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Quito Ecuador Tours: Quito City Tour, Quito Hotel Reservations, Ecuador Tours

Traveling in and out of Quito

Quito tour programs and travel planners are available. Quito, the capital city has a variety of city tours or travel to the Andes mountains and surrounding valleys. Quito city tours offers visits to the middle of the world and visit the Equator line. We offer hotel reservations and airport transfers in Ecuador, tour around the country using the capital city as your adventure travel hub.

An UNESCO World Heritage Site

Quito is the Ecuadorian capital which is located in the heart of the Andes, its beautiful colonial center was the first sight to be protected by UNESCO. About 30 minutes to the north is the Equator line. To the south we find the "avenue of the volcanoes" and a series of small villages, each with its own indigenous market.

Quito is without doubt one of the most beautiful capital cities in South America. It is a combination of modernization and traditions. Quito the 'Light of America', offers culture, leisure and in the surroundings, lots of adventures.

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Quito’s New International Airport

Quito’s New International Airport

The Quito’s New International Airport is located 20 kilometers east of downtown Quito, near Tababela. It will be one of the most modern in South America, offering expanded passenger and freight capacity as well as a longer runway. With the start of its operations in October 2012, the city will have a modern, comfortable, safe and efficient airport. Its location and features will turn the city into an excellent meeting point from and to most destinations in Latin America and the world, promoting tourism and export. The new airport is built with earthquake resistant techniques and materials and equipped with the latest technology.

Quito’s New International Airport

In order to permanently satisfy the needs of the city and country, the airport is designed to expand its infrastructure and energy in later stages, according to the growth of passenger traffic and cargo.

Here are some of the most significant features of the new airport:

• Runway: 4100 meters long.
• Control tower: 41 meters high.
• Passenger Terminal: 38,000 square meters (first stage), with a capacity of over five million passengers a year.
• Cargo Terminal: 12,000 square meters (first stage), with capacity to handle 250 thousand tons of cargo annually.

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What to Bring

Passport, comfortable walking shoes/tennis shoes, warm clothing, windbreaker, rain ponchos in winter months, hat or cap, plastic water bottle, sun-block, sunglasses, waterproof small backpack, camera with high and low speed film, cash or travellers checks.

IMPORTANT:

We reserve the right to modify the itinerary - due to weather conditions, etc. - in the best interest of our clients.

LTE-QDT002: City Tour (Teleférico)

LTE-QDT002: City Tour (Teleférico)

Quito - San Francisco

A great way to meet Quito's highlights. You will visit the historical center, the charismatic Guápulo, and get a terrific view of the city from the city’s highest look-out point. You will enjoy historic plazas, buildings, and churches that display a fascinating mixture of Spanish and indigenous architecture.

Itinerary

El PanecilloWe will visit the charming Guápulo, located on the western hillside of Quito. In the historical centre we will enjoy colonial architecture, legends, and learn about the Incaic and pre-Incaic importance on the area. On Plaza San Francisco, a trade spot long before the arrival of the Spaniards, we will visit the Tianguez Art Gallery.

We may head up to the Panecillo (“winged virgin”) look out, or head even higher up on the slopes of the Pichincha Volcano with help of an aerial cableway.

Highlights

Guápulo. The charming little area of Guápulo is located on the western hillside of Quito. Enjoy cobble stone streets, cosy little restaurants and cafes, and the famous church of Guápulo
Quito’s Historical City Centre Teleferico  - QuitoColonial plazas, buildings and churches display a fascinating mixture of Spanish and indigenous styles. The city was the first place in the world to be declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978.

Teleférico. Take this aerial cableway up on the Pichincha Volcano hillside to enjoy “Quito from the sky.” At 4,100m you will be able to enjoy views over Quito, and on a clear day, you will also have views of the Cotopaxi and the Cayambe volcanoes. Enjoy a cup of coca tea to keep you warm.

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Meet / Depart

Hotel of your choice in Quito, Ecuador

Includes

Transportation

English Speaking Guide

Entrance fees to churches

Not Included

Lunch

Hotel accommodations.

Anything not specified.

Activity Level

Easy

What to Bring

Passport, comfortable walking shoes/tennis shoes, warm clothing, windbreaker, rain ponchos in winter months, hat or cap, plastic water bottle, sun-block, sunglasses, waterproof small backpack, camera with high and low speed film, cash or travellers checks.

IMPORTANT:

We reserve the right to modify the itinerary - due to weather conditions, etc. - in the best interest of our clients.

LTE-QDT003: City Tour (Equator)

LTE-QDT003: City Tour (Equator)

Guapulo Church

A great way to hit the highlights of Quito; you will visit the historical center, the charismatic Guapulo, visit the look out point on the Panecillo, and go to the “Middle of the World.” You will enjoy historic plazas, buildings, and churches that display a fascinating mixture of Spanish and indigenous architecture. Then you will have a chance to stand on the equator (located only 30min north of Quito).

Itinerary

Mitad de MundoWe will visit the charming Guapulo, located on the western hillside of Quito.  In the Historical Center, we will enjoy colonial architecture, legends, and learn about the Inca and pre-Inca importance of the area. On Plaza San Francisco, a trade spot long before the arrival of the Spaniards, we will visit the Tianguez Art Gallery. Afterwards, head 30 min north to visit the Mitad del Mundo monument; here you can stand on the equator!

Optional visit to the Intiñan Museum.

Highlights

Guapulo The charming little area Guapulo is located on the western hillside of Quito. Enjoy cobble stone streets, cozy little restaurants and cafes, and the famous church of Guapulo .

Intiñan MuseumStand on the equator! The Ecuator Monument is a large monument with an ethnographic museum, stores, and restaurants. However, GPS shows that the actual equator line is 240m away from the area, where you will find the Intiñan Museum.

Quito, Historical Center and Colonial plazas, buildings and churches display a fascinating mixture of Spanish and indigenous styles. The city was the first place in the world to be designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978.

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Details

Meet / Depart: Quito, Ecuador.

Includes 
Transportation
English speaking guide
Entrance fees to Panecillo Hill (“winged virgin”) and churches
Not Included
Lunch
Gratuities and personal expenses
Hotel accommodations
Entrance fee to the Intiñan Museum
Anything not specified.

What to Bring

Passport, comfortable walking shoes/tennis shoes, warm clothing, windbreaker, rain ponchos in winter months, hat or cap, plastic water bottle, sun-block, sunglasses, waterproof small backpack, camera with high and low speed film, cash or travellers checks.

IMPORTANT:

We reserve the right to modify the itinerary - due to weather conditions, etc. - in the best interest of our clients.

LTE-QTP001B: Pre-Galapagos Package

LTE-QTP001B: Pre-Galapagos Package

Quito - hotel

We offer 2 in / 2 out transfers, a city tour and 3 nights’ hotel stay at the hotel of your preference. It includes daily breakfast. Every time you arrive or depart from Quito, a Latin Trails representative will meet you and assist you to and from the airport. We offer the best hotels in the city at a discounted price, from Tourist class hotels to 5 star mansions. We will take you on a tour deep in the heart of Quito's historic downtown. You will enjoy colonial art, history, and legends in one of the most beautiful cities in South America.

Detailed Itinerary (4 Days)

Day 1. Quito: Transfer Airport → Hotel. Accommodation 

PanecilloDay 2. Quito City Tour: We pick you up at mid-morning and head down to Quito’s historical district. During our time in the historical district, we will have the chance to observe several beautiful churches, the presidential and archbishop palaces, the cathedral, the Jesuit church Compañia de Jesus (one of the most beautiful churches in the world), and the San Francisco church, the first building constructed by the Spanish. We will then visit an art gallery and the Panecillo Hill (winged virgin) lookout. In the afternoon, there will be a visit to the Middle of the World monument and the solar museum at the Equator line. Overnight at your selected hotel.

Day 3. Quito: Transfer out to airport for flight to the Galapagos Islands. Your Galapagos cruise or tour can be booked through Latin Trails, please contact us or check our Galapagos tour planner for options. B

Day 4. Quito: Transfer in from airport to hotel / or assistance in the airport to take a return flight. B

Highlights

Quito’s Historical City Centre. Colonial plazas, buildings and churches display a fascinating mixture of Spanish and Intiñan Museumindigenous architecture styles. The city was the first place in the world to be declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. 

Mitad del Mundo. Here you can stand on the equator! There is a large monument with an ethnographic museum, stores for shopping, and restaurants. HOWEVER, modern GPS technology shows that the actual equator line is 240m away from the area, where you will find the Intiñan Museum.

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Details

Meet / Depart 
Quito, Mariscal Sucre Airport – Ecuador 
Includes

4 airport transfers
Guided City Tour
Visit to the Equator line LTE-QDT003
2 nights in selected hotel in Quito
Meals as listed in itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

Not Included
Meals not listed 
Galapagos Cruise/Airfare to the Galapagos
Anything not specified

What to Bring

Passport, comfortable walking shoes/tennis shoes, warm clothing, windbreaker, rain ponchos in winter months, hat or cap, plastic water bottle, sun-block, sunglasses, waterproof small backpack, camera with high and low speed film, cash or travellers checks.

IMPORTANT:

We reserve the right to modify the itinerary - due to weather conditions, etc. - in the best interest of our clients.


 

Health Therapy - Canopy - Papallacta Full Day for You and Your Friends in Quito

LTE-QDP010: Health & Therapy Day

LTE-QDP010: Health & Therapy Day

Health Therapy

Enjoy your day at a day-spa in Quito.  Spas emerged as the ultimate way to pamper yourself. They offer a mini-vacation within your vacation. During this day, you will receive specialized services and personalized treatment, provided by experienced and caring staff. The Health and Therapy Tour is probably the best way to keep health, body and spirit intact. Relax while enjoying different art techniques. This is an experience of RELAXATION, REST and BEAUTY.

Day Spas

The first stand-alone day spas were noticeable in the mid 90s. Since then along with the mini-resorts for the self-indulgent, many day spas have evolved into medically oriented business with menus that include not only beauty treatments that refresh the spirit but health treatment and programs that provide therapy for both mind and body.

Itinerary

Thursday to Sunday (8:00am to 6:00pm) 

Group Minimum: 12

Highlights

Papallacta RelaxEnjoy a day to relax with your friends and to feel rejuvenated. A great way to reload the batteries before your next adventure in this magical Andean country. The highlights of the treatments you may receive are: 

- Corporal massages using the technique hydrotherapy.

- Pool use and hydro massage

- Massage of scalp, haircut, and grooming.

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Details

Meet / Depart:  Hotel of your choice in Quito, Ecuador.

Includes
Transportation
Breakfast and Lunch
Materials used
Not Included
Meals not listed
Anything not specified

Available Services:

- Corporal massages using the technique hydrotherapy.
- Meditation workshop, using the technique of Oriental Philosophy - Art shop
- Corporal expression workshop
- Self knowledge workshop - Breakfast, lunch and coffee of the afternoon.
- Pool use and hydro massage. The group will be able to change one of the workshops above for one of the following:
- Massage of feet and hands+ manicure and pedicure.
- Massage of scalp, haircut, and grooming. Cleaning and complexion hydration. B.L.

What to Bring

Yourself, some extra money for the cost of additional services you might want to add.

IMPORTANT:

We reserve the right to modify the itinerary - due to weather conditions, etc. - in the best interest of our clients.

LTE-QDT011: Canopy (Cañon del Salto)

LTE-QDT011: Canopy (Cañon del Salto)

Canopy

When the scientists invented the system of aerial transportation in the tropical forest, they never imagined that with the passing of the years it could become one of the most entertaining ways to experience the altitude with a mix of adrenaline and vertigo. A zigzag of cables keeps us suspended at about a height of 30m, between the trees and above the river that is born from the slopes of the Pasochoa Volcano. Ideal for groups of friends or family, the Canopy Tour runs on about 1,500 meters of cables rigged over the river. We use harnesses and pulleys, but most importantly our excellent guides that are experts in managing this kind of system and the safety aspects associated with it.

Itinerary (Full Day)

CanopyWe depart from Quito until we arrive at Santa Rita Reserve, where we will find 5 steel cables, each approximately 300m long, stretching over El Salto River.

We will zigzag our way over the river and between the top of the trees with aid of the harness suspended lugs and pulleys at a height average of 30 meters. The adventure is totally safe. The equipment used is made of top-of-the line material recognized for its quality.

Highlights

The highlight of this trip is of course to feel the mixture of adrenaline and excitement as you swoosh over the tropical forest. This is the most amusing way to enjoy the ravines in the tropical rainforest!

Includes

  • * Transportation
  • * Equipment
  • * English Speaking Guide
  • * Lunch: Chocolate or canelazo in the afternoon

Not Included

  • Meals not listed
  • Anything not specified

Canopying

This is an activity that has a very low impact on the environment, and that allows people with little or no technical climbing experience to have an unforgettable experience.

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What to Bring

Passport, comfortable walking shoes/tennis shoes, warm clothing, windbreaker, rain ponchos in winter months, hat or cap, plastic water bottle, sun-block, sunglasses, waterproof small backpack, camera with high and low speed film, cash or travellers checks.

