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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.
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.
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.
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.
Historic tour and chocolate tasting in a Colonial house
This experience is for the ones who hate the typical scripted, limited time and overpriced tour. Quito is full of stories, tales and scandals (like in telenovelas). We will explore them while we walk so you can be at the scene where the different events occurred. Starting at Basilica Del Voto Nacional Church, you will have a breathtaking view of the city. This is the perfect spot for a selfie or your next cover photo. Here you will also hear our first conspiracy theory. Next, we will head over Calle de las 7 Cruces where the next stop will be my house in the historic district, which has belonged to my family for almost 300 years now. There a chocolate experience will be held while you explore a colonial house I’ll explain a lot of the gastronomy and the architecture od the city and tell you some of the stories that those walls have seen, and tell you a real horror story. Continue our tour to Plaza Grande (Freedom Square) you will get facts about how revolution came to Latin America. You will be in the Colonial city center and be able to understand more of the Spanish architectural influence. Tales about romance, life lessons and even former president gossip will be told. Our final stop will be La Compañía or The Golden Church as as it’s also known. There you will be in front of miracles and a astonishing experience of art in every form.

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Things to do near Quito Norte

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.
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.
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.
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.

Things to do near Centro Histórico

Otavalo Indigenous Market & Traditional hand loom workshop
We will start driving north of Quito through the andes on a colorfull drive to the town of Cayambe, where we will try the famous typical snack called bizcochos served with leaf cheese and caramel, this is a unique mix that only can be tasted in Ecuador. Next we will continue driving to our next stop at a unique spot to visit a place where a local family works on the traditional hand looms, here you will be able to make your own bracelet with one of the traditional designs. Next visit the textile Indigenous Otavalo open market to do some shopping for one hour, to then have lunch and visit the Peguche waterfall and community. And last return to Quito.
Historic tour and chocolate tasting in a Colonial house
This experience is for the ones who hate the typical scripted, limited time and overpriced tour. Quito is full of stories, tales and scandals (like in telenovelas). We will explore them while we walk so you can be at the scene where the different events occurred. Starting at Basilica Del Voto Nacional Church, you will have a breathtaking view of the city. This is the perfect spot for a selfie or your next cover photo. Here you will also hear our first conspiracy theory. Next, we will head over Calle de las 7 Cruces where the next stop will be my house in the historic district, which has belonged to my family for almost 300 years now. There a chocolate experience will be held while you explore a colonial house I’ll explain a lot of the gastronomy and the architecture od the city and tell you some of the stories that those walls have seen, and tell you a real horror story. Continue our tour to Plaza Grande (Freedom Square) you will get facts about how revolution came to Latin America. You will be in the Colonial city center and be able to understand more of the Spanish architectural influence. Tales about romance, life lessons and even former president gossip will be told. Our final stop will be La Compañía or The Golden Church as as it’s also known. There you will be in front of miracles and a astonishing experience of art in every form.
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.
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
Guilty pleasures, food tour
EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED ON THE TOUR: FOOD, DRINKS, ENTRANCES FEE TO HISTORICAL PLACES. It will be pure excitement exploring the city, in the most tasteful and informative way! Enjoy gems such as: quimbolitos, fresh juices, empanadas, fine aroma chocolate, traditional "dulces". This unforgettable experience includes sampling local Ecuadorian food while uncovering the rich, vibrant stories attached to the historical sites of Quito. We will get a taste of local life, during our journey, we will go to: Four food stops (sample tasting is included in the tour price): dark chocolate, tons of native Ecuadorian fruits (you will be surprised), "envueltos" (tamales, humitas), Colonial candies, "mistelas", local drinks and more Andean cuisine. Enjoy the tour while talking about Ecuatorian culture and geography from a food perspective. COMIDA Y BEBIDAS INCLUIDAS Caminaremos en las antiguas calles del centro colonial, y visitaremos lugares que cuentan secretos e historias a través de la comida. Probablemente nunca habrás probado muchas de las cosas que están en el menú que he escogido especialmente para esta aventura. Probaremos comida de los andes, recetas de la época colonial, dulces, bebidas increíbles y visitas a lugares históricos. De turismo en Ecuador? Vamos a descubrir y disfrutar esta pequeña ciudad!

