The Avenue Of The Volcanoes In Ecuador - 9 Days

The Avenue of the Volcanoes in Ecuador - 9 days

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We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Quito

Pass By: Quito, Quito, Pichincha Province
Arrive in the modern airport of Quito. Our representative will give you the necessary information so that you can feel familiar at your arrival. After 40-minute drive, you will get in the hotel to do the check-in. The hotel receptionist will give you a warm welcome and you will be escorted to your room for a well-deserved rest.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Reina Isabel or similar, 3-star hotel

Day 2: City Tour in Quito - Middle of the World city - Intiñan Museum

Stop At: San Antonio de Pichincha, San Antonio de Pichincha, Quito, Pichincha Province
Quito opens its doors to display outstanding several civil or colonial buildings, churches and convents which have an incalculable cultural worth. Most of these churches were built in the XVI century with the effort of indigenous and mestizo people who translate their skill on divers artistic works. Besides, Quito is known as the “Light of the Americas” because in this city started the south America rebellion against the Spaniards in 1809. The city walking tour will be wrapped in colonialism, architecture, history and urban legends. The old town of Quito is a good stage for travel photography.

At 40-minute drive far from the old town of Quito will find the Middle of the world or the Equator Line. Two museums fight over visitors; The middle of the world city and the Intiñan, the first one is a enormous photographic monument built in 1976 and the second one is a museum on-site where accompanied by a local interpretor, you can observe physics exercises that will prove that we are on the Equator Line. Dare to be the egg master, trying to put over a raw egg on the nail´s head. Lose weight without exercising, it will only be achieved if you visit the middle of the world since to be on the equator zone the gravity will be less.


Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Reina Isabel or similar, 3-star hotel

Day 3: Cotopaxi National Park- Baños City

Stop At: Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador
The Cotopaxi National Park is located one hour and a half-drive on the south of Quito. It was declared the first protected area on Ecuador Mainland after Galapagos National Park in 1975. The park has an area of 33.000 hectares, the altitude range is from 3500 and 5897 meters above sea level. It is a freezing zone; the temperatures range from 5 to 15 Celsius degrees or 32 to 59 Fahrenheit.

The Cotopaxi eco-system is home to a wide range of flora and fauna including a unique combination of pine vegetation. Wolves, pumas, Andean spectacled bears, southamerican foxes, wild horses, rabbits and the Andean Condor the largest raptor in the world are part of this natural region.

The main attraction of this National Park is the Cotopaxi Volcanoe that tops out 5.897 meters or 19.347 feet above sea level, it is the second highest active volcano in Ecuador after the Chimborazo Volcanoe, around the majestic snow-capped volcano are other extinct volcanoes such as Rumiñahui, Sincholagua and Quilindaña.

Visit the Interpretation Centre to have a clear vision of what important is this area for human life and the animals that inhabit it. Start walking on 14.400 feet to 15.800 feet of altitude along a sandy path composed of volcanic material, on the trail you will observe obsidian stones, basalt and rock fragments belonged to the last eruption. If the forces do not abandon you, we can reach out the glacier located at 16.732 feet height. We will return at 14400 feet height for taking the vehicle to descend and continue our trip to the next city.

Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at La Floresta or similar, 3-star Hotel

Day 4: Baños City - The Tree House - Waterfall Route with Bride's Veil - Devil´s Cauldron

Stop At: Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron), Rio Verde - 18Km From Banos, Banos Ecuador
We will do different activities on this day, the first one is visiting “La Casa del Arbol or Tree House” This attraction is the best place to spot the Tungurahua Volcano, located on at 2660 meters above sea level. In addition, the famous swing of the end of the world was set up on the tree house.

It is a perfect place to enjoy the wonders of the Ecuadorian Andes; a picnic with friends, a family day or can see some landscapes such as the magnificent Mama Tungurahua Volcano and the mountains that surround the city of Baños. Apart, you will do a hiking over the waterfall route. Small villages, tangerine and tree tomato plantations will be seen by the main highway that links Baños with Puyo city. The first stop will be in the “Manto de la Novia or Bride's Veil ” waterfall to cross from one end to the another one by means of a cable car. Then, we travel to visit another nice waterfall known as “The Devil´s Cauldron”. This intimidating place has a noisy waterfall that can be seen from several points at the moment that people are walk-down on the path.

Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at La Floresta or similar, 3-star hotel

Day 5: Baños City - Chimborazo Volcano Reserve - Riobamba City - Alausi Town

Stop At: Chimborazo Province, Chimborazo Province
Our next journey will be in the morning for visiting the Faunistic Reserve in Chimborazo Reserve. El Taita Chimborazo, the highest mountain in Ecuador, is the main highlight of this reserve. The massive volcano is 6210 meters (20,000 feet) high and is surrounded by an immense sandy area with a rather dry grassland, different from most. The reserve provides the vital element "water" to the three provinces. Three large rivers born from this volcano such as Ambato, Chambo and Chimbo. The waters of the Chimbo end in the great Guayas River, this icon is represented in the National Ecuadorian Shield. The connection between the Chimborazo and the Guayas River is a symbol of the unity between Costa and Sierra. The reserve houses an important population of vicuñas reintroduced from Peru and Chile in 1988. There are also llamas and alpacas, domestic animals native from Ecuador that were used by the ancient inhabitants of the Andes before the Spaniards introduced horses, sheep, cows and donkeys. The reserve was created to protect these animals and their historical heritage, as well as the strange grassland of which they are part.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Europa or similar, 2-star hotel

Day 6: Alausi Town - Devil´s Nose Train - Ingapirca Inca Ruins - Cuenca City

Stop At: Estacion Ferrocarril, Alausi Ecuador
Begin the day with a tasty breakfast. Then, we continue the activities in Alausi. The Devil´s Nose Train is located on this peaceful town. In this place a very complicated engineering plan took place at the beginning of the XX century, since the mountain had to be drilled in order to set the railroad up. For this reason, the american Ing. Archer Harman who was the Chief of this project had to design and built the railroad like a sig sag track to allow the locomotive loaded with people and commodity, thus, the train can go up and down to arrive in Quito or Guayaquil.

It is time to visit another outstanding place like the Ingapirca. It is one the most significant archeological-site in Ecuador. This site has been conserved for centuries to the present time. The ruins represent a fusion of Cañari and Inca architecture, since these group of structures were constructed by the Cañari cultural group as a religious and housing centre. Later in the XV century the sovereign ruler of the Inca Empire settled in the Cañari territory and built a ceremonial and religious site.

Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight Casa del Barranco or similar, 2-star hotel

Day 7: Cuenca City Tour - The Cuenca´s cathedral - The Flower Market

Stop At: Cuenca, Cuenca, Azuay Province
Cuenca was declared a cultural patrimony of humanity by the Unesco in 1995. This city is located on the south of Ecuador at 2538 meters (8327 feet) above sea level. Cuenca is the capital of the Province of the Azuay and is the third most populous city in Ecuador

Cuenca possess the largest church in Ecuador. This massive religious structure was designed and constructed by the Brother Redemptorist Juan Bautista Stiehle. The Brother were born in Daechingen, Germany in 1829 and died in Cuenca in 1899. The catholic church has a renaissance gothic style with three domes that were assembled in the roof as a replica of the Basilica of Saint Peter from Rome. The two frontal towers in the beginning also were designed with domes but due to architectural failures they were not built. The cathedral´s construction began in 1885 and ended 90 years later in 1975. It accommodates 8000 people inside and attracts hundreds of catholic worshippers day after day. The city of the four rivers offers other activities that you can discover according with you likes or enthusiasm.

Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Casa del Barranco or similar, 2/3 -star hotel

Day 8: Cuenca - Cajas National Park - Guayaquil the Main Port

Stop At: El Cajas National Park, Cuenca 010219 Ecuador
Head out to the west of the city to visit the Cajas National Park. This Park is within the western mountain range which is part the Andes Cordillera. Th altitude range is about 3156 to 4450 meters (10354 to 14600 feet) above sea level. The extension is 288 km² (28 544 hectars). Observe rivers, creeks, ravines and streams. The average temperature is 2°C and 18°C (36°F - 64°F). In the Park, there are several archeological sites such as Capac Ñan (The Andean Inca Trail), which links the coastal area with La Sierra (the mountain region). These sites were part of the Pre-Columbian and Inca period and were used for trading the Spondylus Shell, it is object was considering such as currency for economical transactions. Upon your arrival in Guayaquil, we enjoy the Malecon 2000, known as Malecon Simon Bolivar as well. This boardwalk is visited for Ecuadorians and foreigners. This area comprising a pedestrian Street by 2.5 kilometers along the Guayas River, with well-tended gardens, restaurants, shops, clothing stores and a dock. On this dock, we can visit the Morgan Vessel, that works like a museum. The farewell dinner will be the special moment to remember anecdotes that happened on this warm journey and it will be until the next adventure…
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Unipark or similar, 3-star hotel

Day 9: Guayaquil City - Departure day

Pass By: Guayaquil, Guayaquil, Guayas Province
Departure transfer will be in the morning. You will be droven to the airport so that you can take your flight at home or continue your travel around the world or link this tour with another one.

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Leaving from Quito

Capital of Ecuador, declared World Heritage by the Unesco. One of its main features is the baroque architecture of the site. It has beautiful natural landscapes where the snowy volcanoes abound, one of the most famous is Cuicocha.

$1,453.34 Per Person