7, 10, 15, 18, 21 and 30 days.
It allows you to travel through the 4 regions of Ecuador: the Highlands of the Andes, the eastern Ecuadorian Amazon, the Galapagos Islands and the Pacific Coast.
You will enjoy unique trips, with unsurpassed adventure experiences, which can be combined at the client’s request, with self-sufficient resources, allowing the luxury of exploring the 4 regions, interacting with wildlife, ancestral cultures, enjoying unique landscapes, volcanoes, the Amazon, and the Galapagos Islands.
Day 1: The meeting point will be the Mariscal Sucre International Airport, in the city of Quito, the capital of Ecuador. There is also the possibility of starting from the city of Guayaquil.
In any of the cases, a National guide with professional Certification will be waiting for you there.
Depending on the time of Arrival, you can be transfer red direct to your preferred hotel to start your rest. If there is enough time, and the client does not want to waste a single minute of his time, instead of going to the hotel, we will start with a fantastic city tour, with a visit to the half of the world Latitud 0,00, the Mariscal Sucre National Museum, and the cable car. We will end the day with a delicious dinner.
Day 1: We will travel by private car to Alausí. From here, we will visit the viewpoint of the Devil’s Nose, where we will tell its history, which narraste that the first locomotive of the train, which arrived on June 25, 1908 at the station of Chimbacalle (Quito), travelled 452 km to the Devil’s Nose, where it was last for making a pact with the débil. Sincé then, he has been part of Ecuador’s national history.
We will visit the most impressive places of the cultural heritage of this sector during this day. Alausí is known for being a town of longevity and eternal life. We will finish the day enjoying a delicious dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 1: After breakfast, we will start trekking through the Andes Mountains.
We will trek for 3 days and 2 nights along the legendary Inca Trail.
In Ozogoche, we will start the Qhapaq Ñan route.
We will walk 138 km through the middle of the moor, enjoying its beautiful landscapes and natural charms.
We will arrive at the Solar Temple of Hatun Cañar, now known as Ingapirca, the Ruin of the Incas. Along the way, we will camp in tents in the ancient tambos.
Day 2: During the Inca Trail, we will cross the borders of the provinces of Carchi, Imbabura, Pichincha, Chimborazo, Cañar, Azuay, Guayas and Loja; in other words, we will cross the routes of the Andes mountain range.
The Qhapaq Ñan will take us back to our Inca past. It is one of the historical roads where the great royalty walked and kept their treasures. This route, called the Three Crosses, includes preserved sections of the Qhapaq Ñan, crossing ruins and a bridge made by the Incas.
Finally, you will pass through the Culebrillas sector, at an altitude of between 3,200 and 4,500 metres above sea level.
Day 3: On this last day of trekking, we will walk along the Vía Real, which connected the two main Administrative centres of the Tahuantinsuyo empire: Quito and Cuzco (capital of the Incas), linking all the Andean nations and towns of Chincha Suyo. We will observe cobbled sections, traces of drainage ditches for the rain, walks and Returning walks, as Well as several structures of the ancient tambo.
The tambos, or ancient dwellings, where located every 20 to 25 km to provide rest. This is where the court and the royal army of the Incas where house. Once we have completed the crossing, Arriving at the Inca ruins at Ingapirca, we will continue by vehicle to the city of Cuenca, where we will spend the night in a hotel.
Day 1: In the morning we will take a full day excursión to El Cajas National Park, an important icon to visit. We will hike on foot, appreciating the beautiful and unique high altitude landscapes of the park, with its multitud of lakes, its characteristic moorlands, the characteristic llamas, the majestic condors, and the endemic polylepis trees. We will end the day with a delicious dinner. Overnight in Cuenca.
Day 2: We will take a City Tour around the city. We will visit the handicrafts market, the handicrafts house of the toquilla Straw hat, the Well-known city of Chordeleg for its gold and silver jewellery, the Tomebamba River Valley, the Historic Centre of Cuenca and its historical areas, for being an architectural complex with hundreds of heritage buildings, Works of art and archaeological remains.
You should know that on December 1, 1999, UNESCO declared the Historic Centre of Cuenca a World Heritage Site.
We will finish the day with a night tour of the city.
