Day by Day Vacation Package Itinerary
This is a Sample Vacation Package that we have created for customers in the past.
Contact us for a Custom Package created just for you. Day1 -QuitoAssistance and transfer in Quito from airport to hotel Overnight in Quito at JW Marriott hotel, standard. Transfer from airport to hotel Check in at JW Marriott hotel Overnight Day2 -QuitoThe Colonial district, declared Cultural Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1978, displays architecture, character and traditions combining both the Hispanic and native cultures. Walk along the streets and discover beautiful houses, wealthy colonial churches with splendid stone facades, outstanding gold leafed altars and the beauty of historic plazas and monuments. Also drive to the Equatorial Monument Complex where there is the opportunity to stand on two hemispheres at the same time. Lunch included. Good opportunities for handicraft shopping. Breakfast, Lunch included Overnight at JW Marriott hotel. Day3 -QuitoAn early start, to travel north of Quito to the province of Imbabura, a magical land of lakes. Just before arriving to the famous Otavalo market. The Otavalo Indian market, dates back to the pre-Inca times and is famous for its textiles woven on blackstrap and shuttle looms. The market is piled high with ponchos, hand made textiles, hats, indian jewellery, and various handicrafts. Will have time to wonder around the market. Lunch will be served at one of the Hosterias of the area. Afternoon if time permits visit to Cotacachi an artisans centre known for its leather woods or San Antonio de Ibarra where the highlight are the wood-carvings. Breakfast and Lunch included Transfer to Otavalo/Quito Overnight in Quito at JW Marriott hotel. Day4 -BanosDrive south of Quito to the Antisana Ecological Reserve which lies in the Central Highlands, on the foothills of the 5705 meter glacier covered peak of the volcano Antisana. This reserve is privately owned and regulated, but its goal is the preservation of the native flora and fauna of the Andean paramo. The trip to the Antisana Ecological Reserve includes a ride to approximately 4000 meters above the sea level where rolling meadows, occasional ravines with taller vegetation, and a meadow/marsh of pillow moss bordering a highland lake is found. The pillow moss is so named because it forms unbroken hump-like pillows of vegetation that may cover acres of land. Its bird life includes the Andean gull, Caracaras,ducks, several species of hummingbirds and if lucky, the Andean condor. After lunch will drive to Patate, which is characterized for its productive fruit and vegetable land. Breakfast and Lunch included Transfer to Antisana/Baños Check in Patate at Hacienda Leito Overnight Day5 -CuencaAfter breakfast, we will drive to the south through some of the most picturesque indigenous areas of the country, passing by Balbanera Chapel, the oldest Catholic chapel in the country, until you reach the Ruins of Ingapirca. It is the Ecuador's main Inca archaeological site, an important political and administrative Inca Centre in the 1400´s. Visit the Fortress and then continue to Cuenca, another Unesco's Heritage Site. Breakfast and Lunch included Transfer to Ingapirca/Cuenca Check in Cuenca at Mansion de Alcazar Overnight Day6 -CuencaThe Southern highlands display very talented artisans and these villages on the surroundings of Cuenca have lots to offer. Visit the artisans at their workshops for Panama Hats at Sig Sig, jewel makers at Chordeleg and the unique Ikat cotton weavings near Gualaceo all in a very different and picturesque setting. All in all a full learning experience together with super bargains. Stroll through history on narrow streets surrounded by houses with coquettish balconies, visit monuments that show centuries of pre-Columbian and colonial treasures. Cuenca is reknown for its high quality handicrafts like: embroidery, jewellery, ceramics and the famous "Panama hats". Breakfast and Lunch included Overnight at Mansion de Alcazar Day7 -QuitoTransfer to airport in Cuenca to take the flight to Quito Arrival to Quito and transfer to hotel. Breakfast included Transfer from airport to hotel Check in at JW Marriott hotel. Overnight Day8 -QuitoTransfer to airport to take the international flight Breakfast included Transfer from airport