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Bygone Days & Cultural Treasures tour

From Incas to conquistadors

This 1-week trip is the perfect introduction to Ecuador’s rich history and culture, from the Inca empire to Spanish colonial times, and modern day life.

  • Learn the history of Quito´s UNESCO colonial past
  • Visit Banco Central Museum, with wonderful archaeological displays
  • Tour the gallery & workshop of famous artist, Oswaldo Guayasamin
  • Handicraft shopping at Otavalo's colorful indian market
  • Overnight at a majestic 17th century hacienda estate
  • Colonial culture at white-washed Cuenca, Ecuador´s most picturesque city
  • Visit ancient Inca ruins at Ingapirca
  • Traditional pottery class in Cuenca

Bygone days & cultural treasures tour


  • 2 passengers
  • $1495 Standard
  • $1825 Comfortable
  • 3 passengers
  • $1325 Standard
  • $1630 Comfortable
  • 4 passengers
  • $1235 Standard
  • $1550 Comfortable
  • 5 passengers
  • $1185 Standard
  • $1495 Comfortable
  • 6 passengers
  • $1150 Standard
  • $1450 Comfortable


  • DAY 1Quito arrival- Private pickup at the airport, transfer to your hotel. Free time to relax and acclimatize to your new surroundings.
  • DAY 2Quito Colonial Tour + Panecillo Visit + Banco Central Museum.
  • DAY 3Otavalo market visit and handicraft shopping.
  • DAY 4Otavalo communities visit + Cuicocha Lake + Transfer back Quito.
  • DAY 5Transfer out + Flight Cuenca + Cuenca city tour with pottery class.
  • DAY 6Ingapirca ruins visit.
  • DAY 7Transfer out + Flight back Quito + Capilla del Hombre Museum visit.
  • DAY 8Private transfer to airport. End tour.

Click below for a more detailed itinerary description, complete with meal and guide inclusions.

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Tour Specifications

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  • Accommodation in double / twin rooms (or triple for odd-numbered groups who do not wish to pay any single supplement)
  • Private transport with local Spanish-speaking driver throughout tour
  • Meals as listed in itinerary
  • Activities as listed in itinerary
  • Flight: Quito/Cuenca/Quito
  • English-speaking guide for city tours, Otavalo community visit, Ingapirca and Capilla del Hombre


  • International flights
  • Local entry fees
  • Single supplement (applies for a single room for somebody travelling within a group). If you are travelling alone then please ask our staff for a solo traveler price quote.
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

Tour Dates

  • This tour is available to start on any day throughout the year.

What Our Clients Say


Peter Cole, UK

Finally a tour that visits traditional sites and takes a real interest in the history of a country. Although short (1 week) there was a lot packed in and we were kept interested and amused throughout by the excellent guides. A real highlight was the interaction with locals around Otavalo! A highly recommended tour.