Day 1: In the morning we will travel to Loja, in the south of the Sierra. We will visit the Jipiro Park, the Villonaco Wind Power Plant, the Podocarpus National Park, the Loja Municipal Zoo, the Catholic Cathedral, the Botanical Garden, the Archaeological Museum, the Saraguro Village, with its handicrafts workshops, where huts are made from sleep wool. We will visit the waterfall of the Virgin, with an altitude of 30 m, and the waterfall of the Inca, with an altitude of 60 m. We will visit the Cave of the Inca, and the Saraguro Market.
You should know that, between the 20th and 28th of January, the Guayacanes Bloom, a unique and marvellous spectacle.
Day 2: In the morning, we will leave in the Direction of the south of Macas, between the Upano river. A Journey in vehicle, for more than 10 hours, with some technical stops on the way, we will cross 7 cantons that are on the way. We will arrive in Macas, where we will spend the night in a hotel.
We will go on an expedition to the legendary Tayos Cave. We will go Caving in caves for 3 days and 2 nights. For this expedition, it is recommended to have experience in caverns and/or underground caves, and to be in good physical condition, Sincé, to reach this mysterious cavern, you have to rappel down, with climbing ropes, for approximately 60 m and, on your return, climb the same stretch with ropes to solid Ground. It is a geological formation that has given rice to several caverns, which communicate with each other through galleries and passages of different heights and dimensions inside them. There are drops ranging from 1 m in height to more than 50 m in height. In some parts, the galleries are 300 m wide and reach more than 9 km in length.
Day 1: On the first day, we will drive through the jungle to a Shuar community where we will spend the first night. We will end the day with a traditional dinner. Before resting, we will tell stories about the Tayos Cave and the Shuar culture.
Day 2: Breakfast at 7 am. We will continue our expedition on foot through the jungle towards the entrance of the cave. We will descend one by one, with ropes, for approximately 60 m, with rappelling techniques, to the inside of the black chamber. Here everything is Dark and it is a very challenging and unforgettable place.
Once we reach the interior, we will move to the altar sector, where we will place the camping tents, to spend 1 night in the interior of this cave. After a short lunch, we will go on an exploratory walk of several kilometres to discover its underground fauna and flora. The interior of the cave is full of stalagmites and stalactites temples. We will observe various species of bats, petrified species, spiders, scorpions, water Salamanders, shrimps and freshwater crabs, toads and, if we are lucky, we will find cave boas, whose speciality is hunting bats. Inside the cave flows a beautiful river with a splendid waterfall. After several hours of walking, we will return to the camp for dinner. Before resting, we will talk about the stories and legends of the Tayos Cave.
Day 3: We will start the day with a short breakfast. We will then break camp, and return to the sector where we will make the ascent with ropes, climbing up to the top of the mainland. At this point, we will have a comforting lunch outside the cave.
We will start our hike to the exit where we will continue to Puerto Misahuallí, where we will stay in an eco-lodge on the banks of the Napo River in the Amazon. We will enjoy dinner and a Well deserved rest.
Day 1: The adventure begins with rafting on a class III river, covering more than 25 km. In the middle of the trip, we will make a technical stop to have a delicious lunch on the banks of the river, on a white sandy beach. With the second half of the rafting trip, we will arrive at Puerto Napo around 3 pm. Here a motor canoe will be waiting for us to continue on the Napo River for more than 1 hour to Kingfisher Eco-Camping Lodge, where we will be served a hot wayusa tea or coffee. We will finish the day with a delicious dinner.
Day 2: We will start the tour by motor canoe on the Napo River. We will observe bird species that inhabit the banks of this river. We will visit a lagoon in habitad by caimans and the prehistoric bird hoatzin-Opisthocomus hoatzin. We will visit an organic fine aroma cacao farm, where we will learn how to make handmade chocolate, and then enjoy a delicious fresh fruit salad.
We will visit the wild animal rescue centre “Amazónico”, where we will be able to meet species of the Amazonian fauna, such as: Green anaconda – Eunectes murinus, land turtles, monkey species, parrots, macaws, toucans, peccaries, Cusumbo, kinkajou potos Flavus, tapir, freshwater turtles, among others.
We will enjoy a delicious lunch.
We will visit a family where we will appreciate the elaboration of pottery, extraction of pita fibre to make handicrafts. We will navigate in canoe by paddle, in a lagoon where we will observe the Arapaima Gigas fish. We will continue our canoe trip to a community where we will spend the second night in the jungle. After dinner, we will end the day with an ancestral demonstration of the Shamán.
