Quito to Lima Itinerary

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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    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $1,031
      CAD $1,117
      AUD $1,095
      EUR €753
      GBP £607
      NZD $1,222
      ZAR R10,938
      CHF FR911
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $583
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,631*
      CAD $1,767*
      AUD $1,758*
      EUR €1,192*
      GBP £1,005*
      NZD $1,932*
      ZAR R17,319*
      CHF FR1,442*
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Festival, Lima

Local knitting in the streets, Ecuador

Colourful handmade fabric at a market, Ecuador

Spice stall, Ecuador

Locals in the streets, Ecuador

Colourful frog in the Amazon Jungle

Architecture, Lima

Day 1 Quito

Travel to Ecuador and wander the cobbled streets and colourful Old Town of Quito. Perhaps stop by one of its many churches such as La Compania de Jesus, whose ornate interior is often said to be the most beautiful in all the Americas.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 2-6 Coca/Amazon Jungle

Enjoy some time exploring the upper Amazon Basin, one of the world's foremost hot spots of biological diversity. Trek deep into the jungle, witness caiman lounging on the shores and fall asleep to the nocturnal stirrings of the forest.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2, Lodge - 3

Days 7-9 Rio Verde

Camp in the lush Tungurahua Province and explore nearby Banos, famous for its hot springs and mountainous surrounds. In this stunning environment, optional activities abound - from horse riding to mountain biking and even whitewater rafting.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Days 10-11 Chugchilan/Quilotoa Loop

Witness spectacular views while driving along the winding Quilotoa Loop. Stretch the legs on a guided trek through stunning wilderness, before bunking down at the town of Chugchilan.
ACCOM: Hostel - 2

Days 12-13 Cuenca

Travel to the beautifully preserved colonial city of Cuenca. Perhaps pick up an original version of the Panama hat on a visit to the local factory or just meander about the Old Town, admiring its quaint streets and shady plazas.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 1, Hotel - 1

Days 14-16 Punta Sal

Nestled in a long bay on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, Punta Sal is a haven of sun, surf and sand. Why not try your hand at some deep-sea fishing, saddle-up for a horse ride or book in for a salsa lesson.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Days 17-18 Huanchaco

Visit the Royal Tombs Museum to discover the amazing artefacts from the nearby archaeological site at Sipan. Pitch a tent at Huanchaco, home to the surfing fishermen, and watch these skilfull men bobbing among the waves while balancing on their narrow reed canoes. Spend a full day exploring the ruins of Chan Chan - the largest pre-Colombian city in South America - and stop by the temples of the Sun and the Moon.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 19-20 Lima

Discover the colonial heart of downtown Lima or perhaps head to scenic Miraflores for a walk along the seafront boardwalks.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1