Ecuador-Colombia 14 days Group | ECUCO14GROUP

date_range Next departure: 03/03/19
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  • place+ SEE FULL ITINERARY AND VISITSClick to see the full itinerary day by dayhome HOTELS | Accommodation is either in hotel, hostal, shelter, home stay or camping depending on your program.directions_car DAILY TRANSPORTS | Different transport are organized for your trip: Transfer when you arrive and leave, private transport for your visit and programed activities, domestic flight(s) depending on your program. translate GUIDES |English Speaking Guides: private or group tours with different local English speaking guides (no tour leader)restaurant MEALS |For lunch (where included) it will either be a lunch box or a hot meal and for dinner (where included) you will be served a hot meal. Please refer to the program for more precision

    place Day 1. Quito ArrivalNo visit today --- homecheck --- |Hotel in Quito ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- | Transfert Airport - Hoteltranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantclear -- |Breakfast, lunch, dinner not included

    Once arrived At Quito airport our team will pick you up and drive you to the hotel. The rest of the day will be free.

    place Day 2. Otavalo and Cuicocha lake Visit Cuicocha lake half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel in Quito ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- | Private transport for the visitstranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast and Lunch included Dinner not included

    After breakfast your guide will be waiting for you in the hotel lobby to take you on a visit to one of the most prosperous communities the country, the Otavalo where you will find the famous Ponchos’ Market. Here you can find colourful handicrafts like rugs, clothes, Panama hats, pictures, jewellery, etc. The tour continues to the Hacienda Pinsaquí, one of the most beautiful haciendas in the country, where a delicious lunch will be served. In the afternoon you visit the Cuicocha Lake in Cotacachi Cayapas Ecological Reserve and on the way you will stop in Cotacachi town known for its famous leather handicrafts. The Cuicocha Lake lies inside the crater of an active volcano surrounded by flora and fauna. This place is considered as a sacred lake and used by the native people to celebrate traditional rituals to purify and clean their souls. Late afternoon we return to Quito where the evening is free.

    place Day 3. Quito - Cotopaxi Visit Antisana Reserve half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel in Cotopaxi ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- | Private transport for the visitstranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast and Lunch included Dinner not included

    After breakfast your guide will be waiting for you in order to depart to the east range of the Andes at the Antisana Ecological Reserve, where you will admire the beautiful Lake Mica and the majestic Antisana Volcano (5758m/18.886.24ft). This reserve is considered a hot spot for bird watching, and we can find the Carunculated Caracara known as Caracara Curiquingue here. This bird is famous because of its movements and characteristics and in the local festivities people will dress up in Caracaras costumes. The Antisana Ecological Reserve is also one of the best places to spot the Andean Condor in its natural habitat. After a delicious box lunch we depart to Cotopaxi Province where you overnight in one of the incredible haciendas located close to the National Park.

    Important: Itinerary can change because of weather or social conditions and some sights are not always accessible – Lipiko Tours cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.

    place Day 4. Cotopaxi – Riobamba Visit Saquisilí market half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel in Riobamba ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- | Private transport for the visitstranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast and Lunch included Dinner not included

    Early in the morning after breakfast we leave to the Quilotoa Lake. On our way we stop at the Saquisilí market, this is one of the biggest indigenous markets in the Ecuadorian highlands, the colorful blend of textiles, heaping piles of produce, and local people in traditional Andean clothes is really interesting. We also stop in Tigua, a small town, where you can find amazing handicrafts made by animal skins and beautiful and colourful masks that represent some local animals. Upon arrival at the Quilotoa Lake we can walk down from the border of the crater to arrive at the lake (depending on weather conditions). You have time to visit the area and for the return you have the possibility to hire a mule. After a delicious box lunch, we continue to Riobamba where you get installed. The rest of the day is free.

