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4-Days Machachi Rumiñahui and Cotopaxi Private Tour from Quito

The perfect opportunity to experience a unique cultural insight into the Chagra or Andean Cowboy lifestyle and discover the natural beauty of the Cotopaxi Region.
This is a program designed for the entire family that encourages hands-on participation to learn new skills.
A private tour allows you to have more flexibility
Plenty of activities arranged on the same area to fhave more time for fun and less time on the car.

per adult from

$1,180

AUD

Duration

4 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 3x Breakfast
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • Private transportation
    • Accommodation based on double occupancy
    • Licensed English speaking guide
    • Gears to perform activities
    • Described activities
    • Entrance to APU Mountain SPA wet area
    • Entrance to the Rose plantation
    • Entry/Admission - Natuflor
    • Entry/Admission - Hacienda El Porvenir by Tierra del Volcán
    What's excluded :
    • Tips
    • Insurance
    • Dinners
    • Anything else not described on the tour
    • Mandatory single supplement in the case of 1 person in a room for two

  • Day 1: Rose plantation visit / Cooking in the clouds

    Stop At: Natuflor, Camino viejo # 700, sector la avanzada, 170350, Ecuador
    We leave Quito in the morning and head South to Machachi, a highland town located at the Heart of the Avenue of Volcanoes. This is a 1 hour drive from Quito. We will visit NatuFlor, a farm that counts with over 25 hectares of cultivated greenhouses and 81 rose varieties. Due to their privileged location, their roses receive twelve hours of sun guaranteeing a unique quality, longer and thicker stems, vibrant foliage, intense colors and higher durability. At the farm, you will witness the process of rose cultivation from the start until they are ready to be exported.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Hacienda El Porvenir by Tierra del Volcán, A 4k Ingreso Norte Parque Nacional Cotopaxi, Machachi 171110, Ecuador
    We head to Hacienda El Porvenir for a tasty, wholesome lunch.
    In the afternoon we'll have our Cooking in the Clouds lessons. The class starts with cooking lessons or our famous cheese empanadas, followed by the elaboration of aji. Aji or chile sauce is a very important part of the Ecuadorian cuisine. The recipe varies from home to home. Here at Hacienda El Porvenir you will learn how to make it the traditional way, on a stone mortar and seasoned with various herbs and spices. At last we will learn how to prepare the delicious canelazo, a traditional hot drink that is served on celebrations on the Highlands of Ecuador.
    After the class the participants will enjoy their preparations next to a crackling fireplace. Overnight stay at Hacienda El Porvenir.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Lunch Menu + One Soft drink

    Please let us know of any food restriction ahead of time
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Hacienda El Porvenir, a working ranch on the slopes of Rumiñahui Volcano

    Day 2: Horseback Ride to El Mirador and High Ropes Course

    Stop At: Hacienda El Porvenir by Tierra del Volcán, A 4k Ingreso Norte Parque Nacional Cotopaxi, Machachi 171110, Ecuador
    In the morning we will have a delicious, nutritious farm breakfast, followed by a brief riding lesson from our guides before we set out on our horses. Wearing the typical dress of the chagra (Ecuadorian cowboys), we start a ride of 2 hours through exclusive trails at the hacienda. The first portion of the ride we will get acquainted with our horses and ride on dirt roads. Then we will ride through open paramo where we can learn about the native flora and fauna of the area. We will reach the 3,800 mts. (12,500 ft) at “El Mirador de los Guardianes del Volcán” where we will enjoy a magnificent view of the Cotopaxi Volcano, then we will start our descent towards the hacienda. The pace of the horses in mainly walking, but we have the opportunity to trot and canter on portions of the ride. Good possibilities of spotting Andean birds on this ride. Return to the hacienda. Back in the farmhouse, a tasty lunch will be ready on our arrival.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Hacienda El Porvenir by Tierra del Volcán, A 4k Ingreso Norte Parque Nacional Cotopaxi, Machachi 171110, Ecuador
    During the afternoon we will participate in the High Ropes Course. This is a high adventure activity with low environmental impact, letting people with little or no knowledge of climbing techniques have a unique experience in a safe environment. You will traverse ladders, nets, tightropes, swinging logs, wobbly bridges, and more fun surprises at 20 ft from the ground (6m). Overnight stay at Hacienda El Porvenir.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: Lunch Menu+One Soft drink
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Hacienda El Porvenir, a working ranch on the slopes of Rumiñahui Volcano

    Day 3: Rumiñahui Volcano Trek

    Stop At: Rumiñawi, Ecuador
    After a wholesome country breakfast, we begin our trek to Rumiñahui Volcano inside the exclusive trails of the hacienda, crossing vast highlands swept by the cold breath of the Andes. In one single picture one can take in valleys, mountains and neighboring volcanoes. On a cloudless day, we will even have the opportunity to admire in the distance Ilinizas peaks and Chimborazo, the highest snow-capped mountain of Ecuador. Hiking takes about 5 hours total round trip. Hiking difficulty is middle. We will trek along with a local guide that will share with us his knowledge about the mountains, the páramo and the local culture. We will take a packed lunch and then you will go back to Hacienda El Porvenir, a warm fireplace will be waiting for you.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Stop At: Hacienda El Porvenir by Tierra del Volcán, A 4k Ingreso Norte Parque Nacional Cotopaxi, Machachi 171110, Ecuador
    In the afternoon we can relax and enjoy the three whirpools and andean sauna at APU Mountain Spa (massages not included)
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: Packed Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Hacienda El Porvenir

    Day 4: Cotopaxi National Park Visit

    Stop At: Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador
    After breakfast we leave the Hacienda and drive to Cotopaxi National Park. This is a very interesting drive through ancient lava flows from Cotopaxi’s past eruptions. The location is the perfect place to learn about Andean Geology. On our visit we reach the car park below the Cotopaxi’s Refuge, where we begin our short hike up to the climbing hut (Refugio José Ribas) at 4,800m. (15,744 ft). It is hard not to be overwhelmed by the sheer immensity of the Volcano on this short hike. Once back in the vehicle, we continue on our way driving down to Limpiopungo Lake, where a wholesome box lunch will be served. This is an interesting site that is ideal for descriptions of the local flora and fauna, as well as details of the history and environmental conservation of the Park. Return to Quito.

    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: Box Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Mariscal Sucre Airport, Quito Ecuador
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 8 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Horse Riders can’t exceed 220 pounds of weight.
    • Itinerary subject to change due to weather conditions or rose plantation visit days.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

12

Organised by Tierra del Volcan

Activity ID: V-147560P20

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