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8-Day Ecuador Multisport Tour from Quito

Tour Code: 823-8553
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Quito, Ecuador
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Duration:
8 Days 7 Nights

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Highlights: Witness the spectacular Avenue of Volcanoes while hiking and biking on the slopes of the Andes. Explore the waterfall canyons and raft along the Jatunyacu River. Trek the rim of the Cuicocha Crater Lake and spend an evening relaxing in the volcanic hot springs of Papallacta. Experience truly unique cultural encounters like spending an evening with an indigenous family in the Amazon,

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    • Guests must be at least 8 years of age or older.
    Day 1

    Quito

    Welcome to Quito! Depending on arrival time, you can spend your day exploring the town of Quito and the surrounding area.
    In the evening, one of our trip leaders will meet you at the hotel at 18:00pm for a welcome briefing and there will be plenty of time to discuss details and answer any questions you may have regarding the adventure. Our first day is an informational and acclimation day.
    • Quito, ECUADOR

      The capital city of Ecuador sits on the slopes of Pichincha, an active volcano in the northern Andes Mountains. At an elevation of 9,350 feet, it is the highest capital city in the world.
    Standard Hotel: Dann Carlton Hotel or similar
    Day 2

    Trek in Cotopaxi National Park (55 km)

    After breakfast, we leave Quito driving southwards along the gorgeous Avenue of Volcanoes, getting the chance to see the colorful Andean fields. On our way, we will reach 12,000 feet. (3657 meters). After arriving at the Cotopaxi National Park, we will go hiking around Limpiopungo lagoon of the foot hills of the Rumiñahui volcano. From here, we have the best views of Cotopaxi, the highest active volcano in the world. If the weather conditions permit, we will attempt to trek to the basecamp at 16000 ft. (4876 m).

    In the afternoon we continue our drive towards the Llanganates National Park, known as the sacred mountain, until we reach the town of Baños, located at the entrance of the Amazon. Here we can enjoy the best night life by drinking cocktails and dancing salsa.

    Trekking Activity Level - Moderate, this adventure is at high elevation, make sure you drink a lot of water or coca tea (in case of altitude sickness). The trail is on dirt surrounded by bushes and grass.

    Trekking Time: 3 hours

    Trekking Distance: 4 miles (6.4 km)

    Elevation Gain: 1200 feet (366 meters)

    Minimum Elevation: 12700 feet (3870 meters)

    Maximum Elevation: 13850 feet (4222 meters)

    NOTE - In case the weather and physical conditions are good you may trek to the Basecamp and the maximum elevation would be 16000 feet. (488 meters)

    What to wear today: Pants, t-shirt, fleece, hiking shoes, gloves, hat, buff, bring rain jacket and pants, water bottle, sun cream, binoculars.
    • Cotopaxi National Park, ECUADOR

      A protected area in Ecuador. The Cotopaxi volcano that lends its name to the park is located within its boundaries. Cotopaxi is among the highest active volcanoes in the world; its last significant eruption took place in 1904.
    Standard Hotel: La Floresta or Similar
    Breakfast: IncludedLunch: Included
    Day 3

    Biking in the Cloud Forest

    This morning we cross country mountain bike from the Llanganates National Park down to the Pastaza River Canyon, enjoying the beauty of the special cloud rain forest climate. The road brings us through some Andean farms and a great canyon with many waterfalls.

    While descending into the jungle, we will have a breath-taking view of Banos, a town well known for its spectacular location right at the foothills of the Tungurahua volcano, which has been active since 1999. The volcano is the main attraction of this region. In the afternoon we will have some time to explore the town and also go to The Swing of the End of the World, where the winner of the 2014 National Geographic photo contest took his photo.

    Biking Activity Level - Moderate, mostly downhill, the first 45 minutes up hill and then afterwards just down. You will be riding on cobblestone and dirt roads for the first two hours, and 1 hour on asphalt.

    Biking Time: 3 hours

    Biking Distance: 20 miles (32.18 km)

    Elevation Gain: 500 feet (152 meters)

    Minimum Elevation while Biking: 5500 feet (1676 meters)

    Maximum Elevation while Biking: 10450 feet (3185 meters)

    NOTE - In case you want to avoid the uphill, there will always be the support of our transportation, and our driver will be happy to give you a ride till you decide to join the biking group.

