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Complete Ecuador

(7 nights / 8 days - Departures on: Monday)

• Transfer Airport / Hotel in Quito
• 2 nights' accommodation in Quito
• Breakfast
• Quito City Explorer (1 day pass), Equatorial Monument
• Excursion to the city of Baños through the "Avenue of the Volcanoes" with 1 night of accommodation and lunch (optional activities)
• 1 night of accommodation in Riobamba with dinner. Excursion by train passing through the Devil's Nose, box lunch is included. Continue to Cuenca by bus, en route visit to Ingapirca Ruins.
• 2 nights' accommodation in Cuenca
• City tour of Cuenca
• Transfer from Cuenca to Guayaquil via El Cajas National Park
• 1 night accommodation in Guayaquil
• City tour in Guayaquil
• Transfer hotel / airport in Guayaquil
• Hotel taxes

ITINERARY STARTING ON MONDAY:

(7 nights / 8 days)

Day 1 Monday:
Transfer Airport / Hotel in Quito
Day 2 Tuesday:
Breakfast. Quito City Explorer (1 day pass), Equatorial Monument
Touristic route along the most important areas of the city, shopping centers and Zona Rosa "La Mariscal" (bars and restaurants), where most of the hotels in Quito are located. Continue towards the historic center to visit its churches and major landmarks, explore each of its corners at your own pace from the door of your hotel, enjoying deeply those topics that are of interest: music, architecture, living cultures, gastronomy, handicrafts, photography , shopping, watching tourist attractions and unique landscapes , but above all, feel the local vibe and flavor of our unique city. (Tickets not included). More information on www.quitocityexplorer.com

Extension included continues towards the northern part of the city heading up to the "Middle of the World City" (entrance is included) where the monument that divides the Northern from the Southern Hemisphere will be observed. It was built during the XVII century when a French Expedition defined the precise location of the equatorial line. At the end, optional visit either to Intiñan or Ethnographic Museum (entrance is not included).

Day 3 Wednesday :
Breakfast. Departure from Quito through the "Avenue of the Volcanoes", we will do a stop at the famous Quilotoa Lagoon, located inside the crater of the volcano, where we will enjoy a marvelous view. Lunch included in a typical hostry of the region. After lunch we continue to the city of Baños. Evening / night free where you can enjoy the nightlife of this city. Lodging.
Day 4 Thuersday :
After breakfast, you could choose between visit the route of the cascades and a brief visit to the city (tour included) or the following activities: rafting / canopy / riding bike (additional payment / optional). Free time to have lunch (exclusive benefits for specific restaurants applies with payment made directly by passengers).
During the afternoon departure towards Riobamba. Lodging in a Typical Hacienda with dinner.

Note: Entrances and optional activities should be pay directly by passengers.
Does not include entrance to Quilotoa, US $ 2.00 per person, direct payment per passenger.

Day 5 Friday:
After breakfast departure to the train station located in Alausí. From her we´ll enjoy a train ride towards the famous ¨Devil's Nose¨ (a magnificent work incrusted in the Andes), return to Alausí (train ride takes approx. 2 hours), box lunch is included. After the train ride visit to the Ingapirca Inca Ruins (entrance is not included), the biggest Inca archaeological complex in Ecuador from the XV and XVI centuries, (ticket to the complex not included) through the ride you will be to watch the weavers of the famous "Panama Huts" artisans typical from the area. Lunch Included. Arrive to the City of Cuenca to spend the night.
** Train Operation is subject to change
Day 6 Saturday:
Breakfast. City Tour of Cuenca, lodging
Day 7 Sunday:
Breakfast. Transfer Cuenca / Guayaquil. We leave from Cuenca to "Cajas National Park" known for its glacial lakes and high mountain vegetation. Here we will walk through this beautiful place to see some of the lakes and primary forest. We will also visit "3 Cruses" which forms the continental water division. We will walk to observe this curious place. From this point we will begin a dramatic decline to reach the coast of Ecuador. Starting we will begin observing the Andean mountain scenery and then ending up seeing totally different vegetation of the Ecuadorian Coast with large plantations of bananas and cocoa beans. A box lunch will be provided on the way. Arrive to Guayaquil.
Day 8 Monday :
Breakfast. City Tour of Guayaquil. Transfer Hotel / Airport

Prices

(Starting on Mondays)

(7 nights / 8 days)


