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8 Day Ecuador Multisport

Bride´s Veil Waterfall

DESCRIPTION

This Ecuadorian mainland adventure is action packed and explores the unique topography of Ecuador's mainland, shaped by active volcanoes, canyons, tropical rainforests and lofty waterfalls. On this 8-day multisport adventure you will encounter an assortment of wildlife and enjoy the stunning landscapes of this incomparable destination. Mountain bike the slopes of Tungurahua volcano, trek to the rim of Cuicocha Crater Lake, explore the lush Amazon rainforest and their waterfalls, raft down the class III waters of the Jatunyacu River and explore the colorful Andean fields on horseback. Experience cultural encounters with two local indigenous communities and learn about their customs and lifestyle in the Andes and Amazon regions.

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ITINERARY

DAY 1
Arrival in Quito

Our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Quito is a high elevation city, at 9,350 feet that is located on a long and narrow Andean valley surrounded by volcanoes. Once at your hotel there will time available to tour the city, where you will immerse yourself in the culture of Educator. In the evening, the guild will have a briefing of the tour. Overnight in Quito.

DAY 2
Horseback Riding Adventure

The day begins with a scenic drive along the Avenue of Volcanoes; panoramic views showcase Cotopaxi, Pasochoa, Rumiñahui and Illinizas. We will reach an ancient colonial hacienda where we will explore the farm and surroundings on horseback. In the afternoon, our drive continues to the exciting town of Baños, which is located at the entrance of the Amazon. Here we will enjoy a lively evening with cocktails and salsa dancing. Overnight (Breakfast and Lunch)

DAY 3
Mountain Biking in the Llanganates National Park

This morning brings an invigorating mountain bike ride from Llanganates National Park to Pastaza River Canyon. The cloud forest is stunning, dotted with breathtaking waterfalls, Andean farmlands, and a beautiful canyon. The bike ride descends into the lush jungle offering great views of Baños, nestled in the foothills of Tungurahua volcano which has been active since 1999. In the afternoon we will have time to explore Baños and enjoy another evening of fun. Overnight. (Breakfast)

DAY 4
Highway of the Waterfalls and Canyoning in the Amazon

From Baños we drive the “Highway of the waterfalls,” and hike through the cloud forest to reach Bride´s Veil waterfall, where we will board a cable car to cross the Pastaza River, then hike to Pailon del Diablo waterfall, the second highest in Ecuador. Later we delve deeper into the jungle on a 3-hour hike climbing along several waterfalls. The evening will be spent at the local basic jungle lodge. Overnight (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)

DAY 5
Jatunyacu River Rafting and Volcanic Hot Springs

After an hour drive to the Jatunyacu River, rafting guides will conduct a safety briefing as you prepare to embark on this class III whitewater rafting expedition. The gorgeous scenery is sure to inspire, revealing the magic of the Amazon rainforest. After the rafting adventure you head to the paradise of hummingbirds in Guango Reserve then continue to the volcanic Hot Springs resort. Overnight. (Breakfast & Lunch)

DAY 6
Hiking the Cloud Forest, Hummingbirds Paradise & Otavalo Market

This morning we will enjoy a 2-hour bird-watching tour through the beautiful cloud forest, and then travel across the Andes to visit Otavalo and its indigenous market to explore and shop. In the afternoon, we will transfer to the slopes of Imbabura volcano to enjoy a cultural encounter with the local people to learn of traditions and way of life. In the evening we will enjoy a cooking class preparing food with local, organic products. Our accommodation for the night will be at a family home-stay of the San Clemente community. Overnight (Dinner)

DAY 7
Trekking the Loop of Cuicocha Crater Lake

Today we embark on a 9-mile hike that tracks around the Cuicocha Crater Lake while enjoying breathtaking views of the active volcano and valleys of the Cotacachi-Cayapas ecological reserve. We will reach an altitude of 11,880 feet and will be hiking for approximately 5 hours. After our trek we will enjoy a boat ride to the center of the crater and observe the activity and jump in for a refreshing swim in the volcanic waters. In the afternoon we will drive back to Quito. Overnight (Breakfast & Lunch)

DAY 8
Depart

After breakfast you are transferred to Quito Airport for departures. (Breakfast)

END OF SERVICES

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PRICES

2017 Price Per Person (USD)
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8 Day Ecuador Multisport$1780$1780$1,660Book Now

INCLUDED

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodations
  • Ground transportation
  • Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Activities - 2 hour horseback riding, 3 hour mountain biking (Llanganates National Park), 4 hour white-water rafting on Jatunyacu River, 2 hour canyoning at Pimpilala waterfalls, hike in the cloud forest, Papallacta hot springs, 5 hour trek around the loop of Cuicocha, share time with local indigenous people, salsa lesson and cooking lessons
  • Gear - trekking/hiking poles, high-quality mountain bikes, helmets, gloves, rubber boots, ropes, white-water raft, life jackets and paddles
  • Expert guides

EXCLUDED

  • International airfare
  • Private room supplement
  • Tips

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