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GTTV – 90 – HACIENDA PORVENIR
Highland Family Adventure
Four Days / Three Nights

Daily

HIGHLIGHTS

The perfect opportunity to experience a unique cultural insight into the Chagra or Andean Cowboy lifestyle and discover the natural beauty of the Cotopaxi Region. This is a program designed for the entire family that encourages hands-on participation to learn new skills.

PROGRAM

DAY 1: Market Visit / Hacienda traditional life / Cooking in the clouds
DAY 2: Rumiñahui Horseback Riding and Manto Blanco Hike
DAY 3: Green Trail Trekking and Cotopaxi High Rope Course
DAY 4: Full day visit to Cotopaxi National Park
Level of Difficulty: Technical Level: Moderate — Physical effort: Moderate

GROSS TOUR RATES PER PERSON

GTTV – 90 – HACIENDA EL PORVENIR 2 Guests 4 Guests
Highland Family Adventure – 4 Days – 3 Nights $ 1,019 $ 889

TOUR RATE INCLUDES:

Three night accommodations at Hacienda Porvenir
Described meals (breakfast and lunch/packed lunch) as indicated in itinerary. One soft drink per meal
Described activities as per itinerary
Guides (English speaking and native guide)
Riding gear (poncho, chaps and riding helmet)
High ropes gear (harness, helmet, gloves, rope)
Roundtrip private transport between your hotel in Quito and Hacienda Porvenir
Entrance to APU Mountain SPA wet area

NOT INCLUDED:

Land services, tours not indicated in tinerary; dinners; alcoholic drinks; gratuities, tips to guides and drivers; Expenses of personal nature;
NOTE: Itinerary subject to change due to weather conditions or market days.
NOTE: Horse riders can’t exceed 220 pounds of weight.

GTTV – 90 – HACIENDA PORVENIR
Highland Family Adventure
Four Days / Three Nights

Daily

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: Market Visit / Hacienda traditional life / Cooking Classes

We leave Quito early in the morning and head South to Machachi, a highland town located at the Heart of the Avenue of Volcanoes. This is a 1 hour drive from Quito. On market days in Machachi farmers from the nearby communities and rural areas will gather on a plaza to trade their products and services. This experience reveals the diversity of Andean lifestyles and underscores the importance of tradition in the lives of the Andean families and individuals. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the local people, discover new fruits and vegetables, enjoy colorful images and share some smiles. We continue our trip to Hacienda El Porvenir for a tasty, wholesome lunch. In the afternoon we will learn how to milk a cow by hand and later on we will have our Cooking in the Clouds lessons focused on traditional cooking methods.
Meals: Lunch
Overnight accommodations at Hacienda El Porvenir

DAY 2: Horseback Riding Rumiñahui Volcano and Manto Blanco Hike

In the morning we have a delicious, nutritious farm breakfast, followed by a brief riding lesson from our guides before we set out on our horses. Wearing the typical dress of the chagra (Ecuadorian cowboys), we ride out across the slopes of the dormant volcano, Rumiñahui. A respected chagra from the area will come with us and share some of his deep knowledge of the country life. The ride lasts for approximately 2 hours. Back in the farmhouse, a tasty local lunch will be ready on our arrival. In the afternoon we will do a short walk to the Manto Blanco Waterfall.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight accommodations at Hacienda El Porvenir

DAY 3: Green Trail Trekking and Cotopaxi High Rope Course

After a wholesome country breakfast, we we will hike to the Green trail, a new trail where we learn about the highland ecology and conservation challenges. Hiking time approximate 3H30 min. Return to the hacienda to enjoy lunch. During the afternoon we will go to our High Rope Course in Hacienda El Porvenir. This is a high adventure activity with low environmental impact, letting people with little or no knowledge of climbing techniques have a unique experience. The activity lasts 1H30 depending on the group size.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight accommodations at Hacienda El Porvenir

DAY 4: Cotopaxi National Park Visit

After breakfast we leave the Hacienda and drive to Cotopaxi National Park. This is a very interesting drive through ancient lava flows from Cotopaxi’s past eruptions. The location is the perfect place to learn about Andean Geology. On our visit we reach the car park below the Cotopaxi’s Refuge, where we begin our short hike up to the climbing hut (Refugio José Ribas) at 4,800m. (15,744 ft). It is hard not to be overwhelmed by the sheer immensity of the Volcano on this short hike.. Once back in the vehicle, we continue on our way driving down to Limpiopungo Lake, where a wholesome box lunch will be served. This is an interesting site that is ideal for descriptions of the local flora and fauna, as well as details of the history and environmental conservation of the Park. Return to Quito and hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Box lunch

GROSS TOUR RATES PER PERSON

GTTV – 90 – HACIENDA EL PORVENIR 2 Guests 4 Guests
Highland Family Adventure – 4 Days – 3 Nights $ 1,019 $ 889

TOUR RATE INCLUDES:

Three night accommodations at Hacienda Porvenir
Described meals (breakfast and lunch/packed lunch) as indicated in itinerary. One soft drink per meal
Described activities as per itinerary
Guides (English speaking and native guide)
Riding gear (poncho, chaps and riding helmet)
High ropes gear (harness, helmet, gloves, rope)
Roundtrip private transport between your hotel in Quito and Hacienda Porvenir
Entrance to APU Mountain SPA wet area

NOT INCLUDED:

Land services, tours not indicated in tinerary; dinners; alcoholic drinks; gratuities, tips to guides and drivers; Expenses of personal nature;
NOTE: Itinerary subject to change due to weather conditions or market days.
NOTE: Horse riders can’t exceed 220 pounds of weight.

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For additional information and reservations contact us at (800) 666 8687 – (305) 436 0933 – Email: mar@gttours.com

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Plantation, Florida  
13494 NW 7th Street
Plantation, Florida 33325

Miami, Florida 
9930 SW 142 Street
Miami, Florida 33176

Toll Free USA & Canada:
(800) 666 8687
Local Number: 
(305) 436 0933 
Fax:     
(305 436 0843

Send us a Message

ENQUIRE NOW

We will be happy to answer your questions or comments.

G T TOURS OFFICES:

Plantation, Florida  
13494 NW 7th Street
Plantation, Florida 33325

Miami, Florida 
9930 SW 142 Street
Miami, Florida 33176

Toll Free USA & Canada:
(800) 666 8687
Local Number: 
(305) 436 0933 
Fax:     
(305 436 0843