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  • Papallacta Adventure, a weekend excursion in Ecuador, YanapumaSpanish.org
    FAQs About Ecuador About Quito About Cuenca About Ecuador Galapagos Tours Volunteer Prices Current Prices Last Minute Offers Register Contact Us Register papallacta hot springs Soak in Papallacta Hot Springs We will drive to Termas de Papallacta Spa and Resort which is located 40 miles east of Quito Perched on a high Andean mountain Papallacta is situated on the entrance route to the Ecuadorian Amazon jungle The spa resort offers its visitors a bit of everything Health recreation adventure and rest So whether you want to relax in the thermal baths or indulge yourself in pampering spa treatments Papallacta has it all I soooooooooooo enjoyed flitting from hot pool to even hotter pool with an occassional dunk or two in the freezing cold pool taking in the scenery and watching the river tumble A great day ITINERARY Pick up at 07 00 a m at the Magic Bean Restaurant Mariscal Foch and Juan Leon Mera We will travel to Papallacta 2 hours by minibus We will arrive at the lagoon and walk around the lagoon optional After the walk we will visit Papallacta thermal spa Lunch Return to Quito What to bring Swimsuit and towel sunscreen and sunglasses and some cash for personal expenses Price per person 45 Price Includes Transportation to and from Quito lunch and a bilingual naturalist guide Price excludes Entrance fee to thermal springs 8 regular or 15 spa and any additional beverages and meals About our excursions Yanapuma offers weekend excursions to places of interest around Quito and Cuenca These are organized and run by certified and responsible agencies offering security and reliability so that you can relax and enjoy these stunning and beautiful environments Some of the highlights Relax in any of over a dozen hot pools Plunge into the freezing river Hike the

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  • Antisana Volcano Hike, Spanish Classes Ecuador, YanapumaSpanish.org
    About Cuenca About Ecuador Galapagos Tours Volunteer Prices Current Prices Last Minute Offers Register Contact Us Register Antisana Volcano Hike on Antisana Volcano Antisana is a stratovolcano in the northern Andes 50 km east of Quito At 5 704 meters it is the 4th highest volcano in Ecuador The Antisana Ecological Reserve was created in July of 1993 and links the Ecological Reserve of Cayambe Coca and the Sumaco Napo Galeras National Park This is an action packed day for the adventurous spirit setting out at 7 00 am and returning around 5 30 pm Click here to email us for more details below ITINERARY Pick up at 07 00 am outside the Magic Bean Restaurant on Foch and Juan Leon Mera Travel to Antisana volcano Stop at La Laguna for breakfast at the restaurant within the reserve A short stop in the Páramo for bird watching Arrival at the Lagoon La Mica and an explanation of the location Hike on the trails trail of condors 2 hours trail micaloma 1 hour Lunch followed by downhill bicycling for up to 12 5 km Return to Quito What to bring Warm clothing sunglasses camera hiking shoes gloves waterproof jacket sun screen and cotton pants Price 50 00 this is with a minimum of 4 persons For one person the cost is 160 00 Price includes Transportation to and from Antisana a bilingual guide breakfast and lunch Price excludes About our excursions Yanapuma offers weekend excursions to places of interest around Quito and Cuenca These are organized and run by certified and responsible agencies offering security and reliability so that you can relax and enjoy these stunning and beautiful environments Some of the highlights Hike the trail of the condors Visit the lagoon La Mica Learn about the strange plants that grow

