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Quito – Ecuador

 

 

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Ecuador - 19 Days

ECUADOR - 19 DAYS 

 

A trip through Ecuador Highlights is quite impressive. The country has four drastically different regions: the Andes mountains, the Amazon rainforest and the Pacific coast and, of course, the Galapagos Islands. Each region has its own unique fauna and flora, climate and culture. Explore this beautiful country with our 18-day Relax Ecuador tour. Ecuador Green Travel, will take you to know unique places in the world and will take with you an unforgettable memory.

 

HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Amazon forest: Trek into the rainforest with the bilingual guide and listen to his knowledge.

  • Isla de la Plata: Spot the Humpback Whales in June – September and see the Blue Footed boobies, turtles and tropical fish.

  • Papallacta hot springs: relax in the natural volcanic hot springs of Papallacta.

  • Cotopaxi: One of the highest active volcanoes in the world, covered with an iced peak.

  • Quilotoa Lake: One of the most beautiful lagoons in South America.

  • Banos Rafting: Rafting in the Pastaza River with level III/IV rapids.
     

PROGRAM 

DAY 1: TRANSFER AIRPORT – HOTEL

Transfer from the airport to hotel. Overnight in Quito.
Hotel San Francisco  or similar (subject to availability)

DAY 2: CITY TRIP QUITO – EQUATOR LINE – PULULAHUA CRATER
After your breakfast, you will be picked up at your hotel to start your Quito city tour. At first, you will go to the Panecillo Hill with its famous Virgin Mary statue. You will have an amazing view over the whole city! Then, you will visit all the highlights of beautiful Quito, like the la Basilica church, the main squares, and the San Francisco church. After a typical Ecuadorian lunch, you will go to the Middle of the World Museum called Intiñan. After this, you will also visit the Pululahua crater, before you will finally go back to Quito at the end of the day.
Accommodation in Hotel San Francisco or similar. 

DAY 3: FREE DAY QUITO
Today you will have time to relax and explore Quito by yourself. For example, you can visit the Teleferico, museum or do any other attractions the capital city of Ecuador offers. It is also possible to do an optional day tour. At 11:00 PM a semi-private night bus will bring you to Lago Agrio which takes about 6 hours.
Overnight during transportation.

DAY 4: LAGO AGRIO – AMAZON
From Lago Agrio you will leave at 09:00 AM to start your Amazon tour. First, you will travel by bus/truck to Tierras Orientales (2 hours), where you will start your canoe journey down the Aguarico and continue along the Cuyabeno black water river to your lodge (3 hours approximately). After having dinner your naturalist bilingual guide will give you a captivating lecture.
Accommodation in Jamu Lodge or similar.

DAY 5: CANOE EXCURSION – AMAZON HIKE – ANIMAL SPOTTING
Here our naturalist guide will give you information about the reservation, important recommendations and other tips to start navigating for two hours on the Cuyabeno River of Jamu Lodge. During the canoe ride you get a first glimpse of the jungle and you will see different types of birds such as the caciques, Oropendolas and the prehistoric bird Hoatzin. You may also be able to see a variety of monkeys and other jungle animals, depending on weather and weather conditions. We will arrive at Jamu Lodge around 4:30 pm. At that time you will be shown to your rooms and you can relax a bit. After the NAP we will leave the lodge to swim in the lagoon and see a beautiful sunset in the middle of the large lagoon. Then you will return to the camp for dinner, and you can finish your first day in the jungle, relax in a hammock or have a drink at the bar.
Accommodation in Jamu Lodge.

DAY 6: (option 1): AMAZON HIKE – ANIMAL SPOTTING 
After breakfast there is a walk of approximately 3 to 4 hours in the primary forest, where the guide will explain to us about a tropical forest, and medicinal plants. You can also see big trees like the CEIBO or small insects like ants. You will return to the camp for lunch and take a break and in the afternoon we will go to see the beautiful butterflies and swim in the lagoon. If possible we will be able to observe the beautiful grazed dolphins and enjoy the impressive sun-fall. Then we return to the camp for dinner. At night we do a night activity, focused on the search for alligators on the banks of the river.

DAY 6: (option 2): CANOE EXCURSION – VISIT TO THE COMUNOITY – ANIMAL SPOTTING - AMAZON SHORT HIKING
After breakfast we start in a canoe downstream on a journey of about an hour to visit a family of the Tarapuy community.  We will be able to learn how to prepare cassava, a traditional yucca bread, where we will help in the elaboration.

We will learn to use the materials of the jungle to make bread, in this we occupy all the day; Returning to the Lodge at about two o'clock in the afternoon.  After lunch we have relaxing activities; To end the day we will have a short walk through the primary forest focused on observing nocturnal insects, like spiders, gekos or scorpions and to listen to the noises and sounds of the night.
 

DAY 7: BIRDWATCHING EXCURSION
Early in the morning before breakfast, a birdwatching excursion is optional. Returning to the lodge we have breakfast and then the check out 9:30 AM from the lodge with a transfer to Lago Agrio to take the transport.

The normal tour ends in the city of Lago Agrio at approximately 15 PM.

