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Ecuador with Jungle tour, 20 days

Travel to Ecuador with Djoser. This is an impressive South America journey, both in terms of culture and nature. In Quito and Cuenca you can wander through the beautiful colonial city center and near Otavalo we will visit the colorful Indian market. With canoes we travel to our beautifully located eco-lodge in the jungle. In Baños you can relax in the hot springs before we make an excursion to the Chimborazo Volcano. We travel by train over the spectacular Devil's Nose (Nariz del Diablo). From the fishing village of Puerto López can visit Isla de la Plata - referred to as "Little Galapagos" where you can spot Blue Footed Boobys and humpback whales. On our Ecuador group tours, you will join international travelers, of all ages, most from Holland.  You can also extend the trip with a visit to the Galapagos Islands. 


* Great Trip for University Short Term Study Abroad Program in South America.  This trip can be extended and customized for a faculty-led program through Ecuador.  We can customize  for your area of study, time frame, desired inclusions: (activities, faculty costs, international flights, meals, etc. Contact us regarding your your January Term, May Term or Summer program needs.  Luke Neal luke@djoserusa.com 877-356-7376. 

Itinerary

  1. Quito
  2. Quito - Otavalo
  3. Otavalo
  4. Otavalo - Machachi
  5. Machachi - Indian Market Saquisilí, optional excursion Cotopaxi NP
  6. Machachi - Mitad del Mundo - Quito
  7. Quito - Papallacta - Boat trip to jungle ecolodge
  8. jungle ecolodge, walk with guide
  9. jungle ecolodge - Baños
  10. Baños
  11. Baños
  12. Baños - Chimborazo Volcano - Riobamba
  13. Riobamba - train to Devils Nose - Ingapirca - Cuenca
  14. Cuenca, visit Gualaceo & Chordeleg
  15. Cuenca, travel to El Cajas nationaal park
  16. Cuenca - Puerto López
  17. Puerto López
  18. Puerto López
  19. Puerto López - Guayaquil
  20. Guayaquil

Day by day

On the Road with Djoser
Djoser's active journeys offer an ideal balance of guidance and freedom. Our guide-assisted adventures cover the globe and feature wildlife, beautiful natural settings, historic sights and authentic cultural experiences. During Djoser travels, the daily schedule is not rigidly set.

The day-to-day descriptions describe the anticipated, or possible daily activities. Our travel days are obviously fixed, but each day the program may deviate depending on the preferences of the group, in consultation with the tour leader. The tour guide offers a program daily, with planned excursions.

You are never obligated to participate. Those who desire more freedom may go out exploring or may dine on their own. Your tour leader can offer suggestions for safe explorations and fun restaurants. You will find that Djoser participants will take advantage of this flexibility. We believe a sense of discovery is an integral element of a great trip.

We offer the land program only. Below, you will find the day-to-day description days numbered to correspond with that of the Dutch participants (which includes their transit days from/to Amsterdam). This is so that when you are traveling and refer to this day-to-day description, all travelers will be “on the same page” or the same day number.

Quito

Day 1 - Quito

The city of Quito consists of a colonial part and a new section where you will find most hotels and restaurants. Old Quito or the Centro Historico, has 32 ​​churches and numerous squares. The streets are steep and narrow and flanked by stately colonial houses with patios. This part of Quito is best explored on foot, especially in the evening the cozy pedestrian street La Ronda is really enjoyable.  You will find galleries, shops and cafes located in old houses.  The heart of the colonial center is formed by the Plaza de la Independencia, which is dominated by the large cathedral and the presidential palace. To the west of the Plaza San Francisco is the great church and monastery of the patron saint of Quito, San Francisco. Along the way you also along the Compania de Jesus Church, which is considered by many connoisseurs as one of the five most beautiful churches in the world/  New Quito extends northwards from the center along wide boulevards. The most important is the Avenida Amazonas, where you will find some crowded terraces beside the larger souvenir shops. Furthermore,  in this neighborhood (Mariscal) there are lots of restaurants, especially at the Plaza Foch, also  close to the hotel where you are staying. 


Recommended is a visit to the Crystal Palace in the Itchimbía Park. This glass cultural center was designed by architects who also designed the Eiffel Tower in Paris. In the city parks El Ejido and El Alameda attracts  a pleasant crowd on the weekends. Local families s walk in the parks, play sports, make music and have picnics. A taxi ride takes you up the hill El Panecillo ("roll") where you see  the Virgen de Quito, perched high above Quito. From here you are surrounded by  a magnificent view over the city and on a clear day you can see the peaks of the volcanoes of Quito. Also on a clear day you can take a modern cable car  "Teleferic", up to 4100 meters altitude. Here you have a fantastic view of the very elongated capital of Ecuador. Quito also has many museums that are worth a visit.

