Explore the highlights of the Ecuadorian Andes on the one-way Cuenca to Quito
I offer you a great alternative that lets you enjoy the stunning scenery of the Andes while getting to your destination. Explore Inca ruins, immerse into the Indigenous markets, see some of the highest Volcanoes in the country, feel the country hacienda life, discover volcanic craters and more.
Day 1: Departure from Cuenca - Ingapirca Ruins - Alausi
We will explore the most important Canari-Inca site in Ecuador. There we will have the chance to explore the only elliptical temple of the sun made of perfectly carved stones.
Day 2: Devil's Nose Train - Riobamba - Banos
One of the finest and most daring feats of engineering that the world had seen. Descending switchbacks down a shear the train connects the Andes mountains to the coast. Then we will drive to Baños, depending on the weather conditions we might see Chimborazo, the heights volcano in Ecuador.
Day 3: Full day in Baños
We will explore the famous "Waterfalls Route" including the Pailon del Diablo. We will also visit the tree house from where we will have the chance to enjoy the view of the Tunguragua volcano.
Day 4: Quilotoa Lake - Indigenous Market - Quito
Depending on the day of the week we might have the chance to include an indigenous market. Then we will drive through the Ecuadorian highlands visit Quilotoa lake. Drop off in Quito
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection
Duration: 4 days
This tour can be customized to suit your time. I recommend to do it in 2 to 7 days.
SUV Type for up to 5 guests
Transportation for up to 10 guests can be arranged for an extra cost
Estimated Local Cash Needed
500 US Dollars - There are other fees that you pay in cash. Entrance fees, tickets, meals, accommodation, etc.
Please inquiry if you have any special request, I can customize the tour according to your needs.
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Javier was our guide for 5 days traveling from Guayaquil, through Cuenca and north to Quito. We learned so much about Ecuador from Javier; its agriculture, history, politics, culture, educational system. An amazing driver, patient, careful. He knows many artisans and seemed to seek out the extraordinary in his country to show us. I am confident, if you find yourself in Ecuador and need a guide, you will be thrilled if it is Javier. Thank you Javier for making this one of our most memorable trips.