Ecuador, a small country in South America, between Colombia and Peru is known all over the world for Galapagos Island but Ecuador has much more than just Galapagos Island. It is one of the most beautiful countries in Latin America with its abundant natural beauty and wildlife. But surely, Galapagos is the lifeline of Ecuador. Galapagos is a group of islands located in the Pacific Coast of Ecuador. It is a pilgrimage for travelers. The three main islands are San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, and Isla Isabela.
With having a city full of adventure sports to the most beautiful island group to explore wildlife, Ecuador is a dream come true for travelers who want to explore anything and everything. Latin America is known for its ancient religion and you will get an opportunity to explore the lost religion and culture in Ecuador with the possibility to reconnect yourself to wildlife and nature. Travel to the indigenous market and you will get a chance to experience the culture that represents our roots.
Experience the indigenous culture by visiting Otavalo Market and enrich yourself as a true traveler.
Visit the Amazon Rainforest at Cuyabeno and divulge into activities with the Indigenous people of Ecuador.
Unravel yourself into experiencing adventure sports at one stop and have a day full of adrenaline rush.
Explore the ancient religion by visiting the Temple of the Sun and find yourselves exploring a lost culture and religion.
Relax and rejuvenate at secluded beaches in the Galapagos island.
Visit lava tunnels and lakes and volcanoes in the country and the island.
Find yourself snorkeling with the tortoises and feeling a sense of belonging with the wildlife on the island.
TOUR AT A GLANCE:
DAY 1: Quito
DAY 2: Day trip to Devil’s Nose train, Riobamba
DAY 3: Day trip to the indigenous market of Otavalo
DAY 4: Day trip to Cotopaxi Mountain
DAY 5: Mindo
DAY 6: Cuyabeno (Amazon Rainforest)
DAY 7: Cuyabeno
DAY 8: Baños
DAY 9: Cuenca and Ingapirca, The Temple of the Sun
DAY 10: Playa Punta Carola and Playa Mann
DAY 11: Visit the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno and Puerto Chino Beach
DAY 12: San Cristobal Island (Galapagos Island)
DAY 13: Isla Isabela Island (Galapagos Island)
DAY 14: Las Tintoreras Tour
DAY 15: Santa Cruz (Galapagos Island)
DAY 16: Tortuga Bay
DAY 1: QUITO
Quito is the capital of Ecuador and is a blend of the culture and contemporary lifestyle of the country to explore.
DAY 2: DAY TRIP TO DEVIL’S NOSE TRAIN, RIOBAMBA
With an exhilarating descent, experience the adventure ride in a real mountain with perpendicular walls in Devil’s Nose Train.
DAY 3: DAY TRIP TO THE INDIGENOUS MARKET OF OTAVALO
What is the exploration of a culture, without enjoying the indigenous treats! Buy souvenirs or simply get to know the culture of the indigenous people of Ecuador at the Otavalo market.
DAY 4: DAY TRIP TO COTOPAXI MOUNTAIN
Hike to the Cotopaxi Volcano and watch the crater rings. Although it was banned for climbing for about a year it has recently been opened again for climbing.
DAY 5: MINDO
Mindo is a small town in Ecuador, famous for the wildlife one can observe. Ecuador is majorly known for its natural beauty and wildlife and although Galapagos Island is most famous for it, certain towns within Ecuador exhibit wildlife that you cannot find anywhere else and Mindo is the best among them.
DAY 6: CUYABENO (AMAZON RAINFOREST)
Latin America is all about the Amazon Rainforest, the world’s largest rainforest with an abundance of wildlife and plants. The fun fact is that the experience of the Amazon Rainforest is totally different in every country, probably because of the indigenous people and the culture that significantly affects it and also because of the geographical location that varies.
DAY 7: CUYABENO (AMAZON RAINFOREST)
With a lot of volunteering activities and other things that one can learn, apart from just visiting the rainforest, the travel to Cuyabeno makes it for a two-days’ worth stay.
DAY 8: BAÑOS
Baños is a small town in the country famous for the many adventure sports it exhibits. Unravel your adrenaline rush in this city and enjoy the enthralling adventure sports.
DAY 9: CUENCA AND INGAPIRCA, THE TEMPLE OF THE SUN
Cuenca is a small town in Ecuador famous for its architecture, especially meant for the people fascinated with history and art. Ingapirca, a small place close to Cuenca is famous for its Temple of the Sun that unveils the ancient religion and culture of Ecuador and Latin America.
DAY 10: PLAYA PUNTA CAROLA AND PLAYA MANN
As you begin the travel in Galapagos Island, start your journey with the adventure to keep the spirits high. Spend the day snorkeling with turtles at Playa Punta Carola and Playa Mann.
DAY 11: VISIT THE PUERTO BAQUERIZO MORENO AND PUERTO CHINO BEACH
The next day at San Cristobal will be spent exploring the main city of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno and Puerto Chino Beach.
DAY 12: SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND (GALAPAGOS ISLAND)
During the last day at San Cristobal, visit the Laguna el Junco, a crater lake and the highest place on the island and later go to visit San Cristobal Galapaguera for tortoises.
DAY 13: ISLA ISABELA ISLAND (GALAPAGOS ISLAND)
Start the next day by traveling to the next island in the Galapagos group of islands, Isla Isabela. Visit El Muro (The wall of tears) and
Concha de Perla for a beautiful time.
DAY 14: LAS TINTORERAS TOUR
During the second and the last day at Isla Isabela, visit the most famous place there, Las Tintoreras Tour.
DAY 15: SANTA CRUZ (GALAPAGOS ISLAND)
As you reach the end of your travel in Galapagos Island and Ecuador, make your last stop at Santa Cruz, the last main island in the Galapagos group of islands. Spend your afternoons at Las Grietas and visit lava tunnel caves at Chato Reserve.
DAY 16: TORTUGA BAY
During the last day of this trip, take the picture of the most memorable thing of Ecuador and Galapagos, the tortoises and the wildlife and nature by exploring Tortuga Bay. Don’t forget to visit Los Gemelos, the collapsed volcano craters.
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