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The Lava Line (Start Quito, end Guayaquil)

Holiday's for the over 35's

The Lava Line (Start Quito, end Guayaquil)

7 days "See Dates & Prices" (Per Person Two Sharing)

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Ecuador 3 18 to 35s Holidays


Photograph of The Lava Line (Start Quito, end Guayaquil)

Holiday's for the over 35's

Tour Includes : Quito||Tena||Banos||Guayaquil

Head into the lush jungle and discover Ecuador in all its natural glory. Get local with an indigenous community, get up close and personal with a live volcano and make a splash in stunning waterfalls and hot springs. With one foot in each hemisphere, you will discover the true heart of this diverse country.

Highlights

Accommodation

  • 6 nights accommodation: 6 nights twin-share hotels
  • Transportation in a private air-conditioned coach, mini-coach or van
  • Sightseeing tours of all major areas

Food

  • 9 meals: 6 breakfasts & 3 dinners

Staff

  • An experienced & professional Trip Manager
  • English speaking local guides

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Quito
Welcome to Ecuador’s capital, Quito! Meet up with your Contiki Team & group before exploring – we’ll start the trip out right with a tour around the city so you can get your bearings. Our expert guide will teach you all about this city & the history of the Inca & Spanish invasion which happened in the 15th Century, you’ll get the opportunity to check out the colonial-era buildings that still stand in Old Town. This UNESCO World Heritage city is Ecuador’s second largest, with a population over 2 million. Although this city has a rich historical past dating back to the Incas, today it’s a popular & modern city that sprawls across this Andean landscape – and you’ll experience some of the best views 200m above the town at the Panciello lookout, which features La Virgen del Panecillo, a majestic sculpture that stands overlooking the city. Later, visit the Equatorial line & wander between the two hemispheres as you visit the Inti Nan Museum. We’ll have dinner with the group so you can get you know your travel buddies. The city has a great nightlife scene & some great local treats to try. Ecuadorian fresh fruit juice and steaming cafe con leche are amongst some of the must-try delights on offer here. If you feel like doing as the locals do, you could sip on a canelazo, made from hot water, sugarcane alcohol, lemon, sugar, and cinnamon – it’s a typical of the Andean region.

Day 2
Quito to Tena
It’s out of the city & into the lush jungle with spectacular views and a thermal pool swim en route. A perfect way to spend the day.

Day 3
Tena
This morning is all about ME Time. This morning, have a lie in or opt to visit an indigenous community. Get your adrenalin pumping this afternoon on a class 3-4 rapids.

Day 4
Tena to Baños
We head to Baños today, the adventure capital of Ecuador, nestled under the still active Tungurahua volcano. Tonight get local as you learn to salsa at our included lesson.

Day 5
Baños
With a free day, explore your way & Baños goes off! Situated in a valley of waterfalls & hot springs, Baños is a hub for travellers who love great weather, small town vibes & the great outdoors. Go horseback riding, canyoneering or abseiling.

Day 6
Baños to Guayaquil
Today we’re off to discover Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city & its economic hub. This cosmopolitan city is one of Ecuador’s new hotspots, a walk down to the Malecón (Cities riverfront) is a must. For a bit of a historic enlightenment why not venture to Las Peñas, one of the most emblematic neighborhoods of Guayaquil, its narrow streets and interesting past makes it a great visit. Tonight we set sail on an evening cruise down the Guayas River in a Captain Morgan replica pirate boat, relax as see spectacular views of the city, Las Peñas, colourful Cerro Santa Ana, and the Malecón 2000. You’ll have the opportunity to buy drinks and nibbles while you enjoy the skyline by night

Day 7
Depart Guayaquil
Your trip ends after breakfast when it's time to say "adios" to your mates

Platinum Travel and Contiki 18 to 35 Holidays

Platinum Travel are delighted to be working with Contiki Holidays. Contiki specialise in group travel holidays for the 18 to 35's and have being doing so for over 50 years. You get to share your passion for adventure, good times and creating memories with a group of 18-35 year old's from around the world.

There are over 270 trips around the world, with plenty of departure dates to choose from to create a holiday that’s perfect for you, from budget to accommodation style.

Contiki are about you exploring the world with like-minded people, which is why they only run trips for 18-35 year olds. You can expect to join a group of 18-35 awesome people from all around the world on our Europe, Australia, North America and New Zealand trips, and in Asia and Latin America it's all about small group adventures with up to 25 travellers. Don't worry if you are travelling alone, half of our travellers set off alone, meaning you'll have plenty of opportunities to make new friends.

The trips include everything you need to have the best travel experience of your life. Contiki take care of all the logistics like booking hotels, finding the best places for dinner and getting you from place to another. The Tour Managers, Drivers and Local Guides know as much about the destinations you visit as the locals themselves.

You'll get VIP access to the world's icons, as you skip to the front of the mile-long line at the Eiffel Tower and Colosseum. One thing's for sure – it's amazing value you won't find anywhere else.

The 5 Top Reasons to travel with Platinum Travel and Contiki

  • More choice
  • More ME Time
  • 18-35s only
  • Better experiences
  • Unbeatable value

Not all of our featured holidays and tours include flights, if in doubt please contact us.

As a full service travel agent we have access to negotiated wholesale rates with airlines worldwide and these rates are not generally on the internet.

We have expert knowledge of all airlines on all routes so we will constantly compare airlines with each other to get the best offer.

We are familiar with the myriad of confusing check-in, baggage, seat and priority boarding charges and we know how to exploit these to your advantage.

Many of our airline fares are refundable whereas internet fares are generally non-refundable.


Platinum Travel are a fully licensed and bonded travel agent so you have a lot more protection with us than with the internet (airlines are not bonded).

For more information Please call now on 01 853 5000, email info@platinumtravel.ieor click button below and complete the enquiry form - we will be delighted to help you, its all part of the Platinum Service!

All Platinum Travel and Contiki Dates and Prices are subject to Availability at time of booking.

We are constantly updating our departure dates and prices. If your preferred dates and prices do not appear above please click on the enquire button below for further details.

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Early booking and other discounts are sometimes available, please ask at time of enquiry

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Plans can change, so when it comes to booking travel with us, we prefer a no strings attached type approach, which is why we’ve introduced the Freedom Guarantee. It’s made up of two parts: change your trip for zero fees, or use FlexDeposit to save your paid deposit for when you’re ready to use it.

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