Basic Highlandsoffered by supplier M18719 (read about supplier)
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 9 people
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 915 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1350 US Dollar (USD)
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to hotel of your choice.
Day 2: Colonial Quito tour, plus Middle of the World Monument, Museum and typical lunch.Welcome dinner. Hotel.
Day 3: Otavalo tour, stopping at the villages of Calderon where bread-dough figurines are made (handicrafts), subtropical valley of Guayllabamba, arriving to Otavalo market with some time to visit it. Lunch. Hosteria (country inn).
Day 4: Otavalo, Cuicocha Lake, village of Peguche and its weavings, then to Cotacachi (leather goods). Lunch and return to Quito.
Day 5: Depending on the day, well visit an Indian market, continuing to Banos, famous for its landscape and thermal springs. Lunch. On to Riobamba. Riobamba city tour, its museum, town of Guano (rugs). Overnight and dinner at hosteria.
Day 6: Early departure next day. If possible, train ride from Alausi to Chanchan, famous for its Devils Nose switchbacks. Pic-nic lunch. In the afternoon well get to the Inca ruins of Ingapirca. Cuenca. Dinner at hotel.
Day 7: Cuenca. City tour of this charming colonial city, including the new Cathedral and the Flower market. Lunch. Visit to a straw-hat factory, misnamed Panama hats. Hotel.
Day 8: Return to Quito by plane. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. Then you can continue your tour to either the Galapagos Islands or the Amazon rainforest the following day.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
- Accommodation in double rooms with private bathroom.
- All meals mentioned in the program.
- Visits led by bilingual guide.
- Transfer to and from airport in Quito, Cuenca or Guayaquil (4 transfers).
- Entrance fees to National parks, archaeological sites, museums, cloisters, and churches.
- Luggage handling.
- Private transportation.
- Hotel services and charges.
- Alcoholic beverages.
- Personal expenses.
- Air tickets.
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We are a company that was established 6 years ago which specializes in dealing with people and crafts. Although we arrange all types of tours, this is what makes us different: we prefer to work with small groups. The founder has been in the tourism business for 13 years and, being a professional guide, knows by...