Tours to Ecuador with Galasam international
Quito, Mindo and surroundings tours
In the Andes Mountains, at an elevation of 2800 meters, you'll find the Franciscan city of Quito, whose principal
characteristic is its friendly inhabitants. Quito extends an invitation to you to discover its modern and historical
treasures, the same that have charmed Quiteños and visitors alike for centuries. In honor of these treasures
the city has been declared a "Cultural World Heritage Site" by UNESCO.
Tours explore the colonial and modern districts: beginning with the Balcony Of Quito, then to the Legislative
Palace, the Colonial Hall, and the city's center- the Plaza of Independence. We'll see the Palace of Carondelet, the
Government seat, the Metropolitan Cathedral, Temples of the Company, San Francisco Cathedral, and the watchtower
"El Panecillo," with a panoramic view of Quito
Quito by Night
This ride is a perfect way to spend a dreamlike evening. Quito's lights give each corner, square,
street, monument, and window of the Colonial areas a very special glow. This unforgettable night concludes with a
dinner and a folkloric presentation in a typical Ecuadorian restaurant.restaurant.
Middle of the World (Mitad del mundo)
||The famous and world-renowned "Mitad del Mundo" monument is found 30 minutes north of Quito.
Here you will have the opportunity to straddle the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere at the same time. |
In the 18th Century, the French Geodesic Mission arrived to conduct important studies on the land
formations.A monument was erected and an interesting Ethnic museum was created. This museum has exhibits on the various
cultures of Ecuador
A ride by the Pululahua crater (an inactive volcano) offers a fantastic
view of this charming Andean valley. The peak of this volcano was transformed due to tectonic movements and is an
interesting sight to see.
Mindo - 1 day
84 Km north
of the Capital is the ecological reserve of Mindo providing visitors with a magnificent experience in nature. As we
travel from the Sierra to the Coast, we will observe drastically changing landscapes.
make a stop to visit the Nono Village of Santa Rosa and later we will trek to the lookout tower of Cuzcangui and visit
an experimental forest.
Along the road we'll admire fabulous waterfalls, primary forest zones,
geological formations, fossilized wood, and a great variety of indigenous plants and animals. Later, we will ride to
the Namabillo River, where dozens of endemic bird species are found.
Pasochoa - 1 day
We find the Pasochoa reservation 45 minutes south of Quito. It is a fine example of a typical Andean transitional
forest, where a great variety of fauna and exotic flowers exist. You can enjoy the natural tranquility and the pure
air as you walk along the trails.
A naturalist guide will accompany you and answer any questions
you may have about the area. The area is also a bird reserve park that is home to Hummingbirds, Blackbirds, Tanagers,
and more. There are a tremendous variety of plants such as the pumamaqui, alisos, paper tree, suros, and others! Adventurous
types may opt to run the Toachi River.
Otavalo - 1 day
We will travel north via the Pan-American Highway and visit a colorful indigenous market in Otavalo,
95 Km from Quito. Each Saturday, Poncho Plaza is the site of a famous market where a great quantity of crafts is found.
The trip continues to San Antonio de Ibarra, a town famous for its wooden products.
return to Quito we will visit Calderón, known for its dough figurines, which are exported to several European
countries. We take an early-morning bus ride from Quito to Otavalo to visit a great indigenous market that takes place
each Saturday in Poncho Plaza. The principal attraction of this trip is the visit to a shaman who will explain the
traditional techniques of healing. On our way back to Quito, we will visit Calderón, famous for its dough
Ilaló - 1 day
It is believed that after the death of the Inca emperor Atahualpa in 1533,
his loyal captains hid the empire's gold in its northern territory, including the mountain Ilaló. Nature lovers
will find that the mountain contains many other treasures. Weather permitting, the Cotopaxi Volcano will appear before
you in all of its glory. Those who are interested can explore the area on horseback. Expect to see curious geological
formations and unique native flora and fauna.
Make your own Itinerary with Private Car.
This new program that we are offering our clients adds flexibility to the organization of group trips. We have
guides who speak English and Spanish and a wide range of transportation options at very affordable prices.
We offer the following:
- Three-hour tour of the city.
- Quito and Mitad del Mundo (Middle of the World) 4.5 hours.
- Indigenous Market of Otavalo (Saturdays only)--Lunch included.
- Otavalo and its surroundings (every day) including housing, food, and visits to indigenous markets