Ecuador 6 Day Tour

6 Days

Ecuador 6 Day Tour

The Ecuador Hop On and Hop Off trip is a 6-8 day journey that takes travelers through some of the most spectacular destinations in Ecuador. The trip begins in Quito, where travelers can explore the colonial architecture and vibrant cultural scene of the capital city. From there, the journey continues to Baños, a charming town famous for its thermal baths and adventure sports.

Next, the trip heads to Cuenca, a colonial city with a rich history and cultural heritage, known for its beautiful churches, museums, and handicraft markets. The final destination is Montañita, a coastal town that attracts surfers and beach-goers with its lively atmosphere and beautiful beaches.

Along the way, the trip stops at several other destinations, including the stunning Quilotoa crater lake, the Cotopaxi National Park with the Cotopaxi Volcano, the traditional market of Guamote, the Inca ruins of Ingapirca, and the bustling city of Guayaquil. Travelers have the option to hop off and explore these destinations at their own pace before hopping back on to continue the journey. The trip offers a perfect combination of adventure, culture, and relaxation, allowing travelers to experience the best of Ecuador in just 8 days.

Costs per Ticket:

$179 per person

Overview

The Ecuador Hop On and Hop Off trip is a 6-8 day journey that takes travelers through some of the most spectacular destinations in Ecuador, from the Andes to the Coast

Itinerary

6:00 AM-7:00 AM – Pick up from Hotel and Departure from Quito
Your journey will begin in Quito, the capital city of Ecuador. You'll start your journey early in the morning, at around 8:00 AM. You can either rent a car or take a guided tour to make the journey to Quilotoa and Baños de Agua Santa.
10:00 AM - Arrival at Quilotoa
After about three hours of driving, you'll reach the first destination of your trip, Quilotoa. Quilotoa is a stunning volcanic crater lake located in the Andes Mountains. The drive to Quilotoa is a scenic one, with the snow-capped peaks of the Andes Mountains visible in the distance.
Explore Quilotoa
You'll have around two hours to explore Quilotoa. You can hike around the rim of the crater lake, which takes about 3-4 hours, or you can take a shorter hike down to the lake itself, which takes around 45 minutes to an hour. The views from the rim of the crater lake are absolutely breathtaking and are definitely worth the visit.
12:00 PM - Transfer to Cotopaxi National Park
2pm Cotopaxi Registration - Drive to Limpiopungo for out look of Volcano
4pm Departure to Baños de Agua Santa
After your visit to Quilotoa, you'll continue your journey to Baños de Agua Santa, a small town located in the Tungurahua Province. The drive from Quilotoa to Baños de Agua Santa is about 3.5 hours, and it takes you through the stunning Andes Mountains.
6:00 PM - Arrival at Baños de Agua Santa
Upon arrival at Baños de Agua Santa, you can check into your hotel and then explore the town. Baños de Agua Santa is famous for its thermal baths, so you might want to visit one of the hot springs for a relaxing soak. The town is also surrounded by beautiful mountains, so you can go hiking or take a bike tour to explore the scenery.
For dinner, you can try some of the local cuisine in Baños de Agua Santa. The town is known for its fresh trout, so you might want to try that. There are also plenty of other restaurants offering a variety of international and Ecuadorian dishes.
After dinner, you can relax in your hotel or explore the town a bit more. The nightlife in Baños de Agua Santa is lively, with plenty of bars and clubs to choose from. You can also rest up for the next day's adventures, which might include more hiking, biking, or exploring the town.
Note: Meals not included.