Hotels

Category

Single Room for 1 person

Double room for 2 persons

Triple room for 3 persons

Child

REINA ISABEL/ VOLCANO/ LA ANDALUZA/ CARVALLO / CITY PLAZA Tourist 1801 1521 1488 N/A
HOLIDAY INN ó NU HOUSE/VOLCANO/LA ANDALUZA/ CARVALLO/ PALACE Superior 1886 1538 1502 N/A
MERCURE/ SAMARI/ LA ANDALUZA/ STA LUCIA / HAMPTON INN First 2027 1659 1642 N/A
DANN C./ SAMARI/ / LA ANDALUZA/  STA LUCIA/ HAMPTON INN First Superior 2029 1667 1644 N/A
JW MARRIOTT /  SAMARI/  LA ANDALUZA/  M. ALCAZAR/  WYNDHAM  Luxury 2373 1954 N/A N/A

Prices are per person, in US. Dollars
Prices are valid until December 15 /2015


** Special packages with Decameron Hotels are not valid from April 01 to 04
** Special Packages are in SIB service, please consult us for private operation days
** Hotels in Quito and Guayaquil do not include US$ 2.00 Municipal tax per night per room
** Does not include hotel insurance in Quito and Guayaquil, optional direct payment per passenger
** Children up to 12 years old sharing room with parents, 1 kid per room breakfast not included
** Rates do not apply for Holidays, please confirm Rates and Conditions
** 2015 Tariff Guide / Third Edition

Atracctions :

THE CITY OF QUITO AND MIDDLE THE WORLD

THE CITY OF QUITO AND MIDDLE THE WORLDThe first stop after picking up at selected hotels, is the the “Panecillo”, a wonderful viewpoint which allows to see a sight of colonial and modern Quito.

At the colonial district, the “PLaza de la Independencia”, visit and walking to the Cathedral church, Government and Archbishop Palace, the Church of the Company where you can appreciate its adornments and gold altars.

The San Francisco Church which has been built in the seventeenth century

The Middle of the World where you will visit the monument that divides the northern & southern hemispheres, built in the XVII century when a French Expedition defined the precise location of the line that divides the world

THE TRAIN OF THE ANDES AND DEVIL´S NOSE

THE TRAIN OF THE ANDES AND DEVIL´S NOSEThe construction of the railroad of Ecuador is like a symbol of a national unit that has helped the progression of the country. Several plans and attempts were made to build the railway from Guayaquil to Quito, since 1860 until 1874, when the first locomotive reached Milagro.

But it was only by 1895, when Eloy Alfaro the president at the time contacted North American technicians Archer Harman and Edward Morely, representatives of an American company interested in the building of the most difficult railway in the world as it was called at that time. The tracks finally reached a huge obstacle - an almost perpendicular wall of rock - called the Devil´s Nose.

Many lives were shed in the construction of what to this day is referred as a masterpiece of railway engineering: a zig-zag carved out of the rock, which allows the train, by advancing and backing up, to reach the necessary height to the town of Alausí. The train finally reached Alausí by September 1902 and Riobamba by July 1905 and finally on June 25, 1908 the train made its triumphal entrance to Quito and was received by; arches of palms, laurel and flowers, bells tolling banquettes, dances and popular festivities that lasted four days.

Today’s train is a public national railroad company which at the moment, serves as one of the main tourist attractions in Ecuador and the province of Chimborazo holds what is called The most difficult train in the world. This train departs from Alausi and crosses the Devil´s Nose, which sports an impressive descent down a steep cliff.

CAJAS NATIONAL PARK

CAJAS NATIONAL PARK Cajas is a national park located on the northwester side of the city of Cuenca; it’s formed by wetland from glacial origins with more than 200 lakes. Our visit will located on the lower part of the park called the area “Llaviuco” only 30 minutes away from the city of Cuenca. We will hike at an easy rate for one hour at an altitude of 3,000 meters above sea level (9,842ft). We will continue our visit until we get to a point called “tres cruces” which forms the Continental Divide between the Pacific and the Atlantic ocean at an altitude of 4,135m (13,566ft), we will have a short walk to observe this interesting area, then we will descend

Note: We recommend taking warm clothes, a bottle of water and some snacks.

THE CITY OF CUENCA

THE CITY OF CUENCAFollowing attractions are available to visit: Plaza San Sebastian, modern arts museum where many contemporary artworks are displayed, San Francisco market, the flower market, the culture house, Abdon Calderon Park, the New Cathedral, The Homero Ortega Panama Hat factory where we learn about the process of manufacturing.

THE CITY OF GUAYAQUIL

THE CITY OF GUAYAQUILGuayaquil’s City tour starts at The Simón Bolívar park, El Malecón 2000, piers and the memorial statue of Bolivar and San Martin. Visit the Colonial district of Las Peñas where you can admire the wooden architecture and its art galleries houses, appreciate the Guayaquil panoramic view and the Guayas River from the Santa Ana Hill.

Complete Ecuador

ITINERARY STARTING ON MONDAY

Quito - Baños - Riobamba - Alausí - Sibambe - Cuenca - El Cajas - Guayaquil

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