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golf ecuador

Ecuador has a few golf clubs that are private clubs organized to play golf or other sports. We here at OLA are lucky that we have access to a few so if you would like to pass a few days of your holiday here, then let us know. The most exclusive golf clubs have extensive facilities, such as a restaurant, bar, and swimming pool for its members. Membership is held by us  but there is an additional charge. 

tennis ecuador

A tennis clubs number in the meany here in Ecuador  so would could almost say that  tennis is the national sport . Tennis instruction is normally included, along with tournaments, and the club has its own tennis courts. Most of the Tennis clubs often have tennis pros who would be able to teach any one who may be interested. 

swimming ecuador

 

Country clubs also on the hole have buetiful out door swimming pool for those of you who need to burn of the fantastic Comida (food ) here in Ecuador. In addition so what you have just read there is a lot more , from hairdressing to horse riding for the brave. So please make sure to ask us if you have any interesting in kicking back for a few days.

City tour Quito

 

San Francisco de Quito, most often called Quito, is the capital city of Ecuador in northwestern South America. It is located in north-central Ecuador in the Guayllabambariver basin, on the eastern slopes of Pichincha,[1]

 

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Quito is the second most populous city in Ecuador, after Guayaquil. It is also the capital of the Pichincha province and the seat of Metropolitan District of Quito. The canton recorded a population of 1,842,201 residents in the 2001 national census. In 2008 the city was designated as the headquarters of the Union of South American Nations.[3]

 

The central square of Quito is located about 25 km (15 miles) south of the equator; the city itself extends to within about 1 km (0.6 miles) of zero latitude. A monument and museum marking the general location of the equator is known locally as la mitad del mundo (the middle of the world), to avoid confusion, as the word ecuador is Spanish for equator.

 

Cuenca Riobamba Otavalo

Hi Melanie, we''ve been to Otovalo, so no need to go back.  The rough outline of our trip is really what we want to do.  Several yrs ago we went to Otovalo, the Galagos and Quito.  This time we want to hike.  We do not want to ride horses. We want to spend several days in the National Parks.  Please reread my original email and send me a new itinerary.  Thanks so much,

 

  I have put together a rough itinerary for you to have a look at. Please bare in mind it can all be changed or adapted to suit your needs, even whilst on the tour you can change the itinerary seeing as it will only be the two of you.

 

 

 

  ITINERARY Cuenca Riobamba Otavalo Parque Condor,

 

 

 

 Leave Quito early morning and make our way to the Otavalo Market, one of the largest indigenous markets in South America. After visiting the market, we will carry on to the weaving village of Peguche with its famous Sacred Waterfall, the woodcarving village of San Antonio de Ibarra and the leather goods town of Cotacachi. Stay the night in a 200 year old hacienda.

 

 

  • Thurs.            24-12-09

 

 

On your second day in the Otavalo area, you have a few options. You may be able to do a combination of the said activities depending on how much time is spent in each activity.

 

 

 

 

 

        * Visiting Laguna Cuicocha, and doing some easy trekking around the lake.

 

 

 

        * Visiting Parque Condor, were you will be able to see birds of prey.

 

 

 

        * Having a horse ride taking in the andean views, staring from hacienda Urcohuasi. 

 

 

 

        * Return to Otavalo market for some more bargains.

 

  Make our way along the avenue of volcanoes until we reach Cotopaxis National Park. Spend a relaxing evening in a 300 year old hacienda.

 

 

 

 

  •     Fri.                 25-12-09

 

 

    A full day spent visiting the highest active volcano in the world, Cotopaxi. There is the possibility of hiking up to the snow line, visiting laguna Limpiopungo, a lake high in the andes at the foot of Cotopaxi or a possible horse ride in the afternoon in full chagra outfit (name commonly used for the cowboys of this region). A magnificent photographic panorama of peaks such as Cotopaxi , Sincholagua and Ruminahui. Along the route leading to the lake it’s possible to observe flocks of llamas and other species of mammals, especially rabbits and deer. It’s also possible to observe flora at altitude, which notably changes in ascendancy.

 

 

 

    Relaxing evening by the fire in a 300 year old hacienda.

 

 

 

 

  •     Sat.                26-12-09

 

 

    Make our way to Banos along the avenue of volcanoes.

