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6-Day Southern Ecuador Tour Package From Guayaquil: Ingapirca - Cuenca - Cajas National Park
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Product Code: 4522-231064
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Learn about cacao plantation and chocolate production
  • • Discover large plantations of bananas, rice, coffee, cacao, tropical fruits and hardwoods
  • • Archaeological Cañari and Inca sites
  • • Cuenca colonial and republican city
  • • Renowned and high quality handicrafts
  • • Cajas National Parke
  • • Traditional gastronomy
  • • Andean and tropical landscapes
Tour Code
4522-231064
Duration
6 days
Departure City
Guayaquil
End City
Guayaquil
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Family, Historical, UNESCO, Nature

Enjoy activities and tours that are perfect for the whole family; 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: Guided

Multiple local tour guides/drivers available throughout your tour/activity

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Easy

Perfect for any fitness level

Quality: Standard

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

Accessibility: Partly accessible

Tour has wheelchair accessible vehicles/attractions for foldable wheelchairs

Itinerary
Day 01
Guayaquil

Guayaquil

Hotel: Local Hotel or similar

Today you'll arrive in Guayaquil and meet your guide to transfer from the airport to the hotel.

Get ready to visit the “Pearl of the Pacific.” Today our Guayaquil tour to Seminario Square aka Iguanas Park, the Cathedral and the Simón Bolívar Boulevard along the Guayas River.

To finish the tour, we'll visit the bohemian neighborhood LasPeñas, where we walk on its main street, the old witness of Guayaquil’s golden age.

In the evening we'll enjoy a traditional Ecuadorian dinner.

Tips:
Dinner is included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
Cuenca

Guayaquil - Ingapirca - Cuenca

Hotel: Local Hotel or similar

Today we'll leave Guayaquil and travel to the Ecuadorian Andes.

Once we leave the urban area, we’ll be met by vast cacao, banana, sugar cane and other plantations that add beauty and color to the landscape. Our first visit will be the Cacao plantation El Deseo, where we’ll see the process of chocolate production from the tree plantation to the harvest and the artisanal preparation of chocolate, to finish with a tasting of the final product.

By noon, we will arrive to Ingapirca, the most important and best preserved archaeological center in Ecuador. There we will learn from the ancient Cañari and Inca cultures. Lunch at Hacienda Posada Ingapirca.

Later in the afternoon we’ll arrive to Cuenca.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 03
Cuenca

Cuenca

Hotel: Local Hotel or similar

Cuenca is waiting for us to discover its rich history, culture, and attractions.

We'll start the day strolling through the cobbled streets of this beautiful World Cultural Heritage Site, crossing over four rivers that add to the splendor and give the city its complete name. Squares, balconies and churches will make perfect pictures.

The “chola cuencana” traditional costumes will surprise and delight us and the outstanding pink marble Cathedral is for sure going to take your breath away.

The visit won’t be complete without walking along the Tomebamba River and enjoying a panoramic view of the city from the Turi Hill. One of the most interesting visits of the day will be to the museum and factory of the famous, but misnamed, Panama Hats, a true symbol of Ecuador.

Along the way we'll enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and have the rest of the day free afterwards.

Tips:
Breakfast and lunch are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 04
Cuenca

Cuenca - Gualaceo - Chordeleg - Cuenca

Hotel: Local Hotel or similar

In the morning we'll head out into the countryside around Cuenca visit the ancestral “ikat” weaving workshops and the skillful “toquilla” hat weavers.

Then we’ll wander through the biggest orchid farm in South America.

Finally, we'll end our day trip in the town of Chordeleg, famous for its artisans that transform gold and silver in truly masterpieces. We'll enjoy lunch at Hosteria Santa Bárbara before returning to Cuenca and having the rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the colonial city.

Tips:
Breakfast and lunch are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 05
Guayaquil

Cuenca - Cajas National Park - Guayaquil

Hotel: Local Hotel or similar

Early in the morning we'll head towards the Cajas National Park, just 30 minutes away at an altitude difference of over 1500m.

Here we'll explore the richness of the Andes, including its vast and untouched landscapes and flora. We will have a short walk to enjoy this natural wonder recognized as a Worldwide Biosphere Reserve.

After lunch we'll travel back to Guayaquil, descending through the Andes slopes with its intense contrast of landscapes, climate and color, and arrive in the afternoon.

Tips:
Breakfast and lunch are included.
Day 06
Guayaquil

Guayaquil

Today we'll say farewell to Guayaquil and transfer you to the airport for your flight home or on to the Galapagos.

Visiting Attractions

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • 5-Night Accommodation
  • Transportation
  • Meals plan
  • Certified tour guide
  • Entrance fee to all attractions

Package Excludes

  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
Special Notes

Pricing Info

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  • Jennifer

    Jennifer

    08/02/2016
    Fun Trip

    "Ecuador vacation was spectacular, very well-planned, It was a wonderful vacation!!"

  • Penny

    Penny

    08/02/2016
    Splendid

    Our guide was splendid! always willing to answer questions and help. It was a remarkable tour Can't wait for the next trip.

  • Scott

    Scott

    08/02/2016
    Wonderful

    It was a unique experience in Ecuador. So many local wonderful sights. I can't say enough good things about this country.

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