    Important: Itinerary can change because of weather or social conditions and some sights are not always accessible – Lipiko Tours cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.

    place Day 5. Riobamba - Cuenca Devil's Nose train today --- homecheck --- |Hotel in Cuenca ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- | Private transport Riobamba - Alausi ~2h00 / Private transport Aulausí – Cuenca ~4h00 translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included Lunch, dinner not included

    Early in the morning, after breakfast your guide will drive you to the Alausí train station located 2 hours south of Riobamba, where you will take the train that goes to the famous Devil's nose. Work on Ecuador’s first railway, which would link the coastal city of Guayaquil with the capital, Quito, in the highlands was achieved in 1908. The greatest obstacle, which prompted the line to be dubbed “the most difficult railway in the world”, was met 130km east of Guayaquil at a near-vertical wall of rock, known as El Nariz del Diablo (The Devil’s Nose). The ingenious engineering solution was to carve a series of tight zigzags out of the rock, which allowed the train to climb 800m at a gradient of 1-in-18 by going forwards then backwards up the tracks. Currently, only the 12-km stretch from Alausí to Pistishi (usually advertised as Sibambe) at the end of the Devil’s Nose descent, is open, which is the trip you will be taking. The tour offers stunning views of Chimborazo and Carihuairazo and a thrilling descent down the Devil’s Nose itself. At the end of your train adventure, your guide will be waiting for you in Alausí town from where you will continue with your trip to the Ingapirca ruins. The Ingapirca archaeological site is the largest known Inca ruins in Ecuador. The most significant building is the temple of the sun, an elliptically shaped building constructed around a large rock. The building is constructed in the Inca way without mortar in most of the complex. The stones were carefully chiselled and fashioned to fit together perfectly. The temple of the sun was positioned so that on the solstices, at exactly the right time of day, sunlight would fall through the centre of the doorway of the small chamber at the top of the temple. Most of this chamber has fallen down. After our visit we continue to Cuenca where the evening is free.

    place Day 6. Cuenca City Tour – QuitoVisit Cuenca half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel in Quito ------- directions_carflightcheck ---------- | Transfer Hotel - Airport – Hotel / Private transport for the visits / Flight Cuenca – Quito ~50mntranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included Lunch, dinner not included

    After breakfast your guide will be waiting for you in the hotel lobby ready for your visit of the town. You will walk through magnificent churches, beautiful old buildings with wrought iron balconies and carved wooden doors, flower and handicrafts markets, art galleries, workshops and all the wonders that Cuenca, with its colonial style and pleasant atmosphere, offers to its visitors. You will also ride along the Tomebamba River admiring the ancient houses perched on the riverbank above. Also you can visit some modern neighbourhoods and enjoy of a panoramic view of the city from the vantage point of Turi. After the tour your guide will drive you to a local restaurant where you will enjoy of a delicious typical lunch. Late in the afternoon you will be transferred to the airport in order to catch your flight back to Quito. At Quito’s airport your driver will meet you and transfer to your hotel and the evening is free.

    Important: Itinerary can change because of weather or social conditions and some sights are not always accessible – Lipiko Tours cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.

    place Day 7. Quito – BogotaCity tour Bogota half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel in Bogota ------- directions_carflightcheck ---------- | Transfer Hotel - Airport - Hotel / Flight Quito – Bogota ~1h30translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included Lunch, dinner not included

    According to the time of your flight you are transferred to the airport in Quito for your flight to Bogota. Upon arrival in Bogota you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon we visit the historic centre known as La Candelaria. This antiquated barrio is of great architectural and cultural heritage. We visit the Plaza de Bolivar, which was used for civil and military purposes, as a marketplace, a bullring and a gallows. The Cathedral, on the eastern side of the plaza, is constructed on the remains of the first church built in Bogotá in 1539 and houses an important collection of religious artefacts such as textiles and artwork that has built over four centuries. The Capilla del Sagrario is located just beside the Cathedral and is a gem of religious architecture and which houses valuable pieces of colonial religious art by Gregorio Vasquez de Arce y Ceballos. The Capitol, built between 1847 and 1926, shows its renaissance and neoclassical influences with its carved stonework and tall columns and, it is the first republican piece of civil architecture. The central area of the Capitol, known as the Salon Eliptico, is where congress meets and is the actual chamber for politicians and the Senate. The visit continues with the Museo Botero, a colonial house filled with works of art done by and donated by Fernando Botero in addition to artwork from his own personal collection that includes pieces by Picasso, Renoir, Dalí Matisse, Monet and Giacometti. Next is the Museo del Oro which has a permanent exhibition of some 32,000 pieces of gold, 20,000 stones, ceramics and textiles all precious to the Quimbaya, Calima, Tayrona, Sinu, Muisca, Tolima, Tumaco and Magdalena cultures. The Museo del Oro is considered as one of the most important museums of its type internationally and it has been functioning since 1939. We end our tour in the Santuario de Monserrate, a symbol of Bogotá. Ride the cable car or funicular up to it (500m/1.640ft above Bogotá). The site offers the incredible panorama of the city on one side and the Andes on the other. We return to the hotel and the rest of the day is free.

