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Ecuadorian Sierra Extension Tour - 3 Days / 2 Nights

DAY 1, IMBABURA PROVINCE

This whole area is the full of beautiful landscapes all decorated by the presence of the Andes. Today your guide will take you to Cotacachi – Cayapas National Park, to thrill at the beautiful paramos (the ecosystem of the Andes). Follow on to the lake of Cuicocha. From here, you will be able to hike in this area where your guide will explain the flora and fauna of this location.

After your hike, take a brief visit to Cotacachi (the leather town) and then continue to have lunch in a Hacienda.

Late in the afternoon you will go back to the Hacienda Cusin. One night, one room (double occupancy), including breakfast, hotel taxes and service charge.
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DAY 2, OTAVALO FULL DAY TOUR AND PAPALLACTA

As we pass into the highlands, we're treated to a sweeping view of Imbabura and Cotacachi Volcanoes rising above San Pablo Lake.

We can first visit the animal market in Otavalo, you will be able to see people trading their animals (llamas, ship, pigs, chicken, etc…) then you will visit the main market which dates back thousands of years and is famous throughout the Andes for its handicrafts, textiles and tapestries. After the market you'll visit the village of Peguche where native weavers demonstrate their craft, as they have for centuries.

In the afternoon you will be transferred to PAPALLACTA THERMAL SPRING.

One night, one room (double occupancy). Breakfast, lunch and local taxes included.
(B,L,D)

DAY 3, RETURN TO QUITO FROM PAPALLACTA

The Papallacta River crosses both the hacienda as well as the high section of the valley, and it offers to the visitor a spectacular view of the Antisana Volcano.

In this beautiful area, we offer walks along the ecological paths, where nature lovers can appreciate the local flora and fauna. This area is a treasure for ornithologists, with more than 160 different species of birds, including hummingbirds, tanagers and occasionally the great Andean Condor.

Afterwards, enjoy the Hot Springs of Papallacta, whose thermal waters emerge from deep geological layers through fissures up to the surface. This will be a day of nature, health and relaxation. After lunch you will go back to Quito.
(B,L)

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Onboard the La Pinta, and we will include the Galapagos Ingala Card ($10/person), the Galapagos National Park Fee ($100/person), and two free hotel nights in Quito!