Otavalo

Day 2 Quito - Otavalo

Day 3 Otavalo 

Day 4 Otavalo - Machachi

Day 5Machachi  - Indian market Saquisilí, optional tour Cotopaxi National Park

Day 6 Machachi - Mitad del Mundo - Quito


After the bustling Quito we travel to Otavalo. The market of Otavalo is world famous. Locals stream from miles around to sell their colorful woven fabrics, rugs and ponchos . The market spreads over several squares of the town and has various departments. The Otavaleños, are recognizable by the long black braids on their backs and their colorful clothes, very different garb than you will see in  Saquisilí.

It is worthwhile to take a walk or take a horseback ride around Otavalo. It is also possible to visit several villages to visit Indian craftsmen and watch artists wprl. There is also the possibility of visiting the superb crater lake Cuicocha. Here you can enjoy boat rides on the lake or take a long walk along a beautiful section by the lake. 

After Otavalo we travel to Machachi to spend the next day visiting the markets of Saquisilí. In these authentic Indian markets you will find many products displayed in colorful stalls. There are few tourists here, but mostly locals in traditional dress who buy and sell their products.

From Machachi you can take an optional excursion to one of the highest active volcanoes in the world, Cotopax . We can make a beautiful walk around the lake in the park, where you have a spectacular view of Cotopaxi. For those who are hearty and have no fear of heights, you have a chance to climb the volcano c. It is a tough climb to the highest point at 4800 meters, but your effort will be rewarded with a magnificent view over the plateau of central Ecuador. Keep in mind that altitude sickness is possible drink plenty of water.

On the way back to Quito we cross the equator in the village of Mitad del Mundo, the "center of the world." Here in an open air Indian museum you can experience  several experiments that demonstrate that you really just have arrived at the equator line.

Jungle

Day 7 Quito - Papallacta Highlands - boat trips to jungle ecolodge

Day 8 Jungle ecolodge, guided walk

Day 9 Jungle Ecolodge - Baños

On the route from Quito to the jungle you will see  Ecuador's varied and beautiful scenery' a feast for the eyes. Via a lush green landscape we descend to the lower part of Ecuador, with a tropical climate. All along the road you see bananas, coffee, cocoa and papaya trees. We pass the Papallacta highlands, a beautiful place surrounded by green cloud forests. You can here in the magnificent hot springs you can take a hot bath or take a nice walk through a fascinating woodland.

The last few miles to the property in the jungle is serviced by a traditional long canoe on the Chontayacu River. Our jungle ecolodge is certified by the Rainforest Alliance and completely built with natural, local materials. It is very comfortable. During our jungle experience 'you can take walks accompanied by local guides, who tell you about the medicinal qualities of the plants that you encounter.

In the evening you dine with the sounds of the jungle in the background. It is wonderful to conclude an exciting day in nature with traditional drinks around the campfire. From Puyo we drive through the valley of the Pastaza River up to Baños, where we can make a nice walk to the impressive waterfall of Rio Verde. In the attractive town of Baños, the Tungurahua volcano sits menacingly in the background. Baños is our next destination

Day 10 Baños

Day 11 Baños

Day 12 Baños - Chimborazo Volca no  - Riobamba

Day 13 Riobamba - train Devil's Nose - Ingapirca - Cuenca

Baños is a small and friendly country town which is known for its sulphurous hot springs where you can relax. Be careful; , on the equator, even in cloudy weather you can get quite a sunburn!  You can relax in Baños are choose active outings.The hilly area with beautiful waterfalls is ideal for a beautiful hike. You can also go rafting, horseback riding or mountain biking.

It is said that the best aguardiente, a strong alcoholic beverage from sugar cane, is made ​​in Baños. Try t the ' Canelazo ': aguardiente with lime and cinnamon.

En route to Riobamba we come to 'Coloso de los Andes, as the Chimborazo Volcano is called,  with its height of 6310 meters to 5000 meters altitude climb.  The path rises steadily and offers spectacular views.   For the more athletic you could have the opportunity to experience one of the most beautiful mountain bike tours in Ecuador. This ride gradually descends to 3,000 meters and thereby passes several completely different landscapes. Along the way, you are often greeted enthusiastically by their Highland Indians working in the fields. Again, like with the Cotopaxi it is possible to suffer from altitude sickness; so drink plenty of water!

