8 Day Highlands of Ecuador Tour

8 Days from R18,099 per adult sharing

A great tour for when you're short on time. This eight-day tour mixes cities listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, lively markets, and natural wonders like Cotopaxi volcano, so you get to soak in impressive cityscapes as well as sweeping vistas. You will travel with G Adventures, a leader in community tourism and passionate about travel's power to change lives. Their award-winning trips focus on supporting local communities, giving travellers meaningful experiences with people, cultures and wildlife, while offering the freedom and flexibility to explore on their own.

G Adventures' responsible approach to travel, of 'G for Good', includes travel guidelines for children, wildlife and indigenous people, community-based projects travellers can visit, and the industry-leading 'Ripple Score', which measure how much money they leave in the local economy.


Wander Quito and colonial cities

Marvel at an active volcano

Shop at the Otavalo Market

Duration: 8 days

Start/Finish City: Quito to Quito

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

Physical Grading: 3 - Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Travel Style: Classic

All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 18, avg 14



Arrive at any time.

Exclusive Inclusions: Meet Your Chief Experience Officer and Group


Explore the largets handicraft market in South America. Discover local art, tapestries and textiles.

Meals included: Breakfast


Travel by bus to Cotopaxi National Park. In the afternoon, opt to explore the area or mountain bike with views of Cotopaxi Volcano. Spend the night in a mountain lodge near the national park.

Meals included: Breakfast


Visit Cotopaxi National Park, home to Cotopaxi Volcano, which stands at 5,897m (19,342 ft). The beautiful cone-shaped, snow-covered volcano is Ecuador’s second highest peak and the highest active volcano in the world. Keep an eye out for park wildlife, including condors, foxes, deer, spectacled bears, and more. For those who want to hike, there are options available (weather permitting).

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch


Head out into this stunning colonial city with your expert local CEO. First visit the Turi viewpoint with sweeping views of the city and surrounding mountains before stopping by a Panama hat factory. Then continue to the historical centre to discover the highlights like the new and old cathedrals and the flower market. Learn first-hand why this city deserves it’s UNESCO designation.

Meals included: Breakfast


Enjoy a free day to explore beautiful Cuenca. Opt to go hiking in Cajas National Park, visit Ingapirca ruins, or soak in nearby hot springs. Explore the city’s sights, including cobblestoned streets, red-tiled roofs, art galleries, flower markets, shaded plazas, and museums.

Meals included: Breakfast


Fly back to Quito and enjoy the night in this historical city.

Meals included: Breakfast


Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast

INCLUDES: Hotels (5 nights), rustic mountain lodge (2 nights). Transport via local bus, plane or private vehicle. All local flights are included in the cost of your tour. Meals - 7 breakfasts and 1 lunch.

8 Days from R18,099 per adult sharing

These offers are brought to you by Travel Counsellors (Pty) Ltd. Selected departure dates between 1 October 2023 and 26 April 2024. Package excludes international flights. Offers are per adult sharing. Rates for other periods and for staying in your own room are available on request. Offer is subject to availability at time of booking, high season surcharges and currency fluctuations. Supplier's terms and conditions are available on request. Additional information available on request. Valid for SA residents only. Terms and conditions apply. Prices and information correct at time of publishing. E&OE.