Day 3: We will start the day at 06:00 am with a canoe trip on the Arahuano River, observing the diversity of birds, until we reach a clay lick, a special place for parrots and parakeets to feed; here we will be able to observe 2 species of parakeets and 1 parrot: the Dusky-headed Parakeet, Cobalt-winged Parakeet, and the Blue-headed Parrot.
After this visit, we will return for breakfast.
We will take a short break and then continue our activities in the community. We will visit a huge ceiba Pentandra tree, the children’s school, and the communal meeting house. We will have a gathering at the maloca house, where there will be the presentation of a typical dance, and we will observe the elaboration of the traditional chicha de yucca.
We will enjoy a delicious lunch, based on the typical gastronomy of the Amazon. Afterwards, we will paddle a canoe down the river to the bridge for approximately 2 hours. Here we will continue by vehicle to our Next destination.
Day 1: We will start from the city of Coca, after breakfast. At 09:00 am, we will transfer to the dock of the Napo River, where we will set sail in a private canoe, sailing for about 75 km approximately, Arriving to the Añangu Yasuní sector, where we will stay in an eco-lodge for 4 nights. After lunch, we will hike through the jungle to discover its fauna. We will climb the first bird and monkey observation tower. We will end the day with a delicious dinner.
Day 2: The tour starts at 06:30 am. We will navigate by canoe to a clay licks or collpas, where it is possible to observe 7 different species of parrots. We will then walk for 45 minutes to the second mixed clay licks of parakeets and red parrots, Scarlet Macaw. We will visit the Kichwa community, to appreciate their ancestral and typical Amazonian customs. In the afternoon, we will take a walk in the jungle to discover its fauna, with the possibility of seeing monkeys, toucans, guans and macaws. We will end the day with a delicious dinner.
Day 3: In the morning we will go for a walk, where we will learn about plants and discover the native fauna. In the afternoon, we will walk to the second bird and monkey observation tower, appreciating the Green mantle of the palm trees of the marchands. We will end the day with a delicious dinner and a Well-deserved rest.
Day 4: We will leave by canoe to the Pompeya sector, where we will continue to the scientific station Limoncocha. At this point, we will cross by canoe to the other side of the large lagoon, where we will spend the night in a rustic eco-lodge. After lunch, we will hike through the jungle to a large ceiba Pentranda tree. Before sunset, there will be time for sport fishing for piranhas! After dinner, we will go night sailing to observe the large black caimans, and a multitud of fire flies.
Day 5: At 05:30 am, we will leave by canoe to navigate through the Canyon, and to the surroundings of the large lagoon, for the sightings of bird species and Howler monkeys. Below is a short list of the birds we will be able to see: Hoatzin- stinking turkey, Osprey, Unicorn Screamer Anhima Cortuna Wattled Jacana, Grater Ani, Limpkin Carrao, Red capped Cardinal, Kingfisher, Cocoi Heron, Fasciated Tigeer Heron, Neo tropical Cormorant, Aninga Anbinga, woodpeckers, parrots, parakeets, blue Macaw, toucans, jacamars, donacobius atricapilla, Capped Heron.
After a good breakfast, we will leave by canoe to the scientific station. From the scientific station we will take land transport to the city of Coca, where we will continue in our private vehicle to our Next destination, the Chaco, where we will spend the night in a hotel.
Day 1: In the morning, we will travel for 1 hour to the Cayambe National Park in Coca. We will visit the largest waterfall in Ecuador, 135 metres high. We will then drive to the community of Oyacachi, located at an altitude of approximately 4,000 metres above sea level. We will cross an Andean páramo in the Napo Province.
In the north west of the Napo Province, we will spend the night in a lodge. For the rest of the afternoon, we will enjoy a bath in thermal waters, with temperatures ranging from 25 to 40ºC; these waters are attributed with curative and relaxing powers. These waters come from the slopes of the Cayambe Volcano.
We will enjoy a delicious dinner and a refreshing rest.
Day 2: We will enjoy activities in the community of Oyacachi: culture, traditions, handicrafts of the best recycled wood carvings, pottery and ancestral customs. Afterwards, we will continue our Journey to the city of Baños. We will stay in a hotel and take a night tour in Chiva. We will visit the Bellavista viewpoint and the Pailón del Diablo waterfall.
