DAY 1 Monday
ARRIVAL TO QUITO
Welcome to Quito you will be met by our representative and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Quito
DAY 2 Tuesday
QUITO / OTAVALO / COTACACHI
After breakfast depart from Quito through the Pan-American North Highway until arriving to Cayambe, where the passengers will have the opportunity to taste the delicious “Bizcochos de Cayambe”, a type of cracker or bread baked in a clay oven (greatly paired with local cheese or caramel sauce). Afterwards, we will make a brief stop at “Miralago”, to admire a wonderful view of Lago San Pablo, amazing views. The tour then continues to Otavalo where Otavaleños (natives) set up a market in which a bartering manner of shopping is taken place. The market hosts a variety of different handcrafted items. Passengers may choose between staying longer in Otavalo or go to visit to the leather shops at Cotacachi. On the way to Cotacachi, we will visit a traditional workshop of Andean instruments “Ñanda Mañachi” located in Peguche. In Cotacachi you have enough time to visit the village, the shops of leather goods and free time for lunch (not included). Return to Quito picking up passengers in Otavalo (spot determined by Gray Line Guide).
** Bus will wait for 10 minutes in Otavalo to pick up passangers that stayed there, after that will return to Quito with passengers that are on board. Overnight in Quito
DAY 3 Wednesday
HISTORIC QUITO / EQUATORIAL MONUMENT
Today we will explore Quito city. We will begin in the northern part of the city with a tour along the most important commercial areas, where most of the hotels in Quito are located. Then we head to the historic center to visit the Basilica del Voto Nacional, where we will make a brief stop and explanation to later reach the Plaza de la Independencia, where through a walking route you will see the Cathedral, the Government Palace, the Archbishop's Palace and the La Compañia Church, recognized for its adornments and gold altars. Tour will continue towards the Church of San Francisco, built in the seventeenth century. (Entrance to churches are not included). Then headed to the Mirador del Panecillo, a place renowned for its beauty, where you can admire a beautiful landscape of colonial and modern Quito. We will stop at the “Zona Rosa” of the city, to have free time for lunch (not included), and then continue to the northern part of the city, heading up to the “Middle of the World City” (entrance is included) where the monument that divides the Northern from the Southern Hemisphere will be observed. It was built during the XVII century when a French Expedition defined the precise location of the equatorial line. You can enjoy, for an additional cost, the different experiments situated in the middle of the world. Overnight in Quito
DAY 4 Thursday
COTOPAXI NATIONAL PARK / RIO BAMBA
Breakfast. Departure from Quito through the ¨Avenue of the Volcanoes¨ admiring the beautiful Andean landscape this is a great opportunity to take pictures, brief stop at the Cotopaxi National Park (entrance is not included), arrival to Riobamba and accommodation in a typical hacienda of the region. *If it is not operating the Cotopaxi National Park due to volcanic activity, you will visit the Quilotoa volcano and the unique turquoise lagoon situated in his crater.
* Does not include access to the Cotopaxi National Park, neither viewpoint of Quilotoa = USD 2.00
DAY 5 Friday
ALAUSI / DEVIL'S NOSE / GUAYAQUIL
After breakfast departure to the train station located in Alausí. From here we´ll enjoy a train ride towards the famous ¨Devil’s Nose¨ (a magnificent work incrusted in the Andes), return to Alausí (train ride takes approx. 2 hours). After the train, depart to Guayaquil. On the way you will have special landscape with the cacao, banana and wood plantation and teak wood; we will pass by the Huigra town, El Triunfo, Fatima Virgen and Durán. You will arrive to Guayaquil for your overnight.
** Train Operation is subject to change
DAY 6 Saturday
GUAYAQUIL / LA ROTONDA
Breakfast. City Tour Guayaquil. Traveling along the main streets and avenues of the city we will visit the Seminario Park, The Guayaquil embankment, La Rotonda; the colonial neighborhood of Las Peñas, where we can admire the magnificent wood architecture. From here we can take a panoramic view of Guayaquil and the Guayas River.
DAY 7 Sunday
Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and depending on your flight schedule take a free day sightseeing on your own before transferring to the airport for your departure back home
Dates & Rates
|Departure date||Start Date||End Date||Starting At||Double Price||Single Price||Child Price||Book|
|28 Oct 2019||28 Oct 2019||03 Nov 2019||$1351||$1956||$833||BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR|
|11 Nov 2019||11 Nov 2019||17 Nov 2019||$1351||$1956||$833||BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR|
|25 Nov 2019||25 Nov 2019||01 Dec 2019||$1351||$1956||$833||BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR|
|09 Dec 2019||09 Dec 2019||15 Dec 2019||$1351||$1956||$833||BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR|
|23 Dec 2019||23 Dec 2019||29 Dec 2019||$1351||$1956||$833||BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR|
* All prices in USD
• Transfer airport / hotel
• 3 nights’ accommodation in Quito
• Quito City Explorer (Historic Quito) + Equatorial Monument
• Excursion to Otavalo Market
• Excursion by the “Avenue of the Volcanoes” with a brief visit to the Cotopaxi National Park.
• 1 night lodging at Riobamba (First class****)
• Excursion by train up to Alausi, passing through the “Devil’s Nose”. We will continue to Guayaquil
• 2 nights lodging in Guayaquil
• City tour in Guayaquil
• Transfer hotel / airport in Guayaquil
• Hotel taxes
In Quito and Guayaquil, Municipal tax of US$ 2,00 per room per night is not included.
**Rate not valid from 26 to 27 February and from 14 to 15 April
**Surcharge applies: $ 45.00 per night, per adult and $ 24.00 per night, per child, for weekend nights: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Rates do not apply for Holidays, please confirm Rates and Conditions