Ecuador Beaches & Coastal Adventure

Classic, Cuenca to Quito

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Cities, beach, exploring, beach — we know the choice between kickin’ it on the shore and seeing all those sites can be a tough one, so we got rid of the struggle. Exploring highlights along Ecuador’s scenic coast will give you that laid-back vibe with a little extra sweetness when you get to stop at a cacao-farming hacienda. With time to see the colonial cities of Quito and Cuenca, you can then chill out in surfer’s paradise, Montañita. See? Debates aren’t so hard to win after all.

What’s included

  • Your Foodie Moment: Traditional Cacao Hacienda, Naranjito
  • Montañita stay
  • Machalilla National Park stay
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


  • Visit a traditional cacao hacienda
  • Enjoy the laid-back surf vibes in montañita
  • Relax on ecuador's beaches
  • Explore colonial quito.


Day 1 Cuenca There are no activities planned until the evening. Please check at the hotel reception for a welcome note from your G Representative advising on the time and location of the welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting with G Representative
Day 2 Cuenca (1B) Explore the city’s sights, including cobblestoned streets, red-tiled roofs, art galleries, flower markets, shaded plazas, and museums.
Day 3 Cuenca/Montañita (1B) Head to the coastal laid-back surf town of Montañita. En route, stop at a traditional cacao hacienda. Included Activities: Traditional Cacao Hacienda Transport: Local bus (3.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s))
Day 4 Montañita/Puerto López (1B) Head to the beach town of Puerto Lopez and the beautiful Machalilla National Park that surrounds it. There are tons of activities in the area to take part in over the next few days. Transport: Local bus (1.00 hour(s))
Day 5 Puerto López (1B) Enjoy free time to explore. Optional activities include hiking in Machalilla National Park, relaxing on white-sand beaches, or whale- watching (when in season). Or, opt for the popular day-trip to Isla del Plata, home to a variety of seabirds including blue-footed boobies and fantastic snorkelling that rivals the Galápagos.
Day 6 Puerto López/Quito (1B) Fly Back to Quito and enjoy free time. Opt to take a city tour, ride the cable car up the nearby volcano, or relax in one of the city's many cafés and restaurants. Transport: Plane (1.00 hour(s)) Local bus (3.00 hour(s))
Day 7 Quito (1B) Depart at any time. Additional Notes: We recommend booking pre or post nights in Quito for additional time to explore. The optional activities may require additional time, speak to your CEO for assistance booking these activities on trip.