THE VOLCANOES AVENUE AND CUENCA - 5 DAYS
Visit some of the most outstanding places that combine nature, culture and adventure in each of the trips. Ecuador is divided into four regions. We have developed a short circuit highlighting the best of the Ecuadorian Andes, where we will visit the largest active volcano in the world, the Cotopaxi volcano. We will continue along the route of the Andes where we will have the opportunity to admire charming landscapes that will lead us to discover the Andean culture as well as the diverse flora and fauna. A short but charming tour.
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GALLERY OF TOUR
Quito: The Historic Center of Quito was declared a Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO on September 8, 1978. It is the least altered and the best preserved in America. 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..!
In it we can find the largest active volcano in the world (5897 mts.) Also a lagoon where we can see animals typical of the Andean area and with luck the most emblematic animal of Ecuador, the condor.
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.
CUENCA AND INGAPIRCA
Cuenca: it is one of the most beautiful cities in the country. It was declared a World Heritage Site for its unique beauty. Ingapirca 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 basis of a first Cañarí settlement, which populated the southern Ecuadorian.
ITINERARY DAY BY DAY
Below you can review the description of this magnificent tour.
Welcome to Ecuador, a small but certainly charming country full of adventures. Our Guide will meet you at the Airport, welcome you and give you an introduction on the tour of the Avenue of the Volcanoes - 5 days. He will transfer you to his hotel in Quito where he will spend the night.
Our guide will pick you up at your hotel to transfer you to one of the most emblematic points of Ecuador, the Cotopaxi volcano, considered the largest active volcano in the world at 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 high). Since the Cotopaxi Volcano is active at this time, the ascent will be granted by the National Park authorities. We will also walk around Lake Limpiopungo that is located at the foot of the volcano to observe some birds from the Páramo region (Andean Grasslands). On a clear day, the view of the volcano reflected on the lake's surface is magnificent. We make a brief visit to the small museum that talks about the park, its nature, wildlife and the eruptions of the central axis of the park. Once we are up, we will take a short break at the refuge before continuing to the nearby glacier. Enjoy incredible photo opportunities and spectacular scenery on ice walls and deep crevasses. After this visit we will take the South Pan-American Highway and head towards "Baños de Agua Santa". A beautiful city located near the active Tungurahua Volcano. Overnight in Quito.
After breakfast, our guide will pick you up at your hotel to visit the surroundings of the town. We will take the "Route of the cascadas" where you will visit the different cascades in the area such as: Agoyan, Manto de la Novia and San Pedro, and you will also be able to enjoy the famous "Tarabita", a small cable car that crosses the great canyon over the Pastaza River. Then we will do a trekking to get to "El Pailon del Diablo"; a beautiful waterfall where we can have the opportunity to walk through the cloud forest. Then trip to Riobamba with a short visit of the Chiborazo volcano for some photos. Overnight in Riobamba.
We will visist some interesting historic places of the city of Riobamba in the morning... Then we'll go towards south and we'll the Balbanera church, which is the first one founded in Ecuador. Then a short time around the peaceful lagoon of Colta Lagoon. These two are unique Andean landscapes of the area.
We’ll reach the area of the Andean train called the famous "Devil’s nose" , the tour is not operating at this time due the company of trains is “out of business” but our guide will show you the operation and the route… After this visit we'll continue towards south and we’ll reach the Inca Ruins of Ingapirca, famous place of inca ancient times.. Overnight in Cuenca.
We will start our adventure of this day have a city tour through the city of Cuenca, a beautiful city declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will abel to discover its cultural and architectural diversity. visiting the most important churches and monuments of this city. We will also visit the Turi viiewpoint, where you will have a panoramic view of the entire city of Cuenca. After the lulnch (not included)
In the afternoon we will visit the colinal tows of Gualaceo and Chordeleg, two of the most important towns near the city, famous for their handicrafts made with gold and silver, and for their colonial traditions. In the afternoon transfer to the airport for to take a flight to Quito. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Quito.
|CITY||HOTEL CATEGORY||HOTEL CATEGORY||HOTEL CATEGORY|
|QUITO||REINA ISABEL HOTEL
|| MERCURE HOTEL
|CUYABENO||NICKY AMAZON LODGE
|| JAMU LODGE
||JAMU LODGE (SUITE ROOM)
|MEALS INCLUDED|| BREAKFAST-LUNCH-DINNER
|OTAVALO||INDIO INN HOTEL
|COTOPAXI||CUELLO DE LUNA HACIENDA
||LA CIENEGA HACIENDA
||SAN AGUSTIN HACIENDA
|BANOS||LA FLORESTA HOTEL
|| SANGAY HOTEL
||LUNA VOLCAN HOTEL
|CUENCA||INCA REAL HOTEL
||MANSION ALCAZAR HOTEL
|PUERTO LOPEZ||MANDALA HOTEL
||LA TERRAZA HOTEL
Volcanoes Avenue to Cuenca - 5 Days
|HOTEL CATEGORIES||PRICE PER PERSON|
|3* HOTELS||$1039 USD|
|4* HOTELS||$1137 USD|
|5* HOTELS||$1392 USD|
**All prices are per person. The tour can operate any date with a minimum of 2 people**REQUEST INFORMATION
Facts & Questions
- Meals according to the program.
- Private transportation throughout the program with English speaking guide - driver
- Transfer airport – hotel – airport
- Accommodation in hotels according to your choice in double accommodation
- Excursions according to itinerary
- Plane tickets Cuenca - Quito
- Entrance fees to the museums during the program
- Meals are not specified in the program
- Alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages
- Personal expenses
- wire transfer costs