Übernachte bei Einheimischen am Amazonas, beobachte Kondore im Colca-Canyon, wandere den Inca Trail nach Machu Picchu, lerne das traditionelle Leben am Titicacasee kennen, durchquere mit Allradfahrzeugen die Salzebenen von Uyuni, bewundere die majestätischen Iguazú-Fälle.
Manchmal müssen es die Nebenstraßen sein! Von Quito nach Rio fährst du mit anderen jungen Abenteurern und erlebst so ziemlich alles, was es zwischen diesen beiden Städten zu sehen gibt. Du wanderst auf dem Inka-Pfad und entdeckst die Inka-Kultur, durchquerst die Salzebene von Uyuni, tanzt Tango in Buenos Aires und chillst an den Stränden Rios. Diese Reise bietet dir lebendige Städte, unglaubliche Landschaften und tonnenweise Abenteuer. 65 Tage, 7 Länder, 3 Nächte im Amazonas und 1 Abenteuer fürs Leben.
Ankunft zu jeder Zeit möglich.
Fahrt nach Tena im Amazonas-Dschungel und Weiterfahrt mit Truck und motorisierten Kanu zu einer Gemeinde im Dschungel. Du übernachtest bei einer Gastfamilie, erkundest die Tierwelt und lernst viel über das Leben im Dschungel.
Es ist Zeit, aktiv zu werden! Unternimm optionale Aktivitäten wie Wandern, Mountainbiken und Reiten oder relaxe einfach in den nahegelegenen heißen Quellen. Entdecke das historische Cuenca, besuche den Nationalpark Cajas oder erkunde die Inka-Ruinen von Ingapirca.
Ab an den Strand, wo man gut surfen, reiten oder einfach chillen kann. Weiter geht es mit dem Nachtbus nach Huanchaco. Hier kannst du optional präinkanische Ruinen oder das nahe Trujillo besuchen oder am Strand entspannen. Nachtbus nach Lima.
Entdecke Perus Hauptstadt. Und vergiss das leckere Ceviche und die Pisco Sours nicht. Optionaler Besuch der Ballestas-Inseln, bevor es nach Nazca weitergeht. Halt bei einem Weingut sowie der Oase von Huacachina. Am Abend nimmst du an einem traditionellen Pachamanca-Essen teil. Optional kannst du sandboarden und einen Flug über die Nazca-Linien machen, bevor du mit dem Nachtbus nach Arequipa fährst.
Optionaler Besuch des Klosters Santa Catalina oder der lokalen Thermalquellen. Beobachte Kondore auf einer geführten Tour in den Colca-Canyon. Nachtbus nach Cusco.
Zeit zur freien Verfügung in Cusco oder optionale Stadtrundfahrt. Optional kannst du raften, reiten oder mit dem Mountainbike fahren. Auf der Fahrt nach Ollantaytambo kannst du optional das Heilige Tal erkunden und ein Planeterra-Weberei-Projekt besuchen. Auf dieser 4-tägigen geführten Wanderung auf dem Inca Trail zu Machu Picchu entdeckst du die Kultur und Geschichte der Inka und bestaunst die atemberaubende Landschaft. Von Planeterra unterstützte handgefertigte biologisch abbaubare Seifen-Produkte zur Verwendung auf dem Inca Trail.
Besuch der schwimmenden Inseln der Uros, Führung auf dem Titicacasee und Übernachtung bei einer Gastfamilie.
Optional kannst du das Mondtal besuchen oder die Gassen und Märkte der Stadt erkunden. Nachtbus nach Sucre.
Optionaler Ausflug zu den nahen Dinosaurierspuren, Stadterkundungen, optionale Wanderungen, Mountainbike-Touren oder besuche eine aktive Silbermine.
Dreitägige Allradexkursion in der Salar de Uyuni und die Wüste des Altiplano mit ihren spektakulären Landschaften. Übernachte in einfachen Hotels, die mit Solarkollektoren ausgestattet wurden, die Strom und Warmwasser liefern.
Übernachte bei Einheimischen am Amazonas, beobachte Kondore im Colca-Canyon, wandere den Inca Trail nach Machu Picchu, lerne das traditionelle Leben am Titicacasee kennen, durchquere mit Allradfahrzeugen die Salzebenen von Uyuni, bewundere die majestätischen Iguazú-Fälle.
