5 DAY ANDES & AMAZON PROGRAM
With this 5 day program you will see the highlights of the Andes and Amazon around Quito. This program is designed for travellers who like a bit of luxury and comfort. Our private transportation takes you from Quito to Cotopaxi, to Baños and to Tena where you will stay at an Eco-Lodge. You have English speaking guides and it is a mix between private tours and group tours. The hotels will be from tourist class up to tourist superior class.
QUITO CITY TOUR OR PULULAHUA CRATER AND MITAD DEL MUNDO
Pick-up at airport or hotel in Quito and in the afternoon a private city tour in Historical Centre of Quito or to the Pululahua Crater and Mitad del Mundo. Drop off at Hacienda close to Cotopaxi.
Overnight in Hacienda Papagayo Sur or similar.
Day 2 (B, L):
COTOPAXI NATIONAL PARK
Today you visit the Cotopaxi National Park, standard option hiking and biking but horseback riding is also possible. The Cotopaxi is an active volcano of 5.897 meters high and the activities takes place on a level of 3.800 meters. In this National Park you can spot foxes, wild horses and sometimes even Andean Condors. Drop off at your hotel in Baños.
Overnight in Hotel Floresta or similar.
Day 3 (B, D):
BAÑOS – TENA
Baños de Agua Santa, commonly referred to as Baños, is an Ecuadorian city in Tungurahua province. It is known as the “Gateway” to the Amazon region, as it the last big city still located in the mountains before reaching the jungle.The atmosphere is laid back and relaxed in this sub-tropical climate. In the morning you visit the famous “Swing to the End of the World” and the “Pailon del Diablo” waterfall. Transfer to the Eco-lodge in Tena where there will be served a delicious diner. Afterwards you can enjoy a special welcome drink and a relaxing chat with the administrator to coordinate and discuss next days’ activities.
Overnight in Eco-Lodge Cotococha or similar.
Day 4 (B, L, D):
EDUCATIONAL HIKE – LA CASCADA DE LATAS
After breakfast, you will depart by canoe upstream for 10 minutes, to arrive at a small shore, where you will begin a short walk for one hour. In here you will appreciate the jungle’s secondary forest, with its diverse flora and fauna species. After our short hike, you will find yourselves at a breathtaking waterfall: “La Cascada de Latas”. You can have a refreshing bath in its clear crystal waters and you can enjoy the surrounding views. Then you will return along the same way to have lunch at the lodge. After lunch, you will put on your rubber boots to start an exciting walk in the jungle’s primary forest. Get ready to find the secret wonders of the mysterious Amazon jungle, discover amazing plant species with medicinal properties, which will be explained in detail by your expert native guide; their characteristics and how the jungle inhabitants used them in ancient times. You will also observe a great variety of insects and small groups of monkeys, weaving around the giant trees, although you will need some luck to find them. After about three hours of walking, you will arrive at the Lodge again. At night you can have a diner and a well deserved rest.
Overnight in Eco-Lodge Cotococha or similar.
Day 5 (B):
BACK TO QUITO
Breakfast in the lodge and shared transfer back to Quito (or airport).
Accommodation 4 nights in double room with private bathroom.
Bilingual naturalist guide
Professional English speaking driver (except during drop off Tena-Quito on Day 5).
Pick up and drop off at Quito’s hotel or Airport.
Meals as described in the itinerary (4x breakfast, 2x lunch, 2x dinner).
Activities as described in the itinerary.
24/7 assistance in Dutch, English and Spanish
Extra food and drinks
Upgrades to luxurious hotel rooms
Optional tips for guide
Personal travel and medical insurance
$ 810 p.p. price based on 4 guests
$ 1.015 p.p. price based on 2 guests
* For children under 12 years old we can offer a discount. Please contact us for the exact amount.
This day tour from Quito is a Shared Group Tour. This means you might have a different guide every day and some days you will be alone with your travel party and some days you will be with more guests.
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).
*Important things to bring: warm, windproof and waterproof clothing, appropriate shoes or boots, water, sun block, sunglasses, pocket money and passport.
Bring your own rain poncho otherwise buy it here in Ecuador and take it with you for the activities, because the weather could change suddenly in the rainforest and you might get wet.
Please take with you some plastic bags, to protect Camera, and important documents from the rain.
If you like to enjoy watching at Animals please get some binoculars (10×40 are much better).
*It is important that you will have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
*The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances.