Cookies

At Journey Latin America we use cookies to give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to browse, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on our website.
Find out more


My Enquiry is for
*
Contact details
*
*
*
*
Enquiry
*
*

Signature Ecuador: Volcanoes to the ocean

10 days from £2,955pp

Book Holiday Enquire online

Signature Ecuador: Volcanoes to the ocean

10 days from £2,955pp
 

Private Journey

 

Ecuador sits right on the Equator, but its landscapes and climate are governed by altitude: from the sultry tropical coast to the dizzy heights of ice-mantled volcanoes at over 7,000m above sea level, there's huge diversity. It's a tiny country, you can travel from one highlight to another on relatively short, scenic drives or short domestic flights. This holiday of just over a week takes you on an amazing road and rail trip through the Andes, visiting indian villages  where the inhabitants, who still wear their colourful fabrics, maintain a lifestyle little-changed since Spanish colonial times. 

The colonial period is not neglected: you'll stay on one of the haciendas originally granted to the Spanish conquistadors, the restored historic core of Quito and Cuenca, a quintessential example of colonial grace and grandeur.  

Travel first to Ecuador’s highland capital,  visit the world renowned artisan craft market at Otavalo, and travel south by road and rail along the Avenue of the Volcanoes via the Inca ruins of Ingapirca to Cuenca and the upland wilderness of Las Cajas National Park.


Visit Us

Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Quito and transfer to hotel.

Day 2

Guided walking tour of colonial Quito.

Day 3

By road to Otavalo in the Andean highlands, visit Otavalo market overnight in hacienda.

Day 4

Guided excursions to Lake Cuicocha

Day 5

By road or rail down Avenue of the Volcanoes; visit Cotopaxi National Park, overnight at an hacienda.

Day 6

Visit local artisan markets, overnight in Riobamba.

Day 7

Take the train down the Devil’s Nose, continue via Ingapirca ruins to Cuenca.

Day 8

At leisure in colonial Cuenca, Ecuador’s second city.

Day 9

By road down to the tropical coast of Guayaquil via a stop at Las Cajas National Park.

Day 10

Transfer to the airport for your international flight

View itinerary details

Included in this holiday

Quito
Places visited

Quito


 
Quito building
Thing to do

Walking tour of colonial Quito


 
Casona de la Ronda
Accommodation

Casona de la Ronda


 

For advice on travelling to Ecuador & Galapagos Islands

Speak to an expert on 020 8747 8315 or enquire online

Request an itinerary

Other holidays you may be interested in

View all holidays
Bartolome Island

Value Ecuador and Galapagos: At a glance

Private journey

9 days from £2,282pp

Galapagos Islands

Luxury Galapagos Islands Cruise

Private journey

11 days from £6,150pp

Galapagos tortoises

Value Galapagos: Budget cruising in the Enchanted Islands

Private journey

10 days from £3,191pp

Ecuadorian Andes

Active Ecuador: Andean hikes and Cotopaxi volcano

Private journey

10 days from £3,331pp

Articles you may like

Browse our inspiration area of the site. It's packed with insider travel tips, Top5s, competitions, events, recipes and holiday ideas for Central and South America sure to whet your travel appetite.

More inspiration

Recently Viewed

Image for the Signature Ecuador and Galapagos: Volcanoes to the ocean page.

Signature Ecuador and Galapagos: Volcanoes to the ocean

Image for the Picaflor: Ecuador on track page.

Picaflor: Ecuador on track

Image for the Luxury Galapagos Islands Cruise page.

Luxury Galapagos Islands Cruise

Image for the Family Ecuador and Galapagos: Amazonian tribe and wildlife encounters page.

Family Ecuador and Galapagos: Amazonian tribe and wildlife encounters

Journey with the UK's NO1 specialist in travel to latin america

Experience

  • The pioneers in travel to Latin America since 1980
  • The UK's no.1 specialist – nobody knows it better

Knowledge

  • All our staff are in-depth Latin America specialists
  • Get the inside track with expert advice based on first-hand experience

Passion

  • Our love of Latin America runs through all we do
  • We take pride in providing a genuinely personal service

Protection

  • Unbeatable and secure financial protection
  • Book with confidence, knowing every penny is secure

Flexibility

  • The widest range of travel options to Central and South America
  • The journey you'll love, in a style to suit you

Expertise

  • Award-winning holidays, endorsed by our clients and the press
  • Exclusively dedicated to 
    Latin America – it's all we do


Wanderlust

Food and Travel Magazine Readers' Awards - Tour Operator of The Year 2016

Selling Travel Agents Choice Awards - Best Tour Operator to Latin America 2016

Sunday Times Travel Magazine - Editor's Award 2013

Guardian and Observer Travel Awards - Top Ten Small Tour Operator: 2012

Sunday Times Travel Magazine Awards - Best Value Tour Operator 2011

Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Awards - Top Ten Specialist Tour Operator 2016

Wanderlust Readers' Travel Awards - Top Ten Tour Operator 2015

British Travel Awards - Best Small Tour Operator to Central and South America 2012

Latin American Travel Association - Award for Customer Service 2012

Sunday Times Travel Magazine Awards - Best Specialist Tour Operator 2011

Page Full Path: /sitecore/content/JLA/Home/destinations/ecuador/holidays/signature-ecuador-volcanoes-to-the-ocean

Page ID: {1E97B3A8-1CDE-4CC7-8043-190A99D1D0B7}

Page Name: signature-ecuador-volcanoes-to-the-ocean

Page Display Name: Signature Ecuador: Volcanoes to the ocean

Page Template Name: T013-Tour

Page Template ID: {9701B79C-85FD-4A45-8072-3FFF55338F72}

Parent ID: {92CEAD38-7193-4E8A-8CF8-4F67B8DF0DEC}

Parent Name: holidays

Parent Display Name: Holidays

Parent Template Name: T007-Tours

Parent Template ID: {C007F36D-3091-4A02-8D0A-2302CE1DCA8E}