Ecuador Tour - Astride the Equator
From Quito To Otavalo, Cotacachi, Andean Train, Archidona, Pacari, Arajuno River, Quichua, Macas, Guamote, Chimborazo Volcano, Latacunga, Chugchilan, - 13 Nights
- Departing from:
- Otavalo, Cotacachi, Andean Train, Archidona, Pacari, Arajuno River, Quichua, Macas, Guamote, Chimborazo Volcano, Latacunga, Chugchilan,
- 13 Nights
- October, November & December tours.
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- Undiscovered Destinations
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Take an exciting journey with us as we travel astride the equator through the rugged landscapes of the Andes Mountains and the lush rainforest. Observe the diversity of cultures from the Otavaleños and Afro-Ecuadorians in the north, to the Quichua and Shuar in the rainforest, and finally to the Kichwa in the central Andes at the foothills of the mighty volcano Chimborazo.
A highlight of this tour is a visit to the Avenue of the Volcanoes. The aptly named Avenue of the Volcanoes is flanked by eight dizzyingly-high snow-mantled mountains striding south of Quito down the Andean spine. It passes through a valley rich with a landscape of dense forest and tiny fields plastering impossibly steep slopes. Dotted around is a mix of deeply traditional indigenous and colonial settlements with horticultural and artisan markets and cottage industries. There’s also a clutch of old estates gifted to conquistadores where the grandiose buildings are now countryside hotels. This is supreme hiking country, with trails leading to craters harbouring turquoise volcanic lakes, usually with views of the biggest peaks, Chimborazo and Cotopaxi.
On this journey we will visit the vibrant markets, marvel at the impressive highland scenery on leisurely walks and enjoy the flora and fauna of the jungle.
Why not finish your trip with an optional extension to the unique Galapagos Islands?