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Quito City Tour Including Teleférico and Mitad del Mundo

Get a sense for the architecture, history and culture of Quito during this 9-hour trip visiting the city’s top sights. Start with an exploration of the historic city center of this Ecuadorian capital, visiting its main Basilica, Independence Plaza and many more colonial-era sites. Then take a trip aboard the Teleférico to a peak more than 13,000 feet (4,000 meters) above the city for sublime views, finishing your day at ‘Mitad del Mundo,’ a monument marking where the earth’s equator splits the world into north and south. This Quito city trip includes entrance fees at select attractions, a guide and round-trip hotel transport.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$118.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Cotopaxi Volcano Excursion from Quito

Explore the rugged surroundings and stunning scenery of Cotopaxi National Park and Cotopaxi Volcano during this 8-hour day trip. Enjoy a short hike into the Limpiopungo Valley before driving ever-higher into this sky-high region, stopping at the 15,800-foot (4830-meter) Padre Rivas Refuge. If you’re feeling up for it, you’ll continue to the 16,500-foot (5,050-meter) Cotopaxi Glacier. This Cotopaxi day trip also includes national park fees, a guide, bottled water, round-trip hotel transport and an optional trip upgrade with lunch.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$95.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Otavalo Indigenous Market Day Trip from Quito

Shop for one-of-a-kind souvenirs at an indigenous market and enjoy gorgeous scenery during this 8-hour trip to Otavalo Market from Quito. This fascinating market features a wealth of hand-made creations produced by local Andean communities, including textiles, leather goods and more. Enjoy sublime views of the Andes Mountains and San Pablo Lake during your drive to the site before hunting for souvenirs. On your way home, you can choose to visit Cotacachi, an artisan town famous for its leather goods, or Cuicocha Lake. Your shopping and scenery trip includes a guide, entrance fees, a snack, round-trip hotel transport and an upgrade with lunch.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$108.00 USD
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Quilotoa Lagoon Day Trip from Quito

Journey to the beautiful Quilotoa volcano, driving through stunning mountain scenery and stopping to visit local Andean communities, during this 9-hour day trip. Travel along the spectacular ‘Avenue of Volcanoes’ passing beneath its towering peaks, eventually stopping at a village of the Paramos community, where you’ll explore a local home and learn about their daily life. Finish your day with a trip to the lagoon inside Quilotoa volcano and a mule-riding adventure near its beautiful crater. This Quilotoa day trip includes a guide, entrance fees, round-trip hotel transport and an optional lunch upgrade.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$98.00 USD
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Private Middle of the World (Mitad del Mundo) and Pululahua from Quito

Receive undivided attention from your guide on a private 4-hour tour of the Middle of the World Monument (La Mitad del Mundo) and Pululahua, one of only two inhabited craters in the world. Departing Quito, you’ll travel to the Equator in a private vehicle and observe experiments that demonstrate the unique properties of the Equator. Then, you’ll proceed to the achingly green Pululahua crater to enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding hills. Bottled water and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Quilotoa Lagoon and Indian Markets in One Day from Quito

Don’t let limited time in Ecuador stop you visiting the majestic Quilotoa Lagoon, an emerald crater lake surrounded by mountain landscapes. Reach the natural wonder the easy way on this full-day tour from Quito, ideal for nature lovers. Stop at a traditional craft market before arriving in Quilotoa National Park and opting to hike or ride a mule (own expense) to the rim of the dormant volcano. Lunch and transfers are included.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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Quebrada de Humahuaca Day Trip from Salta Including Purmamarca

Discover the unusual landscape of Quebrada de Humahuaca on this 12-hour excursion from Salta. Travel along an ancient Incan route through multicolored canyons to this gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Stop at small indigenous villages like Humahuaca, Purmamarca and Tilcara to view historical adobe churches and ruins. Visit San Salvador de Jujuy, a small city situated among the wooded lowlands, before returning to Salta on Route 9.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Mitad del Mundo Tour in Double Decker Bus Including All Entrances

