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4-Day Roots of the Andes

Trip Type: Culture

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STARTING AT:

$572

/ TRAVELER

Season: year-round
Duration: 4 Days
Group Size: 1
min
Accommodation: Hotel

ecuador - quito

STARTING AT:

$572

/ TRAVELER

Group Size: 1
min
Season: year-round
Duration: 4 Days
Accommodation: Hotel

Expedition Overview

Sometimes we all need to connect with ourselves, and traveling can be the best option to find us.

Roots of the Andes is perfect for enjoying wonderful landscapes, meeting new people, and enjoying culture. Give it a try.

FROM $572

Itinerary

We will drive north of Quito about 2 hours  to reach the beginning of the glacier of Cayambe volcano at 15,000ft (4500mt). This is the only volcano on earth whose summit is crossed by the equator line and the only snow-capped mountain directly on the equator.

We will start our adventure with a short hike to the glacier.Later in the afternoon, we will be transferred to the slopes of Imbabura volcano to enjoy a cultural encounter with local people and learn their traditional way of living. Our accommodation for the night will be a homestay at different local families of the San Clemente community.

 

Meals: Lunch, Dinner.

Accommodation: San Clemente community.

Breakfast in community – Peguche waterfall – Otavalo market – Urku wasi for rest. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.  

Accommodation: Urku Wasi. 

Breakfast in urku wasi – San Pablo lake – lunch in Sachawarmi – hacienda San Luis for rest.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Accommodation: Hosteria San Luis.

We return to Quito, and 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!

What to Expect

Accommodation: Hotel
Location: ecuador - quito
Season: year-round
Trip Type: Culture

What´s Included

✅ WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Transportation: Private and comfortable land transportation.

  • Accommodation based on double occupancy: 2 nights in Andean communities & 1 night in hacienda in Tabacundo.

  • Certified AJ expert English-speaking adventure Trip Leader and local guides.

  • Entries.
  • 🚫 WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • My Own Room supplement: USD $256

  • 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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    Sometimes we all need to connect with ourselves, and traveling can be the best option to find us.

    Roots of the Andes is perfect for enjoying wonderful landscapes, meeting new people, and enjoying culture. Give it a try.

    Accommodation: Hotel
    Location: ecuador - quito
    Season: year-round
    Trip Type: Culture
    ✅ WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Transportation: Private and comfortable land transportation.
  • Accommodation based on double occupancy: 2 nights in Andean communities & 1 night in hacienda in Tabacundo.
  • Certified AJ expert English-speaking adventure Trip Leader and local guides.
  • Entries.
  • 🚫 WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
  • My Own Room supplement: USD $256
  • 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 to travel with us?

    Our younger travelers are not under 8 years old. This was thought for the comfort of our customers and guides and for the safety of younger kids since some trips could be too risky for small children and toddlers.

    What's the currency here?

    We use US American Dollars as currency in Ecuador.

    What Travel Insurance do you recommend?

    We recommend World Nomads Insurance since it has a coverage of USD $200 000

    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

    Sometimes we all need to connect with ourselves, and traveling can be the best option to find us.

    Roots of the Andes is perfect for enjoying wonderful landscapes, meeting new people, and enjoying culture. Give it a try.

    Accommodation: Hotel
    Location: ecuador - quito
    Season: year-round
    Trip Type: Culture
    ✅ WHAT'S INCLUDED
    Transportation: Private and comfortable land transportation.

    Accommodation based on double occupancy: 2 nights in Andean communities & 1 night in hacienda in Tabacundo.

    Certified AJ expert English-speaking adventure Trip Leader and local guides.

    Entries.

    🚫 WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
    My Own Room supplement: USD $256

    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 to travel with us?

    Our younger travelers are not under 8 years old. This was thought for the comfort of our customers and guides and for the safety of younger kids since some trips could be too risky for small children and toddlers.

    What's the currency here?

    We use US American Dollars as currency in Ecuador.

    What Travel Insurance do you recommend?

    We recommend World Nomads Insurance since it has a coverage of USD $200 000

    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

    Sometimes we all need to connect with ourselves, and traveling can be the best option to find us.

    Roots of the Andes is perfect for enjoying wonderful landscapes, meeting new people, and enjoying culture. Give it a try.

    Accommodation: Hotel
    Location: ecuador - quito
    Season: year-round
    Trip Type: Culture
    ✅ WHAT'S INCLUDED
    Transportation: Private and comfortable land transportation.

    Accommodation based on double occupancy: 2 nights in Andean communities & 1 night in hacienda in Tabacundo.

    Certified AJ expert English-speaking adventure Trip Leader and local guides.

    Entries.

    🚫 WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
    My Own Room supplement: USD $256

    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 to travel with us?

    Our younger travelers are not under 8 years old. This was thought for the comfort of our customers and guides and for the safety of younger kids since some trips could be too risky for small children and toddlers.

    What's the currency here?

    We use US American Dollars as currency in Ecuador.

    What Travel Insurance do you recommend?

    We recommend World Nomads Insurance since it has a coverage of USD $200 000

    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

    Sometimes we all need to connect with ourselves, and traveling can be the best option to find us.

    Roots of the Andes is perfect for enjoying wonderful landscapes, meeting new people, and enjoying culture. Give it a try.

    We will drive north of Quito about 2 hours  to reach the beginning of the glacier of Cayambe volcano at 15,000ft (4500mt). This is the only volcano on earth whose summit is crossed by the equator line and the only snow-capped mountain directly on the equator.

    We will start our adventure with a short hike to the glacier.Later in the afternoon, we will be transferred to the slopes of Imbabura volcano to enjoy a cultural encounter with local people and learn their traditional way of living. Our accommodation for the night will be a homestay at different local families of the San Clemente community.

     

    Meals: Lunch, Dinner.

    Accommodation: San Clemente community.

    Breakfast in community – Peguche waterfall – Otavalo market – Urku wasi for rest. 

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.  

    Accommodation: Urku Wasi. 

    Breakfast in urku wasi – San Pablo lake – lunch in Sachawarmi – hacienda San Luis for rest.

     

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

    Accommodation: Hosteria San Luis.

    We return to Quito, and 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!

    Accommodation: Hotel
    Location: ecuador - quito
    Season: year-round
    Trip Type: Culture
    ✅ WHAT'S INCLUDED
    Transportation: Private and comfortable land transportation.

    Accommodation based on double occupancy: 2 nights in Andean communities & 1 night in hacienda in Tabacundo.

    Certified AJ expert English-speaking adventure Trip Leader and local guides.

    Entries.

    🚫 WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
    My Own Room supplement: USD $256

    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?

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