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Green Ecuador – Las Palmeras

Description

Las Palmeras Inn

It is a 150 year old hacienda in which the architecture represents the traditional Andean house with its imposing palm trees and cabins with chimneys, it is hidden in a lush mountain valley less than two hours north of Quito, Ecuador.

Day 1: Quito- Otavalo
Excursion Otavalo Market

On this day we will visit the Quitsato Sundial, a cultural-tourist area located on the equatorial line near the Cayambe volcano, where you will learn about the astronomical knowledge of the region’s prehispanic cultures.

We will then head to the town of Otavalo. This is truly one of the most interesting towns 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! The market is held every day on one of the town squares at the foot of the majestic Mt. Imbabura. And to help you navigate the market, you will be given a short explanation of the market and provided with a map of the area.

As part of our day at the market we 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. In the small store in the courtyard of his Tawantinsuyo workshop, the walls are covered with bright designs, most with an indigenous motif; the designs are based on Inca patterns but are the work of Miguel and his family. The workshop uses only pure wool and Alpaca; the weavers card and spin it themselves and then dye it with natural inks made from mosses (for yellow) or seeds such as ‘Achiote’(for red).

Night at hotel Las Palmeras Inn

Included: transportation , English speaking guide , excursion , , accommodation and breakfast , dinner

Day 2: Otavalo
Day at leisure to explore on your own

Night at hotel Las Palmeras Inn

Included: , accommodation and breakfast , dinner

Day 3: Otavalo-Cuicocha-Quito

Excursion Cuicocha Lake and Cotacachi

Drive to the Cotacachi-Cayapas Ecological Reserve for a visit to the Interpretation Center and a nice view of Cuicocha lagoon, a deep-blue crater lake on the lower southern flanks of Mount Cotacachi after the hike we will stop at the picturesque colonial town of Cotacachi, famous for its leatherwork.

The afternoon is a time to leave the lodge for the journey back to Quito.

Included: English speaking guide , transportation , excursion ,

$365
price per person

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