Destination

Ecuador

Duration

8 Days

Price

From $2,498 pp

Adventure comes in many forms and Ecuador offers a wide variety of experiences. Enjoy a fun filled getaway with opportunity for mountain biking, hiking, white water rafting, rappelling, horseback riding and more.

Days Activities Accommodations
Day 1
Quito
  • Arrival Transfer (International)
Dann Carlton - Executive Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 2
Quito
  • Colonial Quito & Teleférico (including Lunch)
Dann Carlton - Executive Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 3
Quito
  • Cycling Nono Tandayapa Downhill (including picnic lunch)
Dann Carlton - Executive Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 4
Napo Territory - Ecuador
  • Transfer Quito- Hakuna Matata (Arrival)
  • Hakuna Matata - Guided Nature Hike 3.5 Hours
Hakuna Matata - Hakuna Supreme
Full Board
Day 5
Ecuador - Napo Territory
  • Hakuna Matata - Rafting Class 3/3+ Rapids
Hakuna Matata - Hakuna Supreme
Full Board
Day 6
Banos
  • Canyoning Banos
Samari Spa Resort - Junior Suite
Bed and Breakfast
Day 7
Cotopaxi - Quito
  • Transfer Baños - Cotopaxi
  • Cotopaxi Horseback Riding
Hacienda El Porvenir - Traditional Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 8
Quito
  • Transfer Cotopaxi - Quito
  • Departure Transfer (International)

Day 1
Quito

Welcome to Quito! A Travelous representative will be waiting for you in the passenger area holding a sign with your name on it. Transfer in private vehicle with full assistance to your hotel for overnight.

Dann Carlton - Executive Room

Day 2
Quito

After an early morning breakfast, the tour will depart towards the city center of downtown Quito, or Centro Historico, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978.

We will start with a panoramic view of Alameda Park and the Basilica, followed by a walk down the street of the Seven Crosses. The trip will continue with a walking tour, starting at Independence Square. From here, we will visit the presidential palace, the main cathedral, the gold-plated La Compan\u237\'eda Church, San Francisco Church and San Francisco Plaza.

After lunch we will go up to the Telef\u233\'e9rico Complex. This is a cable cart which was built over an area of 160 hectares in the outskirts of Pichincha and the summit of Cruz Loma. The Teleferico reaches 4050 meters on the summit of Cruz Loma and gives every visitor a spectacular view of the city and its surroundings including more than 14 peaks of the Andes which is called the Avenue of Volcanos.

After the tour we will return to Quito and you will be taken to your hotel.

Dann Carlton - Executive Room

Day 3
Quito

After an early breakfast we depart Quito, heading northwest towards Mindo. As we reach the highest point on this trip (3,000 mts) we switch to mountain bikes and start the descent passing the quaint village of Nono as we watch the vegetation change from cloud forest to low mountain forest. As we descend the path we've chose will lead to the small birding paradise of Tandayapa. Keep one eye on the road and the other toward the sky: there"s a good chance to see parrots, hummingbirds, toucans and caciques; we will stop for a picnic lunch along the way. Afterwards we will continue through desert areas, until we reach the Equatorial Line. From here we will drive back to Quito.

Dann Carlton - Executive Room

Day 4
Napo Territory - Ecuador

After breakfast, you will be escorted to Hakuna Matata in Napo Province, this private hacienda measures approximately 150 ha and is the perfect place to enjoy a never-ending series of activities, which this area lends itself to more than any other.

Upon arrival to Hakuna Matata, enjoy a welcome drink and lunch in the Pangaea Restaurant. After lunch the first excursion will be organized for the afternoon.

This guided walk of about 3.5 hours is quite an experience. A knowledgeable guide will accompany you through a private forest explaining the medicinal properties of plants and trees, pointing out insects, and share age-old native customs.

Day 5
Ecuador - Napo Territory

Enjoy an optional day of river rafting, on the upper Jatunyacu river. Rafting trips are operated by a local company led by experienced bilingual guides with top-of-the-line equipment. Rafting excursions must be paid locally.

Day 6
Banos

After an early morning breakfast, we will continue to Banos, where we will arrive to the respective hotel. After an optional lunch, we will bike the waterfall route.

Canyoning down the waterfalls with ropes is an activity that allows you feel the water all around you as you descend the waterfall. You won"t need previous experience to enjoy all the excitement, as it is an easy run, suitable for anybody in fair physical shape.

Samari Spa Resort - Junior Suite

Day 7
Cotopaxi - Quito

We will depart from Banos heading north through the "Avenue of the Volcanoes" enjoying spectacular views of different volcanoes along the way.

Horseback riding is one of the best ways of getting to know the Andes, their culture and the surrounding wilderness. This morning we will depart from the hotel after breakfast for a 3.5hour horse ride to the heights of Ruminahui. Following a brief lecture on horseback riding we will begin our ride through the majestic "paramos", along trails filled with rich legend and history. We can admire wild bulls and horses, native birds all in the marvelous landscape of the Ecuadorian highlands.

Hacienda El Porvenir - Traditional Room

Day 8
Quito

Transfer in private vehicle with English speaking driver from Cotopaxi to Quito.

Unfortunately, we say goodbye to you today. Transfer in private vehicle with full assistance to the Airport for your flight home. Keep the memories alive and we hope to see you in Ecuador again soon. Stay Travelous!

