Relax at the best SPA in the Ecuadorian Andes, surrounded by pristine vegetation and stunning landscapes! Ecuador's Amazon Rainforest, is the most accessible and safest tropical rain forest in South America! The Ecuadorian amazon region is one of the less impacted areas in South America by tropical diseases, that's why it is very attractive to our visitors to book their "first experience" in a jungle! It is one of the most spectacular reservoirs of biodiversity on the planet crossed by winding rivers, impressive rapids and towering waterfalls, the Amazon rainforest is densely inhabited by unique species of fauna and flora, making it a perfect place to reconnect with nature.. Do a lot of interesting visits at the "Avenue of the Waterfalls", and enjoy the lovely atmosphere of "Baños de Agua Santa". Have lunch inside an Inca Temple, and hike up to 16,000 feet!
ItineraryDay 1: A day to relax!Stop At: Ecuador Best Tours, Quito, Pichincha ProvinceStart early in the morning, at 08h00, towards the “Amazon basins”.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Termas de Papallacta, Papallacta, Napo ProvinceAfter traveling through the Valley of Tumbaco across the eastern cordillera of the Andes and then descending through the cloud forest to reach the small village of Papallacta, you will enjoy its hot springs! This waters give us the opportunity to enjoy its incredible healing properties!Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Termas de Papallacta, Papallacta, Napo ProvinceUpon our arrival we visit the interpretation centre, which provides information of the protected area and its surrounding areas. Then you continue with your spirit of adventure in a nature walk along marked trails and pristine mountain streams, observing the flora and fauna of the Andean forest!Duration: 1 hourStop At: Termas de Papallacta, Papallacta, Napo ProvinceYou will stay the overnight in Termas Papallacta SPA & Resort.Duration: 10 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Termas de Papallacta or Hostería PampallactaDay 2: Discovering the Tropical RainforestStop At: Termas de Papallacta, Papallacta, Napo ProvinceAfter breakfast, you will depart, early in the morning, to the subtropical rainforests, located at the foothills of the Andes. You will stop at Guango Lodge to experience the privilege to spot hundreds of hummingbirds flying around us from a very close distanceDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Napo River, Cotopaxi ProvinceIn the afternoon we will arrive to Itamandi Lodge where we will have lunch. We will have time to acclimatize and adapt to the new weather conditions. There we begin our Amazon adventure! During our walk in the jungle, we will enjoy the incredible landscape of the tropical rainforest.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Itamandi Lodge or Liana LodgeDay 3: An amazing day!Stop At: Napo River, Cotopaxi ProvinceYou visit an animal rescue centre, then we do one of the most famous adventure sports well-known as “tubbing”, in the Arahuno River! After our fascinating experience, you will go back to the lodge to have lunch. Our next destination is Puyo, where we will learn all about the wooden carvings made out of balsa wood. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron), Banos, Tungurahua ProvinceContinuing with our trip we cannot miss the well-known and famous “Avenue of the Waterfalls”; as “Pailón del Diablo”, where you will walk through narrow trails and hanging bridges, until we arrive to the 72 meters tall waterfall, that give us the opportunity to enjoy three waterfalls! Duration: 1 hourStop At: Cascada el Manto de la Novia, Banos, Tungurahua ProvinceGoing back to the Andes, we will stop to take a ride on the 500 meters long cable car, which give us the opportunity to admire another beautiful waterfall called “Manto de la Novia”. We go through several tunnels built inside mountains until we arrive to the “Agoyán waterfall”. Finally we arrive to “Baños de Agua Santa”, wich is at the foothills of the majestic “Tungurahua Volcano” (5.016 m.a.s.l.) that has been in activity since 1997.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Tungurahua, Banos, Tungurahua ProvinceWe will stay the overnight at Hotel Monteselva SPA & Resort, located in a privileged area! Dinner and time to relax in the SPA.Duration: 10 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Hotel Monteselva or Hotel La FlorestaDay 4: Back in the AndesStop At: Cotopaxi National Park, Cotopaxi ProvinceAfter breakfast, we start our drive back to Quito. During our journey we will visit the “Salasaca's Indigenous Market”, and San Agustin de Callo, a unique colonial hacienda in Ecuador, built over impressive Inca structures! Here we will have the privilege to enjoy a typical lunch, surrounded by Inca walls and llamas, while we learn all about the history of this charming house!!Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Cotopaxi National Park, Cotopaxi ProvinceWe go to Cotopaxi Volcano (5.897 m.a.s.l.), which is a beautiful national park to admire the local flora, lagoons, wild horses and different other ecosystems! Also we enjoy the exotic fauna while we walk around “Limpiopungo Lagoon” (3.800 m.a.s.l.). After the hike, we drive up to the parking lot located at 4.500 m.a.s.l., then you will have the opportunity to do a hike up to 4.800 meters above sea level, where the "Jose Rivas refuge" is located, very close to the glaciers!!Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Quito Old Town, Quito, Pichincha ProvinceWe drive back to Quito, and finally it will be the end of this unforgettable lifetime experience!Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.