Equateur Voyages Passion

Tour Operador in Ecuador, Quito

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Shared tour on fixed departures:
Base 2 People : 2240$
Base 3 People : 1810$
Base 4 People : 1670$
Base 5 People : 1670$
Base 6 People : 1580$
Base 7 People : 1490$
Base 8 People : 1410$
Exclusive Tour - Individual circuit:
Base 2 People : 2340$
Base 3 People : 1810$
Base 4 People : 1670$
Base 5 People : 1670$
Base 6 People : 1580$
Base 7 People : 1490$
Base 8 People. : 1410$

Land of Contrasts

       andes + amazon + pacific coast

Organized Trips | 13 days | Level : All range | Culture and Discover | Feasible all the year

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Land of Contrasts

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This 15 days tour allows you to discover the different parts of Ecuador with its cultural diversities.

We will begin our tour with the visit of Otavalo´s market, full of colors and people's kindness...
We´ll finsih our trip by a great ans wildness stay in the Jungle (Amazonia) !!!


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SPECIAL OFFER!!!!

Discount on selected dates  (Formula Shared Tour with fixed dates).

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This 15 days tour allows you to discover the different parts of Ecuador with its cultural diversities.
We will begin our tour with the visit of Otavalo´s market, full of colors and people's kindness... After a discovery stay in the Amazonia, we will get on the traditional Andes train (lot of sensations). 
 
Before going to the pacific coast (Machalilla National PArk), we will visit the Andes cordillera, Cuenca with its colonial style houses and Ingapirca the biggest Ecuadorian Inca ruins.
We will end our trip with the visit of Colonial Quito and the Middle of the World.
 
 
 
 
PROGRAM
 
Meals included are indicated as follow:  B : Breakfast L : Lunch D : Dinner 
 

Day 1: Quito - Otavalo – Cuicocha Lagoon  - Quito

Breakfast. Departure to Imbabura province. Visit the traditional market of Otavalo. The indigenous Otavalo market is with no doubts one of the most important markets in South America. It is the ideal place to buy gifts and souvenirs for family and friends. In the afternoon we are going to Cuicocha. Hiking around the lake. Return to Quito late in the afternoon.
Overnight in Quito.

Otavalo market was developed in the 60s and still remains, Ecuadorians come from all over the country to see the wide variety of products at their disposal. Tourists also marvel at the colorful textiles, straw hats (Panama), ponchos and silver jewelry

Cuicocha Lagoon is one of the most beautiful lagoons of altitude in Ecuador. It is part of the Cotacachi-Cayapas Ecological Reserve. We will have a short walk to admire the scenery.



Day 2: Colonial Quito – Middle of the World - Quito

 Visit of colonial Quito and Equatorial Line monument.
Overnight in Quito.  B

En In Colonial Quito, we´ll go to the Panecillo, small hill overlooking Quito, on which stands the statue of the Virgin of Legarda and delimiting the colonial town of San Francisco de Quito. Then, we will go to the Independence Square, where is located the Presidential Palace, the Cathedral and the Archbishop's Palace. Walking towards the Plaza de San Francisco, we stop at the Church of the Company of Jesus. Visit the Franciscan Monastery, Baroque monument located in Plaza San Francisco and visit the museum of religious art Fray Pedro Gocial which is right next door.

In the Middle of the World, we will visit the site that represents the symbolic pass of the parallel Zero or Equator and its ethnographic museum. Also we will visit the Inti Nan museum showing some physical laws related to gravity and its influence and astronomical knowledge that Aboriginal groups Inca and Pre Inca had.



Day 3: Quito - Amazonia

Departure to Misahualli, small village near by the Amazonia. Installation at the hotel and visit of this small village on the border of the Napo River. Observation of some monkeys on the Napo river shore and in central park of town.
Canoe sailing to the camp (1:30 of the route). Installation and discovery of the environment.
Night in cabins at Rio Napo. B - L

Located at 45 minutes from Tena, Misahualli is the river port of the Ecuadorian Amazon closest to Quito. It is located at the confluence of the rivers Misahuallí and Napo. The beach has white sand and attractiveness of this town are the dozens of monkeys freely circulate around the central square. It is also one of the departure points for jungle tours of several days.


Day 4: Amazonia

Navigating the Napo River to start a three-hour trek in the El Jaguar ecological reserve in the primary jungle. In the afternoon we visit an indigenous family Kichwa and tasting of typical manioc chicha ... Return to the cabins.
 Overnight in cabins.  B - L - D


Day 5: Amazonia – Baños

Departure by canoe to Misahuallí and then by private transport to Baños, whose characteristic are the natural sources of thermal waters. Excursion to the waterfall "El Pailón del diablo", crossing the Pastaza River, in tarabita and observation of the Tungurahua volcano. Possibility in Baños to enjoy the thermal water pools. Overnight in Baños.  B    
 
Baños is a charming resort site, with its hot springs, located at the gateway of the Amazon and the edge of the Andes. The beauty of the place and the hospitality of its inhabitants make of Baños a popular destination. Nestled in the midst of a green valley, the city, surrounded by forests, waterfalls and at the foot of the active volcano Tungurahua 5016m, offers lush vegetation. We will visit the impressive waterfall Pailón del Diablo. Beside the Manto de la Novia waterfall, also cross the river Pastaza in Cable cart, conveyance of the local people living near the river surrounded by cliffs. If weather permits, we´ll see almost constant activity of the Tungurahua volcano.


