ANDES AND COAST - 11 DAYS
This great trip offers you the oportunity to mix the main places of the Ecuadorian Andes and the Pacific coast in an 11 day tour. You will be able to enjoy the wonderful biodiversity, natural landscapes and Cultural places of these two regions of Ecuador, such as Otavalo indigenous market, the birdwatching paradise in Mindo, the active volcano Cotopaxi, the entrance of the Amazon basin in Banos and finally Cuenca city. Then we'll visit the Ecuadorian coast where its beaches will relax you. in a magnificent tour.
ANDES AND NATURE
RATES PER PERSON
GALLERY OF TOUR
AMAZING REGIONS TO DISCOVER
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. Mitad del Mundo. This is one of the most famous attractions in Quito, You can visit the monument or the insitu museum called Inti-Ñan. You can discover the great details of the solar system, the effect that the position of the equator and ancient cultures and much more..!
Otavalo: It is called "Intercultural Capital of Ecuador" for its cultural and historical richness.
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.
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.
PUERTO LOPEZ AND LOS FRAILES BEACH
Los Frailes: is one of the most beautiful beaches in Ecuador, due to its extension, white sand, the tranquility it offers as it is separated from the road and because it is usually empty. It belongs to the Machalilla National Park and is surrounded by cliffs and a viewpoint.
Puerto Lopez: It is known as "Ecological and tourist city", it has beautiful white sand beaches, and the privilege of having the Machalilla National Park. It is a canton in the province of Manabí considered by nature a fishing port, tourist and agricultural center.
ITINERARY DAY BY DAY
Please find below a detailed description of this tour.
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 COAST tour - 11 days. You will be transferred to your hotel in Quito where you will spend the night.
DAY 4: MINDO FULL DAY
In Sachatamia, guests may walk thrugh a natural subtropical jungle, passing pristine rivers while enjoying and observing a variety of endemic trees, plant and wild flower species such as orchids, bromeliads, heliconias and anthuriums, among others.
Recommendations: Rubber boots and rain-proof jacket.
In Sachatamia Lodge you can find the following attractions:
Trekking through different trails
Relaxing in our pool area with custom massages and enjoy our hot tub
Visits to our own lake and waterfalls
You can choose which activities you want to do with our Guide.
DAY 5: COTOPAXI VOLCANO - QUILOTOA LAGOON - BAÑOS
Departure early in the morning from from our designated hotels, through the Panamerican Highway admiring the diverse ecosystems of the route, as a clear sign of the majesty of the Andes. We continue to the Cotopaxi National Park, arriving at the foot of the impressive active volcano. Visit the Museum Park, the Limpiopungo Lagoon and through an interesting hike will reach the forest of chuquirahuas to 4200 meters. (if the weather permits).
After this visit you will reach the Quilotoa Volcano, which has in its crater a stunning turquoise lagoon, making it one of the most beautiful and photographed landscapes of Ecuador. We take a short hike to appreciate the magnificent view of the volcano (if weather conditions allow). Then we’ll have the option to hike to reach the banks of this marvellous lagoon. Late in the afternoon we'll go to Baños, where you will spend the night. Overnight in Baños.
DAY 6: BAÑOS - "ROUTE OF THE CASCADES"
After breakfast, our guide will pick you up at your hotel to visit the surroundings of the town. We will take the "path of the waterfalls" where you will visit the different waterfalls in the area such as: Agoyan, Manto de la Novia and San Pedro, and you will also be able to enjoy the famous "Tarabita", a small cable car that crosses the great canyon over the Pastaza River. Then we will do a trekking to get to "El Pailon del Diablo"; a beautiful waterfall where we can have the opportunity to walk through the cloud forest. Overnight in Baños.
DAY 7: BANOS - TRIP TO 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. Overnight in Montenita.
DAY 8: PUERTO LOPEZ - PLAYA
This day we have a 2-hour trip to Puerto López, in the province of Manabí, we will go to Los Frailes Beach, a magical and quiet place, where you can enjoy unique landscapes and connect with nature at its maximum splendor.
DAY 9: 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.
DAY 10: PUERTO LOPEZ - RETURN TO
We have a long trip back to the capital, about 8 hours. We will pass through several cities of this small country. You will be surprised by the various climatic floors that are very notorious. Our guide will leave you at the hotel.
DAY 11: TRANSFER OUT - END OF OUR SERVICES
Breakfast at the hotel. Our guide will pick you up at his hotel to transfer you to the airport. This will be the end of our tour of Ecuador. We have reached the end of our services for ECUADOR GREEN TRAVEL, it was a real pleasure to have shared the best of Ecuador with you. END OF TOUR
|CITY||HOTEL CATEGORY||HOTEL CATEGORY||HOTEL CATEGORY|
|QUITO||REINA ISABEL HOTEL
|| MERCURE HOTEL
|| SACHATAMIA LODGE
|MEALS INCLUDED|| BREAKFAST
|BANOS||LA FLORESTA HOTEL
|| SANGAY HOTEL
||LUNA VOLCAN HOTEL
|PUERTO LOPEZ||MANDALA HOTEL
||LA TERRAZA HOTEL
||PUERTO LOPEZ HOTEL
Andes And Coast - 11 Days
** All prices are per person. The tour can operate any date with a minimum of 2 people**
|HOTEL CATEGORIES||PRICE PER PERSON|
|3* HOTELS||$1795 USD|
|4* HOTELS||$1999 USD|
|5* HOTELS||$2395 USD|
- Private transportation during the whole program with English speaking guide - driver
- Transfer airport – hotel - airport
- Accommodation in hotels according to your choice in double rooms
- Meals according to the program
- Excursions detailed in the itinerary
- Entrance fees to the museums and visits during the program
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Meals are not specified in the program
- Alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages
- Personal expenses
- wire transfer costs