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Center Andes, Volcano Avenue Express 4 days - 3 nights

Day 1


From Quito, early in the morning our guide will pick you up from your hotel and begin our trip to south Andes; In this amazing route we will see the most authentic colorful Andean breathtaking landscape.

After this great experience, we are ready to visit a beautiful rose’s farm. Here, we will learn about harvesting, post harvesting and packing, and learn about this wonderful natural product, so sublime, so perfect, full of beauty and exquisite aromas.  We will get the knowledge to understand why these roses can only be produced in the Middle of the World.

Through the ‘’Panamericana’’ route, 70 km from Quito, you will observe the Cotopaxi Volcano, the highest active volcano in the world (5.897meters high altitude). Cotopaxi National Park with its magnificent perspective landscape contains a unique flora and fauna, and also an incredible display of the magnitude of volcanic eruptions. Pita River with the beautiful waterfall of the same name and the Tambo River, are originated from the melting of the volcano. The small lagoon of Limpiopungo reflects in their water the blue sky heaven’s color. Then we continue to Quilotoa lake. Overnight. B/-/-


Day 2


After breakfast we go to Quilotoa Lagoon, on the route, we will see an agricultural and pastoral land of enchanting green landscapes, of cold moorlands then a magnificent snow covered mountains, reveals the population of Zumbahua, located in the heart of the Andes, whose main square and surrounding areas are invaded by traders of the area and others who come from far away to the fair, where it is exchanged in a traditional and a native way the animals and products of the region. Within walking distance there is the Quilotoa Lake that is in a crater of 2 km in diameter and whose beautiful emerald waters are related to the presence of sulfur. Thanks to the natural sound, the echo is unique and will accompany visitors on a quiet walk.
We will stop for a well-deserved lunch in the area. During our trip we might have the possibility to see a naïf artist. Naïf art is a strong characteristic of this region and it is well known throughout the world. If the artist stand is open, you could have the opportunity to purchase one of these unique paintings.

Continue to Baños. Situated in a valley of waterfalls and hotsprings, Baños has become a popular destination for travellers seeking year-round temperate weather, a small town atmosphere, and a base for exploring the great Ecuadorian outdoors.  Accommodation


Day 3


After breakfast, we drive east to enter in the amazing cloud forest. We will enjoy a short walk in the cloud forest and admire the “Pailon del Diablo” and “Manto de la Novia” waterfalls. Later we will go to a lookout point to see the Tungurahua active volcano.  

In the late afternoon, we will continue our journey to Riobamba to stay overnight in a local hacienda at the foothills of the impressive Mount Chimborazo (6310m), the highest and largest mountain in Ecuador. Accommodation


Day 4


Breakfast. Early in the morning depart to Alausi, arrival to train station. At 8am you will start a magnificent trip.

The Devil´s Nose route is, without a doubt, the most impressive section of Ecuador´s railway: a hair-raising trip down the rocky slopes of the Andes departing from the Alausi town to Sibambe town on the way down to the Coastal Region. Afterwards, we will return to Quito.




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