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Quito – Ecuador

 

 

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ANDES AMAZON AND COAST IN 14 DAYS

This tour is designed to visit the 3 regions of Ecuador in a short time, enjoying the best views of the country staying in comfortable places to make the trip as pleasant as possible.
You can go from the Sierra region to the Amazon and from the Amazon to the Coast enjoying and learning each of its cultures, knowledge and history. You will also notice the change in relief as we advance along the route and how from being close to one of the highest points on the planet we reach sea level. in a matter of days. You will enjoy all the ecosystems that Ecuador offers for you and all in one package.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Quito: The Historic Center of Quito was declared a Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO on September 8, 1978. It is the least altered and the best preserved in America.
  • Cotopaxi National Park: In it we can find the largest active volcano in the world (5897 mts.) Also a lagoon where we can see animals typical of the Andean area and with luck the most emblematic animal of Ecuador, the condor.
  • Quilotoa: The popularity of Quilotoa is due to the beauty of its landscapes and the spectacle of the calm waters. In the community of Quilotoa, also known as the "Summit" Route and accessed by bus from the town of Zumbahua, visitors can do ecotourism and adventure tourism with a high dose of adrenaline or simply contemplate the nearby landscapes.
  • Papallacta: famous for its hot springs and pools, as well as its beautiful hilltop setting.
  • Guango Lodge: The best place to see various types of birds.
  • Casa del suizo lodge: takes you to the Amazon, one of the wonders of our planet. You hardly have to leave the lodge to enjoy the incredible biodiversity of the Napo River.
  • Baños: Also known as "Piece of Heaven", "Gateway to the Amazon", "Puerta de El Dorado" or "City of the Volcano". It is the land of rivers to practice extreme sports.
  • Ingapirca: which means "Inca Wall" was, above all, an astronomical observatory of the movement of the sun and the moon, it was also a sacred space dedicated to the worship of their gods built by the Incas on the basis of a first Cañarí settlement, which populated the southern Ecuadorian.
  • Cuenca: it is one of the most beautiful cities in the country. It was declared a World Heritage Site for its unique beauty.
  • Ruta del Sol: It is a route where we can appreciate the natural and cultural wealth of great importance for tourism in the coastal strip of Ecuador.
  • Isla de la Plata: Its fame dates back many years and its main characteristic is in the diversity of birds and marine species that inhabit the place.

ITINERARY DAY BY DAY

DAY 1: TRANSFER AIRPORT – HOTEL
Transfer from the airport to hotel. Overnight in Quito.
Hotel San Francisco de Quito or similar  (-/-/-)

DAY 2: CITY LINE (QUITO COLONIAL + MIDLE OF THE WORLD)
We will visit some of the most famous squares, churches and colonial buildings. The Plaza de la Independencia with its Presidential Palace, the Archbishop's Palace, the Municipal Building, the Statue of Independence and the Cathedral. We will continue to the churches of El Sagrario and la Compañía, and then the church and convent of San Francisco. We will take a look inside the church and we will be amazed by the exuberant gold that was used to decorate the oldest church in Quito. Then we will move to the Panecillo and the statue of the Virgin of Quito. From here we will have the opportunity to see the two parts of Quito and the surrounding snow-capped volcanoes! We will continue to the Middle of the World where we will have lunch first. La Mitad del Mundo is one of the most famous attractions in Quito, located about 10 km north of the capital of Ecuador. There is an interesting open-air museum called Inti-Ñan.
It explains the solar system, the effect that the position of the equator has on gravity and ancient cultures and their peculiarities. It is definitely worth a visit! Then they will take us back to Quito and drop us off at our hotel.
HOTEL: San Francisco de Quito or similar (subject to availability) (B / - / -)

 
DAY 3: COTOPAXI VOLCANO - QUILOTOA LAGOON - QUITO
Our guide will pick you up at your hotel to transfer you to one of the most emblematic points of Ecuador, the Cotopaxi volcano, considered the largest active volcano in the world at 5897 meters high (19,347 feet high). During our stay in the National Park we will admire its natural environment, its Flora and Fauna with the explanations of your naturalist guide. We will try to ascend to the refuge located at 4,810 m (15,392 ft high). Since the Cotopaxi Volcano is active at this time, the ascent will be granted by the National Park authorities or we can take a walk through the Limpiopungo lake that is located at the foot of the volcano to observe some birds in the Páramo region (Andean Grasslands) . On a clear day, the view of the volcano reflected on the lake's surface is magnificent. We make a brief visit to the small museum that tells about the park, its nature, wildlife and the eruptions of the central axis of the park. After this visit we go to the North Pan-American Highway towards the Quilotoa lagoon, on the way you can see wonderful landscapes (depending on the climate) we will pass through small indigenous towns that are part of the great multiculturalism of Ecuador, after a tour of 3 hours we will arrive at the Quilotoa lagoon, this lagoon characterized by the turquoise color due to the volcanic minerals, gives it a pleasant and colorful appearance, we can perform different activities such as a walk to the crater, or you can stay to observe and appreciate the wonderful view. Return to Quito.
HOTEL: San Francisco de Quito or similar (subject to availability) (B / - / -)


