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1 Highlights of Ecuador | 02 Nights / 03 Days
Quito – Middle of the World – Pululahua
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2 Ecuador Incentive | 03 Nights / 04 Days
Quito – Otavalo – Quilotoa – Antisana
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3 Best of Ecuador | 06 Nights / 07 Days
Quito – Middle of the World- Cotopaxi- Patate- Banos – Alausi- Ingapirca- Cuenca – Guayaquil
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4 Quito Highlights | 06 Nights / 07 Days
Quito – Middle of the World – Otavalo – Cotopaxi – Quilotoa – Papallacta
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5 Classical Ecuador | 10 Nights / 11 Days
Quito – Middle of the World – Otavalo- Papallacta- Cotopaxi- Quilotoa- Banos – Alausi – Ingapirca- Cuenca- Guayaquil
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PROGRAM – 1
Highlights of Ecuador | 02 Nights / 03 Days
Quito – Middle of the World – Pululahua

Day 01 : Arrive Quito
Arrival at Quito airport meet, assist and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 : Quito – Middle of the World – Pululahua
After breakfast, proceed to visit Quito and the Center of the World.
This tour starts early in the morning to visit the Panecillo Hill, place to have a panoramic view of the city.
The tour will then continue from the Basilica Church, where we will make a brief stop and next, the “San Juan Viewpoint” from where you will have a beautiful sight of The Colonial Centre of Quito. After walking through the colonial streets we will then stop at the Independence Plaza admiring the Cathedral, the Government’s Palace and a Ronda Street. Furthermore, we will visit The Company Church, the Sagrario Church and San Francisco Church which was built during the 17th century.
After lunch we will visit the current equatorial line and straddle the two hemispheres. In addition you’ll have a chance to participate in several experiments on Intinan Museum such as watching water go down a drain in a different direction only inches away from either side of the equator, or balancing an egg on a nail, or using an ancient sun dial, etc.
In the Middle of the World city’s complex, you will be able to visit a fascinating ethnographical museum that gives a great overview of the many distinct cultures of this small country. You will also enjoy of the amazing landscape in Pululahua inhabited crater just 5 minutes from the latitud cero inside of the Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 : Depart Quito
Departure transfer to onward destination.

TOUR ENDS

Includes
– Meet assist at the airport and hotels.
– 02 nights accommodation as per the program
– Meals as per the program
– Entrance fees: La Compania & Basilica Church, Inti Nan Solar Museum
– Local English / French / German / Italian / Spanish / Chinese / Russian speaking guide.
– Quito Colonial Town
– La Compania de Jesus Church
– Middle of the World
– All transfers, sightseeing, excursions by private vehicle.
– All taxes

Excludes
– Personal Expenses.
– Camera / Video Camera Fees.
– Medical Aid.
– Travel Insurance
– Visa If any

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

– Accommodation in good hotels.
– Check-in / out time is 12 noon at most of the hotels.
– Extension to other places is also possible with a minimal extra cost.
– A visa is required and must be obtained prior to your departure from your Country.
– If quoted hotel is not available, we will provide one of a similar category and standard.
– Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability.
– Sometimes, there is no relevance between the distance and time of travelling, as it depends upon the condition of the roads and congestion of the traffic.
– In case the government changes presently applicable taxes, increase in airlines prices, fuel surchargeour rates will need to be adjusted accordingly.
– While every effort will be made to maintain the itinerary, in view of local strikes etc that are beyond our control all schedule and itineraries are subject to last moment changes.
– Clients must be fully insured, as the company cannot accept liability for loss or damage to client’s property, medical emergencies or any other loss suffered by them whilst on tour.
– In case of issuing Domestic or International air tickets, SGV is not responsible for any refund if the flight is delayed or cancelled, as it is the responsibility of airline.

