Walking tour of historic Quito and fly to Loja.
Visit Nature & Culture’s San Francisco Science Station, followed by a hike in the cloud forest and swim in the San Francisco River. The afternoon will be spent observing hummingbirds at Copalinga, a beautiful lodge nestled in the cloud forest on the edge of Podocarpus National Park.
Travel to Maycú Reserve and visit a traditional Shuar garden with Doña Rosa Tiwi. Ambitious hikers can embark on a five-hour hike to the top of a tepui. In the evening, enjoy traditional dancing and storytelling in the Shuar community of Shaime.
Travel to Loja – Travelers wishing to leave at this point can take the afternoon flight to Quito. For those wishing to extend their trip, we will travel to Saraguro for a homestay with Saraguro families.