Welcome to Loja


But Loja's center has plenty of appeal too. Its cuisine, its musical traditions and its university are known across Ecuador and beyond. Its streets, some of which are pedestrianized, might at first seem a tad tame after Cuenca, but offer inroads into the local culture its more famous rival to the north cannot. Lying dramatically along the bottom of the Valle de Cuxibamba, Loja's surrounding slopes are fringed with the country's main coffee plantations, and several miradors (viewpoints) offer unforgettable city views.


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$18.79 Day Trips & Excursions

City Tour Vitória - Vila Velha

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Boi Island, Vitoria, State of Espirito SantoWe will start the tour with a panoramic tour of the beaches of Ilha do Boi, on this way we will make two strategic photo stops. After visiting one of the most noble districts of Vitoria, we will pass by the beach of Curva da Jurema, ideal for those who seek Kiosk infrastructure with their foot in the sand. Later we will cross the Camburi bridge, at which point we leave the island, accessing the mainland on the Orla de Camburi.Pass By: Curva da Jurema, Vitoria, State of Espirito SantoWe will start the tour with a panoramic tour of the beaches of Ilha do Boi, on this way we will make two strategic photo stops. After visiting one of the most noble districts of Vitoria, we will pass by the beach of Curva da Jurema, ideal for those who seek Kiosk infrastructure with their foot in the sand. Later we will cross the Camburi bridge, at which point we leave the island, accessing the mainland on the Orla de Camburi.Pass By: Camburi Beach, Vitoria, State of Espirito SantoWe will start the tour with a panoramic tour of the beaches of Ilha do Boi, on this way we will make two strategic photo stops. After visiting one of the most noble districts of Vitoria, we will pass by the beach of Curva da Jurema, ideal for those who seek Kiosk infrastructure with their foot in the sand. Later we will cross the Camburi bridge, at which point we leave the island, accessing the mainland on the Orla de Camburi.Stop At: Associacao Das Paneleiras De Goiabeiras, Vitoria, State of Espirito Santois the place of production and commercialization of clay pots. There are more than 400 years of tradition using techniques of indigenous heritage in artisanal production. The tradition is still alive and the paneleiras maintains the production of the pots that are used in the preparation of several dishes, the main ones of them being two symbols of the culture of the Capixaba: Moqueca Capixaba and Torta Capixaba.Duration: 25 minutesStop At: Nossa Senhora da Penha Convent, Vila Velha, State of Espirito SantoThis the main touristic atraction in the State of Espirito Santo, here you have a panoramic view of the whole city of Vitoria and Vila Velha and also a unique opportunity to be in one of the oldest sanctuaries in Brazil!Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Museu Vale, Vila Velha, State of Espirito SantoUpon arrival in Vila Velha, we will visit the Vale Museum, the building is an old railway station, with a collection on the construction of the Vitória a Minas Railway, the exhibition still has a locomotive dating from 1945, on arrival at the museum, in addition to a model of 34m², the largest in Brazil in terms of built area and representing a specific railroad.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Metropolitana Cathedral, Vitoria, State of Espirito SantoOne of the must-see attractions for those who want to get to know the Historic Center of the Capital, imposing monument, symbol of the city of VitoriaDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Garoto Chocolate In the neighborhood of Gloria we will visit the store of Chocolates Garoto.Duration: 20 minutesPass By: Costa Beach, Vila Velha, State of Espirito SantoPanoramic Tour by the beachesPass By: Itaparica Beach, Vila Velha, State of Espirito SantoPanoramic Tour by the beachesPass By: Itapua Beach, Vila Velha, State of Espirito SantoPanoramic Tour by the beaches

$28.54 Kid Friendly

visita guiada o ruta de senderísmo en dehesa serrana con yeguada de pura raza es

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: yeguada de domingo chinchilla * stud of domingo chinchilla, Algarinejo, Province of Granada, AndaluciaBusiness listingDuration: 3 hours

$30 Outdoor Activities

Senderismo Podocarpus Cajanuma

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Parque Nacional Podocarpus, Loja, Loja ProvinceCaminata Sendero Miradores. 5 Km. Observación de Flora (bosque Nublado, Páramo), Fauna.Duration: 6 hours

$50 Outdoor Activities

Cicloturismo

Cicloturismo por el Sendero La Cascariila. Loja-Malacatos Inicio del recorrido : 8:30. Nuestro equipo te recogerá del hotel para llevarte al punto de salida.  El recorrido inicia 09:00 en la Universidad Nacional de Loja, después de una hora de pedalear (ascenso) arribaremos hasta la entrada al Parque Nacional Podocarpus Cajanuma, luego descenderemos por una hora aproximadamente hasta Rumishitana en donde tomaremos un pequeño descanso. para continuar con nuestro recorrido.El precio también incluye por persona (agua, banana, snack). Es necesaria una mochila pequeña para tus cosas personales. Un guía siempre acompañara el recorrido e ira a tu ritmo.El Transporte desde Malacatos (llegada) a Loja se realizara en vehículo privado.Al final del recorrido nuestro equipo te trasladara desde Malacatos a tu hotel en Loja.

$162 Private & Custom Tours

Vilcabamba to Cuenca Shuttle

Do not worry about how to get to Cuenca, Loja or Vilcabamba, pre-book your private English/Spanish speaking professional driver and relax on-board a shuttle van for up to 6 guest. Affordable, competitively priced door-to-door private shuttle service. A private shuttle means no stops and only your party is on board. Your schedule is our schedule! To book your transfer simply provide your detailed pick up location or flight (number and time) and drop of location or hotel (name and address) reservation information during the booking process. Once you complete your online booking, you'll receive your confirmation and travel voucher instantly. Then simply present your voucher to your driver when you arrive.