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Travel Agency and Tourism Operator Golontour Cia Ltda.

GOLONTOUR CIA LTDA. Our tour operator and Travel Agency is a renovated tourism company to promote and support the tourism activities developed by the Golondrinas Foundation and at the same time offer different tourist destinations in the regions of Ecuador such as theSierra, the amazon Jungle and Galápagos Tours and th same time, we generate income that supports the Environmental Education programs.


What is the Ecotourism and Agrotourism Program at Fundación Golondrinas?

In 1993, it represents a form of self-financing, promoting tourism in the region and generating an alternative income for the communities of the area, with the commitment of the Conservation of natural resources and the due protection of the Cerro Golondrinas Cloud Forest.

We invite you to know and enjoy our different programs of hikes and excursions to Golondrinas for national and foreign tourists to know the natural resourches of the Cerro Golondrinas Cloud Forest and their participation would contribute to the Golondrinas Foundation and the development of your actions and so we have:

• GOLONDRINAS. TRADITIONAL 4 DAYS
• GOLONDRINAS 3 DAYS PARAMO
• GOLONDRINAS.3 DAYS TRADITIONAL GOLONDRINAS
• GOLONDRINAS 2 DAYS. AGRITURISTIC VISIT
• ACCOMMODATION OF GOLONDRINAS
• OTHER SERVICES

GOLONDRINAS. 4 DAYS TRADITIONAL

This GOLONDRINAS.4-day tour invites you to visit 3 different ecosystems such as El páramo- Bosque Nublado - Subtropical Zone. We will start from 4000 meters to reach 1000 meters.

DAY 1. We start from the City of Angel where we will take a transport to reach the Ecological Reserve of El Angel in a journey of about 1 hour and a half and enjoy the beautiful frailejones typical of this páramo, which are 4,000 meters high. In this region, with luck, you can see the characteristic fauna of the area such as: The Andean Gull, Lobo de Páramo, Venado Blanco and Cóndor de los Andes. After a large box lunch, we will start a trip to the subtropical zone, on the way we can see the community of Mascarilla, a black Afro-ecuadoriam community where a project of cultural rescue and elaboration of the masks and crafts is established, In the afternoon we will arrive to the community of Guallupe, where we will stay this day.
DAY 2 .- After a wonderful breakfast we will go to the protective forest Cerro Golondrinas, travel by road about 1 hour to the Town of Las Juntas, then start the walk towards the Cabaña de Santa Rosa, demonstration area of Fundación Golondrinas and It is part of the secondary cloud forest, in this place we will stay for two days. Here we will enjoy the characteristic vegetation of the Cloud Forest, where we will find beautiful rivers, waterfalls and exuberant vegetation composed of epiphytes, palm trees, orchids, among others.

We offer horseback riding and transport of luggage to get to Santa Rosa, organized by the community of Las Juntas.

DAY 3 .- We start with a nutritious breakfast we will walk approximately 2 hours to the area called El Corazón, area of the primary forest, and that was the first land that Fundación Golondrinas acquired to protect and preserve the majestic Cerro Golondrinas. Participants must have a good physical condition to perform the walk, which is moderate. Later we will return to the Cabaña de Santa Rosa.

DAY 4 .'- This day we will descend from Santa Rosa to the Community of Las Juntas, on the way we will visit the demonstration area ,It is a small farm where naranjilla, coffee, citrus, bananas, yucca, vegetables and fruit trees are grown in a varied and alternating, applying techniques better use of the soil and in organic form that in turn the production allows to provide food for the Casa de Casa de Eliza in Guallupe, where we will have the accommodation.

On this day we will visit the subtropical zone of Guallupe where is an area of recovery of eroded soils, here a variety of fruit trees, and forestry and vegetables are cultivated, at the same time there are chat rooms that is the scene for the training of the people local, visitors, students and interested.

There is the option of visiting the farms of coffee farmers and the visit to the Raíces Negras artisan center, where they make ceramics and masks highlighting the Afro-Ecuadoriam culture.

We finished our tour with a succulent breakfast with tropical fruits and the experience of supporting an environmental education project.

GOLONDRINAS 3 DAYS: PARAMO

DAY 1 We will visit the Ecological Reserve of El Angel, where we will make a short 3 hour hike through the exuberant vegetation of the Frailejones páramo and the transition to cloud forest until we reach the Waterfall of El Pailón. Later we will return to the paramo and we will make a tour by car visiting the Afro Ecuadoriam communities their settlement and a cultural rescue project through the development of handicrafts, then we will drive to Guallupe Subtropical zone in the way Ibarra to San Lorenzo.
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Day 2 After a delicious breakfast we will start the visit to the reserve of the Mirador de Golondrinas, approximately 3 hours between horseback riding and hiking until we reach Santa Rosa, a lovely secondary forest area of our region. We will visit the flora and fauna of the place, then the demonstrative areas of the Cloud Forest at the Santa Rosa Training Center.

