Cochasquí is one of the largest and most significant archeological sites of Ecuador that is located in the northern Andes. This complex has fifteen pyramids and several thumbs (tolas) that came from the period 850 B.C. – 1.550 A.C. In this amazing place we will have the opportunity to be surrounded by 160 llamas while we learn about the Caranquis, one of the most developed and unknown civilizations in South America. The Caranquis people defended their territory against the Inca invasion in the 15th century until the early years of the 16th century in the epic battle of Yaguarcocha. The Caranquis people never managed stone carvings, only volcanic tuff, known as cangagua and adobe. However, they constructed large monuments like flat-topped pyramids which they used as ceremonial sites or astronomic observatories. The Caranquis used to bury their dead under artificial hills called “tolas”.
After our unforgettable hike through the Inga Ñan (Inca trail), admiring the stunning view of the avenue of the volcanoes, we will drive to a rose farm to learn more about Ecuador’s fifth main industry. Once we arrive we will see the complete process of growing, harvesting, and exporting roses. We will then have time for lunch, and in only 10 minutes’ driving time we will stop in the Quitsato´s sundial.
WHAT YOU GET
- Bilingual guide
- Entrance fee ($3)
- Anything not mentioned
On this active it is important to have with you:
- Good hiking shoes
- Layers of clothing
- Photo camera
RATES & BOOKING
The minimum amount of people for this tour is 2. In case you have any other people who would like to go with you on this tour, please give us a call at +17073403778 / +593991946532 or send us a message firstname.lastname@example.org to see if we already have others with a reservation.
1 person $250.00 USD
2 people $125.00 USD
3 people $90.00 USD
4 people $85.00 USD
5 people $80.00 USD
Scheduled tour bookings are not confirmed until payment is received ( by Paypal or wire transfer bank*).
In any event, Tour Guide Ecuador strongly advises you to take out travel insurance… it’s well worth the piece of mind.
We always suggest a call, email, or text the day before your tour to ensure all your details are as they should be. It is not obligatory, but it helps. If confirmed standard departure tour bookings are canceled the following fees apply: More than 7 days in advance – 10% of the original fee. 3-7 days in advance – 50% of tour cost. Within 72 hours of commencement – refunds will not be available. If changes are made more than 6 days before the original booking there is no charge.. the rebooked date must be within 2 months.
- DURATION:Full day