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9-Day Colonial Quito & Andes Adventure

Ecuador
From $1149 p.p.

Tour Summary

This 9-day Quito & Andes program is designed for guests who would like to experience the majestic Andes with its snow-capped mountains and condors. With this program, you will also get to know the local indigenous culture, which has its roots in the Incas. There are some sporty activities like hiking and biking but you will have comfort at night when you will stay in Haciendas or at a comfortable hotel in Quito. Enjoy our 9-Day Quito & Andes Adventure!

Highlights

  • checkQuito's Old TownQuito has the biggest and most well preserved historical center in South America.
  • checkCotopaxi VolcanoOne of the highest active volcanoes in the world, covered with snow at its peak.
  • checkOtavalo’s MarketStroll through one of the biggest indigenous markets in South America and buy your typical Ecuadorian souvenirs.
  • checkQuilotoa LakeDiscover the beautiful Quilotoa crater-lake with distinct turquoise water.
  • checkIntiñan MuseumExperience the effect the equator has on gravity in a fun way with this interactive museum located in the 'Middle of the World'.
  • checkCotacachi’s Leather TownFind top quality leather crafts and merchandise in Cotacachi, also know as the ‘leather capital of Ecuador’.
  • checkPeguche WaterfallHike around the beautiful waterfalls and go into the Peguche cave.
  • checkMojanda LagoonExplore the three lagoons that are connected by different paths and surrounded by mountains.

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN QUITO
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Quito Landscape

    After your flight to Quito, you will be picked up by one of our drivers who will bring you safely to your hotel.

    • ActivityActivity:Transfer in.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Casona de la Ronda or similar.
  • DAY 2 HISTORICAL CENTRE OF QUITO – EQUATOR
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Quito's Old Town

    After breakfast, you will discover the beauty of the colonial buildings and plazas of the Historical Center of Quito. Lunch will be served at a typical local ”almuerzo” place, and in the afternoon, you will visit the Equator and its Inti-Nan Museum.

    • ActivityActivity:Sightseeing. Walking.
    • TransportTransport:Bus. Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Casona de la Ronda or similar.
  • DAY 3 COTOPAXI NATIONAL PARK
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Biking to the Cotopaxi Volcano

    You will continue your Quito & Andes Adventure early in the morning. After a large breakfast, you will go on a biking tour into the beautiful Cotopaxi National Park. This is a shared tour, so there will be other guests.

    • ActivityActivity:Biking. Exploring.
    • TransportTransport:Bus. Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Papagayo Sur or similar.
  • DAY 4 QUILOTOA
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Quilotoa Lagoon

    Today, you will visit the Quilotoa Crater Lake. This beautiful lagoon was formed by an eruption about 800 years ago. You will go on a hike down to the lake where you can explore the shore and its surroundings. For the return to the top, you can rent a mule who will bring you up again. The whole hike will take about 2 hours. In this area, you will encounter a lot of indigenous people with their beautiful clothes and culture.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Hiking. Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Bus. Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Papagayo Sur or similar.
  • DAY 5 COTACACHI – OTAVALO – PEGUCHE WATERFALL
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Otavalo

    The first activity of the day will be heading north of the country to visit Otavalo and its surroundings. You will stop at a viewpoint in Lago San Pablo and then visit the famous market of Otavalo where you can buy picturesque local handicrafts. After a typical, local two-course lunch, the driver will take you to the Peguche Waterfall, and finally, drop you off in the lodge located close to Cotacachi.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Bus. Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hacienda Cusin or similar.
  • DAY 6 FREE DAY
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Andes Vicuna

    Today, you will have a free day to relax. You could also take the chance to explore the unique surroundings of the hacienda by yourself. For example, you can do an unguided hiking tour to Cotacachi, visit Cuicocha Lake, or you can even go again to Otavalo.

    • ActivityActivity:Relaxing. Walking.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hacienda Cusin or similar.
  • DAY 7 MOJANDA LAGOON – QUITO
    Rebecca Adventure Travel

    After enjoying breakfast, you will visit the Mojanda Lagoon, located south of Otavalo. Here you will enjoy the beautiful landscape of the surroundings while you will engage in a small hike. After this activity, you will finally go back to Quito.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Hiking.
    • TransportTransport:Bus. Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Casona de la Ronda or similar.
  • DAY 8 FREE DAY IN QUITO
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Cotopaxi Horseback Riding

    On this day, you will have free time to explore the city by yourself, go shopping, or simply relax at your hotel. Additionally, you can take an optional day trip to a place nearby. Some suggestions are Mindo, Papallacta, Baños or you can even do horseback riding in the mountains.

    • ActivityActivity:Relaxing. Exploring.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Casona de la Ronda or similar.
  • DAY 9 TRANSFER TO QUITO AIRPORT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel

    This is the last day of your Quito & Andes Adventure. After enjoying breakfast in the hotel, you will be brought to the airport to take your flight back home.

    • ActivityActivity:Transfer out.
    • TransportTransport:Bus. Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.

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Price Based on Number of Guests:
2 - 3 guests$ 1264 p.p.
4 or more guests$ 1149 p.p.
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Inclusions

  • Meals Meals as described in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation Accommodation in a double or triple room.
  • Bus Transport Transportation as described in the itinerary.
  • Tour Guide Bilingual naturalist guide during the activities.
  • Activities All activities as described in the itinerary.
  • assistance 24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    + Food & drinks that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
    + Personal travel & health insurance.
    + Optional tips for guide.

Additional information

  • Prices for 2025 are subject to change.
  • For children under the age of 12, there is a 10% discount.
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel cannot take any responsibility for any illnesses or missed meals & tours due to an illness.
  • Important things to bring: warm and waterproof clothing, gloves, water, energy snacks, sunblock, sunglasses, and your passport.
  • Keep in mind that the weather at 13,000 ft (4,000 m) can change suddenly from sunny to cold with stormy winds and wet snow.
  • Since you will ride on steep mountain trails where oxygen is limited, it is our safety recommendation that the rider weighs 220 lbs (100 kg) or less.
  • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precautions to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat street food, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
  • It is mandatory to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel and the respective cruise operator reserve the right to change the itinerary without prior notice due to weather conditions, availability, National Park regulations or notifications, and unforeseeable circumstances.
  • If you would like to enter the Cotopaxi National Park (for example, to visit Limpiopungo or the Cotopaxi Refugio, or to stop underway to take pictures), you are required to rent the services of a local guide. The cost is USD 40.

ADVANTAGES OF BOOKING WITH REBECCA ADVENTURE TRAVEL

  • Authenticity: Rebecca Adventure Travel offers unique and authentic experiences. All tours are personally selected by Rebecca, which guarantees authentic hotels (preferably family-owned), high-quality tours, great service, and, last but not least, value for money.
  • Tailor-made design: Whether travelers prefer a Galapagos island-hopping tour, a cruise, or a tailor-made tour of Ecuador, our local and international destination experts use their own travel experiences to create the right travel plan for every traveler.
  • Safety & 24/7 assistance: Rebecca Adventure Travel possesses all official tour operating insurance up to EUR 3 million. The team can be reached 24/7 for emergencies, by phone, e-mail, Skype, and WhatsApp. This service is available in English, Spanish, and Dutch!
  • Face-to-face assistance throughout your travels: Although online communication is essential, in-person service is very important, too. This is why travelers can get face-to-face travel advice at the Travel Concept Store in Zutphen, Netherlands. During your trip, there will be local personal hostesses at each destination, e.g., the Galapagos Islands.
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