11-Day Hidden Treasure Ecuador - Quito

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 11 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    12:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Airports
    Mariscal Sucre Airport, Quito Ecuador
  • Return Details :
    Guayaquil Airport
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This tour takes you to all the best parts of Ecuador in just 11 days. You will go to places where other tours will not take you. You will find out what the hidden treasures of this tour are when you arrive at the airport. Enjoy one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, you will visit the cloud forest, the andes mountains, some volcanoes, beautiful cities, the pacific coast and a local market. The highlights of this tour will be:
Historical cities: you will visit Quito and Cuenca, beautiful historical cities.
Cloud forest: here you can enjoy the amazing nature and different animal species.
Volcanoes: take the perfect photos at three different volcanoes.
Local villages: Guamote local market and the Tigua community will be visited.
Pacific Coast: visit Guayaquil to enjoy the best weather and seafood dishes.

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Itinerary
Day 1: AIRPORT PICKUP TRANSFER TO HOTEL
Stop At: Quito Old Town, Quito Ecuador
Your Hidden Treasures Ecuador tour starts here. You will be picked up at the Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) and brought to your hotel, which is located in the center of Quito. Depending on the time of arrival at the airport, you will have the chance to explore Quito by yourself and taste the local dishes and drinks. Of course it is also possible to rest, because you might be tired after the long flight.
Duration: 2 hours
No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Hotel City Art or similar.
Day 2: HISTORICAL CENTER COOKING CLASS CAPILLA DEL HOMBRE
Stop At: Quito Old Town, Quito Ecuador
After breakfast in the hotel you will go to the Historical Center of Quito to explore the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. After getting an impression of this beautiful city, you will get a cooking class where you learn how to cook local dishes. In the afternoon you will visit the Capilla del Hombre where you have an amazing view over the city. (All transportation is included).
Duration: 6 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Accommodation included: Hotel City Art or similar.
Day 3: INTIAN MUSEUM PULULAHUA CLOUD FOREST
Stop At: Maquipucuna Reserve, Via Nanegalito a Nanegal Choc Andino Biosphere Reserve, Quito 170168 Ecuador
In the morning we will first visit the Intian museum and go to the Pululahua volcano. After that you will be transferred to a beautiful place in the Cloud Forest. Before lunch you will take a guided short walk to learn about some of Maquipucunas medicinal and useful plants. After lunch you will walk through the Bear trail and part of the Palmito or River trails in search of spectacled bears or their traces. This is a moderate hike (2 to 3 hours) through Secondary and some Primary Forest. A local guide is mandatory during Spectacled Bear season. At 6pm the bar opens officially; however, if you desire a drink before then, please let the staff know and they will be happy to serve you. There is also the chance to do an optional guided night hike.
Duration: 8 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Maquipucuna Reserve Lodge or similar.
Day 4: BIRD WATCHING HIKE TO WATERFALL / SELF GUIDED WALK
Stop At: Maquipucuna Reserve, Via Nanegalito a Nanegal Choc Andino Biosphere Reserve, Quito 170168 Ecuador
Wake up with a concert of birds and get ready for an early start. After enjoying a cup of our own freshly brewed coffee, you have the first birding hike from 6:30 8:30 AM to enjoy the sounds and sights of dawn in the forest. Before lunch you will take the Humedal trail learning further about plants and watching birds as we progress into the the pre-Inca trail used by the Yumbos. As a reward, you will reach the Yumbo waterfall or swimming hole where you will have the opportunity to take a swim. After lunch you will visit the coffee orchard, the orchid garden and the organic garden.
Alternatively after breakfast, you could take a half day or full day tour to the Ziplines, Tulipe archeological site or Mindo butterfly garden. You can also do an optional guided night hike.
Duration: 8 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Maquipucuna Reserve Lodge or similar.

Day 5: COTOPAXI HORSEBACK RIDING
Stop At: Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador
After breakfast you will drive to the Cotopaxi Volcano area, which takes about 4 hours to get there. You will start your tour with a very nice car ride from Quito through the Volcano Avenue; including the Pasochoa, Rumiahui, Illinizas and others. When you arrive there you will have a lunch and after that you will do a horseback riding tour in the slopes of the Rumiahui Volcano.
Duration: 8 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Accommodation included: Hacienda El Porvenir or similar.