DAY 8: BACK TO QUITO - PAPALLACTA HOTSPRINGS
After breakfast, we will be from Lago Agrio. After the tour we will arrive at Papallacta (approximately 4 hours), where you can enjoy the beautiful hot spring hotel.
Accommodation at Spa Hotel Papallacta or similar.

DAY 9 (B): PAPALLACTA HOTSPRINGS
Today you can enjoy the hot springs of Papallacta and its surroundings. Papallacta hot springs are one of the highlights on this relaxing tour of Ecuador. There are excellent self-guided walks and there is a full spa where you can enjoy some beauty treatments or massages (Not included). This is well deserved after the jungle adventure of Cuyabeno.
Accommodation at Spa Hotel Papallacta or similar.

DAY 10: CONDOR PARK – OTAVALO – PEGUCHE WATERFALL
On this day, your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Papallacta to to go to Condor park. Here you will learn about the birds and you can enjoy a bird show. After that, you will go to the Otavalo market, where you can walk through the market, enjoy the people and typical Ecuadorian products that they sell. After the market, you will go to the Peguche waterfall. Here you can enjoy the forest while you are hiking to the waterfall.
Accommodation in Hotel San Francisco or similar.

DAY 11: COTOPAXI HIKING / BIKING / HORSEBACK RIDING
After breakfast, private transportation will pick you up to go to Cotopaxi National Park. You can choose between horseback riding, mountain biking or hiking. In the afternoon, you will be dropped off at a local country house (Hacienda) where you can see alpaca’s and enjoy the beautiful mountains.
Accommodation in Hacienda La cienega or similar.

DAY 12: QUILOTOA LAGOON - BAÑOS
In the morning you will be picked up by your guide to drive for about 1,5 hour to go to the Quilotoa crater lagoon which is a beautiful lagoon in the middle of the mountains with an amazing hike down the crater. After a local lunch, you will be brought to Baños, a little town in between the Andes and Amazon region where you will stay a couple of days. At night, the town is full of entertainment like pubs, restaurants and bars, all within a walking distance.
Accommodation in Hotel La Floresta or similar.

DAY 13: RAFTING BAÑOS  - PM BIKING
The atmosphere in Baños is relaxed is a subtropical climate. Today you will go rafting (NOT INCLUDED) on the Pastaza River with level III / IV rapids and in the afternoon you can go by bicycle. There is a beautiful route through the most impressive waterfalls in Ecuador, the Cascade Route. You will travel this route without a guide but with a good bike and helmet (NOT INCLUDED).
Accommodation at Hotel La Floresta or similar.

DAY 14: BAÑOS - ROUTE OF THE CASCADES - TRIP TO RIOBAMBA    
Breakfast. That day you have visit the surroundings of the town. We will take the “road of the waterfalls” where you will visit the different waterfalls in the area and do some trekking to get to “El Pailon del Diablo”; a beautiful waterfall where we can have a chance to walk through the cloud forest. Time for lunch at the town (not included). Then trip to Riobamba.. IN the road we'll make a short visit for having a view of the CHimborazo volcano.. 
HOTEL: Casa Real or similar (subject to availability) (B/-/-)

DAY 15: RIOBAMBA -  INGAPIRCA - CUENCA 
We will enjoy the visit the lagoon of Colta and the Balbanera, the first church was built in Ecuador... Then, we'll go to the train, the most interesting and legendary "Andes-train" over the famous devil's-nose (3 hours aprox). Our Trip continues to the most important Inca archeological Complex of Ecuador, the fortress of Ingapirca. In the surroundings, we will see how the famous artisans make the “Panama Hats”. After this interesting visit, we go to Cuenca.
HOTEL: Posada del Angel or similar (Subject to availability) 

DAY 16: CUENCA HALF DAY CITY TOUR
After breakfast, your guide will pick you up for a private tour through the colonial city of Cuenca. In the afternoon, you will have some free time to explore the city by yourself.
Accommodation in Posada Del Angel or similar.

DAY 17: PUERTO LOPEZ
After breakfast, your relax Ecuador tour will continue in Puerto Lopez at the coastal part of Ecuador. Now, your relaxing days on the beach will start! You can have optional Spanish or surf lessons there.
Accommodation in Hosteria Mandala or similar.

DAY 18: ISLA DE LA PLATA
From the dock of Puerto Lopez you will go by boat for about 1,5 hours to Isla de la Plata. During the summer months (June – August) you will have the chance to see humpback whales. Upon arrival on Isla de Plata you will do a hike to get to know the different birds on this island. After the hike, you will get a box lunch on board and can prepare yourself for optional snorkeling. Around 05:00 PM you will be back in Puerto Lopez.
Accommodation in Hosteria Mandala or similar.

DAY 19: AIRPORT TRANSFER
Today is the last day of your relax Ecuador tour. You will have a transfer back to Guayaquil airport where you will catch your flight back home.
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RATES: 

TOUR 19 DAYS - ECUADOR 
ACOMATION DOUBLE (2 PAX) US$ 5,820
SINGLE (1 PAX) US$ 2,910

 

 

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