Panacea de la Montaña
Spend your time exploring the culture and nature of the Ecuadorean Andes, and enjoying the intimacy of a small group of fellow travelers. We take care of the logistics of lodging, transportation, and activities, allowing you to enjoy it all. Each day will include a yoga and meditation practice to enhance that day’s adventures, and progress in your practice. This trip is good for all levels, from beginners to advanced yogis. The two main locales of our trip are Quito and Baños. We will stay in the historic old city of Quito in the initial days of this journey. This city was the first declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, and for good reason. The architecture and history is amazing here. We’ll also venture out to see the best view of Quito after ascending on the Teleferico tram, as well as get a chance to check your balance poses on the equator! From here, we will travel to Baños, traveling along the highway of the volcanoes. Then a stop at Cotopaxi park to see this volcano, and to take a short hike around the lake. We arrive at a wonderful eco-friendly hotel, Casa Verde in the early afternoon. There will be time to explore the city before a late afternoon yoga class. The next two days in Baños will include morning yoga, a wonderful breakfast at Casa Verde, and the chances to take some great hikes or go horseback riding in this beautiful area of the Andes. Then relax in the healing thermal baths of this city, with a late afternoon meditNext, back to Quito to experience a different section of town, and the luxurious Dann Carlton Hotel. One of our favorite amenities here is the excellent health club, where we’ll have an afternoon stretch and meditation, then time to enjoy the steam and sauna rooms – a great treat after our adventures in the Andes. Your final morning, we’ll have a culminating yoga class, and take care of your transfer back to the airport.