  

DAY 4: TERMAS DE PAPALLACTA – LA CASA DEL SUIZO JUNGLE LODGE
After breakfast we will head to the east of Quito. Our first stop will be the Termas de Papallacta, this beautiful spa with thermal waters where you can relax and enjoy swimming pools perfectly suitable for relaxation and fun. In a magical and natural environment with cozy facilities that offer exclusivity combining high quality treatments with the benefits of thermal water. (Entrance to the general pools included) We will continue the trip to the Guango lodge(Included)  for a brief bird watching and we will enjoy the wonderful amount of hummingbirds around this place, it is not uncommon to see 14 species of hummingbirds in an hour and the sword-billed of hummingbird with its long and unique beak is sure to surprise you.
We will continue to the city of Tena and then to Ahuano to stay at La Casa del Suizo Lodge.
Upon arrival we will receive a welcome cocktail and then we will move to your bungalow. If you wish, you can take a dip on a sandy beach on the Napo River. A delicious dinner will be served at the lodge and the site manager will explain the next day's activities. 
HOTEL: La Casa del Suizo or similar (subject to availability) (B / - / D) 

DAY 5: LA CASA DEL SUIZO JUNGLE LODGE FULL DAY
We will start with a canoe ride on the imposing Napo River crossing the enchanted Ecuadorian jungle. Soon we arrive at the town of Misahualli, where we will have to make a short stop for a routine inspection by the local Navy officers. With a walk through this small and quiet town we can see a group of capuchin monkeys. We continue our canoe ride until we reach the Arajuno River. Here we will visit the “AmaZOOnico” animal rescue center. It is a specialized organization dedicated to the rescue of wild animals and their restoration in their natural habitat. We will observe a great variety of species such as toucans, parrots, all kinds of monkeys, ocelots, capybaras and much more.
After our visit to this beautiful sanctuary, we will enjoy a delicious picnic on the riverbank. Afterwards, we can swim in the refreshing waters of the river or simply relax in the peaceful surroundings. We will return to our Lodge, making a brief stop at one of the many local indigenous communities along the Napo River. One of the native Quichua families will show us their ancestral costumes such as panning for gold, pottery techniques, making the typical drink “chicha” based on yucca and hunting blowgun. After this fascinating cultural exchange with the Quichuas.
HOTEL: La Casa del Suizo or similar (subject to availability) (B/L/D)

DAY 6:  LA CASA DEL SUIZO JUNGLE LODGE – PUYO – BAÑOS
We will travel to Puyo and visit the center of the city. We will visit the Omaere center and the raft house. Then we will continue to Baños. Free afternoon to visit the zoo or simply relax near the thermal waters of Baños.
HOTEL: La Floresta or similar (subject to availability) (B / - / -) 

  

DAY 7: BAÑOS - ROUTE OF THE CASCADES - TRIP TO RIOBAMBA  
After breakfast we will visit the surroundings of the town and we will take the "way of the waterfalls" where you will visit the different waterfalls in the area and you will do a trekking to get to "El Pailon del Diablo"; a beautiful and majestic waterfall where we can have the opportunity to walk and live a completely unforgettable adventure through the cloud forest. Time for lunch in the town (not included). Then travel to Riobamba .. On the way we will make a brief visit to have a view of the Chimborazo volcano ..
HOTEL: Casa Real or similar (subject to availability) (B / - / -)

DAY 8: RIOBAMBA - DEVIL'S NOSE TRAIN - INGAPIRCA - CUENCA
We will enjoy a visit to the Colta lagoon and the Balbanera located in a picturesque Andean town, where there is a peaceful lagoon in whose waters the Chimborazo is reflected on clear sunny days; the railway line and the town of Cajabamba. This beautiful lagoon is known in the Puruhá language as "Kulta Kucha", which means "Pato Lagoon". The Colta lagoon is unique. It is a large, elongated water mirror, surrounded by exuberant vegetation. It can be seen from the road in all its splendor, adorned by the Chimborazo and by an impressive nature, with unique Andean landscapes. It is said that the first Spanish foundation of the capital city took place here, its founder, Diego de Almagro, this foundation was not recognized and led to a later foundation at the foot of the Pichincha in December 1534.
Laguna de Colta allows activities such as: walks, photography, observation of flora and fauna, observation of the landscape and adventure.
Here the first church in Ecuador was built. Then we will take the most interesting and legendary train "tren de los Andes" over the famous devil's nose (3 hours approx.). Our trip continues to the most important Inca Archaeological Complex in Ecuador, the Ingapirca Fortress. In the surroundings, we will see how the famous artisans make the “Panama Hats.” After this interesting visit, we headed to Cuenca.
HOTEL: Posada del Angel or similar (Subject to availability) (B / - / -)