The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
1. The rules and regulations controlling the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu are continually changing. Before embarking on your adventure to Peru it is very important that you familiarize yourself with the Inca Trail booking policies and guidelines as described in a document available on our website, at the following URL address: http://www.gadventures.com/inca-advisory.php 2.Please advise at time of booking if you do not wish to hike the Inca Trail. Instead, you will have 2 nights in Cusco, travel by train for a night in Aguas Calientes, and join the hikers for the tour of Machu Picchu. 3. Portions of the Inca Trail will be closed for general maintenance during the month of February each year. Also, closures may occur at various times throughout the year due to inclement weather or other conditions beyond our control. During these periods, any tour affected will hike the Lares Trek. 4. Please note that this tour is a combination of several G Adventures tours. As such, your group CEO, fellow passengers, or vehicle may change between the individual tour sections. 5. Please note that this trip is a combination of multiple G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and/or particular vehicles operating your tour may change between tour segments. You may also expect some group members to join or leave the tour, between tour segments. 6. Looking to add to your experience? Check out our Theme Packs! Specially designed for travellers with unique interests, theme packs are optional add-ons to your G adventures trip that make your adventure more you-centric. Theme Packs must be booked prior to departure, please see details in our optional activities field and ask you sales CEO. 7. In our continued effort to support the rights of the porters on the Inca Trail, we would like ensure that they never exceed the weight limit for their packs as set out by the Peruvian authorities. Porters are allowed to carry no more than 6kg of personal belongings per hiker (for all other Peru treks the limit is 8kg). That means that including your sleeping bag, toiletries, clothing, etc, you are allowed a total weight of 6kg for the hike which will be carried in a duffle bag provided by our local office. Any additional weight must then be carried by you in your day pack. To help achieve this goal we recommend that you carry travel sized toiletries, that you bring sport sandals that can be worn with socks (which are lighter than running/walking shoes) and that you limit electronics to those that you are willing to carry. Any additional baggage can be left in Cusco, but is advised that you bring anything of value (eg. money, passport, credit cards, camera, etc) with you on the trek. If at the end of your trek you felt your trekking guide and support team did an outstanding job, tipping is appreciated. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline, we suggest each hiker contributes the following to a collective pool. We suggest a tipping amount of $40 per person for the Inca Trail and $35 per person for the Lares Trek. 8. All travellers are required to pay the tax on domestic flights in Peru. Foreign travellers are exempt form this, and proving you are indeed a foreign traveller can be done by providing us with your international ticket number (ITN). Travellers who do not submit international ticket numbers at least 30 days prior to Day 1 of their tour will be required to pay the domestic tax on all included flights.
All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders, a G Adventures representative, or an expedition team. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting- we think it's the best of both worlds.
Max. 18, im Schnitt 14.
29x Frühstück, 11x Mittagessen, 12x Abendessen.
Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. On truck trips in Africa, aboard the expedition ship Explorer or our Galapagos yachts, while trekking in remote regions etc. food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients. The above information applies to G Adventures group trips. For Independent trips please check the itinerary for details of meals included. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.
Plane 1425-1875 USD für nicht inbegriffene Mahlzeiten ein.
Lokaler Bus, Boot, Truck, motorisiertes Kanu, Zug, Wandern, Flug, Allradwagen.
We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Einfache Hotels (46 Nächte, manchmal Mehrbettzimmer), Gastfamilie im Dschungel (3 Nächte), Nachtbusse (6 Nächte), Camping (3 Nächte), Gastfamilie (1 Nacht), einfaches Hotel während der Durchquerung der Salar de Uyuni (2 Nächte, Mehrbettzimmer), Estancia/Ranch (2 Nächte, Mehrbettzimmer), Hostel (1 Nacht).
Nächte 2-4: Gastfamilie im Amazonas, Nacht 11, 13 und 18: Nachtbusse, Nächte 20-21: Cola Canyon, Nacht 22, Nachtbus, Nächte 25-27 Inca Trail, Nacht 32: Gastfamilie am Titicacasee, Nacht 36, Nachtbus, Nächte 42-43: Salar de Uyuni, Nächte 54-55: Estancia, Nacht 56: Nachtbus.
