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4-day Colors and Scents

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Trip Type: Land Tours, Family

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STARTING AT:

$649

/ TRAVELER

Season: year-round
Duration: 4 Days
Group Size: 2
min
Accommodation: Hotel

ecuador - quito

STARTING AT:

$649

/ TRAVELER

Group Size: 2
min
Season: year-round
Duration: 4 Days
Accommodation: Hotel

Expedition Overview

Do you want a short trip to explore culture, nature and peace? Discover new colors and scents?
Good for you, we got the perfect option for you. Especially if you want to spend the night cozily. So if you want something short that feels fresh without missing comfort, this is right for you.

FROM $649

Itinerary

Be sure to start your day with a good breakfast; you will need it since we are hitting the road down the Avenue of Volcanoes. Alongside the road, you will see the colorful Andean fields up to 12 000 feet (3 657 mts).

Where are we headed? To Cotopaxi National Park, where you can enjoy the beautiful sight of the Limpiopungo Lagoon at the hills of the volcano, decorated with the Rumiñahui volcano and the imposing Cotopaxi —the highest volcano on Earth.

In the afternoon, we’ll roll into Hacienda La Ciénaga, a time capsule com right from the colonial era. Let yourself enjoy the ambiance and feel like you were transported to other times.
And the cherry on top: end the day with a delicious dinner before you go to sleep.

Meals: Dinner.

Accommodation: La Ciénega

Today you’ll descend the Andean fields, from 13,000 ft (3962 mts) to 9,000 ft (2743 mts). Enjoy the landscape and keep your eyes sharp to spot the Spectacled Bear, the only bear species in South America.

On the road, you can appreciate the local fields with their colors and people working. The fields are known for their crops.

We will arrive at Hacienda Guachala in the early afternoon, and after checking in, you will be free to enjoy the different activities prepared for you.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation: Hacienda Guachala.

Get yourself a nice breakfast and prepare yourself before we set off across the Andes towards Otavalo. You will visit the Otavalo Market —also called “Mercado del Poncho”— one of the most famous Indigenous fairs in the world.
Walk through the cobblestone streets, explore the market with the locals, and check out their many goods. We then head towards Cotacachi to check the famous leather goods made there.
You will end the day at Las Palmeras Inn.

 

Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation: La Palmeras Inn

On our last day, we will go to Hacienda Guanchala for a small stroll the surroindings before returning to Quito.

Then, it is time to wrap up our journey! We’ll get you to the airport, so don’t forget to grab your stuff, pictures, and… what are those you got there? Anyways, we will wait for your return, so don’t take too long before coming back!
See ya!

 

Meals: Breakfast

What to Expect

Accommodation: Hotel
Location: ecuador - quito
Season: year-round
Meeting Point: Quito
Trip Type: Land Tours, Family
Activity: Walking

What´s Included

✅ WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Transportation: Private and comfortable land transportation.

  • Accommodation based on double occupancy: Comfortable Haciendas in Cotopaxi, Cayambe and Otavalo.

  • Certified IE expert English-speaking adventure Trip Leader and local guides.
  • 🚫 WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • My Own Room supplement: USD $275

  • Airport transfer (international flights)

  • Travel insurance (suggested)

  • Meals not described in the itinerary – estimated budget USD $120 USD

  • Tips for guides and drivers – estimated budget USD $120 USD

  • All not mentioned
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