Train Tours | Ecuador
Cuenca City View | Ecuador
Downtown San Francisco Church | Ecuador
Andes Volcanoes Tour | Ecuador

Andes to Coast

Activity Level: Easy
Date: Any date of the year

Discovering the marvels of Ecuador from the Andes to the Coast is a fitting manner to summarize this incredible 9-days tour that begins on the beautiful Capital of Ecuador and visits the most fantastic natural and cultural sites in the norther, central and part of the southern Andean region of Ecuador.

Moreover, it is a great opportunity to share with local Indigenous Communities of the Highlands and learn about their everyday ways of living as their ancestors did for centuries. Experience the adrenaline of riding on board a restored locomotive by zig-zagging down “Devil’s Nose” to a secluded train station inside an Andean Valley. 

Also visit the Inca vestiges of Ingapirca, picturesque Crater Lakes and moorland’s lagoons in a spectacular voyage surrounded by impressive snow-caped (some active) volcanoes along the famous “Route of the Volcanoes” until you reach the lowlands in the Coast Region passing  by banana plantations with delightful weather until the largest city-port of Guayaquil is reached to finalize this incredible journey, which we recommend to complement with a 5 or 8-days cruise to the Enchanted Galapagos paradise.

🛈 This program can be modified as per your wishes. Enquiry for a tailor-made tour as we are experts building great itineraries according to your needs and time!
 

San Francisco Church | Ecuador
Transfer to hotel depending on your arriving flight. Overnight at Hotel in the City.
Meals: None
Middle of the World | Ecuador
Transport and guide to visit the Old Town of Quito and its best cultural attractions; afterward visit to the Middle of the World and its compound & exhibits. Lunch at typical Restaurant. Return to Quito by mid-afternoon and to your hotel.
Meals: B/L
Otavalo Market | Ecuador
Transport and guide towards the Northern Andes to the Town of Otavalo, visit to the famous indigenous market, Cuicocha Crater Lake and the town of Cotacachi. Also scenic stops along the way with stop for Lunch (not included) as per guide’s recommendation. Return to Quito for rest at your Hotel.
Meals: B
Quilotoa Volcano | Ecuador
Transport and guide towards the southern Andes passing by the impressive Cotopaxi Volcano. Visit to Quilotoa Crater Lake and small villages along the way. Arrive to Baños for overnight or a nigh-stroll around the active Town’s Center.
Meals: B.
Chimborazo Volcano | Ecuador

Transport and guide to enjoy activities in the morning in Baños like mountain biking, rafting, cannoning or relax at your Spa. Continue to the Chimborazo National Park to enjoy the amazing Volcano and the surroundings moorlands. Arrive to City of Riobamba with s short stroll around the Colonial part before arriving to your hotel for overnight.

Train | Ecuador

Transport and guide from Riobamba to the train station in Alausi to take the amazing train to Sibambe known as “Devil’s Nose” ride. Cultural presentations and box-lunch at the Station down the Valley. Continue to the South stopping at the historic Ingapirca Ruins on the way for historic facts and amazing landscapes. Afterwards, arrive to the Colonial city of Cuenca and to your Hotel for a well-deserved rest.  
Meals: B.

Cuenca City View | Ecuador

Transport and guide for a full-day tour around the Colonial part of Cuenca and the city’s attractions. Possibility to visit nearby town of Chordeleg. Lunch (not included) at a typical restaurant that your guide will recommend. Overnight at your hotel. 

Guayaquil City | Ecuador
Transport and guide from Cuenca to the Coast with tour in the Cajas National Park: bird-watching, moorland vegetation, lagoon circuit, interpretation center and more. Descend to the Coast of Ecuador passing by many banana plantations (possible visit to one on the way). Arrive to the largest city of Ecuador by mid-afternoon and drive-tour the City Center, walk around Malecon 2000 port and “Las Peñas” Neighborhood. Overnight will be at Wyndham Hotel.
Meals: B.
Guayaquil Jetty | Ecuador
Breakfast. Transport and guide for transfer to the airport for flight back home (or extension to Galapagos Islands). End of services.
Andes to Coast

Highlights

  • Amazing Andean landscapes and snow-caped volcanoes along the route.
  • Lively and friendly indigenous villages and markets to visit.
  • The magic of the Andes Train down “Devil’s Nose” track.
  • Visit protected areas and National Parks filled with wildlife, plantlife and landscapes.
  • The Colonial charm of Quito and Cuenca, Heritage of Mankind.
  • Adventure and relax in Baños and surroundings.

Tour Includes

  • Transfers to/from airport with assistance.
  • Hotel nights at preferred category and type of accommodation with Breakfast and taxes.
  • Specialized bilingual guides for tours and excursions.
  • Visits and sightseeing according to schedule, which can be modified en route with guide.
  • City tours in Quito/Middle of the World and Cuenca with two entrance fee included and lunch in Quito (day 2) at typical restaurant.
  • Personalized 24/7 assistance.

Tour does not Include

  • Domestic not international flights.
  • Entrance fees and meals not specified during tour.
  • Personal expenses, tips, extras, drinks.
  • Full-coverage insurance: medical, travel, cancelation.
  • Tour extensions in Ecuador and/or Peru.
  • Other services not specified in the program
All departures and prices are subject to availability. Please Contact Us to confirm preferred departure