Southern Ecuador Highlands & Rainforest Tour

Southern Ecuador Highlands & Rainforest Tour

This 10 day tour includes an overland trip south from Quito along the breathtaking Avenue of the Volcanoes, with stays at some of the country´s best haciendas and incorporates a 4 day / 3 night Amazon Adventure in a wonderfully beatiful Amazon river ship, finishing in the city of Guayaquil.

Day 1    Arrive Quito
Private transfer in from airport to Quito Unesco World Heritage Site dinner and overnight at the Boutique Hotel Cafe Cultura, with breakfast included.

Day 2 Quito
After breakfast a personalized city tour with private access to the church's domes will take place, allowing you to obtain second to none photography of this Historic part of town, lunch at site, in the afternoon continue the visit, dinner at selected restaurant, overnight at Boutique Hotel Cafe Cultura, breakfast included.

Day 3    Machachi - Cotopaxi
After breakfast travel south along the famous Avenue of the Volcanoes and enjoy a visit to the wonderful world of the Ecuadorian Highlands in the Cotopaxi National Park.  The majestic snow-capped Cotopaxi Volcano is the highest active volcano in the world. Lunch included at a local hacienda within the National Park. Dinner and overnight at Hacienda La Alegria breakfast included. (B,L,D)

Day 4   Machachi
After breakfats enjoy an introductional class for horse riding conducted by sikillful professionals, and after, a two hour ride through the pristine country side, overlooking the Pasochoa Volcanoe area. late lunch, in the afternoon visit the hacienda's pristine grounds, dinner and overnight in the Alegria.

Day 5    Cotopaxi - Coca- River Ship
After an early breakfast travel overland to Coca through the scenic route that passes by the hot springs in Papallacta (one and half hour stop over to enjoy the springs). Arrival in Coca for late lunch at the Hotel La Mision and onwards to the ship, first day of exploration and ship activities, overnight on board all meals and activities included. (B,L,D)

Day 6    River Ship
Full day of activities according to the program with all meals and lodging included. (B,L,D)

Day 7     River Ship
Full day of activities at Amazon River Boat with all meals and lodging included. (B,L,D)

Day 8    River Ship – Riobamba
From Coca travel overland through the Rainforest brand new roads onwards to Guamote and to continue ro Riobamba, box lunch. In the afternoon arrival at the city of Riobamba, dinner and overnight at Hacienda Abraspungo with breakfast included. (B,L,D) (massage therapy available on request)

Day 9    Riobamba – Cuenca
After an early breakfast continue your journey south to Alausi, from where you will embark on your journey by train along the famous Devil’s Nose route which dramatically zigzags down the Andes, one of the most exhilarating train rides in the world! The train then returns to Alausi, the trip takes around 2 and a half hours in total. Lunch included at a local hostería next to the Ingapirca ruins. In the afternoon enjoy a visit to the Inca ruins at Ingapirca before continuing your journey south onto the beautiful colonial city of Cuenca. Dinner and overnight at Hacienda Caballo Campana, overlooking the city of Cuenca. (B,L,D)

Day 10 Cuenca – Guayaquil
In the morning enjoy a tour of the city of Cuenca including visits to the main churches, the flower market, a stroll along the river, the Turi lookout and local Panama hat factory. Lunch at a local top restaurant. Enjoy some free time in the afternoon to explore the city some more before catching your evening flight to Guayaquil. Fly to Guayaquil's airport and to connecting flies back home.

Included:    All airport transfers, private transportation, English speaking guide, accommodation and meals as specified (B,L,D), activities and visits specified, entrance fees to visitors sites specified, flights Shell – Kapawi – Shell, 4 day 3 night package in Kapawi Ecolodge, Achuar community contribution, train tickets, flight Cuenca - Guayaquil.

Not Included:    International flight, any meals not specified, soft and alcoholic drinks, any extra activities undertaken at haciendas, tips and personal expenses.

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