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Tour Details

DAY

ITINERARY

OVERNIGHT

1

TRANSFER IN TO CAYAMBE – ACCOMMODATION

MOLINO DE SAN JUAN

2

OTAVALO-PEGUCHE-CUICOCHA

WYNDHAM GARDEN

3

QUITO

WYNHAM GARDEN

4

AMAZON

SHANDIA LODGE

5

AMAZON

SANDIA LODGE

6

AMOZON -BANOS

MONTE SELVA

7

BANOS – QUITO

WYNDHAM GARDEN

8

TRANSFER OUT

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Day1: Transfer In

Day2: Peguche Waterfall + Cuicocha

Day3: Quito Colonial Center

Day4:Shandia Community  + Chocolate Preparation

Day5:Pimpilala Waterfall + Natural Pools +

Day6:Rafting

Day7: Pailon del Diablo Waterfall +Tarabita

Day8: Swing

Price Includes

  • Accommodations Hotels 3*
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Private Transportation
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Entrances to mentioned visits.

Price Excludes

  • Air Tickets
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Tips
Itinerary

Day 1Transfer in to Cayambe

Transfer in to Cayambe

Day 2Transfer in to Cayambe

Otavalo is a bustling Indian market town two hours from Quito surrounded by hills, lakes, and volcanoes. Within short journeys from town are two waterfalls that balance the flurry of activity of the stalls found in the streets of the city. You will visit Cascada de Peguche. This Waterfall (18 m) is located located on a natural reserve (sacred place) run by a local indigenous community. After visiting Peguche you will go to Cuicocha Lake, One of the most visited tourist destinations in Ecuador, and has an incomparable beauty and is rich in flora and fauna.

Day 3Quito

Today, you will have a visit to downtown Quito, one of the most beautiful and historical cities in South America, which was declared by UNESCO a “World Cultural Heritage. First, the “Balcon Quiteño”, the Legislative Palace, the colonial center, the Independence Plaza, the Caron¬delet Palace (Government Palace) the Metropolitan Cathedral, “La Compañía” and “San Francisco” churches and a drive to “El Panecillo”. Here, you will have the best views of Quito and the surrounding snowcapped volcanoes!
You will continue towards the Middle of the World. There, you will find a monument, where you can put one foot in the North Hemisphere and the other foot on the South Hemisphere. Just outside the Middle of the World, there is an interesting open-air museum called Inti-Ñan. It explains the solar system, the effect of the equator position has on gravity and ancient cultures and their peculiarities. Overnight.

Day 4Amazon

Arrival in Shandia, where the Quichua Community will receive us with a delicious typical natural drink, accommodation at the lodge. Then a short walk will take us to know a typical farm of the community, to know the different products that are grown in the area, especially the fine cocoa, then we will visit a typical house of the Quichua community, here the family will teach how to make “chicha de yuca”, back to the lodge, in the afternoon, we will participate in the artisanal chocolate making, starting from the toasting, grinding and preparation of chocolate, we will be able to taste the chocolate made by our hands, then we will have dinner, and lodging.

Day 5Amazon- Shandia

After breakfast, this day takes us to know the Pimpilala waterfalls route, here we will ascend by waterfalls of different height, once at the top, we will hike through the cloud forest for 2 hours, to recharged our energy we take box lunch, continuing with our journey we will go towards to Yani´s or Guayasayacu naturals pools some fascinating place for relax, leisure time, back to the lodge our guide will teach us to use the blowgun, and at night we will be participants in a typical ritual called “shamanismo”. Dinner and lodging.

Day 6Amazon- Banos

Rafting day : After breakfast, you will go to Cando in Jatun Yacu river bank, here we prepare all equipment and start rafting for 3 hours approximately, lunch and check out.

Day 7Baños

Today, you will visit one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Ecuador, “El Pailon del Diablo”, which is located through the “Route of the Cascades”. You will visit the Agoyán waterfall; the ports of heaven, which is a symbol for the entrance to the jungle, the waterfall and tarabita “Manto de la novia” and the tarabita of San Pedro. You will also have the opportunity to do Canopy (“zip lining”) consists of crossing from one side to the other by means of horizontal cables, with a complete safety equipment. In our canopy circuit, the tourist can enjoy an unforgettable adventure crossing from one mountain to the other. We start with an altitude of 20 meters above the Pucayaco River and we finish the course at an altitude of 160 meters above the Ulba River canyon.

Day 8Baños - Quito

Before departing to Quito, you will go to “Runtun Comunity” located at 2800mt-amsl there you will visit the famous Swing ( instagram most photographed places).

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