Please note that hot water shortages and power outages can be fairly common in Latin America (even in upgraded hotels and private homes). We appreciate your patience and understanding that these occurrences are outside of our control.
Hotel Eugenia 1245 Av. Diego de Almagro Quito, Pichincha Ecuador Tel: +593 2 252 4895 Please note for the February 11, 2015 departure the start hotel will be: Hotel Plaza Internacional Calle Leonidas Plaza N1950 / 18 De Septiembre Quito Ecuador Please note for the March 24th, 2015 departure the start hotel will be: Hostel Boutique 593 Gregorio Bobadilla N38-177 y Granada Centeno Quito Ecuador 3520853
The Quito International Airport is approximately one hour outside of the city centre where your joining hotel is located. There are a number of routes the driver may take depending on time of day and traffic, however, the route often seems long and indirect. The easiest and cheapest way to get there is by organizing a taxi at the desk within the airport (approximately $30 USD). Private transfers generally cost more as the cars will need to drive from Quito, to the airport, and return. Immediately after the customs and immigration area, as you head to the exits, you will find a taxi stand. We strongly recommend you pay for the car at set rates from the taxi stand and therefore won't need to worry about sorting out a ride outside the airport facilities, where the situation tends to get more chaotic with many drivers vying for few clients. The taxis outside the airport area do not belong to the Taxi Airport Union and may charge higher fares. There is also a shuttle available with the bus company Aeroservicios. Aeroservicios charges 8 USD to board a bus which will take you from the new airport to the old airport. The buses are new, comfortable, and often include wifi. From the old airport, a taxi to get to your hotel would generally cost $5 USD depending on the distance and location. If you have paid in advance for an arrival transfer, a G Adventures representative will be at the airport to meet you. If for any reason you are not met at the airport, please call our local support line at 09 99506000. If you are unable to make contact for whatever reason, please make your way to the joining point hotel via taxi. Please note that Day 1 is an arrival day and no activities have been planned for that day other then your welcome meeting in the evening, so you can arrive at any time. Similarly the last day is a departure day during which no activities have been planned. A G Adventures Representative will organize a short meeting soon after arrival, during which you will meet other tour participants and receive information about general and specific aspects of the trip. A welcome note will be left for you in the hotel so you have all the necessary information regarding the meeting time and your transfer times back to the airport the next day. If you arrive late, s/he will leave you a message detailing what time and where you should meet the next morning. Excess luggage can be stored free of charge at the joining hotel during your tour if desired. ARGENTINA'S "RECIPROCITY FEE": Effective January 7, 2013 all US, Canadian and Australian citizens are required to pay a reciprocity tax in order to enter Argentina. This reciprocity tax must be paid in advance online with a credit card. Cash at the border or airport is not accepted. ONLINE PAYMENT FORM: https://virtual.provinciapagos.com.ar/ArgentineTaxes/ INSTRUCTIONS: http://www.migraciones.gov.ar/pdf_varios/reciprocidad/Online_payment_instructions.pdf COSTS: US citizens: 160USD, valid for 10 years Australian citizens: 100USD, valid for 1 year Canadian citizens: 75USD for one entry and re-entries from bordering countries within 3 months; OR 150USD for a multiple entry visa valid for 5 years.
We don't expect any problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled, as soon as possible please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your CEO (if you are not on a group tour please refer to the emergency contact details provided in this dossier). If you are unable to get in touch with your leader, please refer to our emergency contact details. If you have pre-booked an airport transfer and have not made contact with our representative within 30 minutes of clearing customs and immigration, we recommend that you make your own way to the Starting Point hotel, following the Joining Instructions. Please apply to your travel agent on your return for a refund of the transfer cost if this occurs.
