Museum Of Tulipe, Reserve Of Bellavista And Mital Del Mundo Day Trip - Quito

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Quito hotels.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Join this 8-hour tour with an early departure from Quito. Stop at Nanegalito to taste some of the specialties of the region. Visit of the Museum of Tulipe in the morning. During the afternoon we will visit of the Reserve of Bellavista for a trek and a coffee. When we return to Quito we'll visit of the Middle of the world Museum.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Free snacks included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

Our day will start at 7:30 am with an early departure from Quito, pick-up at your hotel.

At 8:45am stop at Nanegalito to taste some of the specialties of the region such empanadas, cheese with dulce de leche, bolones with coffee.

By 9:45am our next stop will be the visit of the Museum of Tulipe where you will discover an outdoor museum where used to live the Yumbo civilization, (800 AD until the Spanish Conquest around 1660) predates that of the Incas. The Yumbo were a peace-loving, autonomous, independent, mature people, open to external relations. The Incas tried to conquer the Yumbo between 1520 and 1534, but judging this ‘naked people’ (‘gente desnuda’) to be poor, retreated to Quito. The Yumbo finally accepted Spanish domination. The Yumbo civilization was eventually more-or-less wiped out by epidemics introduced by European invaders (15,000 died between 1560 and 1570), local wars and the eruption of Pichincha, particularly that of 1660 which covered Tulipe in 20-25 cms (8-10 inches) of volcanic ash.

Lunch at the Bellavista reserve at 12pm.
In the afternoon we will visit the incredibly beautiful and well preserved reserve of Bellavista. Located at the southern edge of the Choco/Andean hotspots of biodiversity - that stretches from south western Colombia to northwestern Ecuador. And equally important, Bellavista is part of the Mindo Area of International Importance for Birds, the first area so designated in South America, by Birdlife International in 1997. The New York Botanical Gardens wrote that the diversity of epiphytes ("air plants" that grow on other plants) is higher in the cloud forests of Ecuador, Colombia and Peru than anywhere else on the planet.

The reserve has diverse trails, depending on your interest we will choose one, we will able to do bird watching, Bellavista is the nest of a lot of endemic species. We will go for a trek and come back for a coffee.

Return to Quito will be at 4:40 pm and we will visit of the Intinan Museum where you will make some incredible experiences, it is a fun and educational museum where you will learn about the culture and the center of the world history. After that, drop-off at your hotel

Inclusions

Afternoon tea

Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Private tour

Snacks

Entry/Admission - Intinan Museum

Entry/Admission - Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve

Entry/Admission - Museo de Sitio Tulipe

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Gratuities

Lunch

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Not wheelchair accessible

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

Child rate applies only when the traveller is under 11 years old.

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Traveler Reviews

  • 17-Feb-2018

    Very good experience. Highly recommend.