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Cultural Ecuador: Mountains to the Sea

10 days from $4,900pp Inc. Flights

Cultural Ecuador: Mountains to the Sea

10 days from $4,900pp

What is tailor made? 100% custom | Exceptional experiences | Hand-picked guides | Lodging with character | Designed to your schedule, budget & interests

    Places visited:

  • Quito
  • Riobamba
  • Cuenca
  • Hacienda La Danesa
  • Guayaquil

Itinerary highlights

  • Explore the colonial architecture of Quito.

  • Visit a remote indigenous community.

  • Take a train ride through the Andes.

  • Relax at a beautiful countryside hacienda.

Price includes

In destination transfers
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All accommodations
  • Quito
  • Riobamba
  • Cuenca
  • Hacienda La Danesa
  • Guayaquil

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Day 1 Quito

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

Quito

Today you'll drive north with your guide for a visit to Otavalo where you'll visit the indigenous market as well as several nearby towns famous for their exceptional artisans.

Day 3 Riobamba

Quito , 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

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

Riobamba , Cuenca

You'll continue by car and then by train through the Volcano route of Ecuador to Cuenca where you'll stay three nights at Mansion Alcazar.

Day 6 Cuenca

Cuenca

Your guide will give you a private tour of charming Cuenca, including stops at Plaza San Sebastian and El Carmen de la Asuncion.

Day 7 Cuenca

Cuenca

Today's tour will focus on the numerous handicrafts made in Cuenca and the surrounding villages with visits to their workshops and galleries.

Day 8 Hacienda La Danesa

Cuenca , Hacienda La Danesa

From Cuenca you'll be driven to Hacienda La Danesa, where you'll relax at this authentic farmhouse in the countryside, enjoying activities at the property.

Accommodation

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.

Accommodation

Day 10 Return home

Hacienda La Danesa , Guayaquil

You'll have the morning to relax before heading to the airport in Guayaquil for your flight home.

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