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For those who are a big fan of nature AND adventure, this is the perfect option! Three unique, adventurous and spectacular days full of fun that will exceed your expectations for sure.Quito – Pululahua Volcano – Middle of the world City - Mindo - Cotopaxi Volcano
On our first day, we will do the full tour in the city of Quito. Due to the well-preserved historic center, churches, squares and impressive colonial houses, Quito has been declared by UNESCO as Cultural Heritage of Humanity. You want to learn more about the history? Get to know and be shown it all!
Also we will visit the Teleferico of Quito (Cable Car), from where we will have one of the most beautiful views of the city, the surrounding mountains and valleys.
Then we drive to the viewpoint of the extinct volcano Pululahua, one of the few inhabited volcanos, that has become a Geological Reserve. At the top you can enjoy a magical and impressive view and look out over the entire reserve.
We continue our journey and end our day with a visit to the Middle of the World City. Here we will visit the middle of the world monument, the Ethnographic and the Intiñan Museum. Also, you will get the unique chance to set one foot at the Northern part while your other one remains at the Southern part of the world!
After this first exciting day full of new experiences, we will return to the hotel.
We will leave at 08:00, heading towards Mindo forest Reserve, by continuing along the path Calacali - Los Bancos, and meanwhile enjoying a various landscapes. After more or less two hours, we arrive at our destination.
The first stop is at the crossing of Tarabita, located at 530 meters high. We will pass through the cloud forest until we reach the entrance and the path that leads us to the impressive waterfall Mindo Nambillo. Here we’ll begin our journey of about an hour. During this hike we can observe a variety of bird life and admire several small waterfalls to finally reach the main waterfall. At the Mindo Nambillo we can jump in the water, freshen up and let us be blown away by the beauty of this stunning waterfall
Then we will head to the Butterfly farm that gives us the opportunity to learn about the process of reproduction, life and metamorphosis of butterflies. The complex process, of turning from an egg into a caterpillar and of becoming a magical colorful butterfly, will be explained. Of course, you will also get the chance to admire numerous butterflies from up-close.
We will end the day with some action, for those who would like to, as Mindo offers some adventurous sports for the adrenaline seekers, such as: canopy and tubing.
Late in the afternoon and after an amazing day we will return to the city of Quito.
Early in the morning our guide will pick us up and so begins an incredible adventure.
We take the Panamerican road and after a journey of about an hour and a half, we will reach the Cotopaxi National Park. Our first visit will be the museum where we will learn some history of Cotopaxi Volcano and the flora and fauna of the place.
Our next visit will be to the lagoon Limpiopungo , which is one of the most photographed places in the Park. This lake is located in a wide valley that offers a magnificent view of the Cotopaxi, Rumiñahui and Sincholagua volcanos.
To continue with our journey, we will get back into our vehicle and drive onwards to a higher level of the volcano. During this climb you will be amazed about the changing ecosystems due to the different heights. From the point where we will leave the car, it’s about a 40-minutes’ walk to reach our highest base. Here we can have some hot drinks and enjoy a spectacular and magical view that you will never forget!
After an unforgettable experience, we will come back to our hotel in Quito.
Private tour, duration: 3 days/2 nights, starts in Quito.
|Number of passengers||Fare per person||Book with a payment of only 10%|
|8 to 10||$. 137||$. 13.7|
|5 to 7||$. 146||$. 14.6|
|4||$. 166||$. 16.6|
|3||$. 182||$. 18.2|
|2||$. 227||$. 22.7|
|1||$. -----||$. -|
* Includes guide and transportation.
* Discounts available for groups.
* The tours can be modified according to your request.
* Not include lodging, meals or tickets.
What equipment do I need?
You should carry both light clothing as warm (the weather in Quito is variable and it is best to be prepared), swimwear, if possible extra clothes, sunscreen, sunglasses will make this adventure more comfortable, a camera is always great, but if you haven't it, dont worry our guide will take pictures for you, and some videos to share with friends.
It's recommended you bring a jacket and any kind of gloves, but is not really that cold.
Can pay by credit card?
We accept cash and credit card payments through our electronic payments system.
And the shoes?
You can use any kind of shoes, but preferably ones that are cofortables use and allow you to walk without problems.