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Self-Drive Through the Diverse Landscapes of Ecuador

Navigate your way through some of Ecuador’s most incredible sites on an 11-day self-drive adventure taking in majestic volcanoes, expansive national parks, endemic wildlife species and historic cities.

Begin in the fascinating capital of Quito before picking up your vehicle and heading to the spectacular Avenue of Volcanoes, a region littered with natural wonders. Wander peacefully through the incredibly laid-back city of Cuenca and marvel at the beauty of Las Cajas National Park before a well deserved two-night relaxing stay in Puerto Lopez, located on Ecuador’s alluring coastline.

The drives on this itinerary are some of the best in the world and a self-drive adventure is a fantastic way to explore the very best of Ecuador at your own pace.


  • Discover the bustling capital of Quito
  • Drive through the incredible Avenue of Volcanoes exploring remarkable national parks
  • Wander through the historic streets of Cuenca
  • Observe incredible native wildlife in the Las Cajas National Park
  • Relax for two nights on Ecuador's peaceful coast

Quick Itinerary

Days 1 & 2 - Quito

Day 3 - Cotopaxi National Park

Day 4 - Baños Valley

Day 5 - Chimborazo Nature Reserve

Day 6 - Cuenca

Day 7 - Guayaquil

Days 8 - 10 - Puerto Lopez

Day 11 - Transfer to the airport for your onward flight

Truly Individual Holiday

Any element of this holiday can be made truly individual to your requirements, including the places you want to see and the things that are important to you. Just contact one of our Travel Specialists today.

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Price from £1,699 per person

(Valid for 2022 departures, based on 2 people sharing a room. 2023 prices from £1,899 pp)

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International flights to Ecuador from the UK start from £699 per person

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  • 10 nights’ accommodation

  • 10 breakfasts

  • Private half-day tour of Quito and Middle of the World

  • A local guide to visit Cotopaxi National Park

  • Entrance to the trail to the Pailon del Diablo waterfall

  • Local guide and entrance to Chimborazo Nature Reserve

  • Entrance to Ingapirca ruins

  • Parking for Machalilla National Park

  • Navigational tour to Isla Salango and Isla de La Plata

  • 10 days of car hire with unlimited mileage (4WD)

  • Full cover insurance 

  • GPS

  • 1 additional driver

  • Transfers and domestic flights as per itinerary


  • International flights 

  • Meals not indicated in your itinerary

  • Local departure taxes payable locally

  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry and drinks etc

  • Tips for guides and drivers (discretionary)

  • Where applicable locally payable car hire related charges
  • Camera or video fees at any sites

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  • Our Truly Individual Holidays allow you to choose the destinations, inclusions & budget

  • Our Escorted Small Group Tours offer fantastic itineraries, travelling with like-minded people

  • Winner of 'Tour Operator of the Year - Small' at the 2021 Travel Industry Awards by TTG

  • Winner of 'Best Tour Operator' at the 2019 & 2018 L.A.T.A. Achievement Awards

  • All of our holidays are ATOL protected (11104), for your complete peace of mind


The Travel Industry Awards 2021 - Tour Operator Of The Year - Small Latin American Travel Association Achievement Awards 2019 - Tour Operator Of The Year Latin American Travel Association Achievement Awards 2018 - Tour Operator Of The Year

Why book with Latin Routes?

  • Tailormake your holiday, including the destinations, inclusions and budget
  • From charming guesthouses to 5* luxury, we have a wide range of accommodation to suit you
  • Our Travel Specialists will help you to create your perfect holiday to Latin America

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  • You will be accompanied throughout by an experienced Latin Routes tour leader
  • Size does matter! This is why we keep our groups' maximum number to 16
  • Make Your Day Individual - Choose from 3 different experiences that are already included in the price

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  • We receive excellent reviews from our clients and have a fantastic score on Trustpilot.
  • All of our holidays are ATOL protected (11104), for your complete peace of mind
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