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$739 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Andean Train and Volcanoes

Departure on ThursdaysDay 1: Quito - Guamote - Train - Alausi - Sibambe - Riobamba Departure from Quito, early in the morning. Pick-up at your hotel at approx. 6:00 am.Visit of the incredible market of Guamote.Afternoon: Andean train - Nariz del Diablo at 2:00 pm return at 4:30 pm. Overnight at the Hacienda Abraspungo.Day 2: Chimborazo - Haciendas - Cotopaxi Arrival at the Chimborazo Volcano in the morning at approx. 9:00 am. We will make make the trek to 5000 msm. We will do the trek down and continue to the Cotopaxi volcano (at the time we don't know if the National Park is open to the public) we will visit the Hacienda San Augustin del Callo and the Hacienda of La Cienega where the Libertador of South America, Simon Bolivar used to stay.Overnight at Hacienda La Cienega. Day 3 : Cotopaxi - Roses farm - Quito After breakfast, visit of an organic roses farm. Return to Quito. Drop-off at your hotel.End of our services.--------------Departure on WednesdaysDay 1: Quito - Chimborazo Volcano - Andean Train - Alausi - Sibambe - Riobamba Departure from Quito, early in the morning. Pick-up at your hotel at approx. 6:00 am.Arrival at the Chimborazo Volcano in the morning at approx. 9:00 am. We will make the trek to 5000 msm. Afternoon: Andean train - Nariz del Diablo at 2:00 pm return at 4:30 pm. Overnight at the Hacienda Abraspungo.Day 2: Guamote Market - Haciendas - Cotopaxi National Park. Visit of the incredible market of Guamote.Cotopaxi volcano (at the time we don't know if the National Park is open to the public) we will visit the Hacienda San Augustin del Callo and the Hacienda of La Cienega where the Libertador of South America, Simon Bolivar used to stay.Overnight at Hacienda La Cienega. Day 3 : Cotopaxi - Roses farm - Quito After breakfast, visit of an organic roses farm. Return to Quito. Drop-off at your hotel.End of our services.

$2863.27 Outdoor Activities

12 DAYS ECUADOR CULTURE GROUP TOUR

DAY 1 (D) In the morning you will be visiting the colonial old town of Quito. After you will be visit the equator monument called Mitad del Mundo.  DAY 2 (B,L) You will do a 5 hour hike through the flora of the Andean highlands to explore the Cuicocha Crater. Later, you will visit the famous Otavalo market. DAY 3 (B,L) The train ride will start in Otavalo and will take you to Salinas, where you can explore the culture and history of the Afro-Ecuadorians.  DAY 4 (B,D)You will go to thermal baths of Papallacta. In the afternoon, you will arrive at a cozy lodge middle in a private protected forest. DAY 5 (B,L,D)You will have a hike through the protected rainforest. An expert from Pacari will show you how they make chocolate from local cacao beans. DAY 6 (B,L,D) Early in the morning, you and your guide will hop on a canoe along the Arajuno river to a clay lick to observe hundreds of parrots and parakeets. Then you will drive to a small town in the jungle called Misahualli for a typical Almuerzo. DAY 7 (B,D) After your breakfast, you will drive to an Animal Rescue Center in Puyo to see some tropical animals of the Amazon and to meet monkeys face to face. From here you will head deeper into the rainforest to eventually end up in Macas. Here you can relax in the afternoon in a nice hosteria. DAY 8 (B,L,D) You will viist the Shuar waterfall, where you will try to perform the waterfall ceremony of the Shuar.  DAY 9 (B,L) In the early morning, you will visit the Andean market of Guamote. After the market, you will explore the area and the small villages to have a better insight into the life of the Kichwa community. In the afternoon, you will be heading to Riobamba. * Upgrade option: Train ride over the Devil’s Nose:  After visiting the Guamote market you also have the choice to drive to a small train station of Alausi and do the famous train ride. (+ $ 90 p.p.)DAY 10 (B,L) Today, you will be heading to Riobamba to visit the Chimborazo volcano (6267 m). You will have a stop on 3000-meter altitude to visit the indigenous Kichwa community. From here you are able to hike to the Whymper refuge that is over 5000 meter in altitude. Later in the afternoon, you will be heading to Latacunga. DAY 11 (B,L,D) After breakfast, you will have a short drive to the village of La Victoria. Later, you will continue to the Andean market of Zumbahua. Here you can experience the noisy and chaotic market before you’ll head to the Quilotoa lagoon.  DAY 12 (B,L) You will explore the Cotopaxi National Park. Afterwards, you will have a lunch in the mountain refuge called Tambopaxi surrounded with the Sincholagua and Cotopaxi volcanos before heading back to Quito.

