First flight from Quito or Guayaquil to Cuenca.
After an hour and a half along the Pan-American Highway enjoying amazing countryside Andean landscapes, we reach the most important and well-preserved Inca complex in the country, Ingapirca, which was originally a worshipping temple for the sun. Here we do an easy walk around the ruins and visit the site museum.
Additionally, depending on the day of the week, we also visit picturesque Cañari Indian markets observing their traditional colorful customs, local artisans, beautiful churches and/or other highlights found on the way.
Lunch is included in a local restaurant.
Back to Cuenca.
Overnight at Santa Lucia Hotel
Santa Lucia is a hotel unique unto itself in that it is actually one of Cuenca Ecuador's most historic antique buildings. Not only that but it is located in the Old Town district of Cuenca which is a living museum itself.
Newly renovated with all modern conveniences, the Santa Lucia hotel is a gem in Cuenca's antique building collection.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Cuenca City Tour
A visit to the old town will take us through magnificent churches, beautiful old buildings with wrought iron balconies and carved wooden doors.
Cuenca, with its colonial style and pleasant atmosphere, offers a memorable experience to its visitors. We will also ride along the Tomebamba River, while admiring the ancient houses perched on the river bank above.
We will drive through some modern neighborhoods and enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the vantage point of Turi.
Lunch at local restaurant.
Nero Take 4x4 trucks to continue the adventure of Andean Nature in all its splendor. Begins the drive to the farm with an expert guide, enjoying beautiful landscapes and start learning about the flora and fauna in the unsurpassed grasslands and forests of the area.
Once we arrive and after registering we will go to our first visit: The Oldest Tree, one of the highlights of the farm. Riding horses we get into the middle of a forest in which Oldest Tree is standing, this is a huge impressive tree right in the middle of a primary forest.
Fishing: A near lake will be the place for fishing freshwater salmon, better known as "Trout" in Ecuador, which is one of the most desired fish in the region.
BBQ Diner at Hacienda Yanasacha
Relax in front of the chimney or take a refreshing Turkish-bath before a good night of sleep.
Overnight at Hacienda Yanasacha
Yanasacha, will allow us an incredible encounter with nature, a magic "face to face" with beautiful and breathtaking landscapes.
Early wake up to go for: Milking. This is a fascinating activity in which you will be able to draw with your own hands the milk for breakfast.
Outdoors exploration, a real encounter with nature.
Hike downhill to a magical place the Waterfall, crystalline water invites everybody to a fresh bath. We continue the hike following the creek that forms from the cascading waters until we find the river bed Shucay.
Here is the perfect place to enjoy a flood of adrenaline. The zip line is a safe experience for everybody. No matter if you never did it before, here you will not let pass this opportunity to feel restrained by a harness and enjoy the experience in depth. Simply, unforgettable!
Riding horses we will get back to the house farm.
Lunch at Hacienda Yanasacha
Back to Cuenca
Transfer to airport to take flight to Quito / Guayaquil