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Program Highlights

  • Discover amazing sights with expert guides in Ecuador’s cities of Quito, Cuenca, and Guayaquil
  • Stand in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres simultaneously at the Equatorial Line Monument
  • Discover handmade Indian crafts at the worldrenowned Otavalo market
  • Delve into fascinating nature at “Cotopaxi National Park,” one of the most attractive ecological reserves of the country
  • Spend the night in an atmospheric Hostería near Chimborazo Mountain
  • Take the Devil’s Nose ride by train for amazing Andes Mountain views
  • Walk in the footsteps of the ancient Incas at the ruins of Ingapirca
  • Step back in time in Cuenca, exploring Tomebamba River and the “Todos los Santos” ruins


  • Hotel accommodations for 8 nights
  • Daily buffet breakfast & 1 lunch
  • All transfers and services are via shared services with an Englishspeaking guide
  • City tour of Quito including the Equatorial Line Monument
  • Visit of the Cotopaxi National Park and flower plantation
  • Visit a Colorful Indian Market & the Volcanic lake of Quilotoa
  • Visit to the ancient Inca ruin site of Ingapirca
  • City tour of Cuenca
  • City tour of Guayaquil
  • Document holder and luggage tags
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Small Groups


All rates are per person, based on double occupancy. Extra nights and triple occupancy available upon request. Rates are not valid during certain holidays and blackout periods.
Please call for special international airfares and domestic flights in Economy or Business Class.

Local Departure taxes, local airport taxes, beverages, personal expenses and other items not mentioned above are not included.

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Departures & Rates


You can also book this tour on a private car basis

   Double   Single 
 Travel in Comfort   $2,619  $3,139
 Travel in Style  $3,039  $3,789

Best Price starting at $1,919 (Based on per person in Double Occupancy)



Date Double Single
Mon, December 02 from $1,919 from $2,389


First Class

Date Double Single
Mon, December 02 from $2,449 from $3,169

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Quito - 3 Nights / First Class
HILTON COLON QUITO in Quito, Ecuador & Galapagos Islands
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Riobamba - 1 Nights / First Class
HACIENDA ANDALUZA/ABRASPUNGO in Riobamba, Ecuador & Galapagos Islands
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Cuenca - 2 Nights / First Class
HOTEL MANSION ALCAZAR in Cuenca, Ecuador & Galapagos Islands
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Guayaquil - 1 Nights / First Class
ORO VERDE in Guayaquil, Ecuador & Galapagos Islands
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Quito - 3 Nights / Tourists
Hotel Alameda Real in Quito, Ecuador & Galapagos Islands
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Cuenca - 2 Nights / Tourists
HOTEL SAN JUAN in Cuenca, Ecuador & Galapagos Islands
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Guayaquil - 1 Nights / Tourists
HOTEL UNIPARK in Guayaquil, Ecuador & Galapagos Islands
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Welcome to Ecuador. Upon arrival at the international airport of Quito transfer to your hotel.

Today you will enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city of Quito through the historical center of the city and see the church of La Compañia, Independence Square with the Government Palace and the Cathedral. Then, visit the famous hill of the old town, Panecillo (little bread), where you will see the angel statue “Virgen de Quito” before heading to the Equatorial Line Monument called “Middle of the World” and stand in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres simultaneously. (B)

Today you have a full day free to continue exploring Quito or may enjoy an optional excursion to the Indian market Otavalo. In the morning head to the world-renowned Indian handmade crafts market Otavalo, where you will find a vast variety of locally weaved designs in belts, tapestries, ponchos and other clothing items. Shop this colorful market – the ideal place to find unique souvenirs. Here you will enjoy the unique variety of handicrafts and textiles unique to Ecuador (B)

Rise and shine with breakfast at your hotel and then drive to “Cotopaxi National Park,” one of the country’s most attractive ecological reserves. On a walk near the shallow lake “Laguna de Limpiopungo,” learn about the typical vegetation of the so-called “Páramo” and gaze in wonder at the beautiful view of Cotopaxi (5897m) in the background. Today you will also visit a beautiful flower plantation showcasing a great diversity of blooms. (B)

Start the day with a hearty breakfast and a visit to an authentic native market. Continue on to Quilotoa, the famous volcanic lake with beautiful views. In the late afternoon you will head to Riobamba, the capital of the province of Chimborazo and home to a number of indigenous communities. Close to Chimborazo mountain, the highest peak of Ecuador, you will spend the night at one of the atmospheric Hosterías. (B)

After an early breakfast, transfer to the train station in Alausí to experience the famous Devil’s Nose ride. Enjoy the fascinating landscape of the Andes on your way to the city of Cuenca. En-route you will stop at the Inca ruin site of Ingapirca, the most important monument of pre-Spanish culture in Ecuador. Learn about the Inca beliefs and rituals as you walk in their footsteps through the former place where the Incas lived and held their ceremonies. After arriving in Cuenca, you will check in at your hotel. (B,L)

Savor breakfast at your hotel, then head out to tour the sights of the third largest city of Ecuador. Cuenca was founded in 1557 on an Inca settlement valley. See the historical buildings located along the Tomebamba River, the “Todos los Santos” ruins, the flower market, and the main square with the old and new Cathedral. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure to stroll the area’s quaint cobble-stone streets with whitewashed houses and noble façades. (B)

Today we will travel on to Ecuador’s largest city, Guayaquil, the industrial and commercial center of the country. It is situated on the western banks of the Río Guayas about 56 km from its outflow into the Gulf of Guayaquil. The Guayas lowlands are characterized by mangroves and ever-growing banana plantations. Along the way, visit of a cacao plantation and learn about the cultivation of the cacao fruit. In Guayaquil, embark on a short sightseeing tour of the city. (B)

Transfer to the airport for your international flight home or consider extending your trip with a Galápagos Islands experience. (B)

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