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Boutique Tour - Ecuadorian Art

(12 Days)

Quito | Otavalo | Cotopaxi | Riobamba | Cuenca | Guayaquil

Day Routing
01 Quito

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

02 Quito

City tour through the colonial center with its many churches and the oldest street “La Ronda” which is home to workshops and galleries. Afterwards meeting with famous a local artist.

03 Quito

Excursion to the middle of the world monument and the interactive museum Inti Ñan. Discovery of the works of acclaimed artist Oswaldo Guayasamín in the Fundación Guayasamín before going to one of his last works, the architectural monument Capilla del Hombre.

04 Quito - Otavalo

Visit of the famous indigenous handicrafts market in Otavalo. Afterwards continue to the small village of Peguche to see how the handmade artefacts are created. Overnight at a Hostería.

05 Otavalo

Excursion to the crater lake Cuicocha before visiting the small town Cotacachi, Ecuador’s centre of leatherworks.

06 Otavalo - Cotopaxi

Fascinating drive on the "Avenue of Volcanoes“ to Cotopaxi National Park. Walk along the Limpiopungo lagoon with fantastic views of the Cotopaxi volcano. Afterwards, visit of a nearby typical Indian market. Lunch is included. Overnight at a Hacienda.

07 Cotopaxi - Riobamba

Excursion to the village of Tigua, whose artists are renowned for their colourful paintings depicting village life high in the mountains of rural Ecuador. Visit to the emerald green crater lagoon of Quilotoa before driving towards Riobamba. Overnight at a Hostería.

08 Riobamba - Cuenca

Train ride along the legendary Devil’s Nose, which offers spectacular Andean scenery along the way,
followed by the drive to Cuenca. En route visit a gothic church near Biblian. Overnight at a hotel.

09 Cuenca

City tour through Cuenca, the centre of art, ceramics and silver & gold production. Possibility to visit iron, wood craving or textile workshops or go to art galleries and museums. Lunch at a local restaurant is included.

10 Cuenca

Full day excursion to handicraft villages like Gualaceo, Chordeleg and Sigsig to watch the production of jewellery, panama hats and ceramic pottery. Lunch in a typical hacienda is included.

11 Cuenca - Guayaquil

Transfer to Guayaquil with stop at El Cajas National Park. Overnight at a hotel.

12 Guayaquil

City tour passing by Parque Simon Bolívar, the cathedral and the Government´s Palace. Visit to the
Museum of Anthropology and Contemporary arts. At time transfer to the airport for homebound flight.