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Cabalgata Parque Nacional Cotopaxi
En esta increible experiencia viajarás a una de las montañas ícono del Ecuador. Al llegar al Parque Nacional Cotopaxi conocerás los coanfitriones del día: nuestros hermosos caballos. Compartiremos contigo la historia y el significado de cada uno de ellos y de esta manera empezaremos a conectar con ellos. Antes de empezar la cabalgata, vamos a acariciar y agradecer a nuestros amigos equinos por el hermoso día que tendremos gracias a ellos y finalmente respondermos todas tus preguntas. Cuando empiece la cabalgata disfrutarás una increible travesía en caballo por el emblematico Parque. Despés de recorrer hermosos parajes haremos una caminata al rededor de lagunas y manantiales. Estatemos rodeados de caballos salvajes y con suerte podremos ver cóndores y venados. En este recorrido no tendremos contacto directo con los animales salvajes, pero sí podremos apreciar desde lejos su belleza. Está prohibido alimentarlos y perturbar su tranquilidad. Esta experiencia será de aproximadamente 7 kilómetros. Es fácil y divertido para principiantes. Cuando termines el recorrido te despedirás de tu amigo equino y será apropiedamente alimentado. Para finalizar nuestro día, comeremos comida local y un delicioso café de altura es uno de los restaurantes más tradicionales del lugar.
Make chocolate and awaken your senses
Transform a cocoa bean into the best adventure for your five senses: <> Prepare chocolate in an artisanal way from the cocoa bean to the most delicious 100% chocolate. This includes: roasting the seed in a clay pot, peeling the seed, and grinding the seed in a traditional stone mill. <> Harvest exotic fruits and various medicinal plants directly from my garden and blend them with fresh chocolate to create the best experience for your palate. <> Enjoy a relaxing hand exfoliation in an incredible chocolate therapy, while you enjoy an ancient roasted cocoa tea or a cup of hot chocolate. <> Conclude your great experience by toasting life with an exceptional cocktail of chocolate and exotic fruits. In Ecuador we love cocoa and the whole process it goes through to become great chocolate, from this experience you will obtain the following benefits: - Cocoa in all its presentations is high in antioxidants, relieves stress, lowers cholesterol levels and even works as a diuretic. - You can enjoy a cultural immersion with people who are passionate about sharing the best of themselves with others. We are sure it is an unforgettable experience! *** This experience can be vegan or vegetarian of choice.
Waterfalls & Culture in thew Amazon Valley of Chiviaza
Rise early for a day packed with adventure, departing from Plaza San Sebastian in Cuenca at 7 am. Then it is time to get on the 4x4 heading to the east towards the Ecuadorian Amazon (2h30min approx). You arrived at Limon Indanza, just two hours from Cuenca. Known as the gateway to the Amazon, a picturesque Amazonian town hidden between mountains, rivers, waterfalls, and lots of nature. After passing through Limón, we head to Chiviaza, a rural town known as the enchanted valley due to its impressive ecosystem. In Chiviaza, you will visit an organic farm, take a hike in the jungle and discover a fantastic variety of mysterious recordings on large rocks called petroglyphs. After that, you will learn more about how people work with amazonian products and taste some of their traditional drinks made with sugar cane. Be ready for plenty of swimming, scrambling, and waterfall showers in Chiviaza Waterfall. There you will find a series of waterfalls from 5 to 10 meters high, which form a beautiful landscape surrounded by vegetation, the sound of birds, a great diversity of insects, and the elegance of butterflies where we can feel the soft and fresh breeze. Next, you will have a local lunch and then return to Cuenca. Let us know if you want to stay in Limon Include: comfortable on-tour transport, professional tour guide, entrance fees, lunch, enriching cultural and natural experience.
Cotopaxi volcano, horseback riding & hiking
If you are passing by here. Then you found the right person! 234 tours at this location done and counting. Our horseback riding takes place at one of the most amazing National Parks in the world. We will start from your accommodation placement if it's only you the only participant otherwise we Will set up a meeting point according to all participants locations. We start at 7 or 8 am depending on weather conditions or week day. We will departure in south direction passing by the ✔️AVENUE OF THE VOLCANOES. After one hour we would already enter to the National Park where we plan to stop by ✔️ AGUALONGO spot to see the prints left by the last Volcanic activity. Then we will pass by ✔️LIMPIOPUNGO lake that is a glaciars origin lake. Then we Will pass by the ✔️STONES VALLEY where a huge amount of small and big rocks show the powerful of the volvanic activity caused ✔️COTOPAXI. Then our horses will be waiting for us. Hopefully we will see wild horses during the riding. Then we Will take the car to the 4700 meters to start a 1 hour hiking to the Shelter. Once up There we can take out our own box lunches and enjoy our submit. Then we will take the way down and return to Quito by 4:30 pm. Note: * Please inform if you have horseback riding experience and if there was any information about your weight to be consider on order to choose the right horse for you.
