- Hacienda La Danesa
Explore the colonial architecture of Quito.
Visit a remote indigenous community.
Take a train ride through the Andes.
Relax at a beautiful countryside hacienda.
What our specialists say...
This mainland Ecuador trip offers a comprehensive cultural experience, mixing traditional indigenous villages with more modern Spanish influences. Beginning in the capital of Quito, you'll then head south along the Andes and Ecuador's famous "Route of the Volcanoes", taking-in the breathtaking scenery, with stops in small market towns along the way. In Riobamba you'll visit a remote, indigenous, hillside village which has reintroduced the native alpaca as a self-sustaining industry for the inhabitants. You'll continue by train to the charming colonial city of Cuenca, visiting additional nearby towns, famed for their handicrafts and artwork. The trip finishes with a stay at a traditional working hacienda, where you can relax in the peaceful countryside or take part in activities such as horse riding, cycling or tubing in the nearby river, before flying home from nearby Guayaquil.
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- Hacienda La Danesa
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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Day 1 Quito
International outbound flight , Quito
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Quito. You'll be met at the airport and transferred to Casona de la Ronda, where you'll stay for two nights. In the afternoon you'll stretch your legs with a private walking tour of Quito's historic colonial center.
Day 2 Quito
Day 3 Riobamba
From Quito your guide will drive you south, following the beautiful scenery of the Andes and visiting a local market along the way. In Riobamba you'll spend two nights at Hosteria Abraspungo.
Day 4 Riobamba
Today you'll visit San Rafael, an indigenous community high in the mountains, where you'll see the Alpaca project, which introduces a sustainable source of income to this remote community.
Day 5 Cuenca
Day 6 Cuenca
Day 7 Cuenca
Day 8 Hacienda La Danesa
Day 9 Hacienda La Danesa
Hacienda La Danesa
Excursions from the hacienda can include horseback riding, bicycling, tubing and demonstrations of farm work, while you'll enjoy delicious meals made from ingredients sourced on site.
Day 10 International return flight
Hacienda La Danesa , Guayaquil , International return flight
Day 11 International return flight
International return flight
Arrive home today to complete your journey.
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