Vilcabamba & Cerro Mandango – 3 Days 2 Nights
DAY 1.- CUENCA – LOJA – VILCABAMBA
Early in the morning departure from the city of Cuenca to Loja.
Arrival in the city of Loja: ” Birthplace of art, letters and music” is characterized by an atmosphere of eternal spring, by its religiosity and its devotion to the Virgin of Cisne. We will visit the main tourist, historical and cultural places of the city:
Puerta de la Ciudad Museum, Central Park, La Gobernación, Municipality, the Cathedral Church, San Sebastián Church and Square, Jipiro Recreational Park, Lourdes Street, Benjamín Carrión Theatre, Culture Square.
Lunch at one of the city’s iconic restaurants.
In the afternoon we continue our journey to the Vilcabamba Valley or known as the Valley of the “Longevity”, a place of amazing color and beauty, it has a delicious and welcoming climate with low elevations and is considered a “Lost Paradise” in the mountains. Check in at the hotel in Vilcabamba.
Free time to tour the village. Overnight in Vilcabamba.
DAY 2.- VILCABAMBA – PODOCARPUS NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, we will start our day with a visit to the Podocarpus National Park, Cajanuma sector.
It is characterized by the inclusion of mountain and pre-montane type forests. It is named after the only conifer species native to Ecuador, commonly known as romerillo.
We will hike 5km approximately, visiting the upper zone of the Park, passing from the cloud forest to the bush paramo in a matter of minutes.
We return to Vilcabamba for a horse ride (1 hour aprox) through Vilcabamba and its surroundings.
Overnight in Vilcabamba
DAY 3.- CERRO MANDANGO- CUENCA
After breakfast, we start the journey to Cerro Mandango (God lying down in Kichwa), one of the most visited places because of its impressive shapes and cliffs. This hike allows you to connect with nature and renew your energy. The trail heads to its two peaks. Its second peak offers us a 360 degree view of the Vilcabamba Valley and its surroundings.
After lunch we continue our journey to the city of Cuenca.
- Private transportation
- Professional bilingual tour guide
- 2 nights accommodation in a shared room
- Breakfast for each hotel night
- Activities mentioned in the itinerary
PROGRAM DOES NOT INCLUDE: extra food, extra drinks, tips, unspecified services.
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