Day 1: Otavalo – Cotacachi – Cuicocha – Chachimbiro
At 08:00 we will pick you up from your hotel in Quito. We will start the tour visiting the famous city of Otavalo, where you can do some shopping in the largest indigenous market in Latin America. We will also visit the leather market of Cotacachi and the beautiful volcanic lake of Cuicocha. Lunch will be at a typical Atuntaqui restaurant. After this delicious lunch, we will arrive at Hacienda Chachimbiro, where after checking in, we can take a walk around the hacienda. At dusk we will visit the hot springs of Chachimbiro, and we can take a relaxing bath in these pools, famous for their healing power. Welcome dinner.
Day 2: Irugunchu – Timbuyacu – Waterfall Magnet
After breakfast, we will start the safari through the ancient Inca Trail to Timbuyacu, where we will set up our camp. After lunch, we can take a dip in the waterfall Imán, famous for its revitalizing force.
Next stop is Churuloma passing by Pisangacho, to observe many plants and animals, and to admire how the climate and the vegetation begin to change drastically.
We will continue the Yanacocha road. During the trip we will admire the great Andean forest of polilepis.
We will reach our destination: Piñán. Here we can visit the community and enjoy the magnificent landscape of this lake, which is one of the largest, most beautiful and still quite unknown to Ecuadorians. On the way we will have the opportunity to see a great variety of birds of prey and, if we are lucky, perhaps some condors. Dinner and camp.
Day 3 Come back to Quito.
$280, Include: transport, guide, hospitality, food, camp.