|– Please Note: For 1 to 3 passengers, a bilingual guide will also be the driver. For more than 3 passengers, a driver and a bilingual guide will be provided.|
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Cuenca (Ecuador)|
Morning time – Pick up at hotel in Cuenca.
|PACKING TIPS||Walking shoes
Raincoat or rain poncho
Warm hat and gloves
- Our Hotels:
Vilcabamba: Hotel Izhcayluma
Vilcabamba: Descanso del Toro
* Passengers requesting a hotel in another category, please consult.
We will start early in the morning. After 2 hours of driving through the Southern Andes with a couple of stops to enjoy the magical views, we will reach Saraguro, where a local indigenous guide will be waiting for us. We will visit workshop to see how they make their clothing and how they live.
Later we will continue our drive to Vilcabamba, known for the longevity of its inhabitants and considered one of the best places for relaxation.
There are many options for activities in Vilcabamba. Adventurous people can go horseback riding, biking, or hiking through the surrounding areas. However, Vilcabamba is known as the perfect place to relax, so simply staying at your hotel and taking advantage of their facilities is also a good option.
Note: the cost of horseback riding or bicycle rental is not included in the price.
After breakfast we will take a drive to Podocarpus National Park and hike through the magical cloud forest to the top of a hill. From the viewpoint there you will be able to admire the Southern Andes in its purest form.
Later we will continue on to Loja to visit some of its beautiful and well preserved colonial houses including San Sebastian neighborhood, main square, Lourdes street and the famous entrance to the city. Finally we will return to Cuenca.
4 to 6 pax:
- Contact us for bigger groups.