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8 Day Trip in the Andes including Upper Amazon Basin Discover

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    Day 1: Quito City Tour + Teleférico Mitad del Mundo

    Stop At: Quito Old Town, Quito Ecuador
    This tour is a full day tour which includes Old District of the city. After walking through the colonial streets, you will then stop at the Independence Plaza to admire the Cathedral and the Government’s Palace. Then you will visit The Company Church, Santo Domingo´s Church, The Sagrario´s Church and San Francisco´s Church, which was built during the 17th century. Then you will visit La Ronda Street, where you can enjoy the experience of cocoa and chocolate, history, process and live tasting of this delicious and unique delicacy of the gods, all of these inside Cheztiff chocolate store.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Teleferico Quito, Quito 170150 Ecuador
    This is one of the best ways to enjoy the city with views of beautiful valleys, snow-capped mountains and the capital Quito. From a point of more than 13,000 feet (4000 m) high, you will enjoy magnificent views.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Mitad Del Mundo, Avenida Manuel Cordova Galarza KM. 13/5, San Antonio de Pichincha, Quito 170180 Ecuador
    Mitad del Mundo which is located fifty minutes from the northwest of Quito (Ecuador). You will visit the current equatorial line and straddle the two hemispheres. In addition you’ll have the chance to participate in several experiments at the Intiñan Museum. Things like watching water go down a drain in a different direction only inches away from either side of the equator, or balancing an egg on a nail, or using an ancient sun dial are some examples of what you can experiment here
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Otavalo Market & surroundings

    Stop At: Otavalo Market, Plaza de los Ponchos, Otavalo 100450 Ecuador
    n the morning, we begin this trip from Quito, heading north along the Pan-American Highway and making a brief stop in the town of Miralago for a superb view of Lake San Pablo. During this stop, you will also have a chance to taste delicious bizcochos, a type of cookie or bread baked in a clay oven and covered with local cheese or caramel sauce. From there we will head to the town of Otavalo, home to Ecuador's largest indigenous market and one of the best known in all of Latin America. The market sets up every day, allowing you to spend a few hours wandering through this bustling handicrafts center, in addition to its food stalls.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Cuicocha Lake, Laguna Cuicocha Ecuador
    aguna de Cuicocha is a 3 km (2 mile) wide crater lake that sits at the foot of the Cotocachi Volcano. Some 3,100 years ago, the volcano erupted and formed the enormous caldera. Today, the highest point of the caldera climbs up to 3,246 meters (10,650 ft). Down the sides are native plants, and in the caldera’s basin, you’ll find a highly alkaline lake with two uninhabited islands breaking the surface. Suffice it to say, the whole thing is pretty damn impressive.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Peguche Wasi, Av. Los Corazas # 3, Otavalo 100450 Ecuador
    We can also visit a family of weavers who not only have amazing wares but will actually demonstrate how they weave on their traditional back-strap looms and show you their techniques for making striking colors from local plants
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Cotopaxi Volcano

    Stop At: Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador
    Departure in the morning to reach the Cotopaxi National Park in Cotopaxi province where we will visit the Interpretation Center and Limpiopungo lagoon; posibility to take a short hike in the surrounding of Limpiopungo valley, then we will drive up to 4.500 meters and walk up to Padre Rivas Refuge (4.830 meters). Stop for a drink in the refuge, after that if you are in a good shape try to get to the glacier (5.050 meters. After lunch we will drive to Chugchilan
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
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