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Quito Extension

4 Days
From AUD 1,140

STYLE: Extension package

Trip Code: ECTSQSO

DIFFICULTY RATING: 1 (easy adventure)

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Ecuador

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OVERVIEW

Enjoy a four day exploration of Quito, the capital city of Ecuador, on this Chimu Adventures Quito extension. During your visit you will take a tour of the city’s historical centre where you will enjoy its colonial architecture, churches and Incan heritage. To the city’s north you’ll stand on the Equator at the Equatorial Monument and to the south you will stare up at Cotopaxi, the highest active volcano in the world.

Note: this tour can easily be added before or after your Galapagos cruise. 

On this all-encompassing personalised itinerary, Chimu will provide travel logistics for your travel party for the duration of your journey, plus expert guides for all the major sightseeing as per itinerary.  Each night you will stay in superior accommodation, handpicked by our experienced team for their creature comforts, convenient locations, and impeccable service. 

ITINERARY

Arrival in Quito

You will arrive in the city of Quito, the capital of Ecuador. The city is situated 2,850 metres above sea level within the Andean foothills and is known for its snow-capped mountain backdrop, colonial architecture and artwork. Once part of the Incan Empire, Quito has been declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site thanks to its well-preserved historic centre. You’re free to explore on your arrival.

Quito city tour & the Equatorial Monument

Today you will take a tour of Quito’s historical centre. Highlights will include visits to La Compania and San Francisco Churches. Afterwards you will travel north to the Equatorial Monument. The monument marks the exact middle of the world, latitude 0º and you can stand with one foot on each hemisphere. Nearby the monument you’ll be amazed at the surrounding volcanic scenery. You can also take the opportunity to visit the Ethnographic Museum or the Inti Nan Museum.

Cotopaxi National Park tour

Today you will head south from Quito to visit Cotopaxi National Park. Cotopaxi is the highest active volcano in the world. Despite the altitude, the park is home to numerous birds and varied plant life. Weather permitting, there are spectacular views from the north face of the mountain. The surrounding scenery includes volcanoes like Pasochoa, Ruminahui and Sincholagua. You will also have the opportunity to visit a local indigenous market.

Depart Quito

You will be transferred to the airport to depart for your next destination.

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WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS ITINERARY

  • Explore Quito, the capital city of Ecuador and once the northern capital of the Incan Empire

  • Stand with one foot in each hemisphere at the Equatorial Monument, the exact middle of the world

  • Visit the world’s highest active volcano in the world, Cotopaxi, and explore Cotopaxi National Park

Accommodation

We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.

Standard

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.

Superior

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.

Deluxe

Luxurious properties with impeccable facilities and service.

Pricing per person & date


Standard

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service

4 Days FROM AUD 1,140 Enquire Now
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Superior

Tried & tested upmarket properties with above average facilities and service

4 Days FROM AUD 1,445 Enquire Now

Deluxe

Luxurious properties with impeccable facilities and service.

4 Days FROM AUD 1,800 Enquire Now

Important Info

  • Inclusions

    Private airport transfers
    Accommodation with breakfast daily
    Other meals where stated
    Sightseeing with local English-speaking guide as detailed in the itinerary

    Exclusions 

    International and internal flights not indicated
    Visa and reciprocity fees (if applicable) 
    Travel Insurance
    Beverages
    Personal expenses
    Gratuities for tour guides/drivers
    Any items not mentioned as included

  • 1 (easy adventure)
  • A single supplement surcharge applies and is subject to availability. Please contact us for more information.

  • Prices are based on per person, twin share.
    Prices are correct at time of publishing but are subject to change at any time.
    All entrance fees are subject to change without prior notice.
     

  • Seasonality and availability at time of booking.