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Breathtaking High and Lowlands - 5 Days

Breathtaking north and central high and lowlands unforgettable experience, full of different landscapes and activities. An excellent introduction to Ecuador’s rich diversity like climates, people, flora, fauna, products by visiting two regions, the highlands, lowlands and a shoulder climate, the Mindo cloud forest.

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  • Visit the Ecuadorian Heritage site, Quito Old Town.
  • The breathtaking Quilotoa and community.
  • Visit the lowlands and its extraordinary different sights, habits, lifestyle.
  • Visit the Mindo cloud forest and enjoy its different activities, birdwatching, Tarabita cable car and 5 waterfall hike.
  • Learn how the world fine aromatic cacao is processed and sample an exquisite brownie, hot chocolate or different dark cacao flavors with fruits.
  • Visit the world´s belly, the Equator line" Mitad del Mundo"

Day 1
Airport Pick up and Transfer to Accomodation

One of the tour leader will pick you up at the airport and transport you to your accommodation

Day 2
Quito Old town- Latacunga

Early morning you will be keen to visit the well preserved, Quito Oldtown with its main, churches, convents and plazas full of locals and it´s everyday life. Then a visit to the "Panecillo" lookout point, have lunch and start heading south and out of Quito through the avenue of the volcanoes towards your accommodation at the city of Latacunga, this is a scenic trip with the chance to see several mountains and volcanoes, as Pasochoa, Corazon Rumiñahui, Ilinizas, Cotopaxi among others.

Day 3
Quilotoa the Heart of the Andes and La Maná

Heart of the Andes and Highest Volcano, Chimborazo

This morning you will head to the heart of the Andes towards the Quilotoa community and crater lake, where it will be optional to walk down into the crater lake and practice Kayak or just enjoy the view from the lookout deck.

Have lunch and head to the Ecuadorian lowland region into the town of La Maná, this is as well, a scenic breathtaking trip from the highlands towards the lowlands.

Day 4
La Mana- Mindo

This morning after breakfast we will visit a local market where you will get to know and be able to compare the different lifestyle and habits from the highlands compared to the lowlands, also some fresh exotic fruit sampling will be held and we will walk relax around this town until midday and go back to your accommodation to pack and continue with this fantastic, scenic trip. This will be a 4 hour drive in the lush green lowland Ecuadorian lowlands towards a unique shoulder climate of the Mindo Cloudforest where we will spend the night.

Day 5
Mindo cloud forest and Quito

This day will be very active. In the morning you will go bird watching, for 1 hour, to then

go a for 40 minute or one our hike to the 5 waterfall trail and ride the trabita (cable car), have a lunch and continue to the Artisanal chocolate factory for the chocolate tour where you will learn about the chocolate proces from the moment it is harvested to the final dark chocolate product. Also you will have hot chocolate and brownie sampling at the end. After this activities you will head back to Quito where it will be the end of the tour. Once in Quito we will do two stops, one in Quito city location( Mariscal Area) and two at the Quito airport or nearby accomodations.

What is included

  • 2 Airport transfers
  • 4 nights standard accommodation
  • 4 breakfasts
  • 4 lunch
  • Transportation to and from all activities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Spanish/ English speaking local guide

What is not included

  • Airfare
  • Dinner
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Personal or extra expenses.

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Price From USD$850/person
850
Total $ 850 USD

Trip Facts

  • Minimum 2 Max 8 people, the trip will be cancelled in case there is not at least two people comfirmed for this trip.
  • Quito- Quito
  • Standard
  • 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month
  • $425 This supplement will not be charged in case there is more than one person joining the tour and the traveler accepts to share accommodation