With its abundance of plants, animals, microorganisms and ecosystem, its four natural regions (Amazon, Andes, Galapagos, Pacific Coast, and its relatively small surface (approximately 280,000 km2/173938.88 square miles), Ecuador positions itself as the most diverse country per square meter in the world. A touristic paradise where in just a few days you can discover the glory of the Andes, bathe on lush Pacific Ocean beaches, explore the richness of the Amazon and marvel at the wonders of the Galapagos Islands.

Dann Carlton

Discreet, elegant, classic and welcoming hotel in Quito. Attractive interiors, with cutting edge design, make stays at this hotel from the Dann Carlton Hotels line highly enjoyable, distinguished by friendliness and innovation in its services.The Hotel in Quito has 210 rooms; swimming pool; gym; squash court; restaurant and bar.

Cozy, comfortable and warm. Direct access to the exclusive Smart Floor, a space specially-designed to make business stays in the Ecuadorian capital more efficient and productive. Double bedTV 24" WiFi Mini-refrigeratorBathtubHairdryer Iron and ironing boardAir conditioningHot waterVoltage: 110W Security systems -

Hakuna Matata Lodge

Hakuna Matata located in the Napo Province, this private hacienda measures approximately 150 ha. and is the perfect place to enjoy to the fullest a never-ending series of activities, which this area lends itself to more than any other. Upon arrival to Hakuna Matata, the staff will help you carrying your luggage. They will offer you welcome drink and lunch at the Pangea Restaurant.

Samari Spa Resort

Welcome to Samari Spa Resort, the perfect location to enjoy the pleasures of life in Banos de Agua Santa. Discover the enchanting landscapes and unique adventures. Samari Spa Resort offers spectacular rooms, Spa with indoor pool, gourmet restaurants, indoors and outdoors bars, original tavern, variety of activities and unforgettable adventures.

More spacious, more luxurious\u8230\'85 the Junior Suites were built with the aim of promoting a feeling of absolute well-being for guests. The suites feature a King Size bed, Jacuzzi, wood fireplace, television, wireless internet, safe, hairdryer, and telephones.

Hacienda El Porvenir

Hacienda El Porvenir offers a different kind of experience. Located about 60km south of Quito, beyond the robust little town of Machachi and set in grassy highlands at a breathtaking 3,600m. This is the homestead of a 4,500 hectare working cattle property. Grass roofed and terracotta walled, the hacienda is heated by roaring log fires beside which you can enjoy hearty Ecuadorian highland meals like locro de papa (a creamy potato soup served with avocado and cheese) or llapingachos (potato and cheese pancakes). This is a relaxed, rural accommodation - and an excellent base for mountain adventures. The estate"s property borders Cotopaxi National Park, the centrepiece of which is the magnificent snow-capped, active volcano Cotopaxi. Vistors use the hacienda as a base for acclimatisation before an attempt on Cotopaxi"s summit; however, there are also excellent trails for lower altitude trekking and mountain biking. Horse riding, of course, is also on the menu of activities; kitted out in a highland poncho and llama-skin chaps to keep out the cold, you will feel like one of the chagras (cowboys) who are the hacienda"s expert riding guides.

The 5 traditional hacienda double rooms offer every comfort for a well-earned rest after an action-packed day. All have heating systems (electric heaters) and a private bathroom.

Terms and Conditions

 What's Included:

  • Accommodation, Activities, Transfers, Meals, and Fees as indicated on your itinerary. Local and international traveler assistance during your tour. Specialised and personalised services.

What's not Included:

  • Airfare to/from the Tour start point, including domestic or inter-country connecting flights, unless otherwise stated in itinerary.
  • tips and gratuities
  • items of a personal nature such as incidentals, excess baggage charges
  • airport taxes/entrance fees, port charges, foreign government departure taxes
  • Visas (unless otherwise indicated), Inspection, Customs, Immigration and Naturalization fees Additional fuel surcharges on cruises
  • Travel Insurance including Medical, Lost Baggage and Trip cancellation
  • Optional activities (golf, watersports, etc.)
  • any other activities or items not explicitly advertised as included in the price of a Tour

 

Reservations/Booking and Deposits:  To book a Tour, each Traveler (or leader of a Group of Travelers) must submit:

 

A.     A completed booking form signed electronically by the main Traveler. By submitting the booking form on the payments page, the traveler accepts our full Terms and Conditions.  

B.     A deposit of 30% of the Tour price (minimum $250 per person), is due immediately upon booking.

C.     The full balance of the trip cost is due ninety days (90) before the trip departure date.

D.      If you book your trip with us ninety days (90 days) or less before the departure date, the full cost of the trip is due at that time.

E.       In the instance payment is made by certified check or wire transfer, reservations will only commence once the check is cleared.

F.       Availability of Services and Accommodations cannot be guaranteed until a Tour is booked.  We will exercise our best efforts to book the Services and Accommodations described in the Tour Itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of Tour date, we may be forced to offer substitutes.  In this instance we will notify you as soon as possible and try to substitute comparable Services and Accommodations based on availability.

G.      Ticketing & credit card processing for international transport and other select domestic airfare pertaining to a specific country is done by a 3rd party and not included in your total land package price unless otherwise stated.

H.       Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $250 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, permits, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price minus a $250 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, permits, cruise or hotel deposits). 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.

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