Discover the Andes

Discover the Andes

Discover the Andes

9 days – 8 nights

Quito, Otavalo, Cotacachi, Cotopaxi, El Pedregal, Saquisili, Quilotoa Lake, Salcedo, Salacasa

Discovery, Nature, Culture, History


This program is fully customizable and may be operated for individuals, pods and groups


Experiencing the many cultures of Ecuador is a great way to support the local communities.This tour and activities within the itinerary provide the most stunning and awe-inspiring connections with Ecuador's colorful kaleidoscope of traditions and customs. As you experience each new day, you'll find yourself connecting to the local heritage, tasting new foods prepared in the original ancestral way as hundreds of years before, learning about the farming methods that produce these foods, and witnessing the vibrant costume of the different indigenous cultures found in various regions of the country.

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Tour includes

·  Arrival and departure transfers

·  8 nights accommodation:

o Otavalo 2 nights

o Quito 3 nights

o El Pedregal 2 nights

o Salcedo 1 night

·  Meals:

o Breakfast daily

o 4 lunches

o 5 dinners

·  Otavalo Market

·  Cotacachi leather

·  Ilumán cleansing ceremony

·  Highlands indigenous villages

·  Quicocha Lagoon

·  Tour of Quito

·  Cable ride to Pichincha Volcano

·  Cooking Class

·  Condor Machay Waterfall

·  Cotopaxi Volcano

·  Limpiopungo Lake

·  Quilotoa Crater Lake

·  Painting demonstration in Tigua

·  Nevado Rose Plantation

·  Salasaca weaving

·  Rumipamba archaeological site

·  English-speaking guide

·  Transportation by deluxe vehicle

·  Entrance fees

·  All local taxes

Not included in tour

·  Airfare taxes and fees

·  Early check-in or late checkout at hotels

·  Expenses of personal nature

·  Travel insurance

·  Optional tours

·  Any services not included in the tour

·  Tips to restaurants, guides and drivers


City Hotel Name Tripadvisor
Superior Tourist Class
Quito Casa Gardenia Hotel 4.5
Otavalo Las Palmeras Inn 5
Catacachi Runa Tapari Guesthouse 5
Papallacta Termas de Papallacta Spa & Resort 4.5
Amazon La Casa del Suizo 4.5
First Class
Quito Mama Cuchara Hotel 4.5
Otavalo Hotel Otavalo 5
Catacachi Runa Tapari Guesthouse 5
Papallacta Termas de Papallacta Spa & Resort 4.5
Amazon La Casa del Suizo 4.5

Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking


No, in Party 2-3 guests 4-5 guests 6-7 guests
Superior Tourist Class
Double $2,999 $2,575 $2,369
Single $3,455 $3,029 $2,819
First Class
Double $3,149 $2,719 $2,515
Single $3,799 $3,375 $3,169
Double $4,909 $4,509 $4,275
Single $6,869 $6,469 $6,235

Rates are minimum per person sharing a room and may change without notice.

Rates may change depending on the date of travel.

These programs can be customized for individuals and for groups

Changes to this program may be requested by phone (1855-55-TOURS) or using the web FIT Quote Request

·  Airfare

We also be glad to add the necessary airfare from your gateway so you take advantage of our special discounted leisure fares

·  Program

You may add or remove;

o Trip days

o Cities and sites

o Meals

·  Other options

o The program was designed with private services, however, we may substitute shared sightseeing where available

o If you prefer deluxe services we may operate this program including private driver, private guide and concierge service.

·  Quotation

Once we have designed the program the way you want we'll give you a quote within 2 business days.

Prices are minimum for low season. Please call for other periods


Tour Code: EC01UIO21PU


·  Lunches and dinners can be arranged for individuals, families and groups at top restaurants or any restaurant requested by you.

·  We can revise the itinerary to spend more time and provide more depth in those areas that you are interested on.

·  Any other changes to the itinerary will be accommodated depending on the facilities available in the area.

·  Car can be upgraded upon request

Group Quotations

·  If you wish to use these programs for your group or as the basis for a customized journey please either call us (1-855-55-TOURS or use the web Group Quote Request.

·  In either case our specialists will work with to refine all the details and they will get you a quote with 2 business days. Quotes may be obtained for the air and land portions of just for the lad journey.

·  Booking both air and land with us will represent savings for you because of our buying power and longtime relationship with the airlines.

We will also may have the choice between regular fares and special leisure fares not available to the public.