Cover the highlights of Quito, including the Middle of the World (Mitad del Mundo), the Intiñan Museum, and the Pululahua Crater, on this double-decker bus tour. During the full day, you'll learn about the landmarks and popular attractions in Quito from your guide and enjoy VIP access to all of the attractions in the Middle of the World Complex.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$30.00 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Cotopaxi Hiking and Biking Day Tour from Quito

Escape the city for the wild landscapes of the Cotopaxi National Park on this full-day adventure from Quito. Drive along the spectacular Route of the Volcanoes, hike up part of the Cotopaxi Volcano, then enjoy a thrilling descent by mountain bike. Tour includes breakfast and lunch.
  • Duration: 1 day
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Private Mindo Ziplining, Chocolate Tasting, and Equator Museum Tour

Escape the city for a full-day adventure in the Ecuadorian Andes on this private tour from Quito. Get your adrenaline pumping as you zipline through the Mindo Cloud Forest, sample coffee and chocolate on a tour of the El Quetzal Chocolate Factory, and walk along the equator line at the Mitad del Mundo. Tour includes lunch, hotel pickup, and all activities.
  • Duration: 1 day
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Full-Day Quilotoa Lake Hiking Tour from Quito

Spend the day exploring the stunning natural landscapes of Ecuador on this full-day Quilotoa Lake hiking tour from Quito. Your expert guide will lead you through tropical forests to one of the area's most beautiful lagoons. Make stops at a quiet village and local markets as part of this incredible day away from the city.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Full-Day Adventure and Nature Tour of the Mindo Cloud Forest from Quito, Ecuador

This full-day tour of the Mindo Cloud Forest from Quito, Ecuador is designed to combine nature and adventure in one of the most biodiverse regions on earth. Explore the Mindo-Nambillo Ecological Reserve looking for birds in the wild and at hummingbird feeders in Mindo town. Choose a zipline adventure (extra cost) or a jungle hike to a waterfall, then relax with lunch and more birds or butterflies.
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hrs
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$77.00 USD
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  • Duration: 7 to 8 hrs
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Full-Day Hike and Bike Cotopaxi National Park from Quito

Immerse yourself in the wild terrain of Ecuador’s Cotopaxi National Park during this 8-hour combination biking and hiking excursion. Journey through the surreal volcanic landscape and grassy highlands in Cotopaxi to begin a hike to the 15,780-foot (4,810-meter) Jorge Rivas Refuge. You’ll also have a chance to admire the park’s glaciers amidst the sky-high environs of Limpiopungo Lagoon at 16,400 feet (5,000 meters). Finish your day with a thrilling (optional) downhill bike ride and lunch before returning to Quito. Your Cotopaxi adventure includes national park fees, breakfast and lunch and cycling equipment.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Otavalo Cayambe Equator Cuicocha Full-Day Cultural Trip

Get a taste for the indigenous culture and amazing scenery of Ecuador during this 10-hour trip covering variety of cultural and natural sights. Stop at a viewpoint with views of Cayambe and Cotopaxi, then check out the ‘Mitad del Mundo’ monument located directly on the earth’s equator. You’ll also explore Cuicocha Crater Lake, visit a local biscuit factory and go shopping at the indigenous markets at Otavalo and Cotacachi. This Ecuador sightseeing trip also includes lunch, a guide and round-trip transport from Quito.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Quito Old Town Tour with Gondola Ride and Visit to the Equator

This popular private tour hits all of Quito's top attractions. Follow your expert local guide through the capital city's historic district, stand on the equator and ride on the highest gondola in South America. This full-day experience is perfect for travelers who want to gain insight and understanding into the history and culture of Quito.
  • Duration: 1 day
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$99.00 USD
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  • Duration: 1 day
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National Park of Cotopaxi Day Trip from Quito