Day 6: COTOPAXI NATIONAL PARK LIMPIOPUNGO LAGOON ISINLIV
Stop At: Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador
When you finish your breakfast in the morning, you will visit the Cotopaxi National Park and the Limpiopungo Lagoon. After that you will depart to Isinliv and there you will have lunch. In the afternoon you will go for a trekking exploration around the Isinliv mountains. In the evening you will have a nice local dinner.
Duration: 6 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: LluLlu Llama Mountain Lodge or similar.
Day 7: QUILOTOA TIGUA GUAMOTE CHIMBORAZO
Stop At: Laguna Quilotoa, Laguna de Quilotoa, 070701 Ecuador
In the morning you will visit the Quilotoa Loop, and have the chance to hike down and actually feel the temperature of the lake, when time allows it you can even kayak on the lake. After that you will go to Tigua, where you will visit the local community. In the afternoon you will drive to Guamote, on your way there you have the chance to make some amazing photos of the Chimborazo volcano.
Duration: 8 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Dinner
Accommodation included: Inti Sisa or similar.
Day 8: GUAMOTE DEVILS NOSE INGAPIRCA CUENCA
Stop At: Cuenca, Ecuador
Around 08.00 AM you will go on the Devils Nose train ride. You will learn about one of the greatest rail engineering feats worldwide while passing through the beautiful Andean scenery. In the afternoon you will visit the Ingapirca ruins after which you will be transferred to your hotel in Cuenca.
Duration: 8 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel Victoria or similar.
Day 9: CUENCA CITY TOUR SPA CIRCUIT
Stop At: Cuenca, Ecuador
Today, you will have a very relaxing day. This is your time to explore one of the most beautiful cities in Ecuador. Cuenca won South Americas Leading City Break Destination of 2018, and you will see in this tour why that is the case. It is an amazing city with a lot of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will start this day with a city tour around Cuenca, and after that, you will visit Piedra de Agua hot springs, a nice spot where you will get the chance to relax and unwind by doing a Spa Circuit.
Duration: 8 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel Victoria or similar.
Day 10: CUENCA CAJAS GUAYAQUIL
Stop At: El Cajas National Park, Cuenca 010219 Ecuador
After breakfast at the hotel, you will spend a half day at Cajas National Park. In this park you will spot many beautiful lakes. It is also home to many wild animals such as Andean condors, giant hummingbirds and coatis. After exploring the great wildlife and nature, you will continue to Guayaquil where you will enjoy the city by night and enjoy its beautiful panoramic views. You will visit the most beautiful areas and buildings of Guayaquil.
Duration: 6 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Wyndham Guayaquil or similar
Day 11: TRANSFER OUT
Stop At: Aeropuerto Internacional Jos Joaqun De Olmedo, Jos Joaqun de Olmedo, Av de Las Amricas, Guayaquil 090513, Ecuador
This is your last day of your Hidden Treasures Ecuador tour. Depending on the time of your flight, you will be brought to the airport. Any time of the day is fine to get your flight out, we will arrange a transfer to the airport for you.
Duration: 2 hours
Meals included:
Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions

  • 10x Breakfast
  • 4x Dinner
  • 5x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 10 nights
  • Accommodation in a single, double or triple room.
  • Private bilingual guide during the activities
  • Private transportation with a Spanish speaking driver.
  • Guided horse tour on healthy strong horses for all levels
  • 24/7 assistance in Dutch, English, and Spanish.
  • Airport transfers to/from Quito airport
  • Entry/Admission - Cuenca

Exclusions

  • International flights.
  • Personal travel & health insurance (mandatory)
  • Food & drinks that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Optional mules rent ($10) at Quilotoa
  • Optional 30 min. kayak trip in the lagoon ($5) at Quilotoa
  • Optional tips for guide.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

This itinerary is fixed, it cant be changed. If you are looking for a customized itinerary, please send us an email.

It is mandatory to have a valid medical and travel insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.

Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precaution to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands always before eating, dont eat street food, only eat peeled fruit, etc.).

The operator cannot take any responsibility for any illnesses or missed meals & tours due to an illness.

The operator serves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather conditions, availabilities, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances.

Single supplement fee $ 365 p.p. (in case you want to have the room by yourself)

For children under 12 years old we can offer a 10% discount

When the group reaches at least 6 guests, you will have a private guide for the whole tour.

If you would like to have a German guide please contact us for details.

It is possible that pictures will be taken during your tour, so it is recommended to bring a USB.

Near public transportation

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate