Roses, Birds & Colonial Haciendas

Roses, Birds & Colonial Haciendas

Day 1: Quito–Rose Plantation–Otavalo–Cuicocha-Cotacachi
2 hours from Quito The Otavalo Craft Market is the most famous and picturesque in South America. Markets are meeting places for shopping, bargaining and chatter while people of the region exchange local produce, utensils, pots, and pans or textiles.
Cuicocha Lagoon - Its name comes from the Kichwa Indigenous language means "Lake Cuy" name because the guinea pig shape of the largest island in the middle of the lagoon.
Includes entrance to Rose Plantation, Cuicocha Lagoon, accommodation at local Hacienda

Day 2: San Antonio de Ibarra-Magdalena – Harvesting Techniques - Condor Park - Quito
San Antonio de Ibarra, famous for very beautiful and skilled wood carving and sculptures. 
Through a marvelous Andean setting we head into the indigenous community of Magdalena. The scene displays a wide array of crops which resemble a colorful patchwork on the eastern foothills of Imbabura volcano. The skillful people are known to produce outstanding embroidery.
Community members demonstrate local planting techniques, including the materials and animals used to farm a variety of products including potatoes, quinoa, lupin, corn, beans, wheat and other vegetables depending on their harvesting seasons.
Visit Condor Park; rescue center for a variety of birds of prey.  Drive back to Quito.
Includes breakfast, lunch at Community Karanki Magdalena, entrances to Condor Park

 

Roses, Birds & Colonial Haciendas