Ecuador Essentials

ECUADOR ESSENTIALS

$1.635/person

  • Andean Highlights
  • 10 Days
  • 2+ People

Andes North to South

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. Get off the grid and enjoy the diverse flora and fauna on the edge of the Amazon rainforest. Commemorate your adventure with first-hand photographs of the impressive waterfalls and humbling volcanoes of the Andes. Zigzag through the highlands along the “Devil’s Nose” railroad and discover the mysterious archeological ruins of Ingapirca.

Indigenous Markets

Discover the well-preserved artisanal traditions of Imbabura as you walk about the legendary Otavalo market.

Private Chauffeur

Your chauffeur will remain at your service for the duration of your trip. We only work with experienced and professional guides and drivers with whom we have worked previously.

Amazon Adventures

Explore the Amazon with the help of an experienced guide and choose from a range of excursions that will spark your adventurous side!

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!

10 day circuit
2 people
$1.635/person
  • Private chauffeur
  • Andean landscapes
  • Indigenous markets
  • Devil’s Nose Railroad
  • 3 star accommodations included
10 day circuit
4 people
$1.150/person
  • Private chauffeur
  • Andean landscapes
  • Indigenous markets
  • Devil’s Nose Railroad
  • 3 star accommodations included
10 day circuit
6 people
$1.040/person
  • Private chauffeur
  • Andean landscapes
  • Indigenous markets
  • Devil’s Nose Railroad
  • 3 star accommodations included

Trip Itinerary

Indigenous markets, rainforest adventures, Incan ruins and more.

Day 1 Tababela – Otavalo
Arrive at Mariscal Sucre International Airport and set off for the province of Imbabura where the adventure begins!
Day 2 Otavalo – Quito
Stroll through Otavalo’s indigenous market for some authentic souvenirs before heading to Lake Cuicocha, best-known for its lone islet.
Day 3 Quito
Make all the essential stops in the capital from the Panecillo at almost 10,000 ft to the Mitad del Mundo at latitude 0º!
Day 4 Quito – Tena
Sit back and relax in the natural hot springs of Papallacta at over 13,400 ft before arriving at your lodge on the edge of the Amazon.
Day 5 Tena
Choose from a range of activities for an up close and personal Amazon adventure with a specialized guide.
Day 6 Tena – Riobamba
Stop along the “highway of waterfalls” to witness the powerful falls of Pailón del Diablo and the bustling town of Baños for some sweet treats before arriving in Riobamba, home to the mighty Chimborazo.
Day 7 Riobamba – Cuenca
All aboard! Zigzag through Andean landscapes aboard the Devil´s Nose Train (closed Mondays) and explore Incan ruins before hitting the road for Ecuador´s most beautiful city.
Day 8 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 9 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 10 Guayaquil
Wrap up your Ecuadorian adventure with some local seafood on the Pacific Coast!
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