Ecuador Gateway 5 Days Tour
Quito with its history , Churches and the Equator, Mindo with its exuberant forest , hummingbirds , Orchids and waterfalls. Otavalo with its remarkable Indian Market and the local Culture, Papallacta a sacred paradise inside of an extinct volcano with its hotsprings , perfect for your total relax before you flight back home..
Price per person
Mercure Alameda Hotel **** Stars Hotel
Early in the morning we will start our city tour at Panecillo viewpoint to admire the Quito´s wonders from above, then we will walk around two hours visiting the highlights of the old city such as; San Francisco Church, Compañia de Jesús Church and Sagrario Church located on “Calle de la Siete Cruces” or Garcia Moreno Street. Then we will visit the Presidential Palace lobby at Quito´s main Square. Finally we will visit the first Gothic Church of Ecuador, considered the highest one in the city. This is another beautiful viewpoint to observe “The Avenue of the Volcanoes”.
Then we will drive towards to the Equator Line Museum, finally we will drive towards to Mindo cloud forest for overnight.
Sachatamia Lodge **** Stars Hotel
The tour will get to Mindo town , where we will take the road to the Waterfalls Sanctuary , this all drive will take 2 hours. At the waterfalls , you will decide how far you want to explore with at the place with our guide ( the waterfalls sanctuary is a large complex of several waterfalls , that depending of your phisical conditions , it is possible to visit up to 5 in a roll or simply walk a little bet around , take a short cable car ride and visit one of the nicest ones. we will help you to decide while there )
Then we will return to Mindo town ( at this point you can choose as optional EXTRA to do tubbing at Mindo River , it cost 12 usd per person and you will need to bring your swim suit and a towel for this activity , it is very safe than children, seniors and adults are more than welcome).
If not we will stop in Mindo to have lunch in one of the local restaurants , after this you will get to know more about Butterflies , Orchids and the famous hummingbirds at the Farm in town.
Finally it is time to visit the Chocolate farm , where you will learn the entire process before chocolate brownie will go to your mouth ( Did you know that the Ecuadorian Jungle Cultures started preparing chocolate before the Mexicans aborigens over 5000 years ago??)
At the end of the afternoon we will continue to Otavalo city and dropp off at your hotel for overnight.
Hotel Acoma *** Stars Hotel
After breakfast we will visit Otavalo Indian Market , then we will continue our sightseeing trough the Andes, visiting a Rose Farm and all its process. Then we will stop at San Pablo lake viewpoint to take some photos, this is the most scenery area.
After this place we will continue towards Cayambe town to try the famous biscuits and a cup of hot chocolate. Then we will drive 1 hour to Termas de Papallacta to look for Condors flying.
The rest of the afternoon, you will have free to enjoy the hot springs complex and maybe a nice massage with volcanic stones for a complete relax….
Termas Papallacta **** Stars Hotel
Today is your last day in Ecuador with us , so you can choose besides taking a free morning to relax at the resort pool or SPA , or take a very nice hike around the area .
in both cases the Check Out Time is at 1:00 pm , then we will drive you to Quitos International Airport for your flight back home.
Unfortunately we have to say good bye and we invite you to see one of our other tours in Galapagos and Peru Tours..
However if you desire to add one more night in Quito City or extend your staying in Ecuador , we can always help you out with free advise to make sure you optimize the time and continue exploring this paradise called Ecuador
PLEASE CONFIRM WITH US THE DEPARTURE OF YOUR FLIGHT HOME IN ADVANCE.
The program includes
- 5 Days / 4 Nights hotel accommodations (DBL OR TWIN )
- Welcome to Ecuador Dinner ( Depending of your arrival Time)
- Extensive Buffet Breakfast every day with local products
- Private English / Spanish Certified Tour Guide
- Private Transfers & Private Transportation – Professional Driver
- All Entrance fees according to itinerary
- Bottle of water
- Exclusive Tour Program
Not included in Program
- International airfare to Quito
- Any Activity or Sightseeing not specified in program as INCLUDED
- Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
GUARANTEED DEPARTS EVERY DAY !
24/7 Booking Phone Number: +1-888-469-2230
AGE RANGE : 4 to 80 year old
MIN GROUP SIZE : 2 ( IF YOU ARE SOLO TRAVELER , PLEASE ASK FOR SINGLE RATE)
MAX GROUP SIZE : 10
TRANSPORTATION : Coach
PHYSICAL RATING :Standard
TRAVEL STYLE: Discovery, In-Depth-Cultural