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Quito Discovery - Cities, Markets, Jungles and More 3 days

Price per Person
690 USD
Service Level
Comfort / 4 stars Htl.
Travel Style
Classic Journeys
Activity Level
Level 2 TOUR30 B CABLE
Group Size
Max 12 - Avg. 8
Minimum Age
8 years old
Start / Finish
Quito, Ecuador
Season
Year round
Activities
Wildlife Hiking Cultural

Enjoy while visiting the most important highlights around Quito, learn about the history and nature that surrounds this magical city, hike in the lush tropical forest while searching for tucans and hummingdirs and make your best deal at Otavalo Market.

ico1 THE INCA CITY

ico1 VIST THE EQUATOR LINE

ico1 MINDO CLOUD FOREST

ico1 EXPLORE PULULAHUA CRATER

ico1 HUMMINGBIRDS SANCTUARY

ico1 WATERFALLS AND CHOCOLATE MAKING

ico1 OTAVALO INDIAN MARKET AND MUSICAL WORKSHOP

ico1 EXPLORE WITH OUR EPL ADVENTURE EXPERT GUIDES

Day 1: Quito City Tour

Day 1: Quito City Tour
Day 1: Quito City Tour
CITY TOUR
A comprehensive city tour includes visits to residential neighbourhoods at the northern end of the city, visiting the " Guapulo Mirador", passing through the 12 of Octubre Avenue up to the Culture House and the Legislative Palace (Congress), whose stone mural records Ecuador's history. The tour will then continue through the Gran Colombia Avenue up to the Basilica Church, where we will make a brief stop and next, the "San Juan Mirador" from where you will have a beautiful sight of the Colonial Quito. Then a stroll downtown and visit the colonial temples and monasteries of this urban jewel, designated by UNESCO a World Heritage Site, starting at the Independence Plaza, flanked by the Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, the Municipal Building and the Archbishop's Palace. Visit the Church of La Compañía de Jesús. Continue to the Church of San Francisco, one the of great religious buildings of the New World; its impressive façade and atrium lead to its gilt interior a Baroque influenced by Moorish style, with the winged Virgin of Quito at its main altar.

Accommodation: Nu House or similar.
Meals : Breakfast

Day 2: Tour Mindo Cloud Forest

Day 2: Tour Mindo Cloud Forest
Day 2: Tour Mindo Cloud Forest
MINDO CLOUD FOREST AND THE EQUATOR LINE
A little over an hour from Quito lies the Mindo Cloud Forest filled with amazing plants and animal life – perfect for a day trip from Quito. For the ornithologists in the bunch, Mindo and its surrounding cloud forest are a birdwatcher's paradise!

This cloud forest tour in Mindo is a day of adventure in nature that can include everything from exploring an archeological site that pre-dates the Incas by thousands of years, to walking through a wild orchid collection and visiting a beautiful jungle waterfall.

Another of its attractions of this cloud forest tour is a butterfly farm where you'll watch gargantuan butterflies dry their wings after emerging from their jewel-like cocoons inches away. You can dip your fingers into a banana concoction and then be thrilled as butterflies the size of birds land in your hands for a snack.

But there's more. You can go whitewater rafting or "tubing" (with several large inner-tubes tied together) as our steely-nerved guides steer you through thrilling rapids. Or try canopy zip-lining (sailing along one of 13 zip-lines over the beautiful canopy of the cloud forest), or perhaps visit a tiny chocolate factory where you'll have a chance to follow cacao through the entire process from its harvest to its becoming a delicious brownie or a cup of real hot cocoa. All this you can experience in your Mindo Cloud Forest Tour!

Accommodation: Nu House or similar.
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Tour Otavalo Market

Day 3: Tour Otavalo Market
Day 3: Tour Otavalo Market
OTAVALO MARKET
The Saturday market of Otavalo is the South America's most famous Indian fair. We get an early departure from Quito through dramatic mountain scenery northwards. You will have ample time to stroll along the narrow cobblestone streets filled with Otavalo Indians wearing blue ponchos, white trousers and long braided hair and to explore their handicraft market, with its wonderful textiles, native paintings, ceramics, jewelry, tapestries and more at bargain prices.

Continuing the trip, we will go to Cotacachi, famous for its leather articles, and where lunch can be taken. Finally we will go to Peguche, small village known for its waterfalls and wind instruments fabrics.

We arrive back to Quito in the late afternoon.
Meals : Breakfast
  • Activities: Walk along the old city of Quito, explore the 7 waterfalls in Mindo clod forest, watch for many types of hummingbirds, be part of chocolate making process, shop for the most unique handicrafts in Otavalo market.
  • Accommodation: 2 nights in first class hotel in Quito.
  • Transportation: Private and comfortable transportation.
  • Meals Included: 2 breakfasts.
  • EPL Trip Leader: Certified Adventure expert leaders and local guides.
  • Group size: Small groups of 8 people maximum.

      NOT INCLUDED

  • Travel insurance (required)
  • Budget for extra meals US$ 60
  • Not included Fees; US$ 15
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

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      Republica, E7-03 y Eloy Alfaro Oficina 307 
      Pichincha - Quito - Ecuador 
      EC170526

      Galapagos Office. - Pampas Coloradas, Isabelas 678 and Petrel streets  
      Santa Cruz Island - Ecuador
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