Welcome to Salasaca

On the Sunday after Easter, a magnificent street dance takes place on the road (slowing traffic considerably), and on June 15 the Salasacans dress up in animal costumes for Santo Vintio. Both Corpus Christi (on a moveable date in June) and the Feast of St Anthony (end of November) are colorfully celebrated.

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$940 Private & Custom Tours

Andes and Amazon Tour from Quito in 5-Days

Day 1: Quito – Cotopaxi National Park From Quito your professional guide takes you south over the Avenue of Volcanoes. Today, you visit the Cotopaxi National Park, to visit the Limpiopungo Lake and admire the volcano. The Cotopaxi Volcano measures 5897 meters and its snow-capped peak can be seen from a wide area. Next, you travel to Lasso, where you spend the night in a charming hacienda. (Lunch included) Day 2: Salasaca community and Casa del Arbol in BañosThis morning, you visit the Salasaca community living across the province of Tungurahua, where you have the opportunity to learn more about the region´s traditional cultures. Subsequently, you continue to Baños and visit the famous swing of Casa del Arbol, from where you have a breathtaking view of the town and the Tungurahua Volcano. (Breakfast included) Day 3: Route of the Waterfalls and transfer to TenaBaños is located at a unique location between the Andean Mountains and the Amazon Rainforest; this lush green area is known for its many waterfalls. After breakfast, you follow the Route of the Waterfalls to the Amazon Rainforest. A short hike downhill brings you to the impressive waterfall El Pailon del Diablo, the largest of the area. Next, you travel to Cotococha Amazon Lodge in Tena, where you enjoy a delicious dinner. (Breakfast and dinner included) Day 4: Swimming in the waterfall, Amazon hike, and nocturnal walkAfter a delicious breakfast and a short canoe trip, you start a one-hour hike to the waterfall. Your professional guide leads you through the secondary rainforest. Upon arrival at the waterfall ‘La Cascada de Latas’, you can bath in the crystal clear water while enjoying the serene environment. In the afternoon you learn about the local flora and how the Amazon people use particular plants for medicall purposes, during a hike through the primary rainforest. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included) **Please note that the activities in the Amazon are subject to change without prior notice due to natural and operational circumstances.** Day 5: Papallacta Hot Springs visit – QuitoAnother breakfast is served in the open restaurant facilitating close contact with the surrounding jungle. Subsequently, you head back to Quito. While traveling from the Amazon Rainforest back into the Andes, you see the beautiful transition from jungle to páramo highlands. In Papallacta you visit the naturally heated hot springs for a moment of ultimate relaxation. In the afternoon you arrive in Quito, where the tour ends. (Breakfast included)

$1356 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Ecuadorian Amazon and Andean Circuit 6 Days -5 Nights

Day 1:  Transfer from the airport and night at QuitoOur guide will be waiting for you at the arrival gate to take you to the hotel in Quito Day 2: Volcano Avenue and Papallacta Hot SpringsWe leave to be amazed by the magnificent views of the Antisana volcano until reach the Ecuador's most beautiful thermal hot springs Resort and Spa, We will enjoy a hike through the surrounding mountain. Free lunch on Baeza town, Explore the Legendary Jumandy Caves and stalactite rivers, Then continue to the Suchipakari Lodge and lush rainf forest reserve. Special Dinner & Lodging. Day 3: Napo River | Canoe Ride |Wildlife | Quichua HouseAfter Breakfast, a short walking to the port in the Napo River will take you onto the Napo River for approximately 2 hours.Some aquatic birds can be spotted on the way. Then visit famous Animal Refuge known as Amazoonico. Box Lunch, Visit a indigenous house, Once this visit is over, you’ll return to Suchipakari aboard a canoe.In the Afternoon, we start an exciting walk in the rainforest ready to find the secret of the hidden jungle, Then prepare forfloting in the quite amazon river. Day 4: Baños de Agua Santa | Waterfalls Route | Swing at the end of the worldWe cross the Napo River, arriving at the Shiripuno community, where we will pay a visit to the Quichua indigenous inhabitants of the Amazon village.The local women will give us explanations of their ancient lifestyles  After this we will continue our journey to Baños.We will make a short stop in the Pailón del Diablo, then will continue with an excursion to the majestic “Swing of the End in the Tree House". and arrive at Monte Selva Resort & Adventure SPA, spectacularly located on a hill above Baños nestled within the Sangay National Park, which has been declared a World Natural Heritage Site.Dinner Free. City by Night in Baños Day 5: Cotopaxi Volcano | Museum | National Park We will leave Baños through the central Andean valley. We will come first along the Salasaca community.Arriving in the park we will pay a short visit to a little museum which informs about the park; its nature, geology, history and the eruptions of the centerpiece of this park; the Cotopaxi volcano (5897 m.), the world's highest active and snowcapped volcano! We continue our way into the park and stop at the Limpiopungo lake at 3800 meters altitude. Here we can make a short walk while observing semi-wild horses, a variety of ducks, hummingbirds and the Andean gull and lapwing. .Then we will arrive at an ancient hacienda, for lunch in Machachi Town. Continue to Quito.Last night in Quito Day 6: Transfer to the Airport (UIO)After the breakfast at the hotel in Quito, we will take you to the airport according to your flight itinerary.

$660 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Tour for 4-Days Andes & Amazon Expedition

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Quito Old Town, Quito, Pichincha ProvinceStart the tour with the pick up in the hotel.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Termas de Papallacta, Papallacta, Napo ProvinceYou will have time to enjoy the hot springs of papallacta.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Misahualli River, Misahualli, Napo ProvinceIn this beautiful spot of the Ecuadorian Amazon, we will be ready to start our adventure, and Lodging in Suchipakari Lodge.Duration: 1 dayStop At: Suchipakari Jungle LodgeSuchipakari Amazon Lodge: Breakfast | Rainforest Guided Excursion | Motorized Canoe by Napo River | Animal Refuge Center | Caiman Lake | Box Lunch | Blowgun Practice | Jungle Rainforest | Medicinal Plants | River Tubing | Typical Dinner | Lodging Duration: 1 dayStop At: BañosBaños de Agua Santa | Waterfalls Route | Tree House & Swing the End | Tungurahua VolcanoDuration: 1 dayStop At: Cotopaxi National Park, Cotopaxi ProvinceCotopaxi National Park: Hiking to Refuge 4800 msnm, after the activity return to Quito.Duration: 3 hours

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