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QUITO CITY TOUR (half day, everyday)

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The first city in the world to be declared a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1978 offers to its visitors magnificent squares, churches and plazas dating from the XVI century to nowadays. We’ll drive you to the historical district, to admire the exceptional charisma of the Main Square or Plaza Grande and its’ surrounding  [ Read More ]

QUITO CITY TOUR AND EQUATOR LINE (5 hours, everyday)

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The first city in the world to be declared a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1978 offers to its visitors magnificent squares, churches and plazas dating from the XVI century to nowadays. We’ll drive you to the historical district, to admire the exceptional charisma of the Main Square or Plaza Grande and its’ surrounding  [ Read More ]

HALF DAY EQUATOR TOUR (everyday)

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Ecuador owes its name to the latitude 0º 00’ 00” better known in the world as the Equator, locally known as the Middle of the World, where a monument marks this site in the memory of locals and visitors. Here you can literally jump from the northern to southern hemisphere of the planet. This tour  [ Read More ]

QUITO THROUGHOUT TIME (full day, except Mondays)

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  Visit the archaeology exhibit of the Ecuadorian National Museum, displaying one of the richest selections of  pre-Hispanic Ecuadorian civilizations’ evidence, dated from thirteen thousand years ago…the very origin of modern Ecuadorian cultural richness and ethnic diversity. A “must do” to understand Ecuador from its roots. Continue to the historical district of this very first  [ Read More ]

PRE-HISPANIC QUITO (THU TO SUN ONLY, FULL DAY)

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Visit the archaeology exhibit of the Ecuadorian National Museum, displaying one of the richest selections of  pre-Hispanic Ecuadorian civilizations’ evidence, dated from thirteen thousand years ago…the very origin of modern Ecuadorian cultural richness and ethnic diversity. A “must do”, to understand Ecuador from its roots. Continue to the Archaeological Park of Rumipamba where you’ll feel  [ Read More ]

QUITO FOR KIDS (-12 YEARS OLD, EXCEPT MONDAYS)

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Towards the historical area of Quito, we’ll visit the Interactive Museum of Water: YAKU, where kids will learn about the cycle of water and preservation in the funniest most didactical way. Don’t forget to bring some dry clothes to change ;). Afterwards, we’ll have a panoramic tour of the historical district. We’ll continue to the  [ Read More ]

OTAVALO MARKET FULL DAY (every day)

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We’ll start this day heading northwards to the town of Calderón to visit the famous bread-dough handicrafts workshop. Through changing landscapes we’ll arrive to a sightseeing point over the San Pablo Lake that welcomes us to the Imbabura Province. We’ll continue to the city of Otavalo where you’ll have time to stroll through the colorful  [ Read More ]

THE LAKES PROVINCE OVERNIGHT (everyday)

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DAY 1 We’ll start this day heading northwards to the town of Calderón to visit the famous bread-dough handicrafts workshop. Through changing landscapes we’ll arrive to a sightseeing point over the San Pablo Lake that welcomes us to the Imbabura Province. We’ll continue to the city of Otavalo where you’ll have time to stroll through  [ Read More ]

NORTHERN ANDES FOR NON-SHOPPERS FULL DAY

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Besides the handicrafts that have made Otavalo famous, the area is extremely rich in nature and culture. Enjoy a different day on this famous region. We’ll leave Quito towards the Archaeological Complex of Cochasquí where will learn about the culture and knowledge of the ones that inhabited this area before the arrival of the Incas  [ Read More ]

PAPALLACTA THERMAL SPRINGS (full day, everyday)

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On the entrance to the Amazon Basin on a cool climate area above 3000 m of altitude we find the natural hot springs of Papallacta that have their origin on the heart of the Antisana Volcano. The water temperatures fluctuate between 36 and 42 C. And they are considered to alleviate various illnesses such as  [ Read More ]

MINDO FULL DAY (everyday)

