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This 9 day program is designed for guests who would like to experience the majestic Andes with its snow capped mountains and condors. 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 Haciendas or at a comfortable hotel in Quito.


Day Itinerary Accommodation & Meals
1 After your flight to Quito you will be picked up by one or our drivers and he takes 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 eaten at a local ‘almuerzo’ place and in the afternoon you will visit the Equator and it’s Inti-Nan Museum. Tourist class hotel in Quito, breakfast and lunch included.
3 Early in the morning you will go to your first Andes Adventure. You will go on a biking tour in the Cotopaxi National Park (if the volcano is safe). If the volcano is in its erupting activity you will go instead to the Antisana volcano, which also has a snow capped summit. This is a shared tour, so there will there will be other guests too. If you want to have it private it will cost 100 USD pp extra. Andes Lodge; breakfast and lunch included
4 Today you will visit the Quilotoa Crater lake. This beautiful lagoon is formed by an eruption about 800 years ago. You will go on a hike down to the crater lake where you can explore the shore and then you will hike up again. You can also rent a donkey who will bring you up again. This hike down and up takes about 3 hours. In this area there are still a lot of indigenous people with their beautiful clothes and culture. This is a shared tour, so there will there will be other guests too. If you want to have it private it will cost 100 USD pp extra. Andes Lodge; breakfast and lunch included
5 After breakfast you will go up north to a fairly new Lodge in the middle of the Andes. Papagayo Norte is located next to the Cayambe volcano. On the way you will stop at the Equator. Cayambe volcano is the highest point on the equator on earth. In the afternoon you can either relax or go hiking, biking or horseback riding (all optional). Andes Lodge; breakfast and lunch included
6 Today you can either go down hill biking, hiking or horseback riding (one of them included). Both activities takes about 4 hours and upon return at the hacienda you will receive a delicious 3 course lunch. Andes Lodge; breakfast and lunch included
7 The highlight of the Andean culture is saved for last. Today you go to Otovalo where you can buy the most beautiful local handicrafts. After a very local 2 course lunch the driver takes you to the Peguche waterfall where you can take a hike about 1,5 hours before you go back to Quito. Tourist class hotel in Quito, Breakfast included
8 Today you have a day off to explore the city yourself, to go shopping or to take an optional day trip (Mindo, PapallactaBanoshorse back riding) Tourist class hotel in Quito, Breakfast included
9 Transfer out to the airport to take your flight back home. Only breakfast is included today


The Andes lodge where you will stay is beautifully located in the mountains and very comfortable.

3 nights in a tourist class hotel in Quito (Hotel Fuente del Piedra included)
5 nights in an Andean Lodge (Papagayo Norte & Papagayo Sur)
Bilingual naturalist guide
Meals according the itinerary (7x breakfast, 6x lunch)
All the activities and excursions as described
Tea, coffee, purified water available all day in the Andean lodge.

Optional activities
Optional tips for guide
Additional food and beverages

1.099 USD per person with a minimum of 2 people.
999 USD per person with a minimum of 4 people.


  • 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).

When you book (the moment you sign the registration form or submit a booking request through Anyguide) a tour with Rebecca Adventure Travel you agree on the following terms and conditions:

*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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