Ecuador Highlands Tour

DAY 1: QUITO COLONIAL AND EQUATOR
The Capital of Ecuador welcomes you with the first pick of the country. We will walk through the historical plazas and churches of the old town. In the afternoon we will visit the Equator complex to witness the amazing experiments that your local guide will show you as proof that you will be standing right on the Equator line!

Accommodation: Hotel in Quito

DAY 2: COTOPAXI NATIONAL PARK
On this day of your tour of the highlands of Ecuador, we head south to the perfect shaped volcano Cotopaxi, here we will have a short hike to the refuge of the mountain and discover some of the Paramo species living in the area. A nice box lunch to enjoy the view next to Limpiopungo lake where various species of Andean birds can be observed, we will finish our day at a fantastic Andean hacienda in the area. Horseback riding is also available and optional.

Accommodation. Hacienda at Cotopaxi area

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

DAY 3: QUILOTOA CRATER LAKE
Get ready for an impressive view! We will drive up enjoying amazing views of the Ecuadorian Highlands, after our amazing drive, we will reach the Quilotoa crater lake. Once you arrive. you will have the first peak of this stunning crater lake, we hike down to the shore of the lake, where kayaks are available for rent, the hike back up can be a little demanding, but there is also the option of doing this part by mule which the locals rent. Afterwards, we will enjoy a hot soup and full lunch to recover strength. In the afternoon we will go back to your Cotopaxi hacienda to enjoy the sunset in the Ecuadorian Andes.

Accommodation. Hacienda at Cotopaxi area

Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 4: BAÑOS NATURE TOWN
After a morning transfer from your Hacienda to the town of Baños, you will discover how fast the landscapes change, from Paramo to subtropical, we will visit the waterfalls valley while we learn about the local gastronomy and enjoy outdoor sports, if you feel like it, there are plenty of options to choose from such as bungee jumping, trekking to some of the waterfalls, taking cable cars across the rivers, every part of this day will be an adventure.If you would like there are nice chances to explore the city by night and also enjoy some nightlife, Baños is indeed a real highlight of your Ecuador Andes itinerary!

Accommodation: Hotel in Baños

Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 5: FREE MORNING IN BAÑOS AND BACK TO QUITO
On this morning you can enjoy the hotel, the town, and the adventure that Baños has to offer. You can book a massage in advance or plunge into the hot springs, after all you are on holidays! In the afternoon we will drive back to Quito and drop you off at your hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel in Quito

Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 6: OTAVALO MARKET AND SURROUNDINGS
Heading north we will stop to try some of the famous local biskets as well as to enjoy amazing views of the San Pablo lake and of the Imbabura volcano, continuing north we will visit the town of Otavalo, our first stop will be the indigenous market where you will have the chance to see and buy handcrafts, ponchos, hats, paintings and many other products made by the local people, after this we will make our way to the Cuicocha crater lake, here we will take a short boat ride to get closer to the mystical bubbles and to see endemic wildlife from up close. It is also possible to do a quick stop at the colonial picturesque town of Cotacachi. We will then drive back to Quito where our unforgettable Andes Ecuador tour will finish with a drop off at the airport or your hotel in the city.

Meals included: Breakfast

3 Star Hotels 4 Star Hotels
2 Passengers - Per Person
$850$990
3 Passengers - Per Person
$730$850
4 Passengers - Per Person
$600$760
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