Culture and Nature!

Above the Clouds: Journey to Quito

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Three of Ecuador's highlights

See Quito, Otavalo and Mindo on this 4 or 5-night adventure above the clouds! Stand at the equator line in Quito, admire the colorful goods at Otavalo market and wander through an emerald cloudforest in Mindo.

What's Included
  • Round-trip economy class airfare to Quito (UIO)
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • 4 nights in Quito at the Mercure Alameda Hotel, or similar
  • Quito City Tour with Equatorial Line Monument (6-hours)
  • Otavalo Indian Market Tour (full-day)
  • Mindo Cloudforest Tour (8-hours)
  • Breakfast daily

Great Ways to Explore
  • Quito has one of the best preserved historic centers in Latin America - take the time to explore its colonial buildings and passageways!
  • Adventurous eaters will want to try the Andean specialty known as cuy, or roasted guinea pig.
  • Travel through Ecuador's gorgeous countryside until you reach Otavalo, a town famous for its daily market.
  • From Otavalo, journey to another of Ecuador's small towns: Cotacachi. This town is known for its leatherworks, so don't leave without picking up a souvenir.
  • Spend a full day in Mindo cloudforest. Bird enthusiasts will be amazed by the 500 types of birds found here.
Package Overview

Don't judge Ecuador by its small size! Packed with natural wonders, culture, and history, South America's smallest country is packed with must-sees.

You'll be based in the capital of Quito, a high-altitude Andean city with centuries-old history from the Incas to the Spanish colonial rule. Take photos in San Francisco Square, taste some of the best chocolate in the world and visit a market where you'll pick up ingredients for a cooking class.

In Otavalo, located about 56 miles north of Quito, you'll experience this unique town that holds one of the most famous markets in Latin America. Dating back to pre-Incan times, Otavalo market is a vibrant daily affair where you can pick up fragrant spices, woven textiles and even a live goat or two! 

Explore the western slopes of the Andes in Mindo. You will be amazed by the immense bird species, exotic orchids, butterflies, ferns, lush green vegetation and well-marked trails in Mindo's cloudforest. 

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