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Ecuador Whistle Stop Quito

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The Whistle Stop is an opportunity for the traveler to make the most of a short stay! Our fantastic Local Agent in Quito has created this experience-rich trip for the time-poor, thrill-seeking traveler. Including Cooking Classes with traditional recipes and local products, a visit to the center of the world, and an overnight trip through Avenue of the Volcanoes. Hasta Pronto Quito! ...

The Whistle Stop is an opportunity for the traveler to make the most of a short stay! Our fantastic Local Agent in Quito has created this experience-rich trip for the time-poor, thrill-seeking traveler. Including Cooking Classes with traditional recipes and local products, a visit to the center of the world, and an overnight trip through Avenue of the Volcanoes. Hasta Pronto Quito! 

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Tour itinerary includes
  • City
    City
  • Local cuisine
    Local cuisine
  • Mountain
    Mountain
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking
  • Volcano
    Volcano

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to the world's highest located capital city!

-Upon arrival at the Mariscal Sucre International airport in Quito, you will be greeted by your private transfer who will take you to your hotel located in the middle of the city’s UNESCO marked old town.

-Quito is located at an impressive at an impressive 2,850 meters (9,350 ft) above sea level. You have the afternoon free at your own disposal to explore the area and adjusting to the high altitude.

Transport: Airport transfer, private

Visited:
Quito
Accommodation
Night im Patio Andaluz (Quito)

Day 2: The Equator & Andean Cooking Class 

-In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel in order to start your adventure for the day. Just north of Quito the monument that divides the Northern from the Southern hemisphere is located.

-After exploring the equator line, you will return to the old town and join a true adventure of local Andean gastronomy combined with a tour of the city. You will use products from the Andean mountains to cook a typical Ecuadorian meal.

-After creating your own local meal, the tour continues to some of the most historical sites of the city such as the Mirador del Panecillo where you have the chance to observe the whole city.

Transport and English speaking guide - Meals: Breakfast

Visited:
Quito
Accommodation
Night im Patio Andaluz (Quito)

Day 3: Avenue of the Volcanoes

-Today you are leaving the hectic city of Quito. Driving south along the famous “Avenue of the Volcanoes” you will experience stunning landscapes and mountain peaks until reaching the Cotopaxi National Park.
-The centerpiece of this ecological sanctuary is one of the world’s highest volcanoes, Cotopaxi, with a height of 5,897 meters. After a short hike around Lake Limpiopungo you will have the opportunity to climb 300 meters (984 ft) up to the José Riba Refuge, located at a height of 4,800 meters (15,748 ft). As every single step is quite difficult at this altitude you have every reason to feel proud of yourself when you reach the refuge. With some luck, you will observe condors, wild horses and maybe even the rare Andean fox.
-After this unique experience, you will continue to your cozy accommodation in Lasso.

Private transport & local English speaking guide - Meals: Breakfast

Visited:
Quito Cotopaxi National Park Lasso
Accommodation
Night at Quinta Colorada Hacienda (Lasso)

Day 4: Quilotoa Crater Discovery!

-After breakfast, you continue your volcano adventure by driving to the water-filled crater, Quilotoa.
-Enjoy the view and the quietness of this place. You may ascend walking or on the back of a donkey.
-Afterward, you will begin your return to the country’s capital city. While in Quito, you have the rest of the evening free - the Local Agency will be ready to offer dinner or nightlife recommendations.

Transport and English speaking guide - Meals: Breakfast

Visited:
Lasso Quito
Accommodation
Night im Patio Andaluz (Quito)

Day 5: Departure

Airport transfer Today you get picked up from your centrally located hotel in order to catch your flight back home. Or to continue your South American adventure!

Meals: Breakfast - Transport: Airport transfer, private

Visited:
Quito

Quito Cotopaxi National Park Lasso

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $780 / 5 days
Excluding international flights
2 Pax
Price per person $780

Included in price:

  • Transport according to the itinerary Airport transfers (day 1 & 5)
  • Qualified tour guiding according to itinerary
  • Private English speaking driver guide on days 3 & 4 Meals according to the itinerary All activities and excursions that are listed in the itinerary

Not included in price:

  • International flights
  • Meals and drinks not listed in the itinerary
  • All activities not listed or optional in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, minibar etc

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