Andes Route “Sierra Centro” 5 Days/ 4 Nights with Mindo
With this 5 days highlands tour you will enjoy amazing landscapes to get the best memories with you. Here you will take a tour in Quito to learn more about this beautiful city and its local culture, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site; take shots of this stunning view of the city. Visit the traditional indigenous market of Otavalo city very famous arround the globe and get prepare to go the next step to Mindo, where you will get in touch with nature and very close to this impresive paradise of biodiversity with 3,200 of species of butterflies (some of them in danger of extintion) and, a wonderful diversity of birds for those who enjoy birdwatching; and the last day you can’t miss our tour to Cotopaxi where you will be able to hike or bike eighter you prefer, good healh and fisic condition is sugested for this last stop
Our driver will meet you in the airport arrivals area and transport you to Casa Carpedm Hotel – a charming colonial-style hotel close to the old town, Free time to relax and acclimatise to your new surroundings.
QUITO – THE WONDERS OF THE OLD CITY
In the morning enjoy a tour around the Historical Center of Quito, after a box lunch visit the equator line -stand literally on the middle of the world!. We will visit the unique Inti Ñan museum and Ciudad MItad del Mundo.
OTAVALO – INDIGENOUS MARKET
Full day around Otavalo begins visiting the animal market followed by time to shop at the indigenous market of Otavalo, In the afternoon visit the Cuicoha lagoon.
MINDO – CLOUD FOREST
The adventure begins in Mindo Nambillo, forest with a dip in the river after we visit the butterfly house, next try chocolate made in the local area and walk around the central park, finaly Return to Quito.
COTOPAXI NATIONAL PARK – HIKING-BIKING
A spectacular day visiting one of the highest active volcanoes in the world. In the morning we go up to the refuge
After the hike, mountain biking from the parking lot to Limpiopungo Lake.
AND FINALLY I RETURN TO QUITO
English speaking Guide
Transfer from outside
Breakfast and lunch of the first day
Program length: 5 days
What to bring?
Gloves, scarf, hat
Hiking boots or trekking shoes
Extra snacks and water
Terms & Conditions
Any tour must be requested with at least 48 hours in advance, in order to coordinate properly the services, after this time you should contact direct to Ecuador Travel Online contact numbers information provided on this website. If you cancel at least 10 days in advance of the tour departure, it won’t incur in any cancellation fee. If you cancel between 5 and 9 days in advance of the tour departure, there is a 50% cancellation fee. If you cancel within 4 days of the tour departure, there is a 100% cancellation fee.