TRIP THROUGH ECOSYSTEMS
EXPERIENCE different ecosystems of Ecuador as you travel through the mountains, jungle and the coast while enjoying the most luxurious accomodations.
||Transfer from the airport to the Sheraton Hotel or similar hotel
||Tour around Quito and visit The Middle of the World Monumen
It is an eight-hour tour. Enjoy the panoramic view of Cumbaya and Tumbaco Valleys. We offer you a walk around the historic area of Quito. This includes a visit to the four more interesting museums inside the Colonial area (the city museums, the museum of Colonial Art, the Maria Augusta Urrutia´s museum, the San Francisco´s museum).
Go uphill to the Panecillo where the statue of the Virgin of Quito is located.
This is the best opportunity to enjoy a spectacular view of the city.
We can enjoy the delicious food in one of the most prestigiuos restaurants of Quito, during lunch (Cueva del oso). Get ready to visit the "Middle of the World" that offers you the oportunity to put one foot in each hemisferic of the world. We willvisit the Etnographic museum and the many handicraft stores around the colonial city "Mitad del mundo" (Middle of the world).
Later on we will get back to the hotel going trough residential neighborhoods in Quito.
||We will go to the north of Quito through the Volcano Avenue to visit: Claderon (Clay figures), the San Pablo Lake (Special view). We will have lunch close to the lake and after that we will visit the Cuicocha lake that lies inside a volcano.
To finish our day, we will visit the city of Cotacachi (leather manufacture)
Choose your lodging option
Dinner and Lodging: 3* (H. Chorlavi), 4* (H. Cusin), 4* (H Puerto Lago), 4* (Pinsaqui), 5* (H. La Mirage), 5*+ (H. La Mirage luxury suite).
||In the morning we will visit the indigenous market in Otavalo (Textiles and all types of handicrafts)
We stop for lunch and continue our trip to visit an indigenous village of Peguche and a sculpture and woodwork community of San Antonio de Ibarra
On our way back we will drive around the lake San Pablo and comeback to Quito
||Termal baths in Papallacta
A six-hour tour; visit the valley of Tumbaco
We will arrive in Papallacta, famous for the thermal springs, Around two hours we will visit and admire the beauty of a private nature reserve.
We will observe some species of flora and fauna. bird watching activities.
You can do this trip either walking or horse back riding.
Later on we will comeback to the thermal baths where you can enjoy the delicious medicinal benefits that the spring offer.
Lunch at the touristy complex after that we will get to the Amazons (luxury lodge).
When you travel to the Amazon you can enjoy the rich biodiversity of the tropical rain forest.
The majority of the plants and animal species live inside the mysterious and virgin forest; they are protected by ecological reserves.
Lodging and dinner in the Amazon
||Visit the jungle, where we can have the opportunity of see tropical flowers and threes, we will navigate on the Misahualli and Napo rivers; you will have the opportunity to visit and share some of the native people walking around the rain forest.
Walk around the primary forest. 4 hours
We will visit an indigenous family, have dinner and a Shaman celebration
Trip in a boat to Misahualli. Lunch at the Spa "Miramelindo"
Visit the Pailon del diablo, the biggest water fall in Ecuador
We will enjoy the view of the avenue of the waterfalls
We will go to Cuenca
We will visit the Ingapirca Inca ruins
||Full day in Cuenca
Cuenca, is the most populated city in Ecuador, is the cultural capital of America
Cuenca is the host to the international biannual paintin exibition. It was declared world heritage site. It is a city that should be visited all around, because of the wonderfull handicrafts produced in different shops around the place.
We will depart for Guayaquil
We will go through the Cajas National Park. A park with 250 lakes.
Enjoy the classic Andean paramo
Lunch in Guayaquil
City tour in Guayaquil, one of the most important commercial centers in South America.
|Day 11 to 15
||Choose between an optional trip to Galapagos Islands, or to the "Ruta del Sol", trip around Ecuadorean beaches and islands around the coast.