Should you need to contact us during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call either the G Adventures Local Representative (if one is listed below) or our G Adventures Local Office. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so they may return your call and assist you as soon as possible. AIRPORT TRANSFER If you have purchased an arrival through G Adventures or if an arrival transfer is included in the cost of your tour, please note that: Your arrival transfer has been arranged based on flight information provided to us. If you are advised of a flight schedule change within 48 hours of your scheduled arrival time, we will do our best to rearrange your arrival transfer however we cannot guarantee this. If your arrival transfer does not arrive within 30 minutes after you have exited the arrivals area please take a taxi to your start point hotel. EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS G Adventures Office Quito, Ecuador During office hours (Weekdays 9am-6pm Local Time) From outside Ecuador: +593 2250 6610 From within Ecuador: 022 506 610 After hours Emergency number From outside Ecuador: +593 999 506 000 From within Ecuador: 0999 506 000 G Adventures Office Lima, Peru. During office hours (Weekdays, 9-6pm Local Time) From outside Peru: +51 1 241 1650 From inside Peru: 01 241 1650 or 241 1650 (from payphone within Peru) After hours Emergency number: +51 99 758 2712. After house Emergency number from within Peru: 099 758 2712 If you are unable for any reason to contact our local office, please call the numbers listed below, which will connect you directly with our 24 hour Sales team, who will happily assist you. Toll-free, North America only: 1 888 800 4100 Calls from UK: 0844 272 0000 Calls from Germany: 01805 70 90 30 00 Calls from Australia: 1 300 796 618 Calls from New Zealand: 0800 333 307 Outside North America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the UK: +1 416 260 0999
Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America however the weather varies greatly. Be prepared for rain and thunder storms in the wet season (from December to March), especially in the Amazon. Temperatures of -10C and lower are frequent around Uyuni and the Altiplano (high plateau). It is best to layer clothes rather than wearing a heavy parka. This allows you to accommodate clothing to varying degrees of temperatures and wet/dry/windy weather conditions. We recommend the use of a duffel bag or backpack, whichever is easiest for you to carry. A large daypack is also essential.
-Documents -Passport -Insurance info -Flight info -Cash, credit and debit cards -Vouchers and pre-departure information -Required visas or vaccination certificates -Sleeping bag (also available for hire) -Weather-appropriate clothing -Windproof/waterproof jacket -Rain poncho -Warm clothing -Fleece jacket or warm layer -Long trousers -Hiking pants/track pants -Shorts/skirts -Shirts/T-shirts -Hiking long sleeve shirt -Loose-fitting, light coloured long-sleeved shirts -Loose-fitting, light coloured hiking pants -Thermal underwear -Socks -Knee-high socks -Warm gloves -Warm hat -Small towel and swim wear -Waterproof hiking boots -Hiking boots/Sturdy walking shoes -Sturdy walking shoes -Flip flops/sandals -Sun hat/Bandana -Sunblock -Sunglasses -Headlamp -Money belt -Toiletries -Watch and alarm clock -First-aid kit -Rehydration powder -Insect Repellent -Anti-inflammatory tablets (e.g. Ibuprofen) -Day pack -Camera with extra memory cards and batteries -Personal Entertainment -Binoculars -Waterproof backpack cover -Insect Repellent -Moneybelt -Pocketknife -Antibacterial wipes/gel -Reusable water bottle -Ear plugs -Plastic bags -Walking poles (Optional, must be rubber-tipped) Hiking equipment is available to rent locally if desired (prices subject to change): -Walking pole 15 soles each (30 per pair) -Sleeping bag 45 soles -Air mattress 45 soles
Laundry facilities are offered by some of our hotels for a charge. There will be times when you may want to or have to do your own laundry so we suggest you bring non-polluting/biodegradable soap.
All countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Contact your local embassy, or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. IT'S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO HAVE THE CORRECT TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION. ARGENTINA'S "RECIPROCITY FEE": Effective January 7, 2013 all US, Canadian and Australian citizens are required to pay a reciprocity tax in order to enter Argentina. This reciprocity tax must be paid in advance online with a credit card. Cash at the border or airport is not accepted. ONLINE PAYMENT FORM: https://virtual.provinciapagos.com.ar/ArgentineTaxes/ INSTRUCTIONS: http://www.migraciones.gov.ar/pdf_varios/reciprocidad/Online_payment_instructions.pdf COSTS: US citizens: 160USD, valid for 10 years Australian citizens: 100USD, valid for 1 year Canadian citizens: 92USD for one entry and re-entries from bordering countries within 3 months
Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.
