Experience 15 different microclimates just in 5 days! Drive from temperate valleys to Tropical Rainforests, and then up to permanent glaciers and snow-capped volcanoes! Ecuador offers an impressive variation of landscapes, flora and fauna, as well as indigenous communities and local tribes... Make your dreamed holliday a complete life experience, escorted by the best professionals, without waiting for large tour groups!
ItineraryDay 1: Discovering a new world!Stop At: Ecuador Best Tours, Quito, Pichincha ProvinceWe start, after breakfast, at 08h00, towards the “Amazon basis”! Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Termas de Papallacta, Papallacta, Napo ProvinceWe pass through Papallacta village, which gives us the opportunity to enjoy its hot springs that have incredible healing properties.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Napo River, Cotopaxi ProvinceWe continue through the subtropical rainforests, located at the foothills of the Andes, and then we arrive to Baeza. Then you continue towards the “Macao's viewpoint”, from that viewpoint you can appreciate a huge green carpet with exuberant Amazon's vegetation! In the afternoon we will arrive to the Lodge where we will stay the overnight. Duration: 12 hoursMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Liana Lodge or Itamandi LodgeDay 2: Amazon region's discovery!Stop At: Napo River, Cotopaxi ProvinceAfter breakfast, you will do a walk into the primary tropical rainforest! During your walk in the jungle, you'll enjoy the incredible landscape! We visit an animal rescue centre, then we do one of the most popular adventure sports, well-known as “tubbing”, in the Arajuno River! Visit to a Kichwa community to learn all about the daily life of this fascinating region! Back to the Lodge to have lunch. Free afternoon to relax and enjoy the lodge's facilities and its wildlife! Duration: 9 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Liana Lodge or Itamandi LodgeDay 3: Avenue of the waterfalls Adventure!Stop At: Parque Etnobotanico Omaere, Puyo, Pastaza ProvinceBreakfast. Our next destination is Puyo, where we will learn all about the famous wooden carvings made out in balsa wood.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron), Banos, Tungurahua ProvinceContinuing with your trip you can’t miss the well-known and famous “Avenue of the waterfalls”, as “Pailón del Diablo”, where we will walk through narrow trails and hanging bridges, until we arrive to the 72-meters waterfall, that give us the opportunity to enjoy three more waterfalls!Duration: 1 hourStop At: Cascada el Manto de la Novia, Banos, Tungurahua ProvinceGoing back to the Andes, we 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 drive through several tunnels until we arrive to the “Agoyán waterfall”.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Tungurahua, Banos, Tungurahua ProvinceFinally we arrive to “Baños de Agua Santa”, and you'll stay the overnight at Hotel Monteselva. Duration: 12 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Hotel Monteselva or Hotel La FlorestaDay 4: Optional adrenaline adventures!Stop At: Tungurahua, Banos, Tungurahua ProvinceIn this city, full of magic and adventure, you will have time to rest and relax in one of the different SPA that Baños offers; also you'll have time for shopping; unless you decide to do walks through footpaths in secondary forests, or practice adventure sports, such as white water river rafting, canyoning, horseback riding, paragliding, biking, etc. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Hotel Monteselva or Hotel La FlorestaDay 5: Cotopaxi Adventure - Back to QuitoStop At: Salasaca Mercado Artesanal, Salasaca, Tungurahua ProvinceWe start our drive back to Quito. During our journey you will visit the Salasaca's Indigenous Market.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Cotopaxi National Park, Cotopaxi ProvinceThen we continue to Cotopaxi volcano (5.897 m.a.s.l.), which is a beautiful national park to admire the local flora, lagoons, wild horses and many other different ecosystems, in high altitude! Also you will enjoy the exotic fauna while you walk around “Limpiopungo lagoon” (3.800 m.a.s.l.)! Afterwards we drive up to the parking lot located at 4.500 m.a.s.l., then you'll have the opportunity to do a hike up to 4.800 meters above sea level (16,000 feet), where the "Jose Rivas refuge" is located, very closed from the glaciers!!Duration: 6 hoursStop At: Quito Old Town, Quito, Pichincha ProvinceWe drive back to Quito. End of this unique and unforgettable life experience!Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.