Agro-Tourism

Touristic Packages:

1.- Intag Agro-Ecological and Solidary
agroecologicosolidario
2 days,1 night

Main attractions

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  • 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)
  • Community Pucará
  • Face of Apuc-hila (God of power)
  • Settlement Peñaherrera
  • Cristopamba river
  • Gualimán
  • Community El Paraíso
  • Agro ecological farms
  • Hot springs Nangulví
  • Tollo Intag
  • Organic coffee farm
  • Settlement Apuela
  • Micro enterprise processor of the coffee “Intag River”

 

Itinerary

Day one

We start our trip towards the Intag Valley with a first stop at the Cuicocha Lake, known as the Lake of the Gods or Tsui – Cocha, formed in a volcanic crater. It is located on the foot of the Cotacachi Volcano with an altitude of 3068 MSL, which is part of the Cotacachi – Cayapas Ecological Reserve. Here we can take pictures and admire the landscape.

The community of Pucará will be waiting for us with a delicious Intag lunch, before we continue to the village of Paraíso. There we will visit an agro-ecological farm to learn about their experience of raising agricultural lifestock which promotes the consumption of healthy food and the production of bio-gas as a sustainable source of energy. After this educational tour, we will enjoy a lunch box full with the farm´s own items.

Before leaving to our today’s final destination, we will have some fun sowing and sponsoring a tree, an activity which contributes more oxygen to the earth. After this activity we will leave for the Nangulví Eco Touristic Complex, where we will stay for the night and have the opportunity to take a pleasant bath in the thermal waters.

Technical Data: Transport Otavalo – Intag Pucara 2h. Altitude Otavalo 2500 meters above sea level, altitude Intag Paraíso 1884 meters above sea level. Altitude Nangulví 1350 meters above sea level. Temperature of the thermal waters: 45 oC max. and 20 oC min.

Day two

After breakfast we will travel to the village of García Moreno to visit an organic coffee farm. Here we will start our journey with a walk around the farm to learn how they manage the agro forestry of cultivating organic coffee. We will finish this trip with a delicious rural lunch called “de la mata a la olla” (from the bush into the pot) prepared with products of the region.

We will continue the trip heading on to the village Apuela, to visit the organic coffee processing plant. After a brief introduction, we will be given a tour around the facilities and learn about the post-harvest process of obtaining organic quality coffee in its different appearances. To finish this amazing tour, we will receive a cup of organic coffee, Intag-Style.

Following this activity we will end this tour and start our trip back.

Technical Data: Transport Nangulví – García Moreno LLurimagua: 1h, altitude Llurimagua: 1200 meters above sea level. Transport García Moreno – Apuela: 1h15, Altitude Apuela: 1594 meters above sea level.

 

Included

INCLUDED:

  • Guidance (Spanish)
  • Private transport (Otavalo – Intag)
  • Healthy and varying meals:
  1. oFirst day: refreshments, lunch and dinner
  2. oSecond day: breakfast and lunch
  • Entries to the places to visit according to the itinerary
  • Adoption of a tree to plant it in the community
  • Comfortable rest
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in the eco-touristic complex of 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

  • A small backpack to carry the necessary things for the trail
  • 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 two days in the countryside
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Hat, sunglasses and sunblock
  • Swimwear and slippers
  • Insect repellent
  • 1 bottle or thermos for sport drinks during the hike
  • Camera
  • Toiletry bag

Accommodation

 Eco-Touristic Complex Nangulví

 casa   dormi

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

190,00 

180,00 

170,00  

Reservation

2.- Agro-Ecological Farms in the Intag Region
fincasagroe
Full day

Itinerary

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We will start our journey by visiting various farms where we will experience agro-ecological techniques of producing organic fertilizer and the use of renewable energies as a practical solution to combat global warming. The purpose of this tour is to become familiar with healthy agricultural practises of these farmers.

For lunch we will have the opportunity to harvest the different kind of fruits of the earth and participate in their preparation and consumption. After we have finished this activity we will return to our point of departure.

Technical Data: Altitude farm at Pucará: 1845 meters above sea level. Altitude farm at Llurimagua: 1200 meters above sea level. Visit of 2 farms with trails of 1h30min. at each of them.


Included

INCLUDED:

  • Guidance (Spanish)
  • Private transport (Otavalo – Intag)
  • Entrance fees of the farms
  • 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 clothes
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Hat, sunglasses and sunblock
  • Insect repellent
  • 1 bottle or thermo for Sport drinks
  • Camera

Tariff

PRICE PER PERSON

2-4 pax

5-9 pax

>10 pax

80,00 

75,00 

70,00  

Reservation

3.- Intag Coffee Aroma
aromacafe
Full day

Description

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We will start our tour when we get to the Intag Valley, where we will visit an agricultural family farm. Here we will have the opportunity to learn about coffee production of a 100% natural quality and its exportation. To confirm its exquisite flavor and aroma, we will have a taste accompanied by fried yucca and cheese. Followed by this we will have a tour to the small factory to learn about the whole process of roasting, packaging and marketing. After lunch we will have the opportunity to take a comfortable bath in the Nangulví thermal waters, rich of minerals which are good for our health. After we finished this relaxing activity, we will head back to our point of departure.

Technical Data: Altitude coffee farm at Llurimagua: 1200 meters above sea level. Tour around the farm: 2h with various stops for explanations. Altitude coffee factory in Apuela: 1594 meters above sea level. Altitude Comunidad Nangulví: 1350 meters above sea level. Climate: warm and dry. Temperature of the thermal waters: 45 oC max. and 20 oC min.


Included

INCLUDED:

  • Guidance (Spanish)
  • Private transport (Otavalo – Intag)
  • Lunch at the farm
  • Entrance of the coffee factory
  • 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 thermos for sport drinks during the hike
  • Camera
  • Toiletry bag

Tariff

PRICE PER PERSON

2-4 pax

5-9 pax

>10 pax

90,00 

80,00 

75,00  

Reservation

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