Bankos (San Migurel de los Bancos). The vast territory covered by cloud forest with many rivers and waterfalls. Here is the famous nursery in Ecuador, butterflies, a variety of birds, orchid garden, these orchids growing wild. Located in the crater of an extinct volcano a long time.
    Includes lunch.
    Includes dinner and overnight at the Spa Arasha Resort
    This is one of the most biologically rich areas on the planet, in a 2-hour drive from Quito-Arasha Ecuador's Tropical Forest Resort & Spa. The main principle of the hotel is the desire for harmony between the natural environment and maximum comfort. Guests can make their own cocoa beans into chocolate or create your own unique jewelry with his hands in a local craft shop. At the request of the guests at the hotel may be invited to a shaman, who conducts rituals in physical and spiritual purification. The hotel has a spa center specializing in procedures based on natural oils and essences. Influential tourism associations have repeatedly recognized Arasha best spa resort in Ecuador.

    Day 7: Reserve Mindo - Quito - Cuenca
    Breakfast buffet.
    14:00 Transfer to the airport in Quito.
    Departures in Cuenca.
    Transfer to the Hotel Oro Verde Cuenca / Santa Lucia.
    Accommodation at the hotel.

    Day 8: Cuenca
    Breakfast.
    Sightseeing tour (4 hours).
    Cuenca - the most beautiful colonial city in Ecuador. A classic example of the European colonial city of Cuenca was founded by the Spaniards April 12, 1557 Inca city on the spot Tomebamba, built on these lands Inca Tupac Yupanqui around 1470. Cuenca has much in common with the old town of Quito - the same narrow cobbled streets and beautiful colonial building with balconies and patios, the same abundance of white churches and various museums. However, in contrast to the capital, there is almost no fact of pollution, noise and crowds of tourists that are so characteristic of Quito, and the provincial atmosphere of the city only adds to the impression of its landmarks

    Day 9: Cuenca - Ingapirka Ruins - Cuenca
    Breakfast.
    Ingapirka ruins - one of the biggest cities of the Incas in Ecuador. In the park you can take a trip back in time and see the sacred place where the moon was worshiped doinkskie times, and later - the sun. In the local museum houses the treasures of ancient times, jewelry and pottery, and in the Solar Observatory - an unusual calendar of the Incas.
    Includes lunch.

    Day 10: Cuenca - Guayaquil
    Breakfast
    Transfer to the airport. Flight to Guayaquil
    City tour of Guayaquil
    Transfer to the Hotel Oro Verde 5 * accommodation

    Day 11: Guayaquil
    Breakfast
    Transfer to the airport.





     
    Ecuador Express. 



    Quito- Cotopaxi National Park -  Patate - Baños - Route of the Cascades - Ambato - El Arenal - Riobamba - Riobamba - Alausí - Devil's Nose - Alausi - Ingapirca - Cuenca
    Dates: every Friday

