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Central & South America Tours
Ecuador & Colombia 19 Days
Price 19 Days
From   USD 3108 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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    £100 off if booked before 8 weeks
  • 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
    Depart for Quito

    Board your flight to Quito (Spanish pronunciation: kito), formally San Francisco de Quito, is the capital city of Ecuador, at an elevation of 9,200 feet (2,850 meters above sea level). It has been declared Heritage of Mankind by the UNESCO as recognition to its extraordinary architectural and artistic colonial heritage.
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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 - Mitad del Mundo Equator
    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, on arrival meet your representative and transfer to your hotel to check in and relax.
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    Day 10
    Mount Monserrate - Bogota walking City tour - Gold Museum
    This morning visit to The Monserrate, a magnificent vantage point of the town and valley from a height of 3200 meters above sea level. Take a cable car or funicular to the top for the views. In 1650, a Spanish cleric and a bachelor, built atop this hill a chapel dedicated to Santa Maria de la Cruz de Monserrate. Later take a walking tour around the historic centre of the city. Tour begins with“Street Art”, then the church of El Carmen, a small church built in the mid-17th century and rebuilt in 1926 in larger, to accommodate the growing number of faithful to the Virgin del Carmen. On the way to the Plaza Bolívar,enjoy the Nariño palace, home of the President of Colombia, and gardens in the heart of which is an astronomical observatory. Around the Bolivar Square is located the National Capitol, the Courthouse, the City of Bogotá, but also the Cathedral "Primada", the Chapel "del Sagrario" and the Archbishop's Palace. The tour includes a visit to the Gold Museum is part of the Bank of the Republic; it was created at the initiative of Julio Caro and Luis Angel Arangoto avoid the disappearance of many pre-Columbian treasures. Since the museum was created in 1939, the Bank of the Republic has purchased authentic items directly to private collectors as well as from “guaqueros”, grave robbers.Today there are about 36000 pieces of gold and splendid emeralds. It is the largest collection ever assembled of pre-Columbian gold items.
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    Day 11
    The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá - Guatavita – Bogota - 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. In pre-Colombian times, salt around the area was the most important commodity and the ‘saltcakes’ 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 SaltCathedral 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).Afternoon visit to Guatavita, a small town also called "Guatativa la Nueva" ("The New Guatavita"), as it was built in the 1960s to relocate the inhabitants of the original Guatavita that was flooded during the construction of the Tominé reservoir. Late afternoon, transfer to airport for flight to Pereira. On arrival in Pereira, meet our representatives and transfer to your hotel. 

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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
    Coffee Tour - Medellin - Medellin
    After breakfast we experience the Coffee tour. Since UNESCO declared Colombian Coffee Cultural Landscape as World Heritage. The Route of the Coffee Culture is a tour that allows visitors to share the experience of peasants working in coffee farms in a fun and educational way. It is also an opportunity to explore the mythical and fantastic history of coffee growing in Colombia. Later 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 know about the evolution of the Silletero culture. Later drive back to Medellin to start a social transformation tour with a visit to the Comuna 13 of Medellin where we can see its spectacular graffiti and know the history behind each one, later we will have a tour in Metro and Metro cable to finish with a panoramic tour through sites such as Plaza Botero, Parque delos Pies Descalzos and Pueblito Paisa.
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    Day 15
    Marinilla - El Penol Guatape walking city tour - Medellin
    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 (from outside). 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. On arrival, visit The San Felipe Castle (from outside). The castle of San Felipe, initially called Castillo de San Lázaro, the largest Spanish military building of the New World; the original construction dates of 1536 and was enlarged as required until 1657. Later walk along the colonial streets of the historic center to admire the major attractions of the old city. The tour begins at the “Torre delReloj”, the “Iglesia San Pedro Claver” through the “Plaza de la Aduana”. The tour continues to the “Plaza Santo Domingo”, very lively at night, and its spectacular church. The “Parque Bolívar” pleasantly shaded by large trees. 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. After 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 onward destination flight.
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    Day 19
    Arrival
     
    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

     

    2020 Tour Departures

    Ex. London

    Departure Date
    13 Feb 2020
    Arrival Date
    02 Mar 2020
    Available
    Per Person Cost on Twin Sharing basis
    (With Flight From UK) USD 3784 ,
    (Without Flight) USD 3109
    (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
    3784 3109
    Twin Room
    Per Adult
    3784 3109
    Double Room
    Per Adult
    3784 3109
    Triple Room
    Child 2-11YRS
    3109 2568
    1st Child(with Bed) when 2 adults paying
    Child 2-11YRS
    2973 2433
    2nd Child(without Bed) when 2 adults paying
    Infant 0-23 Months
    1352 1082
    Infant
    Per Adult
    4190 3514
    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 3784 ,
    (Without Flight) USD 3109
    (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
    3784 3109
    Twin Room
    Per Adult
    3784 3109
    Double Room
    Per Adult
    3784 3109
    Triple Room
    Child 2-11YRS
    3109 2568
    1st Child(with Bed) when 2 adults paying
    Child 2-11YRS
    2973 2433
    2nd Child(without Bed) when 2 adults paying
    Infant 0-23 Months
    1352 1082
    Infant
    Per Adult
    4190 3514
    Single Room
    Departure Date
    11 Jun 2020
    Arrival Date
    29 Jun 2020
    Available
    Per Person Cost on Twin Sharing basis
    (With Flight From UK) USD 3852 ,
    (Without Flight) USD 3109
    (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