Cultural tour: haciendas and nature

Outdoor Activities in Ecuador

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Join this 10-hour tour with an early departure from Quito, including breakfast, visits, trek, haciendas, gourmet lunch and specialised guide. Stop at the Cotopaxi volcano in order to observe the majestic peak and the beautiful environnent. Visit of La Cienega and of the Hacienda San Augustin del callo, two different historic haciendas near the beautiful volcano.
The Cotopaxi is a protected area in Ecuador situated in the Cotopaxi Province, Napo Province and Pichincha Province, at approximately 50 km south of Quito. Trek one of the highest active volcanoes in the world with 5897 m!You will stop on the road for breakfast before visit of the Cotopaxi reserve, and trek to the refuge,  4864 metres of altitude..During the afternoon we will visit the Hacienda San Augustin del Callo and La Cienega.Gourmet lunch at La Cienega.Return to Quito in the late afternoon.Itinerary • 06:30 Pick-up at your hotel, Transfer to the Cotopaxi National Park • 7:30 breakfast. • 09:30 Enter Cotopaxi National Park • 10:00 The guide will give explanation of the area, volcanoes, vegetation, animals  etc. • 10:30 Limpiopungo Lake. • 11:00 Begin hike up car-park 4500 m. • 12:30 Reach view point at 4.864 m. and return to parking lot. • 13:00 Visit of San Augustin del Callo. • 14:00 Visit of La Cienega and lunch at La Cienega, beautiful historic Hacienda. • 15:30 Return to Quito • Visit of Rose plantation in option (+ $ 15  per Person)

What’s included

  • National Park fees.
  • Bottled water.
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch.
  • All activities.
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Small-group tour.
  • Small snacks.

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Any other activity not specified

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • A la carte lunch included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Small-group tour
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