Ecuador Discovery

Visit Cotopaxi, El Cajas

Available as a Self Drive or Escorted Tour holiday

13 nights from £1,495 per person.

ID: TCL-4-481


Explore the 'Avenue of Volcanoes' and discover the colonial cities of Quito and Cuenca on this exciting trip to Ecuador. We also visit Otavalo Market and discover Cotopaxi - one of the world's highest active volcanoes (5897m), search for wildlife in the Amazon and travel on the exciting Devil's Nose Railway. No visit to Ecuador is complete without visiting the Galapagos. The 18 volcanic islands and 40 islets host an abundance of wildlife and natural wonders not found anywhere in the world. With Explore Tailormade, you can choose how you wish to explore this unique archipelago, from as little as four days to as many as fifteen.

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Package Summary
  • Quito – Colonial Andean capital, set in stunning landscape
  • Volcanoes – Picturesque drives through the Avenue of the Volcanoes, walking in the shadow of Cotopaxi
  • Otavalo – Visit the fascinating Indian market
  • Banos – Dramatic gateway to the jungles of the Orient
  • Cuenca – Explore this pretty city and visit a panama hat factory
Summary Itinerary
  • Day 1 – Join tour in Quito
  • Day 2 – Tour of Quito’s highlights including the Church of San Francisco
  • Day 3 – Visit the Equator Monument en route to Otavalo
  • Day 4 – Explore Otavalo Market, walk near San Pablo Lake
  • Day 5 – Visit Cotopaxi, drive via the Avenue of the Volcanoes to Machachi
  • Day 6 – Drive to the Amazon, our base for the next three nights
  • Day 7 – Explore the Amazon by canoe searching for wildlife
  • Day 8 – Walk along the Misahualli River learning about local plants and visiting an Indian Community
  • Day 9 – Travel the Waterfall Route to Banos
  • Day 10 – Visit Chimborazo Forest Reserve, overnight in Riobamba
  • Day 11 – Travel on the ‘Devil’s Nose’ Train to Alausi before continuing to Cuenca
  • Day 12 – Cuenca city tour, visit the Panama Hat Factory
  • Day 13 – Discover Cajas National Park before travelling to Guayaquil
  • Day 14 – Morning city tour of Guayaquil city tour before the tour ends

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