Exclusive TheMayanTraveler.com Group Tour
This is one of the first archaeology-centric tours of Ecuador. We put this tour together for an archaeology group from Arizona. Initially they were skeptical that there was enough of archaeological interest in Ecuador to keep these seasoned travelers interested and entertained. They so thoroughly enjoyed the tour (some called it the Archaeology and
Gourmet Tour) that they have commissioned another tour for 2011 covering much of the same attractions and adding many others along the Pacific Coast.
Your group can experience this tour as well and, as they were, be surprised and delighted by what all Ecuador has to offer. Plus we can add a Galapagos extension too!
- A fantastic 11 day / 10 night Archaeological, historical and cultural journey through the pre-historic, pre-Inca, Inca, Colonial and natural history of Ecuador -
Quito Colonial City Tour – Archaeology Museum - Equatorial Monument – Pucará of Rumicucho Ruins – Hill of Catequilla Ruins - Mindo Cloud Forest – Tulipe Ruins - Otavalo – The Northern Highlands – Cochasqui Pyramids – Pucara Quito Loma Ruins – Condor Park - Cotopaxi National Park and Ruins – Hacienda San Agustin del Callo – Tambo of the Callus -
Avenue of the Volcanoes - Riobamba - Salasaca – Guano - Riobamba - Museum of Religious Art of the Conceptas – Alausí – Train to the “Devil’s Nose” – Ingapirca Ruins - Colluctor Ruins - Cojitambo Ruins – Cuenca City Tour - Pumapungo Ruins - Cuenca Museum Tour
This is a very special customized tour only available for groups. Details are available on request.
Day 1 – Arrival to Quito - Meals included: None.
Day 2 – City Tour – Archaeology Museum – Welcome Dinner - Meals included: Breakfast and dinner (set-menu basis). (B,D)
Day 3 - Quito – Equatorial Monument – Pucará of Rumicucho – Hill of Catequilla - Meals included: Breakfast and lunch (set-menu basis). (B,L)
Day 4 – Quito – Mindo Cloud Forest– Tulipe - Meals included: Breakfast and lunch. (B,L)
Day 5 - Otavalo – The Northern Highlands – Cochasqui Pyramids – Pucara Quito Loma Ruins - Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner (set-menu). (B,L,D)
Day 6 – Cotopaxi National Park - San Agustin del Callo – Tambo of the Callus - Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner (set-menu). (B,L,D)
Day 7 – Cotopoxi – Avenue of the Volcanoes – Riobamba - Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner (set-menu). (B,L,D,)
Day 8 – Riobamba - Museum of Religious Art of the Conceptas – Alausí – Train to the Devil’s Nose – Ingapirca - Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner (set-menu). (B,L,D)
Day 9 - Ingapirca - Colluctor - Cojitambo – Cuenca - Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and a farewell dinner (set-menu basis). (B,L,D)
Day 10 – Cuenca - Museum of the Cañari Identity - Museum of "Las Conceptas – Quito - Meals included: Breakfast and lunch. (B,L)
Day 11 – Quito Departure - Meals included: Breakfast. (B)
What’s Included: Land services on private basis with local English/Spanish speaking guide; Special archaeology guides for two days in and around Quito and one day in Cuenca; Lodging, transfers, excursions with entrance tickets and meals according to
itinerary (Breakfast, B; Lunch, L; Dinner, D); Special Welcome and Farewell dinners with archaeologists; A glass of house wine per person at Welcome and Farewell dinners; 1 soft drink per person during meals; Luggage handling at airport and at hotel in Quito.
What’s Not: Early check-in, late check-out, services and non-mentioned meals in the itinerary, drinks besides the 1 soft drink to be provided, hotel extras and personal expenses; Luggage handling at Hotel except in Quito; Tips to other luggage handlers,
drivers or guides (suggested at a minimum of $2 per day per person for drivers and $4 per day per person for guides); Entrance fees to any site not mentioned in the itinerary and International departure Tax USD 40.80 per person from Quito (subject to change).