Rose plantations tour
9 days – 8 nights
Ecuador has a variety of traditional dishes according to the area, region or culture. This tour will take to discover new flavors and sensations. During the second day, you will experience the “Six senses tour”. A bunch of activities that you can choose to live the experience of flavors, tastes, and sounds.
After the arrival at Quito’s Mariscal Sucre Airport, our helpful guide will meet you. Moreover, it will serve as a translator, and assist with the private transfer to your hotel.
It is a unique and innovative program that is fixed with psycho-sensory experiences in which every perceptive human senses are involved. The Six Senses Tour Quito was born as an innovative experience program by Latin Trails, which Psychology and sensitive methods are combined; giving to our guests a complete life experience on ancient places and typical meals in the marvelous City of Quito. Enjoy a city tour of Quito combined with this wonderful experiences. You can check out the options in Quito Six Senses Tour
Early in the morning, the tour will depart towards the “Teleferico” the highest view point in the city. First, you will go by car, and then, you will take a cable car to get a high point to enjoy the view.
Around midday, you will go to “Mitad del Mundo”, a monument to remember the equator line that passes through our country.
You may choose to visit either the Ethnographic or the Inti Ñan Museums, both located near the monument. Along the way, we will stop for a traditional Ecuadorian lunch (optional and not included) After the tour, you will return to your hotel.
Tarabita (Foto by TripAdvisor)
Mindo cloud forest
We plan to arise early for breakfast before departing Quito northwest towards Mindo on the Nono-Tandayapa-Bellavista Road. We will take the old scenic road, famous for the many birds that can be spotted en-route. Around midday we will stop for lunch.
Once there, we will visit the exquisite orchid garden to see many beautiful and diverse species of this delicate flower. In addition to hosting the orchid garden, Mindo is a prime place for bird-watching, as it is frequented by many hummingbirds and butterflies as well.
We will see some of this unique flora and fauna using the town’s cable car.
This morning you will leave Quito with your tour guide, heading to Cayambe. On route on the Panamerican Highway we will stop at Calderon, a town where the masapan figures are made, continuing on through Guayllabamba town where you can try its typical fruit: chirimoya. We will also stop on the highway to admire the beautiful landscape and snow-capped mountains in the area.
Upon stepping through the gates of Hacienda La Compania, one enters into a historical legacy dating back thousands of years. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Andes Mountains, we will explore the hacienda and its activity of growing roses for exportation. This hacienda is a colonial mansion with beautiful and perfumed roses everywhere. You can see many colors of roses.
Also, we will enjoy a delicious lunch and after this we will visit an ancient chapel and a greenhouse full of roses ready to be exported
North of Quito is the valley of the awakening sun, home to the Otavalo ethnic group. The Otavaleño people live in several communities and are one of the most prosperous indigenous nations anywhere. En-route to the Otavalo market we will visit several small villages; we will visit master weavers these craftsmen will show us the use of the backstrap and Spanish weaving looms. Learn how traditional crafts and innovation keep these cultures alive and prosperous.
Here we will visit the textile market located at the “Plaza of Ponchos”; this is one of the most famous markets in South America. You will find all kinds of handcrafts including tapestries made on the Spanish weaving loom as well as the indigenous backstrap loom. After which you will enjoy some free time for bargaining and buying with the friendly Otavaleños.
After Otavalo, we will departure for a short visit to the Cotopaxi National Park. The Cotopaxi Volcano is one of the most important landmarks in Ecuador because it is the highest active volcano in the world. Lush endemic flora and fauna of the area can be observed, including: one of the most representative species is the Chuquiragua (also known as the mountaineer’s flower) wild horses, deers, llamas, and more. Whilst in the National Park you can also see Limpiopungo Lake, located near Rumiñahui volcano (4757 meters).
After breakfast we will go to the next Roses Plantation which is a world class rose producer with a fabulous, eco logical farm in Ecuador. On the farm we produce delicious, fragrant, tantalizing roses for the most discerning customers. As with our roses, we use only natural ingredients when composing our fragrances. The result is pure & natural rose-based scents that are complex, sensual & intriguing. Also you will find many products based on this beautiful flower like rose honey, rose sea salt, rose vinegar, rose chocolate, rose marmalade and many others.
This is the time to enjoy your free day!
After you enjoy a wonderful breakfast, we will take you to the airport