The currency in Brazil is the Brazilian Real (BRL), in Uruguay the Uruguayan Peso (UYU), in Argentina the Argentine Peso (ARS), in Chile the Chilean Peso (CLP), in Bolivia the Boliviano (BOB), in Peru the Nuevo Sol (PEN), and in Ecuador the US Dollar (USD). Credit cards and debit cards are very useful for cash advances. Visa cards are the most widely accepted cards. While ATMs are widely available, there are no guarantees that your credit or debit cards will actually work in Latin America. Check with your bank. You should be aware that to purchase products or services on a credit card a fee of 5%-10% usually applies. Do not rely on credit or debit cards as your only source of money, a combination of US dollar cash and cards is best. Please bear in mind that cost of living in the southern cone countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile) is much higher than the rest of South America, and in the case of Argentina, more comparable with Europe. Always take more rather than less, as you don't want to spoil the trip by constantly feeling short of funds. We do not recommend bringing travellers cheques as they are very difficult to change in country. CURRENCY EXCHANGE TIP: Please be advised that slightly torn notes, notes that have been heavily marked or are faded may be difficult to exchange. It is best to bring notes in fairly good condition, in denominations lower than 100USD (or equivalent). As currency exchange rates can fluctuate often we ask that you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com
It is customary in Latin America to tip service providers such as waiters, at approximately 10%, depending on the service. Tipping is an expected - though not compulsory - component of your tour program and an expression of satisfaction with the persons who have assisted you on your tour. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are several times during the trip where there is opportunity to tip the local guides or drivers we use. Recommendations for tipping drivers and local guides would range from $5-10 USD per day depending on the quality and length of the service; ask your CEO for specific recommendations based on the circumstances and culture. Also at the end of each trip if you felt your G Adventures CEO did an outstanding job, tipping is appreciated. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline $20-25 USD per person, per week can be used.
PERSONALIZE MY TRIP Extras are specially designed for travellers with unique interests, they are optional add-ons to your G adventures trip that make your adventure more you-centric. Extras must be booked prior to departure. Extras available on this trip: PERU CULINARY BUNDLE Lima Cooking, Half-day (approx. 9am-2pm) Cusco Cooking, Half-day (approx. 12pm-5pm) Enjoy two exciting cooking classes in both Lima and Cusco. You will visit a local market to pick out the ingredients for your dish and will be taught a unique Peruvian dish. After your cooking lesson indulge in the flavours that is influenced by such faraway places as China, Italy, West Africa and Japan. PERU ADRENALINE BUNDLE WHITEWATER RAFTING Cusco, Full-day Navigate from cuzco into the fabled Urubamba River valley’s white-knuckle rapids via whitewater raft, gulping down fresh mountain air by the lungful. HORSEBACK RIDING Cusco, Half-day Explore the andean foothills and incan ruins the way the locals have for centuries. saddle up with a local guide and gallop around the remains of ancient civilization with a trusty steed. Note: If the Extra is on the arrival or departure day we strongly recommend booking an additional pre or post night accommodation. *For specific days of each activity please see the Full Itinerary* IGUASSU FALLS BOAT RIDE Feel the thunder of Iguassu Falls closer than you’ve ever imagined! Hop aboard a speedboat and prepare for an up-close-and-personal (and very, very wet) meet-and-greet with this incredible natural wonder. Quito: Quito City Tour This tour of Quito is perfect for seeing fascinating panoramas, churches, and historical architecture of Quito. Learn about colonial art, culture, legends, and traditions. Quito was designated by UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage Site. The trip takes about 3.5 hours including the visit to the lookout point of El Panecillo where you will find one of the best views of Quito. Trip includes English speaking guide/driver and private transportation) - Entrance fees for the churches and Panecillo are not included in the price and are approx $ 9 USD p/p. - Price for 1 person : $ 50 USD - Price for 2+ persons : $40 USD City Tour + Equator Line (Combination of City tour and Middle of the World Tour) After the scenic city tour of Quito (described above) we go to the Equator line museum . Here we visit the Inti Ñan local museum where you can see different experiments to prove that you are at the Centre of the Earth. On the 00°00’00” line at the museum, you will have