The theme is defined with the group and the visits are done over a period of two weeks. In some cases, we propose 3 weeks with the trip to Galapagos which is a journey in itself.
We visit the main cities of the Sierra, not to mention Otavalo and Zuleta with their craft markets of embroidery, weaving, ponchos, rich in colour. This trip includes:
The Mitad del Mundo Monument, where the visitor will be delighted to make unique experiences, such as putting a standing egg on a nail, experience the effect of absence of gravity, see the water flow straight into a sink.
Quito Colonial, its churches, monasteries and places of interest like Santo Domingo, we will also visit, the Panecillo. During this visit, we will be able to see the beautiful Virgin brought from Spain in pieces as a puzzle.
Quito is the best-preserved colonial capital in the world. And of course, the program is tailored to your interests: visit the Museums or a gastronomy experience or simply walk around the city.
In the evening, what better than a visit to modern Quito, without forgetting the ride in "CHIVA", an unforgettable moment.
We will go to the Reserve Cotopaxi, for the most athletic first walk at 4000mts is to be enjoyed without moderation.
The volcano at an altitude of 5 897 m lends itself well to a beautiful hike and our guide will show us the plants, animals and birds in the calm of the mountain.
Near Cotopaxi you can visit Quilotoa Lagoon, a lagoon formed in an imploded volcano. For the most athletic a beautiful walk to the bottom and back is planned.
We will then go to Baños, place of waterfalls, adventure sports and SPA. Baños is the city of baths.
Perfect gate to go to the Amazon, for beautiful hikes or extreme sport.
It is very suitable for trips by canoe or canoe to enjoy the tranquillity of the place.
The Amazon rainforest is another UNIQUE experience, large and wide leaves completely cover the habitat of the animals of the region.
The Amazon is crossed by great rivers that do not forget, form the river AMAZONAS.
Thanks to its climate, humid and hot, fauna and flora are exceptional. Many scientists arrive for example to observe spiders, insects, orchids.
You can also see monkeys, toucans, parrots, snakes, caimans, piranhas, freshwater pink dolphins, lemon ants, caimans, butterflies, among others.
Another popular activity in Ecuador is bird watching.
The stay in the Amazon is safe for those who are interested because a great care is given to the means of transport, food, "dangers" of the region and only certified guides accompany us.
From Baños, we can, for those who are interested, undertake a trip and stay towards the Amazon or continue towards the South,
To the South, our route takes us to the majestic Chimborazo, with an altitude of 6,268 meters, the closest volcano to the sun from the centre of the earth and the highest volcano in Ecuador.
The Chimborazo is also the gateway to an unparalleled journey by train to the Devil's Nose, the only cogwheel train in the world.
Every province and city in Ecuador has its own traditions, customs, costumes, and festivals. Depending on the season and the time of the trip we can admire a procession, participate in a parade with traditional masks or a market, preparing a meal, visit a craftsman.
After the Chimborazo, we will go further south, it is the Province of Cañar that we will visit with its beautiful Inca blend site and Shyri: Ingapirca.
We will learn about the differences of the two cultures, how these people lived, how they were organized, what legacies they left, and what we still find today. We will discover one of the paths of the Inca Trail and will live a beautiful experience at the Temple of the Sun.
The following province is called Azuay, a province with many contrasts and cultural cradle of Ecuador-Cuenca the capital is the birthplace of great writers, buildings, churches and monasteries have preserved their charm of yesteryear. Cuenca is crossed by 4 rivers. This is also one of the cities where the famous PANAMA hats originate, because yes, the Panama hat is Ecuadorian. A one-hour drive takes us to one of the largest lakes and lagoons in Ecuador, Cajas Park.
Here we will make a beautiful walk and see several kinds of animals in the "wild" state.
The Sierra is synonymous with several changes in temperature, altitudes, easier or less easy terrain, different flora and fauna.
One of the great advantages that Ecuador offers is the possibility of moving in a few hours from a cold region to a warm or humid region or towards the sea ....
Actually, a few kilometres after El Cajas, we will descend to the sea. The road is beautiful, the firs, hares, deer give way to banana crops, coffee, cocoa, and beaches, white sand, seafood, swimming and idleness.
We will make a stop in Playas, visit the charming city of Guayaquil, economic capital of Ecuador, with its Malecon 2kms long, its old town on an old hill, its boats cruise, will not leave you indifferent.
The city of Guayaquil lends itself either to go further north to the seaside, to the province of Manta where we can divide according to the period of the trip the humpback whales that arrive in Ecuador for the mating period.
In the province of Manta we can visit the "Little Galapagos" Islands of La Plata, nature reserves and can observe birds, crabs, blue-footed boobies, lizards, etc.
This region is also the cradle of pre-Columbian civilizations where the remains of cultures Valdivia, Machalilla and Chorrera, existing between el 100-3200 AC. and 1800 AC, tell us about the cultural richness of these peoples.
Depending on the number of days chosen, we can return to Quito by plane, or embark on an extraordinary trip to the Galapagos Islands.
For lovers of nature and adventure, there can be no tourist destination as exciting as the Galapagos Islands. This beautiful archipelago, located very close to the coast of Ecuador, is one of those obligatory places that we must visit at least once in our life.
Every year, thousands of people decide to go sightseeing in the Galapagos Islands. The charm of this place is not only due to its incredible wildlife, both terrestrial and marine, but also to its beautiful clear waters, white sand and fascinating landscapes.
Although it is a small place in extension, its biodiversity is immense. The Galapagos Islands are one of the most beautiful natural sanctuaries on the planet and because it is protected, we can enjoy a magical place where all the animals seem to be friends and where they do not feel disturbed by the human presence.
One of the ways to go sightseeing in the Galapagos Islands is by boarding for a cruise. This way has become the favourite of many tourists to know the islands, as it offers the opportunity to integrate with nature while enjoying 100% of the trip.
A growing number of tourists are learning to dive into the crystal-clear tropical waters of the Galapagos Marine Reserve. Visitors from all over the world visit the enchanted islands.
Many who visit the islands say that wildlife is often the most memorable part of their visit. The giant turtles, iguanas and penguins of the Galapagos are very popular species. The richness of the birds also makes these islands an ideal place for birdwatchers.
The Galapagos Islands are not a destination, it is the best destination you can choose for an extraordinary holiday. Do not miss the opportunity to know the wonders of this fascinating place. We are sure it will be one of the best trips of your life.