 

 

 

    In Banos there are many activities to get involved in such as: bike riding taking in the spectacular scenery, white-water rafting, horse-riding, there are a countless number of breathtaking waterfalls to visit whilst doing some trekking or alternatively you can indulge yourself in the thermal springs along with some spa treatments.

 

 

 

    Spend the evening at a spa hotel.

 

 

 

 

  •     Mon.              28-12-09

 

 

    Full day in Banos doing some of the activities mentioned above.

 

 

 

    Spend the evening at a spa hotel.

 

 

 

 

  •     Tues.             29-12-09

 

 

    Spend the morning in Banos and in the afternoon, make our way to Riobamba, where we we will spend the night.

 

 

 

 

  •     Wed.             30-12-09

 

 

 

 

    There is the option of taking a train ride on the roof of a train, from Riobamba to Alausi. Your guide will then pick you up and you will make your way to Cuenca.

 

    video of train ride 

 

    Let me know if this interests you, as if not, we can adapt the itinerary to make a visit to Chimborazo instead.

 

 

 

 

  •     Thurs.           31-12-09

 

 

 

 

    Visit the city of Cuenca, also called the "Athens of Ecuador", with a stop at the Calderon park, the Old and New Cathedrals, the Flowers park, the City Museum and the Modern Art Museum.

 

 

 

    During the tour you will also enjoy a brief visit to the Cañari-Inca Ruins of "Todo los Santos" and have a last stop at the rivers gorge of Tomebamba and Turi from where you will appreciate a wonderful panoramic view of Cuenca.

 

 

 

    Fri.                 01-01-10

 

 

 

    Departure from Cuenca towards the two small villages of Gualaceo and Chordeleg.

 

 

 

    These villages are well known for their numerous handcrafts places, Panama Hats, Fabrics and Silver Jewelery.

 

    If you are interested, during the excursion you will also visit the Fabrics of Bulcay and the CIDAP Museum.

 

 

 

 

  •     Sat.               02-01-10

 

 

 

 

    Do some trekking in Cajas National Park which has more than 200 lakes.

 

 

 

 

  •     Sun               03-01-10

 

 

 

 

    Fly back to Quito:  I will find out about times of flights for this date.

 

 

 

    The price for this tour is $65 per person per day. This includes your own private bilingual guide & transport, in a comfortable 4X4.  

 

    I look forward to hearing from you and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Riobamba (full name San Pedro de Riobamba) is the capital of the Chimborazo Province in central Ecuador, which is located at the Chambo River Valley of theAndes[1] It is 200 km (125 miles) south of Ecuador''s capital Quito and located at 9,000 feet (2,700 m) on the Avenue of the Volcanoes.

 

Riobamba ecuador

The region surrounding Riobamba was a Puruhá Indian territory before it was conquered by the Incas during the late 15th century. In 1534, the city was founded in the San Miguel plains, becoming the first city in modern-day Ecuador to be established. In 1563 the city became part of the Spanish Empire''s newly-formedRoyal Audience of Quito

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Riobamba is located in the center of the country in the sierra region, within close proximity to the Chimborazo volcano. Like many cities in Ecuador, Riobamba has a near constant temperature year-round, with a wet and dry season. Its altitude (2754m) and closeness to Chimborazo give the city a cool climate year-round, with temperatures averaging between 23°C and

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Visit the city of Cuenca, also called the "Athens of Ecuador", with a stop at the Calderon park, the Old and New Cathedrals, the Flowers park, the City Museum and the Modern Art Museum.

During the tour you will also enjoy a brief visit to the Cañari-Inca Ruins of "Todo los Santos" and have a last stop at the rivers gorge of Tomebamba and Turi from where you will appreciate a wonderful panoramic view of Cuenca.

 

Chordeleg

Visit the two small villages of Gualaceo and Chordeleg.

These villages are well known for their numerous handcrafts places, Panama Hats, Fabrics and Silver Jewelery.

If you are interested, during the excursion you will also visit the Fabrics of Bulcay and the CIDAP Museum.

Optional treking in Cajas National Park which has more than 200 lakes.

cajas

 

Visit Cajas National Park which has more than 200 lakes.


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