This Quito Urban Adventures day tour will begin with a drive through the impressive landscape of the Andes. Travelling southwest of Quito, you will be treated to views of the spectacular Cotopaxi and Ilinizas volcanoes. Slowly, as the three-hour journey progresses, the landscape changes into subtropical fields filled with pineapple farms.
Before arriving at the Las Tsáchilas community, your tour guide will give you some cultural information on the tribe, including traditions and what you can expect from your day tour visit with the tribe. Upon arrival, be prepared for a very warm welcome by the Las Tsáchilas community, which will include a lively demonstration of traditional tribal music and dance.
Next on the day tour, you will get to enjoy many enriching cultural and traditional experiences, including an Achiote ceremony, which will give you insight into the unique dress and hair colour of the tribal men. After the ceremony, a delicious local lunch will be served, all from the surrounding agriculture, washed down with some sugarcane juice.
After enjoying your lunch, you will have the opportunity to tour the surrounding fields, and learn about the Las Tsáchilas ways of agriculture. Continuing your cultural education, you will then visit with the shaman in the local pharmacy, and learn about medicine in the tribe. The shaman will explain the use of plants and techniques, and how they are applied to different diseases and medical problems. Finally, enjoy a demonstration of the traditional fabric weaving that creates the unique style of dress worn by the Las Tsáchilass tribe.
Your journey back to Quito will commence with a local farewell with music from their instrument, the marimba, and an opportunity to reflect on the cultural impressions of the day. This day tour from Quito won’t be soon forgotten.
Inclusions: English guide, private transport, local lunch
Exclusions: Items of a personal nature, tips or gratuities for the guide and drinks
Dress standard: We suggest wearing comfortable clothing, comfortable shoes and a hat.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: Please contact Quito Urban Adventures to confirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure.
Child Policy: Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively.