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ECOTRIP  4 DAYS
Magical experience

EcoTrip

Ecuador, megadiverse place called «COUNTRY OF THE FOUR WORLDS» for having four regions with different climate and a few hours away from each other, with our system of «HOP ON HOP OFF» with MINIMUN ONE PERSON IN SHARED TOURS, we make possible enjoy the most important attractions of these regions.

Otavalo

Starting our ECOTRIPS the first destination will be OTAVALO, recognized by the INDÍGENOUS MARKET with its PLAZA DE LOS PONCHOS (shopping tour). In this FULL DAY we will visit six different places.

Cotopaxi National Park

The next day we advance through the Ecuadorian mountain range towards the southern part to visit the COTOPAXI volcano with a height of 5897 m, it is considered one of the highest and most active volcanoes in the world, where we will make a hike to the glaciers and bike descent (hike and bike).

Quilotoa

At the end of this day we will stay in an Inn outside Cotopaxi National Park. The next day our visit will be QUILOTOA, an emerald lagoon inside the crater of the volcano of the same name. We will have the hike down to the shore of the Lagoon where we can do kayaking.

Mindo

The next day to finish this beautiful and magical tour we will visit MINDO with its CLOUD FOREST which is world-renowned for bird watching, becomes a mandatory and unforgettable destination as it has a large number of options for tourism such as hiking in the forest or better even flying among the trees in the canopy.

NECCESARY EQUIPMENT
  •  Warm clothes (Cotopaxi, Quilotoa)
  • Cámera
  • Gloves
  • Sun block
  • Glasses
  • Trekking shoes (Cotopaxi, Quilotoa)
  • Swinsuit (tour Mindo)

ITINERARY

Itineraries

Day 1

OTAVALO (Tuesday)

1. Departure from la Mariscal 7:00 AM (Juan Leon Mera and Foch streets corner) / SAN BLAS SQUARE 7:15 AM
2. Quitsato Solar clock.
3. Cayambe biscuits factory (Breakfast optional).
4. Visit to Mira Lago Viewpoint (15 MIN)
5. Ponchos Square. (2 HOURS)
6. Lunch.
Visit to Cuicocha lagoon.
7. Visit to Cotacachi town (Leather Market).
8. Return to Quito

Day 2

COTOPAXI BIKING + + LODGING NIGHT (Wednesday)

1. Departure from la Mariscal 7:00 AM (Juan Leon Mera and Foch streets corner) / SAN BLAS SQUARE 7:15 AM
2. Breakfast at Machachi.
3. Explanation about the volcano, fauna and flora of the area.
4. Entrance to the Cotopaxi National Park.
5. Hike from the parking lot to the refuge José Rivas at 4800 m.s.n.m.
6. Hike to the glacier (5000 m)
7. Return to the parking lot.
8. Biking to the Limpiopungo lagoon.
9. Lunch.
10. Transfer to Hostel in Machachi OR return to Quito.

NOTE: Optional Horseback riding (3 hours) instead of walking to the glacier and bike (prior reservation) 50usd additional.

Day 3

QUILOTOA (Thursday)

1. Departure from la Mariscal 7:00 am (Juan Leon Mera and Foch streets corner) / SAN BLAS SQUARE 7:15 am / Hostel Machachi 08:00 am.
2. Visit to Saquisilí market
3. Visit to the Toachi canyon.
4. Entrance to Quilotoa crater.
5. Hike down to Quilotoa lagoon and return. (3 hours)
6. Lunch.
7. Return to Quito

Day 4

MINDO (Friday)

1. Departure from la Mariscal 7:00 AM (Juan Leon Mera and Foch streets corner) / SAN BLAS SQUARE 6:30 am
2. Waterfall, butterfly
3. Tarabita, canopy.
4. Lunch.
5. Chocolate factory.
6. Return to Quito.

INCLUDE
  •  Transportation
  • Guide
  • 4 lunches
  • 2 breakfasts
  • Lodging Machachi

 

NOT INCLUDE
  •  Personal expenses
  • Entrances
  • Tips
  • Snacks beverages
  • Entrances in Mindo

 

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