Discovering the Yumbos waterfall
We start at 6.30 am meeting up at tribuna de los Shyris. From there we will travel for around an hour and a half northbound to the equator area. Once there we will get into Pululahua Crater and star our hike following an ancient Yumbos trail. The hike will take us about 3.5 hours, starting at the Andean paramo all the way down to the cloud forest. On our way down you'll see historic sites like the lime ovens, and we will follow the same path our ancestors did to get from Kitty to their settlements. Finally we will finish our hike in a wonderful waterfall, where we will have the chance to jump into the water. Afterwards a box lunch and celebratory beer. Then return to Quito.
Isla de la Plata, guided tours
i invite you to have this amazing experience with our entire team. We will visit the island of la Plata, in Machalilla National Park we will take walks for birdwatching such as blue-footed piqueros, frigate, tropical birds and more! we will snorkel in the largest coral reserve in Ecuador, with tropical fish and chelonia turtles. this visit must be guided, it cannot be done on your own, you must always take a tour through an operator our service is personalized. we've created unique experiences.
Epic Cóndor Adventure
Quieres ver al rey de los Andes? El gran CONDOR Andino esta a tan solo una hora y cuarto de Quito. Realizamos visitas a estos increíbles pájaros en su estado natural y en libertad. El tour incluye el transporte desde Quito ida y vuelta, en su hotel o aeropuerto hasta el punto, visita de los cóndores y colibríes, box lunch. Upgrades disponibles para completar el día ya sea haciendo caminatas o ir a las aguas termales.
Cycling through the Jungle
Very close to Cuenca, just two hours away, it is located a peaceful Amazonian town called Limon Indanza. You'll head into town for a look around and a chance to grab any extra snacks and bits of equipment before starting the cycling. We will take our bikes; once you and your bike are a match, you will head out for a test ride and follow the stony tracks for 12km of ascent and 15km of descent. You will pass remote settlements, villages, and cabins. You will stop in a scenic spot for photography. Then, you will arrive in Campo Alegre for a refreshing bath in the river, where you'll have time to swim, celebrate with a beer with your teammates and have lunch before returning to Cuenca. Let us know if you want to stay in our beautiful place in Limon and continue the adventure
Vive la emoción de Guayaquil Tour de discotecas y Malecón
Vamos a dar un Paseo por el Malecon 2000 el cual inicia desde el palacio de los cristales... En el transcurso haremos un pequeños desvíos para conocer las discotecas que se encuentra cerca del Malecon 200 . También se dara a conocer los restauranes mas conocidos en sector... Mientras caminamos, te contaré más sobre la historia y la cultura de Guayaquil y te mostraré algunos de los lugares más emblemáticos de la ciudad. Descubriremos los lugares más calientes de la ciudad para bailar y divertirnos. Además, te proporcionaremos una lista de los mejores lugares para comer y beber cerca de cada discoteca. Esta es una oportunidad única para experimentar la vida nocturna de Guayaquil como un local y hacer nuevos amigos de todo el mundo. No te preocupes por la seguridad, nuestro guía estará contigo en todo momento y te asegurará de volver a tu alojamiento en seguridad al final de la noche. ¡No esperes más y únete a nosotros en este increíble tour de discotecas!
Aprende sobre los colibries del bosque nublado de los Andes
Viajaremos por una hora desde Quito a la Reserva Alambi ubicada en el noroccidente de Pichincha donde hay un santuario de colibries. Allí, permaneceremos por 45 minutos y podremos observar alrededor de 15 especies de colibries en su habitat natural y otras especies de aves como tucanes, tangaras, quetzales, que se acercan a comer frutos. Los participantes aprenderan sobre su historia natural y ecología. Tambien podran hacer fotografía. Despues haremos una caminata por 20 minutos por el bosque y los participantes aprenderan sobre este ecosistema unico. Finalmente, con una taza de café local tendremos una conversación grupal interactiva acerca de la conservación de bosques tropicales con el objetivo de crear conciencia y una conexión entre los participantes, los bosques y la vida silvestre que los habita. Esta experiencia es especial porque la mayoría de viajeros que visitan el bosque nublado van al pueblo de Mindo y no saben de la existencia de este santuario de colibries, un lugar un poco escondido en el camino. Tambien es especial porque la experiencia incluye el acompañamiento de un guía naturalista especializado en conservación forestal, eso añade valor a la experiencia porque es una actividad educativa que tiene el objetivo de crear conexiones entre los humanos y la naturaleza.
