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Tour Operador in Ecuador, Quito

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Four worlds converge in Ecuador, from the warm Coast drenched by Pacific Ocean that gradually rises toward the snowy heights and temperate valleys of the Andes mountains to finally enter the green carpet of Amazonian biodiversity.
 
Apart of the beauty and richness of animal and natural resources of the Galapagos Islands or Enchanted Isles.
 
The gold-covered altars of churches in Quito, the mysterious pre-Hispanic ruins of Ingapirca with pre Inca religious ritual, elegant scenic seawalls in Guayaquil, the picturesque fishing villages to Machalilla National Park boundary, the huts of the Amazon, their communities traditions, make Ecuador a country unique in its genre. Come to discover...
 
The Galapagos Islands are the record of the triumph of nature over man and the perfect harmony between modern society and fauna that has no fear of man.
 
 
 
 
Below are some ideas of sites and towns or cities to discover on your trip in Ecuador:
 
INGAPIRCA
 
Is the most important and significant archaeological site of Ecuador. Archaeologists have determined that its foundation took place in the late XV century and thought to be the Cañaris, a small tribe that populated the Andes in southern Ecuador, they were the original inhabitants of the site until the arrival of the Inca Empire. The archaeological remains are located 90 kilometers north of the city of Cuenca
 
COLONIAL QUITO
 
Quito boasts of having the largest colonial center of  Latin America, merged with the modernity of a contemporary city. Museums, churches, convents, parks, skyscrapers and stately plazas captivate visitors from around the world
The historic center is the heart of the city and is full of temples, museums and squares. It consists of a well-preserved colonial complex, built on the ruins of the Inca capital of the north. Thanks to that, Quito was the first city named a World Heritage Site in 1978.
The Company of Jesus church, built between 1605 and 1765, fully carved in volcanic stone and decorated with more than fifty kilos of gold leaf is one of its emblems. In the Plaza de la Independencia, on Mondays you can observe the ceremony of changing of the presidential guards, that honors the country's authorities.
The Basilica del Voto Nacional is a Gothic church built over several decades from 1926. Figures of ecuadorian wildlife (alligators, turtles, monkeys, dolphins, jaguars ... cormorants, frigate birds, eagles ...) stand on the outside walls.
 
COTOPAXI
 
Located in the province of Cotopaxi, 70 km south of Quito, this park covers 33,400 hectares and has camping areas and hiking trails.
 
On the moor and forest, you can see condors, ducks, Cara Caras, Andean gulls, pigeons and hummingbirds. Regarding mammals you can see rabbits, white-tailed deer, foxes and weasels ...
 
The Cotopaxi is the highest active volcano in the world. Its summit is covered with perpetual snow. We´ll visit the museum, the lagoon and depending of physical condition of the group, then up to the José Ribas refuge at 4800m
 
CUENCA
 
Cuenca is a particular city in Ecuador, out of time. Its cobblestone streets, cathedrals, and marble buildings, white walls, give it a colonial character that we can qualify as unique in Ecuador.
 
GUAYAQUIL
 
Guayaquil was founded in 1538 and quickly became the city of shipyards and the most important in South America during the Spanish colonization. Its name comes from the legend of an Indian chief whose name was Guayas, who lived and reigned in the region 500 years before colonization
 
CHIMBORAZO
 
Chimborazo, the highest peak of Ecuador (6310 m) is a snow-capped volcano which is a great attraction for climbers, and the same for those who appreciate the beautiful landscapes.
In this reserve, a reintroduction program for vicuñas and llamas started years ago, in collaboration with the indigenous communities living in these areas of paramo. It's pretty easy to observe vicuñas.
 
OTAVALO
 
Otavalo indigenous market is one of the most important in South America. It is the ideal place to buy souvenirs and other gifts for your family.  It was developed in the 60s and now, Ecuadorians come from around the country to stock up on various products. Tourists also find everything they want among the colorful textiles, straw hats (Panama), ponchos and silver jewelry.
 
COCHASQUI
 
Cochasquí is an archaeological complex located approximately 65 km north of Quito. There are 15 pyramids flat at the top with an access ramp, made of blocks of Cangahua (volcanic material extracted from the nearby mountains). 21 burial mounds or Tolas were found at this site. Such constructions belongs to the period between 850-1550 AC
 
QUILOTOA
 
Quilotoa volcano is a unique site in Ecuador whose caldron has more than 3 km of diameter and an altitude difference of over 320 m from the edge of the crater to the lagoon. An indigenous community is living near the crater and it is easy to stay with them to exchange experiences.
 
The Devil's Nose (Train of the Andes)
 
This train ride is a technical feat, was built in the XIX century.
The route is usually somewhat complicated but very exciting, the railway runs down the flank of the hill and descend from 2346 meters above sea level to 1860 meters through a winding road, a distance of less than one hour.
Citing these examples only, come to marvel visiting this fabulous country with its many facets.
 


Trips List

Honeymoon

Honeymoon
andes + amazon + galapagos

Organized Trips
Culture and Discover
All range

15 days

Vehicle with Spanish Speaking Driver

Vehicle with Spanish Speaking Driver
andes + amazon
From 1090$

Liberty Tour
Culture and Discover
All range

14 days

From the Andes to the Amazon

From the Andes to the Amazon
andes + amazon
From 1390$

Organized Trips
Culture and Discover
All range

14 days

Land of Contrasts

Land of Contrasts
andes + amazon + pacific coast
From 1410$

Organized Trips
Culture and Discover
All range

13 days

Nature and Tradition

Nature and Tradition
andes
From 1490$

Organized Trips
Culture and Discover
All range

11 days

By the trails

By the trails
andes
From 820$

Organized Trips
Culture and Discover
All range

10 days

Your Travel !!!

