Southern Area

Culture and Nature

In this package tour we would love you to discover the diversity of the Southern Ecuadorian landscapes and people, which in many ways is more diverse and richer as Northern areas. Starting with a visit to the old city and Equator line, witnessing the heritage and past of a colonial city and the present of a modern metropole, Cotopaxi National Park, where you can do some gentle hikes while watching the Mighty Cotopaxi Volcano and Limpiopungo Valley, and later on, Moving towards Quilotoa Highlands, observing the colorful natural PARAMOS and tiny Indian settlements, and walking inside its crater lake, and Banos village, perfect place to relax and experience the Cloud Forest and waterfalls Avenue, thereafter , Alausi village and a Train Ride along the historical and famous Davis’ Nose, followed by a visit to Inga Pirca, the ancient and well preserved Inca Ruins and finally a visit to the Cultural city of Cuenca, without doubts this itinerary will take you beyond your expectancy …… ask for it !!

Tour Summary

Day 1

Arrival in Quito’s airport and Transfer to your hotel ( Tourist Cass)

Day 2

Morning city tour, visit of the main churches and squares in the old city, as well as Panecillo hill, Afternoon visit to Equator line Monument and complex and museums. Back to Quito late afternoon. Hotel

Day 3

Depart towards Cotopaxi Nat Park, short hike around the lake and grasslands, Afternoon, Transfer to Quilotoa Area, Overnight in Indian Lodge.

Day 4

today we can either hike inside the crater or around the crater (optional), In the afternoon we will drive to Banos city. Possibility to visit an indian market. Hotel

Day 5

Optional bike ride o with vehicle you will descend into the cloud Forest to Pailon del Diablo big waterfall. Dive back to Banos. Hotel.

Day 6

Volcano watching and Transfer to Riobamba and Alausi village, where the Train Staion is Located. Hotel.

Day 7

Train Raid towards the Devisl’Nose, cultural performances and museum visit, Afternoon back to Aluasi. Transfer to Inga Pirca Ruins. Hotel.

Day 8

Transfer to Cuenca city, visit to the Old Catedral and free afternoon. Hotel

Day 9

Cuenca city tour. Afternoon on your own. Hotel

Day 10

Drive back to Quito.