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A Photography Tour in Ecuador

(16 Days)

Quito | Mindo | Otavalo | Amazon Region | Cotopaxi Nationalpark | Galapagos Islands

Day Routing
01 Quito

Arrival to Quito. Surrounded by snow-capped mountain peaks, Quito is a city offering the best possible blend of Old World charm and modern sophistication.

02 Quito

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city of Quito to get a first impression of the variety there is regarding religious and cultural sites. Visit of a photographer’s workshop to learn to take pictures in different ways & styles.

03 Quito - Mindo

Drive to the small subtropical town Mindo. The nature reserve Bosque Protector Mindo-Nambillo is home of many animals like tucans, parrots, monkeys or big cats, which all make perfect objects to photograph.  

04 Mindo - Otavalo

Just before sunrise explore the surrounding to take pictures of many different birds and amphibians in the early daylight. On the way to Otavalo many stops will be made to take pictures from the flora and fauna.

05 Otavalo

Visit the famous handicraft market of Otavalo. It´s a great experience to take pictures from the colourful people and market. Continue to the small town of Cotacachi, Ecuador’s centre of leatherworks.

06 Otavalo - Quito - Amazon Region

Transfer to Quito and flight to Lago Agrio. Continue by motorized canoes to the Cuyabeno Lodge. 3 night package inclusive full board. In the evening exploratory tour to observe animals and to take unforgettable pictures from sunset in the amazon region.

07 Amazon Region

Walk through the “terra firma forest” with a naturalist guide who will explain the wildlife and the forest ecosystem. On a trip in a dug-out canoe to the flooded igapó with macrolobium trees to spot monkeys and birds.

08 Amazon Region

Visit the Siona Indigenous Village to observe and participate in how they cook the typically “Casabe”. Night excursion by canoe to spot caimans, snakes and nocturnal birds.

09 Amazon Region - Quito

Enjoy the sunrise and bird watching. A great occasion to take last pictures! Return by canoes to Lago Agrio and flight to Quito. Visit the historical city centre and take wonderful pictures by night. Box Lunch inclusive.

10 Quito - Cotopaxi National Park

Take a ride with the highest cableway in South America and and take amazing pictures of Quito and its surroundings. Continue to the Cotopaxi national park, one of the most attractive ecological reserves of the country.

11 Cotopaxi National Park

Walk near the shallow lake “Laguna de Limpiopungo” in an altitude of almost 4.000m and visit Quilotoa, the    lagoon inside a crater - it is one of the most famous motifs of Ecuador.

12 Cotopaxi - Quito - Galapagos Islands

Transfer to Quito and flight to the Galapagos Islands. On Santa Cruz Island visit the Twin Craters, the giant tortoises at “El Chato” and the lava tunnel formed by lava streams. Lunch at a typical hacienda, dinner at the hotel.

13 Galapagos Islands

Full day boat excursion to one of the islands North Seymour, South Plazas, Bartholomew, Santa Fe or the Dragon Hill on Santa Cruz Island inclusive lunch.

14 Galapagos Islands

Walk to the Tortuga Bay. It is one of the longest white sandy beaches in the archipelago. Time to swim, snorkle or just relax. Transfer to Isabela Island. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

15 Galapagos Islands

Depending on the weather conditions visit Sierra Negra or the wetlands of Isabela. After lunch continue to Las Tintoreras. Overnight at the hotel.

16 Galapagos Islands - Quito/Guayaquil

Transfer to Baltra airport and flight to Guayaquil to catch the international connecting flight.