    Important: Itinerary can change because of weather or social conditions and some sights are not always accessible – Lipiko Tours cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.

    place Day 8. Bogota - Villa de Leyva Visit Zipaquirá half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel in Villa de Leyva ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- | Private transfer Bogota-Villa de Leyva/Private transport for the visits ~4h00translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included Lunch, dinner not included

    After breakfast at the hotel, we leave in the morning in private vehicle with Spanish driver to Villa de Leyva with a stop at Zipaquirá, one of the oldest cities in mid-colonial, mid-Republican Colombia 45 km from Bogota. You will visit its famous Salt Cathedral built inside the salt mines of Zipaquirá. Not only is the cathedral considered one of the most remarkable architectural and artistic successes of Colombian architecture, but it is above all an atmosphere full of a profound religious feeling that attracts pilgrims. After this interesting visit we keep driving to Villa de Leyva for about 3h00. After lunch we continue to Ráquira, village known for its clay mines, strolls on the local market colorful! We will arrive at Villa de Leyva in late afternoon and installation at the hotel located in full heart from the city, a few steps from the Plaza Mayor. The rest of the day will be free

    place Day 9. Villa de Leyva - Barichara Visit Barichara half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel in Barichara ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- | Transport Villa de Leyva-Barichara/Privat transport for the visits ~4h30translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included Lunch, dinner not included

    We will leave early from the hotel by private vehicle to Barichara. After 4:30 road Approx, we will arrive in one of the most beautiful and authentic small colonial towns in Colombia. After lunch we will visit the city. Considered as the most beautiful village in Colombia, Barichara offers a very enjoyable moment of relaxation. During a timeless stroll, admire the charming churches (Immaculate Conception Cathedral and Santa Barbara) over the cobbled lanes. Immerse yourself in the history of Colombia and its culture during the Visit of local workshops (stone cutters, cigar making, workshop of Beneficial...). Its steeply paved streets and low-rise houses with interior gardens give it an incomparable charm. The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (name given in honor of the Virgin of the Rock) is a unique work supported by 10 monolithic columns sculpted with 5 meters high and 7 meters thick. After the visits the rest of the day will be free.

    Important: Itinerary can change because of weather or social conditions and some sights are not always accessible – Lipiko Tours cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.

    place Day 10. Barichara - BaricharaVisit Guane half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel in Barichara ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- | Private transport ~1h00translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included Lunch, dinner not included

    Due to the high heat we will leave early by foot for an easy walk for 2h to discover Guane located in the valley connected to Barichara by a stony path, The « camino real » (Royal Road). This ancient paved road built by the Indians connects Barichara In the nearby village of Guane. The 9 kilometers of the royal road separating the two villages are a pleasure to make on foot. The Colombian countryside is beautiful. It's green and dense. The path is bordered by trees, cacti and fields in which some cows graze. Some country houses that seem abandoned. We will arrive in the mid-morning to Guane and Discovery of the tiny village where life beats at a rate of another time. Visit of his tiny museum rich in fossils. Guane is a small peaceful village that takes its name from an indigenous community, it has the peculiarity of having its sidewalks and its central place sown... of fossils! Back to Barichara (20mn) for lunch. In the afternoon, workshop of initiation to the manufacture of the traditional clay tile So specific to the region. Ramon, a colorful character, will introduce you to his secrets of manufacturing... by a practical workshop. Return by private vehicle to Barichara. The rest of the day will be free.

