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HOLIDAY TO QUITO

The wonderful Ecuadorian capital of Quito is nestled in an Andean valley,  with Pichincha, a towering volcano rising above.   At an altitude of 2850m, this is one of the highest cities in the world. 

  • A beautifully preserved historic centre.

  • Cable Car ride for great views and walking trails

  • Tasty food & local drinks.

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What Can I Do In Quito?

Explore the narrow streets of one of the most preserved historic centres in the world, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Walk past fantastic colonial architecture; beautiful churches, historic mansions and monasteries.  Rest for a while in one of the leafy plazas and watch the world go by. We recommend joining a walking tour of the Centro Historico.  There is a real fusion of old and new here. Baroque architecture is surrounded by trendy restaurants and modern skyscrapers.

Start your holiday to Ecuador & Quito! Most people fly into Quito, making it a fantastic place to spend a few days, getting acclimatised.  Join an escorted tour, hire a car, fly to the Galapagos or the cloud forest.  There are so many options for an itinerary to Ecuador, which we would be delighted to help with.

Head to the huge Neo-Gothic church of Basilica del Voto Nacional. Fancy a unique experience?...climb the steep steps and ladders up the tower for an incredible vista of Quito!  Believe it or not...there's a little cafe in one of the towers where you can grab a drink! Have a look at the gargoyles, they are a bit different! 

Fancy getting away from the sounds of the city? Hop on the cable car, TelefériQo, on a quick journey up to the mountains.  Head to the lookout platform to admire the views, join a hiking trail or even go horseback riding next to grazing llamas.  There's also a high altitude 10km route to the summit of Rucu Pichincha. It's a tricky trek near the top, so only pursue if you have spent several days acclimitising in Quito.

Feeling hungry? Try an Empanadas de Viento in Quito (Wind Empanadas)...these fried cheese 'pasties' are one to try!  Follow this up with a cup of warm canelazo, this cinnamon sweet alcoholic drink packs a punch!

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ESCORTED GROUP TOUR: Ecuadorian Andes to The Amazon

Small Group size-maximum 16

What's included?

  • International Flights
  • All transfers (as a group) minibus & boat
  • All accommodation
  • Tour leader for entire holiday
  • 13 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 3 dinners
  • City tours
  • Activities in the Amazon and the cloud forest

Guide price for 2023: £3340pp

*We can create bespoke tours to Ecuador.

Day 1: Fly to Quito (indirect).  Transfer to a centrally located, comfortable hotel.

Day 2: Morning walking tour of the UNESCO centre of beautiful Quito. As a group you will then be driven to the Bellavista Cloud Forest.  You will stay in a lodge in the heart of the cloud forest.

Day 3: A birdwatching tour in the morning.  There are many species of hummingbirds to look for!  Transfer to North Ecuador for several days in a beautiful hacienda.

Day 4: Meet the indigenous community of San Clemente who live near the Imbabura volcano.  Enjoy a guided tour where you will get the opportunity to learn about their culture.

Day 5: Head to a beautiful caldera which was created thousands of years ago by a volcanic eruption.  Walk alongside the lake for a few hours.

The next stop is Otavalo, which has a vibrant Andean market.  Overnight in a hacienda.

Day 6: An incredible journey over the Papallacta Pass, found east of Quito. Bathe in the hot springs, with volcanoes in the distance. Venture downwards to the Amazon jungle for a stay in a rainforest lodge. A night walk at your lodge witnessing incredible wildlife!

Day 7: Explore the rainforest! Hopefully you will spot lots of wildlife! Visit a local rescue centre to see tapirs & capibaras.

Day 8: An awe-inspiring drive today along the Road of the Waterfalls. Lots of photo stops along the way. Spend the next two nights in Banos.  Walking tour of Banos in the evening.

Day 9: Spot vicunas today as you head out to Chimborazo National Park, about 2 hours away. In the evening relax in the Banos thermal baths.

Day 10: Early in the morning, drive to beautiful Cuenca.  Enroute, visit Ingapirca, the largest Inca site in Ecuador.  Two nights in Cuenca.

Day 11: Half day tour of the old town of Cuenca. A free afternoon to explore.

Day 12: Spend an evening in the Cajas National Park.  Mountain tops, lakes, lagoons and rivers...A two hour walk with plenty of wildlfe watching.

Day 13: Drive down towards the Pacific. Enjoy a boat trip through mangroves and in the afternoon there's a stop at a cocoa plantation. Final evening in Guayaquil.

Day 14: Fly back to the UK.

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When To Visit

You can visit Ecuador all year round.
The best time to visit Quito (and the Andes) is during the dry season; June to September.

Flight Time

15-16 hours from the UK (indirect)

Time Difference

-5 GMT

Currency

US dollars

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