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Quito to Lima Overview
- 2011-01-01 - 2013-12-31
Travel through Ecuador and Peru on a tour from Quito to Lima.
Jump on board this Overland adventure stretching between two of South America's most iconic cities - Quito and Lima. Travel through Ecuador and Peru as you snake down the spine of the continent. Discover places of immense natural beauty and explore regions off the tourist trail. From Ecuador's jungle-clad mountains to the arid coastline of Peru, visit the ancient city of Chan Chan, watch fishermen manoeuvre narrow reed boats in Huanchaco and explore the towering Andes by horseback or by foot. With plenty of flexibility to choose the adventures that best suit you, this Overlanding journey is the ultimate way to discover this iconic stretch of land.
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Quito is a cultured city with a wonderous Old Town, a dynamic nightlife and atmospheric streets showcasing Ecuadorian life in all its splendour.
The Amazon Rainforest, over 1.7 billion acres in size and spilling over into 8 countries, is a wondrous place with a bounty of plantlife, animals and fascinating communities.
Rio Verde is a beautiful little town set in a valley with great hiking and close to several lovely waterfalls, including the San Miguels falls.
Nestled in amongst the Andes, Chugchilan is a picturesque village with amazing mountain scenery, wonderful hiking trails and is a perfect base to explore the area. The Quilotoa Loop starts in Latacunga and journeys through local villages, stunning mountain vistas, cloud forests and valleys, and to the beautiful Laguna Quilotoa.
Ecuador's mountain-climbing and trekking capital, Riobamba is a lovely city at the starting point of the Nariz del Diablo (Devil's Nose) train ride.
With roots tracing back to 8000BC, Cuenca is a fascinating and beautiful city, and World Heritage-listed due to its wonderfully preserved heritage buildings.
Gorgeous secluded beaches, blue skies and a relaxed pace of life are on offer in Punta Sal, a lovely beachside town in the very north of Peru.
Famed for its 'surfing' fishermen, Huanchaco was once a small fishing village but is now a relaxed beach haven for travellers keen on seeing the nearby ruins.
Lima is a large, fascinating hotchpotch of architectural styles, coastal scenes, world cuisines, impressive museums, traditional culture and modern arts and nightlife.
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