Day 2 :
Baños

Free Day no services included

8:00 AM - Departure from Baños de Agua Santa
Your journey will begin in Baños de Agua Santa, a small town located in the Tungurahua Province. You'll start your journey early in the morning, at around 8:00 AM. You can either rent a car or take a guided tour to make the journey to Cuenca.
10:00 AM - Arrival at Balvanera Church
After about two hours of driving, you'll reach the first destination of your trip, Balvanera Church. Balvanera Church is a beautiful 16th-century church located in the town of Biblián. The drive to Balvanera Church is a scenic one, with views of the Andes Mountains and valleys.
Explore Balvanera Church
You'll have around 45 minutes to explore Balvanera Church. The church is a beautiful example of colonial architecture, and its interior is adorned with beautiful frescoes and murals. You can also visit the church's museum to learn more about its history.
10:45 PM - Departure to Guamote Market
After your visit to Balvanera Church, you'll continue your journey to Guamote Market, a traditional indigenous market located in the Chimborazo Province. The drive from Balvanera Church to Guamote Market is about 1.5 hours, and it takes you through the beautiful Andean landscapes.
12.00 PM - Explore Guamote Indigenouse Market
You'll have around 1.5 hours to explore Guamote Market. This market is known for its traditional handicrafts, textiles, and livestock trade. You can wander through the stalls and see the colorful goods for sale, or you can try some of the local cuisine at one of the food stalls.
1:30 PM - Departure to Ingapirca
After your visit to Guamote Market, you'll continue your journey to Ingapirca, the largest and most important Inca ruins in Ecuador. The drive from Guamote Market to Ingapirca is about 2 hours, and it takes you through the stunning Andean landscapes.
3:30 PM - Explore Ingapirca
You'll have around 2 hours to explore Ingapirca. This archaeological site is located in the Andean highlands and was once an important Inca religious and administrative center. You can see the remains of ancient structures, including a sun temple and a fortress. You can also visit the museum to learn more about the Inca civilization and the history of the site.
5:30 PM - Departure to Cuenca
After your visit to Ingapirca, you'll continue your journey to Cuenca, a beautiful colonial city in the southern Andes of Ecuador. The drive from Ingapirca to Cuenca is about 1.5 hours, and it takes you through the beautiful Andean landscapes.
7:00 PM - Arrival in Cuenca
Upon arrival in Cuenca, you can check into your hotel and then explore the city. Cuenca is known for its beautiful colonial architecture, charming cobblestone streets, and vibrant culture. You can explore the city's museums, galleries, and markets, or you can simply stroll through the city's beautiful parks and plazas.

Day 4 :
Cuenca

Free Day - No Services

8:00 AM - Departure from Cuenca
Your journey will begin in Cuenca, a charming colonial city located in the southern Andes of Ecuador. You'll start your journey early in the morning, at around 8:00 AM. You can either rent a car or take a guided tour to make the journey to Montañita Beach.
10:00 AM - Arrival at Cajas National Park
After about two hours of driving, you'll reach the first destination of your trip, Cajas National Park. Cajas National Park is a stunning national park located in the Andean highlands, about 30 km west of Cuenca. The drive to the park is a scenic one, with views of the Andes Mountains and valleys.
Driver will make stops in the various miradores for picture taking and admiring the landscapes
The park is home to over 250 lakes and lagoons, as well as a diverse array of flora and fauna. You can hike along the park's trails and take in the breathtaking views of the mountains, valleys, and lakes. You can also visit the park's miradores (viewpoints) for panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes.
11:00 AM - Departure to Guayaquil
After your visit to Cajas National Park, you'll continue your journey to Guayaquil, the largest city in Ecuador. The drive from Cajas National Park to Guayaquil is about 3 hours, and it takes you through the beautiful Andean landscapes and then down to the coastal plains.
2:30 PM - Explore Guayaquil Malecon
You'll have around 2 hours to explore Guayaquil Malecon. This waterfront area is a popular tourist destination and a symbol of the city's revitalization. You can stroll along the promenade, which offers stunning views of the Guayas River and the city's skyline. You can also visit the many shops, restaurants, and museums that line the Malecon.
4:30 PM - Departure to Montañita Beach
After your visit to Guayaquil Malecon, you'll continue your journey to Montañita Beach, a popular surfing destination located on the Pacific coast of Ecuador. The drive from Guayaquil to Montañita Beach is about 2.5 hours, and it takes you through the scenic coastal plains.
6:30 PM - Arrival in Montañita Beach
Upon arrival in Montañita Beach, you can check into your hotel and then enjoy the beach town. Montañita Beach is known for its vibrant nightlife, surf culture, and laid-back atmosphere. You can explore the many restaurants, bars, and shops that line the beach, or you can simply relax on the beach and soak up the sun.
End of the day.

Day 6 :
Montañita

Our Journey ends in Montañita, this day the bus will return to the Andes, All of Ecuador hopping clients can catch one of these buses to return to any of the following stops
Guayaquil - Near Bus terminal
Riobamba
end of services.

$179

What´s Included

  • -Quito Hotel Pick Up
  • -Safe Transportation
  • -Hop On and Hop Off logistics
  • -24/7 Assistance
  • -Self Guided Panphlet for local attractions
  • - Water and Snacks

What´s not included

  • - Meals
  • - Accommodations at Destinations
  • - Guides
  • - Entrance fees to local attractions

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Ecuador 6 Day Tour