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Central & South America Tours
Ecuador & Colombia 19 Days
Price 19 Days
From   (With Flight From UK) USD 3514,
(Without Flight) USD 2838
Per Person

 

Flight 1Nts, Quito 3Nts, Riobamba 1Nts, Cuenca 2Nts, Guayaquil 1Nts, Bogota 2Nts, Pereira 2Nts, Medellin 3Nts, Cartagena 2Nts, Flight 1Nts
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  • Explore the magic on the Amazon jungle, stand in the breath taking Andes mountains, relax in the warm Pacific Ocean, a place for coffee lovers and Emeralds.


     

    Day 01
    UK - Quito (Ecuador)
    Board your flight from UK (usually in the evening) to Quito (Spanish pronunciation: kito), formally San Francisco de Quito, is the capital city of Ecuador and is at an elevation of 9,350 feet (2,800 meters above sea level).
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    Day 02
    Quito
    On arrival,you will be transferred to your hotel. Rest at leisure to acclimatise to the high altitude. Overnight in Quito.
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    Day 03
    Quito City Tour
    Today enjoy a full day tour to explore the many places of interest in Quito. Visit Plaza dela Independencia, known locally as the Plaza Grande, this garden-graced square is dominated by La Catedral Metropolitana (Metropolitan Cathedral). At the center of the plaza is a bronze and marble monument celebrating Ecuador’s first declaration of independence against its Spanish rulers. Plus, the Basilica Church and San Francisco Church, built in the 17th century. This afternoon visit “Mitad del Mundo” (Middle of the World) and the Equator monument situated at 0 latitude. You also visit the Intinan Solar Museum, where you’ll find scientific experimental aspects of being right at the Equator. Time permitting you can enjoy an optional tour by going up the Quito’s Skyrail - Teleferico and have a splendid view of the surrounding mountains. Overnight in Quito.
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    Day 04
    Quito - Otavalo - Cotacachi
    This morning drive across the colourful valleys of Guayllabamba & Cayambe. Observe the local produce of avocado & cherimoya fruit. Visit the Otavalo Craft Market,one of the most famous markets in Sudamerica. Here you’ll find handmade handicrafts from all over Ecuador, in addition you’ll be able to share sometime with this ancestral community and get to know a little bit more about their culture. After lunch, you’ll drive to the valley of Cotacachi, famous due to its various leather items from small money keepers till high fashion jackets and shoes. After the short stop in the town you’ll advance to Cayapas Reserve,which is crowned by the inactive volcano Cotacachi where the crater holds the mystic Cuicocha crater lake. Some optional activities can be done in this magical place, maybe a short hike or a boat ride around the two islets nested into the lagoon. Drive back to Quito for overnight stay.
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    Day 05
    Quito - Indigenious market – Banos - Chimborazo - Riobamba
    You start this day early in the morning, first you visit one of the local indigenous markets like Pujilí, Saquisilí or Zumbahua (markets have operational days). You walk around the market to discover new fruits and vegetables which are trade with any kind of products even small animals like chickens or the famous guinea pig or cuy. Back to the bus to take the road, we head down into the Pastaza river canyon to the so called “Route of Waterfalls” where we find Cascada de la Virgen, the Bride’s Mantle, Machay, Pailon del Diablo (the Devil’s Cauldron)optional walk down to observe this waterfall from a breath-taking suspension bridge. Drive to the city of Riobamba passing at the foothills of Chimborazo Volcano, the highest summit in Ecuador. Overnight in Riobamba.
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    Day 06
    Train ride “Devils Nose” - Ingapirca - Cuenca
    Today you’ll travel on board an art of engineering, known as one of the most difficult railroads in the world, the Devil’s Nose train ride criss-cross the Andean mountains. On the way, down you’ll descent 800m in zig zag over the rocky surface, this difficult way gives the ride its name, which is allusive to the devil and it has made it one of the most important touristic attractions. After the route of almost 2 hours, your transport will pick you up from Alausi train station and drive you to Ingapirca archaeological ruins; this complex was an important religious center and today is the standing proof of the Andean ancient society’s development, such us the Cañaris and the Incas. At the end of the day you’ll arrive at the city of Cuenca for overnight stay.
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    Day 07
    Cuenca City Tour - Panama Hats Factory
    Enjoy of a day in the lovely city of Cuenca, walking through its old and narrow streets will bring you back to the times of the Spaniard colony filled with art and legends. Our guide will accompany you during the city tour which includes a visit to the straw-hat factory, known as Panama hats. During the afternoon,you’ll have free time to get in touch with the city and its habitants, enjoy an Ecuadorian chocolate or coffee in one of the cosy bars and restaurants the city has to offer.
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    Day 08
    Cuenca - Cajas National park - Guayaquil
    Leaving Cuenca on the way to the Coast region you’ll pass through Cajas National Park.This park shows a complex lake system and an enchanted forest filled with polylep is know as “Paper Tree” ideal scenario to do some trekking where you’ll overview the flora and fauna natives of the area. Afterwards you’ll continue to the Coast and will witness the change of environments from the paramo to the Coast to finally arrive to the cosmopolitan city of Guayaquil. Guayaquil is one of the largest cities and the most important commercial port of Ecuador which makes it an ideal spot for shopping and night life. Our guide will drive you around the city where Las Peñas hill and its particular colourful houses will catch your eye. At the end, we recommend you to farewell the city with a delicious dinner in one of the traditional restaurants.
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    Day 09
    Guayaquil - Bogota
    Depending on the flight time we catch our flight from Guayaquil to Bogota.
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    Day 10
    Bogota City Tour - Mount Monserrate
