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The High Life

Ecuador's high altitude grasslands and cloud forest

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You'll find yourself exploring the northern paramo ecosystems consisting of historic cities, colorful markets, other worldly dry forests, shimmering volcanic lakes, thundering waterfalls, towering volcanoes. Locals are brimming with enthusiasm to chat with you about their diverse history and living traditions.

Pricing is presented as per person
3-4 PAX
5-7 PAX
3 Days
5 Days
7 Days
3 Day Tour:

Day 1: Quito

Day 2: Quito / Otavalo

Day 3: Otavalo

Tour Package Pricing Includes:

Prices include private domestic transportation, hotels and lodging, meals included in the itinerary, potable water, tours, entrance fees, activities, local guides, tips for appropriate staff, taxes, banking and service fees for the specified number PAX.

What's NOT included:

International airfare, alcoholic beverages, souvenirs, snacks, laundry services, Covid-19 Testing, traveler’s insurance (recommended).

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5 Day Tour:

Day 1: Quito

Day 2: Quito 

Day 3: Quito / Otavalo

Day 4: Otavalo

Day 5: Otavalo

7 Day Tour:

Day 1: Papallacta

Day 2: Papallacta / Quito

Day 3: Quito

Day 4: Quito 

Day 5: Quito / Otavalo

Day 6: Otavalo

Day 7: Otavalo

How this Works:

Here you'll find the generalized itineraries and activities. You'll find these to be fairly generalized, which gives us flexibility if you'd like to slightly modify the itinerary. Once we're in agreement, I'll send you an invoice. The invoice is to be paid in full as I cannot make reservations without upfront deposits. Once the invoice is paid in full, I'll send you a detailed itinerary. Two weeks before your trip I'll send you a finalized itinerary.

Itineraries download as PDFs


I want to thank you for everything. You're professional, knowledgeable, smart as a whip, kind, intuitive, compassionate and passionate about your beloved bugs and the environment. The quality of the tours and the guides you contract with are stellar. You're fun and funny, flexible, organized, pay attention to detail, and are patient. And your enthusiasm for conservation is inspiring. One person really can make a difference. 

What people say!

Jen Cross

Thanks so much for thoughtfully planning this trip! Parque Condor was fun and interesting. I loved being able to meet a kestrel up close! 

Lagunas de Mojanda was breathtaking. Such a good call for the itinerary. It was one of the beautiful places I've been. 

Jon Perry
Stated Clearly

Thanks a million for showing me this amazing country, helping me with my Spanish, introducing me to your friends and the true culture of Ecuador! I loved it all. 

I never could have seen it this clearly on my own or staying in tourist towns. 

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