Day 1 Quito There are no planned activities before an evening welcome meeting.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Quito/Otavalo (1B) Explore the largest handicraft market in South America, Otavalo market. Villagers from the surrounding countryside come every week to sell handmade goods as well as livestock, fruits, and vegetables.
Otavalo Handicrafts Market Visit
Local bus (2.00 hour(s))
Day 3 Otavalo/Cotopaxi (1B) Travel by bus to Cotopaxi National Park. In the afternoon, opt to explore the area or mountain bike with views of Cotopaxi Volcano. Spend the night in a mountain lodge near the national park.
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
Day 4 Cotopaxi/Alausí (1B) In the morning, visit Cotopaxi National Park before continuing on to Alausi.
Cotopaxi National Park Visit
Private Vehicle (4.50 hour(s))
Day 5 Alausí/Cuenca (1B) Board a train for an included excursion bound for the Devil's Nose, enjoy the ride on the switchbacks carved into the mountainside. After, head to Cuenca and marvel at its colonial architecture.
Devil's Nose Excursion
Local bus (3.00 hour(s))
Day 6 Cuenca (1B) Explore the city’s sights, including cobblestoned streets, red-tiled roofs, art galleries, flower markets, shaded plazas, and museums.
Day 7 Cuenca/Quito (1B) Fly back to Quito and enjoy the night in this historical city.
Plane (1.00 hour(s))
Day 8 Quito (1B) We recommend booking pre or post nights in Quito for additional time to explore. The optional activities may require additional time, speak to your CEO for assistance booking these activities on trip.