Live The Andes

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Tour departs from the following Quito hotels: Rio Amazonas, Holiday Inn, Wyndham Garden, Kaia, Mercure Alameda, Hilton Colon, Swissotel. to null

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Northern and south Hemisphere Experience in the Middle of the World +Sumerge into Ancestral Otavalo Culture + Culture & traditions of Quito + Quito Street Food & Art + Urban Legends of Quito at night + Feel the Andes Volcanoes Adventure (Cotopaxi & Quilotoa Volcanoes)
Day 1 - Sunday: Transfer Airport / HotelDay 2 - Monday: Northern and south Hemisphere Experience in the Middle of the World.We go to the "Middle of the World City", where you can see the monument that divides the northern hemisphere from the southern hemisphere of the planet. Day 3 - Tuesday: Sumerge into Ancestral Otavalo Culture.We will arrive at the Otavalo Market, the largest in America, where the indigenous people of the area, known as "Otavalos", one of Ecuador's most recognized ethnic groups, make and sell their textiles and handicrafts.Day 4 - Wednesday: Culture & traditions of Quito + Quito, Street Food & Art + Urban Legends of Quito at nightWe will move to one of the traditional markets of the city, where you can enjoy the colorful landscape produced by the stalls full of fruits and vegetables from all regions of our country.Later we will visit the Guayasamín House Museum also known as “Capilla del Hombre” (entrance included), of the most important plastic artist of Ecuador in the modern era.At afternoon Quito, Street Food & ArtWe will move to the traditional and historical Guapulo neighborhood, and we will enjoy its incomparable viewpoint of the landscape of the valleys that surround the city and the church of Guapulo , old monastery of colonial construction. We will continue to La Floresta, considered among the most emblematic neighborhoods of the city, nowadays the bohemian and artistic place of Quito, where we can admire the diversity of culture through its murals and graffiti.Finally we will have the opportunity to know the neighborhood food, recognized by by the locals, as the gastronomy offered in the streets and that is a trend of local consumption and unique flavors. At night Urban Legends of Quito at nightWe head to the historic center to admire the spectacle of thechurches and historic buildings illuminated and its main tourist attractions. (Tickets not included).Day 5- Thursday: Feel the Andes Volcanoes Adventure (Cotopaxi & Quilotoa Volcanoes)Departure by bus from through the Panamerican Highway admiring the diverse ecosystems of the route, as a clear sign of the majesty of the Andes.  We continue to the Cotopaxi National Park, arriving at the foot of the impressive active volcano. We reach the Quilotoa Volcano, which has in its crater a stunning turquoise lagoon. We take a short hike to appreciate the magnificent view of the volcano (if weather conditions allow).Free time for lunch (not included).Day 6:  Transfer Hotel / Airport.

What’s included

  • 5 nights accommodation in Quito (First category - La Casona de la Ronda or similar hotel)
  • Local taxes
  • Breakfast
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Highlights

  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Breakfast included
  • Airport transfer
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Itinerary

Day 6:  Transfer Hotel / Airport.
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