5-Day Private Ecuador Paradise Tour From Quito: Otavalo - Salinas - Cuicocha
Product Code: 5026-415747
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Quito, UNESCO World cultural heritage site
  • • Middle of the World Monument
  • • Otavalo’s colorful indigenous market
  • • Scenic tourist train to Salinas
  • • Cuicocha crater lagoon
Tour Code
5026-415747
Duration
5 days
Departure City
Quito
End City
Quito
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
English, Spanish
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Cultural, Historical, UNESCO, Nature

Learn about local culture with in-depth tours and activities; Encounter rich historical landmarks with expert guides; Visit locations designated as World Heritage Sites by the United Nations; Get in touch with Mother Earth

Style: Escorted

Tour director/guided escort is available from the beginning to the end of the vacation

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Moderate

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking

Quality: Standard

Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations

Accessibility: Not accessible

Tour does not have wheelchair accessible vehicles/attractions or allow service dogs

Itinerary
Day 01
Quito

Quito Airport - Hotel

Hotel: Marquiz or similar

Welcome to Quito!

Upon arrival we'll transfer you from the airport to the first night's hotel.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
Quito

Quito City Tour & Equator Line

Hotel: Marquiz or similar

Today you are going to visit the Capital’s colonial downtown. Declared by UNESCO a “World Cultural Heritage” site, Quito invites you to visit its historic and modern treasures, walking around the Independence Plaza, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and Archbishop’s Palace, the Municipality, and the Carondelet Government Palace.

Due to its multiple temples and cloisters, Quito is known as “America’s Cloisters.” You will visit “La Compañía” church and the San Francisco Convent.

Later you will be taken to “El Panecillo”, a small hill in the middle of the city with a fabulous view of the 45 km long and 4 km wide city and the snow-capped volcanoes In the afternoon we will visit the world famous Equator, “Mitad del Mundo” which is located only 30 minutes from Quito.

From here you can jump from the Northern Hemisphere to the Southern Hemisphere. In the 18th century the French Geodesic Expedition arrived here to perform important researches and investigate the Earth’s actual form. Visit also the interesting Intiñan Museum where you learn about all the different cultures of Ecuador.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.
Day 03
Otavalo

Quito - Otavalo

Hotel: Hacienda Chorlavi / or similar

After breakfast we will drive to Otavalo to the Cuicocha crater lagoon which is located at the foothills of the extinct Cotacachi volcano (4939m) and is part of the Cotacachi – Cayapas ecological, we will also visit the market of Otavalo which is the most famous indigenous market in South America.

Here you will find a colorful selection of hand-woven handicrafts such as rugs, “Shigras” (colorful straw or linen woven bags) and hand-carved wooden products. This traditional market has been open on a daily basis in Otavalo’s Plaza del Poncho for years. This is an opportunity to take wonderful pictures and admire the Otavalo people in their typical clothing.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.
Train Departures:
Friday - Saturday - Sunday - Holidays
Day 04
Salinas

Otavalo - Salinas - Quito

Hotel: Marquiz or similar

Enjoy the scenic tourist train to Salinas, an Afro-Ecuadorian community some 30 kilometers (18.6 mi) north. This gorgeous ride goes through sweeping valleys as it makes its way down to Salinas, passing through a series of tunnels and over bridges, one of which is 80 meters (262 ft) wide and sits at a staggering 100 meters (328 ft) high over the river Ambi.

The train ride itself is about two hours long, which leaves tourists with a couple of hours to get to know Salinas with a tour of the town and a visit to Salinas' Museo Comunitario are included.

In the afternoon drive back to Quito.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 05
Quito

Transfer out to Quito's Airport

In the early morning after breakfast your guide will pick you up and take you to the airport for your departing flight.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.

All itineraries are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including but not limited to weather, road, trail, sea conditions flight schedules adjustments or cancellations, local authorities orders.

Itinerary subject to availability, lodging changes might occur but the route will remain (route will only be modified due to mayor force reasons).

Visiting Attractions

Please note that order of day-to-day itinerary is adjustable depending on tour start day.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • 4-Nights Accommodation in double room in hotels or similar
  • Visit sites, according to the description with qualified English speaking guide
  • Private Transportation
  • Meals: Breakfast Daily
  • Hotel Taxes
  • Liberty Train Route: 53 USD

Package Excludes

  • Entrance fee to Middle of the world complex: 3 USD
  • Entrance to the Ethnographic museum: 4 USD
  • Church entrances: 10 USD
  • Products, Meals or services not specified in the program
  • Tips
  • International Tickets
  • Extras and personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance
Special Notes

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

Reservation Info

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    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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