5-Day Adventure in The Andes and the Amazon from Quito

Quito, Ecuador

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Overview

Experience some of Ecuador’s top attractions on this multi-day excursion to the Andes and Amazon. After a convenient hotel or airport pickup, enjoy activities that include visiting Quito’s historic center or Pululahua Crater, exploring Cotopaxi National Park by foot, bike, or horseback, and marveling at Pailon del Diablo waterfall. Enjoy complimentary meals, accommodations, transportation, and access to a bilingual guide.
  • Explore the beauty and history of Quito, the Andes, and the Amazon
  • Learn about the region’s diverse ecosystems from a knowledgeable guide
  • Visit Cotopaxi National Park, Pailon del Diablo, and Cascadas de Latas
  • Make the most of limited time with convenient airport or hotel transfers

Accommodation 4 nights in double room with private bathroom
Bilingual naturalist guide
Professional English speaking driver (except during drop off Tena-Quito on Day 5)
Pick up and drop off at Quito’s hotel or Airport
Meals as described in the itinerary (4x breakfast, 2x lunch, 2x dinner)
Activities as described in the itinerary
24/7 assistance in Dutch, English and Spanish
English speaking guide included during the mentioned activities
Breakfast (4)
Lunch (2)
Dinner (2)
Food & drinks that are not mentioned in the itinerary
Upgrades to luxurious hotel rooms
Optional tips for guide
Personal travel & health insurance

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
After arriving, you’ll be picked up at the airport or in a hotel in Quito.

Airports

  • Mariscal Sucre Airport, Quito Ecuador


Departure Time

9:00 AM
Itinerary
Quito Old Town
After arriving, you’ll be picked up at the airport or in a hotel in Quito. In the afternoon, you’ll have a private city tour through the whole Historical Centre of Quito or to the Pululahua Crater and Middle of the World. Finally, you will be dropped at Hacienda close to Cotopaxi where you can relax the rest of the day.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
 Accommodation in Hacienda Papagayo Sur or similar.
Meals:
  Not Included
Cotopaxi National Park
After breakfast, you’ll visit the Cotopaxi National Park in a private tour where you can choose between the standard option hiking and biking but horseback riding is also possible. The Cotopaxi is an active volcano of 5.897 meters high and the activities will start on a level of 3.800 meters. In this National Park, you can spot many foxes, wild horses and sometimes even Andean Condors. Drop off will be at your hotel in Baños.
Duration: 7 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
 Accommodation in Hotel Floresta or similar.
Meals:
 Breakfast  Lunch  
Baños De Agua Santa
Baños de Agua Santa, commonly referred to as Baños, is an Ecuadorian city in Tungurahua province. It is known as the “Gateway” to the Amazon region, as it the last big city still located in the mountains before reaching the jungle.The atmosphere is laid back and relaxed in this sub-tropical climate. In the morning you visit the famous “Swing to the End of the World” and the “Pailon del Diablo” waterfall. Transfer to the Eco-lodge in Tena where there will be served a delicious dinner. Afterwards, you can enjoy a special welcome drink and a relaxing chat with the administrator to coordinate and discuss next days’ activities.
Duration: 7 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Accommodation:
 Accommodation in Eco-Lodge Suchipakari or similar.
Meals:
 Breakfast  Dinner  
Cascadas de Latas
After breakfast, you will depart by canoe upstream for 10 minutes to arrive at a small shore, where you will begin a short walk for one hour. After our short hike, you will find yourselves at a breathtaking waterfall: “La Cascada de Latas”. You can have a refreshing bath in its clear crystal waters and you can enjoy the surrounding views. Then you will return along the same way to have lunch at the lodge. After lunch, you will put on your rubber boots to start an exciting walk in the jungle’s primary forest. After about three hours of walking, you will arrive at the Lodge again. At night you can have a dinner and a well-deserved rest.
Duration: 8 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
 Accommodation in Eco-Lodge Suchipakari or similar.
Meals:
 Breakfast  Lunch  Dinner  
Quito Old Town
Breakfast in the lodge and shared transfer back to Quito (or airport).
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
  Not Included
Meals:
 Breakfast  
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Important things to bring: warm, windproof and waterproof clothing, appropriate shoes or boots, water, sun block, sunglasses, pocket money and passport.
  • Bring your own rain poncho otherwise buy it here in Ecuador and take it with you for the activities because the weather could change suddenly in the rain-forest and you might get wet
  • Please take with you some plastic bags to protect your camera and important documents from the rain
  • If you like to enjoy watching at Animals please get some binoculars (10×40 are much better)
  • It is mandatory to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • In order to process your reservation please help us with all this information:
  • What time and where is the pick-up on Day 1
  • Arrival and departure information of international flights
  • Room type (twin, matrimonial) or triple (in case of a group with 3 or more guests)
  • Whatsapp phone number (in case you use Whatsapp and would like us to contact you that during your stay via Whatsapp)
  • For all guests:
  • Passport numbers
  • Date of birth
  • Nationality
  • Food restrictions
  • Medical restrictions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precaution to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat ‘street food’, only eat peeled fruits, etc.)
  • The operator cannot take any responsibility for any illnesses or missed meals & tours due to an illness.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Start times are subject to change according to flights and time of arrival
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation policy

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