    Today,upon arrival into Bogota, you will be transferred to your hotel to check in and relax after your flight. In the afternoon, you take a walking tour around the historic centre of the city. The first stop will be at Plaza de Bolivar. We walk along the streets and take a close look at the most important buildings of the city, such as the National Capitol, which is the centre of the country's legislative life; Casa de los Comuneros; Casa de Narino, which is the Presidential house; and the Santa Clara Church Museum. The tour includes a visit to the Gold Museum, which exhibits about 34,000 pieces of metalwork from various Hispanic cultures and a visit to the House Museum Quinta de Bolivar,the house belonged to Simon Bolivar. The tour continues taking a cable car to the iconic symbol of Bogota, the Mount Monserrate Hill rising up to 3,152 above sea level, to visit the sanctuary where you will find the statue of the Lord of Miracles. From there it is possible to enjoy the best view of Bogota. After dinner, we return to the hotel.
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    Day 11
    The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá - Pereira
    After breakfast, you go on a tour through La Sabana de Bogota to the town of Zipaquira, which means 'city of our Father' in the language of the Chibcha. Inpre-Colombian times, salt around the area was the most important commodity and the ‘salt cakes’ were the only currency for trading. Over time, technology improved and the indigenous tribe, Muiscas, began to extract larger amounts of salt. As a result, an underground salt deposit was formed and it is where the Salt Cathedral was built, 180 meters below the surface. Inside, there is a chapel, “capilla de los mineros” built as a tribute to the Virgin “Our Lady of the Rosary of Guasá” (Guasá means 'mine' in Chibcha). After lunch, transfer to airport for flight to Pereira. on arrival check into hotel, rest of the evening at leisure.
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    Day 12
    Pereira - Valle Del Cocora - Salento - Pereira
    This morning you head towards Valle Del Cocora, along the way, appreciate the beautiful landscape. On arrival at Valle Del Cocora you will be welcome and experience a special beverage, Canelazo. Thereafter you go to the wood fog,where you could see the biodiversity of the place and have free time to enjoy. Later you drive to the typical colonial town of Salento, where you can take a walk visiting the Plaza de Bolivar with its colourful and typical balconies, art studios and the Cocora view point. Return to hotel for overnight stay and dinner.
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    Day 13
    Finca La Romelia (Orchid and Bird Watching) - Coffee Tour - Medellin
    This morning we visit the Finca la Romelia (Orchid and Bird Watching). Walk along trails across the crops and native forest in the farm. Later we experience the Coffee tour. Since UNESCO declared Colombian Coffee Cultural Landscape as World Heritage, several places in the region have created experiences where people recognize the exceptional values that give this region a unique condition. In this coffee tour, you walk through a beautiful coffee plantation trail and we will teach you how the coffee is processed, from sowing to selective hand-picking and the pulping process. After that we will roast the beans with firewood in a typical farm kitchen and finally prepare the drink and enjoy a delicious cup of the mildest coffee in the world. After lunch we drive towards Medellin for overnight stay.
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    Day 14
    Santa Elena - Metro Cable - Medellin City tour – Graffiti Tour
    This morning, the tour includes visit to Santa Elena, where you could buy some souvenirs and visit a flower farm, where you will participate in the process of making a "Silleta" – flower arrangements on a flat cardboard. Later take a Metro Cable into the city subject to it being operational. The tour continues to the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Botero Square, the Park of desires. In the afternoon, we continue with the Graffiti walking tour, which starts in the San Javier neighbourhood and ends in the Electrical Stairs of Comuna 13 in the Independencies neighbourhood.
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    Day 15
    Marinilla - El Penol Guatape - Medellin
    After breakfast, we take you on a tour along the eastern side of the region. We will be passing through the towns of Marinilla, where you will find colonial buildings and fervent religious traditions. Continue the drive to the new El Penol,a municipality that replaced the old El Penol that was flooded to build the reservoir El Penol Guatape in the late 1970s. Next, we will visit "LaPiedra de El Penol", a 220 meters high rock. The ascent to the stone of the El Penol (659 steps) is also optional. Later drive to Guatape town, where you will see facades from the twentieth century. Return back to Medellin for our night stay.
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    Day 16
    Medellin - Cartagena City Tour
    This morning we take our flight from Medellin to Cartagena. In the afternoon, we continue with the tour around Cartagena de Indias. The tour starts at the modern neighbourhoods of Bocagrande and Manga, where you will be able to seethe contrast between modern architecture and the beauty of the old houses from the twentieth century. Further ahead, up at the Cerro de la Popa, you will have the opportunity to appreciate the heart of Cartagena as well as the whole city.The historic centre of Cartagena was declared Heritage of the Humanity by UNESCO in 1984. From here, we will go visit the Castle where the Spaniards sought to protect the city from the attacks of the English in the seventeenth century, “el Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas”. It includes entry to Cerro dela Popa, Castillo de San Felipe and Emerald Museum. In the early evening, we take you for a ride on a horse-drawn carriage. During the tour, you will be passing by the narrow streets of the city to see the elegant houses and balconies of more than 400 years adorned with flowers. After the ride, you will be taken for a dinner. At night take an optional ride on a Chiva. Chiva is a typical and colourful Colombian bus with wooden benches that drives around the city and the streets of the historic centre of Cartagena. You can enjoy some national liquors and music like vallenato in the Chiva.
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    Day 17
    Cartagena - Free Day at seaside
    Breakfast in the hotel. Day at leisure by seaside to enjoy and relax. Or take an optional day trip to Rosario Island
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    Day 18
    Fly to UK
    Today depending on your flight time, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to UK.
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    Day 19
    Arrive UK
    Arrive UK
    Accomodation Detail to be announced later.
    Ecuador & Colombia 19 Days
    From Via To By
    UK Quito Flight
    Quito Riobamba Coach
    Riobamba Cuenca Train
    Cuenca Guayaquil Coach
    Guayaquil Bogota Flight
    Bogota Pereira Flight
    Pereira Medellin Coach
    Medellin Cartagena Flight
    Quito UK Flight

