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The Andes of Ecuador

02 days of adventures along the equator line

Ecuador is a small country dispersed north and south along the equator line in the west of the South American continent. In spite of its relatively small size the fascination to travel seems to be particularly great in Ecuador, as numerous visits from some of the World's most famous travelers prove. Ecuador still provides many individual ways of travelling for the conscious traveler who will no longer follow the highway of mass tourism but local paths into a journey full of discovery, relaxation and adventure during which he really gets to know the destination of his choice.

Day 01 Friday: Arrival in Quito – colonial and modern city in the Andes
Arrive in Quito, the capital of Ecuador that is located at 9186 ft of altitude in the middle of the Andes. Assistance and transfer from the airport to your hotel. After a short break to recover from the travel and a first introduction to the country you will get to explore this big city and learn something about its turbulent history. This city tour covers the major colonial churches and monasteries in Quito such as La Catedral, La Compañia and San Francisco. Visit Independence Plaza flanked by the Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, the Municipal Building and the Archbishop’s Palace. Continue to the Church of San Francisco, one of the greatest religious buildings in South America. Its impressive façade and atrium lead to an opulent gold interior, a Baroque influence with the winged Virgin of Quito at its main altar. You visit the historic colonial quarter of Quito, resplendent with its churches, gilded altars and religious sculptures and paintings dating from the 17th; 18th and 19th centuries. The tour continues through narrow streets, ancient colonial houses with Moorish-style arches and mysterious patios to El Panecillo, and a neutral vantage point for an overwhelming view of the city. From here you drive to the northern modern part of Quito to the city park “La Carolina” in order to visit the botanical garden of Quito where you will get a good impression of the great diversity of the Ecuadorian Flora. La Carolina Park is also a good place to watch the national sport Ecua-volley. L
Day 02 Saturday: Transfer out

According to your travel plans we will accompany you to the airport and assist you taking your light. B

B= breakfast; L= lunch/box lunch; D= dinner

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Prices 2018 per person (minimum 02 people)

3* Hotels in a double room: US$ 182,-
Single room supplement: US$ 22,-

4* Hotels in a double room: US$ 202,-
Single room supplement: US$ 52,-

5* Hotels in a double room: US$ 257,-
Single room supplement: US$ 107,-

(NB: Where no 5* hotel accommodation is available, accommodation will be in the best available rooms in 4* hotels)

Prices include: All transfers in private transportation, excursions and overland tours as mentioned above, accommodation based on double rooms in hotels & haciendas of the chosen category, meals according to the itinerary description (B: breakfast, L: Lunch/Box Lunch D: Dinner), entrance fees, bilingual guide (Spanish/English – other languages upon request) during the round trip.

Not included in the price: Beverages, extra charge for single rooms, international airport tax (Quito ca. US$ 43 / Guayaquil ca. US$ 28), personal equipment and items, tips, travel insurance and luggage, anything not mentioned in the program.

Please note that the program has been organized to fit all activities. If you change the days (the program starts on a Friday) we will have to revise the program and changes may be necessary.

Please note that the category-stars given for the accommodations are estimated as local categories do not fit international standards. Local categories are in all cases equal or higher then the ones given above.

NB: Please read all itineraries as a guide only. All routes and programs can change without notice due to National Park policies and regulations, weather conditions, seasonal changes, safety reasons and the wildlife encountered during the travel. Flexibility is the key to the success of any tour. Nevertheless the safety and the interest of our passengers is always our first priority.

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