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  • Mindo Adventure, Spanish Classes Ecuador, YanapumaSpanish.org
    Chocó Bioregion Mindo and its environment counts hundreds of species of birds from flycatchers and hummingbirds galore to wood creepers manikins and cotingas Nineteen endemic bird species share the Tandayapa Valley with pumas spectacled bears ocelots and 80 species of orchids On Saturday we will start with a visit to the Mariposario followed by tubing on the river In the evening we will go out to listen to the sound of the frogs at night On Sunday we will take a hike to a rain forest in a deep canyon which will take about 2 hours Afterwards we will take part in a canopy adventure followed by a visit the Balneario Nambillo for a swim and a picnic We spent an amazing weekend in Mindo learning about how chocolate is produced tubing on the river hiking to spectacular waterfalls and taking in the astounding biodiversity of the area and not to forget eating some amazing pizza in the village washed down with a cold beer The spectacular cloud forests around Mindo are home to an immense biodiversity They are characterized as an area of evergreen forests on the sides of high altitude hillsides often draped with mosses due to the consistent condensation of water from the atmosphere In contrast to the regular downpours of rain in the rainforest of the Amazon in the cloud forest there is a more constand dampness resulting from settling clouds that drift through the area The resulting environment is ideal for a wide variety of bird species including hummingbirds and frogs and other anphibians In addition there are many varieties of ferns and orchids What to bring Swimsuit and towel sunscreen and sunglasses rain jacket good hiking walking shoes sandals insect repellent and some cash for miscellaneous expenses What s Included Transportation lodging Saturday s

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  • Mitad del Mundo, Spanish Classes Ecuador, YanapumaSpanish.org
    Foundation FAQs About Ecuador About Quito About Cuenca About Ecuador Galapagos Tours Volunteer Prices Current Prices Last Minute Offers Register Contact Us Register Mitad del Mundo Explore the equator line This page us under development The The s Click here to email us for more details below ITINERARY Pick up at 07 00 am Travel to Guagua Pichincha volcano Short briefing climate conditions equipment explanation height conditions Begin ascent Lunch Reach summit Return to Quito What to bring Warm clothing sunglasses camera hiking shoes gloves waterproof jacket sun screen and cotton pants Price 120 the agency requires a minimum of 2 persons confirmed by mid day on Thursday Ask us for confirmation Price includes Transportation to and from Guagua Pichincha a bilingual guide and lunch Price excludes The park entrance fee and tips About our excursions Yanapuma offers weekend excursions to places of interest around Quito and Cuenca These are organized and run by certified and responsible agencies offering security and reliability so that you can relax and enjoy these stunning and beautiful environments Some of the highlights Climb up to over 4500 meters Smell the sulphur rising from the smouldering volcano Learn about the strange plants that grow so

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  • Pasochoa Adventure, Spanish Classes Ecuador, YanapumaSpanish.org
    and other avian life The climb offers superb view of the mighty Cotopaxi and surroundings volcanoes Inside the crater you can find the remaining primary Andean forest This is the perfect first hike for those who are new to altitude or those who begin an acclimatization program There are two different ways to get the top one way is trekking though private farm owner properties taking around 5 hours to the top or you can choose to take the other route having a little more trek till the top It is important to know that this trek is essential for an acclimatization program The weather in the area is unpredictable so you must be prepared with warm clothing The physical and technical level for this track is low The minimum elevation is 3 300m 10 826 ft and the maximum 4200m 13 779 ft The terrain consists of sand and rocks This was a wonderful day a well organized day and a great climb with a knowledgable guide who could teach us a lot about this region Would have liked to see a condor but I guess you can t have everything ITINERARY Pick up at 07 00 am in Plaza Foch Travel to Pasochoa Short briefing climate conditions equipment explanation height conditions Begin ascent Reach summit Lunch and return to Quito What to bring Warm clothing sunglasses camera hiking shoes gloves waterproof jacket sun screen and cotton pants Price 120 Price includes Transportation to and from Pasochoa a bilingual guide and lunch Price excludes The park entrance fee and tips Note The agency requires a minimum of 2 people to run this climb not necessarily both from Yanapuma and it needs to be confirmed by mid day on Thursday About our excursions Yanapuma offers weekend excursions to places of

