Indigenous communities, artisans and nature in Ecuador

Unique Experience

Eliza B.

Imbabura
English, Spanish (Native)
2 days
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 2 people

This is not only a tour, this is a live experiences, We will go to the north of Quito, where a large indigenous commuties is, we will be able to share time with an indigenous family, learning some of their traditions, culture and customs, also we will see how people made different type of handicrafts, besides of it you will enjoy the delicious food in the Andes. During this time we will go to visit volcanoes, lakes, and also we can hike in some areas. You can not miss this tour.

Itinerary

Check out what we are going to do.
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Meeting Point

At your hotel

08:00

Quito

Leave Quito to the North of Ecuador

09:30

Tabacundo

We will visit a small roses farm, the family is going to show a small green house were they farm different type of roses

10:30

San Pablo

We will visit an artisan who work with totora (type of grass), and we will learn how to made some handicrafts using this material

13:30

San Clemente

We will have a lunch in an excellent indigenous restaurant, you will try different dishes with organic products that grow in the Andes, please you have to advise me if you have any problem with any product like milk, peanuts, etc, or if you are vegetarian or vegan.

15:00

San Clemente

We will go to meet the indigenous family who will be our guest that nigth and after they will take us to go to walk showing us the different type of medicinal plants that they use frecuently. we will stay that night with the family and know some of their customs

07:00

San Clemente 2nd Day

we will help to prepare the breakfast to the family (this is optional), we will go to walk around the area close to Imbabura volcano

09:30

Caranqui

We will go to try the traditional and delicious ice cream in an small town.

10:00

Cuicocha

We will visit a lake in a volcano crater, it is possible to hike there or take a small boat to go around.

11:30

Cotacachi

We will visit Cotacachi "leader town" were you can see and buy many different thinks made in leader with really good quality.

13:00

Cotacachi

We will have a lunch in a traditional restaurant, we will have some choices of food.

14:20

Peguche

We will visit a musician house, were we can see the different andean instruments and know how they made them.

14:50

Peguche

We will visit a gallery were they show us how people coloring the wool and prepare the material to made the textils like blankets, scarves, globes and more.

15:40

Otavalo

We will visit the Otavalo market, consider the bigger indigenous market in South America.

16:30

Otavalo

We will leave Otavalo to go back to Quito

18:30

Quito

I will to drop you off at your hotel in Quito

Ending Point

At your hotel

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

- Private trasnportation

- National bilingual guide

- Entrances - Fees

- Roses farm

- Totora experience

- Cuicocha Lake National Reserve

- Indigenous community activities

- Musicians house

- 1 nigth in Indigenous House/ Hostal

- Lunch first day and second day

- Dinner first day

- Breakfast second day

Note: for meals please advise before if you have any dietary restrictions.

What‘s not included

- Extra meals or drinks

- Tips

Important Information

I can work only until 4pm on new year's eve, other days I don't have any problem with the time.

We will visit indigenous communties and they don't work with credit cars, that is why you need to have cash for entrances fees and other expenses.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the itinerary Flexible?

Yes, it is, all my tours are very flexible

Is it a private tour or are we go to share with more people?

This is a private tour, only for your group.

Is it possible to add one more people in the tour?

Yes, we can add more people in our tour, but they have to pay the extra fee.

Can you take bigger groups?

Yes, I can take big groups only I have to hire a bigger transportation.

Is your car comfortable?

Yes, my car is big enough and very comfortable.

Can we add one more day in our tour?

Yes, we can add more days and change our itinerary, we only need to fix the price.

$540/ per group