Riobamba itself is also known as the "Sultan of the Andes." According to the Ecuadorians, time runs about 30 years behind in Riobamba, hence even by Ecuadorian standards there is a special atmosphere. In addition to a number of churches and the charming wide boulevards there is a view of the three high volcano peaks of Chimborazo, Altar and Tungurahua. From Alausí we travel by train on the famous Devil's Nose (Nariz del Diablo). This train is a very special experience by the sheer height that the train travels. And also during this train you come back by many different beautiful landscapes. This train journey included in the price!

On the way to Cuenca we ride through the ruins of Ingapirca , the most important archaeological complex of the Cañari and Incas in Ecuador . The most unusual attraction is formed by the remains of the temple of the sun, which is situated amid the fields of the Cañari Indians. And although the center of the Inca Empire and the famous Inca Construction in southern Peru are, your experience of the Inca Empire is only complete by visiting Ingapirca in Ecuador.

Cuenca
Day 14 Cuenca, visiting villages Gualaceo and Chordeleg
Day 15 Cuenca, visit El Cajas National Park Cuenca

Day 16 - Puerto López

Cuenca, in terms of number of inhabitants, is the third largest city in Ecuador, although it has a provincial character. The center is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The colonial atmosphere is well preserved with the cobblestone streets, old churches and squares and stately homes with covered patios. The flower market at El Carmen is colorful and well as a walk along the Tomebamba River, both worth a visit.  Cuenca is famous for the production of Panama hats and a visit to one of the factories is fun. 


From Cuenca we make a trip to the villages Gualaceo and Chordeleg. Gualaceo is known for the special weaving techniques which are used for making ponchos and other articles of clothing. In Chordeleg you will  find numerous shops selling a variety of handicrafts. Gold and silver are popular with visitors.

During a visit to El Cajas National Park, you can make a long walk at an altitude of 4000 meters in the beautiful mountain landscape with colorful mosses and about 230 lakes. Also on this route you walk through  beautiful quinoabossen, which many visitors describe as a scene from a beautiful fairytale.

Puerto López

Day 17 Puerto López
Day 18 Puerto López
Day 19 Puerto López - Guayaquil
Day 20 Guayaquil -

Through a spectacular descent we arrive in the west coast of Ecuador, called Costa. It's as if we start a new holiday, because all facets of life here are quite different than in the parts of Ecuador that we have visited. The landscape becomes drier and the vegetation less exuberant. Many forest areas have made ​​way for shrimp farms. We stay on the coast in the small fishing village of Puerto López. On the beach fishermen are busy with their nets and frigate birds and pelicans are trying to get their share of the catch.Here baby prawns are caught and sold to farms where they are grown to the famous delicacy.

In nearby Salango is a museum where ancient objects are on display. By bus you can also visit  Machalilla National Park for a nice walk through tropical dry forest and along various idyllic bays on the Pacific Ocean. In 1979, this area was declared a national park to protect the fifty kilometers of coastline with forests and coral reefs farther away from the coast. In the park you can see plenty of orchids and bromeliads.

If you love nature, then you should definitely take part in the excursion to the bird island of Isla de la Plata , also called "Small Galapagos". This island lies off the coast. Frigate birds and three species of Boobies live there. The special feature of the visit to the island, is a wonderful two-hour hike, that resembles sights on the Galapagos Islands. Birds (and their offspring) come here from the islands. However, the vegetation on Isla de la Plata is very different than in the Galapagos Islands. Between June and September, the tour can experience the presence of hundreds of humpback whales on the route. Biologists call Puerto López the "whale capital of the world".

We drive to the bustling port city of Guayaquil, which at the end of this varied journey again shows a very different side of Ecuador. After a stroll through the very lively center, the river boulevard, Malecon 2000, and a climb to the historic district las Peñas, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by this city, which unfortunately has been discovered by many tourists.