Hotels

City Nights 5* Hotels
Quito 02 Casa Gangotena

 

Private Tour Price Per Person
02 Pax USD 900 PP
03 – 05 Pax USD 850 PP
Single Supplement USD 400 PP

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PROGRAM – 2
Ecuador Incentive | 03 Nights / 04 Days
Quito – Otavalo – Quilotoa – Antisana

Day 01 : Arrive  Quito

Arrival at Quito airport meet, assist and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 : Quito – Otavalo – San Pablo – Cuicocha – Quito
After breakfast, proceed to early in the morning from your hotel in Quito. We will take the north Panamerican up to our first stop in San Pablo lake, where you will enjoy of a nice view of the volcano and the lake. Then we will visit an indigenous weaving worshop in Peguche. We also will know the natives from Otavalo, indigenous people rich in traditions and customs that permits the tourists enjoy the typical, multicolored handcrafts. We will visit an indigenous family that will show us how to make andean music instruments and how to play them.
Then we will go to Cotacachi, best known for its leather goods. You can find leatherjackets, boots, hand bags, just about everything. The quality is very good and its fairly inexpensive. After that and we will head up to Cuicocha lagoon Guinea Pig Lagoon. Cuicocha Lake is in the crater of an extinct volcano that last erupted 3000 years ago. It fell in on itself, and the dome makes a big island in the middle of the lake. During the solstice the natives go to the middle of the lake to make offerings finally, return to Quito. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 : Quito – Quilotoa
After breakfast, proceed in the morning and driving through the Avenue of the Volcanoes passing through by the towns of Latacunga and Pujili. In the way to Quilotoa we will stop to visit and indigenous local house from the “Paramos”, we will observe their clothes and customs, but the most important thing is that we are going to be with them in a typical indigenous house made of straw. we will sharing with them a short moment talking, watching and learning from them, about their life and how they prepare the soil to sow.
We will also visit the town of Tigua, famous for its naive paintings. We will continue up to the Quilotoa volcano, where you will be able to descend to the lake located inside the crater or just walk around the crater. Prepare yourself to enjoy an unforgettable experience by mule back riding. Enjoy of the most beautiful landscape in the highlands and traditional indigenous villages.  Overnight at hotel.

Day 04 : Depart Quito

Proceed in the morning we will drive to Antisana Volcano Reserve, We will begin our trek through dense forests polilepi, lava flows, lahars of recent eruptions of Antisanilla, lakes, rivers and vast moors. This place is really good for observing condors in the morning. On this tour we will see the older sheep and wild cattle of Ecuador and, of course, can not miss the flames. We will take a short walk to Lake Mica. If the weather is favorable it will be possible to reach the glacier. Later departure transfer to onward destination.

TOUR ENDS

Includes
– Meet assist at the airport and hotels.
– 03 nights accommodation as per the program
– Meals as per the program
– Entrance fee in Quilotoa Loop & Cuicocha Lagoon
– Local English / French / German / Italian / Spanish / Chinese / Russian speaking guide.
– Cuicocha Lake
– Visit the town of Tigua
– Antisana Geobotanical Reserve
– All transfers, sightseeing, excursions by private vehicle.
– All taxes

Excludes
– Mules in Quilotoa $10.00
– Personal Expenses.
– Camera / Video Camera Fees.
– Medical Aid.
– Travel Insurance
– Visa If any

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

– Accommodation in good hotels.
– Check-in / out time is 12 noon at most of the hotels.
– Extension to other places is also possible with a minimal extra cost.
– A visa is required and must be obtained prior to your departure from your Country.
– If quoted hotel is not available, we will provide one of a similar category and standard.
– Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability.
– Sometimes, there is no relevance between the distance and time of travelling, as it depends upon the condition of the roads and congestion of the traffic.
– In case the government changes presently applicable taxes, increase in airlines prices, fuel surchargeour rates will need to be adjusted accordingly.
– While every effort will be made to maintain the itinerary, in view of local strikes etc that are beyond our control all schedule and itineraries are subject to last moment changes.
– Clients must be fully insured, as the company cannot accept liability for loss or damage to client’s property, medical emergencies or any other loss suffered by them whilst on tour.
– In case of issuing Domestic or International air tickets, SGV is not responsible for any refund if the flight is delayed or cancelled, as it is the responsibility of airline.

