Quito & Otavalo

Homestay (4D/3N)

 

This four-day adventure gives a fascinating insight into the capital city as well as a glimpse of rural Ecuadorian life in the colourful Otavalo region, where you’ll stay with a traditional family. After flying to Quito, we will continue north to Cotacachi via some beautiful flower plantations and a rose farm. The afternoon will be spent getting to know the traditional community, including a dinner prepared by a host family. The next day we will learn about the craft industries of indigenous villages, including a visit to San Rafael on San Pablo Lake and Peguche, where we will meet a local weaver and an Andean panpipe workshop.

$ 738 USD

Price per person.

Sgl. Supplement $78 usd.

10 pax min.

Departure:  Sept. 29

 

  • Stay with rural communities and discover their traditional way of life

 

  • Practice your haggling skills in South America’s largest indigenous market

 

  • Hike around the stunning crater lake of Cuicocha

 

  • Take part in fun gravity experiments on a visit to the Equator line

 

  • Explore Quito’s historic centre and take the cable car up to Pichincha Volcano

The rest of the afternoon will be free to meander through the famous market, renowned for being the largest artisan market in South America. On the third day, we’ll visit the picturesque crater lake of Cuicocha in the Cotacachi-Cayapas National Reserve, where you can admire the impressive bowl of the remaining caldera and the glistening emerald lake. En route to Quito we will visit the Equator line and take part in fun experiments which explain the effects of gravity. We’ll then have a tour of Quito itself, including visits to a traditional bakery, Plaza San Francisco, La Ronda, Plaza del Teatro and more. The trip finishes with a cable car up to Pichincha Volcano, boasting panoramic views over the city and surrounding volcanoes.

 

 

 

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