Dates and prices

Departure dates 2017

Land Begins Land Ends Price Availability  
Sep-29-17Oct-18-17$2,7050 seats
Oct-13-17Nov-01-17$2,7050 seats
Nov-10-17
Guaranteed leave
Nov-29-17$2,70517 seatsbook now >

Departure dates 2018

Land Begins Land Ends Price Availability  
Mar-30-18
Guaranteed leave
Apr-18-18$2,70517 seatsbook now >
Apr-13-18
Guaranteed leave
May-02-18$2,70514 seatsbook now >
May-25-18
Guaranteed leave
Jun-13-18$2,70520 seatsbook now >

Conditions "Guaranteed leave"

Price includes

 Included in our Ecuador  tour package: land package beginning and ending at hotels, transportation, hotel accommodation with breakfast, stay in jungle including meals, excursions according to program, Dutch tour leader (speaks Dutch and English) 

Price excludes

Excluded from our Ecuador tour package: international flights from/to United States, meals, and optional excursions, entrance fees if not specifically named as included, visa (if applicable), exit taxes (if applicable), tips, personal expenses, travel insurance, airport transfers at arrival & departure.

Cost Overview

2016-2017

Single Room:           585

Hotel extension: 

   QUITO   Double Room: $70             Single Room  $ 60

   Double Room: $85             Single Room  $  75

Estimated out of pocket costs, weekly: $265                           

Deposit  25% of total costs -   ($500 minimum)

Balance due 60 days prior to departure

Practical information

Accommodations & Meals

 Accommodations - As you journey through Ecuador, you'll stay in comfortable and attractive hotels, the rooms are equipped with private baths. The location is central, so you can get around on foot. Occasionally, the property is a little more remote, but that will be fully offset by the special atmosphere.

In the Amazon, we stay in a by the Rainforest Alliance Certified Yacuma Ecolodge. Your typical shelter, a so-called. "Cabana" andwas built by the local population. Power is generated by solar panels. These are “two-under-one-roof” cottages with a private bedroom and bathroom. The cottages are located in the jungle on a river and can be reached only by canoe. (In high season it may be that we stay in another similar ecolodge)

Some examples of our usual hotels (subject to change)

Quito  Hotel Fuente de Piedra II
Otavalo Hotel Coraza
Jungle Yacuma Ecolodge
Baños  Hotel Monte Selva
Cuenca  Posada del Angel
Puerto López Hotel Paciffico


Single room -
 Djoser is single friendly! If you are traveling solo, we will match you with a same-sex roommate. If we cannot match you, there will be no additional room charge. For a reasonable charge, you may request single accommodations, subject to availability. Just indicate this preference on your booking form. You will find pricing for single accommodations on "Dates & Prices" page.

Hotel extensions - 
It is always great to be well rested when you begin a journey such as this. If you would like to book an extension hotel night upon arrival in the city where the land program begins, let us know on your booking form. You will find the prices for extension nights listed on the "Dates & Prices"  page.

Meals - 
In the accommodations you stay at a bed and breakfast. The meals during the stay in the jungle are included in the price.Other meals are not. I this way you are free to dine where and with whom you wish to.In major cities such as Quito and Cuenca you can opt for a European meal in one of the luxury restaurants, but of course there to find eateries which serves simple, local meals. You can assume that a restaurant that is frequented by Ecuadorians, is a good restaurant. Main components of the local cuisine are potatoes and corn. Make sure to try the "cebiche", a delicious cold cocktail. Soups are an important part of the meal, the most popular are chicken and potato soup. Here and there are restaurants where 'cuy' (guinea pig) is served, a specialty dating back to the time of the Incas. Most hotels offer a breakfast with coffee / tea and sandwiches. In other cases, the tour leader is always a nice restaurant nearby. Start the day a typical Ecuadorian plate with boiled corn!

Flights & Transportation

 Booking your international flight - We provide the land package and transportation within the program as described. We do not arrange international flights from or to the United States or Canada. The land program will begin approximately two hours after the arrival of the Netherlands (NL) participants who will be arrive from Amsterdam. The land program will end about 4 hours prior to their scheduled departure time, which allows for time to get to the airport. The proposed flights for the Dutch participants and the land beginning and end times are listed in this section. They are subject to change based on flight delays or changes. We will keep you posted of any flight changes that we are aware of prior to the trip. When scheduling your flights, keep the following times in mind:

2016/2017 Dutch participants' proposed flights: (subject to change)


Airline: KLM
NL participants arrive: 
NL participants depart: 

Before you book your flight - To avoid flight change or cancellation costs get email confirmation from our office that the trip has enough participants to be a “GO”.

