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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.
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.
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.
Discover Cuicocha - Hike Around Beautiful Crater Lake
Let's discover Cuicocha by hiking around the crater lake at the foot of the dormant Cotacachi Volcano! This unique route will take your breath away literally and figuratively. The combination of the blue lake, Cotacachi volcano in the background, and the islands make Cuicocha one of the most iconic landscapes in the north of Ecuador. We will meet in Quito before heading to Cayapas Ecological Reserve where Cuicocha is located. Once we arrive, we will enter the reserve and start the 12.5km (7.7 miles) trail. After the first four kilometers of the hike, we will reach the highest point of the trail at an elevation of 11,480ft. At that point, we will take a break for a small social activity and allow guests to take pictures of the lagoon and Cotacachi volcano. Guests will also be able to assess their willingness to complete the remaining 8.5 kilometers of the loop or turn around. After the hike, we will leave the reserve and head to a restaurant for lunch. After lunch, we will stop in Otavalo to visit the central Plaza de Ponchos where native people sell their colorful textiles and handcrafts before returning to Quito.
Cooking class at a Colonial House with a professional Chef
Cook with me, a professional Chef in my historic house. There’s no better way to understand a culture than in the kitchen, where the history of the city and the people collide and on the stove. You will become part of the history of my family’s house, which has belonged to my family for 3 hundred years, while learning how to cook the two most representative recipes of the Quiteño culture. One of them has been passed from my late grandfather and the other one from my grandmother. All the ingredients will be local and organic in order to support local commerce. You will be making canelazo, a beverage with little alcohol, and empanadas de viento, a fried dough filled with cheese, both from scratch. We will also be doing a chocolate tasting while waiting from everything to be ready. You will eat and drink what you have prepared surrounded by a fantastic fountain in a colonial house.
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.
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.
Recorrido por una granja de rosas
Súmate a un increíble recorrido dentro de una granja de rosas únicas en su clase. Iniciaremos con una pequeña intervención de bienvenida para los participantes, en donde se expondrá una breve reseña geográfica y climatológica del lugar y su influencia en el crecimiento y desarrollo de las rosas. Posteriormente avanzaremos por el acceso asignado, el cual nos conducirá al lugar donde podremos apreciar detalladamente las múltiples especies de rosas que ofrece la granja, durante esta etapa, los participantes podrán deleitarse observando minuciosamente cada especie de rosa y tomando fotografías, todo esto mientras se brinda una charla con información científica de cada una de ellas y exponiendo sus características mas representativas. Seguidamente tendremos un tiempo determinado para que los participantes puedan hacer preguntas referentes y solventar cualquier duda afín. Finalmente cada uno de los participantes tendrá la opción de observar el proceso de empaquetamiento de rosas, donde posteriormente cada uno de ellos recibirá un bonche de cualquier especie de rosas, mismo que será un regalo por parte de la granja.
Mindo Full Day Tour
Meet Mindo, a magical and biodiverse place where you can do multiple outdoor adventure activities in its thick cloud forest, full of unique flora and fauna. We start picking up the tourists at 7:30 am and heading to Mindo (2 hrs-approx). Upon arrival you can tour the surroundings of the area. Later, we will go to the different tourist points that are of the visitor's preference; among which are: waterfalls, butterfly farms, chocolate shops, etc. We will pause between activities to have lunch and finally return to Quito around 6:00 pm.
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.
QUITO -All Main Attractions
We are doing A Lot! And never will be in rush. Pick up from your location as long as it's not out of our route. ✔️ MITAD DEL MUNDO ( equator line) We are visiting the real equator line where there is a very interesting museum, after an hour of tour with some interesting explanation about the history, location and some experiments to prove we are in the real line. ✔️ TELEFERICO (cable car) to reach the 4000 meters / 12000 feet (geat view of Quito) ✔️ SWING IN THE CLOUDS. we will hike for about 15 minutes until we get to one of the highest swings in the world ✔️ BASILICA DE QUITO which is the biggest neogotic church in south America, We are planning to visit all inside, the towers and enjoy the view from the clock towers ✔️ LUNCH TIME. (optional). We have 1 option in the historical or 1 traditional humble option on the Pichincha volcano (small indigenous bungalow). ✔️OLD & HISTORICAL CITY: - EL SAGRARIO CHURCH (inside) - PLAZA DE LA INDEPENDENCIA - IGLESIA DE LA COMPANIA (from outside) - SAN FRANCISCO CHURCH (inside) - SAN FRANCISCO SQUARE ✔️ DARK CHOCOLATE TASTING. Return to meeting point, end of services. ❗Other things to note: ** We can arrange pick up and drop off from airport for extra charge if needed $25 per way. ** The order of the visits can change depending on each day. ** All parking fees and Airbnb commissions make the cost high.
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.
Hike & Adventure / Magical Eucalyptus Forest Escape
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
Waterfalls, Swing and the magic of Baños
This day we will visit to a place away from Quito if you want to go outside to catch and delight from the magic of this little town called Baños. This trip would take at least 4 hours from Quito, we will make some stops to take some pictures of the landscape (Volcanoes Avenue) and hear about legends, story of the places. We will enjoy a good breakfast in case that you won't be able to take it before the trip (Please let us know). Once in Baños, our first place of visit will be the famous waterfall called Cauldron of Devil (Pailon del Diablo) were we hike the hanging bridges path and take beautiful pictures, the next point in the trip will be the Swing at the viewpoint of Tungurahua Volcano, and finally as optional, if you want some hours of relaxation on Luna Volcan Spa. After try and buy some typical candies of the artisans in the town our trip to come back to Quito will start. We will drop you off on your location. In the case that this would be your last day in Ecuador we can help drop you off directly at the airport, you will be able to bring your luggage with us (it would have an extra cost). Another considerations: - This trip has a least 4 hours per way traveling from and to Quito. - is important to let us know if you have motion sickness. - If you are traveling alone, please let me know before you confirm your booking. - From Monday to Friday, Spanish speaking guide
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.
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