IMPORTANT:

We reserve the right to modify the itinerary - due to weather conditions, etc. - in the best interest of our clients.

LTE-QDT006: Papallacta hot springs

LTE-QDT006: Papallacta hot springs

Papallacta Hot Spring

East of Quito, on the main road that leads into the Amazon basin, you will find Papallacta. Although it is primarily known for its mineral hot springs “Termas de Papallacta”, you will also have the opportunity to go hiking, birding, and horseback riding.

Itinerary (Full Day)

This day trip from Quito can be made from Monday through Friday. Papallacta is located 67 kilometers (40 miles) east of the city of Quito, and the trip there takes about 1.5 hours. The itinerary can be decided by the individual traveler.

Details

Meet / Depart
Hotel of your choice in Quito, Ecuador.
 
Includes

  • * Transportation
  • * English Speaking Guide
  • * Entrance to Hot Springs.

Not Included

  • * Lunch and Spa
  • * Anything not specified.

Activity Level

Easy

Highlights

Bird Watching
Like all of Ecuador, Papallacta Papallacta Birdwatchinghas a rich biodiversity. At the Papallacta  Pass (4,200m), you will be able to observe Montana  and Paramo species. With some luck you will observe the Andean Condor.

Hiking/Horseback Riding
Lakes, small hills, rivers and a sponge paramo provide a beautiful scenery when hiking or horse back riding. There are several different trails of different lengths that can be enjoyed, most of them at an altitude of between 3,300m and 3,500m.

Termas de PapallactaPapallacta is located in an area between two Andean-Equatorial volcanoes (Cayambe and Antisana), and therefore its hydrothermal waters are very rich. Legends suggest that its healthy thermal waters emerging from deep geological layers were appreciated by the Inca Royalty, more than 500 years ago!

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Recommendations

TheCinnamon TrailDo not stay in the thermal baths more than fifteen minutes at a time.
 
The Cinnamon Trail
Papallacta is the entry to the Ecuadorian Amazon and is part of the Cinnamon Trail: the same route that Francisco de Orellana took in 1542 when he crossed the Andean mountain range in search of gold and other treasures. This lead to that he unexpectedly discovered the great Amazon River!

What to Bring

Passport, comfortable walking shoes, warm clothing, windbreaker, rain ponchos in winter months, hat or cap, plastic water bottle, sun-block, sunglasses, waterproof small backpack, camera with high and low speed film, cash or travellers checks. Bathing Suit.

IMPORTANT:

We reserve the right to modify the itinerary - due to weather conditions, etc. - in the best interest of our clients.


 

Visit Mindo Cloudforest - Birdwatching & Whitewater Rafting

LTE-QDT004: Mindo Full Day

LTE-QDT004: Mindo Full Day

Mindo Full Day

Only a couple of hours of drive, northwest of Quito you will find the valley of Mindo and its cloud forest, containing an extensive flora and fauna including medicinal plants, birds, butterflies, reptiles, and mammals. You may like to visit the butterfly farm or orchid garden, and if you take the cable car across the creek, you can walk and swim by waterfalls.

Itinerary (Full Day)

Mindo couldforestThis small town, located only 2.5 hours outside of Quito, is one of the principle ecological tourist attractions in the province and a favorite spot for nature lovers that want to experience Ecuador’s cloud forest.

The town is surrounded by primary and secondary forest that contains more than 500 species of birds and about 40 different types of butterflies; and such much diversity in such a small area is unique in South America. While in Mindo, you will visit a Butterfly Farm or Orchid Garden, observe birds, and if you take the cable car across the creek, you can walk and swim by waterfalls!

Details

Meet / Depart  
Hotel of your choice in Quito, Ecuador.
 
Includes 
Transportation 
English Speaking Guide
Cable cars and waterfall visit
Butterfly Garden
 
Not Included
Other optional activities

Lunch
Anything not specified.
 
Activity Level 
Easy
 
Recommendations
An extra pair of shoes could become very useful due to the muddy terrain.

Highlights

Flora and FaunaFlora and Fauna The primary forest has an immense biodiversity and one of the highest rates of plant endemism in the world with orchids, bromeliads, heliconias, ferns, vines, etc. Among the rare exotic bird species you can see here you will find Toucan-Barbet, Cock-of-the-rock and the Golden-headed Quetzal.

Tubing, hiking, swimming… Mindo is small place full of activities; you may go down the mellow rapids of the Rio Mindo on recycled inner tubes tied together, hike in the cloud forest (and get excellent photo opportunities of the forest and the river), and walk down to the waterfall (and for the daring…go for a swim…)

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What to Bring

Passport, comfortable walking shoes/tennis shoes, warm clothing, windbreaker, rain ponchos in winter months, hat or cap, plastic water bottle, sun-block, sunglasses, waterproof small backpack, camera with high and low speed film, cash or travellers checks.

IMPORTANT:

We reserve the right to modify the itinerary - due to weather conditions, etc. - in the best interest of our clients.

LTE-QTP004: Mindo Birdwatching (Two Days)

LTE-QTP004: Mindo Birdwatching (Two Days)

Mindo Birdwaching

We offer a 2 day tour to the Mindo Valley. A true paradise for birdwatchers with over 500 classified species. 1 night stay at lodge in the category you select, all meals are included.

Itinerary (2 Days, 1 Night)

Mindo Cable carDay 1. Quito-Mindo:  Northwest of Quito you will find the valley of Mindo and its cloud forest, with an extensive flora and fauna including medicinal plants, birds, butterflies, reptiles, and mammals.  If you take the cable car across the creek, you could walk and swim by waterfalls. Accommodations in local Hostería.

Day 2. Mindo-Quito:  Visit the cable car & waterfalls, a Butterfly Farm or Orchid Garden may also be visited. River tubing is also a possibility. Return to Quito.

Highlights

Flora and Fauna
Tucano barbetThe primary forest has an immense biodiversity and one of the highest rates of plant endemism in the world with orchids, bromeliads, heliconias, ferns, vines, etc. Among the rare exotic bird species you can see here you will find Toucan-Barbet, Cock-of-the-rock and the Golden-headed Quetzal. 

Tubing, hiking, swimming…
Mindo is a small place full of activities; you may go down the mellow rapids of the Rio Mindo on recycled inner tubes tied together, hike in the cloud forest (and get excellent photo opportunities of the forest and the river), and walk down to the waterfall (and for the daring…go for a swim…)

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Details

Meet / Depart 
Hotel of your choice in Quito, Ecuador.
 
Includes 

  • * Transportation
  • * English Speaking Guide
  • * Mindo 2 day’s tour
  • * 1 night in selected lodge in Mindo
  • * Meals as listed in the itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

 
Not Included

  • * Other optional activities
  • * Meals not listed
  • * Anything not specified.

 
Activity Level 
Easy to moderate.
 
Recommendations
An extra pair of shoes could become very useful due to the muddy terrain.

What to Bring

Located at a lower elevation than Quito, the climate is warmer. Wear a jacket you can take off at your convenience. Breathable clothing recommended. Comfortable shoes or hiking boots recommended (it may get muddy). It is a cloud forest and it is prone to rain, so a raincoat is also recommended. Bathing suit (just in case).

IMPORTANT:

We reserve the right to modify the itinerary - due to weather conditions, etc. - in the best interest of our clients.

LTE-QTP013: Whitewater Rafting: Long Run (Full Day)

LTE-QTP013: Whitewater Rafting: Long Run (Full Day)

Mindo Rafting

On this whitewater rafting trip, you can expect both the action of thrilling whitewater and the tranquility of drifting silently through tropical rainforests. So while you’re guaranteed to get wet, you’ll also have the opportunity to be absorbed by the sounds of the forest and to see wildlife up close from our mobile “viewing platform”.

We travel west down the eastern Andes corridor through beautiful cloud forest to the shores of the river.
Rafting time: aprox. 31/2 hours.

Note: From March to May we usually run the upper Blanco river - 43 km, aprox. 41/2 hours.

Itinerary (1 day, any day)

Mindo FoodThe day starts when we pick you up from your hotel. We travel west down through beautiful cloud forest to the shores of the river. The trip will take about 3 hours.  

Before taking off, we will fit you with life jackets and helmets, give you a comprehensive safety briefing and train each crew in the paddling techniques needed to navigate our way down the river.

The total rafting time is approx. 3½ hrs. (Note: From March to May we usually run the upper Blanco river – 43km, approx. 4½ hrs). 

During the trip, we’ll stop by the side of the river for a delicious picnic lunch including fresh tropical fruits, served with soft drinks, juice and water. At the end of the trip, we celebrate a fun day on the river with a few ice cold beers and return to Quito (approx. 6.30-7.00pm).Mindo highlights

Highlights

Ecuador is a premier destination around the world for whitewater rafting, and the Toachi and Blanco rivers have some of the longest navigable sections in the country. Enjoy a day on the rivers that flow of the coastal side of the Andes while enjoying all-year warm temperatures and unmatched natural scenery full of exotic flora and fauna.

