ANDES AND AMAZON TOUR

On this tour of 6 days - 5 nights, we will cross the Ecuadorian Andes and arrive in the Amazon region where we can enjoy the wonderful biodiversity that the Andes and the Amazon offer for you. We will visit one of the most active volcanoes in the world, without a doubt, a magical place surrounded by nature and beautiful landscapes.

ECUADORIAN JUNGLE

ANDES AND NATURE

CULTURAL HERITAGE

TOUR 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.
  • Termas De Papallacta: famous for its hot springs and pools, as well as its beautiful hilltop setting.
  • La Casa del Suizo: Satiate your curiosity for the Amazon rainforest, learn new things and most importantly, have fun and relax with friends and family in jungle lodges in Ecuador.
  • Cotopaxi National Park: ​Cotopaxi is a tourist place in Ecuador, one of the heights that you cannot miss visiting. Discover here how to get there, climate, altitude, biodiversity, and more. A representative volcano of the Sierra Region.
  • Quilotoa: Quilotoa or "princess diamond" in Kichwa, is one of the colossi of the avenue of volcanoes in whose crater lies a spectacular lagoon, hence you will always hear stories of the Quilotoa Volcano and the Quilotoa Lagoon.
  • 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.
DAY 1: ​TRANSFER AIRPORT TO THE HOTEL

Welcome to Ecuador, a small but certainly charming country full of adventures. Our guide will meet you at the airport, welcome you and give you an introduction about the Andes and Amazon tour - 6 days. You will be transferred to your hotel in Quito where you will spend the night.

  • Double accommodation in a hotel of your choice.
DAY 2: ​​TERMAS DE PAPALLACTA – LODGE IN UPPER NAPO

After breakfast, we will go to the east of Quito. Our first stop will be the Papallacta Hot Springs, this beautiful thermal water spa where you can relax and enjoy pools perfectly suitable for rest 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 for a brief bird watching and we will enjoy the wonderful number of hummingbirds around this place, it is not uncommon to see 14 species of hummingbirds in one hour and the beaked hummingbird. (optional visit, entrance fee not included) 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 transfer to your bungalow. If you wish, you can take a dip on a sandy beach on the Napo River.

  • Meals: ​Breakfast - Dinner
  • Double accommodation in a hotel of your choice.
DAY 3:​ AMAZON JUNGLE FULL DAY (SAMPLE)

Secondary Forest - Las Latas Waterfall - Quichua Family After breakfast, you canoe upriver for ten minutes, reaching a small shore where a fun and exciting one-hour hike begins, discovering the diverse flora and fauna of the secondary jungle forest. After the short walk, you will arrive at the impressive Las Latas waterfall, where you can take a refreshing bath in its crystal-clear waters and enjoy the views of the surroundings, which mixed with the sounds of the jungle, make it an unforgettable experience. You will then return for lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon, you will visit a Quichua family and learn about their millennial culture and traditions, such as gold rinse on the river bank, traditional pottery making, the elaboration of the typical drink "chicha" made of yuca (a traditional Ecuadorian yuca), and the use of the “serbatana” (blowgun for hunting use). After this incredible encounter with the Quichua culture, walk back to the lodge on pads of secondary jungle. Upon arrival enjoy a snack. At night, after dinner, you will have the usual gathering around the fireplace to share the experiences lived during the day. Remember that this is just one example of what a day could be like. You can decide what to do according to your interests in coordination with our guide.

  • Meals: ​Breakfast - Dinner
  • Double accommodation in a hotel of your choice.

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