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Embark on an extraordinary journey to discover the enchanting diversity of Ecuador. This captivating program takes you from the rich history and culture of Quito to the tranquil beauty of Papallacta Thermal Springs. Immerse yourself in the heart of Ecuador and experience the true essence of this remarkable country.
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Your captivating journey begins as you touch down in the bustling metropolis of Quito, Ecuador’s high-altitude capital city. Quito’s charm lies in its ability to blend centuries of history with a contemporary vibrancy that’s hard to ignore. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be greeted with the warm embrace of Ecuadorian hospitality, setting the tone for an adventure of a lifetime.
Immerse yourself in the captivating history and culture of Quito’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed treasure. Explore the stunning architecture, centuries-old streets, and vibrant plazas as you uncover the stories hidden in every nook and cranny. Your journey continues with a visit to the Middle of the World Monument, where you’ll stand on the Equator, that invisible line dividing the globe. At the nearby Intiñan Museum, the equator comes to life through intriguing demonstrations, making this a day of discovery and awe.
Today’s adventure takes you to Papallacta, a serene oasis renowned for its thermal springs, surrounded by lush landscapes. Here, you can unwind and savor the therapeutic benefits of these natural hot springs. But your day isn’t over yet. In the afternoon, you’ll embark on a local fishing experience within a local people. This is more than just a leisurely pastime; it’s an opportunity to connect with the people who depend on these waters for their livelihood. Return to Quito.
Early departure from Quito. Your journey continues as you venture to the Yunguilla community, a place where traditions are cherished, and community initiatives sustain their way of life. This day is dedicated to gaining a deeper understanding of the local culture and actively participating in the projects that keep this close-knit community thriving.
Community Farm Visit: Your day begins with a warm welcome as you step into the heart of the community at the communal farm.
Explore the diverse community projects that make Yunguilla unique, with a highlight being the eco-touristic Tahuallullo farm, where various micro-projects come to life.
Participate in Local Initiatives: Dive headfirst into the community’s way of life by actively participating in various stages of these initiatives, including dairy product preparation, crafting artisanal jams, engaging in craftwork, planting trees, tending to organic gardens, and managing forest nurseries.
This day provides an authentic and hands-on experience in the heart of the Yunguilla community, where culture, sustainability, and shared initiatives come together to create a unique and enriching encounter. As you leave Yunguilla, you’ll carry not just memories but a deeper appreciation for the dedication and warmth of this community.
This is an itinerary that celebrates the enchanting diversity of Ecuador, from its historical gems in Quito to its serene natural landscapes and vibrant cultural encounters in Yunguilla.