Papallacta (Altitude 3300m or 10,827 ft.).
The group will stop to relax in the naturally heated volcanic springs at Papallacta. Pure and natural hot water flows through cold tundra like landscape high in the Andes Keep your bathing suit handy. This stop is always a favorite.
Students will harvest cacao and make chocolate. Archaeologist have found evidence that cacao was consumed in the Ecuadorian Amazon 5500 years ago making it the earliest know origin of cacao.
The group will stop at Guango Lodge to view 11 species of hummingbirds present in large numbers.