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Ecuador Adventure Tour for Families

Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Activity Level: Moderate
Highlights: Cuicocha Crater Lake Hike – Mountain Biking in the Andes – Horseriding in Cotopaxi
Itinerary: Day 1 Cotopaxi National Park Hike & Mountain Biking
Day 2 Horseriding in Cotopaxi & Equator Line
Day 3 Cuicocha Crater Lake Walk & Otavalo Market
Day 4 Peguche Waterfall Hike, Andean Musicians & Condor Park

Day 1      Cotopaxi National Park & Mountain Biking
Travel from Quito to Cotopaxi National Park. Visit the Limpiopungo Lake within the national park, and undertake a hike around this pretty lagoon. Then embark upon a 2 - 3 hour mountain bike ride through this striking Andean landscape, in the ever present shadow of one of the world's highest active volcanoes - the snow capped, perfectly cone shaped Cotopaxi. Box lunch included.
Dinner and overnight in Hacienda Porvenir.

Day 2      Cotopaxi Horse Riding & Equator Line
This morning we embark on a 2 hour horseback ride from the hacienda riding through the Andean paramo up towards the Rumiñahui Volcano surrounded by breathtaking views. After lunch at the hacienda we journey north to the lake region of Otavalo, with a stop at the Quitsato Museum with its unique sun dial, located exactly on the Equator line. Great photo opportunity.
Dinner and overnight in Las Palmeras.

Day 3      Cuicocha Crater Lake Hike & Otavalo Market
This morning's walk takes us along the rim of the striking Cuicocha Volcano, with its captivating blue-green crater lake, to a great viewing point. Strolling through Andean forest to discover orchids & bromeliads, we are also on the look-out for the endangered Andean Condor. Incredible lake views. Lunch in the nearby leather market town of Cotacachi and afternoon visit to the colourful indigenous market in Otavalo.
Dinner and overnight in Las Palmeras

Day 4      Peguche Waterfall Hike, Andean Musicians & Condor Park
At Peguche we enjoy an easy hike along a pretty valley to the local waterfall, before visiting a family of musicians where we can learn more about typical Andean musical instruments such as pan pipes. Box lunch included. Later we continue onto the Condor Park where we can see and learn more about Ecuadorian birds of prey before returning to Quito where, on arrival, our tour ends.

Hacienda Porvenir, Cotopaxi

Hacienda-El-PorvenirOn the slopes of Rumiñahui Volcano, in a truly privileged position, Hacienda El Porvenir is the ideal spot from which to explore Cotopaxi, get to know the Andean way of life first hand and have thrilling adventures.
• Over 1000 hectares for the exclusive use of guests
• Perfect for ecotourism and adventure
• Comfortable rooms with private bathroom
• Hot water and electricity (110 volts)
• Internet
• Dining-room with fireplace
• 5 living-room areas with fireplace
• Guided and self guided trails

Las Palmeras, Otavalo

Hotel-Las-Palmeras-OtavaloEstá hacienda de 150 años, con sus altas palmeras y cabañas de jardín está escondido en un valle verde, cerca de Otavalo. Las paredes de tierra contienen siempre en flor perenne con hibiscos, buganvillas, orquídeas, colan, eucalipto, aguacate, que atraen a las aves incluyendo colibríes y bermellón. Las gruesas paredes de adobe de la posada conservan el calor del día para las noches frías de montaña, y las fogatas con trocos de eucalipto proporcionan un ambiente acogedor.

Prices 2017

No of People Accommodation Price per person
1 single room $2090
2 double room $1190
3 - 4 double / triple rooms $990


Price includes:
Private transportation, top English speaking naturalist guide, all accommodation as specified with breakfast, 4 lunches & 3 dinners, entrance fees to Quitsato Museum & Condor Park, mountain biking activity, horse riding activity, local guides at Cotopaxi National Park & Cuicocha Lake.

Not included:
International flights, personal travel insurance, alcoholic and soft drinks, any extra activities at the haciendas, tips and personal expenses.

Notes:
Prices are stated in US Dollars.
Prices are valid until 31st December 2017.
A single supplement fee of US$170 will apply for those requesting single accommodation.
Special group rates apply for groups of 5 people or more. Please contact us for more details.
Extra nights: We recommend that you visit Quito and can help with hotel reservations and activities in the city.

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