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Bygone days & cultural treasures tour


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

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Bygone days & cultural treasures tour

Prices per person 2020

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

Itinerary Map


  • 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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  • Professional guides
  • Rafting equipment
  • Lunch plus snacks and beers
  • Transport to/from Quito


  • Wetsuits (available for rent on the sometimes chilly Upper Blanco river Mar-May for $5.)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips (Optional)

Tour Dates

  • Please enquire with our staff for group departure dates.

What you should bring

  • On river you'll need: swimsuit, shorts, t-shirt, river sandals/tennis shoes, and sunscreen.
  • Off river you'll need: passport copy, towel, dry change of clothes and insect repellent.
  • Optional items include a baseball cap, sunglasses with retention strap and waterproof camera.

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