Between June and September, the humpback whales skirt the Ecuadorian Pacific coast in order to reproduce and give birth in its warm waters: this is the ideal time to go to this region and live a unique experience.
Having the chance to attend this breathtaking spectacle of nature is an activity to experience at least once in your life.
You can choose to take a boat trip off the coast of Puerto Lopez, emphasizing the observation of these surprising mammals, or take the opportunity to join the “Isla de la Plata”, a small island where ” we find a sample of the fauna and flora of the Galapagos. This excursion is the perfect opportunity to practice a little swimming and snorkeling in the company of sea turtles and schools of colorful fish.
You can also take advantage of this opportunity to spend a few days in Machalilla National Park browsing its pristine beaches, discover small fishing villages, practice many outdoor activities (surfing, paragliding, etc.), savor delicious dishes. seafood and sip delicious cocktails.
The inhabitants of the San Clemente community aim to promote responsible rural community tourism, putting people at the heart of the project by sharing experiences and cultural exchanges.
San Clemente take very seriously the education of its young people and the respect of Pacha Mama (Mother Earth), two fundamental themes so that the new generations guarantee the harmonious development of the community by using new technologies without losing ancestral knowledge, their identity, culture and mother tongue, Kichwa.
Staying directly in the homes of indigenous families is a unique opportunity to meet them and share an unforgettable moment with them through various activities, from Andean agriculture with its traditional techniques, to the use of medicinal plants, passing by discovering the secrets of preparing their delicious meals.
Ideal for a change of scenery in contact with an authentic way of life nourished by a different cosmovision in a privileged environment close to nature.
You will stay in the hacienda and see the traditions and customs of chagras. In their goatskins and wool ponchos, they welcome tourists and demonstrate their centuries-old tradition of livestock. Chagra’s knowledge of the Andean parameters is legendary.
You will see ancient volcanoes, highland plateaus and rivers flowing down the massive Andes to the Amazon. As we travel through the Andes Mountains you will experience a variety of geographical landscapes and climates. Be prepared for a period of intense equatorial sun followed by the cooling Andean wind – all within a few hours. The locals say that the highlands experience all four seasons on the same day.
Around the cozy fireplace in the hacienda and over delicious Ecuadorian food, we will remember the events of the day and discuss local traditions, especially those related to chagras.