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
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.
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.
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.