NATURAL ECUADOR - 14 DAYS
This tour is designed to visit the 3 regions of Ecuador in a short time, enjoying the best views of the country staying in comfortable places to make the trip as pleasant as possible. You can go from the Sierra region to the Amazon and from the Amazon to the Coast in Ecuador enjoying and learning each of its cultures, knowledge and history. You will also notice the change in relief as we advance along the route and how from being close to one of the highest points on the planet we reach sea level. in a matter of days. You will enjoy all the ecosystems that Ecuador offers for you and all in one package.
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Quito: The Historic Center of Quito was declared a Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO on September 8, 1978. It is the least altered and the best preserved in America. Mitad del Mundo. This is one of the most famous attractions in Quito, You can visit the monument or the insitu museum called Inti-Ñan. You can discover the great details of the solar system, the effect that the position of the equator and ancient cultures and much more..!
In it we can find the largest active volcano in the world (5897 mts.) Also a lagoon where we can see animals typical of the Andean area and with luck the most emblematic animal of Ecuador, the condor. Quilotoa lagoon or "princess diamond" in Kichwa, is one of the colossi of the avenue of volcanoes in whose crater lies a spectacular lagoon, hence you will always hear stories of the Quilotoa Volcano and the Quilotoa Lagoon.
UPPER NAPO AREA
Napo is a province in the Amazon region of Ecuador, it is characterized by having a high biological diversity, here we show you everything you need to know about it and the incredible places you should know. The upper area of the Napo River offers great lodges on the banks of the river with a magnificent atmosphere of iungle
Also known as "Piece of Heaven", "Gateway to the Amazon", "Puerta de El Dorado" or "City of the Volcano". It is the land of rivers to practice extreme sports. Banos is a marvellous town in middle of the Andes and close to the amazon basin
PUERTO LOPEZ AND LOS FRAILES BEACH
Los Frailes: is one of the most beautiful beaches in Ecuador, due to its extension, white sand, the tranquility it offers as it is separated from the road and because it is usually empty. It belongs to the Machalilla National Park and is surrounded by cliffs and a viewpoint.
Puerto Lopez: It is known as "Ecological and tourist city", it has beautiful white sand beaches, and the privilege of having the Machalilla National Park.
ITINERARY DAY BY DAY
description of the tour.
DAY 1: TRANSFER AIRPORT TO THE HOTEL
Welcome to Ecuador, a small but certainly charming country full of adventures. Our Guide will welcome you at your arrival and give you an introduction about the country and more details about your next adventure trip "Natural Ecuador - 14 days". You will be transferred to your hotel in Quito where you will spend the night. Overnight in Quito.
DAY 2: CITY TOUR IN QUITO + MITAD DEL MUNDO + TELEFERICO)
Our guide will pick you up at your hotel to visit some of the most famous squares, churches and colonial buildings in the city of Quito. The Independence square has a perfect spaniard design with the main buildings of the city, that includes the Presidential Palace, the Archiepiscopal Palace, the Mayor's Building, and the Cathedral. We will continue to the churches of El Sagrario and La Compañía, and then the church and convent of San Francisco. We will take a look inside the church and be amazed at the amount of exuberant gold that was used to decorate the oldest church in Quito. Then we will move to Panecillo and the statue of the Virgin of Quito. From here we will have the opportunity to see both parts of Quito and the surrounding snow-capped volcanoes!
We will continue to the Mitad del Mundo which is one of the most famous attractions in Quito, located about 10 km north of the capital of Ecuador. You can visit the monument and museums for having the best photos.. then we'll visit the insitu musuem "Inti-Ñan". In this place we'll have an explaination about the effects of the Equator line on this area, information about Ecuadorian cultures of the Andes and the Amazon basin, also their customs and traditions.
Finally you will visit the Teleferiqo (cable car) of Quito. This amazing trip will take you over 3,000 meters (above sea level) where you will reach the top of the PIchincha Volcano, having a great view of the city from the west side. The modern buildings of north, the old town on the center and wide area of south of Quito. After this visit we will be dropped off at our hotel. Overnight in Quito.
