Visit to Gorgeous Mountaintop Views, Indigenous Village, Middle of World, Pululahua Volcano
Heaven on earth may be Yunguilla Ecuador, just one hour drive outside huge, cement Quito for spectacular mountain and valley views from tiny, peaceful Yunguilla village. This is the real deal Andes and indigenous people. Use my high quality binoculars. Watch mesmerizing views as the sun dapples the valley far below and out. This is a mountain Indian commune dating back to colonial times, once a 100, 000 acre, aristocratic estate . All food is grown organically. Take a short, walking tour of the village, see in natural settings gorgeous flowers, workshops where cheese and jam products are produced for Quito; visit their organic vegetable gardens before an organic meal in the new, beautiful, mountaintop restaurant with spectacular views. Included is a stop at the Middle of the World and Pululahua volcano, one of only two active in the world where people live and farm. Ask about staying the night with next day on to Mindo. Price quoted is for up to 3 people.
This tour can be for up to 10 people - see below
Vivian picks you up at your hotel
One hour drive to Yunguilla for morning visit when sun is more assured
Tour of mountaintop village area and gardens with native guide
Lunch in new, spectacular, Yunguilla, dining room with drop dead views you will never forget.
Stop at Pululau volcano rim
Stop at Middle of the World site
Vivian drops you at your Quito hotel,
or pay $50/person to stay the night in very nice accommodations with three good meals included and have me pick you up the next morning and go on to Mindo for the day. See my Mindo day trip description and cost here in TBL. This is a wonderful, low cost overnight out of the city you will never, ever forget. This is really seeing, experiencing, the Andes and its gentle, local people of the land.
Return to your Quito hotel.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your hotel
End location: Your hotel
Duration: 7 hours 30 min.
Tour may be slightly longer or shorter depending on travelers. I am very flexible and will adjust "on the fly" the day of the tour depending on weather (usually good), clients' health (Andes high altitude) and clients' whims that day.
Transportation for three in Vivian's nice, SUV.
4 to 10 people? Price with Vivian for safe, comfortable, spacious commercially licensed driver (required by law) and large SUV, touring van or small bus appropriately sized depending on number of people - $333 - Ask me to prepare a Tours by Locals Custom Tour with this price for you.
Vivian as your guide
Transportation for up to three in Vivian's nice SUV.
4 to 10 people? Price with Vivian and safe, comfortable, spacious commercially licensed driver (required by law) and large SUV, touring van or small bus appropriately sized depending on number of people - $333 - Ask me to prepare a Tours by Locals Custom Tour with this price for you.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
35 USD - Per person Middle of the World entrance fee; Yunguilla native guide fee; organically grown lunch and Pululau volcano rim entrance fee plus incidentals such as water and snacks
Incidentals, road snacks, lunch, entrance fees, local guide fee - see above "estimated local cash"
Museums in Quito are closed on Mondays. If this is your only available day please send me your inquiry, and I will create a customized itinerary.