Ecuador Self Drive Tour

Description

Ecuador self drive vacations give you the opportunity to drive Ecuadorian roads and highways that, by international standards, are very uncongested. Watch the Ecuador scenery change from mile to mile from rugged mountains, cloud forest to bass fields of crops to blue oceans. 

Sample Program

Day 1

Private Transfer in 

Welcome to Quito and Ecuador! At the airport you will be greeted by a member of our staff who will escort you all the way to your hotel, giving you a short briefing on Quito and the country in general with valuable information you need to know at first hand.

Ov. Hotel Patio Andaluz (BB)

Day 2

Private City Tour

Today we will visit downtown Quito to relish in this urban jewel and its treasures of art and architecture.  Quito’s colonial quarter, the largest and best preserved of South America, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will stroll at the Independence Plaza, flanked by the Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, the Municipal Building and the Archbishop's Palace. We will visit also the temple of La Compañía de Jesús and its awesome gilded interior (NOT OPEN ON SUNDAYS FOR VISITS).  We pass by the Monastery of San Francisco, one the of great religious buildings of the New World; its impressive façade and atrium that lead to its Baroque interior influenced by Moorish style, with the winged Virgin of Quito at its main altar.

Ov. Hotel Patio Andaluz (BB)

Day 3                         

Free at leisure Guest can request a local trip to near by Volcanoes or local markets

Ov. Hotel Patio Andaluz (BB)

Day 4

Private transfer hotel – car rental office – Free drive to Mindo

Our representative will pick you up at the hotel to take you to the car rental office.  Check in and start your free drive to Mindo!

Check in time:   02:00 pm

Ov. Sachatamia Lodge (HB)

 

Day 5

Free at leisure in Mindo

Ov. Sachatamia Lodge (HB)

 

Day 6

 Free drive from Mindo to Otavalo

Check in time:   02:00 pm

Ov. Hacienda Cusín (BB)

San Pablo del Lago, Otavalo

Day 7

Train ride – Tren de la Libertad

Check in time:   10:50 Ibarra Train Station

After breakfast, you should drive ahead to Ibarra Train Station for taking the train ride.  It takes about 1 hour from your hotel.  Please bring your passport with you. Train will departure at 11:00 am near the station we suggest to leave Cusin at 09:30 so you can have time to find the parking from the Train Company( ask at the station for this place).

Train will be back to Station at 16:30 pm. After finishing the train ride, go back to your hotel.

Ov. Hacienda Cusín (BB)

 

Day 8

Free drive from Otavalo to Papallacta

Check in time:   03:00 pm Ov. Termas de Papallacta (BB)

 

Day 9

Free drive from Papallacta to Napo River Basin

Check in time:   05:00 pm

Today you will start the Amazon lodge program 4 days / 3 nights.  The package includes from dinner.

Ov. Cotococha Lodge 4D3N (FB)

 

Day 12

Free drive from Napo River Basin to Baños

Check in time:   02:00 pm

Your free drive continues to Baños today, a 2 1/2-hour drive to the Southwest.

Ov. Hotel La Floresta (BB)

 

Day 13

Free drive from Baños to Riobamba

Check in time:   03:00 pm

Ov. Hostería La Andaluza (BB)

 

Day 14

Devil’s Nose Train ride – Drive to Cuenca

Check in time:   10:30 Alausí Train Station

Today you will experience a unique train ride – Devil’s Nose.  You should drive to Alausi Station, which will take about  2 ½ hours from your hotel. We suggest to departure from Hotel at 08:00am.

Parking in Alausi is very easy to find, in front of the station or on the streets nearby there are allot of parking space.

After the train ride, continue to Cuenca.

Ov. Hotel Santa Lucía (BB)

 

Day 15/16

 Free at leisure in Cuenca

Ov. Hotel Santa Lucía

 

Day 17

Free drive form Cuenca to Salinas

This trip crosses from the Andes into the low lands of Ecuador, Salinas is a beach town on the Pacific Ocean 

Ov. Hostería Ecológica El Faro (BB)

 

Day 18/19

Free at leisure in Salinas

Ov. Hostería Ecológica El Faro (BB)

 

Day 20

Free drive from Salinas to Guayaquil Airport 

– Drop off the car – Private transfer to hotel

Today you will finish your free drive.  Please contact and coordinate with our representative the meeting time at Guayaquil Airport. At the airport, drop off the car, and you will be transferred to your hotel.

Check in time:   02:00 pm

Ov. Hotel Wyndham Guayaquil (BB)

 

Day 21

Private transfer hotel – Guayaquil Airport ( Flight back to your country or a post trip to Galapagos Islands)

END OF SERVICE

 

- Private transfers
- Car rental
- Hotels
- Local excursions if require
- Loss Damage Waiver
- Gas
- Local expreses
- Air tkt
- Extension programs
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