Ecuador

Vilacabamba, Ecuador’s Valley of Longevity

Vilcabamba is one of the most magical places in Ecuador and yet relatively unknown. Located in the south, just 40 minutes away from the city of Loja, it’s in a region with a diverse offering for travelers.

The region is full of energy and unexplainable mysticisms and known as the Valley of Longevity because many locals live for over 100 years. Why do people here get to live more? Maybe it’s due to the harmony of the environment, minerals in the water, or a healthy and active lifestyle? The reason for this longevity is unknown, but scientific studies are trying to find out about this enigma.

On a stay here you can enjoy a range of activities such as self-guided hiking and trekking, biking, birdwatching, admire the beautiful rivers and waterfalls, or sit in your hammock and enjoy the peaceful environment.

A visit to Vilcambaba can be combined with an itinerary that includes a visit to the pretty town of Zaruma, to see the houses and churches that are crafted out of wood. Excursions to visit El Sexmo Gold mine or a cocoa plantation are also on offer, before visiting the coastal town of Guayaquil.

Geo Reisen invites you and your clients to visit this scenic area of Ecuador and experience the magical secrets behind this remarkable valley. The hotels in this region are 3*, for more information on a trip to Ecuador please contact Fernanda Machado today: fernanda@georeisen-ecuador.com

Family activities to choose from in Ecuador & The Galapagos

Travelling with your family is an adventure unlike any other. Children often have wildly different needs than adults, which is why we don’t just adapt our grown-up itineraries for smaller travelers. Our Andando family trips deliver a seamless mix of adventure and education that’s so much fun children don’t even realise they’re learning new things with each activity.

Andando Tours can provide different types of activities depending on which part of Ecuador your clients are visiting. Here is our list of recommended activities for families with children during their Ecuador and Galapagos vacation:
• Scavenger hunts at historical haciendas
• Toy workshops
• Ecuadorian cooking classes
• Chocolate workshops
• Legends and folk buy xanax no prescription australia tales
• Falconry
• Stargazing
• Canopying
• Visit a butterfly farm
• Horseback riding through the avenue of the volcanoes dressing in true ‘chagra’ (Andean cowboys) style
• Surfing lessons surrounded by marine iguanas and sea lions
• Kayaking
• Biking

Add-ons upon request are available, including a journal for the children’s trip to Ecuador, a tour leader for children and pen-pals (this activity is planned with months ahead as involves an exchange of letters between children of the regions they will visit and then meet them in Ecuador).

For more info contact the team at Andando Tours – contact@andandotours.com

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