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Details


Meet / Depart 
Hotel of your choice in Quito, Ecuador.
 
Includes 

  • Transportation
  • Professional English Speaking Guides
  • Top of the line rafting equipment
  • Boxed lunch and snacks, beers.

 
Not Included

  • Wetsuit 
  • Anything not specified.

 
River Grading
III - IV   (Depending on the time of year)
 
Activity Level
Moderate - Difficult

What to Bring

Swimsuit/shorts, T-shirt, tennis shoes/river sandals, sunglasses (with retention strap), baseball cap, sunscreen, insect repellent, towel, dry change of clothes.

IMPORTANT:

We reserve the right to modify the itinerary - due to weather conditions, etc. - in the best interest of our clients.

Note:

During the months of March to May we highly recommend the use of a wetsuit. If you don’t have a wetsuit you can rent one. Cost is $5.

LTE-QTP014: Whitewater Rafting: Double Run (Two Days)

LTE-QTP014: Whitewater Rafting: Double Run (Two Days)

Mindo Rafting

The Double run: two days of rafting just west of Quito. Spend the night at a country inn alongside the river.

On this whitewater rafting trip, you can expect both the action of thrilling whitewater and the tranquility of drifting silently through tropical rainforests. So while you’re guaranteed to get wet, you’ll also have the opportunity to be absorbed by the sounds of the forest and to see wildlife up close from our mobile “viewing platform”.

Itinerary (2 Days)

Mind raftingDay 1. Quito – Toachi/Blanco: The day starts when we pick you up from your hotel. We travel west down through beautiful cloud forest to the shores of the river. The trip will take about 3 hours. 
 
Before starting, we will fit you with life jackets and helmets, give you a comprehensive safety briefing and train each crew in the paddling techniques needed to navigate our way down the river.
 
The total rafting time is approx. 3½ hrs. (Note: From March to May we usually run the upper Blanco river – 43km, approx. 4½ hrs). 
 
During the trip, we’ll stop by the side of the river for a delicious picnic lunch including fresh tropical fruits, served with soft drinks, juice and water. At the end of the trip, we celebrate a fun day on the river with a few ice cold beers and return to our hosteria alongside the river - the sound of the waters a constant reminder of our adventure.  
 
HikinIn the afternoon, there’ll be time to hike in the surrounding rainforest or just relax by the pool. In the evening we can relive our experiences as we enjoy a delicious dinner and a few celebratory drinks.
L, D
 
Day 2. Toachi/Blanco – Quito:  On day 2, we’ll head back to the river for more whitewater action, but also have the chance to catch our breath and take in the splendor of the surroundings. Return to Quito (approx. 6.30-7.00pm). B, L

Highlights

Ecuador is a premier destination around the world for whitewater rafting, and the Toachi and Blanco rivers have some of the longest navigable sections in the country. Enjoy a day on the rivers that flow of the coastal side of the Andes while enjoying all-year warm temperatures and unmatched natural scenery full of exotic flora and fauna.

What to Bring

Swimsuit/shorts, T-shirt, tennis shoes/river sandals, sunglasses (with retention strap), baseball cap, sunscreen, insect repellent, towel, dry change of clothes.  
 
Note: During the months of March to May we highly recommend the use of a wetsuit. If you don’t have a wetsuit you can rent one. Cost is $5.

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Details

Meet / Depart 
Hotel of your choice in Quito, Ecuador.
 
Includes 

  • Transportation
  • Professional English Speaking Guides
  • Top of the line rafting equipment
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner) 

 
Not Included

  • Wetsuit 
  • Anything not specified.

 
River Grading
III - IV   (Depending on the time of year)
 
Activity Level
Moderate - Difficult

IMPORTANT:

We reserve the right to modify the itinerary - due to weather conditions, etc. - in the best interest of our clients.


 

Basic Quito A (3D), B (4D), C (5D)

LTE-QTP001: Basic Quito A

LTE-QTP001: Basic Quito A

Quito Breakfast

If you are short on time, we offer you a three day basic program so that you will visit the highlights of the city. We offer 1 in / 1 out transfer, a city tour and 2 nights hotel stay at the hotel of your choice. Includes breakfast daily.

