PROGRAMS 2015: 3DAY / 2NIGHTS US$750 per person(two persons minimum)
Leave the hacienda after a hearty breakfast to wind up the mountains to the El Ángel Ecological Reserve, home to the giant frailejones or espeletia only found in this area, take a short hike to El Voladero lake. The natural vegetation of the reserve mainly consists of high altitud grasslands locally know as paramos. Con-
tinue to visit one of hte remaining thousand-year-old Polylepis Forest; a unique ecosystem considered one of the most beautiful forests in the world, similar to any forest product of a fary-tale writers imagination. Luncha in the area, return to Piman at around 5:00 pm
An alternative to El Angel reserve would be a Scenic Imbabura tour, offside the main roads. Early orning departure, drive up into the highlands of Yuracruz with awesome views above the Imbabura and Chota Valley.
At the highest point, la Carboneria ( 3768m), in the Paramo, the view to the Cayambe volcano 5790m) invites for a walk downhill along the road, through primary mountain forest with abundant
fauna (excellent birding) and flora, home of the Andean spectacled bear Tremarctosornatus). Later, drive through picturesqueAndean villages with colourful weekly markets. Following a coble stone road it leads to the afro community of El Juncal with a visit to the intercultural center. Lunch at El Juncal
Return to Piman along the Panamerican highway arriving at Piman at 5PM