Day 3

On this day we will undertake a walk of approximately 3 hours or more to the Mirador del Corazón, enchanted site of the primary forest, enjoy the place to say goodbye to the Golondrinas Mountains and descend to Las Juntas where there is a demonstration area, a small farm where they are grown naranjilla, coffee, citrus fruits, bananas, yucca, pulses and fruit trees in a varied and alternating form, applying techniques better use of the soil and in an organic form that in turn the production allows to provide the food for the Casa de Casa de Eliza House in Guallupe , place where we will stay there.

Later we moved to Guallupe, we will return to the subtropical zone where it is an area of recovery of eroded soils, here a variety of fruit, forest and vegetable trees is cultivated, at the same time we have chat rooms that is the scenery for the training of the local people, visitors, students and interested.
There is the option of visiting the farms of coffee farmers and the visit to the Raíces Negras artisan center, where they make pottery and masks highlighting the Afro-Colombian culture.


GOLONDRINAS 3 DAYS TRADITION

This tour will offer you to know more about the Golondrinas Foundation activities and the natural and tourist attractions of this region

Day 1

We will leave from Guallupe to head towards the Protector Forest, through a horse ride or hike to Santa Rosa and the EL CORAZON area during two days, here we will enjoy this majestic place.

Day 2

We will take a tour of the primary forest in the Mirador El Corazón area, visit some trails in the area and enjoy this beautiful region.

Day 3

We said goodbye to the Santa Rosa area, Training and Education Center, we will visit in the afternoon the demonstration area of Las Juntas, a small farm where naranjilla, coffee, citrus, bananas, cassava or manioc , legumes and fruit trees are grown in a varied and alternating form, applying techniques better use of the soil and in organic form that in turn the production allows to provide the food for the Casa de Casa de Eliza in Guallupe, where we will stay there.
Later we move to Guallupe, return to the subtropical zone where it is an area of recovery of eroded soil, There is the option of visiting farms of coffee farmers and the visit to the Raíces Negras artisan center, where they make pottery and masks highlighting the culture afroecuadorian.

 

GOLONDRINAS.2 Days: Magic and Charm

Here we invite you to enjoy a two-day tour, in which you will visit the demonstration area of Santa Rosa. Secondary cloud forest area.

Day 1

We offer horseback riding to this place, visit the demonstration area of naranjilla and other fruits you can enjoy a refreshing swim at the foot of the waterfall. In the afternoon you can take a tour of the forest to observe the birds that nest in the region, such as the cock of the rock, a variety of toucans, butterflies, among others.

Day 2

After a tour in the area, we will visit the farmers' farm and visit the Artesanal Raíces Negras center. To descend to the subtropical zone of Guallupe.

 

OTHER SERVICES

We offer services in the Lower Rio Mira Basin for lodging in rural homes and cabins in Santa Rosa, horseback excursions to the banks of the Golondrinas River, traditional meals cooked with organic products from our farm, local and bilingual guides and transportation in the region.

Other services that we offer through our travel agency Golontour Cia Ltda.

GALÁPAGOS

Tours to Galapagos for 5 and 8 days, with the best boats in the different categories (from economic to super luxury) at very competitive prices. We also offer hotels and flights to Galapagos.

TREKKING IN THE JUNGLE

We invite you to live a unique adventure within the majestic jungle of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Travel down the Napo River by canoe, spend a whole day going down the river making stops to look for animals and practice the art of the blowgun watch out for alligators on the banks! You will be amazed by the variety of flowers and animals that you will find in our walks through the jungle. Scale waterfalls, hang on lianas, swim in lagoons of crystal clear waters, come and see for yourself what this is in real contact with nature. Our experienced guides will accompany you in all the activities and will take you to visit an indigenous community where you can share the customs and traditions of the Quichua.

You will be accommodated in comfortable cabins with excellent views of the Ecuadorian jungle. These cabins are very close to the primary forest and are typical constructions, built by indigenous families.

We also offer you to contact rafting companies in two different rivers of the Amazon.

WEEKENDS

We offer weekend tours to the Cotopaxi (active volcano of 5897 m.), Pasochoa (trekking in Andean forest), Papallacta (natural hot springs in an alpine valley), Quilotoa (one of the most beautiful lakes in Ecuador), Otavalo and Cotacachi (cities with indigenous markets) etc. All tours include transportation, guides, accommodation and meals. They can also be done during the week.

MOUNTAIN CLIMBING

We work with the best companies specialized in successful climbs to snowy mountains such as Cotopaxi, Chimborazo, Rumiñahui, Ilinizas, Cayambe, Antisana, Pichincha, etc.
Programs of Tourist Circuits for groups
We offer organized circuits of 21 days for groups (minimum five people) where you can know all the regions of the country and its main tourist and cultural attractions. Please contact us if you are interested in more details.

AIRPORT TRANSFER

Airport transport service- hotel-airport. We also offer transportation services with vans and cars for trips in and out of the city and other types of travel.

More informations by our   Contact Form.

Fundación Golondrinas es una organizacion no gubernamental sin fines de lucro, fue creada, con el Acuerdo Ministerial. # 213 del 26 de junio 1996-MAG/INEFAN.

© Fundación Golondrinas 2008

(C) 2008 FUNDACION GOLONDRINAS, /Gualupe - Ecuador