Day 1: In the morning we will visit the tree house and the swing at the end of the world. We will take a tour by bicycle or vehicle. We will do the waterfall route, the glass bridge, and canyoning in waterfalls. We will take a walking tour through the town of Baños, to see the markets and the gothic design church. After dinner, we will have a nice moment of recreation, going to a typical bar, where it will be possible to dance and have some cocktails.
Day 2: We will enjoy the Ruta del Encanto Azul. We will visit the handicrafts market in the Salasaca community; the ethno-cultural museum of handicrafts and typical costumes; we will see typical houses; we will admire the diverse traditional Andean clothing, the art and culture square of the place. We will continue to the Nitón hill, where we will appreciate the Tungurahua volcano.
From this point, it will be possible to paraglide, admiring the 5 Snow-capped peaks of the route of the volcanoes, such as: the Ilinizas, the Cotopaxi, the Chimborazo, the Carihuayrazo and the Tungurahua, and their surrounding communities. We will spend the night in a lodge.
Day 1: In the morning, we will hike for 3 hours. We will visit the yellow lagoon inside Sangay, where we will appreciate the unique and enchanting Andean landscape. We will return to the refuge. After lunch, we will return for a 5 hour hike. We will continue by vehicle to the village of Pelileo, where we will spend the night in a hotel.
Day 2: We will travel by vehicle to the hacienda Releche, an area of the Sangay National Park. We will hike for 8 hours until we reach the Collanes refuge, located at 3,920 m.a.s.l., where we will spend the night, have a campfire, and serve ourselves a delicious hot coffee. After enjoying a delicious dinner, we will go to rest.
Day 3: We will descend the mountain and continue by vehicle to the Penipe cantón. From here, we will walk to the Ojo del Fantasma volcano. We will visit the hot springs and waterfalls of Tambo, which are located on the slopes of the Tungurahua volcano. It will be possible to take a bath in the natural hot water pools of these hot springs. On the way back, we will visit the Route of Rum, where we will taste the different kinds of handmade rum, elaborated by the families of this sector, as Well as their traditional gastronomy. We will return to the lodge. We will enjoy a delicious dinner and proceed to rest.
Day 4: We will start the day with a hike through the paramo of the Llangahua Reserve. On this hike, we will enjoy the scenery and fauna of the Andes. We will be accompanied by our native guide, who will provide us with his explanations and knowledge.
In the town of Chunchi, we will enjoy a traditional lunch. In the afternoon, we will continue by vehicle to the base of Puñay; we will continue on a 3 hour hike until we reach the Puñay mountain. We will start at 2300 masl and climb up to 4346 masl. Once we reach the Summit, we will be able to camp in tents for the night. Before sunset, we will visit a beautiful viewpoint, where we will observe the incredible sunset over the Andes.
Day 5: We will start the trek by vehicle, to reach the Machay refuge, located at 4851 masl. Here we will walk to the sacred cave of the Machay temple, where our ancestors worshipped Gods such as the sun and the moon. It is a site of offerings of the Puruhaes, Incas and the inhabitants of the area, and even today they come to ask and pay favours to Taita Chimborazo.
During the walk, we will observe cliffs, vicuñas and the Solitary tree. We will continue to the refuge, where we will have lunch.
In the afternoon, we will ride our bicycle to the Llangahua Paramo Reserve, where we will spend the night in an eco-lodge.
Day 6: We will visit the Shalalá viewpoint, located at 3900 masl. Here we will appreciate the beautiful panoramic view of the Quilotoa Volcano Lagoon. The crystal clear waters of the lagoon make the landscape one of the most enchanting places in Ecuador and the world.
We will descend to the lagoon, inside the cráter of the volcano, being possible to make a canoe trip. The ascent takes 2 hours.
Finally, we will continue to the Chimborazo Fauna Production Reserve, where we will spend the night in an eco-lodge.
Day 7: We will follow the route to the Cotopaxi Volcano, inside the Cotopaxi National Park. Once inside the National Park, we will hike from the car park to the José Rivas refuge, located at 4,864 m.a.s.l., which will take approximately 2 hours. You will appreciate the petrified lava, coming from volcanic eruptions, the beautiful landscapes of the Snowy mountain and its peaks.
It is an exciting trip, which will start with the espectacular views of the Andean landscape, on the Avenue of the volcanoes. After this tour, we will continue by vehicle to Laguna de Limpiopungo, where we will enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Cotopaxi volcano. We will observe wild horses, hawks and the Andean páramo. After that, we will visit the Mariscal Sucre Interpretation Centre, where we will appreciate the handicrafts of this sector. We will continue to our Lodging in a lodge.
