Ecuador Multisport

Active, Quito to Quito

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Speed is the watchword for this high-adrenaline active tour around Ecuador. Across nine action-packed days, you’ll bike near Cotopaxi (an Andean stratovolcano), raft down rushing rivers, trek the lush foothills of Baños, and much, much more. Best of all, you’ll always travel with an experienced and passionate Chief Experience Officer (CEO) who knows the quickest and most scenic routes to wherever you’re headed. Remember, you’re here for a great time, not a long time; slather on that sunscreen, strap on your helmet, and hit the ground running!

What’s included

  • Whitewater rafting excursion on the Jatunyaku River in the Amazon Jungle (full-day)
  • Trekking in Llanganates National Park
  • Mountain bike excursion
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Go whitewater rafting in the amazon
  • Marvel at an active volcano
  • Soak in mountain hot springs
  • Explore the trails around cotopaxi volcano by mountain bike

Itinerary

Day 1 Quito Arrive at any time. Additional Notes: Visitors arriving in Quito will likely feel the effects of the altitude. Symptoms include shortness of breath, headaches, general lethargy, and a reduced appetite. This is no cause for alarm; it is simply your body’s way of coping with the altitude. It may take a little time to acclimatize, but before long you probably will not even notice it. Take it easy for the first day or two, and reduce alcohol and cigarette consumption to minimize the effects. Be sure to drink plenty of water and do not attempt too much in any given day. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Quito/Tena (1B) Travel by bus into the Amazon Basin and enjoy the incredible scenery en route to the jungle town of Tena. Watch as it changes from towering mountains to lush jungle, passing by waterfalls and deep river valleys. Transport: Local bus (6.00 hour(s), 189km)
Day 3 Tena (1L) Navigate the wild Jatunyaku River in the surrounding lush cloud forest. The cool water and air make this an excellent change from the tropical Amazon climate. Return to Tena for the night. Included Activities: Jatunyacu River Whitewater Rafting Excursion
Day 4 Tena/Baños The town is the perfect setting for outdoor pursuits, including horseback riding, canyoneering, hiking and rafting on the Patate River. Transport: Local bus (3.00-4.00 hours)
Day 5 Baños/Llanganates National Park (1L, 1D) Included Activities: Llanganates National Park Trek Day 1 Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 6 Llanganates National Park/Baños (1B) Continue trekking and return by foot to the entrance of Llanganates National Park to take a transfer back to Baños. Enjoy a delicious lunch waiting for you upon your return. Opt to visit local hot springs to relax and rest aching muscles. Included Activities: Llanganates National Park Trek Day 2 Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
Day 7 Baños/Cotopaxi Enjoy a free morning in Baños to explore the area on foot or take on one of the many optional activities that the region has to offer. After lunch, the group will travel by public bus through spectacular Andean scenery arriving at a hacienda, near the base of Cotopaxi Volcano. Enjoy a choice between a biking excursion through Polilepys forest or horseback riding with views of the volcano. Included Activities: Biking Excursion or Horseback Riding Transport: Local bus (2.50 hour(s))
Day 8 Cotopaxi/Quito (1B, 1L) First thing in the morning, travel by private van into the national park to start the trek up to the refuge. Take in changing park scenery, and keep an eye out for wildlife along the way. Visit Limpiopungo lake for a boxed lunch. Enjoy lunch and catch your breath before transferring back to the capital city for a final night out on the town. Included Activities: Cotopaxi National Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (3.00-3.50 hours)
Day 9 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. Included Activities: Departure Day
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