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Ecuador Discovery

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9 Nights
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See all from volcanoes to cities

Explore ancient ruins, trek through volcanic national parks, take a dip in thermal waters, embrace local culture in large and small cities, and most importantly, discover the wonders of Ecuador for yourself!

What's Included
  • Round-trip economy class airfare into Quito (UIO), out of Guayaquil (GYE)
  • All airport and inter-city transfers
  • 2 nights in Quito at the Mercure Alameda Hotel, or similar
  • Quito City Tour with Equatorial Line Monument (6 hours)
  • 1 night in Otavalo at the Hacienda Pinsaqui, or similar
  • Visit to the School of Peguche (social project)
  • Visit to the Otavalo Indian handcrafts market
  • 1 night in Papallacta at the Hotel Termas de Papallacta, or similar
  • Visit to Laguna Cuicocha
  • Visit to Cotacachi and Papallacta villages
  • 1 night in Cotopaxti at the Hacienda La Cienega, or similar
  • Visit to Cotopaxti National Park and flower plantation
  • 1 night in Riobamba at the Hosteria Abraspungo, or similar
  • Visit to Quilotoa volcanic lake
  • Train ride to Devil's Nose, with boxed lunch
  • Visit to Ingapirca Inca monument (en-route to Cuenca)
  • 2 nights in Cuenca at the Hotel Carvallo, or similar
  • Cuenca City tour (half-day)
  • 1 night in Guayaquil at the Unipark Hotel, or similar
  • Visit to cacao project
  • Guayaquil sightseeing tour
  • Breakfast daily
*Please note that some of the activities included in this itinerary (particularly Papallacta, Cotopaxti and Quilotoa) may be strenuous for children, due to the high altitude.

Great Ways to Explore
  • Walk the equator of the earth at the Equatorial Line Monument in Quito!
  • Visit Laguna Cuicocha and Quilotoa, both volcanic lakes on the path of your travels through Ecuador.
  • Pick up a straw Panama hat, a style of hat which actually originated in Ecuador, while visiting a Panama hat factory in Cuenca.
  • Learn all about the magical cacao bean while visiting a cacao plantation outside Cuenca.
  • Stroll along Guayaquil's riverfront view as the sun sets on your final days in Ecuador.

Package Overview

Start your 9-night adventure through Ecuador in the charming capital of Quito, where churches and monasteries line the streets. See the highlights on a guided tour before making way for Otavalo, where you'll get the chance to browse through the famous crafts market.

Next up is Papallacta, where you can go fro a dip in the thermal baths and visit the volcanic lake, Cuicocha, as well as Cotopaxi National Park. Along with boasting the title of Ecuador's largest national park, it also sports a mighty volcano! Head out to Cuenca via train ride through the Devil's Nose, and then stop in at Ecuador's most important Incan ruins. Spend two nights getting to know Cuenca's art and cultural scene. Enjoy a tasting of a cacao bean straight from a cacao plantation before heading off to your last stop.

Wander through the booming city of Guayaquil. Lose yourself in the rhythm of Ecuador's largest city, taking in amazing and colorful culture at every turn, before flying home.

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