    Important: Itinerary can change because of weather or social conditions and some sights are not always accessible – Lipiko Tours cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.

    place Day 11. Barichara - CartagenaVisit Park Natural of Chicamocha half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel in Cartagena ------- directions_carflightcheck ---------- | Transfert Hotel – Airport - Hotel/Flight Bucaramanga-Cartagena/Private Transport for the visittranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included Lunch, dinner not included

    Today we fly to Cartagena and our team will transfer you by private vehicle to Bucaramanga Airport (approx. 3:30). Throughout the course you will take a road punctuated by curves and spectacular landscapes on the eastern cordillera of the Andes, which seems to be frozen into a strange landscape that erosion has chiseled, eternal sculptures with disturbing beauty. You will follow the National Park Natural of Chicamocha and its impressive canyon, deeper than the Grand Canyon in Arizona with its two kilometers de depth and 22.7 km long. On the way we will have lunch. Once arrive at Cartagena our team will transfer you to the hotel located in the historical Center (20mn of Road approx.). The rest of the day will be free in order to discover this emblematic city, one of the most dazzling examples of Hispanic colonial architecture. After the visits the rest of the day will be free.

    Important: Itinerary can change because of weather or social conditions and some sights are not always accessible – Lipiko Tours cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.

    place Day 12. Cartagena discovery Visit Cartagena half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel in Cartagena ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- | Private transport for the visitstranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included Lunch, dinner not included

    In the morning start on foot for a day dedicated to the visit of the beautiful Cartagena and its most emblematic neighborhoods ... relive the highlights of the history of this mythical city! A favorite stop for cruise ships, Cartagena was, for four centuries during the most important Spanish port of the New World, protected from pirates and corsairs by thick ramparts. Listed since 1984 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this city, at the back of its walls, is a mosaic of cobbled squares, mansions embellished with bougainvilleas, castles and cathedrals. On the program, discover the Santo Domingo Square, the church of San Pedro de Claver, one of the major buildings of the City, the district of las Bovedas and its craftsmen, the Torre de Reloj, the district of Getsemanie and the visit of the Inquisition Museum. Lunch in a restaurant in the historic center, then departure to the imposing fortress of San Felipe, main work of Spanish military engineering during colonization, finally, transfer to the Convent of Popa offering a unique panorama of the city. After the visits the rest of the day will be free.

    place Day 13. Cienaga discovery by canoeVisit Cienaga half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel in Cartagena ------- directions_cardirections_boatcheck ---------- | Private transfer Hotel - Boquillatranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included Lunch, dinner not included

    The morning will be free to discover Cartagena on your own. At 15:30, we will met at the reception of your hotel with your guide and leave by private vehicle to the village of Boquilla located 20 minutes from downtown Cartagena. La Boquilla is an Afro-Carthaginian community village and has another Caribbean coast vibe. We invite you to discover and soak up the landscape so special Cienaga, a marsh with fauna and flora exuberant. For 45 minutes aboard a canoe, driven by a fisherman, exploration of mangroves of Ciénaga. The end of the afternoon is the perfect time to observe the many birds ... and your native guide will explain the different types of mangroves, red, black and white, which will then have no secret for you! On your return to the mainland, you can consider a refreshing swim, certainly welcome ... Return to the hotel by vehicle and free evening.

    Important: Itinerary can change because of weather or social conditions and some sights are not always accessible – Lipiko Tours cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.

    place Day 14. Cartagena - Bogota departureNo visit today --- homecheck --- |departure ------- directions_carflightcheck ---------- | Transfer Hotel - Airport / Flight Cartagena - Bogota ~1h20 translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included at the hotel depending on your time of departure. If you must leave the hotel before breakfast is served at the hotel (normally at 07h00) breakfast is not included

    According to your time of departure you are transferred from the hotel to the airport in Cartagena. For international flights it is recommended to arrive at the airport 3 hours before scheduled departure. End of our services.

    Important: Itinerary can change because of weather or social conditions and some sights are not always accessible – Lipiko Tours cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.

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