     

    2019 Tour Departures

    Ex. London

    Departure Date
    10 Oct 2019
    Arrival Date
    27 Oct 2019
    Available
    Per Person Cost on Twin Sharing basis
    (With Flight From UK) USD 3514 ,
    (Without Flight) USD 2838
    (With Flight From UK) Adult USD 136 Child USD 136

    (Without Flight) Adult USD 136 Child USD 136

    Passengers
    Rates
    With Flight From UK Without Flight
    USD USD
    Sharing
    Per Adult
    3514 2838
    Twin Room
    Per Adult
    3514 2838
    Double Room
    Per Adult
    3514 2838
    Triple Room
    Child 2-11YRS
    2838 2298
    1st Child(with Bed) when 2 adults paying
    Child 2-11YRS
    2703 2163
    2nd Child(without Bed) when 2 adults paying
    Infant 0-23 Months
    1352 1082
    Infant
    Per Adult
    3919 3244
    Single Room
    Departure Date
    14 Nov 2019
    Arrival Date
    02 Dec 2019
    Available
    Per Person Cost on Twin Sharing basis
    (With Flight From UK) USD 3514 ,
    (Without Flight) USD 2838
    (With Flight From UK) Adult USD 271 Child USD 271

    (Without Flight) Adult USD 271 Child USD 271

    Passengers
    Rates
    With Flight From UK Without Flight
    USD USD
    Sharing
    Per Adult
    3514 2838
    Twin Room
    Per Adult
    3514 2838
    Double Room
    Per Adult
    3514 2838
    Triple Room
    Child 2-11YRS
    2838 2298
    1st Child(with Bed) when 2 adults paying
    Child 2-11YRS
    2703 2163
    2nd Child(without Bed) when 2 adults paying
    Infant 0-23 Months
    1352 1082
    Infant
    Per Adult
    3919 3244
    Single Room
    2020 Tour Departures

