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Ecuador: Highlands and Jungle Lodge

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Gabor Csizmadia

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Ecuador: Highlands and Jungle Lodge

During this itinerary, visitors will learn about indigenous communities, visit the most beautiful highlands of Ecuador, as well as learn about the flora and fauna being present in one of the world's most biodiverse area, the Amazon Rainforest. This is truly the best way to be connected with nature.

DAY 1

Arrival to Quito

Upon your arrival, we will greet you and transfer you to your hotel in Quito.

Quito
DAY 2

Quito City Tour

Your adventures begin in Quito, where we will visit the old town with its beautiful narrow streets and the colonial churches of San Francisco, La Compañia, and may more interesting landmarks of the Colonial Center. This visit is followed by a short stop at the top of El Panecillo hill from where we get a spectacular view of the city. In the afternoon, we visit the Equator monument the Ethnographical museum, and a representation of the colonial towns or past centuries. Breakfast included. Read more

Quito
DAY 3

Quito - Otavalo

Departing from Quito, we will drive north to the city of Cayambe to try the famous “Biscochos” biscuits, and then continue to the city of Otavalo. After checking in at the hotel we continue to visit the beautiful Cuicocha Lake. We will have some free time for shopping in the nearby Cotacachi town, famous for its quality leather goods. Finally, we will visit the indigenous village of Peguche where we can meet the well-known Otavalo Indigenous people. Breakfast included. Read more

Otavalo
DAY 4

Otavalo - Machachi

In the morning, we will visit the famous Indian market in Otavalo. Our day will continue afterwards up to the beautiful highlands of the Mojanda Lake reserve. On the way, we will enjoy great views of the Ecuadorian Andes and of the Ecuadorian countryside. Afterwards we have a car ride south towards the foothills of the Pasochoa Volcano where we will visit the Pasochoa Forest Reserve. We will have some time to enjoy a nice hike on this beautiful area. We overnight in Hotel accommodations in Machachi town. Breakfast and lunch box included. Read more

Machachi
DAY 5

Machaci - Cotopaxi National

From Machachi, we travel southwards along the Pan-American Highway to see the slow and constant activity of the legendary Cotopaxi Volcano, one of the tallest in the world, weather and volcano activity permitting we will enter to the national park to enjoy a hike around the Limpiopungo lagoon located at 3800 m of altitude while enjoying great views of the amazing snow-capped mountain. We will head towards one of the best spots for photography where we might be able to get some truly amazing shots if the weather permits. Then we continue our drive along scenic highlands of the western Cordillera de los Andes and towards the Sigchos town. From Sigchos we continue driving for about 40 minutes to finally arrive to a charming hostel located near Chucchilan town. Breakfast included. Read more

Near Chuchillan Town
DAY 6

Chuchillan - Baños

This day we start early in the morning for a beautiful hiking tour (3 to 4 hours) which takes us to the rim of the Quilotoa Volcano where inside of the crater is located a beautiful lagoon. During the hike, we will enjoy amazing views of the highlands of Ecuador. Afterwards we will drive to Zumbahua, one of the most unspoiled highland areas of Ecuador and which offers nice views of the area and the enjoyment of the Indigenous Market (which runs every Saturday). Later, and passing the village of Pujili (Indian market runs every Wednesday), we continue our drive to the city of Ambato and finally in the late afternoon we will arrive in Baños, a picturesque city located at the gateway to the jungle, where we will stay overnight. Breakfast included. Read more

Baños
DAY 7

Baños - Yacuma Ecolodge

After a relaxing morning, we will drive east towards the intriguing rainforest of the upper basin of the great Amazon River. Following the impressive canyon of the Pastaza River, we will first arrive in Puyo, a town located on the edge of the jungle. From here, we will continue our drive towards the shores of the Napo River, one of the biggest tributaries of the Amazon. This night we have Jungle Lodge accommodation in the amazing Yacuma EcoLodge. Breakfast and Dinner Included. Read more

Yacuma Ecolodge
DAY 8

Yacuma Ecolodge

Full day jungle tour with many activities like hiking, learning about flora & fauna, meeting a local community and getting to know with their lifestyle, plantations and cuisine. Lodge accommodation. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Yacuma Ecolodge
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DAY 9

Yacuma - Quito

After breakfast, our transport will take us back to Quito following the route Tena-Baeza – Papallacta, where we can enjoy hot springs on the way. Hotel in Quito in the afternoon arrival. Breakfast included.

Quito
DAY 10

Transfer Out

After breakfast we will be transferred to the airport to catch our flight home. Breakfast included.

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Quito
Day 1
Location Otavalo
Day 1
Location Machachi
Day 1
Location Riobamba
Day 1
Location Baños
Day 1
Location Amazon Rainforest, close to Tena
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Quito
Day 1
Location Otavalo
Day 1
Location Lasso
Day 1
Location Riobamba
Day 1
Location Baños
Hotel Hotel Sangay
Day 1
Location Amazon Rainforest, close to Tena
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Otavalo
Day 1
Location Lasso
Day 1
Location Riobamba
Day 1
Location Baños
Day 1
Location Amazon Rainforest, close to Tena

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • English/Spanish Speaking Local Guide
  • Information services
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals as Indicated

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

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