The guided trip to the Cajas National Park on Saturday offers two breathtaking hikes of about 2 hours each. You can observe the special fauna and flora of the páramo and will see lagoons of glacial origin and Polylepis forest, the so-called “paper trees”. Take a look at the whole trip description here.
On August 18th we offer the next Full Moon Horseback Riding Adventure. Our tour starts at 4 PM from our office, from where you are going to take our private transport to the hacienda. Then you will pick the horse you are going to ride and after getting it saddled you start your ride through the night. After the adventure you take part in a fire ceremony, have some cheese and traditional Andean food as well as a glass of wine. Horses are limited, so let us know soon if you want be part of this experience.
On our Tour to the Artisan Villages we will stop in the small town of San Bartolomé, where you can observe the process of making guitars. Then, we will visit Chordeleg with its famous traditionally-made jewelry and our last stop is the colonial town Gualaceo. Here we will take a look at skilled weavers who produce different products like scarves using a special “ikat technique” to pattern textiles.
We see lots of amazing animals and flowers when we are on our tours. Since we love nature and like to share our observations, we decided to join iNaturalist. It is a online social network of naturalists, citizen scientists, and biologists built on the concept of mapping and sharing observations of biodiversity across the world. Observations can be added via the website or from an app. The observations provide valuable open data to a variety of scientific research projects, museums, botanic gardens, parks, and other organizations. Check out what we have seen so far on our tours through Ecuador here.
Last Minute Offer on the Flamingo Yacht: Go on a 4-day cruise for only $850 per person!
Tuesday: Airport Baltra – Parte Alta (Santa Cruz)
Wednesday: Cerro Brujo – Punta Pitt / Islote Pitt
Thursday: Plazas Sur – Mosquera
Friday: Daphne Mayor – Airport Baltra
This three-day camping tour is a hike on the Inca trail from Achupallas to Ingapirca. We start Saturday, the 6th of August early in the and the trek will take you along highland landscapes ranging from 3100 to 4400 meters above sea level, through remote indigenous villages and pristine mountain lakes to the ruins of Ingapirca.
Arutam Ecotours offers a special 3-day trip to amazon rainforest with hikes, rappelling and a visit to a Shuar community for only $250 per person. Spots are limited, so come to our office and book yours as soon as possible!
Our tour to the charming Artisan Villages will take you to the villages of San Bartolomé, Chordeleg and Gualaceo. You can observe the process of making guitars, traditionally-made silver jewelry, the special “ikat technique” to pattern textiles and the weaving of shawls.
Saturday we go on a 2-day trip to the Amazon rainforest. The first day you will hike along a redwater river and see some waterfalls on your way. On the second day we will visit a Shuar community in the middle of the rainforest. After a hike to a sacred waterfall which ends in the Zamora river, you can enjoy a traditional meal prepared by the Shuar. Before saying good-bye the Shuars show you the village and their gardens. Write us for more information!