    Ex. London

    Departure Date
    16 Jan 2020
    Arrival Date
    03 Feb 2020
    Available
    Per Person Cost on Twin Sharing basis
    (With Flight From UK) USD 3514 ,
    (Without Flight) USD 2838
    (With Flight From UK) Adult USD 271 Child USD 271

    (Without Flight) Adult USD 271 Child USD 271

    Passengers
    Rates
    With Flight From UK Without Flight
    USD USD
    Sharing
    Per Adult
    3514 2838
    Twin Room
    Per Adult
    3514 2838
    Double Room
    Per Adult
    3514 2838
    Triple Room
    Child 2-11YRS
    2838 2298
    1st Child(with Bed) when 2 adults paying
    Child 2-11YRS
    2703 2163
    2nd Child(without Bed) when 2 adults paying
    Infant 0-23 Months
    1352 1082
    Infant
    Per Adult
    3919 3244
    Single Room
    Departure Date
    13 Feb 2020
    Arrival Date
    02 Mar 2020
    Available
    Per Person Cost on Twin Sharing basis
    (With Flight From UK) USD 3514 ,
    (Without Flight) USD 2838
    (With Flight From UK) Adult USD 271 Child USD 271

    (Without Flight) Adult USD 271 Child USD 271

    Passengers
    Rates
    With Flight From UK Without Flight
    USD USD
    Sharing
    Per Adult
    3514 2838
    Twin Room
    Per Adult
    3514 2838
    Double Room
    Per Adult
    3514 2838
    Triple Room
    Child 2-11YRS
    2838 2298
    1st Child(with Bed) when 2 adults paying
    Child 2-11YRS
    2703 2163
    2nd Child(without Bed) when 2 adults paying
    Infant 0-23 Months
    1352 1082
    Infant
    Per Adult
    3919 3244
    Single Room
    Departure Date
    12 Mar 2020
    Arrival Date
    30 Mar 2020
    Available
    Per Person Cost on Twin Sharing basis
    (With Flight From UK) USD 3514 ,
    (Without Flight) USD 2838
    (With Flight From UK) Adult USD 271 Child USD 271

    (Without Flight) Adult USD 271 Child USD 271

    Passengers
    Rates
    With Flight From UK Without Flight
    USD USD
    Sharing
    Per Adult
    3514 2838
    Twin Room
    Per Adult
    3514 2838
    Double Room
    Per Adult
    3514 2838
    Triple Room
    Child 2-11YRS
    2838 2298
    1st Child(with Bed) when 2 adults paying
    Child 2-11YRS
    2703 2163
    2nd Child(without Bed) when 2 adults paying
    Infant 0-23 Months
    1352 1082
    Infant
    Per Adult
    3919 3244
    Single Room
    No Record Found
  • All nights in 3* / 4* star hotels with breakfast
  • Meal plans as indicated in the itinerary
  • Entrances to sightseeing’s and excursions as per the itinerary
  • Tips to guides and drivers included
  • All transportation in executive coaches, cruise liners, trains and some places in A/C Cars
  • Premium services of Bi-lingual Tour Director / Escort / Leader / Manager (when minimum numbers of passengers reached)
  • Services of local tour guides
  • All Internal Flights Including Airport Taxes
  • Return flights from one of these airports depending on availability of flights: London Heathrow / Gatwick / Stanstead / Luton / London City Airport
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa charges
  • Items of personal nature viz. telephone calls, drinks (beverages), laundry, other meals, potter service, other personal expenses, etc..
  • Any cost of beverages, alcohols with the set meals.
  • Other services not listed in inclusive item & the itinerary
  • Airport tax where applicable
  • More than 56 days prior to departure date 50% of Total Holiday Cost for International Flight Tours
  • 55 - 42 days prior to departure date 75% of Total Holiday Cost for International Flight Tours
  • 41 - 0 days prior to departure date 100% of Total Holiday Cost for International Flight Tours
  • 50% of Holiday Cost for International Flight Tours at the time of Booking 84 days / 12 weeks prior to departure
  • 56 days / 8 weeks prior to departure 100% of the Holiday Cost for International Flight Tours
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