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Cotacachi Cayapas Ecological Reserve Tour (4 Days)

Go from the markets of Otavalo to the high mountain cloud forest of El Cristal on this multi-day tour with a Ecuadorian local and learn why Ecuador is one of the highest visited countries in Latin America!

USD $390.00

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Cotacachi Cayapas Ecological Reserve Tour (4 Days)

 

Highlights

  • Discover the Cotacachi Cayapas Ecological Reserve and experience the diversity of El Cristal Rain Cloud Forest
  • Walk around the dense cloud forest of Cotacachi Cayapas Ecological Reserve and experience the myriad of species that exist in the reserve
  • Visit Otavalo and take in the sights and sounds of one of the country’s most vibrant market cities

Description

Discover the famous El Cristal Rain Cloud Forest inside the Cotacachi Cayapas Ecological Reserve and experience the beauty that can is famous with Ecuadorian locals.

Located about 3 hours and 30 minutes from the UNESCO city of Quito, this reserve is located in the Imbabura Province and Esmeraldas province.

On this tour you will be with a local guide who over a span of four days will take you from Quito to the famous Otavalo, Ibarra and end in the El Cristal Rain Cloud Forest. You will go from visiting the famous small towns and villages known for their artisan work and traditions to hiking through the immense and biodiverse eco-reserve of El Cristal Forest.

Experience the beauty of Ecuador with a local naturalist over multiple days on this all-inclusive tour that includes city visits with nature hikes!

Duration

4 Days

Itinerary

Day 1

Quito – Otavalo – Ibarra

Be picked up at 7am in Quito and stop at the following Stops:

First Stop: Lago San Pablo (Mira Lago)

Second Stop: Otavalo Town

Fourth Stop: Ibarra Town (Laguna de Yahuarcocha)

Fifth Stop: Valle del Chota

Stay the night at a  local hostel.

Day 2

Ibarra (Valle del Chota) – El Cristal Rain Cloud Forest

Start your day at 7am and be transferred from Valle del Chota (Afroecuadorian Valley) to Lita Town.

Second Stop: El Cristal Rain Cloud Forest Eco Reserve

Stay overnight at the El Cristal Lodge

Day 3

Spend the day trekking in the jungle of El Cristal Rain Cloud Forest

Day 4

Return to Quito

What’s Included

  • Transport
  • Food
  • Hospitality
  • Guide

Map

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