The Crater Restaurant at Pululahua
After breakfast and introductions on Sunday morning, we will start our journey to El Encanto Hosteria. On the way down, we will stop for a five-star lunch at El Crater Restaurant over-looking Pululahua Crater in the Middle of the World. Pululahua Crater is one of only two inhabited volcanic calderas in the world and the only one cultivated by its inhabitants. The Crater is also one of the largest with it's lava dome rising 500 meters above the crater floor and it is covered in lush cloud forest vegetation. It is believed that it was first settled by the Incas. The small agricultural communities here grow various crops in the rich soil of the fields around the floor of the crater.