    What to wear today: Shorts, t-shirt, fleece, tennis shoes, buff, bring rain jacket and pants, water bottle, sun cream, mosquito repellent.
    Standard Hotel: La Floresta or Similar
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 4

    Canyoning in the Amazon

    This morning we will hit the road of the waterfalls. The first stop will be at the Bride´s Veil waterfall, where we will take the Tarabita (cable car) to get across the Pastaza River. Then we will hike down to the Pailon del Diablo waterfall, the second highest in Ecuador.

    Later, we will go deeper into the jungle inside the Llanganates National Park. The name "llanganates" comes from "beautiful mountain" in the local native language. Here, 600 years ago, the Incas hid their golden treasures. Many explorers have spent years looking for these treasures, some have even disappeared with no luck in this dense pristine jungle.

    During a hike through the tropical rain forest, we will climb through several waterfall canyons. Our local native guide will teach about the incredible flora and fauna that thrive in this unequaled habitat.

    We will spend the night at the Local Basic Jungle Lodge run by a kichwa indigenous family.

    Canyoning Activity Level - Moderate, the jungle exploration will be done while hiking on the canyon that has been formed by the waterfalls and the Pimpilala river, so you will be hiking on irregular terrain and water surrounded by rain forest. The weather can be hot and humid which would make this a very refreshing activity. The highest waterfall to climb is 16 feet (4.87 meters) and the rest are smaller, we will use helmets, ropes and bring optional harnesses for people that want to use them.

    Canyoning Time: 3 hours

    Canyoning Distance: 2 miles (3.22 km)

    Elevation Gain: 500 feet (152.4 meters)

    Minimum Elevation while Canyoning: 2000 feet (609.6 meters)

    Maximum Elevation while Canyoning: 2500 feet (762 meters)

    What to wear today: Shorts, water long sleeve t-shirt, water sandals, rain jacket, water bottle, sun cream, mosquito repellent.

    NOTE - This is a very basic accommodation, you will have your own room but will have to share the bathroom. The rooms are very clean and all the beds have mosquito nets. There is no electricity in the room but there is a social area where you can have access to power to charge your batteries.
    Standard Hotel: Amazon homestead
    Breakfast: IncludedLunch: IncludedDinner: Included
    Day 5

    Rafting

    We greet the day by preparing our gear to paddle the wild waves of the Jatunyacu River, located just a 5 minute drive from the homestead. The beauty of this river will inspire you and reveal the magic of the Amazon rain forest.

    After a very important safety briefing from our rafting guides, we will start our class III rafting expedition down the Jatunyacu River, well known for its clear waters and awesome rapids. We will have a lot of fun playing some games and also exploring one of the canyons. The end of the journey offers us a stop for a picnic, prepared by our guides.

    We conclude our day with a drive back up to the Andes, stopping to visit the paradise of hummingbirds at the Guango Reserve.

    Finally, we will continue up to Papallacta, where we will stay the night and recharge in the volcanic hot springs high in the midst of the cool Andes.

    Rafting Activity Level
    - Moderate, this is considered a class III river for white water rafting. There are some awesome waves and also plenty of flat water to go swimming. The river is surrounded by amazing views of the Amazon landscape.

    Rafting Time: 4 hours, depending on the level of the water, it can be less time.

    Rafting Distance: 18 miles (28.96 km)

    What to wear today: Shorts, water long sleeve t-shirt, water sandals, water bottle, sun cream, mosquito repellent.
    Standard Hotel: Papallacta Hot Springs or similar
    Breakfast: IncludedLunch: Included
    Day 6

    Otavalo Market

    In the morning we will do a hiking exploration in the nearby Cayambe Coca Ecological Reserve in the cloud forest, here there are beautiful flora that include colorful orchids, and if walking slowly and quiet, you may see some beautiful birds too. Later we will travel across the Andes to stop by the equatorial line to witness this great attraction and for standing on both hemispheres at the same time.

    Your guide will suggest a place to eat before going to the Otavalo Indigueous Market and spend some time shopping and learning about this ancient culture that is still lively here today.

    In the late afternoon we will be transferred to the hacienda and enjoy a welcome cocktail and a delicious dinner.

    Hiking Activity Level - Easy, this adventure will be on a very nice trail along the river and that is surrounded by a Cloud Forest, in the early morning will be possible to have great views of the snowed capped Antisana Volcano, the trail can be a bit muddy so make sure you wear your hiking shoes.