Nautilus Project
Nautilus is an architectural and permaculture project, located on Ilaló hill, surrounded by wonderful nature. Nautilus is a mollusk with a shell that develops mathematically from the most organic form of the cosmos, the logarithmic spiral. Visitors will have the opportunity to take a tour of the Nautilus project. Nautilus is a multidimensional proposal (architecture, art, and permaculture). Visitors will have an immersive experience in this architecture based on sacred geometry. They will have the opportunity to perceive the movement, energetic and vital that flows inside the house-snail. The Nautilus project has been acclaimed by architects around the world, from California to China. What does the experience consist of? 1. We will make an explanatory tour of the entire house, experiencing the energy flow of the spiral along the way, and with an account of how the conception, design, and construction process was. 2. An explanation of the processes of recycling and drip irrigation, use of water, solar energy, and composting, based on the concept of the spiral. 3. There will be a visit to the workshop of La Painter de Macetas, an exquisite artistic proposal based on clay, located on the 3rd floor of the house and which is part of the project.
Desciende en bicicleta desde el punto más cercano al sol
Súmate a un increíble recorrido que inicia con la visita al a la Reserva de Producción de Fauna Chimborazo, donde se encuentra el volcán Chimborazo más conocido como el punto más cercano al sol, visitaremos los Refugios Carrel a los 4800msnm y Whymper a 5000msnm, luego Laguna de Condor Cocha a 5100msnm, retornamos al Refugio Carrel donde inicia nuestro descenso en bicicleta en el cual disfrutaras de hermosos paisajes, podrás observar vicuñas las cuales solo las podemos ver en la Reserva , el recorrido en bicicleta finaliza al llegar a La Chorrera de San Juan que es un mágico acantilado ubicado a los 4000msnm en las faldas del Chimborazo, en este lugar para finalizar el recorrido realizaremos un trekking hasta la cascada que se encuentra en este sitio, luego retornaremos a la ciudad de Riobamba.
Magical Eucalyptus / Hike Forest Escape & Adventure
Experience the breathtaking beauty and rich history of the largest and best-kept eucalyptus forest while exploring some of its trails, learning about native flora and fauna. Along the way, you’ll enjoy an Andean snack to keep you energized as we make our way a wonderful viewpoint where, on a clear day, you can see the stunning mountains and volcanoes that surround Quito, including the Cayambe, Antisana, Pasochoa, and the imposing Cotopaxi volcano. This is a must for all photography enthusiasts. After refueling energy with fresh and dry fruits, you’ll have the unique opportunity to interact with some of the most iconic animals in the Ecuadorian mountains: llamas. It's a pleasure photographing these kind herbivores, and your host will share everything about these fascinating Andean animals. The experience is very pleasant when you see the small and helpless babies of the llamas, it is a place of peace and tenderness in the middle of this immense forest. To complete the experience, you’ll enjoy a vegetarian lunch that will surely satisfy your taste buds with its unique flavors. At the end we’ll go downhill through another trail to make you appreciate how huge is this park. The host will leave you exactly where the experience began. This experience is offered in both English and Spanish. Don't miss this unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of Ecuador
Trekking Cóndor Matzi
Crea recuerdos en una montaña mística que pocas personas conocen. Recorreremos la hermosa sierra ecuatoriana hasta llegar a esta hermosa montaña. Este recorrido de 8 kilómetros es ideal para personas que ya empezaron su camino en las montañas. El Cóndor Matzi es una montaña muy poco explorada con increibles paisajes. Al final comeremos una delicosa comida local muy cerca del Quilotoa.
Chawar distillery and farm tour
Chawar is the tequila of Ecuador. Visit our distillery. Learn the ancient tradition of harvesting "chawarmishki" and how we turn this juice into an award-winning spirit. We will start off with a tour of the distillery and our model agave farm. This will be followed by a guided tasting with small bites.
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