Hotels

City Nights 5* Hotels
Quito 03 Casa Gangotena

 

Private Tour Price Per Person
02 Pax USD 1500 PP
03 – 05 Pax USD 1450 PP
Single Supplement USD 690 PP

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PROGRAM – 3
Best of Ecuador | 06 Nights / 07 Days
Quito – Middle of the World- Cotopaxi- Patate- Banos – Alausi- Ingapirca- Cuenca – Guayaquil

Day 01 : Arrive Quito
Arrival at Quito airport meet, assist and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 : Quito- Middle of the World – Pululahua
After breakfast, proceed to visit Quito and the Center of the World.
This tour starts early in the morning to visit the Panecillo Hill, place to have a panoramic view of the city.
The tour will then continue from the Basilica Church, where we will make a brief stop and next, the “San Juan Viewpoint” from where you will have a beautiful sight of The Colonial Centre of Quito. After walking through the colonial streets we will then stop at the Independence Plaza admiring the Cathedral, the Government’s Palace and a Ronda Street. Furthermore, we will visit The Company Church, the Sagrario Church and San Francisco Church which was built during the 17th century. After lunch we will visit the current equatorial line and straddle the two hemispheres. In addition you’ll have a chance to participate in several experiments on Intinan Museum such as watching water go down a drain in a different direction only inches away from either side of the equator, or balancing an egg on a nail, or using an ancient sun dial, etc.
In the Middle of the World city´s complex, you will be able to visit a fascinating ethnographical museum that gives a great overview of the many distinct cultures of this small country. You will also enjoy of the amazing landscape in Pululahua inhabited crater just 5 minutes from the latitud cero inside of the Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 : Quito – Cotopaxi – Patate – Baos de Agua Santa
After breakfast, proceed to we will depart early from Quito by motorcar on the Pan-American Highway to the south, to visit the Cotopaxi National Park, an ecological sanctuary of 88,920 acres, around the magnificent Cotopaxi Volcano, which rises 5897 meters 19,347 feet above sea level.  The evergreen landscape of the Ecuadorian highlands is one of the main attractions, along valleys and mountains covered by multicolored fields. After an hour and a half, the entrance to the park is reached and then it’s up a dirt road for approximately one hour.  Upon arrival to the park there is an introductory briefing about the habitat of the Andean paramo or moorlands, its flora and fauna in the small Interpretation Center.
Travel along valleys and mountains to the magnificent Cotopaxi Volcano, for an up-close view of the Andean paramo habitat and its unique flora and fauna; a number of high-altitude birds can be observed around Limpiopungo Lagoon, and occasionally, wild horses.  On clear days, the perfect snow-capped cone of the Cotopaxi Volcano is quite a sight. Outside the volcano not far from the National Park is a charming hacienda, where lunch is served in a room with Inca walls, perfectly preserved through the centuries -a truly archaeological jewel.  Mingle with the llamas of the hacienda and stroll along a rose plantation, many varieties, many colours, ready for exportation.  From here, descend towards the town of Patate, to spend the night at a 300-year old hacienda, hidden among the mountains, a magical ambience, where as the afternoon mist descends. This place is full of stories about those who left in search of the treasure of the Incas in the nearby Llanganatis mountains – and never returned. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04 : Banos de Agua Santa – Alausi
After breakfast, proceed to we take a spectacular route along the gorge of the Pastaza River to the town of Banos Baths, right at the foot of Tungurahua Volcano, from where the thermal waters that gave it its name emerge. We will drive along the Route of the Cascades to El Pailon del Diablo the Devil’s Cauldron -the most adventurous will descend medium difficulty to observe the impressive cascade up close, surrounded by subtropical vegetation and orchids. The force and sound of the waters can also be appreciated from a lookout point without descending.
Afternoon a short stroll along Banos -a town with an international pulse, full of people from all over the world as well as many locals who pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Holy Water. In the afternoon we will go to Alausi. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05 : Alusi – Ingapirca – Cuenca
After breakfast, proceed to we could visit the small town of Alausi, the beating heart of the rehabilitation of the Ecuadorian Railway Company in the last years. Great effort has been made to restore the 100-year old train to its old glory and romance.  Stations have been renewed, railways and sleepers replaced, engines and classic coaches renovate, and, most important, the project involves the local communities along the route in the rail operation. The highlight is the thrilling 800-metre 2630-foot descent on the zigzag cuttings on the rock of the Devil’s Nose. At the bottom one finds the newly renovated Station of Sibambe.
Here there is time to visit the local museum Condor Pununa built and run by the Nizag community, see the display of local handcrafts, fruit and medicinal plants and try the local coffee.  The train whistle calls guests back on board for the return to the Station of Alausi, where a light snack is served to regain strength.  Continue exploring the Andean world by motorcoach to the south, visiting the Inca Fortress of Ingapirca en-route. Arrival to Cuenca at dusk. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06 : Cuenca – Guayaquil
After breakfast, proceed to visit Cuenca is Ecuador’s third largest city; yet it still retains its pleasant provincial air. Its red tiled roofs, cobblestone streets, flowery plazas and museums make it very special.  This comprehensive visit includes the Plaza of San Sebastian, a colorful artisans market, where handicrafts are sold. Then, visit the Museum of Modern Art, featuring an excellent collection of contemporary fine art. After lunch transfer to Guayaquil. At night we will have a walking tour around “Malecon 2000” and “Las Penas” neighborhood. Overnight at hotel.

