10 Day Ecuador: Cloudforest & Culture

11/04/2020 through 12/19/2021
10/01/2020 through 12/31/2021
Kensington Tours

10 Day Ecuador: Cloudforest & Culture
A crossroad for cultures stretching back to the dawn of time, Ecuador’s fascinating heritage is matched only by its stunning natural surroundings. This carefully curated journey into the Andes and the cloudforest connects you both to the traditions that have united the region’s people for centuries and the unique landscapes that fired ancient imaginations.

Begin in Quito, Ecuador’s political and cultural heart. An important site throughout virtually every stage of the region’s history, the capital is best known today for its impeccably preserved colonial architecture, which you’ll discover first-hand on a privately guided walking tour. Later, visit the workshop of local artist Sara Palacio, where you’ll learn the secrets of traditional Ecuadorian art during a hands-on clay-sculpting class. The journey then heads inland to Ibarra, the gateway to Ecuador’s northern highlands, and a hotbed of traditional art. Here, stay at a charming hacienda and working farm from the 17th-century. After visiting the famous Quitsato Sundial, make your way to Otavalo Market and meet Miguel Andrango, a master weaver who works exclusively with pure alpaca wool. Next, saddle up for a private ride atop a Spanish-Andalusian horse through the incredible Andean countryside, keeping alert for Andean condors along the way. After this experience, a local chef will teach you the tricks of Andean cuisine during a hands-on cooking lesson. Take to the skies in a helicopter ride to a secluded lodge nestled in the cloudforest. This exclusive oasis and private nature reserve will be yours to discover. See the forest from above in an open-air cable car or on a suspended bike, learn about the local ecosystem in the interpretation center, and navigate the trails in search for wildlife. Other unmissable activities include exploring the reserve in search of waterfalls and spectacular natural pools. This personalized tour is rich in unforgettable experiences combined with a selection of luxury accommodations.

Kensington Tours creates private trips from the world’s finest ingredients. Tailor-made with care by your personal Destination Expert, your personalized trip is always a one-of-a-kind experience made just for you. Expert local guidance and 24/7 service come standard.

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Day 1 Quito
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Day 2 Quito
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Day 3 Quito
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Day 4 Quito To Ibarra
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Day 5 Ibarra
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Day 6 Ibarra
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Day 7 Ibarra To Ecuador To Mindo
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Day 8 Mindo
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Day 9 Mindo
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Day 10 Mindo
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