Explore from Quito to Cuenca and the Pacific Coast with a Local Guide!
This tour includes the best of the Andes, from Quito City, the capital of the Country and Cultural Heritage of the World, to Cuenca City, considered the Athens of Ecuador. We will enjoy the most beautiful landscapes, national parks and scenery of the Andes. We will ride on the old train and we will visit the Inca ruins in the south. We will continue to one of the most beautiful national parks in the coast of Ecuador with amazing forests, nice people, magnificent beaches and great food.
Day 1: Cotopaxi
We leave Quito city in the morning with destination Cotopaxi National Park. During our stay at the National Park we will admire its natural environment hiking around Limpiopungo lake. Sleep in Baños town
Day 2: Baños
Breakfast at the hotel and visit the route of the waterfalls. The devil's cauldron
Day 3: Baños - Devils nose train ride - Ingapirca - Cuenca
Early departure to catch the train, Visit Ingapirca Ruins and accommodation in Cuenca City.
Day 4: Cuenca
Full day exploring the city
Day 5: Cuenca - Cajas National Park - Guayaquil
Departure to cajas National Park. here we will hike in the area and will enjoy of the landscapes. Lunch and drive to Guayaquil City.
Day 6: Guayaquil - Agua Blanca - Machalilla
From Guayaquil we go to Agua Blanca comunity and will do a visit in the area.
Day 7: Machalilla - Isla de la Plata
Full day hiking and snorkeling
Day 8: Machalilla - Manta or Guayaquil
Drive to Guayaquil or Manta.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Quito City
End location: Guayaquil or Manta city.
Duration: 8 days
New (2017) SUV car, Susuki 4x2, air-conditioned, with capacity for a group of 4 people (or 3 big persons).
Private transportation, naturalist guide, train ticket (need to be reserved in advance) and guide accommodation and dinner.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
185 usd - Meals during the tour (price may vary depending on the chosen restaurants)
Entrance fees Ingapirca ruins, Cuenca's cathedral, Agua blanca community
Accommodation, meals and entrance fees are not included. Lunches for the guide have to be cover by the client.
It's recommended to bring waterproof camera and binoculars (whale season Jun - Sep)
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David was a terrific guide and driver. Felt safe and comfortable the whole trip. Spent 5 days travelling together and it was a really memorable event for us. Really good value. Loved it.