Hi, my 15 year old daughter and I will be staying for a couple of days in Quito before we join a tour we already booked to the Galapagos. We would love to take a day trip to the Cloud Forest or something similar that includes hiking and seeing the natural landscape and wildlife of the area. This is our first time to Quito. Is there a particular tour you offer that you would recommend? Also, can pickup from our hotel be arranged? Thank you for any information you can provide.
Thank you so much for your message, it is great to here you are interested in doing a couple of tours with us.
Maybe you would be able to send us an email to our regular email address found on our website.
Here are a few more details about the day tours we run.
Mindo Tour $50 Per person
and Chocolate factory or Butterflies
Includes, set lunch, transportation, guide
Please be aware that the activities are not included in this price.
Cotopaxi Daytrip: $50 per person
Here´s a summary of the program:
06:30 Meet at meeting point for breakfast, usually Secret Garden hostal
07:00 Transfer to the Cotopaxi National Park
09:30 Enter Cotopaxi National Park
10:00 The guide will give explanation of the area, volcanoes, vegetation, animals etc.
10:00 Arrive at Limpiapungo lake 3.800m, begin hike up to 4200m up Rumiñuai
12:00 Returned to Limpiapungo Lake.
12:00 Equipment Check - Start Bike ride
14:00 Finish biking
14:00 Drive to the restaurant for Lunch
15:00 Eat lunch
16:00 Return to Quito
Antisana Ecological reserve day tour $50 per person
06:30 Meet at meeting point for breakfast, CarpeDM Office
07:00 Transfer to the Antisana Ecological reserve
09:00 Condor Searching
09:30 The guide will give explanation of the area, volcanoes, vegetation, animals etc.
10:00 Hike up to the Mica Lagoon viewing point
11:00 start the beautiful bike ride
12:30 Stop for Lunch
13:30 Head back to Quito
15:30 Arrive to Quito
Otavalo saturday only
The price is $ 25 per person only PRIVATE transport FOR THE DAY IS INCLUDED IN THAT PRICE.
6:30 am depart Quito
8:30 am Animal Market of Otavalo
9:15 am Plazas de Ponchos of Otavalo approx. 2hrs.
11:45 am Cotocachi Leather Market with a stop for lunch at typical Ecuadorian Restaurant
1.30 pm Waterfalls of Peguche
2:15 pm return to Quito
5 pm back in Quito.
Quilotoa Tour $60 with a min of 4 ppl and $50 with a min of 5ppl
Itinerary (subject to change)
06:30 – Meet at meeting point in Quito for Breakfast
09:30 – Explore Saquisili/Pujili (Thursday/Sunday)
10:30 – Depart for Laguna Quilotoa
13:30 – Lunch, begin descent into Laguna
15:00 – Explore Laguna- optional kayaking
15:30 – Return ascent to crater
16:30 – Begin drive back to Quito
19:00 – Arrival in Quito
Link to program:
We need a minimum of 4 people for our day tours and usually confirm the tour a day or 2 before the tour goes.
Please be aware that the prices I have given you are group prices so there may be other people on the tour with you. Also please be aware that the only payment method for day tours is cash and that the price is subject to changes.
If you have any medical conditions please consult your doctor before going to altitude this mainly applies for Quilotoa approx. 3800m andCotopaxi approx. 4200m (for example high blood pressure, heart conditions and respiratory) conditions
Please let me know what you think and if you have any other questions please do not hesitate to ask.