Avenue of the Volcanoes

AVENUE OF THE VOLCANOES

$940/person

  • Open road
  • 11 Days
  • 2+ People

Ecuador on your own time

Hit the road with your rental car as you experience the most famous market in Latin America and meet the artisans themselves in Otavalo. Walk through the hearts of colonial cities and UNESCO World Heritage Sites Quito and Cuenca. Hike through national parks and impressive landscapes home to waterfalls, pristine lakes and humbling volcanoes. Discover mysterious Incan ruins before arriving to the Pacific coast.

Freedom

We take the pain out of finding the best rental car so that you can travel through Ecuador at your own pace with recommendations from our seasoned agents.

Andes Mountains

Admire the picturesque landscapes of the longest mountain range in the world, rich with volcanoes, lakes, waterfalls and culture.

Lakes and Volcanoes

Stand at the base of Andean giants Cotopaxi and Chimborazo, two of the many volcanoes playing a great role in the traditions and life of Andean peoples.

Colonial Cities

Travel through time as you walk through UNESCO World Heritage Sites Quito and Cuenca and their enchanting museums.

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Pricing Chart

Traveling as a couple? A family? See our price details below! If you don’t see your number, fill out our form for a personalized quote!

11 day circuit
2 people
$940/person
  • Rental car
  • Andean landscapes
  • Indigenous markets
  • Nature and colonial cities
  • 3 star accommodations
11 day circuit
4 people
$730/person
  • Rental car
  • Andean landscapes
  • Indigenous markets
  • Nature and colonial cities
  • 3 star accommodations

Trip Itinerary

Mountains, volcanoes, lakes, colonial cities and Incan ruins.

Day 1 Tababela – Otavalo
Pick up your rental car at Mariscal Sucre International Airport and head out for Otavalo where the adventure begins!
Day 2 Otavalo
Discover the colors of Imbabura at your own pace. Catch the Liberty Train from Ibarra to Salinas, or walk about Lake Cuicocha in Cotacachi-Cayapas National Reserve!
Day 3 Otavalo – Quito
Take a stroll through the Otavalo market and set out for Quito! On the way, make a pit stop at the equator line and check out the Mitad del Mundo museum. By night, have a drink at one of the many pubs in Quito’s modern district the Mariscal!
Day 4 Quito – Lasso
Ascend to the base of Rucu Pichincha where you can swing over the capital before exploring the charm of old town Quito.
Day 5 Lasso – Chugchilan
Hike through Cotopaxi National Park, home to one of the world’s highest active volcanoes! Later on, explore a rose plantation from which roses are sent all over the world.
Day 6 Chugchilan – Riobamba
Descend to the shores of Quilotoa with its turquoise reflections before heading to Riobamba at the base of the Chimborazo volcano. Its summit is the furthest peak from the Earth’s center!
Day 7 Riobamba – Guamote
Head out to explore the Chimborazo Wildlife Reserve, a beautiful occasion to see the diverse wildlife of the park. Keep your head up and you might spot a condor! Continue on to the community of Guamote where you’ll visit the local project that helps to support numerous indigenous families.
Day 8 Guamote – Cuenca
By morning, visit the Guamote market (only on Thursdays) where the locals come to sell their fruits, vegetables, livestock and crafts before arriving in Ecuador’s most beautiful city: Cuenca.
Day 9 Cuenca
Delve into the heart of the colonial city of Cuenca and watch the production of the famous Panama hat as we set the record straight for this Ecuadorian tradition.
Day 10 Cuenca – Guayaquil
Take in the views as you make your way to Ecuador’s largest city via El Cajas National Park, home to 270 lakes!
Day 11 Guayaquil
Wrap up your Ecuadorian adventure with some local seafood on the Pacific Coast!
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