Central Holidays


Latin AmericaEcuador Customizable Programs

QUITO, the capital of Ecuador, is 9,200 feet high in the Andes and located only 13 miles from the “Middle of the World”, the Equatorial Line. Set in a hollow at the foot of the Pichincha Volcano, Quito is surrounded by hills and several snowcapped mountains. Its historic center or “Old Town”, known for its treasures of Colon...Read More

  • Day 1


    Welcome to Quito! Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure to acclimatize to the altitude.

  • Day 2


    Start today’s tour in the historic district, or “Old Town” and see the Archbishop’s Palace, the Cathedral and the Monument dedicated to the heroes of 1809 and their “First Cry of Independence” from Spanish monarchy. On the way to San Francisco Square, visit the Jesuit church of La Compañia, before heading to the Equatorial Line Monument called the “Middle of the World” and stand in both, the Northern and Southern Hemispheres simultaneously. (B, L)

  • Day 3


    Visit the famous indigenous Otavalo open market and wander around various stands set in the central square. Shop for hand made textiles, wooden decorations, Andean musical instruments, hats, jewelry and a variety of local souvenirs. Our guide will take you to visit the nearest town called Peguche which is known for its weavers and to visit a workshop of wind instruments. The next village is Cotacachi, were its residents are skilled manufactures of leather goods, and then we will head to the crater lake Cuicocha which will amaze guests with its beautiful setting. Guests will return to Quito for an overnight stay. (B)

  • Day 4

    Quito to USA (or extend your stay)

    At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight back home. (B)