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At Audley, planning unique trips is at the heart of everything they do. All their country specialists travel extensively in search of unforgettable, authentic experiences. Until the 31st August they are asking you to share your own travel discoveries on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to be in with a chance of winning a ten-day trip to Ecuador for two. Terms and conditions apply. This competition is open to residents of the UK.
How to enter
Twitter and Instagram: Share your little-known travel experience on Twitter or Instagram with a supporting photograph or video and include @AudleyTravel and #MyLittleKnown on your post.
On Facebook: Post your little-known travel experience on Audley Travel’s Facebook wall with a supporting photograph or video and include #MyLittleKnown on your post.
You can access Audley’s Facebook page here
Your ten-day tour begins in the capital city of Quito which sits high in the Andes. While in this area you’ll visit the nearby city of Otavalo to see local handicraft villages and surrounding mountain scenery.
Your journey continues south along the volcano route where you’ll visit a local market in the town of Latacunga before spending two nights in Riobamba, the third largest city in Ecuador, known locally as the ‘Sultan of the Andes’. Afterwards, you’ll explore the remote mountain village of San Rafael and learn about the Paqocha Alpaca project which re-introduced the native alpaca to provide a sustainable source of income for the community.
You will then ride on the Devil’s Nose train which is widely considered one of the most impressive feats of rail engineering and one of South America’s most desired experiences. After this you’ll spend three nights in Cuenca and enjoy a tour of the historic city and the nearby Saraguro.
Your final stop is a two-night stay at Hacienda La Danesa, a working farmhouse set in the countryside outside of Guayaquil. There are many activities to choose from including horse-back riding, tubing, cycling and relaxing before heading to Guayaquil for your flight home.
Terms and conditions apply.
To view the full competition details, terms and conditions and see some of the best entries so far, please visit: www.audleytravel.com/social.