Multi-day trip

From Quito: 10-Day Ecuador Highlights Private Tour

Multi-day trip

From Quito: 10-Day Ecuador Highlights Private Tour

From US$ 2,300 per group up to 1

Be mesmerized by Ecuador on a private multi-day trip. Discover Quito's historic center, explore natural wonders like Cotopaxi Volcano and Quilotoa Lake, Baños de Agua Santa, and discover quaint towns.

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Duration 10 days
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English, Spanish
Private group


  • Breathe in the fresh air of nature at Mindo-Nambillo Ecological Reserve
  • Drive through the diverse Ecuadorian scenery in the company of your guide
  • Come across the main landmarks of Quito, Riobamba, Cuenca, and Guayaquil
  • Gaze at the Pailón del Diablo waterfalls, Chimborazo Volcano, and other icons
  • Seize the chance to take part in a variety of cultural and outdoor activities
Full description

Immerse yourself in Ecuadorian culture with a 10-day trip through the country's must-sees. Learn about local history as you stroll through the streets of Quito, Riobamba, and Cuenca. Marvel at the majesty of Cotopaxi Volcano, Quilotoa Lake, the Pailón del Diablo waterfalls, and more magical sites.

Day 1 - Overnight in Quito

Get picked up at your chosen location in Quito and begin your adventure by exploring the Old Town. Discover the Basílica del Voto Nacional, La Compañía, El Panecillo, Plaza Grande, and Intiñam Museum. Enjoy the unique chance to stand at the Middle of the World monument.

Day 2 - Overnight in Quito

Surround yourself with nature on a tour of the Mindo-Nambillo Ecological Reserve, the land of hummingbirds, and the paradise of butterflies. Walk through the forest with your guide and come across a variety of plants, then taste some local chocolate. Day 3 - Overnight in Quito

Take a day trip to two neighboring towns. Watch Ecuadorian culture come alive in Otavalo, and see the artisans that come to the main square every day to sell their products. Head over to Cotacachi, a town known for its leather production. Day 4 - Overnight in Cotapaxi Province

Depart from Quito and stop by the striking Cotopaxi Volcano. Experience the beauty of this rural area, marvel at panoramic views from the volcano, and spend the night in the Cotapaxi province.

Day 5 - Overnight in Baños de Agua Santa

Dive even deeper into the beautiful natural landscapes of the area with a visit to Quilotoa, a crater with a gorgeous tranquil lake inside of it. Enjoy a walking tour around the crater, then continue to Baños de Agua Santa. Day 6 - Overnight in Riobamba

Get your adrenaline pumping with the incredible outdoor attractions in Baños de Agua Santa. Seize the chance to. go zip lining, ride a cable car, and admire famous waterfalls, such as the Pailón del Diablo falls. Discover the incredible tree house with a giant swing. Afterward, drive to Riobamba. Day 7 - Overnight in Alausí

Stroll around the small town of Riobamba and buy some traditional slow-roasted pork from the local market. Admire Chimborazo, the tallest volcano in Ecuador and the closest point to the sun on Earth. Arrive in Alausí and visit the colorful old train station.

Day 8 - Overnight in Cuenca

Leave Alausí and wander around the ancient Ingapirka ruins, where Ecuadorian history started. Continue your journey in Cuenca, one of the country's most beautiful cities, and take part in a Panama hat workshop if you'd like to get to know the town's traditional production process.

Day 9 - Overnight in Cuenca

Embark on an insightful walking tour of Cuenca Old Town and gaze at its main buildings. Explore the picturesque town of Gualaceo, famous for its handwoven 'makanas'. Day 10 - Overnight in Guayaquil

Take the route to Guayaquil, stopping at the breathtaking Cajas National Park along the way. Arrive in the city and visit the 'malecon' area on the Guayas River or choose to take the cable car for a nice aerial view of the city.

  • Hotel or airport pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation throughout the trip
  • Driver/guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Accommodation
  • Attraction fees
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet your guide outside of customs holding a sign with your name on it.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Rain gear
  • Gloves
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash
  • Binoculars

Know before you go

  • Accommodation is not included in the tour and the hotel pickup service is only available from Quito and Centro Historico
  • Reach out to the activity provider after booking for the chance to tailor the itinerary if you wish to
  • Keep in mind this activity includes some long periods in the car
  • In the event of bad weather, some experiences might be affected, such as reaching the summit of the volcanoes

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