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4-day Colors and Scents

You’ll need easy physical conditions for easy walking and exploring the sites in this journey.
Trip Type: Land Tours, Family

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STARTING AT:

$649

/ PERSON

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

ecuador - quito

STARTING AT:

$649

/ PERSON

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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    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.

    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

    Accommodation: Hotel
    Location: ecuador - quito
    Season: year-round
    Meeting Point: Quito
    Trip Type: Land Tours, Family
    Activity: Walking
    ✅ 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
  • What to bring?

    What is the minimum age for this trip?

    8 years old as a minimum age.

    What is the currency?

    US American Dollars

    What Travel Insurance do you recommend?

    World Nomads Insurance with a coverage of USD 200 000

    What vaccinations do I need?

    For Ecuador Highlands, Covid vaccination is required.

    What’s the weather like?

    Seasons in Ecuador have nothing to do with temperature – instead there is a dry season and a wet season. In Ecuador, the winter season is hot and wet, and the summer is dry and cold. Ecuador’s dry, summer season falls between May and December. January to April is Ecuador’s wet wintertime. There is not much of a transition between the seasons.

    Most of Ecuador has mild temperatures year-round. In the highlands of the Andes, the temperatures are usually cooler and depend of the altitude mainly, the higher the colder, The average temperature in Quito is in the mid-60s Fahrenheit (17 – 18 degrees Celsius). But the average temperature by the snow-cover volcanos can be mid-50s Fahrenheit (10 – 13 degrees Celsius).

    What Do I Do about drinking water?

    The tap water in Ecuador is not always friendly on the stomach for those who haven’t been in Latin America for a while. There is purified water in each of the accommodation which you can use to fill up each morning, so be sure to pack a reusable water bottle or two. There will also be water in the transportation.

    How much should I tip?

    Tips are not included in the trip cost. These are entirely at your discretion but there is an expectation to tip for good service. Your guide will help with advice; however, we suggest the below as a guideline per person:

    Guides: USD 10- USD 15 per day

    Of course, you are free to tip more or less, and the amount should be reflective of your perception of service and quality - a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service

    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.

    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

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

    What to bring?

    What is the minimum age for this trip?

    8 years old as a minimum age.

    What is the currency?

    US American Dollars

    What Travel Insurance do you recommend?

    World Nomads Insurance with a coverage of USD 200 000

    What vaccinations do I need?

    For Ecuador Highlands, Covid vaccination is required.

    What’s the weather like?

    Seasons in Ecuador have nothing to do with temperature – instead there is a dry season and a wet season. In Ecuador, the winter season is hot and wet, and the summer is dry and cold. Ecuador’s dry, summer season falls between May and December. January to April is Ecuador’s wet wintertime. There is not much of a transition between the seasons.

    Most of Ecuador has mild temperatures year-round. In the highlands of the Andes, the temperatures are usually cooler and depend of the altitude mainly, the higher the colder, The average temperature in Quito is in the mid-60s Fahrenheit (17 – 18 degrees Celsius). But the average temperature by the snow-cover volcanos can be mid-50s Fahrenheit (10 – 13 degrees Celsius).

    What Do I Do about drinking water?

    The tap water in Ecuador is not always friendly on the stomach for those who haven’t been in Latin America for a while. There is purified water in each of the accommodation which you can use to fill up each morning, so be sure to pack a reusable water bottle or two. There will also be water in the transportation.

    How much should I tip?

    Tips are not included in the trip cost. These are entirely at your discretion but there is an expectation to tip for good service. Your guide will help with advice; however, we suggest the below as a guideline per person:

    Guides: USD 10- USD 15 per day

    Of course, you are free to tip more or less, and the amount should be reflective of your perception of service and quality - a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service

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