Departure from Otavalo / Quito at 8:00 AM. Our transport will take us to Mindo. The tour continues in the Mindo-Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve where the route crosses an impressive canyon on the Mindo River in a tarabita that runs about 230 feet (70 m) above the forest with an incredible view of the forest. Colourful Ecuador
Then a short hike on a path to the Sanctuary of Cascadas Nambillo. Then in the afternoon we will visit the butterfly garden to learn about the 25 species of butterflies that live in this area. Stay alert to see hummingbirds and tanagers, which may be in the branches of trees.
Lunch at an appropriate time. Lodging and dinner in Mindo.
Breakfast. At 8:00 am departure from Mindo to Quilotoa Lake. Our transport takes us to the avenue of the volcanoes, where we will have a stop to observe the most important volcanoes of the equator, such as the Nevado Cotopaxi and the Illinizas. Arrival to Quilotoa and check IN at the hotel. We will have the opportunity to observe this majestic turquoise lake where we will take a walk to the lake dock.
In the afternoon return to Hotel. Dinner and accomodation.
Breakfast. At 8h00am our transports take us to the highest snowcapped in Ecuador called Taita Chimborazo, we will arrive and head towards the Hermanos Carrel Refuge, located at 4800 masl, from this height we will start an approximate 45 minutes until we reach the second refuge of the volcano (5000 meters) called Whymper where we can admire the landscape of this beautiful volcano and time for take pictures.
Our descent will be accompanied by slender vicuñas and alpacas, which certainly can not stop taking pictures.
In the afternoon we continue our trip to Alausi. Dinner and accommodation in Alausi.
At 7:00 am breakfast. At 8:00 am departure of the train to Sibambe this is a journey through the Andean mountain landscapes famous for its culture, folklore and colorful crafts that enhance the ethnic beauty. This train route is zig-zag shaped by a single lane in the world, this monument of engineering appears in all its majesty. Without a doubt, in a radius of 500 meters. Lunch at an appropriate time.
Return to Alausi where our transport waits to take you back to Quito / Otavalo. End of services
Note: This program can be adapted to Cuenca or Guayaquil.
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