Day 6: Baños – Chimborazo Wildlife Reserve - Riobamba

 Departure to the Chimborazo's Reserve. Arrival at the first refuge Carrel Bros. at 4800 m. and then start the ascent to the Whymper refuge at 5,000 meters. Visit of the glacier and vicuñas observation. Continuation to Riobamba.
Overnight in Riobamba.  B - L (Box Lunch)   
 
Chimborazo Wildlife Reserve: For several years, a reintroduction program of vicuñas and llamas began with the cooperation of indigenous communities living in these areas of the moorland. They are very easy to observe. In addition, the Chimborazo, the highest peak of Ecuador 6310 m. is a volcano that is a great attraction for mountaineers and for people who appreciate the beauty of the landscapes.    


Day 7: Riobamba – Train of the Andes « Devil´s Nose » - Ingapirca - Cuenca

Ride on the traditional Andes train and “Devil’s Nose”. (except Monday). In the afternoon we are going to visit the archeological site of Ingapirca Visit of the Inca Ruins of Ingapirca, the most important archeological site of Ecuador. Departure in private vehicle towards Cuenca. Hotel at Cuenca.  Viaje en el tren de los Andes en “La Nariz del Diablo”. (excepto los lunes). In the afternoon we will go to the archaeological site of Ingapirca, the most important Inca vestiges of Ecuador. Continuation towards the city of Cuenca.
Overnight in Cuenca.  B

This train ride is a technical achievement, built in the nineteenth century. The path is usually somewhat complicated but very exciting, the railway descends the hillside on a slope that goes from 2346 meters above sea level to 1860 m through a winding road, a way of less than one hour...

The archaeological site of Ingapirca is the most important and significant of Ecuador. Archaeologists have determined that the foundation took place in the late fifteenth century and they think that the Cañaris, a small tribe that populated the Andes in southern Ecuador, were the original inhabitants of the site until the arrival of the Inca Empire. The archaeological remains are located 90 kilometers north of the city of Cuenca.



Day 8: Cuenca

Visit of the historical center of Cuenca, of a hats manufactory Homero Ortega, and some museums and shopping.  
Overnight in Cuenca.  B

Cuenca is certainly a city apart in Ecuador, a little out of time. Its cobblestone streets, cathedrals, its constructions with marble and white facades, give it a colonial character that we can describe as unique in Ecuador.
We will visit the museum of the aboriginal cultures, the small artisan factory of Panama hats own by the Ortega family without forgetting the visit of the Cathedral of Cuenca and its squares. We'll have a nice little excursion along the banks of the Tomebamba river to appreciate the beautiful colonial houses



Day 9: Cuenca - Guayaquil

Departure towards Guayaquil city, a strategic fluvial port in Latin America. Visit of Malecon 2000, Iguana's Park, cathedral and of course the traditional neighborhood of Las Peñas.
Overnight in Guayaquil. B


Day 10: Guayaquil - Puerto López

Transfer to the Machalilla National Park on the Pacific coast. Resting in the afternoon on the beach.  
Overnight in Puerto López. B


Day 11: Isla de la Plata

 Navigation and visit of the island with a naturalist guide. (Island with characteristics similar to the Galapagos). From June to September, possible whale watching. Return to Puerto Lopez in the afternoon.
Overnight in Puerto López. B - L (box lunch)

La Isla de la Plata is the most important place of the Machalilla National Park. Since prehistoric times, was used as a center of adoration of the sun by pre-Columbian cultures, as evidenced archaeological remains, as well as a place of interchange of Spondylus shell, primitive currency of pre-hispanic cultures.


Day 12:   Agua Blanca Site – Los Frailes Beach

In the morning, we will visit the pre-Inca site of Agua Blanca and then continue to Los Frailes beach.
Overnight in Puerto López. B


Day 13:  Puerto López - Quito


You will be able to return to Quito in the car by land, or if you prefer, you can return by plane to the capital (optional)
 

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Departure on 01/01/2012to 31/12/2040From QuitoDays : allExtra Single room : 130 $
Base 2 People2240 $
Base 3 People1810 $
Base 4 People1670 $
Base 5 People1670 $
Base 6 People1580 $
Base 7 People1490 $
Base 8 People1410 $

 

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Choose your date or an open date and join one of our groups !

Exclusive formula

You’re a couple, a group, you want to travel alone, the exclusive formula is for you !

 

Suplement per person for an exlusive trip 2 people : 100.00$

 

The price includes ...

Transportation:
From 2 to 4 participants: 4 wheel drive  
From 5 participants: Comfortable mini bus  
Accommodation: Second class hotel with private bathroom, first Class hotel at Guayaquil and lodge at Amazonian Region  
All activities  
All mentioned meals
Entry to different sites included the place on the Andean train and Ingapirca Ruins
English Speaking Guide

The price doesn't include ...

International flight ticket  
Drinks and personal spending
Meals not mentioned on the program
Extra drinks
Tips
Your personal insurance, repatriation / cancellation (in case of illness or accident)
Supplement for superior category hotels

FOR 4 PEOPLE: For more comfort during the transportation:

We can change the vehicle with a comfortable mini bus + driver + guide  Supplement for all circuit: 80 $ per person


 

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We leave when possible, meals at your expense.
Ecuador is a nice country for travelers who want to discover different experiences of taste. There are a huge variety of meals, gourmet restaurants or simply small dining places in markets and villages. 
Meals mentioned in the program are included and those not mentioned are left to your choice. Your guide and traveling companion will tell you interesting places or restaurants, and may also assist you in your discovery, if you wish.
    


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