4 WORLDS OF ECUADOR

This marvelous trip around the FOUR WORLDS OF ECUADOR will offer you a complete alternative to visiting the best places in the country in one just tour of 21 days / 20 nights. Ecuador has four different regions that offer culture, adventure, and wildlife such as the Andes, the Amazon jungle, the Pacific coast, and the highlight of the Galapagos Islands. You will be able to visit indigenous communities on the highlands, and the rainforest jungle, relax on the beach on the coast, and cruise around the Galapagos Islands.

NATURE

WILDLIFE

TREKKING

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Quito: Among the most visited sites are the Historic Center, the Middle of the World, the Cable Car, La Carolina and La Mariscal and positive aspects stand out such as the architecture, the culture of the population and the diversity of services and recreation options.
  • Cotopaxi National Park: ​Cotopaxi is a tourist place in Ecuador, one of the heights that you cannot miss visiting. Discover here how to get there, climate, altitude, biodiversity, and more. A representative volcano of the Sierra Region.
  • Termas De Papallacta: is the ideal place to escape the noise of the city and the daily routine. More than a destination, it is a comprehensive experience that will awaken all your senses.
  • Upper Napo River: There are three kinds of forest along its banks: ‘Terra Firme’ forest is found on the areas of high ground and does not flood, whereas ‘Varzea’, forest is subject to periodic seasonal flooding, and ‘Irapo’ forest is permanently flooded. Each of these has its own effects on the astounding flora and fauna.
  • Baños: Also known as "Piece of Heaven", "Gateway to the Amazon", "Puerta de El Dorado" or "City of the Volcano". It is the land of rivers to practice extreme sports.
  • Ingapirca ​archaeological complex: which means “Inca Wall” was, above all, an astronomical observatory of the movement of the sun and the moon, it was also a sacred space dedicated to the worship of their gods built by the Incas on the bases of a first Cañari settlement, which populated the Ecuadorian Austro.
  • Cuenca: It is one of the most beautiful cities in the country and is made up of four rivers that cross it, charming colonial streets, European-style architecture, churches and cathedrals, ruins that reveal the passage of the Incas and cultural, art and craft centers of long standing.
  • Los Frailes beach has three consecutive beaches from white sand to black sand. It has won several awards for being among the most beautiful beaches in Ecuador. Enjoy the places to walk, viewpoints and also the waves and marine diversity.
  • Galapagos National Park: The Galapagos Islands are a volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. It is known as one of the most famous destinations in the world for wildlife watching. It is a province of Ecuador and is located about 1,000 km from its coasts. Its isolated terrain is home to a diversity of animal and plant species, many of them exclusive.
  • Otavalo is a city in the Andean highlands of the province of Imbabura, northern Ecuador. It is surrounded by volcanoes, such as the Imbabura volcano. It is known for its Otavalo market in the central Plaza de Ponchos, where locals dressed in traditional indigenous clothing sell colorful textiles and crafts.
  • Mindo: It is known for its numerous species of birds, butterflies and orchids that inhabit the surrounding cloud forest, part of the Mindo-Nambillo Reserve.
DAY 1:  TRANSFER AIRPORT TO THE HOTEL

Welcome to Ecuador, a small country but certainly charming and full of adventures. Our Guide will receive you at the Airport, will welcome you and give you an introduction to the tour of Ecuador where we will visit the country for the next 21 days. The guide will transfer you to the hotel in Quito where you will spend the night. Overnight in Quito.

  • Double accommodation in a hotel of your choice.
DAY 2: ​CITY LINE (QUITO COLONIAL + MITAD DEL MUNDO) + TELEFERICO

We will visit some of the most famous squares, churches and colonial buildings. The Plaza de la Independencia with its Presidential Palace, the Archbishop's Palace, the Municipal Building, the Statue of Independence and the Cathedral. We will continue to the churches of El Sagrario and La Compañía, and then the church and convent of San Francisco. We will take a look inside the church and be amazed by the exuberant gold that was used to decorate the oldest church in Quito. Then we will move to the Panecillo and the statue of the Virgin of Quito. From here we will have the opportunity to see both parts of Quito and the surrounding snow-capped volcanoes! 
In the afternoon we will continue the famous Mitad del Mundo. This is one of the most famous attractions in Quito, You can visit the monument or the insitu museum called Inti-Ñan. You can discover the great details of the solar system, the effect that the position of the equator and ancient cultures and much more..!
Finally you will visit the Teleferiqo (cable car) of Quito. Over 2,500 meters you will reach the top of the PIchincha Volcano, this great visit is a unique experience, which offers a great view of the landscape of the north, center and south of the city. After this visit we will be dropped off at our hotel.  Overnight in Quito.

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Double accommodation in a hotel of your choice.
DAY 3: COTOPAXI FULL DAY

Our trip will continue today to the Cotopaxi National park. The Cotopaxi is considered the largest active volcano in the world with 5897 meters high (19,347 feet high). During our stay in the National Park we will admire its natural environment, its Flora and Fauna with the explanations of your naturalist guide. We will try to ascend to the refuge located at 4,810 m (15,392 ft). Since the Cotopaxi Volcano is currently active, the ascent will be granted by the National Park authorities. We will also take a walk around the Limpiopungo Lake which is located at the foot of the volcano to observe some birds of the Páramo region (Andean Grasslands). On a clear day, the view of the volcano reflected on the surface of the lake is magnificent. We make a short visit to the small museum that talks about the park, its nature, wildlife, and the eruptions of the park's centerpiece. We will be able to visit the refuge where we will be able to enjoy the wonderful views that this place offers, be sure to bring warm clothes since the wind is strong in the thermo-stops, if we are lucky we will be able to observe the fauna that inhabits the Cotopaxi National Park. In the afternoon return to Quito. Overnight in Quito.

  • Melas: Breakfast.
  • Double accommodation in a hotel of your choice.

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