Your Travel !!!
andes
From 410$

Liberty Tour
Culture and Discover
All range

8 days

Golondrina

Golondrina
galapagos
From 1070$

Galapagos Tours
Category Turist
Culture and Discover, Nature / Birdwatching
All range

8 days

Angelito

Angelito
galapagos
From 1510$

Galapagos Tours
Category Turist Superior
Culture and Discover, Nature / Birdwatching
All range

8 days

Napo Wildlife Center, Amazon Lodge - 5 days

Napo Wildlife Center, Amazon Lodge - 5 days
lodge luxury class / from coca
From 1690$

Mini trips
Culture and Discover, Nature / Birdwatching
All range

5 days

Sacha Lodge - 5 days

Sacha Lodge - 5 days
lodge luxury class / from coca
From 1480$

Mini trips
Culture and Discover, Nature / Birdwatching
All range

5 days

Cuyabeno Reserve - Guacamayo Lodge 5 days

Cuyabeno Reserve - Guacamayo Lodge 5 days
lodge 2d class - from lago agrio
From 340$

Mini trips
Culture and Discover, Nature / Birdwatching
All range

5 days

Cuyabeno Reserve - Jamu Lodge 5 days

Cuyabeno Reserve - Jamu Lodge 5 days
lodge 2d class - from lago agrio
From 405$

Mini trips
Culture and Discover, Nature / Birdwatching
All range

5 days

Napo Wildlife Center,  Amazon lodge - 4 jours

Napo Wildlife Center, Amazon lodge - 4 jours
lodge luxury class / from coca
From 1417$

Mini trips
Culture and Discover, Nature / Birdwatching
All range

4 days

Sacha Lodge  - 4 days

Sacha Lodge - 4 days
lodge luxury class / from coca
From 1240$

Mini trips
Culture and Discover, Nature / Birdwatching
All range

4 days

Misahualli - Itamandi Lodge

Misahualli - Itamandi Lodge
lodge first class - from misahualli
From 310$

Mini trips
Culture and Discover
All range

4 days

Cuenca and Surroundings

Cuenca and Surroundings
discover and visits
From 395$

Mini trips
Culture and Discover
All range

4 days

Huaorani Reserve - Stay at Shiripuno 4 days

Huaorani Reserve - Stay at Shiripuno 4 days
lodge 2d class - from coca
From 400$

Mini trips
Culture and Discover, Nature / Birdwatching
Intermediate

4 days

Cuyabeno Reserve - Guacamayo 4 days

Cuyabeno Reserve - Guacamayo 4 days
lodge 2d class - from lago agrio
From 280$

Mini trips
Culture and Discover, Nature / Birdwatching
All range

4 days

Cuyabeno Reserve - Jamu Lodge 4 days

Cuyabeno Reserve - Jamu Lodge 4 days
lodge 2d class - from lago agrio
From 333$

Mini trips
Culture and Discover, Nature / Birdwatching
All range

4 days

The Machalilla National Park - Communitary project

Mini trips
Culture and Discover
All range

4 days

Quilotoa - Cotopaxi 3 Days

Quilotoa - Cotopaxi 3 Days
discover and visits
From 250$

Mini trips
Culture and Discover
All range

3 days

Manabi to discover

Manabi to discover
2nd class hotel
From 460$

Mini trips
Culture and Discover
All range

3 days

Otavalo Market and surroundings

Otavalo Market and surroundings
discover and visits
From 45$

Mini trips
Culture and Discover
All range

1 day

Transportation to Papallacta and Otavalo

Liberty Tour
Culture and Discover
All range

1 day

Archipel

Archipel
galapagos
From 1430$

Galapagos Tours
Category First Class
Culture and Discover, Nature / Birdwatching
All range

Ocean Spray

Ocean Spray
galapagos
From 2625$

Galapagos Tours
Category Luxury
Culture and Discover, Nature / Birdwatching
All range

Seastar Journey

Seastar Journey
galapagos
From 2810$

Galapagos Tours
Category Luxury
Culture and Discover, Nature / Birdwatching
All range

Daily Tour at Galapagos - 5 or 8 days

Galapagos Tours
Culture and Discover, Nature / Birdwatching
Intermediate

Darwin

Darwin
galapagos
From 880$

Galapagos Tours
Category Turist Superior
Culture and Discover, Nature / Birdwatching
All range

Odyssey

Odyssey
galapagos
From 2410$

Galapagos Tours
Category First Class
Culture and Discover, Nature / Birdwatching
All range

Seaman Journey

Seaman Journey
galapagos
From 1670$

Galapagos Tours
Category First Class
Culture and Discover, Nature / Birdwatching
All range

Galaxy

Galaxy
galapagos
From 1475$

Galapagos Tours
Category First Class
Culture and Discover, Nature / Birdwatching
All range

Floreana

Floreana
galapagos
From 2920$

Galapagos Tours
Category Turist Superior
Culture and Discover, Nature / Birdwatching

Aida Maria

Aida Maria
galapagos
From 1375$

Galapagos Tours
Category Turist Superior
Culture and Discover, Nature / Birdwatching
All range

Fragata

Fragata
galapagos

Galapagos Tours
Category First Class
Culture and Discover, Nature / Birdwatching
All range

Galapagos Legend

Galapagos Legend
galapagos
From 2125$

Galapagos Tours
Category Luxury
Culture and Discover, Nature / Birdwatching
All range

Coral I

Coral I
galapagos
From 1570$

Galapagos Tours
Category Luxury
Culture and Discover, Nature / Birdwatching
All range

Coral II

Coral II
galapagos
From 1570$

Galapagos Tours
Category Luxury
Culture and Discover, Nature / Birdwatching
All range