This 8-day Ecuador Adventure tour is full of unforgettable experiences! Ecuador, a sliver of a country nestled between Colombia and Peru, packs a mighty punch when it comes to adventure. From Andean peaks to the Amazonian rainforest, here’s a taste of what awaits you on a multisport adventure through Ecuador.
Immerse yourself in the culture of the Kichwa people near Tena. Learn about their traditional medicine, participate in a cleansing ritual, and try your hand at blowgun shooting.
Witness the spectacular Avenue of Volcanoes while hiking and biking on the slopes of the Andes. Explore the waterfall canyons and raft along the Jatunyacu River whose waters flow into the mighty Amazon River.
Standard Superior Hotels & Lodges: Hotel Wyndham Garden Quito, Hosteria Papagayo, Hotel La Floresta, Sayani Lodge.
Lodging for 07 nights at selected hotels in double/triple Standard Rooms + menu breakfast.
Transportation: airport pick-up at your arrival, private vehicle, kayaking, rafting, paragliding, horseback riding, trekking, canyoning.
Meals: Breakfast x 7, menu lunch x 5, dinners x 2
Certified English / Spanish-speaking guides.
Canyoning Gear: Black diamond harnesses, helmets, ropes, and rubber boots.
Rafting Gear: NRS rafts, paddles, and helmets.
Horseback ride: wellington/rubber boots, helmets, hats, chaps, and other equipment.
Biking: Trek X Caliber MTB (hydraulic disc brakes, front Rock Shock suspension), Bontrager helmets, full-finger gloves.
Admission tickets for all the activities and national reserves.
Your room supplement – estimated budget USD 495
Meals & drinks are not described in the itinerary.
Tips for drivers and guides.
What to bring:
Long clothing, Sunglasses, Flashlight/torch, Camera, Small bag, Insect repellent, sunblock, hat or cap, comfortable walking shoes, and sandals.
Zip-lock bags to keep clothes/equipment dry, Shorts, T-shirts, Swimsuit, Binoculars(optional), Cotton underwear, Socks, Towel, First aid kit, Windbreaker or Sweater.
Day 01: Quito arrival
Welcome to Ecuador!
Arrive at Quito’s airport, reception, and transfer to the hotel in the Quito district. Check-in at 15:00 hours. Overnight.
Day 02: Horseback Ride in Cotopaxi National Park
Breakfast in the hotel. Departure in the morning to “Auqui Hill”(2390 mm). This is one of the best ways to enjoy the city, valleys, and snow-capped mountains of Quito city by paragliding. From this point, you will have a tandem flight, where you can make your dream come true and where you will take off from the ground and let yourself drift through the Ecuadorian Andes with our professional pilots, who accompany you during an unforgettable trip!!
After this activity, we go to the Middle of the World complex which is located fifty minutes from the northwest of Quito (Ecuador). You will visit the current equatorial line and straddle the two hemispheres. In addition, you’ll have the chance to participate in several experiments at the Intiñan Museum. In the afternoon, you’ll go downtown to the city where you´ll have a short walk to visit the Compañia de Jesus, Sagrario´s, San Francisco´s Churches which were built during the 17th century. Walking through the colonial streets, you will then stop at the Independence Plaza to admire the Cathedral and the Government’s Palace. Overnight in Quito.
Day 03: Quilotoa Lagoon Trek
Breakfast in the hotel. Experience the best horseback ride in the Cotopaxi National Park and back to the Hacienda crossing a protected forest in Cotopaxi and also going through volcanic rock ravines, several Historical Haciendas, and indigenous communities. You will enjoy different landscapes, either choosing a long tour going through different mountains or a simple tour on roads going through the forest and communities. Overnight in Cotopaxi.
Day 04: Biking in the Cloud Forest of Baños
Breakfast in the hotel. We go through the Avenue of the Volcanoes and pass through the Pujilí small town. You will also visit an indigenous local house from the “Paramos” to learn about their traditions and way of life. Enter their home, made of straw, and enjoy time interacting with them. After your visit, head to the town of Tigua, famous for its naive paintings. Continue up to the Quilotoa volcano, where you will be able to descend to the lake located inside the crater or just walk around the crater. You will also be able to enjoy an unforgettable experience by mule back riding or kayaking in the lake. Enjoy lunch and stand in one of the most beautiful landscapes in the highlands and traditional indigenous villages. Note: on Thursdays, Saquisilí Indigenous Market is optional. Overnight in Baños.
Day 05: Canyoning in the Amazon
Breakfast in the hotel. The trip starts in the morning at 8:00 am. You will try the equipment, then we will drive by private car for about 30 minutes approximately toward Casahurco or Rio Blanco to practice canyoning. After we have the safety briefing by our guide explaining the abseiling techniques and safety instructions, you will be able to practice on land before we enter the canyon. In the afternoon free time to visit the Bride’s Veil waterfall, hike down to the “Pailon del Diablo” waterfall, the second-highest in the whole of Ecuador, or Casa del árbol accompanied by our guide. Overnight in Baños.
Day 06: Rafting in Tena.
Breakfast in the hotel. After a 4-hour drive by car, arrive at Tena. Lunch at the lodge, then a guided hike will lead you across muddy swamps on log bridges, through the dense jungle of natural treefall gaps, and beneath the understory shade of pristine, primary rainforest. Kayaking in the river – here our expert guide after fitting all of your equipment, we will give you a safety orientation and paddle practice before the adventure begins. Overnight in Tena.
Day 07: Kichwa Community in Tena
Breakfast in the lodge. Jatunyacu River – this is one of the most fun rafting trips in Tena. It is enjoyable for all ages, and no previous experience is needed. This is a strong water run with constant roller-coaster waves (some reaching 5 meters in height), and each rapid end in a calm pool.
Day 08: Departure
Breakfast in the lodge. After 2 1/2 hours by car, we will get to Termas de Papallacta Spa, where you can enjoy the medicinal volcanic water in the thermal baths. In the afternoon we arrived at Quito or the international airport Mariscal Sucre where our services finished.
Note: Each participant must be aware of the fact that the tour chosen may include activities (rafting, hiking, canyoning, paragliding.) that may be risky. The service providers selected for those services were chosen for their professionalism and the quality of supervision and equipment. Each activity will begin with a reminder of the safety instructions.
Itineraries are subject to change without notice due to seasonal changes, last-minute weather conditions, and adjustment national reserves policies.