Optional Trip Packages

Enjoy more of Ecuador's natural beauty and magic

We are happy to offer you optional 3 days- 2 night special trip packages to some of the most beautiful locations in the region. All trips begin at the conclusion of the Andes Summit on June 23rd (at 12 noon).

All packages Include: Certified English-speaking tour guide, double room accommodations (for single rooms add $190), all meals, entry fees, water and snacks. Not included: gratuities, personal purchases, Spa services.

Please note: Andes Summit's participants are welcome to arrive earlier or stay longer at Hacienda Chorlavi at their own expense. Registered participants can contact us to make arrangements. Please plan your return flights accordingly.

The extended trip was an incredible adventure into the heart of Ecuador where we experienced amazing scenery, sunrises, sunsets, flowers, fauna, waterfalls, birds, and animals. We stayed in rustic and quaint treehouse lodging nestled into the mountains above the clouds where we experienced the delectable cuisine, a wide variety of hiking from easy to the more advanced and difficult trails. We were surrounded by hummingbirds and beautiful exotic flowers, it was a taste of heaven. Our guides were very knowledgeable with great ideas for side adventures and beautiful stops along the way! I would definitely highly recommend this three-day add-on adventure, it will not disappoint and provides an authentic taste of this beautiful country!”
— J.G., Participant, The Andes Summit 2018

1.

CENTER OF THE WORLD / CLOUD FOREST / tsachila community

3-days-2 Nights; $740 per person — Minimum 6 and Maximum 14 People Per Group.

Day 1 - Visit Mitad del Mundo (Middle-of-the-World Monument), and the Intiñan Solar Museum (a 2.5 hour drive), from there we will drive (1.5 hours) to the magical Cloud Forest Reserve. There, we will stay overnight in the Bellavista Lodge, a unique tree-house, where you will be surrounded by beautiful orchids, hummingbirds and many other birds, in a primary, pristine forest with stunning mountain views. After dinner, enjoy the opportunity to see mammal species up close as they come to the trees' fruit feeders.

Day 2 – Take an early morning leisurely walk to observe a glorious sunrise above the clouds and mountaintops; a great time for deep sunrise meditation. After a delicious breakfast at Bellavista Lodge, we’ll drive 3 hours to the town of Santo Domingo de los Colorados. We’ll have lunch along the way, and check in at the comfortable Zaracay Hotel. Then we will visit the Tsachila community. You will have the opportunity to have La Limpia healing or an Ayahuasca Ceremony (Optional, and not included in the trip’s price). Stay overnight at the Zaracay hotel.

Day 3 – Breakfast, free time to relax. After lunch drive back to Quito or transfer out for your international flight. (90 Minute drive)

2.

Terma de Papallacta Resort & Cayambe-Coca National Park Track

3 days - 2 night; $740 per person. Min. 6 people - Max. 14 people in each group.

Day 1 - Bus ride to Termas de Papallacta (2.5 hours) After settling in your rooms have a healing dip in the natural hot sulfur pools. After dinner, you are invited to a storytelling at the hot pools: “Tales of the Andes and the Condor,” everyone is welcome to share their stories.

Day 2 -

(Optional) 4:00 am - Amazonian Guayusa Tea at the hot pools. Sharing dreams & Sunrise exercises

6:30 am - Breakfast

7:30 am – Hiking Cayambe-Coca National Park - At 13,000 feet we will have an incredible view of the snow-capped Antisana Volcano. We will start on a leisurely hike down the national park. Immersed by the unspoiled majestic environment of the Andes, with spectacular views of the seven lagoons, and many beautiful waterfalls. If we lucky we will watch the majestic condor gliding above us, and a variety of birds and wildlife (bears, fox, deers etc). Lunch and activities during the hike (estimated time 7h) Returning to Terma de Papallcta

7:00 pm  Dinner - Sharing Circle and relax by the pools

Day 3 -

(Optional) 4 am - Amazonian Guayusa Tea at the hot pools, storytelling and sharing dreams & Sunrise exercises. After breakfast, enjoy Terma de Papallacta Spa services, spend time at the healing hot sulfur pools or (recommended) take a beautiful hike up the mountain trail along a gushing whitewater river, see llamas and the beauty of the Andes. After lunch, travel to the airport back home.