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This 14 day program is designed for guests who would like to experience the majestic Andes with its snow capped mountains and concors. With this program you will also get to know the local indigenous culture, which has its roots from the Incas. There are some sporty activities like hiking and biking but you will have the comfort at night where you will stay in hacienda’s or other comfortable hotels. Afterwards you will visit the beautiful Amazon forest in combination with the relaxing coast of Ecuador and the Pacific Ocean. You will see all the highlights of Ecuador!

 

PROGRAM

Day Program Accommodation & Meals
1 After your flight to Quito you will be picked up by one of our drivers and he’ll take you safely to your hotel in Quito. Tourist class hotel in Quito
2 After breakfast you will discover the beauty of the colonial historical centre of Quito. Lunch will be served at a local “almuerzo” place and in the afternoon you will visit the Equator and it’s Inti-Nan Museum. In the evening you will take a night bus to Lago Agrio (6 hours). Tourist class hotel in Quito, breakfast and lunch included.
3 The first part of the travel is a car ride of 2 hours to Tierras Orientales, where the canoe journey down the Aguarico starts and continue along the Cuyabeno black water river, to arrive to the lodge is approx. 3 hours). After dinner the naturalist bilingual guide will give you a captivating lecture and then you can take a night walk into the forest. Amazone eco-lodge; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
4 Early morning you go on a canoe excursion. The brisk morning hours are the best time to see the rainforest thriving activity. After breakfast, you trek into primary rainforest with your naturalist and native guides who will explain you more about the practical and medicinal uses of the plants. After lunch you go out with either paddling or motorized canoes to enjoy the beautiful landscapes and to try to find species of monkeys and dolphins. After dinner you venture in the forest to find species of insect sand and with a bit of luck species of snakes or frogs. Amazon eco-lodge; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
5 Starting early in the morning you spend the whole day exploring. Return to the lodge. After breakfast you trek into pristine primary rainforest. Your native guide shares his wealth of knowledge, showing you the medicinal and practical uses of the rainforest’s flora and fauna that their ancestors have taught throughout generations and you learn how all life in the tropical rainforest co-exists in a fragile balance. Then you return for lunch. In the afternoon, you navigate along the Cuyabeno River where you have a good chance of seeing the freshwater pink and grey river dolphins (Inia geoffrensis and Sotalia fluviatilis) in the spectacular scenery. After dinner, you venture out on a night excursion to search for caimans (alligator family) and nocturnal birds. Amazon eco-lodge; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
6 After breakfast you are going back to Lago Agrio. From here you will take a direct flight back to Quito. From here you will be picked up and the driver will bring you to the beautiful hacienda in the Andes. Some rooms even have a jacuzzi! Andes Lodge; breakfast and lunch included.
7 Today you can choose to do the horseback-riding, mountainbiking or visit the Condor Rescue centre. Here you can watch the show with the eagles. Afterwards you will have a lunch in Otavalo, next to the indigenous market. In the afternoon you will visit a local community in the Andes, where you will spend the night. Homestay in the Andes; breakfast, lunch and dinner.
8 The whole day is about experiencing the life of the locals. You are going to help cooking, working on the land, listening to their music, en getting to know the culture. Also, you will learn the medical use of the plants. Homestay in the Andes; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
9 After breakfast you will go by private transport to Mindo. In the forest 1400 m altitude. Here you can go hiking across the waterfalls, zip-lining, canoeing, biking, going to the butterfly and flower farm or to the famous chocolate factory. You will spend the night in a charming small lodge. Eco-lodge; breakfast included.
10 Another day in Mindo to do the rest of the activities. After lunch you will drive to the coast (about 7 hours). Hotel close to the beach; breakfast included.
11 Today you will have an amazing day in Montanita. Here you can do surfing, spanish lessons, yoga or enjoy a relaxing day at the beach. Hotel close to the beach; breakfast included.
12 After breakfast you will go to Isla de la Plata (same eco-system as the Galapagos) You can go hiking and see the sea turtles and other animals. Hotel close to the beach; breakfast included.
13 Day off to enjoy the beach and environment. Hotel close to the beach; breakfast included.
14 After breakfast you will go to the airport of Guayaquil to continue your trip to Peru or Colomia. Or take a flight back home.

 

The Andes lodge where you will stay is in the mountains on a beautiful place and very comfortable.

INCLUSIVE
2 nights in a tourist class hotel in Quito
3 nights in a Eco-lodge in the Amazon
1 night in the Andes Lodge
2 nights in a homestay in the Andes
1 night in Mindo
4 nights in Montana
Bus to and from Lago Agrio
Bilingual naturalist guide
Meals as described (13x breakfast, 7x lunch, 5x dinner)
All the activities and excursions as described
Tea, coffee and water all day available in the Andes & Amazon lodge
Private transport

NOT INCLUSIVE
Optional excursions
Extra food and drinks
Optional tips for the guide

PRICE
$ 1495 p.p. 4 guests minimum.
$ 1995 p.p. 2 guests minimum.

ADVANTAGES OF BOOKING WITH REBECCA ADVENTURE TRAVEL

  • Personal attention: the team would like to get to know the customers so they can create the perfect holiday;
  • The staff: the staff use their passion and own travel experiences to create tours of high quality;
  • Authenticity: the tours are personally selected by Rebecca and are a unique and authentic experience;
  • Tailor made: tell the team your preferences and they will create an unforgettable experience;
  • 24/7 assistance: our team can be contacted 24/7 by phone in case of emergencies or unexpected situations (they speak English, Spanish and Dutch!);
  • Insurances: customers will be traveling safely with Rebecca Adventure Travel because they are insured by Dutch guarantee funds (GGTO & VvKR).

*It is important that you will have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.

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