3-DAY QUITO DISCOVERY: CITIES, MARKETS, JUNGLES AND MORE

3-DAY QUITO DISCOVERY: CITIES, MARKETS, JUNGLES AND MORE

3 DAYS

FROM $690

Trip type

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Classic

Activity Level

Activities may include visit sites and easy hikes; and some days the dailys activities such as kayaking, biking, snorkeling or short hikes; 1 to 2 hours, will required more physical demand. Voyagers should be in good health wear comfortable walking shoes to endure standing for extended periods of time.
Light moderate

Service Level

Comfortable and appropriate accommodations, mostly local-won and with big personality, and mix of public and private transport especially with sea, train and flights.
Standard

Small Group Departure

Max. 6 / Av. 4
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TRIP OVERVIEW

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 toucans and hummingbirds and make your best deal at Otavalo Market.

TRIP ACTIVITIES

Culture
Hiking
Wildlife

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 toucans and hummingbirds and make your best deal at Otavalo Market.

Culture
Hiking
Wildlife
Explore a truly unique experience in the heart of Quito city and discovering its history from a local eye; walk around its narrow streets visiting the most iconic architecture buildings such as; the Golden Church, San Francisco Square, the Main Square and at the same time visit Luis´ local workshop “Cruz Verde”, a well know artisan whose family has prepared the local candy “Colaciones” for the last 100 years keeping alive Quito´s tradition.

For lunch we will have the opportunity to seat with locals and enjoy a tasty meal freshly prepared using local products and flavors.

Accommodation: Wyndham Garden or similar.

Meals included: Lunch.

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 the 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: Wyndham Garden or similar.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.

The Saturday market of Otavalo is 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, a small village known for its waterfalls and wind instruments fabrics.

We will arrive back in Quito at afternoon.

Meals included: Breakfast.

What’s Included?

  • Transportation:  Private and comfortable transportation.
  • Accommodation based on double occupancy: 2 nights in 3*+ hotel in Quito.
  • Meals:  2 breakfasts, 2 lunches.
  • Activities: Walk along the old city of Quito, explore the 7 waterfalls in Mindo cloud forest, watch for many types of hummingbirds, be part of chocolate making process, shop for the most unique handicrafts in Otavalo market.
  • Trip Leader:  Certified Adventure expert leaders and local guides.

What’s Included?

  • Travel insurance (required).
  • Personal expenses.
  • Tips.
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ITINERARY

Explore a truly unique experience in the heart of Quito city and discovering its history from a local eye; walk around its narrow streets visiting the most iconic architecture buildings such as; the Golden Church, San Francisco Square, the Main Square and at the same time visit Luis´ local workshop “Cruz Verde”, a well know artisan whose family has prepared the local candy “Colaciones” for the last 100 years keeping alive Quito´s tradition.

For lunch we will have the opportunity to seat with locals and enjoy a tasty meal freshly prepared using local products and flavors.

Accommodation: Wyndham Garden or similar.

Meals included: Lunch.

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 the 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: Wyndham Garden or similar.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.

The Saturday market of Otavalo is 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, a small village known for its waterfalls and wind instruments fabrics.

We will arrive back in Quito at afternoon.

Meals included: Breakfast.

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What’s Included?

  • Transportation:  Private and comfortable transportation.
  • Accommodation based on double occupancy: 2 nights in 3*+ hotel in Quito.
  • Meals:  2 breakfasts, 2 lunches.
  • Activities: Walk along the old city of Quito, explore the 7 waterfalls in Mindo cloud forest, watch for many types of hummingbirds, be part of chocolate making process, shop for the most unique handicrafts in Otavalo market.
  • Trip Leader:  Certified Adventure expert leaders and local guides.

What’s Included?

  • Travel insurance (required).
  • Personal expenses.
  • Tips.

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TRIP DETAILS

  • The order of the itinerary may change if necessary.
  • At the time of the reservation, the entire payment per person is required (non-refundable)
  • In case the passengers do not appear to take the tour or cannot travel for any reason, they will be considered as NO SHOW and a 100% penalty will apply.
  • If the reservation is not paid in full, no service voucher is delivered.
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