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Highlands of Ecuador

Highlands of Ecuador


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Ecuador

Cities Visited

Alausi, Cotopaxi, Cuenca, Otavalo, Quito

Tour Itinerary

Wander Quito and colonial cities, marvel at an active volcano, shop at the Otavalo Market, ride the famous Devil's Nose train.

If you're short on time it doesn't mean your cultural experience in Ecuador shouldn't be colossal. This eight-day tour mixes exciting stuff like cities listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 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.

Day 1: Quito
Arrive at any time.
Activity: Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.
Accommodation: Hotel Cruz Loma (or similar)

Day 2: Quito/Otavalo
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.
Transport: Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Activity: Discover some amazing local art, tapestries, and textiles at Otavalo's famous artisan market, the largest handicraft market in South America. Wander the stalls to meet local artists, and find one-of-a-kind souvenirs. Try to arrive early for the best bargains (it starts at dawn), and try your hand at haggling - it's expected for every purchase. A good negotiator could get at least 20 per cent off the starting price.
Accommodation: Hotel Santa Fe (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 3: Otavalo/Cotopaxi
Travel by bus to Cotopaxi National Park. In the afternoon, opt to explore the area or mountain bike with views of Cotopaxi Volcano. Spend the night in a mountain lodge near the national park.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Free Time: Get out and explore the natural beauty of Cotopaxi.
Accommodation: Ecuador - Driver Food (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 4: Cotopaxi/Alausí
In the morning, visit Cotopaxi National Park before continuing on to Alausi.
Activity: Visit Cotopaxi National Park, home to Cotopaxi Volcano, which stands at 5,897m (19,342 ft). The beautiful cone-shaped, snow-covered volcano is Ecuador's second highest peak and the highest active volcano in the world. Keep an eye out for park wildlife, including condors, foxes, deer, spectacled bears, and more. For those who want to hike, there are options available (weather permitting). Please ensure you have proper hiking shoes or boots, a waterproof/windproof jacket and warm hats and gloves. Hike is approximately 1.5 hours.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Accommodation: Hotel Noris (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 5: Alausí/Cuenca
Board a 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.
Transport: Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Activity: Head out on an excursion on the famed Nariz del Diablo (Devil's Nose) train ride, which descends to the coast in a spectacular display of engineering around stunning mountain terrain. Witness how the railway winds its way around curves and tunnels over a distance of only 26km (16 mi), but the drop in elevation is significant, well over 1,000m (3280 ft)! The train manages the descent through a series of switchbacks before returning to Alausí.
Accommodation: La Casona Cuenca (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 6: Cuenca
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.
Free Time: Head out and explore this colonial city!
Accommodation: La Casona Cuenca (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 7: Cuenca/Quito
Fly back to Quito and enjoy the night in this historical city.
Transport: Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.
Free Time: Get out and explore this beautiful city.
Accommodation: Hotel Cruz Loma (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 8: Quito
Depart at any time.
Meal(s): Breakfast

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Inclusions

Meals Included
7 breakfasts

Transport
Local bus, plane, private vehicle.

Inclusions
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group. Otavalo Handicrafts Market visit. Cotopaxi volcano stay. Cotopaxi National Park visit. Devil's Nose train excursion. Orientation walk of Cuenca. Internal flight. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

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Accommodations

Hotels (5 nts), rustic mountain lodge (2 nts).

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

G Adventures Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4
Accommodations
3.6
Itinerary
4.1
Professional Staff
4.3
Repeat with Operator
4
Value for Money
3.9

Ratings based off 450 reviews about G Adventures Tours - currently showing 15 reviews with comments only

This was my 8th tour with this operator and I have a 9th scheduled. Obviously I am happy with this operator.

It was a great tour and are guides were very knowledgeable.

A Gadventures tour is a great affordable way to see the country and get the opportunity to meet and interact with the local people

It was a dream vacation.Thank you.

The G-Adventures travel guides were excellent

All 100% perfect, nothing to be done better

The G Adventures tour was fantastic.

Very satisfied with tour, enjoyed it very much.

I liked the variety of activities and the chance to opt out without undue pressure. I met some really fun people on this tour.

Everyone connected with the tour went above and beyond. The tour was more than I ever dreamt!

Our CEO Solofo for this trip is fantastic. He is patient and very nice. He went extra ways to help me and other members. I really enjoy this trip because of him! He is an excellent CEO. I definitely will recommend to other friends about him. Pls let him know that we really enjoy his introduction. He is also very informative and knowledgeable. In a word, he is excellent!

Great trip at a reasonable price.

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