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Ecuador Adventure Holiday

This ambitious journey through the Ecuadorian Andes takes you on a discovery of the fascinating colonial cities of Quito and Cuenca, an exploration of the Amazonian wildlife along the Napo River, through thermal springs and along precarious railway tracks. The stunning scenery along the 'Avenue of the Volcanoes', the excitement of travelling on the Devil's Nose Railway and the wilderness of the Cajas National Park are just a few of the highlights of this trip.

No visit to Ecuador is complete without visiting the Galapagos. The 18 volcanic islands and 40 islets host an abundance of wildlife and natural wonders not found anywhere in the world. If you would like to extend your mainland Ecuador trip, we have a selection of cruises exploring the Galapagos from three to seven nights, with three different standards of boats available to suit your budget. Type 'Galapagos' into the search bar on your left to see what is available.

Tour Highlights

  • Quito - Discover Ecuador's colonial Andean capital, surrounded by snow-capped mountains
  • Volcanoes - Picturesque drives through the 'Avenue of the Volcanoes'
  • Otavalo - Visit the fascinating Indian market
  • Banos - Dramatic gateway to the jungles of the Orient
  • Cuenca - Explore this pretty city and visit a panama hat factory

Itinerary

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  • 1
    Join tour in Quito

  • 2
    Tour of Quito's highlights including the Church of San Francisco

  • 3
    Visit the Quitsato Equator Monument en route to Otavalo

  • 4
    Explore Otavalo Market

  • 5
    Visit Antisana, drive via the Avenue of the Volcanoes to Quito

  • 6
    Drive to the Amazon, our base for the next three nights

  • 7
    Explore the Amazon by canoe searching for wildlife

  • 8
    Walk along the Misahualli River learning about local plants and visiting an Indian Community

  • 9
    Travel the Waterfall Route to Banos

  • 10
    Visit Chimborazo Forest Reserve, overnight in Riobamba

  • 11
    Travel on the 'Devil's Nose' Train to Alausi before continuing to Cuenca

  • 12
    Cuenca city tour, visit the Panama Hat Factory

  • 13
    Discover Cajas National Park before travelling to Guayaquil

  • 14
    Morning city tour of Guayaquil city tour before the tour ends

Trip notes

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Ecuador Discovery
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Included meals 13 3 3
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
Bus, Train
Accommodation
3 nights Standard Hotel
5 nights Standard Guesthouse
3 nights Standard Lodge
1 night Standard Hacienda
1 night Premium Hotel
Trip Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16