$1735 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4-Day aboard 'Tren Crucero' from the Andes to the Pacific

Day 1, Tuesday: Quito – Otavalo – Ibarra – QuitoWe depart Quito early in the morning for a one-and-a-half drive north. In Otavalo, home of a millenary market, a carefully restored steam engine awaits us. At a slow pace we will discover the many wonders hidden in this part of the country: musicians, painters, weavers and the skillful woodcarvers who keep the renowned Quito School style alive. After a tasting of traditional Andean cuisine and a visit to very special export-class rose plantation we return to Quito. Day 2, Wednesday: Quito – Urbina We board our convoy at Quito Chimbacalle station and begin our journey south along the Avenue of Volcanoes. If the weather permits, you can spot up to twenty volcanoes from the train –most extinct or dormant for centuries. Here, the Andes range splits into two arms that run parallel down south. The fertile valley trapped between these stone walls hosts a treasure trove of biodiversity. From the comfort of our panoramic cars we watch the change of vegetation and landscape as we slowly climb the Andean highlands to Urbina, the highest point in our itinerary at 11,800 feet above sea level. In the skirts of mount Chimborazo we meet the last ice-merchant and learn the story of his ancestral trade. Day 3, Thursday: Riobamba – The Devil’s Nose – Bucay We depart Riobamba towards Colta, where the Spanish conquerors built their first settlement in Ecuador. We cross colorful quinoa fields painted in purples, yellows and reds, alternating with endemic species of flora and wildlife, indigenous settlements and the remains of ancient cultures. We visit Guamote market, one of the last indigenous markets in the Andes, before continuing south towards the mythical Devil’s Nose pass. A vertiginous descent of 450metres zig zag takes us from the Andean highlands down towards the coastal plains. We continue our descent along the narrow Chanchán river gorge and crossing an impressive cloud forest towards the temperate city of Bucay. Day 4, Friday: Bucay – GuayaquilThe landscape changes again as the train leaves the tropical forest behind. Rice, sugar cane, pineapple and banana plantations pass before our eyes. We have lunch at a traditional hacienda, where we can learn about the growing and harvesting of the best cocoa bean in the world. Later, the steam engine whites its way across the fields towards the shores of the Pacific Ocean and the end of our trip in a hotel in Guayaquil for overnight.

