ECUADOR GREEN TRAVEL AND TOUR OPERATOR
Address: Ulpiano Paez N21-74 y Robles, Valladolid building, Of. 504 
Tel/Fax: (593-2) 5132657  / Mobile: (593-9) 99256096
E-mail: info@ecuadorgreentravel.net
skype: ecuador.green.travel
msn: carmanrisle@gmail.com
Quito – Ecuador

 

 

Top Panel
A+ R A-

ANDES AND COAST 11 DAYS

 

WANT TO FEEL THE WONDERFUL NATURE THAT ECUADOR OFFERS FOR YOU, VISITING THE WONDERFUL HISTORICAL CENTER OF QUITO TO BE ABLE TO KNOW ABOUT HIS HISTORY AND GREAT ARCHITECTURE THAT WILL TRANSFER TO COLONY'S EPOCAS A DEFINITELY WONDERFUL PLACE, AFTER WE WILL VISIT THE MOST REPRESENTATIVE CHURCHES OF QUITO ALREADY THAT THERE ARE THE MOST REPRETIVE AND EXCEPTIONAL BEAUTY CHURCHES, THE GREATEST ARCHITECTURAL SET IN THE HISTORICAL CENTERS OF IBEROAMERICA.

AFTERWARDS WE WILL DEZPLATE TOWARD THE HALF OF THE WORLD WHERE YOU CAN LIVE AN EXCITING ADVENTURE AS YOU'LL FIND IN "THE HALF OF THE WORLD" AND YOU CAN PERFORM FUNNY ACTIVITIES WITHIN THE MUSEUMS AND YOU CAN KNOW MUCH MORE OF THE ECUADORIAN CULTURE OF COURSE.

THE NEXT DAY WE WILL VISIT COMPLETELY COLORFUL PLACES AS OTAVALO IS LOCATED IN THE INDIGENOUS MARKET WHERE YOU CAN ACQUIRE WONDERFUL CLOTHING IMPLEMENTS OR WHETHER SMALL DETAILS THAT ARE MADE ARTISANALLY WILL FESCINE YOU! ...

WHAT YOU EXPECT TO LIVE AN UNFORGETTABLE ADVENTURE !!

 

ITINERARY: 

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

DAY 2: City line tour (old town and MItad del Mundo) – Overnight in Quito

DAY 3: Otavalo Indian market – Cotacachi and Cuicocha lake – Trip to MIndo – Overnight in MIndo

DAY 4: MIndo Full day (birdwatching – canopy  - Tubbing on river (optional activities) – Overnight in Quito

DAY 5: Cotopaxi volcano – Quilotoa lake – Overnight in Banos

DAY 6: Banos (cascades – rafting)

DAY 7: Banos – Montanita (trip to the coast around 8 hours)

DAY 8: Free Morning in Montanita. Playa los Frailes and then Puerto Lopez – Overnight Puerto Lopez

DAY 9: Full day Isla de la Plata – Overnight Puerto Lopez

DAY 10:   Trip back by car to Quito (8 hours )

DAY 11: Transfer to airport – Flight back home

End of Services.

 

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 (subject to availability)

DAY 2: CITY LINE (QUITO COLONIAL + MIDLE OF THE WORLD)
We’ll visit some of the most famous squares, churches and colonial buildings. La Plaza de la Independencia with its Presidential Palace, the Archbishop Palace, the Municipal building, the Independent Statue and the Cathedral. We’ll continue to the Sagrario, and la Compania churches, and then San Francisco church and convent. We’ll have a look inside the church and will be amazed by the exuberant gold used to decorate the oldest church in Quito. The driver will to take us to the Panecillo and the statue of La Virgin de Quito. From here we’ll have the best views of Quito and the surrounding snowcapped volcanoes! We’ll continue towards Mitad del Mundo where we’ll have lunch first. Mitad del Mundo is one of Quito’s most famous attractions, situated about 10 km to the north of Ecuador’s capital. There is an interesting open-air museum called Inti-Ñan.
It explains the solar system, the effect the position of the equator has on gravity and ancient cultures and their peculiarities. This is definitely worth a visit! Afterwards we’ll be taken back to Quito and dropped off at our hotel.
HOTEL: San Francisco de Quito or similar (subject to availability) (B/-/-)

DAY 3: OTAVALO INDIGENOUS MARKET - BELLAVISTA LODGE

In about two hours we arrived in Otavalo. The city of Otavalo is the heart of its culture and in the market we will find all possible memories at cheap prices. There is also an animal market on the outskirts of the city. Be a part and witness the exchange between the indigenous peoples of Otavalo. In the afternoon we will visit the main sites around Otavalo and the town of Cotacachi, famous for its leather products. Clothes, bags, belts, wallets, sandals, in Cotacachi we will find the best variety at the lowest prices. Then we will visit Lake Cuicocha. This lake is located in an old crater of a still active volcano. We can take an optional boat ride on the lake and observe the fumaroles.
We headed towards Mindo Cloud Forest - bellavista lodge.
HOTEL: Bellavista Lodge or similar (subject to availability) (B/L/D)