Day 8: We will travel by vehicle to the Ilinizas Sur Volcano. We will hike for 2 hours to the camping area, where we will spend the night. After a short rest, we will hike for 3 to 4 hours on this stratovolcano.
We will visit the Laguna de los Patos, where we will appreciate the glaciers on the Summit, observe the Andean Cóndor, the hawks, and the curiquingues. We will walk through the paramo and primary forest of the Andes. Afterwards, we will descend to the Golden waterfall and the hot springs of the Cunuyacu sector. Here it is possible to take a hot water bath in the natural pools. We will return to the camp, where the day will end with a delicious dinner.
Day 9: We will return from the mountain to our starting point, to take our vehicle and drive to Quito, where we will spend the night in a hotel.
Day 1: Expedition to the Galapagos Islands. In the morning we will leave Quito by plane to Baltra.
Day 2: Daily tours, to Seymour, to Bartolomé.
Day 3: Visit to Isabela Island, the breeding centre, the island’s wetlands, and visit to Tintoreras Island.
Day 4: Full Days Snorkeling Tours, visit to Cabo Rosa Tunnels and sailing to Santa Cruz Island.
Day 5: Visit to the Twins, visit to Tortuga Bay beach, sea lion viewing, and visit to the iguana island.
Day 6: Transfer to Isabela Island, visit the Wall of Tears and Wetlands.
Day 7: Kayak tour.
Day 8: Trekking tour to Sierra Negra Volcano.
Day 9: Diving in reefs, where you can appreciate the marine fauna.
Day 10: Transfer to Santa Cruz. Transfer to Quito Airport.
Day 1: We will continue our Journey to Mindo for 1 hour and 30 minutes, where we will do activities and tours in the area. We will visit the butterfly garden, to learn about their 4 stages of life; we will visit the orchid gardens, and the hummingbird species farms. We will go tubing, Canopy, and waterfalls. We will enjoy a delicious dinner in Mindo, and then spend the night in a lodge.
Day 1: We will travel to Otavalo, visit the traditional markets, learn about their handicrafts, visit the Cuicocha lagoon, the Yaguar Cocha, and the Peguche waterfall. We will travel to the Cotacachi Volcano of the Cotacachi-Cayapas Ecological Reserve, where we will stay in an eco-lodge. We will enjoy a delicious dinner and a Well-deserved rest.
Day 2: We will have a fantastic day of trekking through the Cotacachi-Cayapas Ecological Reserve, enjoying the Andean cóndor route. We will climb to the top of the mountain, where it is possible to observe the moor Wolf, the cervicabra, the white-tailed deer, the rabbit, the chucuri, the Andean bear, and the puma. We will enjoy lagoons such as Piñán, where several species of ducks, coots and the silver grebe can be seen. If the weather permits, and the horizon is clear, we will be able to observe several Andean condors. We will finish the day enjoying a delicious dinner at the eco-lodge, and a Well-deserved rest.
With a route of more than 125 km, we will enjoy the beach and sand, surf and an unparalleled gastronomy. We will enjoy the Machadilla National Park, the Isla de la Plata, Puerto López, Salango, Montañita, Canoa, Santa Elena, the Churute Mangroves, the chocolate Factory, the port of El Morro, the traditional shrimps farms, Mompiche, Santay Island and the Malecón 2000. In the months of July and August of each year, migratory whales can be observed.
The price of the tour includes, from Quito and/or Guayaquil
Private transportation from Quito and/or Guayaquil.
Lodging in hotels, in the mountain refuge, the eco-lodge, and the campsite.
Tour in chiva.
Camping and sleeping bag.
Full board during the contracted tour.
Purified water to drink during the tours.
Payment of all entrance fees and visits.
National guide, with bilingual certifícate.
Excursions and activities.
Rubber boots (only up to size # 44).
The price of the tour does NOT include
Hydration drinks, tips and any other requirements not specified in the tour itinerary and contract with the tourists.
Dinner on the last day of the tour.
12% VAT tax.
Price table and accommodation in superior tourist class and first class.
Children under 12 years old pay 50% of the rate.
Please left us know the Number of people, the days available for the tour, the specific sites you are interested in visiting, and the type of services you wish to hire. Mid Tourist Class, or First Tourist Class. With private transport or Public transport.
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