Ecuador Highlights

Quito hotel & visit, 2-day Otavalo, train ride Magdalena Community stay + 4 day Avenue of the Volcanoes to Guayaquil Transfers

Galapagos Islands

Day 1: Quito

Arrival any day-transfer to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 2: Quito (B)

Colonial City Tour & Middle of the World: bustling streets and squares of the largest historical old town in the Americas, a multi-ethnic, artistic and cultural heritage destination. Visit the “Middle of the world” situated at 0º0’0” latitude. Overnight.

Day 3: Quito - Otavalo - Cotacachi - Magdalena Karanki Community (B,D)

Visit the well-known indigenous market in Otavalo for an arts and crafts shopping adventure. Visit Peguche known for its weavers, visit a wind instruments workshop, Cotacachi known for the manufacture of leather goods, Cuicocha crater lake. Arrive to Magdalena Community overight at one of the community houses.

Day 4: Magdalena Karanki Community Train Ride - Salinas (B,L)

Magdalena Community discover this hidden mountain niche through a series of activities; horseback riding, mountain biking or hiking. Then drive to Ibarra and catch the “Liberty Train”, landscapes provide a magical setting as you pass through mysterious tunnels, cross bridges spanning canyons and gullies, and admire a unique biodiversity. Then arrive in the AfroEcuadorian community of Salinas, well known for its agricultural activities. Overnight in Quito.

Day 5: Quito - Cotopaxi - Baños Riobamba (B)

On the way to Baños admire highest active volcano on Earth, Cotopaxi, in Baños admire its beautiful scenery of waterfalls. Then drive south to Riobamba for overnight.

Galapagos Cruise Islands

Day 6: Riobamba - Devil’s nose Train Ride - Ingapirca Ruins - Cuenca (B,BL)

Start your day with a drive through some of the most picturesque indigenous areas of the country. Take the Devil’s Nose train ride, continue your way south to the Ingapirca Ruins, then arrive to Cuenca for overnight.

Day 7: Cuenca - City Tours (B)

A quaint colonial city, also known for the Panama Hats production, visit main square, new cathedral, flower market. Overnight.

Day 8: Cuenca - El Cajas National Park (B)

Drive to El Cajas National Park. This area is known for its beautiful landscapes with at least 200 lagoons, like the famous La Toreadora. After lunch, drive to Guayaquil for overnight

Day 9: Guayaquil (B)

Transfer out. End of services.

Tomebamba River Cuenca