Adventure Tourism

Touristic packages:

1.- Multiadventure in Intag
multiaventura
3 days, 2 nights

Main attractions

  • Cuicocha lagoon
  • Cotacachi volcano
  • Ecological Reserve Cotacachi – Cayapas
  • Observation of Orchids in the sector of Tabla Chupa
  • Cloud forest “Neblina Norte”
  • Toabunche River
  • Forest “Flor de mayo” (Mayflower)
  • Face of Apuc-hila (God of power)
  • Apuela River
  • Cristopamba River
  • Waterfall “Dorada”
  • Community Nangulví
  • Hot springs Nangulví
  • Intag River
  • Complex “Templo del Sol – Wariman”
  • Ancestral paths
  • Organic coffee farm

 

Itinerary

Day one

Our adventure starts by visiting the charming Lake Cuicocha, which is located inside the Cotacachi Cayapas Reserve. A vehicle will take us to a point where our bikes are waiting for us, and we will start to cycle downhill until we arrive at the warm Intag Valley. During the trip we will see moorland and mountain landscapes, as well as cloud forest and a great part of the Andes Range. After our arrival at the Nangulví Community, we will be served lunch and can rest from today’s activity while enjoying a bath in the thermal pools of this area. We will spend the night in the Eco-Touristic Nangulví Complex.

Technical Data: Transport Otavalo – Laguna of Cuicocha: 25min, altitude Otavalo: 2500 meters above sea level, altitude Lagoon of Cuicocha: 2965 meters above sea level. Transport Lagoon of Cuicocha – Tabla Chupa: 40 min. Cycling, mostly descending from Tabla Chupa to Nangulví: 50km, duration: app. 4h on a gravel road. Level of difficulty: moderate. Altitude de Nangulví: 1350 meters above sea level. Temperature of the thermal waters: 45 oC max. and 20 oC min.

Day two

We will travel with our transport to the entrance of Gualimán, where we will start the day’s activities with a short hike up to the top part of this mountain. Here we will continue on some ancestral paths, from where we can appreciate fantastic views of the landscape. After lunch we will have a great adventure, crossing the mountain from one side to another with canopy zip lines, which are considered to be the tallest and largest in Ecuador (800 meters long and 320 meters high). After descending the mountain, another adventure is waiting for us at the Intag River, where we will practice rafting in its fast waters. We will end this day with a relaxing bath in the thermal pools back in Nangulví.

Technical Data: Transport Nangulví – entrance of Wariman: 20 min. Altitude Wariman: 1724 meters above sea level. Trail from the entrance to the complex Wariman: 30 min. ascending, mainly flat. Hiking for 3h with various stops at viewpoints and for explications. Canopy: min. Age: 12 years. Level of the Intag River: two and a half meters in wintertime. Duration of the tour 2h, app. 11 km. Min. Age: 12 years.

Day three

We will prepare ourselves for a horse ride to an organic coffee farm, where we will learn about the cultivation and clean production from this small group of farmers. After lunch we will start our trip back to our departure point.

Technical Data: Ride Nangulví – coffee farm: 30 min.

 

Included

INCLUDED:

  • Guidance (Spanish)
  • Private transport (Otavalo – Intag) and escort during the cycling route
  • Complete meals, menu type:
  1. First day: refreshments, lunch and dinner
  2. Second day: breakfast, lunch and dinner
  3. Third day: breakfast and lunch
  • Guide with special Know How of fast waters
  • Canopy
  • Safety equipment of high quality for rafting (life jacket, NRS helmet and paddle), canopy (harness, gloves and helmet) and for cycling (GER mountain bike with 7 gears and helmet)
  • One horse per tourist and a helmet
  • Entries to the places to visit according to the itinerary
  • Comfortable rest
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in the eco-touristic complex Nangulví
  • Entrance to the hot springs Nangulví
  • Souvenir of the Intag Valley

 

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Sport drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Activities not listed in the itinerary

 

To bring

  • Comfortable and light clothing for the day and warm clothing for the evening and the night
  • Spare clothes and shoes, as for we will be three days of adventure
  • Swimwear
  • Insect repellent
  • Hat, sunglasses and sunblock
  • A small water bottle
  • Documents
  • Slippers or sandals
  • Toiletry bag

Accommodation

Eco-turistic complex Nangulví

Dormitorio 2   FERIA 063

Community Nangulví Bajo, Parrish Peñaherrera, Zone of the Intag.

Cotacachi, Ecuador. The climate is warm and humid, at 1350 meters above sea level.


Rooms:

The complex Nangulví counts 6 homely rooms, each one with a double bed, a single bed y private bathroom with hot showers. It possesses beautiful gardens and its landscape is being completed by the Intag River. With a total capacity of 18 persons.

