Ecuador Gateway 5 Days Tour

Ecuador and Its four worlds !! We invite you to experience several most visited attractions in the country . This a perfect gateway tour if you decide to take a vacation in Ecuador for 5 days.

Quito with its history , Churches and the Equator

Mindo with its exhuberant forest , hummingbirds , Orchids and waterfalls

Otavalo with its remarkable Indian Market and the local Culture

Papallacta a sacred paradise inside of an extinted volcano with its hotsprings , perfect for your total relax before you filght back home..

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 2x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • Private transportation
    • 5 Days / 4 Nights Program in TWIN /DBL accommodation
    What's excluded :
    • Anything not specified in program
    • Gratuities
    • Admition Tickets as mentioned in Program
    • Entry/Admission - Quito Old Town
    • Entry/Admission - Otavalo Market
    • Entry/Admission - Termas de Papallacta
    • Entry/Admission - Reserva Ecologica Antisana

  • Day 1: Getting To Quito

    Stop At: Quito Old Town, Quito Ecuador
    This is the arrival day for all of our tour participants, Once you clear customs you’ll meet one of our Guides, then you´ll be taken to the hotel in Quito.

    The hotel is located in the heart of Quito´s business district and it has many facilities to make your stay very pleasant.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Mercure Alameda Hotel **** Stars Hotel

    Day 2: Quito Tour Full Day - Mindo

    Stop At: Quito Old Town, Quito Ecuador
    Early in the morning we will start our city tour at Panecillo viewpoint to admire the Quito´s wonders from above, then we will walk around two hours visiting the highlights of the old city such as; San Francisco Church, Compañia de Jesús Church and Sagrario Church located on “Calle de la Siete Cruces” or Garcia Moreno Street. Then we will visit the Presidential Palace lobby at Quito´s main Square. Finally we will visit the first Gothic Church of Ecuador, considered the highest one in the city. This is another beautiful viewpoint to observe “The Avenue of the Volcanoes”.

    Then we will drive towards to the Equator Line Museum, finally we will drive towards to Mindo cloud forest for overnight
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Sachatamia Lodge **** Stars Hotel

    Day 3: Mindo Surroundings - Otavalo

    Stop At: Otavalo Market, Plaza de los Ponchos, Otavalo 100450 Ecuador
    the tour will start after breakfast at 8:30 am then we will continue towards Mindo town , where we will take the road to the Waterfalls Sanctuary , this all drive will take 2 hours. At the waterfalls , you will decide how far you want to explore with at the place with our guide ( the waterfalls sanctuary is a large complex of several waterfalls , that depending of your phisical conditions , it is possible to visit up to 5 in a roll or simply walk a little bet around , take a short cable car ride and visit one of the nicest ones. we will help you to decide while there )

    Then we will return to Mindo town ( at this point you can choose as optional EXTRA to do tubbing at Mindo River , it cost 12 usd per person and you will need to bring your swim suit and a towel for this activity , it is very safe than children, seniors and adults are more than welcome).

    If not we will stop in Mindo to have lunch in one of the local restaurants , after this you will get to know more about Butterflies , Orchids and the famous hummingbirds at the Farm in town.

    Finally it is time to visit the Chocolate farm , where you will learn the entire process before chocolate brownie will go to your mouth ( Did you know that the Ecuadorian Jungle Cultures started preparing chocolate before the Mexicans aborigens over 5000 years ago??)

    At the end of the afternoon we will continue to Otavalo city and dropp off at your hotel for overnight.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Typical 2 courses lunch at a local restaurant in Mindo Town
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Hotel Riviera Sucre *** Stars Hostal

    Day 4: Otavalo Market - Papallacta

    Stop At: Termas de Papallacta, Km. 65 vía Quito - Baeza, Papallacta 150753 Ecuador
    After breakfast we will continue our sightseeing trough the Andes, visiting a Rose Farm and all its process. Then we will stop at San Pablo lake viewpoint to take some photos, this is the most scenery area.

    After this place we will continue towards Cayambe town to try the famous biscuits and a cup of hot chocolate. Then we will drive 1 hour to Termas de Papallacta to look for Condors flying.

    The rest of the afternoon, you will have free to enjoy the hot springs complex and maybe a nice massage with volcanic stones for a complete relax….

    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: this is not a complete lunch , it is only a small snack which means some biscuits and hot chocolate
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Termas de Papallacta **** Stars Lodge

    Day 5: Flying back Home

    Stop At: Reserva Ecologica Antisana, Cayambe Ecuador
    Today is your last day in Ecuador with us , so you can choose besides taking a free morning to relax at the resort pool or SPA , or take a very nice hike around the area .

    in both cases the Check Out Time is at 1:00 pm , then we will drive you to Quitos International Airport for your flight back home.

    Unfortunately we have to say good bye and we invite you to see one of our other tours in Galapagos and Peru Tours..

    However if you desire to add one more night in Quito City or extend your staying in Ecuador , we can always help you out with free advise to make sure you optimize the time and continue exploring this paradise called Ecuador

    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by GUIDEcuador Travel

Activity ID: V-100978P13

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