17 days in Pichincha Province Itinerary

17 days in Pichincha Province Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pichincha Province holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Quito
— 7 nights
Drive
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Mindo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cayambe
— 4 nights
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Quito

— 7 nights

Light of America

High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Cemexpo has been added to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Quito: Otavalo (Otavalo Market & Mercado 24 de Mayo) and Cascada de Peguche (in Peguche). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, make a trip to Independence Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, and get to know the fascinating history of Quito Old Town.

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Lagos, Nigeria to Quito is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from West Africa Standard Time (WAT) to Ecuador Time (ECT), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Lagos in December, expect nights in Quito to be a bit cooler, around 15°C, while days are colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Mindo.

Things to do in Quito

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Mindo

— 3 nights
Clinging to the western slopes of the Andes, tiny Mindo offers a big punch in terms of tourist appeal.
Change things up with a short trip to Tucanopy in Nanegalito (about 46 minutes away). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve, trek along Yellow House Hiking Trails, admire the sheer force of Nambilla Cascadas, and indulge in some culinary diversions at Yumbos Chocolate.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mindo day trip planning website.

Drive from Quito to Mindo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cayambe.

Things to do in Mindo

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Cayambe

— 4 nights
Cayambe is an agricultural service city (population 39,028 at the last census on November 28, 2010) in highland Ecuador. Cayambe is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: experience rural life at Hacienda La Jesus, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Volcan Cayambe, and don't miss a visit to Quitsato.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cayambe trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Mindo to Cayambe in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will leave for home on the 30th (Wed).

Things to do in Cayambe

Nature · Parks

Pichincha Province travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums · Landmarks
Pichincha is a province of Ecuador located in the northern sierra region; its capital and largest city is Quito. It is bordered by Imbabura and Esmeraldas to the north, Cotopaxi and Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas to the south, Napo and Sucumbíos to the east, and Esmeraldas and Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas to the west.Prior to 2008, the canton Santo Domingo de los Colorados was part of the Pichincha Province. It has since become its own province, Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas.The province is home to many rose plantations, which make up the bulk of Ecuador's floriculture industry.Administrative divisionsThe province is divided into eight cantons.

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