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Boutique Tour - Meet the people!

(10 Days)

Quito | Otavalo | Baños

Day Routing
01 Quito

Arrival to Quito, welcome at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Situated in a circle of mountainous peaks of the Andes, Quito has one of the most magnificent settings in the world.

02 Quito

Experience the colourful history of colonial Quito during a city tour and a visit to the city museum. Continue to the Equatorial Line monument called Middle of the World and visit the Ethnographical Museum, which shows the history of the Indian cultures of Ecuador.

03 Quito

Drive to Yunguilla to visit the community of Yunguilla, located just one hour from Quito, to get an impression of the various projects which take place there. Get to know the community and their work! You have also the possibility to visit the finca and to see the different local products people produce here.

04 Quito - Otavalo

Transfer to Otavalo. On the way you make stop at Cochasquí, the largest Pre-Columbian archaeological site in Ecuador. Visit the famous handicraft market in Otavalo with its central square Plaza de los Ponchos. Overnight at a Hostería.

05 Otavalo

Today you will visit several indigenous villages, where you learn about different kinds of handicrafts and how they are made. Continue to visit the Peguche Waterfall, the town of Cotacachi, which is famous for its leatherwork and the spectacular Lake Cuicocha.

06 Otavalo - Quito

Transfer back to Quito. En route you will visit a school project in Peguche that looks after the education and adequate care of children in need in Ecuador. Overnight at a hotel.

07 Quito - Baños

Continue southwards to Baños, along the “Avenue of the volcanoes”. Visit the National Park Cotopaxi and walk near the shallow lake “Laguna de Limpiopungo” in an altitude of almost 4.000m. Continue to visit one of the typical Indian markets offering a colourful variety of handicrafts, food and herbs and authentic tools and household articles. Overnight at a hotel.

08 Baños

Visit the Salasaca, a Kichwa village between Ambato and Baños. The Salasaca Indigenous people are one of the most independent in Ecuador and have largely preserved their original traditions. You will first visit the museum of the village and later be introduced by a local to different traditions and rites to learn more about their history.

09 Baños - Ambato - Quito

Early transfer to the city of Ambato for a train ride where you can see the Tungurahua volcano, the snow-capped Altar, Chimborazo and Carihuayrazo. In Urbina you will visit the Interpretation Center of Ice to learn more about the “Icemen of Chimborazo“. Drive back to Quito. Overnight at a hotel.

10 Quito

Departure flight or start of an individual extension program, like a 4D/3N package at the Napo Cultural Centre.