Itinerary (3 Days)

Quito Colonial Day 1.  Quito: Transfer Airport →Hotel. Accommodation
 
Day 2.  Quito:  City Tour: Colonial plazas, buildings and churches display a bizarre and fascinating mix of Spanish and indigenous styles. Visit an art gallery and the Panecillo hill (winged virgin) lookout. Entrance fees to churches are included. Middle of the world: Visit the Equatorial Monument and Intiñan Museum (optional); Accommodation

 
Day 3.  Quito: Transfer Out. B

Highlights

Mitad del Mundo
Here you can stand on the equator! There is a large monument with an ethnographic museum, stores for shopping, and restaurants. The area also includes small museums, one of them holding an excellent miniature model of Quito. HOWEVER, modern GPS technology shows that the actual equator line is 240m away from the area, where you will find the Intiñan Museum. Intiñan Museum

Quito’s Historical City Centre
Colonial plazas, buildings and churches display a fascinating mixture of Spanish and indigenous styles. The city was the first place in the world to be designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978.

Tianguez Art Gallery
The Tianguez art gallery located by the oldest plaza in Quito, Plaza San Francisco, will offer up high quality handicrafts from several parts of the country. 

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Details

Meet / Depart  
Hotel of your choice in Quito, Ecuador.
 
Includes 
 

  • * 2 Airport transfers
  • * City Tour and visit to the Equator (LTE-QDT003) 
  • * 2 nights in selected hotel in Quito
  • * English Speaking Guide
  • * Meals as listed in the itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

 
Not Included 

  • Meals not listed
  • Entrance fee to the Intiñan Museum
  • Anything not specified.

What to Bring

Passport, comfortable walking shoes/tennis shoes, warm clothing, windbreaker, rain ponchos in winter months, hat or cap, plastic water bottle, sun-block, sunglasses, waterproof small backpack, camera with high and low speed film, cash or travellers checks.

IMPORTANT:

We reserve the right to modify the itinerary - due to weather conditions, etc. - in the best interest of our clients.

Basic Quito B: LTE-QTP002

Basic Quito B: LTE-QTP002

Otavalo Breakfast

If you are short on time, we offer you a four-day basic tour program which includes Quito and Otavalo. We offer 1 in / 1 out transfers, a City Tour and an Otavalo Market Tour. Additionally, 3 nights hotel stay at the hotel of your preference. It includes daily breakfast.

Itinerary (4 Days)

Day 1. Quito: Transfer airport → Hotel. Accommodation.

Day 2. Quito:
PanecilloCity Tour: Colonial plazas, buildings and churches display a bizarre and fascinating mix of Spanish and indigenous styles. Visit an art gallery and the Panecillo hill (winged virgin) lookout. Entrance fees to churches are included.
Middle of the world: Visit the Equatorial Monument and Intiñan Museum (optional).
Accommodation
B

Day 3. Quito – Otavalo – Quito:
North from Quito. Visit the small villages of the northern Andes and the Otavalo Indigenous market, the most important in South America. Try Cayambe’s traditional biscuits.  
B
 
Day 4. Quito: Transfer Out.

Highlights

Andean Valleys
The irregular topography of the Andes creates a beautiful backdrop for the passing rivers and snow-capped mountains. 

Mitad del Mundo
Here you can stand on the equator! There is a large monument with an ethnographic museum, stores for shopping, and restaurants. The area also includes small museums, one of them holding an excellent miniature model of Quito. However, modern GPS technology shows that the actual equator line is 240m away from the area, where you will find the Intiñan Museum. 

The Otavalo Market
The Otavalo MarketA famous indigenous gathering, where local communities get together and share their social life and bring out their goods for sale and trade, such as: woodcarvings, tapestries, wool sweaters, ponchos, Andean musical instruments, paintings, etc. Many different forms of folk art can be appreciated and bought at very low prices.

Quito’s Historical City Centre
Colonial plazas, buildings and churches display a fascinating mixture of Spanish and indigenous styles. The city was the first place in the world to be designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978.

Tianguez Art Gallery
The Tianguez Art Gallery is located in the oldest plaza in Quito, Plaza San Francisco, and offers up high quality handicrafts from several parts of the country.

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Details

Meet / Depart 
Hotel of your choice in Quito, Ecuador.
 