Things to do near La Floresta

Local Adventure Hike above the clouds of Quito Pichincha
Andes Mountains Trekking - Sustainable outdoor adventures. Middle altitude mountaineering below 5000 meters above sea level. We offer a memorable day tour walking and enjoying the Pichincha mountain located in Quito at 4784m (15695ft) Our objective is to show you the most impressive landscapes of Ecuador from the most beautiful mountain peaks around Quito, also the idea is to bring together people from around the globe who is interested in connecting to nature and enjoying it in the most sustainable way, by leaving no contamination behind us. If possible we will summit the Rucu Pichincha Peak. The selection of these destinations has been carefully designed for unexperienced and experienced hikers. Our expertise guiding around the mountains allow us to complete a safe and fabulous adventure around Quito. Once the reservation is made we prepare every detail, from transportation, accommodation, equipment, theoretical and practical performance for each guest and a culinary experience under request. Ok - Hiking gear check, snacks and water - Friendly local Tour guide/leader - Light lunch after the trekking under request - Safe private transport - If you don’t see a day available just ask us on a message
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.
Adventure in the beautiful Quilotoa Lagoon
We will start picking up all the participants from their location (in case that is farther from the city we will find a meeting point). Our trip will take at least3.5 hours from Quito to Quilotoa community, we can make a stop to take breakfast (in the case that you couldn't make it before we meet) and then continue our trip. On the way, we will see some places and towns until we arrive at the principal indigenous town of Zumbahua, where while we walk around we would see the traditional indigenous market (only on Saturday). Continuing our trip to the Lagoon, once we arrive we prepare all our staff to start our hike, there will be 3 options that you can chose once you see the landscape: 1. Hike surrounding the crater of the volcano (4 to 5 hours) 2. Hike in the regular path and visit the touristic spot (boats, kayaks) (2.5 to 3.5 hours) 3. Hike a non visited path and surround a little part of the lagoon to take the regular path. (2 to 3 hours) When we come back to the start point we will look for a place to have lunch (there are some options) and our trip to Quito will start again. Other things to note - This trip has a least 3.5 hours per way traveling from and to Quito. - There is the possibility to visit a gallery of a family of indigenous painters of the area. - Be prepared with warm clothes, this places is cold and windy, some days rain.
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
Descubre la belleza y aventura del Parque Nacional Cotopaxi
Experience Cotopaxi like never before! Our 1-day adventure includes transportation from Quito to Cotopaxi and back. Explore the south and north entrances of the national park, visit the stunning lake, and go on a high mountain hike to Refugio Cotopaxi. Test your body and mind with the altitude challenge. Our experienced guide and transportation for up to 4 people will make it a memorable trip. Customize your experience with options like biking or specific destination requests. Don't miss this unique opportunity to see one of the world's most beautiful places. Book now on Airbnb!

All activities near Quito

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Otavalo Indigenous Market & Traditional hand loom workshop
We will start driving north of Quito through the andes on a colorfull drive to the town of Cayambe, where we will try the famous typical snack called bizcochos served with leaf cheese and caramel, this is a unique mix that only can be tasted in Ecuador. Next we will continue driving to our next stop at a unique spot to visit a place where a local family works on the traditional hand looms, here you will be able to make your own bracelet with one of the traditional designs. Next visit the textile Indigenous Otavalo open market to do some shopping for one hour, to then have lunch and visit the Peguche waterfall and community. And last return to Quito.
Local Adventure Hike above the clouds of Quito Pichincha
Andes Mountains Trekking - Sustainable outdoor adventures. Middle altitude mountaineering below 5000 meters above sea level. We offer a memorable day tour walking and enjoying the Pichincha mountain located in Quito at 4784m (15695ft) Our objective is to show you the most impressive landscapes of Ecuador from the most beautiful mountain peaks around Quito, also the idea is to bring together people from around the globe who is interested in connecting to nature and enjoying it in the most sustainable way, by leaving no contamination behind us. If possible we will summit the Rucu Pichincha Peak. The selection of these destinations has been carefully designed for unexperienced and experienced hikers. Our expertise guiding around the mountains allow us to complete a safe and fabulous adventure around Quito. Once the reservation is made we prepare every detail, from transportation, accommodation, equipment, theoretical and practical performance for each guest and a culinary experience under request. Ok - Hiking gear check, snacks and water - Friendly local Tour guide/leader - Light lunch after the trekking under request - Safe private transport - If you don’t see a day available just ask us on a message
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  2. Ecuador
  3. Pichincha
  4. Quito