Mountains, Towns and Haciendas Tour
12 Days / 11 Nights
$2690P/P Double Occupancy
You will admire the beautiful landscapes of the highlands of Ecuador, the mountains and volcanoes with its lakes and lagoons like Cuicocha Lake. To top it off, you’ll stay at authentic and charming “Haciendas” throughout. Surely this is the best way to see the real Ecuador!
Day 01 Arrival in Quito
Arrival in Quito. Transfer to the hacienda La Carriona (or similar) located nearby Quito.
Day 02 Quito (B)
In the morning we will enjoy a city tour of Quito followed by a visit to La Mitad del Mundo (The Equator Monument). Hacienda Lodge. (B).
Day 03 Cayambe/Otavalo (B)
In the morning we'll drive north to Cayambe city and then continuing to the city of Otavalo to visit the beautiful Cuicocha Lake. Later on we will have some free time for shopping in Cotacachi town, famous for its quality leather goods. Visit the indigenous village of Peguche. We will then stay overnight in a local Hacienda. (B). Otavalo: Pinsaqui
Day 04 Otavalo market / Cotopaxi (B)
Breakfast, and then early in the morning we will enjoy visiting the interesting animals market. We will return to the hotel for breakfast and then we head towards the famous Otavalo Indian market. In the afternoon transport south to the Cotopaxi National Park area. Stay overnight in a nice colonial hacienda. Cotopaxi: La Cienega
Day 05 Cotopaxi Natl Park (B, BB)
After breakfast, we will drive up to the highlands of the Cotopaxi National Park. This day we will enjoy gently hikes in the wonderful area close to the impressive Cotopaxi volcano (5897m). Stay overnight in a colonial Hacienda. (B, LB)
Day 06 Zumbahua-Quilotoa Lake / Banos (B, BB)
Day trip to visit the beautiful area of Zumbahua highlands. Later on we will head towards the impressive Quilotoa Lake, located in the crater of an ancient volcano. Drive east towards the small city of Banos. Stay overnight in a local hacienda. (B, LB). .Patate: Hacienda Leito
Day 07 Chimborazo volcano (B, BB)
Today's tour will take us up to the beautiful paramos of Chimborazo (6,310 m), the highest and largest mountain of Ecuador. Here we can observe graceful vicunas together with impressive views of Mount Chimborazo. Hacienda accommodations. (B, LB).Riobamba: Hacienda Abraspungo
Day 08 Riobamba / Ingapirca ruins (B, BB)
Early morning wake up before the journey in direction to Riobamba, you will have the opportunity to travel on the famous Andean train (Optional not included). Enjoy a great trip admiring beautiful Andean landscapes. Then by car we continue towards Ingapirca ruins where we will be accommodated in a nice local hacienda. (B, LB) Ingapirca: Posada de Ingapirca
Day 09 Ingapirca / Cuenca (B)
After a morning visit at the interesting Inca remains of Ingapirca, we will drive towards Cuenca city, one of the most interesting cities in Ecuador with its typical Spanish-style houses, interesting museums, etc. There will be enough time to visit the city and admire its cultural life. Lodge in a local hacienda. (B).Cuenca: Hosteria Duran
Day 10 Las Cajas National Park (B, BB)
Morning visit at the beautiful Las Cajas National Park, a protected area where we find beautiful landscapes, lakes, different species of highland birds, Andean flora and with luck perhaps we can observe the impressive flight of the condor. Hacienda accommodations. (B, LB).
Day 11 Cuenca / Quito (B)
After breakfast transport to the airport to take our flight back to Quito (flight is not included). Free afternoon for last shopping's. Hotel. (B).
Day 12 Departure (B)
You’ll be transferred to the international airport for your flight back home.