Day 07 : Depart Guayaquil
Departure transfer to onward destination.

TOUR ENDS

Includes
– Meet assist at the airport and hotels.
– 06 nights accommodation as per the program
– Meals as per the program
– Entrance fees: La Compania Church, Inti Nan Solar Museum, La Basilica Church, Pailon del Diablo & Manto de la Novia Waterfalls, Ingapirca ruins, Cotopaxi National Park
– Train tickets  for Alusi – Ingapirca.
– Local English / French / German / Italian / Spanish / Chinese / Russian speaking guide.
– Visit Cotopaxi National Park
– Inti Nan Solar Museum in the Middle of the World
– Devil´s nose train
– All transfers, sightseeing, excursions by private vehicle.
– All taxes.

Excludes
– Personal Expenses.
– Camera / Video Camera Fees.
– Medical Aid.
– Travel Insurance
– Visa If any
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
– Accommodation in good hotels.
– Check-in / out time is 12 noon at most of the hotels.
– Extension to other places is also possible with a minimal extra cost.
– A visa is required and must be obtained prior to your departure from your Country.
– If quoted hotel is not available, we will provide one of a similar category and standard.
– Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability.
– Sometimes, there is no relevance between the distance and time of travelling, as it depends upon the condition of the roads and congestion of the traffic.
– In case the government changes presently applicable taxes, increase in airlines prices, fuel surchargeour rates will need to be adjusted accordingly.
– While every effort will be made to maintain the itinerary, in view of local strikes etc that are beyond our control all schedule and itineraries are subject to last moment changes.
– Clients must be fully insured, as the company cannot accept liability for loss or damage to client’s property, medical emergencies or any other loss suffered by them whilst on tour.
– In case of issuing Domestic or International air tickets, SGV is not responsible for any refund if the flight is delayed or cancelled, as it is the responsibility of airline.
– Clients must be fully insured, as the company cannot accept liability for loss or damage to client’s property, medical emergencies or any other loss suffered by them whilst on tour.
– In case of issuing Domestic or International air tickets, SGV is not responsible for any refund if the flight is delayed or cancelled, as it is the responsibility of airline.

Hotels

City Nights 5* Hotels
Quito 02 Casa Gangotena
Banos de Agua Santa 01 Luna Runtun Spa
Alausi 01 Posada de las Nubes
Cuenca 01 Hotel Boutique Santa Lucia
Guayaquil 01 Hotel Oro Verde

 

Private Tour Price Per Person
02 Pax USD 1900 PP
03 – 05 Pax USD 1800 PP
Single Supplement USD 890 PP

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PROGRAM – 4
Quito Highlights | 06 Nights / 07 Days
Quito – Middle of the World – Otavalo – Cotopaxi – Quilotoa – Papallacta

Day 01 : Arrive Quito
Arrival at Quito airport meet, assist and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 : Quito- Middle of the World-Pululahu
After breakfast, proceed to this tour starts early in the morning to visit the Panecillo Hill, place to have a panoramic view of the city. The tour will then continue from the Basilica Church, where we will make a brief stop and next, the “San Juan Mirador” from where you will have a beautiful sight of The Colonial Centre of Quito. After walking through the colonial streets we will then stop at the Independence Plaza admiring the Cathedral, the Government’s Palace and a Ronda Street. Furthermore, we will visit The Company Church, the Sagrario Church and San Francisco Church which was built during the 17th century. Later visit the current equatorial line and straddle the two hemispheres. In addition you’ll have a chance to participate in several experiments on Intinan Museum such as watching water go down a drain in a different direction only inches away from either side of the equator, or balancing an egg on a nail, or using an ancient sun dial, etc. In the Middle of the World city’s complex, you will be able to visit a fascinating ethnographical museum that gives a great overview of the many distinct cultures of this small country. You will also enjoy of the amazing landscape in Pululahua inhabited crater just 5 minutes from the latitud cero inside of the Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 : Quito-Otavalo – San Pablo – Cuicocha – Quito
After breakfast, proceed to we will take the north Panamerican up to our first stop in San Pablo lake, where you will enjoy of a nice view of the volcano and the lake. Then we will visit an indigenous weaving worshop in Peguche. We also will know the natives from Otavalo, indigenous people rich in traditions and customs that permits the tourists enjoy the typical, multicolored handcrafts. We will visit an indigenous family that will show us how to make andean music instruments and how to play them. Then we will go to Cotacachi, best known for its leather goods. You can find leatherjackets, boots, hand bags, just about everything. The quality is very good and its fairly inexpensive. After that and we will head up to Cuicocha lagoon Guinea Pig Lagoon. Cuicocha Lake is in the crater of an extinct volcano that last erupted 3000 years ago. It fell in on itself, and the dome makes a big island in the middle of the lake. During the solstice the natives go to the middle of the lake to make offerings Finally, return to Quito. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04 : Quito – Cotopaxi
After breakfast, proceed in the morning  to reach the Cotopaxi National Park in Cotopaxi province where we will visit the Interpretation Center and Limpiopungo lagoon; posibility to take a short hike in the surrounding of Limpiopungo valley, then if the National Park allows us we can get up the glazier. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05 : Cotopaxi – Quilotoa – Papallacta
After breakfast, proceed to in the way to Quilotoa we will stop to visit and indigenous local house from the “Paramos”, we will observe their clothes and customs, but the most important thing is that we are going to be with them in a typical indigenous house made of straw. we will sharing with them a short moment talking, watching and learning from them, about their life and how they prepare the soil to sow. We will also visit the town of Tigua, famous for its naive paintings. We will continue up to the Quilotoa volcano, where you will be able to descend to the lake located inside the crater or just walk around the crater. Prepare yourself to enjoy an unforgettable experience by mule back riding. Enjoy of the most beautiful landscape in the highlands and traditional indigenous villages. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06 : Papallacta – Quito
After breakfast, proceed to this day we will reach Papallacta hot springs, just in the southeast side of the Cayambe-Coca Ecological Reserve famous place by its thermal water pools in Napo province; then we will walk about 1 1/2 hours from a private cloud forest reserve where we can admire the beauty of nature rich in flora and fauna. After hiking we will go back to the thermal waters and enjoy a delicious bath taking advantage of the medicinal benefits that this place spring offers. Overnight at hotel.

Day 07 : Depart Quito
Departure transfer to onward destination.

TOUR ENDS

Includes
– Meet assist at the airport and hotels.
– 06 nights accommodation as per the program
– Meals as per the program
– Entrance fees: La Compania Church, Inti Nan Solar Museum, La Basilica Church, Cotopaxi National Park, Quilotoa Lagoon.
– Local English / French / German / Italian / Spanish / Chinese / Russian speaking guide.
– The Company Church, the Sagrario Church and San Francisco Church.
– Visit an indigenous family and The town of Tigua.
– Cotopaxi National Park and Flora and fauna.
– All transfers, sightseeing, excursions by private vehicle.
– All taxes.

Excludes
– Mules in Quilotoa $10.00
– Personal Expenses.
– Camera / Video Camera Fees.
– Medical Aid.
– Travel Insurance
– Visa If any

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

– Accommodation in good hotels.
– Check-in / out time is 12 noon at most of the hotels.
– Extension to other places is also possible with a minimal extra cost.
– A visa is required and must be obtained prior to your departure from your Country.
– If quoted hotel is not available, we will provide one of a similar category and standard.
– Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability.
– Sometimes, there is no relevance between the distance and time of travelling, as it depends upon the condition of the roads and congestion of the traffic.
– In case the government changes presently applicable taxes, increase in airlines prices, fuel surchargeour rates will need to be adjusted accordingly.
– While every effort will be made to maintain the itinerary, in view of local strikes etc that are beyond our control all schedule and itineraries are subject to last moment changes.
– Clients must be fully insured, as the company cannot accept liability for loss or damage to client’s property, medical emergencies or any other loss suffered by them whilst on tour.
– In case of issuing Domestic or International air tickets, SGV is not responsible for any refund if the flight is delayed or cancelled, as it is the responsibility of airline.

