Hidden & Unique Magic Andes tours

Tour

 

RGZ 9003

 

This is the perfect trip to visit the north of Ecuador Andes, it combines some of the culture and history of our country visiting Zuleta and Otavalo with our incredible biodiversity having the opportunity to visit two different paramos and the magic Polylepis forest.

Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO QUITO, ECUADOR

Arrival to Quito and transfer to your hotel, welcome and overnight. 

DAY 2: QUITO – OTAVALO

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After breakfas you will visit Hacienda Zuleta, a famous hacienda, which was property of one of the most remarkable presidents of Ecuador and it is still owned by his descendants.

At this hacienda you will learn about the protection of the Andean condor with the Condor Huasi project, located at 5 km from the house in a valley surrounded by native forest.In the afternoon you will go to Carabuela a small town close to Otavalo where you will visit an old master weaver who will explain to you about the traditional process that the Otavaleños use to make their handicrafts. Finally your guide will drive you to Hacienda Pinsaquí located close to Otavalo where you will diner and overnight.

DAY 3: OTAVALO AND ITS SURROUNDINGS

Early in the morning after breakfast you will visit the Otavalo market or the Ponchos market, that is considered the most important indigenous market of South America; here you can find different and colorful handicrafts like rugs, tapestries, clothes jewelry, etc.  Lunch in a local restaurant and then you will continue to Cuicocha Crater Lake, on route you will visit Cotacachi town known for its famous leather handicrafts. Yo Late in the afternoon return to Hacienda Pinsaqui where you will diner and overnight. 

Otavalo Ponchos

DAY 4: OTAVALO – POLYLEPIS LODGE

After an early breakfast, your guide will drive you to the train station to catch the train to the Liberty road* which will allow you to travel into the past and learn about the history and the main events that happened in this beautiful province. Box lunch on route and in the afternoon you will arrive to Polylepis Lodge. After dinner, the local guide will be waiting for you in order to hike through the millenary Polylepis forest and learn about the tale stories and the elf that lives in this place, return to the lodge to overnight.

DAY 5: POLYLEPIS LODGE - RETURN TO QUITO

After an early breakfast, our guide will be waiting for you in order to hike through the trails of Polylepis lodge, learning about the Millenary forest of Polylepis known like the paper tree and the Paramo of Frailejones, a native plant of the Andes Highlands and one of the favorite food of the Spectacled bear.

Return to the main house where a delicious lunch will be waiting for you and then you will return to Quito to rest and overnight.

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DAY 6: QUITO – NATIONAL OR INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT

After an unforgettable expedition in Ecuador, filled with culture and nature you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight.

Rates

PRICE PER PERSON 2017

HOTELS CATEGORY 1
*Pax
2-3
Pax
4-5
Pax
6-9
Pax
Tourist $1,875 $1,135 $1,010 $855
Tourist superior $2,050 $1,200 $1,075 $920
First Class $2,310 $1,345 $1,195 $1,037
 
  10-11
Pax
12-15
Pax
16
Pax
Sin
Sup
Tourist $765 $740 $680 $120
Tourist superior $820 $799 $740 $199
First Class $940 $915 $855 $290

 

*Pax: Passengers


Single Supplement under request

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David Thrussell / UK
2016-05-31, 19:28
Considering the distances and elevations of the itinerary, very impressed. Excelent!

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