Quito to Lima Overview

Visit South America and travel through Ecuador and Peru on a tour from Quito to Lima. Explore the Amazon Jungle, Rio Verde, the Quilotoa Loop, Punta Sal and Huaraz.

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      USD $600
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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Quito to Lima.

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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

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 overland journey is the ultimate way to experience this unforgettable stretch of land.

  • Admire the towering Temple of the Sun and its lunar counterpart
  • Discover the origins of the Panama hat
  • Explore South America's oldest pre-Colombian city at Chan Chan
  • Learn about the antiquities unearthed in Sipan
  • Revel in the relaxed vibe of seaside Miraflores
  • Sleep in the heart of the Amazon Jungle
  • Take in world-class views along the Quilotoa Loop
  • Wander the cobbled streets of Ecuador's colourful Quito

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Quito, Ecuador
  • Finish:

    Lima, Peru
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    All meals when camping
  • Accommodation:

    Camping (with facilities) (7 nts), Guesthouse (1 nt), Hostel (2 nts), Hotel (6 nts), Lodge (3 nts)
  • Transport:

    Overland vehicle
  • Included activities:

    3 night/3 day Amazon Adventure, Chan Chan Archaeological Site, Lord of Sipan Museum, Pyramids of Sun and Moon, Trek from Quilotoa to Chugchilan, Visit to Banos

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    577kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    Please note that this trip requires minimum numbers to depart, and may be cancelled up until 56 days prior to departure. The places showing on the dates and availability page are an indication only so please contact Intrepid to check if your preferred date will depart before making any final arrangements, such as booking non-changeable flights.

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Day 1 Quito

Quito is a cultured city with a wonderous Old Town, a dynamic nightlife and atmospheric streets showcasing Ecuadorian life in all its splendour.

Days 2-6 Coca/Amazon Jungle

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.

Days 7-9 Rio Verde

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.

Days 10-11 Chugchilan/Quilotoa Loop

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.

Day 12 Riobamba

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.

Days 13-14 Cuenca

With roots tracing back to 8000BC, Cuenca is a fascinating and beautiful city, and World Heritage-listed due to its wonderfully preserved heritage buildings.

Days 15-16 Punta Sal

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.

Days 17-18 Huanchaco

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.

Days 19-20 Lima

Lima is a large, fascinating hotchpotch of architectural styles, coastal scenes, world cuisines, impressive museums, traditional culture and modern arts and nightlife.
    • 20
    • GDOA
    • Trip Price tool tip
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $600
    • Total price tool tip
    • Overland
    • Basix