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$887.25 Outdoor Activities

Canyoning and Trekking The Sierra Nevada

Day 1: Arrival - Your first taste of Málaga and the Costa del Sol You’ll start the adventure on the outskirts of historic Malaga, meeting at the airport, before driving through the beautiful Costa del Sol landscape to where you’ll have lunch. From here, you’ll either head down to the sun-kissed coastal resort town of Almuñecar and stay there overnight, or climb into the hills above Almuñecar to stay at accommodation in the scenic mountain village of Otivar. Day 2: Full Canyoning Day in The Rio Verde Today is canyoning day! You’ll start with an early breakfast in beautiful Almuñecar, followed by a 2-hour drive to the end of the Rio Verde canyon. You’ll get your first sight of the sunlit green waters, deep rock pools and thundering waterfalls of this exceptionally beautiful (and understandably popular) part of Andalusia, your home for the rest of the day. Activities will include rappelling and swimming, and jumps and slides will be optional. All equipment will be provided and training given in situ. Day 3: Across The Roof of Spain Today you take to the mountains. After breakfast at your hotel in Capileira, you’ll transfer to Hoya del Portillo, at 2,200 metres above sea level. From there, your route is as follows: to Alto del Chorrillo o Mirador de Trevélez (2.700 metres); to Siete Lagunas (2900 metres), an area of lakes and green meadows with spectacular views of Mulhacén (Spain’s highest peak) and Alcazaba; then to Piedra El Yunque (2.850 metres), Rio Goterón y Juntillas, Cortijo del Horcajo (2180 metres) and finally a descent into the valley of Trevélez, where you’ll be spending the night. Your accommodation is a cortijo (traditional cottage, with stylistic roots stretching back to the Roman villa),  but if it’s a spectacularly clear night and you’d prefer to sleep out under the stars, we can set up a bivouac for you outside! Day 4: A day exploring Trevélez After breakfast, you’ll say sad farewells to the cortijo Horcajo and take a leisurely stroll down the valley into the town that gives it its name - Trevélez. This beautiful settlement of whitewashed buildings in the traditional Alpujarras style is one of Europe’s highest towns above sea level (1,486 metres). It’s famous for the quality of its air-cured hams, and you’ll take a look at them up close with a visit to one of the ham-drying rooms, before trying some of the locally-made sausages. Day 5: A free day in Málaga and farewell! The Sierra Nevada is behind us - you can be transferred from Trevélez directly to Malaga airport or just to Malaga so you have the ancient city to explore. Explore its history with visits to the Gibralfaro Castle, the Alcazaba and the ancient Roman Theatre - or follow the footsteps of former resident Pablo Picasso.

$1425 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Ecuador Highlights in 10 Day

Day 1.- ARRIVAL IN QUITOtransfer IN not included. Acclimatation day, welcome briefing Day 2: OTAVALO MARKET (B)  Our day starts with a unique scenic drive back up to the highlands to the world-famous indigenous town of Otavalo there will be enough time for shopping and interaction with the locals. In the afternoon, we will drive to Cotacachi town to enjoy the most amazing leather goods and the beauty of this small village.  Later we will finally arrive at this historical beautiful hacienda of Pinsaqui. Day 3:  PAPALLACTA HOT SPRINGS (B) After appreciating the amazing views that this landscape offers, we will arrive at Papallacta Hot Springs Resort, where bliss awaits as you soak in the volcanic water pools surrounded by mountains and colorful flowers and birds. Day 4: Amazon Itamandi Eco - Lodge (L,D) HUMMINGBIRDS IN THE CLOUD FOREST Early in the morning, we will drive down a curvy panoramic road towards the Amazon Rainforest; as we descend from an altitude of 3000 meters to 500 meters, you will observe how the landscape and vegetation change drastically. Our first stop will be the Guango reserve, where we will have the unique opportunity to see different species of hummingbirds in their natural habitat. until we finally get to the Arajuno River, where a motorized canoe will take us for 20 minutes up the river to the Itamandi Eco-Lodge. Day 5:  AMAZON CANOE RIDE AND WILDLIFE (B,L,D) In the morning, we will take a motorized canoe down the largest river in Ecuador, Napo River. Later, we will enjoy a cultural activity.  Day 6:  ROAD OF WATERFALLS TO BAÑOS (B) Drive farther south to Puyo, where we will have a quick look at the balsa carving shop. Continuing our journey, we will stop at Rio Verde, located in the Sangay National Park. Here, we will hike down to the second highest waterfall in Ecuador, the Pailon Del Diablo. Day 7: Chimborazo Volcano  HIGHEST VOLCANO IN ECUADOR AND VICUÑAS (B,L)Drive to the Chimborazo Volcano, the highest mountain in Ecuador with an elevation of 6310 meters above sea level, The visit includes a short hike for 0,9 km (0,57 miles) to reach the elevation of 5000 meters where the glacier begins.  Day 8: DEVIL'S NOSE TRAIN AND INCA RUINS ()BDrive to the small town of Alausí to the Devil's Nose train. After the train ride, we will continue our visit towards Ingapirca, the most impressive Inca ruins of Ecuador.  Day 9: Cuenca City - Cuenca (B)In the morning, we will enjoy a fantastic city tour, In the early evening we will take a 45-min domestic flight back to Quito. DAY 10: QUITO DEPARTURE (B)Transfer Out not included