PARADISE IN THE ANDES EXPERIENCE


DESTINY          :           QUITO-OTAVALO-COTOPAXI
DURATION      :            5 days / 4 nights
OPERATION    :            Every day
CATEGORY      :           First Class 4* and Luxury 5*
MINIMUN       :           2 passenger

 

TENTATIVE ITINERARY:

 

DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO ECUADOR – TRANSFER IN

Arrival to Quito’s International Airport and transfer to your hotel. Accommodation in Quito.

DAY 2: QUITO CITY TOUR + EQUATOR MONUMENT

After breakfast, tour through the old town, designated World Heritage Site by the UNESCO, visiting squares and churches. Lunch. In the afternoon, visit to the Equator Monument and the Intiñan Museum. Lodging in Quito.

DAY 3:
OPTION 1:
QUITO-OTAVALO-QUITO

Breakfast. Departure from Quito to the province of the lakes with a brief stop at Miralago viewpoint in order to admire the impressive San Pablo Lake. Visit to Otavalo, considered as the largest Indian market of Latin America. Otavalans are world famous for their weavings and music.  Lunch. In the afternoon, visit to Cotacachi, a town known nationwide for the production of leather goods. Accommodations in Quito.

OPTION 2:
QUITO-PAPALLACTA-QUITO

Breakfast. Departure to the Papallacta Thermal Baths, a very pleasant spa and hotel ideal for relax on the slopes of the Antisana volcano, between the Andes and the Amazon jungle. Lunch. Trekking in the afternoon across a trail where you’ll observe small waterfalls formed by the river. Accommodations in Quito.

DAY 4:
OPTION 1:
QUITO-COTOPAXI-QUITO

Breakfast. Departure to the Cotopaxi National Park, where you’ll visit the Limpiopungo glacier, we can go up to the mountain. In here, you’ll have the chance to climb until the refuge of the highest active volcano “El Cotopaxi” 19,342 feet. Lunch. Return to Quito for lodging.

OPTION 2:
QUITO-QUILOTOA-QUITO

Breakfast. This is one of the most outstanding adventures! Guide will take you to the city of Latacunga, capital of the Cotopaxi province. From here, you’ll make a detour in order to visit the Indian village of Pujilí. This small town has a very nice historical center with colonial houses with typical Spanish style indoor courtyards, churches and cobblestone streets. On Wednesdays and Sundays, there is a busy colorful market. Lunch. The highway continues going up the mountain range with a series of magnificent peaks and mountains with agricultural terraces made by the Indians many centuries ago.

About 14km north of Zumbahua, the famous volcanic-crater lake of Quilotoa is a gasp-inducing sight. A lookout on the precipitous crater rim offers stunning views of the mirror-green lake 1,312 feet below and the snowcapped peaks of Cotopaxi and Southern Iliniza in the distance. When you ask the locals how deep it is, they inevitably say it has no bottom, which seems entirely plausible given its awesomeness (the geologists say 820 feet). Return to Quito in the afternoon. Free dinner. Lodging in Quito.

DAY 5: QUITO-INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT

Breakfast. Transfer out to the Quito’s International Airport for flying back home.

END OF THE SERVICES

 

INCLUDES:

  • Tourist transportation during all the tour.
  • Bilingual guide during all tour
  • 4 nights of lodging in Quito.
  • Meals: 04 breakfasts; 01 lunch (Quito); 01 lunch (option 1 – Cotopaxi) or 01 box lunch (option  2 – Quilotoa)
  • Local Tax in Quito
  • Fees to places of interest.
  • Excursions depending of the itinerary later on detailed
  • Taxes

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Air tickets from your country to Quito.
  • Meals not mentioned before, drinks, goodies, tips and everything that has not been specified.

NEED TO KNOW:

  • Places subject to availability at time of booking.
  • Rates subject to change by force majeure, without notice.
  • If the number of passengers varies, you will need to re tailored the fee.
  • Consult for extensions to Galápagos, Coast and Amazon Region.

 

 

 

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