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Ecuador - Haciendas

(10 Days)

Quito | Otavalo | Cotopaxi Province | Patate | Riobamba | Cuenca

Day Routing
01 Quito

Arrival in Quito and transfer to the hotel.

02 Quito - Otavalo

Today experience the colorful history of colonial Quito during a city tour. Continue to Otavalo and overnight stay at Hacienda Cusin.

03 Otavalo

Visit to South America’s largest street market. In the afternoon visit the small village of Peguche, home to some of the best weavers in Ecuador.

04 Otavalo - Cotopaxi Province

Embark on a fascinating drive on the "Avenue of Volcanoes“. Visit Hacienda La Alegria, a working dairy farm amidst great landscapes. After lunch continue to beautiful Hacienda Santa Ana for dinner and overnight.

05 Cotopaxi Province

Drive to Cotopaxi National Park. This stunning area is home to the perfectly symmetrical cone of the Cotopaxi volcano. Enjoy a hike to the Limpiopungo Lagoon and fantastic views of the Cotopaxi. Lunch at Hacienda San Agustin de Callo, that preserves many aspects of its Spanish colonial heritage.

06 Cotopaxi Province - Patate

Morning visit to another local indiginous handicraft market. The journey then continues to the emerald green crater lagoon of Quilotoa. From the rim of the crater, several snowcapped volcanoes can be seen in the distance, a striking panorama. Drive to Patate and overnight stay at Hacienda Manteles.

07 Patate - Riobamba

Transfer to Riobamba en-route visit to Baños, an idyllic town featuring green mountains, beautiful waterfalls and thermal hot springs. Next stop is the small indigenous village of Salasaca. Dinner and overnight at Hosteria La Andaluza.

08 Riobamba - Cuenca

Train ride to the Devil’s Nose, which offers spectacular Andean scenery along the way. Visit to the largest Inca site of Ecuador, the pre-Columbian Ingapirca ruins. Continue to Cuenca for dinner and overnight.

09 Cuenca - Quito

Morning city tour. Guests explore the cobblestone streets, handsome plazas and churches of the city. In the afternoon, guests are transferred to the airport for their return flight to Quito. Evening at leisure.

10 Quito

International departure or start of extension program.