Day 1: Quito
Upon arrival our representative will meet and escort you to the hotel. Balance of day at leisure.
Day 2: Quito
Breakfast in the hotel. Depart from Quito through the Pan-American North Highway via Cayambe. Brief stop at Guachalá, (old equatorial monument). Passengers will have the opportunity to taste the delicious “Bizcochos de Cayambe”, a type of cracker or bread baked in a clay oven (greatly paired with local cheese or caramel sauce). Afterwards, we will make a brief stop at “Miralago”, to admire a wonderful view of Lago San Pablo, amazing views. The tour then continues to Otavalo where Otavaleños (natives) set up a market in which a bartering manner of shopping is taken place. The market hosts a variety of different handcrafted items. Passengers may choose between staying longer in Otavalo or go to visit to the leather shops at Cotacachi. Return to Quito picking up passengers in Otavalo (spot determined by your local guide ), via the Checa Quinche road.
Day 3: Quito - Baños
Departure from Quito through the "Avenue of the Volcanoes", we´ll pass by the town of Pillaro and have a brief stop at the viewpoint “Rumiñahui”, from here we´ll be able to admire (if weather conditions allow) a panoramic view of Ambato and its surroundings. Arrival to the city of Baños, lunch included prior a city tour combined with an ecological adventure tour (optional entrances), lodging. Overnight
Day 4: Baños - Riobamba
Next day, after breakfast, you could choose between the following 3 optional activities: rafting / canopy / riding bike-motorcycle-4 wheel-buggies or jeeps ( Not Included) . Free time to have lunch (exclusive benefits for specific restaurants applies with payment made directly by passengers). During the afternoon departure towards Riobamba for trip extensions to “the Avenue of the Volcanoes. Accommodation in a typical hacienda of the region, dinner.
Day 5: Riobamba - Alusi-Cotopaxi
The next day breakfast will be served and departure to the train station located in Alausí. From here you will l enjoy a train ride towards the famous ¨Devil’s Nose¨ (a magnificent work incrusted in the Andes), return to Alausí (train ride takes approx. 2 hours), Box lunch is included. We come back to La Cienega spend the night. Overnight.
Day 6 : Cotopaxi-Quito
Breakfast in the hotel. Depart from Cotopaxi National Park. . During our stay at the National Park we will visit its museum, the natural environment of the place, its animals and plants, stop at the Limpiopungo lagoon; then, we continue to a typical hacienda, visit to its installations. Optionally, you can have lunch. Before return to Quito we´ll have a visit to a Flower Plantation of the region (operates Monday through Friday). Return to Quito in the afternoon. Overnight
Day 7: Quito
We start with a panoramic route along the banking and financial areas, shopping malls and La Mariscal neighbourhood, where most of hotels are located. We continue towards the Historical Centre of the City where the following attractions will be visited: “El Panecillo” (entrance included), beautiful place from where a sight of colonial and modern Quito will be taken; San Francisco and La Basilica churches; Plaza de la Independencia (Independence square), walking through the colonial streets we´ll find the Cathedral, the Government’s Palace and La Compañía Church, where adornments and gold altars can be appreciated. (Church entrances are not included). We will continue to the northern part of the city heading up to the “Middle of the World City” (entrance is included) where the monument that divides the Northern from the Southern Hemisphere will be observed. It was built during the XVII century when a French Expedition defined the precise location of the equatorial line. At the end, optional visit either to Intiñan or Ethnographic Museum (entrance is not included). Overnight
Day 8: Quito - USA
Breakfast. Our representative will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to the airport at the indicated time for your flight back home.(B)