Hotels

City Nights 5* Hotels
Quito 04 Casa Gangotena
Cotopaxi 01 Hacienda San Agustín
Papallacta 01 Termas de Papallacta Lodge & Spa

 

Private Tour Price Per Person
02 Pax USD 2500 PP
03 – 05 Pax USD 2400 PP
Single Supplement USD 990 PP

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PROGRAM – 5
Classical Ecuador | 10 Nights / 11 Days
Quito – Middle of the World- Otavalo- Papallacta- Cotopaxi- Quilotoa- Banos –Alausi- Ingapirca- Cuenca- Guayaquil

Day 01 : Arrive Quito

Arrival at Quito airport meet, assist and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 : Quito – Middle of the World – Pululahua
After breakfast, proceed to this tour starts early in the morning to visit the Panecillo Hill, place to have a panoramic view of the city. The tour will then continue from the Basilica Church, where we will make a brief stop and next, the “San Juan Mirador” from where you will have a beautiful sight of The Colonial Centre of Quito. After walking through the colonial streets we will then stop at the Independence Plaza admiring the Cathedral, the Government’s Palace and a Ronda Street. Furthermore, we will visit The Company Church, the Sagrario Church and San Francisco Church which was built during the 17th century. Later we will visit the current equatorial line and straddle the two hemispheres. In addition you’ll have a chance to participate in several experiments on Intinan Museum such as watching water go down a drain in a different direction only inches away from either side of the equator, or balancing an egg on a nail, or using an ancient sun dial, etc. In the Middle of the World city’s complex, you will be able to visit a fascinating ethnographical museum that gives a great overview of the many distinct cultures of this small country. You will also enjoy of the amazing landscape in Pululahua inhabited crater just 5 minutes from the latitud cero inside of the Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 : Quito – Otavalo – San Pablo – Cuicocha
After breakfast, proceed to early in the morning from your hotel in Quito. We will take the north Panamerican up to our first stop in San Pablo lake, where you will enjoy of a nice view of the volcano and the lake. Then we will visit an indigenous weaving worshop in Peguche. We also will know the natives from Otavalo, indigenous people rich in traditions and customs that permits the tourists enjoy the typical, multicolored handcrafts. We will visit an indigenous family that will show us how to make andean music instruments and how to play them. Then we will go to Cotacachi, best known for its leather goods. You can find leatherjackets, boots, hand bags, just about everything. The quality is very good and its fairly inexpensive. After that and we will head up to Cuicocha lagoon Guinea Pig Lagoon. Cuicocha Lake is in the crater of an extinct volcano that last erupted 3000 years ago. It fell in on itself, and the dome makes a big island in the middle of the lake. During the solstice the natives go to the middle of the lake to make offerings finally, return to Quito. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04 : Quito – Papallacta
After breakfast, proceed to a full day tour that goes through the valley of Tumbaco and reaches Papallacta Hot Springs, just in the southeast side of the Cayambe-Coca Ecological Reserve famous place by its thermal water pools in Napo province; then we will walk about 1 1/2 hours from a private cloud forest reserve where we can admire the beauty of nature rich in flora and fauna.
After hiking we will go back to the thermal waters and enjoy a delicious bath taking advantage of the medicinal benefits that this place spring offers. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05 : Papallacta – Cotopaxi
After breakfast, proceed to reach the Cotopaxi National Park in Cotopaxi province where we will visit the Interpretation Center and Limpiopungo lagoon; posibility to take a short hike in the surrounding of Limpiopungo valley. Then if the National Park allows us we can get up to the glazier. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06 : Cotopaxi – Quilotoa – Banos de Agua Santa
After breakfast, proceed to we will depart to Quilotoa and we will stop to visit and indigenous local house from the “Paramos”, we will observe their clothes and customs, but the most important thing is that we are going to be with them in a typical indigenous house made of straw. we will sharing with them a short moment talking, watching and learning from them, about their life and how they prepare the soil to sow. We will also visit the town of Tigua, famous for its naive paintings. We will continue up to the Quilotoa volcano, where you will be able to descend to the lake located inside the crater or just walk around the crater. Prepare yourself to enjoy an unforgettable experience by mule back riding. Enjoy of the most beautiful landscape in the highlands and traditional indigenous villages. Overnight at hotel.

