Discover the charm of colonial Quito including as San Francisco Market, one of the oldest in the city. Travel by dugout canoe into Ecuador’s Yasuni National Park to find wildlife and vibrant local culture. Experience Cotopaxi, highest active volcano in the world. Explore colonial towns such as Colta, which has the largest population of indigenous Quichua people in the province of Chimborazo; and Ingapirca, where a nearby Inca archeological site represents the largest known Inca ruins in Ecuador. Tour Colombia’s colonial gems, Bogota, the capital city and home to exciting graffiti artists; and Cartagena, where you take an unusual food tour based on the life and work of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Take in the coffee country around Armenia, traditional Medellin and the lovely coastal area of Nuqui. Relax on the beaches or soak in the warm thermal springs as well as go whale watching, surfing and kayaking.