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This day starts heading westwards into the lush cloud forest of the external slopes of the Western Northern Andes. Weather permitting we’ll get a chance for a magnificent view of the Pululahua Crater. We’ll have an interesting stop at the Pahuma Reserve to enjoy a fairly easy hike through the magnificent private collection of native  [ Read More ]

ANTISANA FULL DAY

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We’ll start our way driving southeast of Quito through the valleys that once provided the city with fresh corn and vegetables and that throughout the years have become the new residential areas and satellites of Ecuador’s Capital city. Thanks to a well paved road we’ll arrive to the slopes of this magnificent glacier covered volcano  [ Read More ]

COTOPAXI FULL DAY

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Its perfect conic shape might be appreciated and inviting at Quito’s horizon. Experience the beauty of one of the highlights in the legendary “Avenue of Volcanoes”, as Alexander Von Humboldt rightly named this part of the Ecuadorian Andes. We’ll take the Pan-American Highway southwards amid a series of small villages, grazing lands and farming fields  [ Read More ]

TULIPE AND MINDO (full day, thru to sun)

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Start the day heading westwards from Quito into the lush cloud forest of the external slopes of the Andes. We’ll arrive to the Archaeological Complex of Tulipe where we’ll learn about the ancestral Yumbos a very interesting pre-inca community dedicated to exchange products, culture and knowledge between the Andes and the Coastal lower lands region  [ Read More ]

QUITO FULL DAY (Everyday, Teleferiqo closed on Mondays, lunch included)

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Explore into the heart of historical Quito, the first city in the world to be declared a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1978 and offers to its visitors, magnificent squares, churches and plazas. We’ll drive you to the historical district, to admire the exceptional charisma of the Main Square or Plaza Grande and its’  [ Read More ]

ARASHA RESORT & SPA

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Arasha is much more than the exotic fruit of this fragile region and more than Ecuador´s 8 times award winning and internationally acclaimed tropical resort and spa. It offers multiple rich experiences and activities, impeccable personalized service, exquisite cuisine and the finest tropical comfort. Enjoy a stress relieving massage, an educational eco-tour in the area  [ Read More ]

BELLAVISTA CLOUD FOREST RESERVE

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Bellavista offers comfort, tasty and varied cuisine, fine wines, combined with original and comfortable accommodation. The Colombo – British owners and everyone else who works here  believe in genuinely friendly, personal service and strive to open the doors for your own special  experience. The Smart Voyager Certified Eco-Lodge is amidst a 700 hectare private reserve  [ Read More ]

SEPTIMO PARAISO LODGE

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Septimo Paraiso Cloud Forest Reserve is a private protected area, created in 2001, with the aim of saving and preserving the forest and the diverse ecosystems that are contained within it. It is managed by the Green Mindo Foundation, which is in charge of the conservation and the study of its 420 hectares of pre-montane and montane  [ Read More ]

MARIPOSAS DE MINDO

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Mariposas de Mindo is an eco-tourism lodge dedicated to the conservation and investigation of live butterflies in the sub-tropical cloud forest of the Mindo Nambillo Reserve.  It is a family run business, and through the years, each member has found his area of interest.   Our goal for excellence and our continued passion for nature, has  [ Read More ]

SACHATAMIA RAINFOREST RESERVE

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This private reserve holds 120 hectares of primary and reforested cloud forest in the Mindo-Nambillo Eco-corridor, which is world recognized for its immense biodiversity and has attained the first place in the annual count of bird species on a global level. One of the main attractions are the hundreds of bird species that inhabit the  [ Read More ]

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CUENCA FULL DAY CITY TOUR

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HACIENDA FARMING FULL DAY

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GUALACEO & CHORDELEG with kids

  In the morning enjoy the so called “garden of Azuay”, for its rich and luscious ...

CUENCA HALF DAY CITY TOUR

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INGAPIRCA ARCHAEOLOGICAL COMPL

  In the heart of the southern Andes we have the Archaeological Complex of Ingapirca, the ...

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