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Highlights of Ecuador Overview
- 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31
Experience the very best of Ecuador on this in-depth tour
Experience the best of Ecuador on this 9-day tour around a country that’s rich in history, culture, incredible landscapes, friendly locals and delicious food. Among Ecuador’s highlights are lush green foothills, dense rainforests, age-old cities, indigenous markets, verdant jungle and diverse flora and fauna, all of which are just screaming out to be explored and appreciated. A tour jam-packed with goodies, this Highlights of Ecuador trip does just what it says on the tin, leaving travellers from all over the world in awe of this stunning part of South America.
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Welcome to Ecuador! Get to know Quito, Ecuador’s charming capital, on an orientation walk with your leader. Small though Quito may be, its Old Town is filled with historic buildings and more than 30 churches. Stroll along Quito’s oldest street, Calle La Ronda, and experience the city’s best nightspots all in the one place.
Travel into the Amazon Jungle for an unforgettable stay with a local family in the upper Amazon Basin, a location that, due to its proximity to the Andes, is rich in tropical, humid forests - one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world. Here you learn about the life cycle of some of the hundreds of colorful species living in the surrounding rainforest, visit to a local indigenous family to find out about their culture and traditions. Take guided walks through the Amazon’s forests and learn how local plants are used for medicinal purposes.
A relatively recent mecca for international travellers, Banos is a small town nestled in a lush green valley and is the perfect base for exploring Ecuador's great outdoors. Plummeting waterfalls, pools of natural hot springs, a smorgasbord of adventure activities on offer and a relaxed general vibe all combine to make this little town a truly special place.
The city of Cuenca exudes a distinctive old-world air and is possibly the most attractive city in Ecuador. Home to many well-preserved 16th- and 17th-century buildings, it was declared a World Heritage site in 1999.
Return to Quito for one more night in town.
Highlights of Ecuador Reviews
Our Highlights of Ecuador trips score an average of 4.5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews in the last year.
Highlights of Ecuador, April 2014
Johanna, our tour guide, did an excellent job showing us around Ecuador. The itinerary was ambitious (covered a lot of places), but I never felt stressed by the logistics of the trip. She was very detail oriented. She was very friendly and easy to get along with. She helped us a great deal in learning various Spanish phrases, answered any questions we had, and gave recommendations and helped us plan excursions in the various cities. She was a bit on the conservative side, which is understandable given she was in a way responsible for our trip.
Review submitted 16/06/2014
Highlights of Ecuador, May 2014
We didn't expect to sit in the bus for 8-10 hours... :-) and without toilet stop... She is very nice & friendly... She tried her best to make everybody feel comfort!
Review submitted 03/06/2014
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