Verify the spelling of your name-within 24 hours - When you book your flights, double check your flight records to confirm that your name is spelled on your ticket exactly as it appears on your passport. Some companies (for example, ORBITZ) will only allow a 24 hour window to correct any errors without penalty. You may incur heavy fees for changes, forfeiture of your flight ticket, or even worse, you could be denied entry to a border upon arrival.

Send us a copy of your flight itinerary - We will forward to the tour leader so they will know when to expect you at the hotel and when you will be departing.

Keep in mind hotel extensions - If the Dutch travelers arrive early in the morning, we recommend that you arrange to fly in the day or night before so you will be meet the group. Some trips involve an immediate transfer from airport to the next town so make sure you will arrive before the others so you don’t miss the first meeting or transfer to the next location. We can arrange an extension hotel night for you. Prices for hotel extensions can be found in the "Dates & Prices" section

If the Dutch participants arrive in the late evening - Should they arrive very late in the evening, the group will have their first meeting in the morning in the hotel lobby. You can check in earlier and relax or explore on your own.

Airport transfer to/from hotel – not Included - If you will be arriving and or departing on the same flight as the Dutch travelers let us know. Then you can join them on the bus for the group transfer at no additional charge. Notify us in advance so we can alert the tour leader. If you schedule your flight at the same time as theirs, or later, you can join them on the group transfer to the airport at no additional charge. Otherwise, you can take an authorized taxi to the first hotel on the list we have provided for you. Private airport transfers can be very costly . If your flight is delayed, they are difficult to reschedule or cancel. With a taxi, you are not charged for waiting time or cancellations.

Useful Links for booking your flights
Orbitz.com
Expedia.com
Kaykak.com
 

Local transportation - We travel in a private bus. This is managed by experienced Ecuadorian drivers. The advantage of this private transport is that we can stop along the way for a picnic, to a visit a village or to take pictures. It can therefore happen that we can spend a full day on the road, but with nice stops in between. To reach the bungalows in the jungle, we sail the last piece in a long, narrow canoe on the Chontayacu River. The ride from Riobamba to Cuenca we cover by train on the famous slope of the Nariz del Diablo. This is included in the fare.

Travel Documents

 When you book a trip we will provide you with more details about necessary documents. Passports should be current and valid for at least 6 months beyond your departure date. If a visa is required, you may need extra pages in your passport for your stamps. Check all visa requirements carefully and leave yourself plenty of time to send and receive documents before your trip.


Travel documents needed
Ecuador tourist visa needed – NO  Consulate link 

Visa expeditor - If you are anxious about the visa process, or if you are short of time, you can pay an additional fee for an expediting service. They will look over your paperwork and should be able to guaranty a swift return of your visa or passport. We can recommend TRAVISA. 

Health Issues & Insurance

 Health - Check for the Center for Disease Control – Travelers information for recommendations. Keep in mind that they may recommend an inoculation or medication such as malaria pills, which may be necessary for one specific part of a country but not another, or for a particular season. Shots are expensive. Make sure to get only what is needed. We recommend asking your doctor for a prescription to combat a more serious intestinal disorder.

When you book a trip we will provide you with information regarding the usual recommendations for the region we will visit. You will be responsible to check with your travel clinic or physician to review your plans and to find out the most up-to-date recommendations and needs for your particular situation. Plan to get your inoculations four to six weeks in advance of your trip. Some offices may need to preorder the medicines so call in advance.It is wise to pay careful attention to what you eat. Also, we recommend you bring medicines such as pain-killer and for remedy for intestinal disorders (such as IMMODIUM). Bring a small first aid kit. Tweezers, band-aids, antiseptic cream, insect repellent , salt rehydration tablets. The tour leader will have a first aid kit.

Climate and altitude changes can sometimes cause illness. Be sure to drink plenty of water. Bottled water is readily available. Excessive alcohol intake contributes to dehydration and makes you more vulnerable to illness. Make sure that you get plenty of rest and enough food and drink during the trip.

Most people are recommended to get

  • Vaccinations against DTP, hepatitis A and yellow fever
  • Malaria tablets for the jungle
     

Insurance - For piece of mind, we recommend that you procure travel insurance. In the event of an illness or injury, an emergency evacuation can be incredibly expensive and you would want access to the best possible facility. Also, lost baggage or missed flights can mean added expenses, Even events at home may prevent you from taking a trip, such as a lost job or ailing family member. It is important to get travel insurance immediately after booking. Most companies have a brief window (within 10 days of booking) for coverage for a preexisting condition. You will be asked to provide us with travel insurance contact information before your departure.

