12 DAYS- 11 NIGHTS
1st Day. Transfer In-Hotel
2nd Day. City Tour and Middle of the World
3rd Day. Quito-Otavalo-Cuicocha-Zuleta
4th Day. Zuleta Full Day
5th Day. Zuleta-Cotopaxi National Park- Cienega Hacienda
6th Day. Cienega Hacienda – Baños (Waterfall Road) – Leito Hacienda
7th Day. Leito Hacienda- Chimborazo Wildlife Reserve- Abraspungo Hacienda
8th Day. Abraspungo Hacienda – Alausi – Posada De Ingapirca
9th Day. Ingapirca Complex – Cuenca- City Tour
10th Day. Cuenca – Cajas National Park – Dos Chorreras Hostería
11th Day. Dos Chorreras Inn – Churute Mangroves – Guayaquil
12th Day. Transfer Out
- Superior category accommodation ****
- Tourist transport
- National guide in English
- Entrances to the places described in the program
- Breakfast as mentioned in the program.
- 4 Lunches and 4 Dinners described in the program
- Devil Nose Train
- Local hotel taxes
- Meals, drinks and extras not mentioned in the program.
- Additional tours
- International flights
- Transfer Costs
Fly from your country to Quito, the capital of Ecuador, the second highest city of the world situated at 2800 meter over sea level (8400 feet). You are met in the airport and scored to your hotel.
Breakfast. In the morning you will have a walking tour in the old town of Quito’s city, one of the most beautiful and preserved old towns of South America and declared as a “Cultural Heritage Site” by UNESCO, where you visit the Main Square, The Compañia of Jesus Church, and San Francisco Church, after that you will go to Panecillo’s hill, which is a beautiful view point of Quito’s city. Then you will go to the Middle of the world where you visit the Intiñan Museum, it is an Interactive museum where you understand what happen in the equator line, and visit the Middle of the world city, where we have the monument established by French Geodesic mission
Breakfast. You will go to the Otavalo Market, the most famous handicraft’s market of indigenous people in South America; on the road you have stops in a view points where you can see beautiful landscapes of the Andes, when you arrive to Otavalo you have a leisure time for shopping and to feel the atmosphere of the market; after that you go to Cuichocha lagoon, this one is a crater of an active volcano more than 200 meter
deep; finally you drive to Zuleta’s Hacienda, whose construction since 1691 and one of the owners was a President of Ecuador.
Breakfast, this day you can planning your activities as riding horses, you can choose one the twenty horses that has this hacienda; hiking and trekking, this hacienda has a variety of trail options for every interest and fitness level or also some trails are well-marked and easy to navigate on your own; or if you want more adventure, you can rent a mountain bikes size 15” to 18.5” as well as helmets. There are many trails perfect for biking, and you can ride your bike to the top of a nearby hill for after enjoying the descent back to Zuleta!
Breakfast. You will go to the Cotopaxi National Park, which is the second highest volcano of Ecuador with an altitude of 5897 meters over sea level (17691 feet), in this park you spend an spectacular time where you have an easy walking around of the Limpiopungo lagoon, which is located between the foothills of Cotopaxi and Rumiñahui volcanoes, after that you drive until 4600 meter over sea level (13800 feet) where we have the parking lot, for after go up to the first hut of the volcano, it’s located at 4800 meter high approximately (14400 feet), after this nice day, you will go the Cienega Hacienda, one of the most old haciendas of Ecuador with more than 400 years old, and located close to the Cotopaxi volcano.
Breakfast. You drive to Southeast of Ecuador, you arrive to Baños de Agua Santa a county of Tungurahua province, where you have a leisure time to walk around of this small town, after you continue to the waterfall road, in this road you can see different waterfall as Agoyan waterfall where you enjoy the cable car or if you want more adventure the zip lines, the Manto de la Novia waterfall; and the most beautiful the Pailon del Diablo Waterfall, to look this waterfall you have a nice walking in the cloud forest for at the end see one most amazing waterfall of Ecuador, finally you drive to Leito Hacienda, which is located close the Llanganates National Park and you have an overnight in a hacienda that
Breakfast. You will go to Chimborazo wildlife reserve, where Chimborazo is the highest volcano of Ecuador 6310-meter-high (18930 feet), along of the road you can see the amazing landscapes in the Andes, you will have the chance to see the vicuñas animals in the wildlife close to the Chimborazo Volcano; after you drive to 4800 meter high (14400 feet) where we have the first refuge of this volcano, also you can take an optional walk up to the second refuge at 5,000m (15000 feet), finally you drive to Riobamba city the capital oh Chimborazo province, also call as “Sultana of the Andes”, where you have your accommodation in Abraspungo Hacienda.
Breakfast. You will go to Alausi for an exciting journey with lovely views; from Alausi, you board the amazing Devil’s Nose Railway, enjoying spectacular scenery as the train descends the canyon from 2,350m (7050 feet) to 1,850m (5550 feet), on a zig-zag track carved into the rock. You spend a few minutes in Sibambe Valley, before returning to Alausi; after that you continue to Ingapirca a place where live a group of indigenous people that belong to the Cañaris Ethnicity, here you have your accommodation in Posada de Ingapirca a beautiful hacienda that from here you can see the largest ruins built by Incas in Ecuador
Breakfast. In the morning you will visit the ruins of the Incas culture called “Ingapirca”, where you enjoy the amazing and fascinating history of our aboriginal cultures and the invasion of the Incas Culture; after that you drive to Cuenca city, where you have a city tour in its old town, declared by UNESCO in 1999 as "World Heritage”, in this city you enjoy the different churches and the museum of Panama hats native hat of Ecuador, where you have an explanation about the history and the process of this hat, also declared by UNESCO in 2012 as “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity”, and finally you go to your hotel.
Breakfast. You will go to Cajas National Park, where you enjoy a spectacular landscapes in the grassland at 4000m (12000 feet), here there are 165 lagoons with more than 1 hectare of surface and 621 small lagoon with less than 1 hectare of surface, you can have a hiking a trekking, as there are a variety of trail options for every interest and fitness level, here you spend time looking the native vegetation and watching common birds of this area, finally you drive to Dos Chorreras Hosteria which is located close to Cajas National park, an property for relax and enjoy the nature.
Breakfast. Your will drive from the Dos Chorreras Hosteria to Guayaquil city 30m (90 feet); but before arrive to Guayaquil, you visit the Churute Mangroves, from here you have a walking to see howlers monkeys and sailing to watch different birds as kingfishers, flycatcher, etc.; after that, you drive to Cacao y Mango Hacienda, where you visit a cacao plantation and you can make chocolate yourself; finally you drive to Guayaquil city the largest city of Ecuador, where you your accommodation, on the night you have a walking tour in the Malecón 2000, it’s a building in the border of Guayas River, at the end you go to a restaurant to have goodbye dinner
You have the shuttle from your hotel to International airport, to come back your country or continue to Galápagos Island.