Includes 

  • 2 Airport transfers 
  • Transportation 
  • City Tour and visit to the Equator (LTE-QDT003)
  • Otavalo Market Tour LTE-QDT006
  • 3 nights in selected hotel in Quito
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner) 

 
Not Included

  • Meals not listed 
  • Entrance fee to the Intiñan Museum
  • Anything not specified.

What to Bring

Passport, comfortable walking shoes/tennis shoes, warm clothing, windbreaker, rain ponchos in winter months, hat or cap, plastic water bottle, sun-block, sunglasses, waterproof small backpack, camera with high and low speed film, cash or travellers checks.

IMPORTANT:

We reserve the right to modify the itinerary - due to weather conditions, etc. - in the best interest of our clients.

LTE-QTP003: Basic Quito C

LTE-QTP003: Basic Quito C

Mindo Couldforest

Hit several of the highlights in and around Quito on this basic tour. It will take you to indigenous markets and primary forest and to the colonial centre of Quito. We offer 1 in / 1 out transfers, a city tour, Otavalo market tour and Mindo full day tour, 4 nights hotel stay at the hotel of your choice. Includes daily breakfast.

Itinerary (5 Days)

Day 1. Quito: Transfer airport → Hotel. Accommodation
 
Day 2. Quito:  City Tour- Colonial plazas, buildings and churches display a bizarre and fascinating mix of Spanish and indigenous styles. Visit an art gallery and the Panecillo hill (winged virgin) lookout. Entrance fees to churches are included. Middle of the world: Visit the Equatorial Monument and Intiñan Museum (optional); Accommodation

 
Otavalo MarketDay 3. Quito – Otavalo – Quito: North of Quito, visit the small villages of the northern Andes and the Otavalo Indigenous market, the most important in South America.  
B
 
Day 4. Quito – Mindo – Quito: Northwest of Quito you will find the valley of Mindo and its cloud forest, with an extensive flora and fauna including medicinal plants, birds, butterflies, reptiles, and mammals.  You may visit a Butterfly Farm or Orchid Garden, and if you take the cable car across the creek, you can walk and swim by waterfalls. 
B
 
Day 5. Quito: Transfer Out.
B

Highlights

Andean Valleys
MindoThe irregular topography of the Andes creates a beautiful backdrop for the passing rivers and snow-capped mountains.

Mindo
A small place located in the cloud forest outside of Quito and full of activities and natural experiences: you may go tubing, hiking in the cloud forest, and swim under waterfalls, all while enjoying a primary forest with immense biodiversity and exotic bird species.  

Mitad del Mundo
Here you can stand on the equator! There is a large monument with an ethnographic museum, stores for shopping, and restaurants. The area also includes small museums, one of them holding an excellent miniature model of Quito. HOWEVER, modern GPS technology shows that the actual equator line is 240m away from the area, where you will find the Intiñan Museum.

The Otavalo Market
A famous indigenous gathering, where local communities get together and share their social life and bring out their goods - such as woodcarvings, tapestries, wool sweaters, ponchos, Andean musical instruments, paintings, etc -  for sale and Quito Colonialtrade. Many different forms of folk art can be appreciated and bought at low prices.

Quito’s Historical City Centre
Colonial plazas, buildings and churches display a fascinating mixture of Spanish and indigenous styles. The city was the first place in the world to be designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978.

Mindo
Located at a lower elevation than Quito provides a warm climate. Wear a jacket you can take off at your convenience. Breathable clothing recommended. Comfortable shoes or hiking boots recommended (it may get muddy). It is a cloud forest and it is prone to rain, so a raincoat is also recommended. Bathing suit (just in case).

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Details

Meet / Depart
Hotel of your choice in Quito, Ecuador.
 
Includes

  • * 2 Airport Transfers
  • * Transportation
  • * City Tour and visit to the Equator (LTE-QDT003)
  • * Otavalo Market Tour LTE-QDT006
  • * Mindo Full Day Tour
  • * Cable Car & Waterfalls
  • * Butterfly Farm
  • * 4 nights in selected hotel in Quito
  • * English Speaking Guide
  • * Meals as listed in the itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

 
Not Included

  • * Meals not listed
  • * Entrance fee to the Intiñan Museum
  • * Anything not specified

What to Bring

Passport, comfortable walking shoes/tennis shoes, warm clothing, windbreaker, rain ponchos in winter months, hat or cap, plastic water bottle, sun-block, sunglasses, waterproof small backpack, camera with high and low speed film, cash or travellers checks.

IMPORTANT:

We reserve the right to modify the itinerary - due to weather conditions, etc. - in the best interest of our clients.





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