$259 Cultural & Theme Tours

Ecuador Wander Pass

Day 1: Baños06:00-07:00Depart from Quito from your selected pick-up point 08:30Arrive at Cotopaxi National Park, home to one of the world’s highest active volcanoes. 11:30Depart Cotopaxi. 12:00Short visit to charming Pujili, a town famous for its dancers. Traditional lunch. 12:45Depart Pujili. 14:45Arrive at Quilotoa. Explore the 3km-wide turquoise volcanic crater lake. 17:00Depart Quilotoa. 19:30-20:00Arrive in Baños, home to steaming volcanoes, explosive waterfalls and hot thermal springs. Day 2 FREE DAY to take a guided bike tour from La Casa del Arbol swing (selfie stick at the ready!) to the awesome Devil’s Cauldron waterfall. Day 3 FREE DAY to explore the subtropical town, rafting in jungle ravines, bungee jumping into the valley, spotting exotic birds, hiking in the foothills of the active Tungurahua volcano and finishing the day soaking in steaming hot springs. Day 4: Cuenca06:30-07:00Depart from Baños from your selected pick-up point. 09:30 15-minute stop at the mirror-like Colta lake and Balbanera church for photos. 10:00Arrive at Guamote or Riobamba to explore one of the most authentic markets in the country. 11:00Depart Guamote or Riobamba. Those who wish to take the train hop off at Alausi. 12:30Arrive at Ozogoche, 45 lagoons for hiking, fishing and spotting highland wildlife amid dramatic landscapes. 14:30Lunch at Ozogoche. 15:00Depart Ozogoche. 19:30-20:00Arrive in Cuenca, ready to explore one of South America’s most intact colonial cities. Notes Our first town stop depends on which day the market is.Tuesday: Riobamba hornado marketThursday: GuamoteSaturday: Riobamba fairIf you want to take the Devil’s Nose train, hop off at Alausi, stay the night and board the Tren Ecuador early the next morning. Day 5 FREE DAY to explore the historic and bohemian charms of Cuenca, including visiting the Pumapungo Inca ruins, walking along the riverside, checking out the art galleries and shops, visiting a convent and enjoying the cafés, bars and clubs. Day 6 FREE DAY to discover more of the treasures just outside the city- Day 7: Montañita06:30-07:00Depart from Cuenca from your selected pick-up point. 08:00Arrive at El Cajas National Park for a wet and wild adventure among 200 lakes. 09:30Depart from El Cajas. 11:30Arrive at hacienda for cacao and mango experience and lunch. 13:00Depart hacienda. 14:30Arrive in Guayaquil to drop those who wish to stay here. 15:30Depart Guayaquil. 17:30Stop in San Pablo fishing village for photos and snacks. 18:00-18:30Arrive in Montañita in time to catch the sunset and hit the party scene.Day 8, 9 &10 Surf’s up! Get out on the waves and enjoy the beach life of Montañita and its nightlife later! Take some surf classes.DAY 11Return to Quito

$120 Cultural & Theme Tours

HALCON PASS: BAÑOS TO GUAYAQUIL

1st Day: Baños to Cuenca Departure days: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 6:40 Depart from Baños from your selected pick up point.09:30 Stop at the mirror-like Colta lake and Balbanera church for photos.10:00 Arrive at Guamote or Riobamba to explore one of the most authentic markets in the country. 11:00 Depart Guamote or Riobamba. Those who wish to take the train hop off at Alausi.12:30 Arrive at Ozogoche, 45 lagoons for hiking, fishing and spotting highland wildlife amid dramatic landscapes.14:30 Lunch at Ozogoche.15:00 Depart Ozogoche.19:30-20:00 Arrive in Cuenca, ready to explore one of South America’s most intact colonial cities.Notes Our first town stop depends on which day the market is.Tuesday: Riobamba hornado marketThursday: Guamote Saturday: Riobamba fairIf you want to take the Devil’s Nose train, hop off at Alausi, stay the night and board the Tren Ecuador early the next 2nd day: Cuenca to Guayaquil Departure days: Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 07:00 Depart from Cuenca from your selected pick up point.08:00 Arrive at El Cajas National Park for a wet and wild adventure among 200 lakes.09:30 Depart from El Cajas.11:30 Arrive at hacienda for cacao and mango experience and lunch.13:00 Depart hacienda.14:30 Arrive in Guayaquil to drop those who wish to stay here.

$70 Cultural & Theme Tours

AGUILA PASS: BAÑOS TO CUENCA

1st day: Baños to Cuenca Departure days: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 6:40 Depart from Baños from your selected pick up point.09:30 stop at the mirror-like Colta lake and Balbanera church for photos.10:00 Arrive at Guamote or Riobamba to explore one of the most authentic markets in the country.11:00 Depart Guamote or Riobamba. Those who wish to take the train hop off at Alausi.12:30 Arrive at Ozogoche, 45 lagoons for hiking, fishing and spotting highland wildlife amid dramatic landscapes.14:30 Lunch at Ozogoche.15:00 Depart Ozogoche.19:30-20:00 Arrive in Cuenca, ready to explore one of South America’s most intact colonial cities.Notes If you want to take the Devil’s Nose train from Alausi, add two days to your itinerary.In Riobamba, our first town stop depends on which day the market is.Tuesday: Riobamba hornado marketThursday: Guamote Saturday: Riobamba fairIf you want to take the Devil’s Nose train, hop off at Alausi, stay the night and board the Tren Ecuador early the next

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