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Ecuador - The Garden Route

(13 Days)

Quito | Otavalo | Mindo | Baños | Riobamba | Cuenca | Guayaquil

Day Routing
01 Quito

Arrival in Quito and transfer to the hotel.

02 Quito

Full day city tour Quito with visit of the botanical garden.

03 Quito - Otavalo - Quito

Drive to Otavalo en route visit of a rose plantation. Visit of Hacienda Cusin with its gardens. Also visit the famous Indian handicraft market in Otavalo. Return to Quito.

04 Quito

Visit of the Pakakuna Gardens and the Ecuagenera Orchidcenter
in Quitos surroundings.

05 Quito - Mindo

In the morning visit of the Equatorial Monument and continue to Mindo. En route stop at the El Pahuma orchid reserve.

06 Mindo

Day at leisure for individual explorations of the marvellous Mindo Cloud Forest, which has one of the world’s greatest diversities of flora and fauna.

07 Mindo - Cotopaxi - Baños

Continue along the Avenue of the Volcanoes to Cotopaxi National Park. Hike to Limpiopungo Lagoon. Continue to Baños.

08 Baños

Drive to Puyo and visit the Omaere Ethno Botanical Park. Here, guests learn about the medicinal use of plants and enjoy the tranquillity of the rainforest.

09 Baños - Riobamba

Drive to Riobamba. En route visit of the Chimborazo Nationalpark.

10 Riobamba - Cuenca

Continue to Cuenca. En-route visit to the largest Inca site of Ecuador, the pre-Columbian Ingapirca ruins. Enjoy a short nature walk around the ruins.

11 Cuenca

Half day walk through Cuenca. Visit of the Ecuagenera Orchidcenter.

12 Cuenca - Guayaquil

Visit of the National Park El Cajas. Flight to Guayaquil.

13 Guayaquil

International departure flight or start of individual extension program.