Highlights of the Andes

Highlights of the Andes

5 Days 4 Nights Andes Cuenca Guayaquil Nariz del Diablo Quilotoa Riobamba

A guided 5 day program crossing through the Andean mountain range in all of its cultural and natural glory. Where the history of Ecuador meets the present.


Explore the extrordinary beauty of the Andes through a combination of train rides and private shuttles that make their way South. You will begin with the intimidating Cotopaxi, the world's tallest active volcano, and crawl your way down to the beautiful historic city of Cuenca. Along the way there will be consistent interaction with Andean wildlife and you'll experience snippets of indigenous culture while passing the hustling small villages. Get ready to experience a once in a lifetime decent from the mountains on an antique train line and discover ruins from the Incas in this envigorating experience for the culturally curious traveler.

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See a side of Ecuador that not everyone gets to see. During your trip you will be able to see the real Ecuador through experiencing the native culture of the locals and the natural beauty of the Andean region.

Day 1: Quito-Cotopaxi

Day 2: Quilotoa and Riobamba

Day 3: Alausi and the Incan Ruins of Ingapirca

Day 4: Cuenca

Day 5: El Cajas National Park and Guayaquil


  • All services described on the detailed program,
  • Accommodations as per the itinerary.
  • Four nights at tourist class hotels.
  • Transfers to/from the airports with local driver
  • Meals included in the program: daily breakfast and meals listed on the itinerary


Highlights of the Andes


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