You are free to choose your own provider. Over the years, we have recommended TRAVELEX. They offer a variety of plans and most importantly, they are responsive. Should you choose to go with TRAVELEX, you will contact them directly and the cost of your coverage will depend on the plan you choose. The cost will be based over the total cost of your trip and flights, and the amount is also subject to your age. Ask about the TRAVEL PLUS plan and the more economical TRAVEL LITE plan. * Arrange for insurance immediately after booking your trip so that you are covered for any pre-existing situation. TRAVELEX 1-800-228-9792

Group Composition

 Djoser travelers are active, enthusiastic travelers of all ages. Join an international group with travelers from the Netherlands, Belgium and North America, who will be the minority group on these trips. Most of our trips range from a minimum of eight participants to a maximum of 20 or 22. You will find couple and singles on our trips. Feel free to call us if you wish to know the demographic make-up of a particular trips (number of singles and age range).

Minimum group size: 8 
Maximum group size: 20


What to expect when traveling with an international group - 
Djoser, Inc. (the United States office) has been an Ecuador and Galapagos tour operator for over 10 years. Djoser, B.V. (the Netherlands office) has been an Ecuador and Galapagos tour operator for over 25 years. So together we bring vast experience. Most of our trips are arranged in cooperation with Djoser, B.V. in the Netherlands. Because they cater to the voracious travel appetites of the Dutch, we can offer a vast number of programs around the world with hard-to-find itineraries, with numerous departure dates.

On our Ecuador group tour, you will travel with an international group, with most participants from Holland and Belgium. The international make-up of our groups is the attraction for many regular Djoser travelers and adds another cultural element to the trip. Typically, there are only one to five North Americans per group. You will find that almost all of your fellow travelers have an excellent command of English and most are very willing to socialize. It’s a great idea to extend an invitation to a few travel mates for coffee or a drink early in the trip. They will appreciate your effort and this is a great way to break the ice. It will be easier for them to test out their English skills in a quiet, one-on-one setting. Group members tend to warm up to one another in a day or two. As with every tour group, compatibility has most to do with individual personalities.

The Dutch are experienced and hearty travelers. We attract travelers of all ages and we enjoy the mix! You will find our participants welcome opportunities for independent explorations in addition to group activities. No matter their age, Djoser travelers expect, and are up to lots of walking, hiking, biking, or whatever comes our way. The Dutch and Belgian travelers will fly as a group from Amsterdam. You will meet the group and tour leader at the hotel where you will begin the land program with the group.

Tour Leaders & Support Staff

 In Ecuador, our trips are guided by an experienced Dutch guide who speaks Dutch and English. He or she will be responsible for the organizational and technical aspects of the trip. He/she coordinates with the driver, hotels, and other vendors along the way. The tour leader has extensive travel experience and expertise as well as a comprehensive training.

Our experienced land representatives are situated in the destination country you will visit. We work closely with them and they function as the liaison between our office, the guide, drivers and hotels. They are also available in the case of an emergency and their number will be provided on your emergency contact list.

Climate & Geography

 Our trips are organized with weather conditions in mind. On our website, we will provide you with a weather summary of the region: Check temperature and rainfall for specific cities on your trip, during your month of travel at worldweather.org

In Ecuador you can encounter all climates: on the coast and in the jungle it is humid and tropical, while on the Andes snow lies on the peaks year-round. You should plan changing weather conditions.

In the jungle and on the coast, average temperatures around 77 ° F; in the 'Sierra', this amounts to average 68° F. At high altitudes and in the evenings and nights the other hand cool to freezing. Quito is also called the "City of Eternal Spring" because the temperature here is very constant is between 68 °F and 77 ° F . In the jungle rain falls throughout the year; in the rest of the country most rains come between October and April. This does not mean that Ecuador is not safe to travel in this season. Heavy rain often falls at the end of the afternoon, but during this season the nature is stunning. Most rain falls between January and April. In other months, there is practically no rain, but it can be cloudy or foggy. Temperatures are between 62 ° F and 71 ° F.

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Highlights

  • Colorful markets include Otavalo and Saquisilí
  • Nights in charming eco-lodge in the jungle
  • Devil's Nose train ride included
  • Tour Chimborazo Volcano
  • Visit the imposing El Cajas National Park
  • Visiting Authentic Andean villages Gualaceo and Chordeleg
  • Stay in Puerto Lopez 
  • Active International group, all ages