DAY 9: CITY TOUR IN CUENCA – GUALACEO – CHORDELEG
This day we will have a city tour through the city of Cuenca, a city declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and discover its cultural and architectural diversity. visiting the most important churches and monuments of this city, we also observe the broken bridge, and we visit the tourist viewpoint of Turi, where we can have a panoramic view of the entire city of Cuenca. Enjoy the history and architecture of the city on this picturesque tour! In the afternoon we will visit Gualaceo and Chordeleg, two of the most important towns near the city famous for their handicrafts made with gold and silver, and for their colonial traditions.
HOTEL: Posada del Angel or similar (Subject to availability) (B / - / -)

DAY 10: EL CAJAS NATIONAL PARK– GUAYAQUIL CITY
After breakfast we go to a short excursion to El Cajas National Park or the Gualaceo Valley (depending on weather conditions) and then we will travel to Guayaquil. El Cajas National Park has several small lagoons (more than 230). They are the remains of the last ice age. The lakes are connected by small rivers, whose crystal clear waters flow into the Pacific. We will have a short walk through this protected area. We will continue the trip to Guayaquil.
HOTEL: Unipark or similar (subject to availability) (B / - / -)

DAY 12: GUAYAQUIL – MONTANITA -  PUERTO LOPEZ
Today we will have one of the most important routes of the tour we will take a part of the "Ruta del Sol". In Ballenita, you have a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean from a high cliff. Small fishing villages can be visited during the complete tour and beautiful mostly rustic beaches will join us during our trip. Salango and Montañita. Then we continue to Puerto Lopez.
Puerto Lopez is one of the iconic places in Ecuador and has the privilege of receiving the humpback whale show every year, its main attraction. But there is also Isla de la Plata, the best place to practice scuba diving.
HOTEL: Hosteria Mandala or similar (subject to availability) (B / - / -)

DAY 13: ISLA DE LAPLATA (FULL DAY)
This day get ready because we will visit the fantastic Isla de la Plata. Known as the little Galapagos, it is the perfect destination for nature lovers looking for a unique adventure with incredible landscapes and diverse fauna. We will see species similar to those of the Galapagos, such as sea lions, blue-footed boobies and frigates, it is one of the most famous places to snorkel due to its richness and diversity of marine fauna. In the months of June to October this package includes the observation of humpback whales during their love rituals.
HOTEL: Hosteria Mandala or similar (subject to availability) (B/-/-)

DAY 14: MANTA – SANTO DOMINGO - QUITO 
This day we will make a trip from Puerto López, a brief stop at Los Frailes beach, it is one of the most beautiful beaches in Ecuador, because of its extension, white sand, because of the tranquility it offers as it is separated from the road and because it usually be generally empty. It belongs to the Machalilla National Park and is surrounded by cliffs and a viewpoint. To get to the beach you must go through a beautiful dry forest that exhibits species of flora and fauna typical of the area. Then we will continue to Manta, Santo Domingo and then to Quito.
Hotel San Francisco de Quito or similar (subject to availability) (B / - / -)

DAY 14: QUITO - INTERNATIONAL RETURN FLIGHT
Free time in Quito until the time of transfer to the city airport. We reached the end of our services for ECUADOR GREEN TRAVEL, it was a real pleasure to have shared the best of Ecuador with you

 

RATES 2020 - 2021:

TYPE HOTEL  PRICE PER PERSON
TOURIST CLASS   $2638 USD
FIRST CLASS  $3008 USD
ASK FOR THE SPECIAL RATES FOR GROUPS FROM 10 PAX 


INCLUDED:

  • Private transportation throughout the program
  • Professional bilingual guide speaking Spanish and English
  • Transfers airport - hotel - airport in Quito
  • Accommodation in hotels mentioned in category 3 and 4 stars based on double rooms with breakfast included
  • Full board at La Casa del Suizo jungle lodge
  • Excursions according to itinerary
  • Devil's Nose train tickets (if available on the tour date)
  • Tickets to the Museums in Quito

 

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Meals are not specified in the program
  • Amazoonico Tickets $ 5.00
  • Entrance to the butterfly farm $ 5.00
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses, tips, bank transfer costs.