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Agricultural Tour in Ecuador

(5 Days)

Guayaquil | Quito | Otavalo

Day Routing
01 Guayaquil

Arrival in Guayaquil, a tropical pacific-metropolis. Ecuador´s largest city is the industrial and commercial center of the country.

02 Guayaquil

Enjoy a 2 hours sightseeing tour exploring among other sites the pleasant Parque Simon Bolívar, the gothic cathedral, an open-air exhibition of paintings and sculptures, the beautiful “Malecón”, the city’s promenade and the cemetery. Afterwards guests enjoy an incredible trip to the hacienda of  cacao to learn about the entire process of cultivation of cacao and the production of chocolate, from the seeds to the sowing, the  plantation, the harvest, the fermentation and the drying of the cocoa crops. Guests will  taste this delicious product. Typical costeño lunch at the Hacienda.

03 Guayaquil – Quito – Otavalo

Flight to Quito, transfer to Otavalo. Guests visit a micro-enterprise, a family farm in a community, which produces products from the Andes like physalis, blueberry, chilli and aromatic herbs and the botanical garden in Turuco offering different types of Andean cultivations like quinoa and medical plants. Lunch at the community. In Otavalo awaits guests the famous artisanal handicraft market, offering a tremendous variety of designs in ponchos and other mostly woolen clothing items. Expire traditional living locals wearing colorful garments speaking Quechua as first mother tongue.

04 Otavalo - Quito

Early in the morning guests visit a typical Indian animal market learning about the life of indigenous people and their animals. Once arrived in Quito enjoy to see Hacienda La Compañía de Jesus which belonged to the Jesuit Order 300 years ago and observe its rose plantation, the cultivation and harvest. After lunch at the hacienda continue with a sightseeing tour visiting the most important religious and cultural sites like the Independence Square with the Government, the Bishops Palace, the Museum of the Cathedral and the Cathedral itself.

05 Quito

Transfer to the airport and homebound flight.