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3 Day Trip

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1st day: Quito – Cotopaxi – Riobamba

Pick up from your hotel. Then we drive south through the Avenue of Volcanoes. First stop is the Cotopaxi National Park, located at the base of the Cotopaxi Volcano. Cotopaxi means "throat of fire" in indigenous language, and its incredible eruptions gave it this name. It is considered the highest active volcano in the world. First we visit the interpretation center and Limpiopungo lake (paramo grasslands / Ecuadorian equivalent of the arctic tundra), drive up to 4800m (15.000 ft) and trek up to Padre Rivas mountain climbing refuge (1 hour hiking). You will have the opportunity to touch and lay on the snow.

Optional lunch at the colonial hacienda La Ciénega an old hacienda of the XVII century. Then we continue to the Andean city of Riobamba, cradle of the Ecuadorian nationality and popularly known as “Frio-bamba” because it is surrounded by the majestic snow-covered volcano Chimborazo - the highest peak in Ecuador at 6310 m (20700 feet).

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2nd day: Riobamba - Train – Devil’s Nose – Ingapirca - Cuenca

After breakfast, early in the morning we depart to Alausi, just less tan 100km (62 miles), a beautiful old town with one hundred houses. Then it is time to take the spectacular train, considered one of the marvels of train engineering. You will descend gradually from the highlands to the lowlands, at times zigzagging, or hugging the cliffs. During the descent at the lowest point the incredible Devils Nose, an interesting rock will appear on the horizon. The train descends and then returns to Alausi again.

Then we continue to visit the Ruins of Ingapirca. This is the most important monument left by the aboriginal cultures of Ecuador. The vast archeological complex includes Inca and pre Inca ruins and includes the interesting architectural structure known as the “Temple of the Sun”. Arrive to the most beautiful Colonial City in South America, Cuenca. Overnight.

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3rd day: Cuenca City Tour

Ecuador’s third largest city still retains its pleasant provincial air. Its red tiled roofs, cobblestone streets, flowery plazas and museums make an unforgettable experience in your visit to Ecuador. Our city tour includes a visit to the main square, the imposing blue-domed Cathedral, cathedral a symbol of Christianity in the country, the Court of Justice, The Municipal Palace, The Governor’s Palace and the Sagrario Church. We will walk part of the Calle Larga (Large Street) admiring the unique colonial style of Cuenca. Visit the Panama hat factory to discover the real story about these Ecuadorian hats. Transfer to the airport Arrival to Quito transfer to your hotel.

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StandardSuperiorFirst Class
2 Day $ 375 $ 410 $ 440
3 Day $ 705 $ 760 $ 830
4 Day $ 840 $ 930 $ 1,055
5 Day $ 930 $ 1,025 $ 1,200

(*) Single supplement:
For people who belong to a group and prefer a single accommodation.
(*) Solo Traveler: This prices are for the persons that are traveling solo.

The Package Includes:

· All transfers Airport-Hotel-Airport

· 2 nights Hotel double accommodation

· Daily American breakfast

· Cotopaxi National Park fees

· Train ticket to the Devil's Nose

· Entrance to the Castle of Ingapirca

· Private transportation with English speaking guide

· Airfare Cuenca - Quito / Cuenca - Guayaquil

The Package does not Include:

· Accommodations Quito

· Lunches and y dinners

· Tips

· Alcoholic drinks

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