DAY 3: COTOPAXI VOLCANO - QUILOTOA LAGOON - QUITO
Departure early in the morning from the hotel, We will go through the Panamerican Highway admiring the diverse ecosystems of the route, as a clear sign of the majesty of the Andes. We continue to the Cotopaxi National Park, arriving at the foot of the impressive active volcano. Visit the Museum Park, the Limpiopungo Lagoon, and through an interesting hike will reach the forest of chuquirahuas to 4200 meters. (if the weather permits). Then Along the drive to reach the crater of Quilotoa, you will pass by local markets in Saquisili (Thursdays) or Pujilí (Sundays) where you will gain an appreciation for the indigenous way of life. You’ll also pass through the canyon of Zumbahua which makes for a great photo opportunity. reach the Quilotoa Volcano, which has in its crater a stunning turquoise lagoon, it is a special place in local indigenous mythology for being bottomless. Making it one of the most beautiful and photographed landscapes of Ecuador. We take a short hike to appreciate the magnificent view of the volcano (if weather conditions allow). Then we’ll have the option to hike to reach the banks of this marvellous lagoon. Late in the afternoon we'll go to Quito. Overnight in Quito.
DAY 4: TERMAS DE PAPALLACTA – LODGE IN UPPER NAPO
Today you can enjoy the famous hot springs "Termas de Papallacta". These hot springs are an excellent option of relaxing and nature of the param in Ecuador. There are excellent self-guided walks and there is a complete spa where you can enjoy some beauty spa massages (extra fees not included). We will continue to the city of Tena and then to Huano to stay at La Casa del Suizo Lodge (depends on the lodge you choose.) Upon arrival we will receive a welcome cocktail and then we will transfer to your bungalow. If you wish, you can take a dip on a sandy beach on the Napo River. Overnight at Lodge in Upper Napo Zone.
DAY 5: AMAZON JUNGLE FULL DAY (SAMPLE)
Secondary Forest - Las Latas Waterfall - Quichua Family After breakfast, you canoe upriver for ten minutes, reaching a small shore where a fun and exciting one-hour hike begins, discovering the diverse flora and fauna of the secondary jungle forest. After the short walk, you will arrive at the impressive Las Latas waterfall, where you can take a refreshing bath in its crystal clear waters and enjoy the views of the surroundings, which mixed with the sounds of the jungle, make it an unforgettable experience. You will then return for lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon, you will visit a Quichua family and learn about their millennial culture and traditions, such as gold rinse on the river bank, traditional pottery making, the elaboration of the typical drink "chicha" made of yuca (a traditional Ecuadorian yuca ), and the use of the “serbatana” (blowgun for hunting use). After this incredible encounter with the Quichua culture, walk back to the lodge on pads of secondary jungle. Upon arrival enjoy a snack. At night, after dinner, you will have the usual gathering around the fireplace to share the experiences lived during the day. Remember that this is just one example of what a day could be like. You can decide what to do according to your interests in coordination with our guide. Overnight at Lodge in Upper Napo Zone.
DAY 6: AMAZON – PUYO – BAÑOS
After breakfast we will travel to Puyo and Baños all the way we will be able to observe the amount of landscapes that the Ecuadorian jungle offers and several rivers and tributaries that are next to the road. You have the afternoon free to visit the zoo or simply relax near the thermal waters of Baños. Overnight in Baños
DAY 7: BAÑOS - "ROUTE OF THE CASCADES" - RIOBAMBA
After breakfast, our guide will pick you up at your hotel to visit the surroundings of the town. We will take the "Route of the cascadas" where you will visit the different cascades in the area such as: Agoyan, Manto de la Novia and San Pedro, and you will also be able to enjoy the famous "Tarabita", a small cable car that crosses the great canyon over the Pastaza River. Then we will do a trekking to get to "El Pailon del Diablo"; a beautiful waterfall where we can have the opportunity to walk through the cloud forest. Then trip to Riobamba with a short visit of the Chiborazo volcano for some photos. Overnight in Riobamba.
DAY 8: RIOBAMBA - INGAPIRCA - CUENCA
We will visist some interesting historic places of the city of Riobamba in the morning... Then we'll go towards south and we'll the Balbanera church, which is the first one founded in Ecuador. Then a short time around the peaceful lagoon of Colta Lagoon. These two are unique Andean landscapes of the area.
