Visit the Artisan Villages

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First we will stop in the small town of San Bartolomé, where you can observe the process of making guitars. Then, we will visit Chordeleg, which is famous for its traditionally-made jewelry of fine gold and silver, where you can stroll along the main road and plaza and visit the many jewelry shops. Afterwards, we will visit a silversmith and you can watch him creating this fine jewelry art work. Then you pass Gualaceo to get to a weaving workshop. For more information take a look here or contact us via info@arutamecotours.com.

Day Trip to El Cajas National Park

Tour Cajas National Park

Join us on our trip to El Cajas National Park to discover and enjoy natural surroundings with your friends or family. You will have the chance to admire different fauna and flora and amazing lakes, you will also pass by the Polylepis forest, also called paper trees. The price for this trip includes a delicious lunch in Cajas as well as the transportation and a bilingual tour guide. For more information visit our website or come by our office.

Day Trip to Saraguro

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Visit the community of Gera and learn about their culture and be part of their daily activities. You will learn how they collect the liquid of a special plant and get to know the different steps of their own Tequila production. For lunch, you will have a traditional food and you can also taste the Tequila. You will enjoy a lot of natural sceneries and depending on the weather you will visit a waterfall near by before coming back. For more information visit our website or come by our office.

Climbing Chimborazo & Cotopaxi

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Climb the famous volcanos of Ecuador. Chimborazo is the highest mountain in Ecuador and is a very popular climb. The best seasons to climb are July, August, December, and January. You can also visit the city of Riobamba which is the closest city to the mountain and where you will have a great view of other volcanos and mountains like Tungurahua and El Altar. Cotopaxi it’s a beautiful and active volcano which is located near Quito. It is part of a National Park that also contains an amazing diversity of animals, birds, and plants. You can also enjoy the view of two beautiful lakes. There are many activities to do in both of these places. If you are interested or want more information about this trips, come by our office or visit our website.

3-Days Inca-Trail: 13-15 of May OR 2 – 4 of June 2017

Hiking the Inca Trail

Do you want to hike the Inca-Trail with us? We are offering a 3-day Hiking Tour on the footpath of the Incas. Our guide will pick you up in Cuenca and take you to a small town near Alausi where you start the hike. You don’t have to worry about carrying your stuff, donkeys will do that for you. Each day you walk around 6 hours. The nights you spent in tents in the wilderness of the anden mountains and cook your food on the campfire. Your last day will end up at the ruins of Ingapirca, where you will have a guided tour before going back to Cuenca. If you want more information, please visit our website or come into the office today!

Day-Trip to Cajas National Park, Thursday May 4th

Tour Cajas National Park

Good day ya’all! Come join our trip to Cajas National Park! After pick up in Cuenca you will drive up to the Park where our guide will take you on two different hikes. The first hike is going around a laguna, where you get to see birds and different plants.  Afterwards you drive up to the viewing pint “Tres Cruces” and do the second hike through the Polylepis Forest. Once done hiking you enjoy a tasty lunch with fresh trout or chicken. You will be back in Cuenca later in the afternoon. For more info please visit our website!

Friday, April 28th: Devil’s Nose & Ingaprica

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We end the week of April with our day Trip to the Devil’s Nose train and Ingapirca. Enjoy a wonderful car and later train ride through the anden mountains with wonderful views. After departing Cuenca in the morning you head to Alausi where you board the train. From there you take the historic train to the small town of Simbabwe, where you get to enjoy some ritual dances and music and the famous Devil’s Nose. On the way back to Alausi you can say goodbye to the train tracks. Once back in Alausi you will enjoy a tasty lunch and head on to Ingapirca, where our guide will explain you everything about the history of that unique place. You will arrive back in Cuenca late in the day.
For more info visit our website! Come to the office as soon as possible to book a good seat at the train.

Cajas National Park : Saturday, April 15

Tour Cajas National Park

This Saturday we are offering our Cajas Tour! Spend a couple hours hiking through that unique and wonderful National Park near Cuenca. Enjoy the wildlife and see colorful plants. After arriving in the Park you will take a hike around the lagoon, where you can discover many different birds. Than you will stop at the viewing point high up in Cajas, before doing a second hike through the Polylepis-Forest. Visit the homepage for more info, or come to the office to book today!

Sunday Trip to El Cajas

Tour Cajas National Park

Come with us and see what El Cajas National Park has to offer! We will be venturing on 2 different trails at various altitudes which shows off the beautiful lagoons, vegetation, fauna and llamas exclusive to this region. After our hike showing off the beautiful scenery of this region, we will have a very delicious lunch. For more information please visit our link here.

Paraglide: Fly through the Andes!

Paragliding in Cuenca

Would you like to see the Andes from another perspective? Want to see it how the birds see it? Well then come on and fly high with us! You will fly with an instructor, so all you need to do is relax and enjoy the view over the mountains! Visit this link here to get more information and come by our office to book this unique experience.