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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

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

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

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

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

GUAYAQUIL AIRPORT

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 dateStart DateEnd DateDouble PriceSingle PriceChild PriceBook
24 Dec 2018 24 Dec 2018 30 Dec 2018 $1351 $1956 $833 BOOK THIS TOUR
07 Jan 2019 07 Jan 2019 13 Jan 2019 $1351 $1956 $833 BOOK THIS TOUR
21 Jan 2019 21 Jan 2019 27 Jan 2019 $1351 $1956 $833 BOOK THIS TOUR
04 Feb 2019 04 Feb 2019 10 Feb 2019 $1351 $1956 $833 BOOK THIS TOUR
18 Feb 2019 18 Feb 2019 24 Feb 2019 $1351 $1956 $833 BOOK THIS TOUR
04 Mar 2019 04 Mar 2019 10 Mar 2019 $1351 $1956 $833 BOOK THIS TOUR
18 Mar 2019 18 Mar 2019 24 Mar 2019 $1351 $1956 $833 BOOK THIS TOUR
01 Apr 2019 01 Apr 2019 07 Apr 2019 $1351 $1956 $833 BOOK THIS TOUR
15 Apr 2019 15 Apr 2019 21 Apr 2019 $1351 $1956 $833 BOOK THIS TOUR
29 Apr 2019 29 Apr 2019 05 May 2019 $1351 $1956 $833 BOOK THIS TOUR
13 May 2019 13 May 2019 19 May 2019 $1351 $1956 $833 BOOK THIS TOUR
27 May 2019 27 May 2019 02 Jun 2019 $1351 $1956 $833 BOOK THIS TOUR
10 Jun 2019 10 Jun 2019 16 Jun 2019 $1351 $1956 $833 BOOK THIS TOUR
24 Jun 2019 24 Jun 2019 30 Jun 2019 $1351 $1956 $833 BOOK THIS TOUR
08 Jul 2019 08 Jul 2019 14 Jul 2019 $1351 $1956 $833 BOOK THIS TOUR
22 Jul 2019 22 Jul 2019 28 Jul 2019 $1351 $1956 $833 BOOK THIS TOUR
05 Aug 2019 05 Aug 2019 11 Aug 2019 $1351 $1956 $833 BOOK THIS TOUR
19 Aug 2019 19 Aug 2019 25 Aug 2019 $1351 $1956 $833 BOOK THIS TOUR
02 Sep 2019 02 Sep 2019 08 Sep 2019 $1351 $1956 $833 BOOK THIS TOUR
16 Sep 2019 16 Sep 2019 22 Sep 2019 $1351 $1956 $833 BOOK THIS TOUR
30 Sep 2019 30 Sep 2019 06 Oct 2019 $1351 $1956 $833 BOOK THIS TOUR
14 Oct 2019 14 Oct 2019 20 Oct 2019 $1351 $1956 $833 BOOK THIS TOUR
28 Oct 2019 28 Oct 2019 03 Nov 2019 $1351 $1956 $833 BOOK THIS TOUR
11 Nov 2019 11 Nov 2019 17 Nov 2019 $1351 $1956 $833 BOOK THIS TOUR
25 Nov 2019 25 Nov 2019 01 Dec 2019 $1351 $1956 $833 BOOK THIS TOUR
09 Dec 2019 09 Dec 2019 15 Dec 2019 $1351 $1956 $833 BOOK THIS TOUR
23 Dec 2019 23 Dec 2019 29 Dec 2019 $1351 $1956 $833 BOOK THIS TOUR

* All prices in USD

Inclusions


INCLUDED

•    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
•    Breakfasts
•    Hotel taxes


Not Included:
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 Condition
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The visit to Israel was better than advertised. All of us had an awesome and inspiring vacation or as I call it, an education. Danny is one of the nicest and smartest men I have had the pleasure of meeting. He made the trip so special and I cannot imagine any other person showing us Israel but Danny.

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Ornan,

Thank you very much for the IBMT Bat Mitzvah tour we just completed.  We had a fabulous time & there were lots of special little parts from the tour that contributed to that.  The different experiences for dinner were very special, and I liked the variety of different types of sites/attractions.  Our tour guide Natalie was excellent, and I heard good things from the other group about their guide Liat.

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I had a fabulous time on this tour and highly recommend it to anyone interested.  We had an especially knowledgeable guide with us Doron Hoffman who as a history major added so much more information and had a great demeanor.  I was part of an international group and made some new friends.   

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Hi Ornan,

"Opting to celebrate our son's bar mitzvah this summer with IBMT is one of the best decisions we've ever made.  The itinerary took us to places around the country that I've never experienced on previous trips to Israel.  Experiencing our son's bar mitzvah atop Masada as opposed to a more rushed, crowded experience at the wall truly sets IBMT apart from other tour companies.  The professionalism of the IBMT staff both in North America and Israel was superb...everything was incredibly well organized and we were heartened ...

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