We’ll reach the area of the Andean train called the famous "Devil’s nose" , the tour is not operating at this time due the company of trains is “out of business” but our guide will show you the operation and the route… After this visit we'll continue towards south and we’ll reach the Inca Ruins of Ingapirca, famous place of inca ancient times.. Overnight in Cuenca.
DAY 9: CUENCA CITY TOUR - GUALACEO AND CHORDELEG
We will start our adventure of this day have a city tour through the city of Cuenca, a beautiful city declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will abel to discover its cultural and architectural diversity. visiting the most important churches and monuments of this city. We will also visit the Turi viiewpoint, where you will have a panoramic view of the entire city of Cuenca. After the lulnch (not included)
In the afternoon we will visit the colinal tows of Gualaceo and Chordeleg, two of the most important towns near the city, famous for their handicrafts made with gold and silver, and for their colonial traditions. Overnight in Cuenca
DAY 10: EL CAJAS NATIONAL PARK – GUAYAQUIL CITY
After breakfast we go to a short excursion to El Cajas National Park or the Gualaceo Valley (depending on weather conditions) and then we will travel to Guayaquil. El Cajas National Park has several small lagoons (more than 230). They are the remains of the last ice age. The lakes are connected by small rivers, whose crystal clear waters flow into the Pacific. We will have a short walk through this protected area. We will continue the trip to Guayaquil.
DAY 11: GUAYAQUIL - MONTANITA
Today we will drive around the famous "Ruta del Sol" passing by several beaches of the Pacific Coast. We'll visit the town of Ballenita. Some other small villages along the route. Finally we'll reach Montañita where we'll spend the day in the beach. Late in the afternoon we go to Puerto Lopez. Overnight in Puerto Lopez.
DAY 12: ISLA DE LAPLATA (FULL DAY)
Get ready for the nature, due this day we will visit the Isla de la Plata. Called as "The little Galapagos" it's the perfect destination for nature lovers looking for a unique marine life. We will see also some species of birds such as blue-footed boobies and frigates, This place is famous for snorkeling due the diversity of marine life. From June to October you will be able to wacth humpback whales jumping in this area during their mating time. After this long day of adventure return to your hotel. Overnight in Puerto Lopez
DAY 13: MANTA – LOS FRAILES - QUITO
This day we will make a trip from Puerto López, a brief stop at playa Los Frailes. This is one of the most beautiful beaches in Ecuador due its extension, white sand and tranquility. It belongs to the Machalilla National Park and is surrounded by cliffs and a viewpoint. To get to the beach you must go through a beautiful dry forest that exhibits species of flora and fauna typical of the area. Then we will continue to Manta, Santo Domingo and then to Quito. Overnight in Quito.
DAY 14: TRANSFER OUT - END OF OUR SERVICES
Breakfast at the hotel. Our guide will pick you up at his hotel to transfer you to the airport. This will be the end of our tour of Ecuador. We have reached the end of our services for ECUADOR GREEN TRAVEL, it was a real pleasure to have shared the best of Ecuador with you.
|CITY||HOTEL CATEGORY||HOTEL CATEGORY||HOTEL CATEGORY|
|QUITO||REINA ISABEL HOTEL
|| MERCURE HOTEL
|UPPER NAPO||CASA DEL SUIZO LODGE
||CASA DEL SUIZO
|MEALS INCLUDED|| BREAKFAST-LUNCH-DINNER
|BANOS||LA FLORESTA HOTEL
|| SANGAY HOTEL
||LUNA VOLCAN HOTEL
|CUENCA||INCA REAL HOTEL
||MANSION ALCAZAR HOTEL
|PUERTO LOPEZ||MANDALA HOTEL
||LA TERRAZA HOTEL
Natural Ecuador - 14 Days
** All prices are per person. The tour can operate any date with a minimum of 2 people**
|HOTEL CATEGORIES||PRICE PER PERSON|
|3* HOTELS||$2482 USD|
|4* HOTELS||$2647 USD|
|5* HOTELS||$3214 USD|
- Private transportation during the whole program with English speaking guide - driver
- Transfer airport – hotel - airport
- Accommodation in hotels according to your choice in double rooms
- Meals according to the program
- Excursions detailed in the itinerary
- Entrance fees to the museums and visits during the program
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Meals are not specified in the program
- Alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages
- Personal expenses
- wire transfer costs