– Highlights:

  • Saraguro indigenous town

  • Loja colonial city

  • Southern Andes

  • Vilcabamba longevity valley

– 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)
DEPARTURE TIME

Morning time – Pick up at hotel in Cuenca.

INCLUDED
Private transportation
Meals as listed in the itinerary
Accommodation according your needs
 Bilingual guide (English/Spanish)
Activities as listed in the itinerary
NOT INCLUDED
Personal expenses and entry fees
Travel Insurance
Tips
Dinners
International flights
Flights to Cuenca
Any other service not mentioned herein
PACKING TIPS Walking shoes
Sunscreen
Sun glasses
Swimwear
Fast-drying clothing
Raincoat or rain poncho
Warm clothes
Warm hat and gloves
  •  Our Hotels:

Regular:
Vilcabamba: Hotel Izhcayluma

Confort:
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.

 

Regular Comfort

2 passengers: 

3 passengers:

4 to 6 pax:   

$ 349

  $ 299

  $ 269

$ 429

$ 379

$ 349

  • Contact us for bigger groups.
vilcabamba view j and trail Medium
Biking Vilcabamba Medium
Saraguro crafts
Saraguro people
podocarpus
saraguro girl on hill Medium
Saraguros selling flowers Medium
saraguro woman with handmade goods
podocarpus
Vilcabamba Mandango hill Medium
vilcabamba panorama with us Medium
Saraguro shaman
vilcabamba view j and trail Medium