    Day 1. Quito. Arrival in Quito. Meeting at the airport. Transfer to the Day 2.  Quito. This one-day semi-private excursion has been designed to provide guests with an overall view of the dramatic Andean scenery, with an earlier departure to arrive in time to appreciate the activity of the Otavalo Market and visit the town of Peguche for a stroll through the town to observe the weaving process
    Day 3. Quito. Free day
    Day 4.  Quito- Cotopaxi National Park - Hacienda San Agustín de Callo - Patate. Early departure from Quito by motorcar on the Pan-American Highway to the south, to visit the Cotopaxi National Park, an ecological sanctuary of 88,920 acres, around the magnificent Cotopaxi Volcano, which rises 5897 meters (19,347 feet) above sea level.  The evergreen landscape of the Ecuadorian highlands is one of the main attractions, along valleys and mountains covered by multicolored fields. After an hour and a half, the entrance to the park is reached and then it's up a dirt road for approximately one hour.  Upon arrival to the park there is an introductory briefing about the habitat of the Andean paramo or moorlands, its flora and fauna in the small Interpretation Center.  Travel along valleys and mountains, arrive to Cotopaxi National Park, which surrounds the magnificent Cotopaxi Volcano, for an up-close view of the Andean paramo habitat and its unique flora and fauna; a number of high-altitude birds can be observed around Limpiopungo Lagoon, and occasionally, wild horses.  On clear days, the perfect snow-capped cone of the Cotopaxi Volcano is quite a sight!  At the foot of the volcano is a charming hacienda, where lunch is served in a room with Inca walls, perfectly preserved through the centuries -a truly archaeological jewel.  After lunch, mingle with the llamas of the hacienda and stroll along a rose plantation, many varieties, many colours, ready for exportation.  From here, descend towards the town of Patate, to spend the night at a 300-year old hacienda, hidden among the mountains, a magical ambience, where, as the afternoon mist descends, stories are told about those who left in search of the treasure of the Incas in the nearby Llanganatis - and never returned...
    Day 5 Baños - Route of the Cascades - Ambato - El Arenal - Riobamba. After breakfast, take a spectacular route along the gorge of the Pastaza River to the town of Baños (Baths), right at the foot of Tungurahua Volcano, from where the thermal waters that gave it its name emerge.  Drive along the Route of the Cascades to El Pailón del Diablo (the Devil's Cauldron) -the most adventurous will descend (medium difficulty) to observe the impressive cascade up close, surrounded by subtropical vegetation and orchids.  The force and sound of the waters can also be appreciated from a lookout point without descending.  Lunch is served at an hacienda / hostel in the surroundings, and in the afternoon a short stroll along Baños -a town with an international pulse, full of people from all over the world as well as many locals who pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Holy Water.  From here, the route to Riobamba is up the mountain, to where the clouds can be touched, alongside the massive Chimborazo, the highest mountain of Ecuador, on the high paramo where vicuñas graze and scamper - this is a protected Faunistic Preserve.  On the hillsides, where the land is worked beneath the plow, one might think the farmer's true objective was to paint the hills in fascinating patterns, not just to till the dark, fertile soil. Great photo ops on this route!  Arrive to Riobamba for dinner and lodging.
    Day 6 Riobamba - Alausí - Devil's Nose - Alausi - Ingapirca - Cuenca
    After an early breakfast depart by road, skirting the flanks of the Andes, an astonishing ride, twisting and turning, along bridging ravines and river gorges.  Ride through Indian villages and cultivated fields; here is where most of the cereals in Ecuador are grown, among them, the quinua, considered the perfect grain for its nutritional value.  After about 2 hours arrive at the small town of Alausí, the beating heart of the rehabilitation of the Ecuadorian Railway Company in the last years.  Great effort has been made to restore the 100-year old train to its old glory and romance.  Stations have been renewed, railways and sleepers replaced, engines and classic coaches renovate, and, most important, the project involves the local communities along the route in the rail operation.  The highlight is the thrilling 800-metre (2630-foot) descent on the zigzag cuttings on the rock of the Devil's Nose.  At the bottom one finds the newly renovated Station of Sibambe.  Here there is time to visit the local museum "Condor Puñuna" built and run by the Nizag community, see the display of local handcrafts, fruit and medicinal plants and try the local coffee.  The train whistle calls guests back on board for the return to the Station of Alausí, where a light snack is served to regain strength.  Continue exploring the Andean world by motorcoach to the south, visiting the Inca Fortress of Ingapirca en-route. Lunch in the area. Arrival to the airport of Cuenca at dusk to take the flight to Quito or Guayaquil, or end at the hotel if taking an extension.  Air ticket is extra.

    Train tickets are included in the rate. Price of train tickets are subject to change without prior notice.


    usd 1044 per pax. in Dbl room


    Ecuador for 10 days




    Quito - Middle of the World - Volcano Alley - Cotopaxi - Riobamba - Ingapirka - Cuenca - Guayaquil - Galapagos Islands - Quito


