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Ecuador Classic Luxury

9 Days

9 Days

Ecuador Classic Luxury

Welcome to Ecuador! Your will be amazed and truly astounded by the beauty, culture and diversity of wildlife and geographical locations during this once in a lifetime trip!

9 Day Sample Journey

Trip at a Glance

Let's go on an adventure!

Day 1

Arrival Quito, Ecuador.

Day 2

Half Day Quito Culture Walking Tour

Day 3

Depart to the Cotopaxi National Park area.
Full day Cotopaxi & Rose Farm tour,

Day 4

Half Day Indigenous Indian Market Experience
Drive to Riobamba

Day 5

Full day Devli’s Caldron Canyon & Waterfall Hike

Day 6

Devil’s Nose train to Alausi
Ingapirca Ruins visit

Day 7

Full day Cuenca city tour & Panama Hat workshop

Day 8

Half day Cajas National Park
Transfer to Guayaquil

Day 9

End Ecuador expedition

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Day 1: ARRIVE QUITO, ECUADOR

Welcome to Ecuador!

Upon arriving, you are met and transferred to your hotel.

  • Accommodations: Hotel Mama Chuchara
  • Meals Included: None Today
Day 2: QUITO

Depart on a half day guided tour of Quito

Today, enjoy a walking tour of Quito. Get in touch with the local culture and history as you admire amazing Spanish-era architecture and churches as we walk down the narrow cobblestone streets of the old town.

  • Accommodations: Mama Chuchara
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch Today
Day 3: QUITO / COTOPAXI

Full day exploration outside the city

Today, you will head outside the city towards Cotopaxi Volcano, where you will have a full day exploration. Lunch will be at a local hacienda.

You will have an opportunity to take short hikes and learn about the flora and fauna of the Paramo. Also, depending on the weather conditions, visit to the “refuge”
After, you will be transferred to the hacienda.

  • Overnight: Hacienda La Cienega
  • Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch Today
Day 4: COTOPAXI / RIOBAMBA

Visit a local market en-route to Riobamba

You will enjoy this truly authentic experience set amongst the stunning and spectacular Andean mountains. Not only is it a great opportunity to find some beautiful local crafts and taste the local cuisine, but also a chance to see and experience the culture traditions of the indigenous communities of this area of Ecuador.

After your visits, you will head to Riobamba.

  • Overnight: Hotel Hacienda Abraspungo
  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
Day 5: RIOBAMBA

Full day Devil’s Caldron Canyon & Waterfall Hike

Today, you will head to the small town of Rio Verde, where you will begin your full day Devil’s Caldron Canyon & Waterfall Hike.

Situated in the western foothills of the Ecuadorian Andes, the Pailon del Diablo rewards hikers with an intimate glimpse of one of the most powerful forces of nature, water. The Pailon del Diablo, or Devil’s Cauldron, is an aptly-named waterfall on the Rio Pastaza, a tributary of the upper Amazon River Basin.

  • Overnight: Hotel Hacienda Abraspungo
  • Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch Today
Day 6: RIOBAMBA / CUENCA

Begin your trip to “The Devils Nose”

Today, you will be transferred to the local train station to begin your trip to “The Devils Nose”, which is one of the most famous rail journeys in the world.

During your journey, among the many sites that can be enjoyed include cultivated Andean highlands, contrasting with a rough and rugged landscape in the wilderness. This unique location is adorned by several high altitude volcanoes, many of which are still active, and stand out of their snowcaps. A number of small villages are nestled in the mountains, allowing visitors to enjoy a spectacular view of the splendid scenery.

After, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cuenca.

  • Overnight: Mansion Alcazar
  • Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch Today
Day 7: CUENCA

Enjoy a full day visiting the Colonial city of Cuenca.

Today, enjoy a walking tour of the Colonial city of Cuenca. . Get in touch with the local culture and history as you admire amazing Spanish-era architecture and churches as we walk down the narrow cobblestone streets of the downtown historical area.

  • Accommodations: Mansion Alcazar
  • Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch Today
Day 8: CUENCA / GUAYAQUIL

Today, you will be transferred to the port city of Guayaquil

Cajas is a national park located on the northwestern side of the city of Cuenca, consisting of wetlands of glacial origin with more than 200 lakes and lagoons.
At Llaviuco, we spend 45 minutes to one hour walking around the lake looking for birds and enjoying the scenery. The trail is mostly flat and easy. At Toreadora Lake, we first visit the Interpretation Center and then start a 1 or 2 hour hike, depending on your physical condition, around the lake or down the Polylepis forest.

  • Overnight: Hotel Oro Verde Guayaquil
  • Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch Today
Day 9: DEPART ECUADOR

End your Ecuadorian adventure

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight out of Ecuador.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
FOR TRIP PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
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Desire a perfect trip? With the help of our travel specialists, this journey can be customized around your specific interests, tastes and preferences. We will provide helpful tips and honest advice based on first-hand knowledge of the destination.

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