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March Calender of Journeys, 2020

March 2020 Monthly Calendar Schedule

We will be having another one of Cuenca’s Hidden Treasures –“Casa Montalvo-Merchan Family”, another one of our EcuaChakana Journeys Cuenca’s Hidden Treasures on Monday, March 6th from 11 AM-2 PM aprox....

If you would like to come discover and explore with us this amazing arquitectural treasure full of family history, afterwards we will be going to lunch at a charming restaurant.
Hope you can join us. Reservations please. Spaces are limited.
Info: martinexplorecuador@yahoo.com

We have our Wednesday specials value $35 per person ( require 5 people)
Wed-March 11th
Arquelogical Journey - Cojitambo & Ingapirca
Wed-March 18th:
Artesanal Journey – San Bartomeo (guitarras), Chordeleg (Silver filigree workshop) plus Jose Jimenez (Ikat weaving.makanas)
Wed-March 25th:
Arquelogical Journey – Chobshi Cave & Cañari Fortress Duma (Sig-Sig)

Tuesday, March 3rd, Monday, March 9th 11 AM to 2 PM
Complimentary Free Walking City Tour
Explore with us Cuencas Hidden Treasures, we will show you the interior of Architectural Jewels of our World Cultural Heritage site Cuenca ..
Complimentary Free Walking City Tour Explore with us Cuencas Hidden Treasures, we will show you the interior of Architectural Jewels of our World Heritage City on our walk.

Thursday, March 5th, 2020
Museum Journey
Museum Remigio Crespo Toral, Museum remigio Toral & Museum Culturas Aborigenes & Lunch in a charming place.
11 AM to 2 PM aprox…

Friday, March 6th, 2020
Ariquetural Cuencas Hidden Treasures
11 AM to 2 PM aprox…

Artesanal Journey
Sunday March 8th, 9 AM to aprox 4 PM

Antiques-Cuencas Hidden Treasure plus lunch
Monday March 9th, 2020
11 AM to 2 PM aprox

Wednesday Specials.
Arquelogical Cojitambo and Ingapirca
March 11th, 2020 9 AM to aprox. 4 PM

Friday March 20th, 2020
11 AM to 4 PM aprox.
Reforestation Project /BBQ Shiquill (Gualaceo)

We will be doing a BBQ fundraiser at Shiquill…
which will enable us to take a step forward into developing. Come enjoy nature, BBQ and afterwards we will be able to plant some native species of shrubs on the property. This is the initial or first step for community awareness.

Tuesday, March 24th:
Kushi Waira Cañari Community(Tarqui)

Imagine walking through a primary forest learning, seeing, and touching the medicinal plants that our Cañari ancestors & healers have used for centuries to heal their people. Learn about our culture, we will share with you our ancestral wisdom plus for lunch a “Pampamesa” (food on a tablecloth on the ground, where we will all share our meal ancestral legacy.) on one of our sacred mountains… http://www.kushiwaira.com/

Want to learn more about the indigenous peoples of the ill?
Do you enjoy “hands on” experiences over just ill ng about it? Our Cultural Journeys will allow you to take home something that will last a lifetime…Memories.. join us on this incredible journey

Monday March 23rd: EcuaGenera Orchid Farm Full Day

A family company specializing in the production and conservation of orchid species, tropical plants and hybrids. http://www.ecuagenera.com/
Come discover the amazing diversity of Orchids in Ecuador.
Let’s spend an incredible day and indulge ourselves with natures rejuvenating energy, give yourself a relaxed day with the Pachmama.. and learn about our Orquideas.
(Includes: Transportation, guide, biologist guide at Ecua Genera, visit of greenhouses & Lunch:
Thursday March 12th: Pablo Cordero Ceramist & Lunch

In 2014, some of Pablo Cordero's work was selected to represent Ecuador in the recognition of UNESCO excellence for handicrafts. http://www.ceramicacordero.com/
Sculptures: they represent characters and scenes from the different regions of Ecuador.
High relief ceramic-representations: A representation of faces of Ecuador and Architecture that are icons in Ecuador reflected in high relief, it is used to identify those sculpted figures.

Andes Boat ride and Paute(Corvel lunch)
Saturday March 14th, 2020
9 AM to aprox 4 PM

Arquelogical Journey
Cojitambo & Ingapirca
Sunday March 15th, 2020
9 AM to aprox. 4 PM…

Free Museum
Museum Remigio Crespo Tora., Culturas Aborigenes and Pumapungo
Sunday March 16th, 2020
9:30 AM to 2 PM.

Wednesday Journey Arquelogical Journey
Chobshi and fortaleza Duma…
Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
Thursday, March 26th, 2020 7 AM to 7 PM aprox..

Devils Nose & Ingapirca
Thursday, March 26th
7 AM to 5:30 PM aprox.

Tuesday March 31st: Happy Fruit-AgroEcological Finca and Ruta del Cacao (Arenillas, Province del Oro) 
Happy Trail: An ideal journey for nature lovers who want to know more about sustainable development options. Along this 1.5 km route, you will learn about agroeocology, dry forestry and its conservation; plus our social commitment project. You’ll also get to harvest some plants, bite into fresh fruits, and indulge in the organic, gourmet products from our farm.

Cacao & Tasting (Workshop): Discover this delicious step-by-step journey from cocoa to chocolate! you can experience the full process from planting the cocoa cob and tasting its raw fruit; to ferment, sun-drying, and roasting the cocoa nibs. Then you’ll get to make cocoa paste fondue! Enjoy it with dried fruits, superfoods, spices, and fresh fruits. Finally, indulge in other gourmet alternatives specially made in Finca Happy Fruit.

Saturday March 28th: WaterFalls of Giron – Busa Lake and Yunguilla Valley

We start our day driving through the Tarqui Valley. The first stop will be at one of the most important historical places of the independence battles. From here you will be able to appreciate the beautiful Andes landscape.

El Chorro de Giron waterfall an amazing area of cloud forest covered in bromeliads, orchids and soft green moss walk thru lush vegetation to reach the cascades, a 250 foot high waterfall.
Come with us to a magical place where we will be able to enjoy our Pachamama with this breath taking waterfalls…..

Afterwards we will head to the Enchanted “Busa Lake” … The taitas/elders say that our ancestosr Cañari worshiped there dieties here, “They worshiped the feathered snake, known as the mother of mankind …… the lagoon is loaded with myths, "everyone has a different experience, on full moon nights or when there is fog, some have observed beings, which are perhaps the spirits of our ancestors."

Afterwards we head towards the Yunguilla Valley with a warmer climate and a very short rainy season , It is one of the warmest areas in the province (1,200 to 2,000 meters above sea level) and its characterized by its cultivation of sugar cane and fruit trees. Here we will see how they extract “Guarpo”(sugarcane juice) and get a taste or “Mapanagua”(with a little moonshine).

Hope this month’s Calendar-schedule can assist you and you can join us on our journeys…
Values starting from $35 per person……
Includes: transportation, guide (21 yrs. experience), lunch and entrance fees.
We can also créate a unique journey for family and Friends….
Have a great month. Blessings…

Please, for further information on any of Journeys contact
Info: Martin Avila
Email: martinexplorecuador@yahoo.com

Luis Cordero 5-65 (Hotel Vieja Mansion). Sunday, March 1st to Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Martin Avila:  098 848 5695