Ecuador Adventure

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Ecuador Adventure

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Destination for this trip:

Ecuador; Quito, Ecuador

Length of trip:

15 days

Approximate price of this trip per person:

from $ 1599 to $ 1599

Best travel dates to go:

January, February, March, September, October, November, December


Detailed Description of this trip:

2-day biking excursion on Mt. Chimborazo, 3-day Ingapirca trek with local guide, cook and porters. Guided tour of Ingapirca, 3-day whitewater rafting trip on the Jondachi and Quijos River (level IV-IV +). Day trip to Otavalo market. ***Requires high level of physical fitness***



Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1 - Quito

    Arrive Quito
    Arrive in Quito
    Hotel

    Arrive in Quito at any time.

  • Day 2 - Ecuador

    Biking Cotopaxi Volcano
    Biking Cotopaxi Volcano
    Bicycling

    Enjoy views of 8 different volcanoes including the world's highest active volcano. Starting at 4,420 m, bike downhill through vocanic ash, paramo, and pine forests, spotting condors.

  • Day 3 - Ecuador

    Biking Mount Chimborazo/Urbina Mountain Refuge
    Biking Mount Chimborazo/Urbina Mountain Refuge
    Bicycling

    Bike through the town of Guano before hitting the area's rugged terrain. Enjoy a picnic with Quichua families before coninuing. Stay in a mountain refuge.

  • Day 4 - Ecuador

    Urbina Mountain Refuge
    Urbina Mountain Refuge - Chill
    Hotel

    At 6,310 m, Mt. Chimborazo is Ecuador's highest point. Enjoy the views from the Urbina Mountain Refuge at its base.

  • Days 5-6 - Ecuador

    Ingapirca Trek
    Hiking
    Hiking

    From Achupallas, trek to Ingapirca, Ecuador's most important Inca site. Pass through remote highlands, indigeous communities, mountain landscapes and lakes.

  • Days 7-8 - Ecuador

    Banos
    Guided Tour
    Adventure

    Take a guided tour of Ingapirca ruins and explore. Relax in the famous thermal hot springs and enjoy scenery with a coffee at an outdoor cafe. Optional hiking, biking, rafting and horseback riding are possible.

  • Day 9 - Ecuador

    En Route to Tena.
    En Route to Tena

    En Route to Tena watch tthe scenery change from towering mountains to lush jungles.

  • Days 10-11 - Ecuador

    Whitewater rafting
    Jondachi and Quijos River Rafting Trip
    Rafting

    Navigate both the wild Jondachi and Quijos River and the cloud forest. The cool water and air make this an excellent change from the tropical Amazon climate.

  • Day 12 - Ecuador

    Hot Spring
    Papallacta Hot Springs
    Relaxation

    Head to the Papallacta hot springs for a well-deserved soalk with stunning views of snowcapped mountains and a glass of wine.

  • Day 13 - Ecuador

    Market
    Otavalo/Quito
    Shopping

    Visit the town of Otavalo and the famous market where you can purchase handmade wares.

  • Day 14 - Ecuador

    Return to Quito
    Adventure

    Return to Quito.

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