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  • Otavalo Market, Spanish Classes Ecuador, YanapumaSpanish.org
    combine the famous artesian indigenous market in Ecuador and some of the amazing views outside Otavalo The tour begins with a scenic drive through the Sierra highlands and our first stop will be at Cayambe Here we will taste and learn about the town s famous biscochos local biscuits From Cayambe we ll head to the wonderful Peguche waterfalls Before we have lunch and explore the famous market of Otavalo where you ll have the option to purchase local handicrafts Our professional guide will tell you more about Otavalo and the indigenous people of this area such as the Quitu Cara and other pre Inca groups After the lunch and exploring the market we ll arrive at the beautiful Laguna Cuicocha Laguna Cuicocha is located in a volcano crater and contains two green islands an optional sail is available 2 Just before we head back to Quito we will pass the viewpoint of Lago San Pablo a perfect stop to finish the day An optional visit at a work shop of musical instruments of wood depends on the demand and the market time Otavalo was a great day trip Being a shopaholic I went crazy in the market where everything is so resonably priced I have no idea how I am going to get it all home The Cuicocha Lake was beautiful to see the waterfall too I also enjoyed being in the much more indigenous ambience of this town Price 40 In c ludes Professional bilingual guide and transport from to Quito Price excludes The Cuicocha and Quitsato entrance fee 2 1 and tips for the guide and your own lunch Minimum 4 persons About our excursions Yanapuma offers weekend excursions to places of interest around Quito and Cuenca These are organized and run by certified and responsible agencies

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  • Pichincha adventure, Spanish Classes Ecuador, YanapumaSpanish.org
    journey starts with an ascent through the moor and forests of Chuquiragua Once reached the refuge located at 4 540 m 14 900 ft we will rest a bit before completing the next and final section to the summit Leaving the refuge you will arrive at the crater s edge where you will be able to appreciate the greatness of the crater and its several geysers You will continue hiking through small segments of rock until reaching the summit located at 4 790 m 15 459 ft After a well deserved rest you will start hiking down the sandy mountainside until returning to our beginning point The physical and technical level for this track is low average The minimum elevation is 4 000m 13 123 ft and the maximum 4 790m 15 714 ft The terrain consists of medium grass prairie sand and rocks Click here to email us for more details It was a beautiful climb hard at the altitude and amazing to descend into the crater with a smell of sulphur coming up from below ITINERARY Pick up at 07 00 am Travel to Guagua Pichincha volcano Short briefing climate conditions equipment explanation height conditions Begin ascent Lunch Reach summit Return to Quito What to bring Warm clothing sunglasses camera hiking shoes gloves waterproof jacket sun screen and cotton pants Price 120 the agency requires a minimum of 2 persons confirmed by mid day on Thursday Ask us for confirmation Price includes Transportation to and from Guagua Pichincha a bilingual guide and lunch Price excludes The park entrance fee and tips About our excursions Yanapuma offers weekend excursions to places of interest around Quito and Cuenca These are organized and run by certified and responsible agencies offering security and reliability so that you can relax and enjoy these

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  • Cajas National Park, Cuenca Ecuador
    About our Methods Communication Methodology Materials and Texts Spanish Tests ACTFL and CEFR MCER levels Accommodation Homestays Hotels and Hostels Apartments How our Students Rate Us Regular Activities and Excursions About Us Our Teachers Look Around Our Schools Student Resources Yanapuma Foundation FAQs About Ecuador About Quito About Cuenca About Ecuador Galapagos Tours Volunteer Prices Current Prices Last Minute Offers Register Contact Us Register Cajas National Park Explore Parque Nacional Cajas This whole day excursion from Cuenca THIS PAGE IS BEING DEVELOPED PLEASE COME BACK AGAIN SOON Click here to email us for more details The spectacular About our excursions Yanapuma offers weekend excursions to places of interest around Quito and Cuenca These are organized and run by certified and responsible agencies offering security and reliability so that you can relax and enjoy these stunning and beautiful environments Some of the activities on offer Walk above the snowline to the refuge Bicycle down hill around the volcano Learn about the strange plants that grow so high up Ride down in the van rather than cycle Our Spanish School locations in Ecuador Guayaquil N9 59 y Oriente Quito Tel 593 2228 0843 Hermano Miguel 8 59 y Bolívar Cuenca Tel 593

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