Day 1: Quito
Arrive at the airport in Quito, & transfer to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
Day 2: Quito
Head for the Middle of the World City after breakfast this morning. See the famous monument built to signify the equator crossing through Ecuador, & visit the Ethnography Museum. Other highlights of the Middle of the World City include fascinating, educational activities on the variations of the world’s hemispheres. Return to Quito for a city tour, which features visits to the Neo-gothic Basilica of the National Vow & the stunning La Compania church. Enjoy time for shopping this afternoon, followed by dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 3: Quito – Cotopaxi National Park – Quito
Spend the day hiking & observing the native flora & fauna inside Cotopaxi National Park, home to the active Cotopaxi Volcano. Return to Quito for dinner & an overnight stay.
Day 4: Quito – Otavalo – Quito
Travel to Otavalo today for a unique cultural experience. Learn about the indigenous Otavalos, & enjoy shopping the town’s markets, which feature handmade items including crafts, clothing, & jewelry. Return to Quito for dinner & an overnight stay.
Day 5: Quito – USA
Transfer to the airport, & board return flight home.