    Hiking Time: 2 hours

    Hiking Distance: 3 miles (4.82 km)

    Elevation Gain: 150 feet (45.72 meters)

    Minimum Elevation while hiking: 10400 feet (3169.92 meters)

    Maximum Elevation: 1550 feet (472.4 meters)

    NOTE - This morning if you do not want to go hiking, you can book a spa treatment and pay directly to the Hotel, make sure you organize this the night before just by calling from your own room to the Spa.

    What to wear today: Pants, t-shirt, fleece, hiking shoes, gloves, hat, buff, bring rain jacket and pants, water bottle, sun cream, binoculars.
    Standard Hotel: Pinsaqui Hacienda or similar
    Dinner: Included
    Day 7

    Cuicocha Crater Lake

    Today after a very healthy breakfast we have a very short drive to the Cotacachi Cayapas Ecological Reserve, the main attraction here is the Cuicocha Crater Lake. Our adventure will take us on a trek around this still active volcano, your guide will present many beautiful flowers to you along the trail.

    At the end of our hike, we will take a boat ride to the center of the crater to observe the activity of this volcano, witness bubbles coming up from the center of the caldera. In the afternoon we will drive back to Quito to take part of the farewell dinner with the guides and members of the group.

    Trekking Activity Level - Moderate, the trekking trail is on dirt, sand and gravel, located in the Paramo Ecosystem at high elevation.

    Trekking Time: 5 hours

    Trekking Distance: 7.5 miles (12.07 km)

    Elevation Gain: 2500 feet (762 meters)

    Minimum Elevation while trekking: 10000 feet (3048 meters

    Maximum Elevation while trekking: 11470 feet (3496 meters)
    Standard Hotel: Dann Carlton Hotel or similar
    Breakfast: IncludedLunch: Included
    Day 8

    Quito

    Today our trip will end and you will have your International departures. Take with you your memories and photos and leave a piece of your heart, as you will want to return to Ecuador soon to experience more of this enchanted land. We wish you a "buen viaje"!
    Breakfast: Included
    • Departure & Return

    • Please take the taxi or other transportation on your own between airport and the hotel. Or guests can contact with us with a fee of $70 per way for the the group of 1 person or 2 person and $90 per way for the group up to four people.
    • Price Includes

    • First Class hotel in Quito, 4-star hotel in Banos, home stay in the Amazon, 5-star Spa Resort in Papallacta, Colonial Hacienda in Imbabura
    • Private and comfortable land transportation
    • 3 hours hiking in Cotopaxi National Park in the Andes, 3 hours biking in the Llanganates National Park, 4 hours white-water rafting on Jatunyacu River in the Amazon rainforest, 3 hours canyoning at Pimpilala waterfalls, bird watching and hiking exploration in the cloud forest, soaking in Papallacta hot springs, 5 hours trekking the loop of Cuicocha Crater Lake, share time with local indigenous people in the Amazon, making chocolate, salsa lesson.
    • Certified AJ expert English-speaking adventure trip leader and local guides
    • Price Excludes

    • International flights
    • Airport transfers
    • Travel insurance (mandatory)
    • Meals not described in the itinerary - estimated budget usd $120 usd
    • Tips for guides, drivers and hotels. - estimated budget usd $150 usd
    • Additional Note

    • We recommend the use of a duffel bag (60 liters) for the main luggage and a daypack (20 liters) with rain cover for activities, if possible bring a 10 liters dry bag for your small belongings while SUP, the luggage will be transport by canoe to the campsite.
    • SUSTAINABLE ECO AND CULTURAL TOURISM: Clients receive interpretation and education about the ecology and conservation of the Andes, Amazon Rainforest and Galapagos Islands, and learn about the factors that threaten it. We aim to promote long-term conservation of both local people cultural identity and the environment. We transport out and recycle all non-organic garbage and we prefer to work with local suppliers. Your visit will encourage the local communities to support responsible eco-tourism as a sustainable alternative for their living.
    • HEALTH INFORMATION: Please inform EPL of any existing medical conditions ( i.epregnacy, diabetes etc). Yellow fever , Hepatitis B vaccination and Malaria Medication are mandatory for this trip. We strongly recommend to ensure that routine immunizations such as tetanus and diphtheria are up to date and to consider Hepatitis A and Typhoid vaccinations. Please ask your doctor for advice.
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