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QUITO – CALDERON - SAN PABLO – OTAVALO – COTACACHI - CUICOCHA - PEGUCHE HACIENDA LA BANDA – CHACHIMBIRO - TRAIN RIDE

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 ITINERARY

Day 1 Day 2

 

Pick up from hotel at 10 am, and start our trip visiting the bread-dough figures of Calderón. Then, on our way to Otavalo, we´ll stop in San Pablo, a magnificent lake located in the bottom of the largest volcano of the northern lands. In Otavalo we will have time to enjoy one of the largest and most colorful markets in the world, as well as appreciating Otavalo''s town atmosphere with narrow streets, small parks and beautiful churches. After lunch we will visit the leather market of Cotacachi and then head to Cuicocha, a stunning lagoon which lies in the crater of a volcano where you can even take a boat ride around the lake. Right after this, we will continue our journey and visit a sacred/energetic place for the natives, Peguche waterfall. Finally we will go to Chachimbiro, a magical place where we can relax our mind and body swimming in the placid waters of this hot springs situated between the mountains. We will have dinner and spend the night at a 200 year old hacienda, Hacienda La Banda.

After a good night''s rest we start the day with a fruity breakfast surrounded by the magnificent views of the valley, spend a relaxing morning and after lunch, we will go to one of the oldest railway stations in Ecuador, where we will undertake a journey through endless tunnels and bridges. At Ibarra, the bus will be waiting to take us back to Quito.


INCLUDES:

  • Private Transportation
  • Accommodation in Hacienda La Banda (Double / Triple rooms)
  • All meals (except lunch in Otavalo)
  • Entry to Chachimbiro Hot Springs
  • Entries to Cuicocha / Peguche
  • Train tickets

DOES NOT INCLUDE: 

  • Lunch in Otavalo
  • Tips