Cotopaxi & Quilotoa – 3 Days 2 Nights
COTOPAXI & QUILOTOA – MOUNTAINS AND LAKES
DAY 1: QUITO – COTOPAXI NATIONAL PARK- HACIENDA TAMBOPAXI
Pick up at the hotel. We´ll go by private transportation to the south of Quito crossing the Andes and enjoying a beautiful landscape. The “Volcan Cotopaxi” (5897 meters, 19,347 feet), the world’s highest active volcano, located in the middle of the “Volcano Avenue” that encircles the Pacific Ocean.
In the Cotopaxi National Park, we´ll visit the Limpiopungo Lagoon and explore the cloud forests that hide different species of endemic flora and fauna. Afterwards we´ll go to the parking to start a hiking to the José Ribas refuge at 4864meters. During this visit, we’ll encounter mystical landscapes that both surprise and enchant. Finally, we have time to relax in the Tambopaxi Lodge.
DAY 2: COTOPAXI TO QUILOTOA – OVERNIGHT IN SIGCHOS (Hacienda San José)
We can enjoy a delicious breakfast with a beautiful view of the Cotopaxi volcano, In the morning we´ll leave to Quilotoa Lagoon, on the road we´ll admire the beautiful Andean landscape. Our first stop will be to visit an artisan workshop in Tigua, famous for its picturesque and colorful paintings. When we arrive at the Quilotoa area we´ll go to the “Shalalá” lookout, we can marvel at the beauty of the Quilotoa Lagoon with its incredible turquoise waters, from a transparent structure built as a lookout. After a lunch break, we´ll descend towards the lagoon where we´ll have some free time to visit it and walk around. The path to ascend communicates us with the community lookout (the ascend is a bit tough and steep, so it is recommended to go up on a mule for people who are not in a good physical condition). Finally, we will visit the Toachi Canyon lookout. The overnight will be on Hacienda San José de Sigchos and enjoy a delicious dinner.
DAY 3: SIGCHOS – HACIENDA LA CIENEGA – ROSE PLANTATION – RETURN TO QUITO
Early in the morning we´ll participate in the milking of the cows. After breakfast you have time to enjoy the hacienda and visit the farmers, Afterwards we go to the Hacienda la Cienega, one of the oldest colonial hacienda in Ecuador, with more than 400 years of antiquity, this mansion has been the scene of important events in the country´s sciences and social history, today turned into a luxury boutique hotel. After lunch in the Cienega we´ll visit a rose plantation (only Monday to Friday), in this area roses are produced for export. Return to Quito at 16:00
- Guide / Driver bilingual
- Private transportation
- Accommodation hotel – Tourist superior
- Breakfast per night of lodging
- Meals (02 lunches in Cotopaxi & Cienega + 01 Dinner in San Josè de Sigchos)
- Entrance fee to the activities
- Described activities in the itinerary
- 24/7 support
- Meal & drinks (Dinner in Tambopaxi & Lunch in Quilotoa)
- Travel insurance
- Airplane tickets
- Personal expenses
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IncludedCotopaxi & Quilotoa – 3 Days 2 NightsAccommodationAccommodation HotelLunchFood and drinksTour guidePrivate transportationDescribed activities in the itinerary24/7 supportGuide / Driver
Not IncludedTransfersTravel insuranceAirplane ticketsExcursionsAll the foodsPersonal expensesPayment of Tickets