    Dates: every Saturday

    Day 1. Quito. Arrival in Quito. Meeting at the airport. Transfer to the hotel 
    Day 2. Quito. 
    Sightseeing tour. Quito - the most beautiful capital of South America, open-air museum, completely taken in 1979 under the protection of UNESCO as an outstanding monument of historical and cultural heritage of mankind. Quito - one of the oldest Indian cities. Its name comes from the ancient inhabitants of the country - the people of the whale. In 1470 the Incas conquered Quito and made it the capital of the kingdom of Quito.Architectural jewel of the Andes now protects not only the Holy Virgin, prostrate over her wings from the mountain Panesilo, but the entire international community. Quechua Quito "city of mountains", and rather not say enough to circle his eyes. And he stands at a height of 2800 meters above sea level, being one of the highest capitals in the world.
    The tour includes inspection of the main attractions of the city: Independence Square, the building of the Presidential Palace, the cathedral and monastery. Particularly noteworthy are the Church of San Francisco Built in 1535, it is - the first major religious building in the continent and the majestic church of La Company, built by Jesuits in 1605. In the old Quito are 12 monasteries and 50 churches.
    Visit the monument "The middle of the world." The monument is located on the equator, defined by French surveyors in the 18th century (a unique opportunity to stand with one foot in the north and another in the southern hemisphere).
    Includes ticket to the Museum of Inti. You will learn about the solar culture of ancient peoples with their cosmovision. You can also see a series of totems of different cultures in South America.
    Day 3. Quito - Cotopaxi - Riobamba 
    The adventure starts in Quito, heading due south through the outskirts of the capital. This first leg reaches the charming town of Sangolqui, where a stop is made to explore the traditional Andean market, full of animals, produce and people: a great introduction to the Andean way of life. Over to the east, the journey enters Cotopaxi National Park, an ecological sanctuary of 88,920 acres that harbours the magnificent cone of the Cotopaxi Volcano, rising 5,897 meters (19,347 feet) above sea level. The evergreen landscape of the Ecuadorian highlands is one of the main attractions, as the programme travels along valleys and over mountains patchworked with multicolored fields.  After an hour and a half, the entrance to the park is reached and then it's up a dirt road for approximately one hour.  Upon arrival at the park, there is an introductory briefing about the habitat of the Andean páramo or high-altitude moorlands.  Continue on to Limpiopungo Lagoon to observe a variety of birds and occasionally wild horses and to enjoy a short walk.  On clear days, the Cotopaxi Volcano accompanies guests as a magnificent backdrop. Lunch is served at a local restaurant in the area. Continue along the Pan American Highway, up and down the slopes of the famous Avenue of the Volcanoes.  Continue by bus to Urbina Train Station, high up, at the foot of imposing Chimborazo Volcano. Visit a Tagua nut workshop and warm up with a canelazo and biscuits by the fireplace and, if the Chimborazo is clear, an amazing sunset can be expected. Then continue by bus to Riobamba for dinner and overnight.
    Day 4. Riobamba - Alausi - Ingapirca - Cuenca After an early breakfast, depart by road (about 2 hours) towards the small town of Alausí, the beating heart of the rehabilitation of the Ecuadorian Railway Company in the last years.  Great efforts have been made to restore the 100-year old train stations, replace railways and sleepers, renovate engines and classic coaches, and involve the Indian communities in the rail operation for tourism along the route.  The highlight is the thrilling 800-metre (2630-foot) descent via zigzags cut into the rock of the Devil's Nose. At the bottom is the newly renovated Sibambe Station.  Here there is time to visit the local museum "Condor Puñuna" built and run by the Nizag community, see the display of local handcrafts, fruit and medicinal plants and try the local coffee.  The train whistle calls guests back on board for the return to Alausí Station. Continue exploring the Andean world by road to the south, passing through stunning landscapes before visiting the Inca Fortress of Ingapirca en-route. Lunch is served in the area. Arrival at Cuenca at dusk, for dinner and overnight
    Day 5. Cuenca - Guayaquil
    Breakfast
    City tour of Cuenca. The former residence of the emperor of the Incas, the city of Cuenca was declared by UNESCO in 1999, the cultural heritage of humanity
    A classic example of the European colonial city of Cuenca was founded by the Spaniards April 12, 1557 Inca city on the spot Tomebamba, built on these lands Inca Tupac Yupanqui around 1470
    Transfer to Guayaquil.
    City tour.
    Night at the 'Plaza City'
    Day 6. Guayaquil - Galapagos Islands
    Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Departure to the Galapagos Islands.
    Meeting at the airport on Baltra Island. Transfer to the hotel 'Silberstein' 4 * (3 +) on the island of Santa Cruz. Lunch at the hotel.Visit the Charles Darwin Station. Dinner at the hotel.
     
    Day 7. Galapagos Islands
    Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.
    Excursion in the islands.

    Day 8. Galapagos Islands
    Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.
    Excursion in the islands.
    Island Plaza or Seymour.

    Day 9. Galapagos Islands - Quito
    Breakfast
    Transfer to the airport. Flight to Quito.
    Arrive in Quito, airport. Transfer. Accommodation in hotel "Akros" 4 * or in the same category.

    Day 10. Quito
    Breakfast
    Transfer to the airport.
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