Overview

Flight - 1 night
Quito - 2 nights
Riobamba - 1 night
Cuenca - 2 nights
Guayaquil - 1 night
Flight - 1 night

HIGHLIGHTS OF ECUADOR 

Exceptional value for a tour visiting the capital Quito, Riobamba, colonial Cuenca the Avenue of Volcanoes and enjoy a ride on the Devil's Nose railway, plus option to extend to the enchanted Galapagos Islands

This highlights tour has been carefully designed to distil the authentic Jules Verne experience into a concise arrangement, shorter and more affordable.

Ecuador is one of the smallest countries in South America, yet a fascinatingly diverse country with dramatic topography and a variety of climatic zones, vegetation, bird and wildlife. Charming Quito, the first UNESCO Heritage Site declared in 1978, the colonial city of Cuenca in the highlands, the ‘Pacific Pearl’ Guayaquil and a traversal of the Volcano corridor that runs down the spine of Ecuador between the peaks of its two major mountain ranges are the highlights on this tour.

Key Features

Cultural & Natural Wonders
Jules Verne Sightseeing 
2 UNESCO Heritage Sites
Local Expert Guides
Group Size: 3 - 16

Day 1 Fly from London Heathrow via Bogotá to Quito (2,850 metres).

Day 2 Morning arrival and transfer to 4-star Wyndham Garden Hotel for two nights (immediate check-in). (B)

Day 3 Tour of Quito, the convent of America, explores the Spanish colonial churches and palaces of Quito's well-preserved historic centre. Part walking and part panoramic drive, includes a visit to the Intiñan Museum the Equator monument and a cooking class. (B, L)

Day 4 Visit the Antisana Natural Reserve to enjoy the beautiful paramo flowers, rich bird life and perhaps even see the Andean Condor. Continue to Riobamba, crossing the majestic Avenue of the Volcanoes. Overnight at the 3-star Hosteria Andaluza. (B, D)

Day 5 Travel to Alausi for the round-trip journey along the legendary ‘Devil’s Nose’ by this spectacular train route. Continue by road to Cuenca, visiting the Inca ruins of Ingapirca, the most important monument of pre-Spanish culture in Ecuador. Spend two nights at the 4-star Hotel El Dorado. (B)

Day 6 Cuenca, the centre of art, ceramics and panama hats with its 19th century architecture. The tour includes the Todos los Santos ruins, the flower market, the main square and the cathedral. (B)

Day 7 Travel to Guayaquil (5 hrs), via the National Park El Cajas. Walking tour of Guayaquil, taking in the Parque Simon Bolívar with its cathedral, the Governor's Palace and the beautiful Malecón. Overnight at the 4-star Hotel Unipark. (B)

Day 8 Fly overnight via Bogotá to London Heathrow. (B)

Day 9 Arrive London Heathrow. 

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
 

2019

Fridays
per person in a twin/double room
Avianca from Heathrow

Date Price
August 16 £1995
September 13 £2025
October 18 £1895
November 15 £1945

2020

Fridays
per person in a twin/double room
Avianca from Heathrow

Date Price
February 7 £1945
March 6 £1945
April 17 £1895
August 14 £1995
September 11 £1895
November 6 £1945

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £265

Flight Options

Avianca Business Class from £2145

Extension Options

Extension - Galapagos
3 nights £1495
Single supplement £380

Extra Nights - Quito
Wyndham Garden Hotel £60
Single Supplement £52

Extra Nights - Guayaquil
Unipark Hotel £55
Single supplement £50

Independent Arrival

Save £550 
Arrival transfer add £65
Departure transfer add £35

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 6 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 1 dinner, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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