Ecuador Amazing 8-Day tour Quito to Guayaquil or viceversa

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Departs: Quito, Quito

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Explore Ecuador on our 8-day ideal tour. We will cover the UNESCO cities Quito and Cuenca, volcanos such as Chimborazo and Cotopaxi, Banos, and the waterfalls including Pailon del Diablo, the Quilotoa crater lake, a day trip to the Amazon rainforest, Cajas National Park.

What's Included

Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

Licensed tour guide/driver

Meals: Breakfast 7, Lunch 6, Dinner 1

Private transportation

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 1
  • CHILD: Age: 2 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 95

Additional Info

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten Free/Lactose Free options are available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten Free/Lactose Free options are available, please advise at time of booking if required

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

We will explore all the main historic & architectural icons of Quito, the world’s highest capital and first World Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO due to its well-preserved old town. Among the main attractions we have is the impressive Basilica gothic style church, the La Compañía church considered one of the most significant works of Spanish baroque, stroll to Plaza Grande surrounded by the impressive architecture of the Carondelet Palace, Cathedral, Archbishop's Palace, and Municipal Palace.

8 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Otavalo is one of the most famous indigenous towns in South America for its colorful handicraft market, but the area also offers far more besides! The tour of course takes you to the famous handicraft market and allows free time to explore the many traditional wares, but we also like to take our guests a little further off of the beaten path. We also visit a fascinating weaving workshop, and lunch at a local restaurant where we will have the chance to see an indigenous family who make and play traditional musical instruments. Overnight in Quito

8 hours • Admission Ticket Free

From Quito, we’ll travel south direction through the famous "Avenue of the Volcanos" to Quilotoa. On the drive, we'll have the opportunity to enjoy the spectacular views of the Andes, Quilotoa lake, and the colorful landscape of the moors that surround it. Upon arrival, you can descend to the edge of the crater lake and return on horseback, or simply take a walk around the rim. In order to get closer to local communities, a visit to a local indigenous market will be arranged depending on the weekday. Please contact us for more details about market days. Overnight in the Cotopaxi area

8 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Cotopaxi National Park
Cotopaxi Volcano is 5,897 meters high, it's the second-highest peak in the country and elegantly adorns the Cordillera Real of the Ecuadorian Andes. We will enter the Cotopaxi National Park for a close encounter with the Paramo biodiversity and an ecological explanation of its importance. After a short hike, let the adventure begin! We will continue to the parking lot (4500 m. above sea level) in order to ascend the first refuge of the volcano (4810 m.a.s.l). You can rest and eat some hot soup at the refuge and/or continue the ascent to the Glaciers (depending on weather conditions). Drive to Baños and Overnight in Baños.

8 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Departing from Baños and after a half an hour drive, we will take a short hike to visit the "Treehouse", here is where the National Geographic photo contest winner picture of 2014 was taken. This is a place with great views of the valley, beautiful gardens where you can spot hummingbirds, and of course the swing that made this place famous. Then we will continue our drive for about 45 minutes, making several stops along the waterfalls route to enjoy the beautiful scenery, before reaching the “Pailon del Diablo waterfall”. After a two-kilometer hike, we will reach this magical place, one of the top ten largest waterfalls found in Ecuador. We will also visit "El Manto de la Novia waterfall", for those adventurous is possible to take the cable car across the valley or do the zip-line activity. Overnight in Riobamba

8 hours • Admission Ticket Free

After a two-hour drive through the Andes we will reach a little community called Pistishi. Here we will hike on a trail that leads us to the best viewpoint of Devil's Nose mountain. Unfortunately, the train is not operating at the moment. However, our tour guide will explain the magnificent engineering that was involved in the project and you will get to enjoy the same views. For those who like biking, we offer a nice activity on dirt roads with very little traffic down to the Sibambe train station. We will also visit a local family farm to learn about the local crops, traditions, and culture. Then we will continue to Ingapirca, it’s the largest Incan ruins in Ecuador which encapsulates sophisticated Inca design, architecture, and engineering. You’ll discover how the Incas merged their own community with the Cañaris, native indigenous. Then, we will drive to Cuenca. Overnight in Cuenca

8 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Visit the most beautiful city in Ecuador. We will explore some of the most traditional neighborhoods of the city. We will also visit the flower market, the main square, and the “New Cathedral” which is considered one of the biggest churches in Latin America. The famous gold leaf altar is found here. We continue our tour to a Panama hat factory. Here we’ll observe the process of making “Paja toquilla” These hats range from classic simple ones to colorful, elegantly designed, and costly ones. Afterward, we will go to the “Barranco”, an area of terraced houses which is located next to the Tomebamba River. Finally, we will go to the “mirador de Turi” (scenic viewpoint) to enjoy the beautiful vista of the Cuenca landscape. Free afternoon to rest or explore the city on your own, a great option is to visit the Piedra de Agua hot springs. Overnight in Cuenca

4 hours • Admission Ticket Free

El Cajas National Park
From Cuenca, we will drive through the western Andes to Toreadora in Cajas National Park, considered to be one of the most important protected areas in Ecuador and the main source of water for Cuenca. You will be impressed with the beautiful scenery of the area, we will take a hike to explore the Polylepis Forest, Moorland ecosystem, and lakes. Then we will continue our driving to the lowlands, ever tasted the pulp of fresh cacao beans? We will visit a local family farm, the main product growing here is cacao (base to make chocolate), however, they have many other products such as breadfruit, coffee, passionfruit, and pineapple, among many others. You will be able to experience the process of craft chocolate making and try it if you like while our tour guide explains the history of cacao. Dropp of at the Guayaquil aiport or hotel​

8 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Best Tours and People in Cuenca!
682victoriay, 21-01-2021
We visited Cuenca in November and booked the tour to go to the Devil’s nose and Ingapirca. Unfortunately, the train wasn’t working until December. Javier was very prompt in contacting us with an alternative to go to Devil’s nose lookout, then mountain bike down and hike up. He was also flexible to change the days because of Ingapirca being only opened on the weekends. Javier was our driver and Wilson was out tour guide, with another tour guide Silvia joining us. The van was very comfortable for the long ride. Wilson was very knowledgeable about Ingapirca and Ecuador in general. Javier was always in contact with me to suggest what else we can do in Cuenca (outside of their tours). And as much as we were hesitant about mountain biking (my first time), it was very safe and fun...we ended up piling in a small truck to go up instead of a hike. It was a fun and adventurous day - really felt like we were just hanging out with a group of friends. I look forward to going back to Cuenca one day!
Excellent Tour and Service!
JWesM, 14-07-2019
We did the Devil's Nose Train and Ingapirca Tour with Javier. We knew the buses were a cheaper way to do this but we needed to do a private tour since our time was limited in Cuenca. We viewed it as a way to maximize our time. In the end, we were extremely happy we spent the extra money and felt like we got more than our money's worth. Javier was knowledgeable, friendly and professional. We would recommend him and this tour to anyone.

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