DAY 4:  MINDO FULL DAY
Reaching the turn to Bellavista, you climb to the top of the mountain, again with fabulous views, where Bellavista lodge is perched. After breakfast, enjoy the flurry of hummingbirds and take a guided hike into the forest on our varied trails. After a delicious lunch, you can take a further guided hike with a Bellavista naturalist, or explore on your own. A guided hike will acquaint you with the exuberant vegetation (orchids, bromeliads) of the cloud forest,its bird life, and the fascinating adaptations to life in this special environment. The evening is relaxed – during or shortly after dinner, the Olinguito and Kinkajoo often visit the feeders right near the dining-room! There are also an incredible variety of moths, many of which are likely unknown to science….. After a refreshing night’s sleep, an early morning bird hike in the serene morning light is well worthwhile – the best time for birds. At 8 a.m., an ample breakfast is served. Afterwards, perhaps explore on your own, or perhaps go with a guide to a waterfall (hikes according to guide suggestions, availability and your interests!) Every hike reveals something new even for those of us who are fortunate enough to live in the forest every day!! 
Lunch is served at one, and departure time is around 14.30 – 15,00h. Some people take a final hike in the forest, and some take a short siesta, others observe the birds or admire the ever – changing patterns of mist, cloud and sunny mountain vistas....................
Finally, you leave, to be back in Quito before dusk

HOTEL: San Francisco de Quito or similar (subject to availability) (B/-/-)

DAY 5: COTOPAXI VOLCANO AND QUILOTOA LAGOON
Pick up from hotel in Quito by guide and driver. Drive in private transport to the entrance of the Cotopaxi in about an hour and a half. We make a brief visit to the small museum that tells about the park, its nature, wildlife and the eruptions of the centerpiece of the park; The Cotopaxi volcano of 5897 meters. We continue our way to the park and stop at Lake Limpiopungo at 3800 meters. Here we can do an acclimatization walk while observing semi-wild horses, a variety of ducks and hummingbirds and the Andean seagull and lapwing. Drive to the parking lot at 4600 meters. from where there is only a strenuous 45-minute walk to the José Ribas refuge at 4800 meters. On clear days you have the most incredible views here.
After this visit we go to the North Pan-American Highway to go to the quilotoa lagoon, along the way you can see wonderful landscapes (depending on the weather) we will pass through small indigenous towns that are part of the great multiculturalism of Ecuador, after a 3-hour tour 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 aspeco, we can perform different activities such as a walk to the crater, or you can stay to observe and appreciate The wonderful view.
In the afternoon we drive to Baños
HOTEL: La Floresta or similar (subject to availability) (B / - / -)

DAY 6: BANOS DE AGUA SANTA 
That day we have to visit the surroundings of the town. We will take the "waterfalls road" where you will visit the different waterfalls in the area and take some walks to reach "El Pailón del Diablo"; A beautiful waterfall where we can have the opportunity to walk through the cloud forest. 
HOTEL: La Floresta or similar (subject to availability) (B / - / -)

DAY 7: BANOS - MONTANITA 
We will make a long trip towards Montanita on the Ecuadorian coast, where we can perform different activities or just enjoy the beach and at night you can enjoy the city that is well known for the party and the good atmosphere.
HOTEL: Montanita or similar (subject to availability) (B / - / -)

DAY 8: PUERTO LOPEZ - PLAYA LOS FRAILES 
Today we have the morning free to enjoy the beach different options that you have to do in montanita, at noon say goodbye to montanita.
We have a 2-hour trip to Puerto Lopez, in the province of Manabi, We will go to Los Frailes Beach, a magical and quiet place, where you can enjoy unique landscapes and connect with nature in its maximum splendor.
HOTEL: Mandala or similar (subject to availability) (B / - / -)

DAY 9: PUERTO LOPEZ - ISLA DE LA PLATA
This day we'll visit the fantastic Isla de la PLata. We'll see come specias similar to Galapagos, such as sea lions, blue footed boobies and frigates ... Time for snorkeling, Ecuador is very fortunate to have a wide variety of marine species, open your eyes and enjoy the wonders that the Isla de la Plata has for you.

HOTEL: Hosteria Mandala or similar (subject to availability) (B / - / -)          

DAY 10: PUERTO LOPEZ - RETURN TO QUIT0
We have a long trip back to the capital 8 hours aprxim.
Hotel San Francisco de Quito or similar (subject to availability) (B/-/-)

DAY 11: Transfer to airport – Flight back home.

 

INCLUDED

  • Private transportation during the whole program
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Transfers airport – hotel – airport in Quito
  • Lodging in hotels in double rooms including breakfasts
  • Excursions according to the itinerary
  • Devil’s nose train tickets
  • Rafting tour
  • Entrance fees on Cotopaxi National Park, Museums in Quito

 

NOT INCLUDED

  • Meals are not specified in the program
  • Alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses, tips, wire transfer costs.

 

 

OUR EXCELLENCE CERTIFICATES
______________________________

The hard work done and the commitment that Ecuador Green Travel has with its clients, for changing their lives with adventure trips and their wide range of personalized programs and the great satisfaction of their clients, makes us enormously happy and is reflected in our acknowledgments commitment and work.

  • LUXURY TRAVEL GUIDE - WINNER 2016