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Trapiche - Salinas de Ibarra - Train - 4 Days

Cuicocha
Day 01: Otavalo - Cotacachi - Cuicocha - La Banda
Day 02: Trapiche San Ingnacio - Salinas Train – Ibarra
Day 03: Urcupacha (shaman circuit) - Chiriacu – Asaya
Day 04: Return to Quito


Detailed Itinerary:

At 9 AM we pick you up from your hotel in Quito. You start the tour visiting the famous city of Otavalo, where you will do some shopping at the biggest Indian market of Latin America. Then you will visit the leather market of Cotacachi and the beautiful volcanic lake Cuicocha. Once you get hungry you will have lunch at a typical restaurant of Atuntaqui. After this delicious lunch you will arrive to Hacienda La Banda, where you will get a room and have a walk around the hacienda. At dusk you will visit and have a relaxing swim at the hot springs of Chachimbiro, famous from its healing powers. Welcome dinner. -/L/D

In the morning you will walk towards the trapiche San Ignacio (a sugar cane mill), where you will learn the old and new techniques for grinding cane. After lunch you will continue the path towards Salinas de Ibarra where you will take a ride through history in the old train to Ibarra. During the trip you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of the valley. At night you will have dinner and a short walk with torches to the lake. B/L/D

In the morning you will do the SHAMAN circuit. The reason for its name is because at one of the places of the path, hundreds of shamans from all around the world gather every year to thank the Pachamama (The Mother Earth) which bless them with life. In the afternoon you will do a tractor tour and visit 2 nearby communities where you will learn about their culture and their customs. After dinner, as a farewell, you will enjoy together from the salsa and the merengue at the Latin night. B/L/D

Breakfast. Check out 10:00 AM

B= Breakfast L= Lunch D= Dinner

USD 390.- per person
Minimum 2 people

In the price included:
Private transportation from Quito to Quito, accommodation in double or triple rooms with private bath, camping equipment and sleeping bag, meals as mentioned above, entrance fees, English-speaking guide, sleeping bag.

Not included in the price:
personal equipment, travel insurance and tips, international flight airport tax (USD 41.- per person), personal expenses, beverages.

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