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Day 1-2: Quito
Your trip will start on 2850 meters altitude in between the mountains of the Andeans in the capital of Ecuador, Quito. The colonial part of the city has been declared World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1978 and is definitely worth a visit. Only 23km in the North of Quito you can visit the equator at “Mitad del Mundo” where you can stand with on the southern and the northern hemisphere at the same time. Besides this, Quito offers a great variety of museums, theaters and international restaurants where you can just sit outside and enjoy the South American flair of this exciting city.

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Day 3: Cotopaxi
You will travel along the avenue of volcanoes to the second highest volcano of the country, the Cotopaxi. White top, blue sky, llamas and red colonial farms: you are in the heart of the Andes! From the parking lot on 4500m you can climb up to 4800m to enjoy an amazing view of the National Park and the surrounding volcanoes.

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Day 4-6: Otavalo
Otavalo is famous for its big colorful market on which you can buy everything: from hammocks to pigs! The Otavaleños do their uttermost best to keep their own tradition and costumes alive which makes the city perfect to learn more about the culture of Andean Indigenas. Closed to Otavalo lies the Crater Lake Cuicocha, a deep azure lake that is situated on 3000 meter altitude of the Andes. Here you can hike around the lake, enjoy the stunning view or do a boat trip on the lake. If you want to know more about the life of the Indigenas, we can arrange a stay at a host family for you.

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Day 7: Papallacta
Only 67 kilometers from Quito you will find the hot thermal springs of Papallacta. The city is located in the mountains which looks like the spine of a sleeping dinosaur and separate the Sierra of the Amazon. It is the place to go if you are looking for nature, adventure and relaxation. Here are the most beautiful spas in Ecuador and several luxury resorts.

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Day 8-9: Tena
Tena is the capital of the province Napo and has about 20,000 inhabitants. It is a good starting point for excursions in the jungle and originally the home base of the Quichua Indians. You can stay in a wooden cabaña and wander amongst ancient trees while every twist and turn provides a new insight into this complex eco-system. During a jungle walk, you will learn all about the different plants and their medical purposes as well as different species of birds and monkeys can be seen here. With a little luck a colorful toucan might fly right above your head.

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Day 10-11 Baños:
Baños is located on 1800m altitude and has a subtropical climate. It is a small town in a beautiful landscape that offers something for everyone; the healing hot pools are a perfect place for relaxation and activities like mountain biking, rafting, canyoning or hiking add your stay some adrenalin and action.

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Day 12-14: Cuenca
According to many Ecuadorians, Cuenca is their most beautiful city. The city that is situated at the shores of the Tomebamba-river and was honored by the UNESCO in 1999 is your next stop during this trip. The majestic cathedrals, old men playing accordion on the street, lively vegetable markets and colonial houses in different pastel colors make the atmosphere of this city so unique. Ecuador has a rich salsa culture and also in Cuenca the tables and seats will be moved after dinner to have a dance!

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Day 15: Guayaquil
Through the breathtaking landscape of El Cajas National Park you drive from Cuenca to Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city. It has over 2 million inhabitants and is commercially the most active of Ecuador. Located on the river Guayas, the climate is tropical and humid. From Guayaquil international airport you can either fly back home or take a flight to the Galápagos Islands. If you want to stay on the mainland you can also continue your travel to the Puerto Lopez, at Ecuador’s coast.
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