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3-Day Indian Home Stay in the Mountains

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Day 1 : Transfer from Quito to the Magdalena - Karanki Community

Visiting: Magdalena - Karanki Community

Pick up in the morning in Quito and transfer to the community via Peguche. Upon arrival at the Magdalena - Karanki Community, you can choose from a variety of activities (all at an extra cost): hiking (3 to 8 hours, $15 to $40 per person), horseback riding (4 hours, $60 per person) or biking (2 to 8 hours, $30 to $40 per person). You can also learn about farming techniques (2 hours, $10 per person).

We can arrange for these activities in advance, or you pay for them in cash upon arrival.

In the evening enjoy a traditional meal in the family's home where you spend the night.

  • Meals: D
  • Standard Lodging: Private room in family home

Day 2 : Explore Otavalo and the surrounding area

Visiting: Otavalo and the Magdalena - Karanki Community

Today you'll explore Otavalo and the surrounding area.

After visiting Otavalo's famous market, enjoy a traditional lunch. You'll also be able to enjoy a ride on a restored railway through the countryside. If you'd prefer a full day hiking or biking by indigenous villages and lakes, we can modify the itinerary.

Optional morning activity: wake up early to spend 2 hours learning about shepherding in the Andean Paramo ($15 per person).

  • Meals: BLD
  • Standard Lodging: Private room in family home

Day 3 : Return to Quito with a stop by a Rose Plantation

Visiting: Magdalena - Karanki Community / Quito

In the morning you can experience additional activities in the Magdalena - Karanki Community.

On the return to Quito you will stop in a Rose Plantation. Ecuador is famous for its roses and specializes in long-stem roses that are exported all over the world.

After visiting the rose plantation you will return to Quito.

  • Meals: B

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