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Otavalo & Zuleta Colors 3D/2N

Otavalo & Zuleta Colors 3D/2N

Themes: Nature History Adventure Ecuador

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03/01/2020 05/01/2020

Otavalo & Zuleta Colors 3D/2N

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Pick Up & Drop Off in Quito
Departure time
15:00
End time
12:00
Included

 - Bilingual naturalist guide             

 - Private transportation    

 - 02 nights Accommodation in Hacienda Zuleta        

 - Entrance fees

- Meals as described above



Excluded

 - Any services not included in the itinerary                              

 - Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks                            

 - Personal Expenses                       

 - Tips    


Hotels

Hacienda Zuleta

Itinerary:

Explore the picturesque town of Otavalo, a cozy place surrounded with beautiful landscapes made of volcanoes and mountains and a very complete craft market. Visit the Hacienda Zuleta and relax yourself with the chill atmosphere.

Day 1: Excursion to Otavalo Market

Today, you will head to the town of Otavalo, either on foot (a recommended one-hour hike on a back road or a ten-minute drive). A must visit town in Ecuador, where the local Kichwa indigenous culture is not only plainly visible, but in the ascendency. The town's famous craft market is one of the most visited sites in Ecuador, and with good reason. The market is filled with interesting colourful and sometimes rare objects and crafts. Do remember to bargain, but only if you´re interested!

As part of your day at the market you will visit the workshop of Master weaver Miguel Andrango, in the village of Agato. Miguel’s art has taken him abroad, mainly to exhibitions and fairs in the United States where the quality of his work is widely acknowledged. The workshop uses only pure wool and Alpaca; the weaver’s card and spin it themselves and then dye it with natural inks made from mosses (for yellow) or seeds such as ‘Achiote’ (for red).

In the afternoon you’ll head to the Cotacachi-Cayapas Ecological Reserve for a visit to the interpretation center and an outstanding view of the Cuicocha lagoon, a deep-blue crater lake on the lower southern flanks of Mount Cotacachi. After the hike you will stop at the picturesque colonial town of Cotacachi, famous for its leatherwork.

Night at Hacienda Zuleta (Standard room)

This day includes: transportation, English speaking guide,

entrance fees, excursion, lunch, accomodation and dinner.

Day 2: Visit to Hacienda Zuleta

Good mornig! Today you’ll hike for an hour to the hacienda Zuleta to visit the cheese factory and embroidery workshop and learn all about the farm’s purebred horses. A 4,000-acre working hacienda with general agriculture, forestation and dairy farming operations. The remainder of the day is free to relax or visit the beautiful grounds of the hacienda. Also, you may visit the organic garden, feed baby calves, count sheep, talk to the vaqueros, enjoy the embroidery museum, or relax in the garden and visit the hacienda sourrandings.

Night at Hacienda Zuleta (Standard room)

This day includes: transportation, English speaking guide,

entrance fees, excursion, lunch, accomodation and dinner.

Day 3: Condor Project

Today you will hike around one hour to the hacienda’s condor reintroduction project, stopping along the way to see some pre-Inca mounds.

Lunch included and private transportation from Otavalo to Quito.

Included:  breakfast, English

speaking guide, excursion, transportation, lunch

Summary

Otavalo & Zuleta Colors 3D/2N
Otavalo & Zuleta Colors 3D/2N