Because of its privileged location in the middle of the world, Ecuador has thousands of exotic and endemic species that make it a particularly beautiful place. Around 18,000 plants with flowers and the smallest orchid in the world are in Ecuador, the country of the four worlds.Ecuador’s biodiversity is also reflected in the fauna of its four regions: The Coast, The Andes, The Amazon and The Galapagos. We have 1,600 species of birds, 350 species of reptiles and 400 species of amphibians, among others.The beauty and biodiversity of Ecuador is tangible in its numerous protected areas. These areas are protected by law to preserve its natural beauty and its flora and fauna. To visit these places is an experience for the senses.
You are met by our representative at the airport in Quito and provide transfers to Grand Hotel Alameda Mercure + buffet breakfast
After breakfast, we will go back in time a couple of hundred years while driving around the colonial section of Quito and admire architectural monuments, la Basilica church, Independence Square, with the Presidential Palace and the colonial Churches. Visit the toy workshop, you will find wooden toys, like spin toys. Visit the Api Real store, they produces products such as soaps, creams and shampoos, based on honey and its merger with essential oils and extracts 100% natural.
You will learn how to do it and you will take home the secret recipe and drive up to the “Middle of the World City” (entrance included) where the monument that divides the Northern from the Southern Hemisphere will be visited. It was built during the XVII century when a French Expedition defined the precise location of the equatorial line. The “Intiñan Museum”, known as the Equinox solar Museum, can also be visited (entrance is not included) Overnight at Grand Hotel Alameda Mercure or similar in Quito + Buffet Breakfast
Early in the morning after breakfast we will go to papallacta is a small town in Ecuador located at an altitude of 3,250 m (10600 feet) in the Andes near the Eastern mountain range, which leads to the Amazon rainforest. You have the opportunity the enjoy the hydrothermal value of termas de Papallacta´s Hot Springs is due to the fact that Papallacta is located between two volcanoes, the Cayambe Volcano and Antisana Volcano.
The Hot Spring´s temperature at the source varies from 30°C to 70°C (86°F to 158°F) and the pools it ranges between 36°C and 40°C (97°F to 104°F). Papallacta´s thermal waters contains sulfates, soudium, calcium, chloride and traces of magnesium which are odorless, colorless, and have a slight salty taste. Besides improving intertinal motility their properties are also anti-allergenic anti- inflammatory, diuretic anti-rheumatic, soothing, etc.
After that visit Misahualli where we will visit a butterfly- farm here we will learn about the four phases of life of the butterfly, there are monkeys to see such as the brown capuchin. Or, we will embark in our dugout kanu which will bring us to visit the Indian community we will see the typical dance and also the Shaman presentation. After our visit we will continue to Puyo.
Overnight at Safari Hostery + American Breakfas + dinner.
After breakfast, we continued our trip to Puyo where visit the Omaere park. Omaere means “nature of the rainforest,” in the Waorani language, one of the indigenous groups of the Ecuadorian Amazon. The Park was founded in the year 1993 by an indigenous Shuar woman with the help of two companions from France. They formed the Omaere Foundation and bought a 15 hectare parcel of land in the outskirts of Puyo. Now, 24 years later, the plants have grown and the forest has come back, only augmented with a focus of useful and medicinal plants. At Omaere you can learn about the importance of these plants to the indigenous cultures of the Amazon, as well as enjoying the peace and tranquility of the rainforest. After it, we continued with our trip to Rio Verde, visit the Waterfall “Pailon del Diablo” Visit BAÑOS, this city is an important pilgrimage center where you can say your prayers,
Overnight at Bonita Hostery + American breakfast
After breakfast, we visit the Quero view point and them enjoy Ecuador´s beautiful countryside on a horseback riding excursion. We ride along the route of train in Mocha we can admired the Carihauairazo Volcano and Chimborazo mountain , if we have a good time you can enjoy the highlands landscape. Included lunch in La Escondida House
Overnight at Grand Hotel Alameda Mercure or similar in Quito + Buffet Breakfast
Breakfast at the hotel & transfer out to take international flight
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- 2 transfer in or out
- 3 night in double accommodation in Quito at Alameda Mercure hotel or similar (included breakfast)
- 1 night in double accommodation at Safary Hostery included breakfast & dinner
- 1 night in double accommodation in Bonita Hostery (tourist lodge) in Cevallos included breakfast, dinner
- 1 full Day City Tour and Middle of the world
- 1 Entrance fee Termas Papallacta
- Visit Misahualli,
- Entrance fee Indigenous community or
- Visit Puyo
- Entrance fee Omaere
- Entrance fee Pailon del Diablo
- Entrance fee, Ride on horse Lunch
- Services of SLT local representatives throughout
- SLT guaranteed tour performance warranty
- SLT $1 Million Insurance Protection Plan
- Departure taxes
- Other not specified in this program
- Entrance fee, churches
Mercure Alameda Hotel or similar- Warm and welcoming atmospheres combine to ensure guests on business and pleasure enjoy a comfortable stay and a range of excellent services at the best hotel in Quito. Furthermore, our staff offer, dedicated to offering world-class hospitality services, treat all our guests with a human touch. Safari Hostery –
Hostería Safari opened in 1987. Located just 5 minutes from Puyo, Hostería Safari is surrounded by the wonderful nature of the Amazon Forest, it was built with the purpose of offering some peace and tranquility to tourists who visit them and A place where you can take advantage of both the melody of nature and the many insects and animals that live in the area.