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Itinerary

DAY 1 - TOTORA, VILLAMAR AND ARTISANAL BREAD

  • Welcome and introduction

  • Breakfast with live music

  • Artisanal bread preparation in the wood-fired oven

  • Pijal community visit

  • Totora harvest and fiber treatment

  • Totora craft workshop

  • Lunch (traditional Ecuadorian cuisine)

  • Visit Villamar's art studio and gallery

  • Snack

  • Transfer to Hidden Paradise

  • Dinner

  • Cultural night

  • Rest

DAY 2 - BOTANIC GARDEN AND BOAT TOUR

  • Breakfast

  • Botanical garden visit

  • A conversation about preservation and environmental care

  • Peguche waterfall visit

  • Lunch

  • Lake tour (1h)

  • Snack and departure

What's included

  • Entrance

  • Welcome cocktail

  • Lake tour

  • All meals

  • Local guides

  • Accommodation in private cabin (private rooms with private bathroom)

  • National taxes

Exclusions

  • Insurance

  • Drinks and/or additional meals

  • Tips

Please note

  • The itineraries may be subject to changes for several reasons such as weather, passenger interest, among others

What to pack

  • Comfortable and warm clothing

  • Raincoat

  • Sunscreen

  • Insect repellent

  • Camera

Meeting point

Aromas de Lago Cafeteria

Cancellation policy

Flexible:
More than 48H before: 100%
Between 48 and 24H: 50%
Less than 24H before: 0%

 
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