8 Days Ecuadorian Andes, Nature and Culture

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Small group
  • age requirement 18-80 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Trek difficulty Moderate
  • Tour Code BM-44577
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English, Spanish
  • Starts Quito, Ecuador
  • Ends Quito, Ecuador
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  • Enjoy the tour of Quito Historic Center and its many church buildings and monuments
  • Find unique souvenirs at South America's largest indigenous handicraft market in Otavalo
  • Explore the Cotopaxi volcano and hike the glacier on a trip to Cotopaxi National Park
  • Visit the famous emerald colored crater lake in Quilotoa
Get on an enchanting odyssey through the captivating landscapes and vibrant culture of Ecuador. Our meticulously crafted itinerary ensures a seamless and immersive experience, from the moment you step off the plane with effortless airport transfers to the exploration of bustling markets, majestic volcanoes, and lush cloud forests.

Begin your journey in the heart of Ecuador, Quito, a city that seamlessly weaves together the threads of history and modernity. Wander through its charming streets, lined with colonial architecture, and delve into the rich tapestry of its cultural heritage. Quito serves as a gateway to Ecuador's diverse wonders, setting the stage for an unforgettable adventure.

A visit to the Middle of the World awaits, a symbolic location where you can straddle the equator, connecting with the earth's geographical wonders. Feel the energy of this unique intersection and capture the moment with a photo at Latitude 0°.

Ecuadorian roses, renowned for their vibrant colors and exquisite fragrance, beckon you to a floral paradise. Immerse yourself in the beauty of local rose farms, where the cultivation of these blooms is an art form. Witness firsthand the dedication and skill that go into producing Ecuador's world-famous roses.

Indulge in the therapeutic embrace of Papallacta thermal springs, nestled in the Andean highlands. Allow the rejuvenating waters to wash away the stresses of everyday life, surrounded by breathtaking mountain scenery. This natural sanctuary offers a tranquil escape, inviting you to relax and rejuvenate in the embrace of Mother Nature.

Your journey continues to Otavalo, where a riot of colors and a symphony of sounds await at its vibrant market. Immerse yourself in the indigenous culture as you navigate through stalls filled with traditional crafts, textiles, and artisanal treasures. Engage with local artisans, each piece telling a unique story of Ecuador's rich heritage.

Cotopaxi, one of the world's highest and most iconic volcanoes, beckons with its majestic presence. Explore its foothills, surrounded by the ethereal beauty of the Andean paramo, a unique high-altitude ecosystem. A guided adventure takes you through this awe-inspiring landscape, providing a glimpse into the geological wonders of the region.

Quilotoa, a mesmerizing crater lake nestled within the Andes, invites you to witness nature's masterpiece. Hike along its rim, taking in panoramic views of the azure waters and the surrounding volcanic peaks. The ever-changing colors of the lake create a surreal and breathtaking spectacle, leaving an indelible mark on your Ecuadorian adventure.

Mindo's cloud forest unveils a different facet of Ecuador's natural splendor. A haven for biodiversity, this lush paradise offers a glimpse into the intricate web of life thriving within its mist-covered canopy. Embark on nature trails, listen to the melodic symphony of birds, and discover the enchanting flora that makes Mindo a haven for eco-enthusiasts.

As you traverse Ecuador, savor the country's gastronomic delights, a fusion of indigenous, Spanish, and African influences. From traditional dishes to modern culinary creations, every meal becomes a celebration of Ecuador's diverse flavors and culinary traditions.

  • Day 1: Arrival in Quito
  • Day 2: Quito City Tour and Equator Line
  • Day 3: Rose Plantation and Papallacta Hot Springs
  • Day 4: Visit Otavalo
  • Day 5: Cotopaxi National Park
  • Day 6: Quilotoa Lagoon
  • Day 7: Full Day in Mindo
  • Day 8: Transfer Out
  • 7 Breakfasts and 4 Lunches
  • 6 Nights in Quito
  • 1 Night in Machachi
  • English-speaking guides
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Transfers according to the itinerary
  • Tickets to the activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • International flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional Activities/Excursions
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips
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