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Tour Operators Quito, Tailor made Packages, Bachelor Party,  Ecuador Tour Operators, Custom trips in Ecuador, Honeymoons, Weddings. Destination management company  specialized  on tailor made trips in Ecuador and Galapagos Islands, Pacific coast and outdoor adventures. International destinations like: Panama, Punta Cana, Mexico,  South America and Europe.

Imagine Ecuador has experience arranging a wide range of high-end customized trips and excursions for individuals, families, and groups in Ecuador Latin America and Galapagos comitted to designing unique and wonderful adventures that will create lifelong memories for our guests!

Whether you want to go river rafting through the Amazon Jungle, cross ancient paths high in the Andes, go for a walk in Quito’s spectacular Historic Center, or swim with Sea Lions in the Galapagos Islands we have a trip for you!

We want to invite you to experience the best of South American culture through its music, its food, its traditional festivities, and its natural environment. So prepare yourself to discover more of your world, and to live the adventure of a lifetime!

Day 1 : Transfer  Airport РHotel . Overnight in  Quito.

Day 2: Old Town and Middle of the World. Overnight in Quito. Breakfast included.

Day 3: Otavalo  Market, Peguche waterfall and Cuicocha Lake. Overnight in Quito. Breakfast included.

Day 4: 8:00 am we leave to the Volcano Avenue. Stop at Cotopaxi National Park and visit the Limpiopungo Lagoon at 3800 meters. Overnight in Quilotoa at Samay Kirutoa Lodge. Breakfast included.

Day 5:  After breakfast we will take a hike to the incredible  view point called Shalala. Lunch at Samay Kirutoa Lodge. Drive back to Quito, in the way we can stop in the Tigua Art paint. You will also have the opportunity  to see indigenous villages. Overnight in Quito. Breakfast included.

Day 6: After breakfast we will drive for 3 hours to Termas Papallacta, after you are set up in the rooms you will have time to enjoy the spa in natural pools.

The Cayambe – Coca Park . Here you will learn the water quantity consumed by the people in Quito. This park is located in the Andes Mountains one 3,300 meters above sea level, near the Cayambe -Coca National Park ( 403,103 hectares ) that constitutes a ONU Protected Area of Great Importance, a wet moor. The moor is also a RAMSAR site ( Recognition World to Your Wealth and Quality waters).

Overnight in Termas Papallacta. Breakfast

Day 7: After breakfast we will drive for about 3 hours to Tena. In Tena we will stop for lunch , then  to continue for  1 hour  driving until the entrance of Itamandi Ecolodge  located in the entrance of the Arajuno River. Canoe ride for 15 minutes to get to the Lodge.

Night walk (optional). A flashlight and camera are the most important tools on this night excursion, which allows guests to hear the nocturnal sounds and to look for fishing bats, owls, a variety of insects, tarantulas, toads and frogs, and possibly snakes. If the sky is clear, we might have the chance to do some stargazing.

7:30pm Dinner

Day 8: 5:45am ‚Äď 6:00am (if the climate it permits) Parrot Clay Lick

For bird lovers we take a canoe ride for 15 minutes upstream early in the morning to visit a parrot clay lick (Saladero). We appreciate a unique site where parrots and parakeets gather in order to obtain the minerals that will help them to digest the fruits or seeds they have consumed. Hundreds of parrots and parakeets will approach the treetops and later will come down to the clay bank to eat this soil rich in minerals. It is essential to have binoculars to enjoy it.

7:00am ‚Äď 8:30am Breakfast

 

9:00am or 9:30am Long hike

After a scrumptious breakfast we head out for a hike through the primary and secondary Rainforest. Our expert naturalists teach you about the ecology and flora and fauna of the Rainforest along the trail. You will observe a great variety of insects, a diversity of birds flying around us and with some luck reptiles or monkeys. This activity takes about 2 ¬Ĺ -3hours.

Back at Itamandi EcoLodge for Lunch and a siesta.

Visit-to-Native-Community3:00pm Visit to Native Community

In the afternoon it is time to enjoy a cultural activity. An Amazonian Kichwa community will receive us and we learn about their way of life and the interaction they have with the forest. This encounter is going to show you that part of the Amazonia that you do not find on the maps: the Amazon people.

Part of our visit to the community involves the demonstration of the famous ‚ÄúChicha‚ÄĚ, a fermented yucca drink that has become part of their festivals and daily use. We will take part in the preparation of this beverage and also try some of the local cuisine.

We finish the visit with a traditional dance performed by the kids in this community and you also have some time to buy some handicrafts, made by the indigenous. This little business is to support the indigenous people in their daily life.

6:30pm Making of artisanal chocolate (optional)

7:30pm Dinner

 Day 9:  Itamandi Ecolodge, 8:00am Breakfast

9:00am Check-out and motorized canoe ride for 20 Minutes to the Arajuno Bridge, after we will take the car to drive¬† via Puyo ‚Äď Banos. We will have our lunch in Puyo. After we will continue¬† to visit the waterfall route in the way to Banos including the Pailon¬† del Diablo one of the famous waterfall. Overnight in Banos. Breakfast included

Day 10 : Outdoor activities in Banos (optional)  like: Half day rafting or Canyoning, Visit to the Tree House. You can also visit the Hot springs at night or early in the morning, the Hot springs are open from 5 am till 22:00pm.

Day 11: After breakfast at 7am  we will drive from Banos to Alausi for the Train ride for 2 hours. The train leaves every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays. The train would bring us to the Nariz del Diablo and then Alausi where our driver will be waiting to pick us again. After we will visit the Incas archaeological ruins called Ingapirca, then travel to Cuenca where we stay overnight. Breakfast included

Day 12 : City Tour in Cuenca (Churches, museums, viewing point in Turi, archaeological center and Pumapungo). Visit of the workshops of the Panama hats.  Breakfast included.

Day 13: Visit The Cajas National Park trekking to the top of a mountain where we will have a beautiful view of many lagoons. Return to Quito or Guayaquil by plane. Breakfast included.

 

 

 

INCLUDED:

  • Accommodation at your choice in ¬†3, 4 or 5 stars Hotels
  • English speaking guide
  • Private transport

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Museums entrance fees, National Parks and Reserves
  • Alcoholic drinks and other things not specified in the program
  • Tips

Please ask us to give you the best quote, prices and tailor the package according to your special needs!

WHAT TO BRING:

Passport, travel insurance, airline tickets, credit or debit card (see personal spending money), quick dry clothing, fleece top, winter gloves, winter jacket, winter hat, 4 shirts/t-shirts, 2 pair of shorts, 2 pairs of long trousers, 1 pair hiking pants/track pants, rain jacket, rain pants, sun hat or cap, 1 swimming suit, sport sandals, hiking shoes, tennis shoes, day backpack 20L. (with rain cover), pocket knife, watch or alarm clock, waterproof binoculars, insect repellent, sun Screen 60 SPF, flashlight or headlamp, waterproof camera if possible, personal water bottle 1L. or camelback 1L, money belt, sunglasses, first-aid kit(should contain lip salve, aspirin, band aids,, anti-histamine, altitude medication, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder extra prescription drugs you may be taking.

REMEMBER: IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO TRAVEL ‘LIGHT’ !