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Quito, Otavalo and Jungle Tour

8 Days/ 7 Nights

Package Overview

From authentic Indian markets to the breathtaking sites encountered on your hikes, Quito, Otavalo and the beautiful regional surroundings are sure to leave a lasting impression upon you.

Agent Commission Starting At: $124.50

Package Pricing

Package starting at: $1245.00 PP * Prices based on double occupancy. Prices per person in USD.

Travel Itinerary

Day 1

A bilingual guide will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel. He will be able to assist you in anything you may need.

Overnight in Quito.

Day 2

The tour begins with a great view of Orellana's way and Guapulo Sanctuary (XVII Century) Later see the stone carved façade of Ecuador's House of Congress. Afterwards, walk in the old city visiting the Independence Square, surrounded by historically important buildings. Visit the Cathedral (XVI Century), Presidential Palace, El Sagrario Church (XVII Century), and one of the most beautiful baroque churches in South America, La Compañia de Jesus (XVII Century). The Church of San Francisco and Monastery were built a few months after the Spaniards arrival (XVI Century).

We will drive 15 Km. north of Quito, towards the Middle of the World where the equatorial line divides the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. We will visit the main Monument built in honor to the French Scientific Expedition that arrived to Ecuador in the XVIII century to define the correct location of the equator. Here you will have the opportunity to visit the Ethnographic Museum, located inside the Equator Monument, which shows a display of the main cultures of Ecuador. Or, visit the Inti Ñan Museum, a scientific and cultural Museum, located in the exact place where the Equator Line crosses.

Overnight in Quito.

Day 3

Drive to the North towards the Province of the Lakes, Imbabura. Enjoy an exciting trip by visiting Guayllabamba valley, cross the Equator Line at Cayambe and taste its famous salt biscuits with leaf cheese. At the foot of Imbabura Mount enjoy the picturesque view of Ecuador's biggest lake, San Pablo. Also, visit the famous Otavalo Indian Market. In the afternoon, visit Cotacachi Village, well known for its leather and Cuicocha Crater Lake.

Return to Quito and overnight.

Day 4

After breakfast we will transfer to the airport for your flight to the Jungle (Coca or Lago Agrio). From there will take a motorized canoe or bus to get to the Lodge.

Overnight in the lodge.

Day 5

Enjoy at least 2 hikes per day. The hike and the time vary according to your physical condition and interests. You will learn more about trees and plants many of which are used for medicinal purposes. This hike will also offer the opportunity to watch different animal species such as butterflies, and birds including macaws, toucans, parrots and owls. There are also monkeys, tapirs and agoutis. Visit a local community, navigate the canoes to enjoy the landscape, climb to the top of an observation tower for bird watching and swim at the river.

Day 6

Enjoy at least 2 hikes per day. The hike and the time vary according to your physical condition and interests. You will learn more about trees and plants many of which are used for medicinal purposes. This hike will also offer the opportunity to watch different animal species such as butterflies, and birds including macaws, toucans, parrots and owls. There are also monkeys, tapirs and agoutis. Visit a local community, navigate the canoes to enjoy the landscape, climb to the top of an observation tower for bird watching and swim at the river.

Day 7

After breakfast, take a morning departure up river for flight back to Quito.

Transfer into Quito. Overnight.

Day 8

A guide will pick you up from the hotel and transport you to the airport in order to take your flight.

Additional Package Information

 Package Includes

  • Lodging, transfers, tours and described in itinerary
  • All meals at the lodges; breakfast at Quito hotels.
  • Bilingual Guide
  • Yasuni Park fee if staying at Sacha Lodge or La Selva.

 Package Does Not Include

  • International airfare
  • Domestic air
  • Meals not mentioned in Itinerary
  • Airport Taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Some National Park fees may not be included

 Package Notes

  • Price subject to change
  • Subject to Availability
  • Sequence subject to change
  • Lodges do not operate on Sundays.
  • To prevent any loss due to cancellation, travel insurance is recommended.
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8 Days/ 7 Nights Ecuador Vacation Package

General Information

  • Capital: Quito
  • Government: Republic
  • Currency: US dollar (USD)
  • Area: total: 283,560 km2, water: 6,720 km2, land: 276,840 km2
  • Population: 14,573,101 (July 2009 est.)
  • Language: Spanish (official), Amerindian languages (especially Quechua)
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 95%
  • Electricity: 110-220V/60Hz (USA & European plugs)
  • Calling Code: +593
  • Time Zone: UTC-5

Points of Interest

  • Middle of the World Equator Tour
  • Orellana's Way and Guapulo Sanctuary
  • Otovalo Indian Market
  • Amazon Rainforest