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Quito Discovery: Cities, Markets, Jungles and More

Enjoy while visiting the most important highlights around Quito, learn about the history and nature that surrounds this magical city, hike in the lush tropical forest while searching for toucans and hummingbirds and make your best deal at Otavalo Market.

per adult from

$951

AUD

Duration

3 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • 2x Breakfast
    • 2x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 2 nights
    • Transportation: Private and comfortable transportation
    • Accommodation based on double occupancy: 2 nights in 3*+ hotel in Quito
    • Activities: Walk along the old city of Quito, explore the 7 waterfalls in Mindo clod forest
    • Trip Leader: Certified Adventure expert leaders and local guides
    • Entry/Admission - Otavalo Market
    What's excluded :
    • Travel insurance (required)
    • Personal expenses
    • Tips

  • Day 1: QUITO CITY TOUR

    Stop At: Quito, Quito, Pichincha Province
    Explore truly unique experience in the heart of Quito city and discovering its history from a local eye; walk around its narrow streets visiting the most iconic architecture buildings such as; the Golden Church, San Francisco Square, the Main Square and at the same time visit Luis´ local workshop “Cruz Verde”, a well know artisan whose family has prepared the local candy “Colaciones” for the last 100 years keeping alive Quito´s tradition.
    For lunch, we will have the opportunity to seat with locals and enjoy a tasty meal freshly prepared using local products and flavors.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Wyndham Garden or similar

    Day 2: MINDO CLOUD FOREST AND THE EQUATOR LINE

    Stop At: Mindo, Mindo, Pichincha Province
    A little over an hour from Quito lies the Mindo Cloud Forest filled with amazing plants and animal life – perfect for a day trip from Quito. For the ornithologists in the bunch, Mindo and its surrounding cloud forest are a birdwatcher's paradise!
    This cloud forest tour in Mindo is a day of adventure in nature that can include everything from exploring an archeological site that pre-dates the Incas by thousands of years, to walking through a wild orchid collection and visiting a beautiful jungle waterfall.
    Another of its attractions of this cloud forest tour is a butterfly farm where you'll watch gargantuan butterflies dry their wings after emerging from their jewel-like cocoons inches away. You can dip your fingers into a banana concoction and then be thrilled as butterflies the size of birds land in your hands for a snack.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Wyndham Garden or similar

    Day 3: OTAVALO MARKET TOUR

    Stop At: Otavalo Market, Plaza de los Ponchos, Otavalo 100450 Ecuador
    The Saturday market of Otavalo is South America's most famous Indian fair. We get an early departure from Quito through dramatic mountain scenery northwards. You will have ample time to stroll along the narrow cobblestone streets filled with Otavalo Indians wearing blue ponchos, white trousers, and long braided hair and to explore their handicraft market, with its wonderful textiles, native paintings, ceramics, jewelry, tapestries and more at bargain prices.
    Continuing the trip, we will go to Cotacachi, famous for its leather articles, and where lunch can be taken. Finally, we will go to Peguche, a small village is known for its waterfalls and wind instruments fabrics.
    We arrive back in Quito in the late afternoon.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Swissôtel Quito, Avenue 12 De Octubre 1820, Quito 170143, Ecuador
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Mariscal Sucre Airport, Quito Ecuador
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Adventure Journeys

Activity ID: V-59685P37

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