Aventura and Cultural Experience (Train)

Day 1: Andean Train and Zip Lines and Horseback-riding

Day 2: Local Market Latacunga and The Route of the Waterfalls

Day 3: Nature Hike

Day 4: Valley of Machachi

DAY 1: ANDEAN TRAIN AND ZIP LINES AND HORSEBACK RIDING

Highlights of the Day

-Andean Train
-Zip Lines
-Horseback Riding
-Rumiñahui Volcano

Today we will have an exciting experience with the Andean train, departing south from Quito, into the valley and village of Machachi. The newly restored Andean Train, operates from Thursday to Sunday, other days we do this trip by car.

In case we cant use the train, our journey will continue driving to Hacienda Santa Rita on the high course of Pita River, once there we will be suited with harnesses and helmets, for an exciting experience on the zip lines.

After this, we will travel to Hacienda El Porvenir for a good Andean lunch. In the afternoon we will have a light horseback riding excursion on the open meadows of Rumiñahui volcano. (-/L/D)

** (Head south to reach Hacienda San Agustin de Callo an unique property built over the remains of an imperial Inca house on the west flank of the National Park where we will check in. Time to adjust to altitude with a chance of some walking and nice relax by the fireplace. Dinner will be hosted by owners. Overnight.)

** (Head south to reach Hacienda San Agustin de Callo an unique property built over the remains of an imperial Inca house on the west flank of the National Park where we will check in. Time to adjust to altitude with chance of some walking and nice relax by the fireplace. Dinner will be hosted by owners. Overnight.)

* STANDARD OPTION

** COMFORT OPTION

DAY 2: LOCAL MARKET LATACUNGA AND “THE ROUTE OF THE WATERFALLS”

Highlights of the Day

-Cotopaxi Volcano
-Latacunga Market
-Baños
-“The Route of the Waterfalls”

After breakfast, drive south and over the western flank of Cotopaxi volcano, on the way to the city of Latacunga where we shall stop to visit the local product market loaded with color, people,exotic fruits and vegetables.

Following this market experience we will drive south to reach the village of Baños where we shall enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. The village itself shows a lot of nice things to see. Afternoon drive along the Pastaza River canyon known as “The Route of the Waterfalls”. Return on our route to Hacienda Manteles. Check in and dinner. Overnight. (B/L/D)

DAY 3: NATURE HIKE

Highlights of the Day

-Andean Breakfast
-Nature Hike
-Valley of Latacunga

Today after a good breakfast we will explore the region of Baños, a well-known and picturesque village that is located on the base of Tungurahua volcano.

Visit the village and enjoy lunch at local restaurant. Later take an exciting drive down along the Pastaza River Canyon also called the “Route of the Waterfalls”.

After this varied scenery, we drive back to Hacienda Manteles for dinner and overnight. (B/L/D)

DAY 4: VALLEY OF MACHACHI

Highlights of the Day

-Andean Valleys
-Hacienda La Alegría

After breakfast we start our drive north to the Inter-Andean valleys. A backcountry drive, which will take us on the foothills of the snowcapped Ilinizas across extensive farmlands, to reach the valley of Machachi and Hacienda La Alegria. A great hacienda lunch will be served.
Light afternoon visit around the hacienda grounds,then we get ready for our final drive to Quito. (B/L/-)

Included:

Private English speaking guide and driver with A/C vehicles, all meals as detailed on the program, accommodation in selected properties, visits, excursions daily bottled water and activities. This excursion is a private basis tour however it might include certain shared or group visits on some locations.

Not Included:

Beverages, tips or personal expenses. For other languages than English (German, Italian or French) please ask for the surcharge.

IMPORTANT NOTE The itinerary could be modified due to regulations from National Parks, restoration of certain areas at haciendas or colonial houses or force majeure events.