the opportunity to interact with demonstrations of phenomena that occur in nature, and which can be tested on our magnetic equatorial line. This trip takes about 5 hours in total and includes English speaking guide/driver and private transportation ) - Entrances fees for City Tour : $ 6 USD (Churches) - Equator line fees : $ 6 USD (Museums) - Price for 1 person : $ 60 USD - Price for 2+ persons : $45 USD The Middle of the world Driving 25 Kms. (16 miles) north of Quito, marks the exact Middle of the World, latitude 0º. Here you can stand with a foot on each hemisphere. We will visit the Inti ñan site museum (pathway of the sun) which show the diversity of Ecuador's native groups . On the 00°00’00” line at the museum, you will have the opportunity to interact with demonstrations of phenomena that occur in nature, and which can be tested on our magnetic equatorial line. Later we head up to Pululahua crater view point , which is one of the two inhabited volcanic caldera in the world. Trip includes English speaking guide/driver and private transportation) - Entrance fees for the Museums are not included in the price and are approx $9 USD p/p. - Price for 1 person : $ 50 USD - Price for 2+ persons : $40 USD Otavalo Market The Otavalo market is considered one the biggest and best native markets in South America. Here you can find an extremely wide variety of handicrafts made in Ecuador. We head north along the Pan-American highway for 2.5 hours. On the way we visit the village of Calderon to see the bread figures and Cayambe to taste the typical ‘biscochos’ (local biscuits). After you have explored the Otavalo market, we go to the leather market at Cotacachi or Peguche the weaving town . The busiest Market Day is Saturday with the most vendors, but the market is open daily. This trip takes about 8 hours and can depart everyday at 08h00 am (trip includes English speaking guide/driver and private transportation ) - Price for 1 person : $ 100 USD - Price for 2+ persons : $70 USD Mindo Cloud Forest – Full Day Drive northwest for about 2 hours, enjoy the dramatic change of vegetation as we go down the andes to the cloudforest. Mindo is a tiny town set amidst some of the most beautiful and peaceful countryside in the entire country. It is a centre for both nature and adventure activities. Go walking through the cloud forest and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the different waterfalls, take time to ride up the cable car with amazing views. Time for lunch in a local restaurant (not included) and visit a butterfly farm where you will be able to see an array of colorful humming birds for which Mindo is renowned. In the afternoon there is also the option of an organic chocolate tour which includes a demonstration of the chocolate-making process and of course tasting too! This trip takes about 9 hours and can depart everyday at 07h00 am (trip includes English speaking guide/driver and private transportation ) Allow : $10 USD for lunch and $ 20 USD for entrance fees. - Price for 1 person : $ 100 USD - Price for 2+ persons : $70 USD Cotopaxi Volcano A spectacular 2-hour drive in private transport takes us to Cotopaxi Volcano National Park , the highest active volcano in the world (5897 m) . We visit a museum in the park and hike around a lagoon at the bottom of the volcano to learn about the flora and fauna found at this altitude. We then continue by car up the volcano to the parking lot, at over 4500m. Then we walk approximately 1.5hrs to the refuge at 4800m, and after a short break, continue to the glacier (if the weather holds out). We head back to the Pan-American highway to have lunch somewhere near Latacunga, or buy a box lunch on the way to have more time in the park. Return to Quito in the afternoon. This trip takes about 8 hours and can depart everyday at 07h00 am (trip includes guide/driver in english and private transportation ) - Price for 1 person : $ 100 USD - Price for 2+ persons : $70 USD - Does not include Cotopaxi Park Entrance fee $40 USD per group ( Park fee cost can be split between travellers) PAPALLACTA HOT SPRINGS Two hours drive to the east are the Termas de Pap
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G Adventures wurde bereits 1990 von Bruce Poon Tip gegründet. Als Backpacker mit Herz & Seele, waren sein einziges Startkapital zwei Kreditkarten und das brennende Verlangen, eine authentische, nachhaltige Reiseerfahrung anzubieten, wie die Welt sie noch nicht gesehen hatte. Indem er abenteuerlustigen Individualreisenden eine Alternative zu den üblichen Touristenhotels, Kreuzfahrten und Busreisen anbot, veränderte er nicht nur die Art, wie Menschen ihren Urlaub betrachten, sondern auch das Angesicht des Reisens für immer. Das einzige, was sich in den letzten 25 Jahren nicht verändert hat, ist der tief verwurzelte Glaube an deren Grundwerte, die das Leben und G Adventure bis heute bestimmen.
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