Combine the best of Ecuador on this one-day National Park of Cotopaxi Day Trip from Quito. Spend a full day with a local guide as you experience the nature, markets and history of this breathtaking country. Enjoy the stunning scenery, check out Cotopaxi, Ecuador’s famed active volcano, and stop at the Limpiopungo Lagoon before heading back to Quito.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Quilotoa Day Trip from Quito

Journey to the majestic Quilotoa lagoon, exploring local Andean communities on the way, during this 10-hour day trip from Quito. Discover Ecuador like a local as you visit a range of indigenous communities en route to this famous lagoon. Depending on the day you might visit a local market or sit down and chat with a local Andean family. Then enjoy a 2-hour hiking trek to Quilotoa, eventually reaching the stunning body of water inside the crater of this now-dormant volcano. Your trip also includes a guide, lunch and round-trip transport from Quito.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Mindo Cloud Forest Day Trip from Quito

Discover the amazingly diverse wildlife and scenic beauty of the cloud forests of Mindo during this 8-hour day trip from Quito. This unique ecological area is known for having one of the highest concentrations of biodiversity anywhere on earth, including numerous exotic species of birds along with a wealth of fun attractions. During your excursion, you'll first stop by the Hummingbird Garden and walk into the forest to admire the beauty of this natural reserve before proceeding to Mindo. In Mindo, you can choose from among a range of optional activities (at your own expense), including a visit to a chocolate factory, an orchid garden tour, ziplining, a bird-watching trip with a local expert, and much more.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$108.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Termas de Papallacta Spa Day Trip from Quito

Relax and rejuvenate in the mineral-rich waters of Termas Papallacta Spa during this 8-hour day trip from Quito. Immerse yourself in the beautiful scenery of the cloud forests near Cayambe-Coca Ecological Reserve during a 1.5-hour walk. Then soothe your aching muscles as you enjoy some pampering with a soak in the thermal pools of Papallacta Hot Springs. This trip to Termas Papallacta Spa, perfect for couples, also includes a guide, entrance fees, round-trip hotel transport.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Full-Day Tour to Cotopaxi from Quito

A trip to Ecuador's alpine capital isn't complete without a hike up its highest volcano. Enjoy this flexible day-trip to Cotopaxi National Park and take in some authentic Andean culture along the way. Witness Ecuador's stunning biodiversity first hand and breathe in the fresh (thin) air during scenic hikes suitable for all abilities. 
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Cotopaxi Volcano Private Day Trip

Private sightseeing tour Introduction: Ecuador has a countless number of landscapes and one of the highlight is the Andes where are located countless volcanoes and one of this is Cotopaxi which is a mythical volcano with 5897 meters and the second highest in Ecuador. Surrounded by Inca ruins, lakes and wild horses grazing its highland grasses, it's a highlight of any trip to Ecuador. It is located only two hours south of Quito
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
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  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
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Full Quito City Tour including Middle of the World and Teleferico Cabe Car

Explore Quito’s major landmarks and attractions on this all-day guided tour that includes “Middle of the World City”—where the Southern and Northern hemispheres meet—and Old Town Quito, a UNESCO world heritage site. After a convenient hotel pickup, head to the teleferico cable car and travel 13,000 feet (4,000 meters) to Cruz Loma. Enjoy a horseback ride, take a hike, and admire photo-worthy views of the surrounding countryside.
  • Duration: 6 to 7 hrs
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$63.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 to 7 hrs
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Private Day Trip to Quilotoa Lagoon and Markets from Quito

Spend the day exploring the Ecuadorian Andes' most western volcano on this private tour of Quilotoa. Experience the stunning beauty of this water-filled caldera and navigate the landscapes that surround it. This dormant volcano last erupted 80 years ago following 14,000 years of dormancy.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$219.00 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Papallacta Thermals Pools Private Day Trip

Papallacta village is located some 67 km from Quito in an easterly direction on the road Quito-Baeza. This small town is home of one of the most beautifull Spa&Resort, Termas de Papallacta which features several hot thermal spring pools of different sizes and temperatures.
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
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$42.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
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