Depart your Quito hotel at 8 am and make your way tot he Rumipamba Archaeological Museum, where you'll comb through galleries filled with ancient relics and pre-Incan artifacts. Your guide will point out the model villages and homes, as well as shallow graves and explain local burial traditions. Next, you'll make your way to La Florida Museum, where you'll see tombs some 15-meters below the surface.
Enjoy a typical Ecuadorian lunch before making your way to the Tulipe Valley, some 70 kilometers northwest of Quito. You'll stop at a local museum and witness a ceremony by the Yumbo people. After enjoying this memorable ceremony you'll have time to wander the grounds and explore before returning to your Quito hotel.