Travel in ultimate style between the Andes and the Pacific Coast with the magnificent Tren Crucero, the jewel in the crow…
Remote villages and colourful Indigenous markets rest among the soaring cones of snowcapped volcanoes, such as the famous town of Otavalo to the north of Quito, whose weekly Saturday market is one of the largest in Ecuador. Visitors can observe the hustle and bustle of the town as farmers and country workers flock in to sell vegetables, meat, livestock or beautifully woven or wood-carved handicrafts.
The road South of Quito is known as the Avenue of Volcanoes, and passes through the highlands between towering peaks, past the Cotopaxi National Park and indigenous villages and towns. At Alausi you can ride on the Devil's Nose railway, an incredible feat of engineering, providing an amazing journey descending the steep mountainsides on a series of switchbacks.
The Avenue of Volcanoes ends with Cuenca, a beautiful colonial city founded in 1557. Its cobbled streets, towering cathedrals, magnificent churches and wide plazas are second only to Quito's, while its year-round spring climate make it the perfect places to spend a few days strolling and enjoying the city's more relaxed ambience.
19 Nights from £ 6,355 € 6,408 $ 7,897
Experience close encounters with friendly wildlife on a Galapagos Islands cruise, discover fascinating cultures in the Amazon rainforest and admire awe-inspiring volcanoes in…
14 Nights from £ 6,331 € 6,380 $ 7,863
Visit mountain villages with local markets, travel along the Avenue of Volcanoes high in the Andes and enjoy a cruise in the Galapagos Islands observing the abundant friendly…
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