Meals:

Breakfast, lunch, dinner (menu style)

Other available services:               

Garage

Laundry service

6 Hot water pools

Volleyball field

Campground

Centre of tourist information

Internet and public phone

Small shop of handicrafts

Meeting room

Security guard

 

Tariff

PRICE PER PERSON

2-4 pax

5-9 pax

>10 pax

375,00 

350,00 

330,00  

Reservation

2.- Rafting in the Intag River
rafting
Short tour

 

Rafting en el rio Intag   Rafting


Itinerary

Our adventure begins at the Community of Nangulví, adjacent to the Intag River. Before starting the activity, we will receive technical instruction from our guide, so that we can safely enjoy this adrenalin sport in the fast waters. On our way, we will make a brief stop at a natural pool to swim for a moment, and continue rowing until we get to the destination.

Technical Data: Level of the river: III (medium). Tour in the river: 1h.*, app. 3 km. Boats of 8 feet with a capacity of 6 persons. Altitude Comunidad Nangulví: 1350 meters above sea level. Climate: warm and dry.
*please ask for the long tour.

 

Included

INCLUDED:

  • Native guide
  • Safety equipment, helmet, vest and wetsuit
  • Transport

 

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Sport drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Activities not listed in the itinerary

 

To bring

  • Comfortable and light clothing for the day and warm clothing for the evening
  • Hat, sunglasses and sunblock
  • Closed shoes which can get wet
  • Towel
  • Swimwear y bathing shoes
  • Insect repellent
  • Toiletry bag
  • 1 bottle or thermo for sport drinks
  • Camera

Tarifa

PRICE PER PERSON

3-4 pax

5-10 pax

>10 pax

34,-

25,-

-

Reservation

3.- Intag on bike
bici
Full day

 

IMGP1450   ciclismo

Itinerary

This beautiful tour starts at the foot of the Cotacachi Volcano, located inside the Cotachachi Cayapas Reserve, a protected area of great importance for Ecuador. After our arrival in the sector of Urcusiqui we will take our bikes and descent towards the Intag Valley. During the trip we will observe wonderful landscapes, flora which is characteristic for moorlands, cloud forests and the way of life in small communities in this subtropical climate. Our destination will be the Nangulví Community, where we will receive our lunch and have time to relax in the thermal waters. After this we will end this trip with by returning to the point of departure.

Technical Data: Transport Otavalo – Lagoon of Cuicocha: 25min, altitude Otavalo: 2500 meters above sea level, altitude Lagoon of Cuicocha: 2965 meters above sea level. Transport Lagoon of Cuicocha – Urcusiqui: 50 min. Altitude of Urcusiqui: 3400 meters above sea level. Cycling: mainly downhill, few uphill parts until Urcusiqui towards Nangulví with an app. duration of 4h on a gravel road. Level of difficulty: moderate. Altitude de Nangulvi: 1350 meters above sea level. Temperature of the thermal waters: 45 oC max. and 20 oC min.

 

Included

INCLUDED:

  • Guidance (Spanish)
  • Private transport (Otavalo – Intag) y escort during the descent
  • Mountain bike Ger of 7 gears, helmet, glows, knee and elbow pads
  • Lunch
  • Supply of water
  • Entry to the hot springs of Nangulví
  • Souvenir of the Intag Valley

 

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Sport drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Activities not listed in the itinerary

 

To bring

  • Comfortable, light and warm clothing
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Hat, sunglasses and sunblock
  • Swimwear, Towel and bathing shoes
  • Insect repellent
  • 1 bottle or thermo for sport drinks during the tour
  • Camera
  • Toiletry bag

Tariff

PRICE PER PERSON

2-4 pax

5-9 pax

>10 pax

90,00 

80,00 

75,00  

Reservation

4.- Intag, Ride Cabuya Route
Cabalgata
Full day

 

Klaus y Russoocabalgatacabuya


Itinerario

This trip starts in the Sana Rosa community with a pleasant horse ride through the paths that connect us with the oldest settlement of the Valley, Plaza Gutiérrez. During our tour we will see marvelous landscapes, flora, fauna and a have the chance of enjoying a pleasant bath in the El Placer Waterfalls. At our arrival at the village we will receive lunch prepared by the women of the community. After lunch we will follow a dynamic trail through the area and learn about the processing of the natural fiber Fucrea Andina and its diverse fabrics that are handmade by the local craftswomen. Our trip will end as we return to our point of departure.

Technical Data: Altitude of Santa Rosa: 2078 meters above sea level, altitude of Plaza Gutiérrez: 1958 meters above sea level. Horse ride on the trail to Plaza Gutiérrez: 4h., Level of difficulty: easy. Altitude of the waterfall El Placer: 12 meters.

 

Included

INCLUDED:

  • Guidance (Spanish)
  • Domesticated horses and security helmet during the horse ride
  • Private transport (Otavalo – Intag)
  • Lunch
  • Souvenir of the Intag Valley

 

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Sport drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Activities not listed in the itinerary

 

To bring

  • Comfortable, light and warm clothing
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Hat, sunglasses and sunblock
  • Insect repellent
  • 1 bottle or thermo for sport drinks during the tour
  • Camera

Tariff

PRICE PER PERSON

2-4 pax

5-9 pax

>10 pax

95,00 

85,00 

80,00  

Reservation

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