Walk Through the Volcanoes and World Heritage City: A 5-day Tour to Galapagos & Ecuador
At times, Ecuador is a compact yet diversified land that can give you a perfect tasting menu for any South America tour. So, get ready to explore the Andean mountains, complete with glacial volcanoes on your next adventurous trip to Ecuador. Spend your mornings in the jungle in the morning and at the foot of a glacier by the evening.
Play a visit to the first ever World Heritage site to find a semblance of the distant past that mingles with the elegant display of colonial Latin America
Spot women in a traditional tribal dress carrying fruits to markets
Get spellbound after hearing the melodious ancient musical instruments that are blown on city squares.
Visit the evocative World Heritage City and find yourself standing on the equator, the line that the French drew to separate the hemispheres.
Explore dazzling mountainscapes with colorful cultural impressions while walking through the volcanoes and markets of highlands
Our private tours typically range from $500 - $1000 per person/per night depending on chosen hotels and room categories, vehicles used, types of tours, flight cost, time of year and other factors. Make an inquiry for a customized trip quote.
The history of Quito s buried underneath late-16th century stone and on your day one, you are going to explore this all. Start with the first ever World Heritage site to find a semblance of the distant past that mingles with the elegant display of colonial Latin America. Spot women in a traditional tribal dress carrying fruits to markets. Get spellbound after hearing the melodious ancient musical instruments that are blown on city squares.
Day 2: A Visit to the Evocative World Heritage City
Pull your socks up as you are going to see something really historic today. The day two of your trip will start from an Evocative World Heritage City. Find yourself standing on the equator, the line that the French drew to separate the hemispheres. This is one of the best feelings you would have on your trip. The real equator line demarcating two halves is simply magical. Stand with a foot in each hemisphere, and continue to uncover a hidden side to Quito with a city walking tour. This would be a relaxed tour and can be tailored to focus on any specific interests, such as religious art, tribal history, or Ecuador's traditional foods. So, enjoy the sightseeing along with the scrumptious local cuisines.
Day 3: A Walk through the Volcanoes and Markets of the Highlands
The Galapagos Islands bathe in their fame, but you will be astonished to spot that much of mainland Ecuador seems untamed and tranquil. So, if you get a chance to explore the untamed paths of this area, just go ahead and explore them all. This small South American nation constantly blends dazzling mountainscapes with colorful cultural impressions, providing an easy trip through the scent of nature and old-world charm. So, go ahead and explore traditional market towns en route to Riobamba. Watch locals trade sheep, follow donkey carts laden with endemic fruit, and take in the eclectic faces in these vibrant trading places. Do not miss to spot the wild horses roaming across the mountains.
Day 4: The Ultimate Dramatic Devil's Nose Train Through the Andes
There is an old story behind the existence of the Devil's Nose cliff. According to folklore, the cliff was an almost unbreakable barrier in creating a train line from Quito to the port city of Guayaquil. Centuries ago, engineers had to find a way to go over its near-vertical face and hence, they decided to build zigzags and switchbacks to allow trains to lurch forward and backward as it slowly ascended. They succeeded and hence, today we have one of the imperious cliffs across the world which allows trains to pass through them. Do not miss to experience this on your trip.
Day 5: Explore Another World Heritage City Leisurely
The last day of your trip should not be boring and hence, we have customized a fun-filled and adventurous one day tour to another world heritage city on the last day of your Ecuador tour. Follow the Tomebamba River, and these townhouses stretch out towards rural Andean slopes, elegantly portraying the charm of yesteryear. Listen to the church bells chime and cafes spill coffee scents onto squares. This world heritage city is one of the places which you would never want to leave. Slip drinks, take meals and sightsee the entire city at a leisurely pace.