Duration: 6 days
Departures: Programmed
Difficulty: Medio

Magic Ecuador in 6 Days

Description

Welcome to Ecuador, a land of awe-inspiring contrasts! Here, you’ll uncover majestic snow-capped mountains and verdant forests, all within a stone’s throw. Embark on a meticulously curated 10-day adventure that traverses the Andes and delves into the heart of the Amazon.

Your journey begins in Quito, the capital perched at an altitude of 9,350 feet. Explore its UNESCO-designated city center, where centuries-old plazas meet modern vibrancy. Next, venture to the Otavalo market, a kaleidoscope of indigenous crafts.

From there, immerse yourself in the cloud forests of Mindo, teeming with wildlife sightings: howler monkeys, pink river dolphins, and iridescent blue butterflies. The Amazon rainforest awaits, where you’ll encounter the Seoqueya indigenous community and explore the mystical Laguna Grande.

This Ecuadorian odyssey promises natural wonders, cultural gems, and memories etched against a backdrop of volcanoes and pristine wilderness.

Included
  • Private transportation 6 Days
  • Lunch x 6 days
  • Entry mentioned in the program
  • Certified Bilingual Tourist Guide
  • Acommodation x 6 days
  • Fees and Taxes mentioned in the Itinerary
Highlights

Andean Region 

  • Visit the Otavalo Market
  • Cotopaxi National Park
  • Quilotoa Lagoon
  • Trekking in Chimborazo Volcano
  • Banos de Agua Santa  ( Devil’s Cauldron)
  • Quito City Tour
Itinerary
  • Day 1 - Otavalo Market

    The Otavalo market has a lively poncho square and stands out as one of the most important indigenous markets for its popularity in Ecuador and South America. Otavalo also has a large indigenous population known as Otavalos, who speak Kichwa. On the walk through the Otavalo market, you will discover stalls offering typical food and several places where the Otavaleños sell their handicrafts. For example, hand woven textiles, ponchos, blouses, shirts and alpaca fabrics.

     

     

  • Dia 2 - Quito City Tour

    The city of Quito, Ecuador's main capital, is the second highest city with an altitude of 9,350 ft. and the best Historic Center in Latin America, as it is surrounded by hills and volcanoes. Discovering its beautiful architecture and traditions, the city has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1978.

  • Dia 3 - Cotopaxi National Park

    The province of Cotopaxi is located in the Sierra or inter-Andean region, which owes its name to the active volcano and the second highest in the country, with an altitude of 19,347 ft. Temperatures in this region range between 15°C and 4°C.
    Located about 60 km from the city of Quito, the Cotopaxi National Park is perfect for hiking or enjoying nature on a leisurely stroll. On our trip we will arrive at the José Rivas Refuge, located at 15,958 ft above sea level, and as we descend from the Cotopaxi volcano, we will enjoy a pleasant walk through the Limpiopungo Lagoon. A perfect place to observe the endemic fauna.

  • Dia 4 - Quilotoa Lagoon

    The Quilotoa Lagoon is located in the province of Cotopaxi, just 2 hours and 30 minutes from the Cotopaxi National Park, which makes it unique, is the Caldera inside the Quiltoa Inactive Volcano, with a altitud of 3,914 m ( 13,000 ft) has a diameter of 3.6 km and a depth of 2.5 m. The color of the water is emerald green, as if it were a mirror and is a special attraction for spectacular photos.

  • Dia 5 - Baños de Agua Santa

    Banos de Agua Santa, also known as "Entrance to the Amazon", is a city located on the slopes of the Tungurahua volcano, at an altitude of 1,500 meters above sea level. ( 5.000 ft.) In Banos you can enjoy incredible natural and cultural charms, making it a city that offers a day full of adventures. Being one of the main cities of Ecuador among lovers of adventure sports, the most impressive place is undoubtedly the Devil's Cauldron Waterfall, a true jewel of nature.

  • Dia 6 - Chimborazo Volcano

    We are going to do some trekking on Chimborazo. The ascent will be up to the first refuge, "Hermanos Carrel".

    • Altitude: Approximately 4.850 m (15.9121 feet)

    Afterwards, we will take a break and continue to the "Refugio Edward Whymper".

    • Altitude: Around 5,000 meters (16,404 feet).

    from here we will observe the majestic Chimborazo Volcano. If we still have energy left, we will walk a little more to the Cóndor Cocha lagoon,

    • Altitude: 16,732.9 feet (approximately 5,100 meters).

     

     

Price based in 4 guest in double or twin room: 1,020 p/p

 

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