Day 07 : Banos de Agua Santa – Alausi
After breakfast, proceed to full day of exploration of the town of Banos and the picturesque Valley of the waterfalls. We will visit Pailon del Diablo, the largest and most spectacular Ecuador´s falls. Also we will have the opportunity to visit the stunning Manto de La Novia waterfall. After that you could visit the hotsprings which the town has been named. Our driver is at your disposal for the whole day to give you maximum flexibility in the visits that you would like to make such as: Visit to The House Tree, rafting, rest in the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 08 : Alausi – Ingapirca – Cuenca
After breakfast, proceed to early in the morning we depart to Alausi, just less than 100km 62 miles, beautiful old town with one hundred houses. Time to take the spectacular train, considered the most difficult train of the XX century. You will descend gradually from the highlands to the lowlands, at times zigzagging, or hugging the cliffs. In the descending at the lowest point the incredible devils nose an interesting rock will appear in the horizon. The train descends and then returns to Alausi again. Then we will depart to visit the indigenous market of Canar before reaching the ruins of Ingapirca for a complete tour of the ruins and archeological museum, during the visit you will see the vestiges of. After that we will go to Cuenca. Overnight at hotel.

Day 09 : Cuenca – Parque Nacional del Cajas
After breakfast, proceed to we’ll head to Cajas National Park, which is located 30km east of Cuenca. In this area there are about 200 recreational lakes propagated between 3,150 m 4,450 m. The lakes are connected by small rivers and crystal clear waters flowing into the Pacific. After a walk through the mountains, we’ll return to the city of Cuenca. City tour in the afternoon. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10 : Cuenca – Guayaquil
After breakfast, proceed to early in the morning we will depart to Guayaquil 4 hours in the afternoon, we will have a walking tour around “Malecon 2000” and “Las Penas” neighborhood. In the afternoon we will visit Parque Historico. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11 : Depart Guayaquil
Departure transfer to onward destination.

TOUR ENDS

Includes
– Meet assist at the airport and hotels.
– 10 nights accommodation as per the program
– Meals as per the program
– Entrance fees: La Companaa Church, Inti Nan Solar Museum, La Basilica Church, Pailon del Diablo & Manto de la Novia Waterfalls, Ingapirca ruins, Cotopaxi National Park, Cajas National Park.
– Train Tickets for Alausi – Ingapirca
– Local English / French / German / Italian / Spanish / Chinese / Russian speaking guide.
– Visit the town of Tigua and Middle of the World
– The Company Church, the Sagrario Church and San Francisco Church
– Flora and fauna, Cotopaxi National Park and Cajas National Park, Cuenca
– All transfers, sightseeing, excursions by private vehicle.
– All taxes.

Excludes
– Mules in Quilotoa $10.00
– Personal Expenses
– Camera / Video Camera Fees.
– Medical Aid.
– Travel Insurance
– Visa If any

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

– Accommodation in good hotels.
– Check-in / out time is 12 noon at most of the hotels.
– Extension to other places is also possible with a minimal extra cost.
– A visa is required and must be obtained prior to your departure from your Country.
– If quoted hotel is not available, we will provide one of a similar category and standard.
– Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability.
– Sometimes, there is no relevance between the distance and time of travelling, as it depends upon the condition of the roads and congestion of the traffic.
– In case the government changes presently applicable taxes, increase in airlines prices, fuel surchargeour rates will need to be adjusted accordingly.
– While every effort will be made to maintain the itinerary, in view of local strikes etc that are beyond our control all schedule and itineraries are subject to last moment changes.
– Clients must be fully insured, as the company cannot accept liability for loss or damage to client’s property, medical emergencies or any other loss suffered by them whilst on tour.
– In case of issuing Domestic or International air tickets, SGV is not responsible for any refund if the flight is delayed or cancelled, as it is the responsibility of airline.

Hotels

City Nights 5* Hotels
Quito 03 Casa Gangotena
Papallacta 01 Termas de Papallacta Lodge & Spa
Cotopaxi 01 Hacienda San Agustín
Banos 01 Luna Runtun Spa
Alausi 01 Posada de las Nubes
Cuenca 02 Hotel Boutique Santa Lucia
Guayaquil 01 Hotel Oro Verde

 

Private Tour Price Per Person
02 Pax USD 3000 PP
03 – 05 Pax USD 2900 PP
Single Supplement USD 1400 PP

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