What makes this trip special?
A tale of two cities
The middle of the world
Avenue of the Volcanoes
Cotopaxi NP & Avenue of the Volcanoes
Descend a precipitous rock face by train
Devil's Nose Train
Romance, colonial heritage and the Panama hat
Day-by-day itinerary for 'Avenue of the Volcanoes and the Devil's Nose Train'
Avenue of the Volcanoes - Cotopaxi
Avenue of the Volcanoes - Quilotoa Loop
Avenue of the Volcanoes - Salasaca and Riobamba
Devil's Nose Train and Ingapirca
Guide prices for 'Avenue of the Volcanoes and the Devil's Nose Train'
||2 people sharing
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- international flights
- travel insurance
- airport and departure taxes
- items of a personal nature such as drinks, tips, laundry, etc
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'Avenue of the Volcanoes and the Devil's Nose Train'
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Hotels for 'Avenue of the Volcanoes and the Devil's Nose Train'
Days 1 - 2
Hotel La Rabida
Quito modern part
Hotel de La Rábida is a traditional Quito home that has been renovated and turned into a rather charming small guest house. It is situated in the modern part of Quito. It has characterful lounge with log fire and small patio garden.
Hotel dining room
Hacienda La Cienega
Hostería La Ciénega is a characterful hotel converted from one of Ecuador’s oldest haciendas, dating from 1580.
Set in extensive grounds it is approached along an avenue of fragrant eucalyptus trees. Its well regarded restaurant, 34 guest rooms and suites are set around a series of attractive courtyard gardens, some of which are recent additions.
La Ciénega offers rooms with colonial and 19th century furnishings and has many other reminders of its past, including a private chapel.
Horse riding is usually available for guests.
Public areas at hotel
Renovated and much extended hacienda just outside Riobamba and set in pretty rose filled gardens. The hotel has 38 spacious well-appointed en suite rooms, smartly decorated with samples of Ecuadorian art and weaving. The hotel has an good restuarant run by a Peruvian chef, who cooks up Peruvian influenced cuisine as well as Ecuadorian and internatinal dishes.
Days 5 - 6
Hotel Inca Real is set in a restored 19th century mansion in the heart of historic Cuenca and is a good base for sightseeing on foot around the city.
The hotel was the first colonial building in Cuenca restored as a hotel and reflects old colonial style - rooms are arranged around internal patio courtyards and original murals remain on walls. Owing to the hotel's priority to conserve the architectural structure of the building all of the 25 guest rooms vary in size. Four suites are located around the first patio, 9 standard rooms are set around the second patio and 12 standard rooms are set around the third patio - these rooms are smaller rooms but located in the most peaceful part of the hotel.
The hotel is owned and run by a friendly Ecuadorian/Spanish couple who also manage the hotel tapas restaurant 'Akelarre'.
Hostal Macaw is a charming mid-range hotel recently opened in a peaceful suburb of Guayaquil. The 13 simply furnished rooms each have private bathrooms with hot water, A/C cable T.V and hair dryers either with king-size or twin beds.
The owners, Rodrigo and Fanny spent 25 years living and working in the Galapagos. They strive to operate Hostal Macaw in an environmentally friendly manner. Not a single tree was cut down in building the hostal - all of the wood used in construction is cedar from the Galapagos, an introduced tree that has become a plague on the islands. Biodegradable products are used where possible.
Hostal Macaw has a small garden with a great variety of plants for use in the hotel's cuisine, including passion flower, pineapple and cacao.
Guests staying for more than two nights have the use of a small swimming pool in the block next door.