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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 9,200Ft (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, transfer to the 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. Visit the Intinan Solar Museum, where you’ll find scientific experimental aspects of being right at the Equator. Time permitting, 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, 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, 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
Early start today in the morning, visit one of the local indigenous markets like Pujilí, Saquisilí or Zumbahua (markets have operational days), 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. Take the road down to the Pastaza river canyon 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 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 has made it one of the most important tourist attractions. After the route of almost 2hrs, from Alausi train station drive 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, 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, 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, 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 in the area. Afterwards continue to the Coast and witness the change of environments from the paramo to the Coast and arrive at 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. Later drive around the city where Las Peñas hill see its particular colourful houses. Overnight stay in Guayaquil.
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Day 09
Guayaquil - Bogota
Today fly from Guayaquil to Bogota, on arrival meet your representative and transfer to the 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