Ecuador Express Tour
Take in Ecuadorian highlights in just a few days on the Ecuador Express Tour. Get out and explore Cotopaxi, one of South America’s most famous volcanoes. Cotopaxi ranks among the world’s highest active volcanoes. The adventure continues as you ride the famous zig-zag tracks of the Devil’s Nose train, an engineering marvel. Likewise, get to know Cuenca, a UNESCO world heritage city set in an Andean valley.
- Tour Name: Ecuador Express Tour
- Price Range: $550 US
- Duration: 3 days
- Country(s): Ecuador
- Tour Type: Private
- Start & Finish: Quito to Cuenca
- Tour Code: EQC3
- Activities: Hiking, culture
Pricing per person, minimum 2:
- All year – $575 US
- Prices are lower for larger groups
- 2 nights hotel accommodations
- 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch
- English Speaking Guide
- Transport in private vehicle
- Park Entrance fees and all activities listed
- Visas, tips, souvenirs, beverages, and items of a personal nature.
- Upgrade hotel class
Day 1 Riobamba via Cotopaxi National Park
Departing from Quito, we proceed along the “The Volcanoes Avenue” towards one of the world´s highest active volcanoes, Cotopaxi (5,897 m). Weather permitting, we will hike up to the shelter at 4,800 meters. Finally, explore an indigenous market in this region on route to Riobamba.
Day 2 Devil’s Nose Train, Ingapirca Ruins, Cuenca
Drive to the town of Alausi for a train ride to the famous “Devil’s Nose” mountain. This is a masterpiece of railway engineering, commonly named “the most difficult railway in the world”. We continue on to Ingapirca Ruins, the best-preserved Inca ruins in Ecuador. Proceed to Cuenca for overnight.
Day 3 Cuenca City Tour
Your half day city tour begins with a visit to the city’s Historic Center. Visit several historic churches, the Modern Art Museum, as well as“El Paja Toquilla” Hat Factory. Ultimately, there is a stop at the “Mirador de Turi”, a scenic viewpoint where the city is framed by imposing mountains.