the narrow, cobblestone streets of colonial Quito.
Wander through the sprawling, colorful
marketplace at Otavalo. Explore
the charming, rural countryside of the Valley
of the Volcanoes,and take
a thrilling train ride through the Andes
Mountains via the Devil's Nose to Cuenca
in the southern highlands. Roam the market
stalls in colonial Cuenca, and all along the way, stay
in quaint, historic hostelries. Now
you will have an understanding of Ecuador's rich
colonial past and vibrant
innovative routing in Ecuador combines these unique elements into ten
fabulous days of history, handicrafts, country inns and memories!
Day 1: Arrive Quito, capital of Ecuador. Meeting service at the airport and transfer* to your selected hotel.
Day 2: Quito City Tour - Drive around the colonial center of Quito to see the carved stone facade of the House of Congress, which depicts scenes from Ecuadorian history. Facing the Presidential Palace and the Cathedral, Independence Square precedes a stop at the Church of La Compania (dating from 1605) with its breathtaking gilded altars. Finally, stop at the arts and crafts gallery of Tianquez. (B)Hotels Selection
Suggested Optional Quito Tours
2: Otavalo Market/Return to Quito - After an early breakfast, head
to the renowned market at Otavalo.
Woven textiles, embroidery, ceramic pots, jewelry, leather goods, belts,
bread dough figurines, ponchos, hammocks and hand-knit wool sweaters are
only a hint of what youll find. Bargain, bargain, bargain! Enjoy
a delicious lunch before your return drive to Quito. Overnight in selected
hotel in Quito is NOT included. (B,