Multisport Ecuador continentale 9 G/8 N

Our 9-day Ecuador Mainland Multisport tour is an amazing combination of activities like Hiking, Canyoning, biking, kayaking and Rafting.

You will stay for 8 nights on different locations in Mainland Ecuador while exploring the Ecuadorian Andes and enjoying the most amazing views and indigenous culture on the way.

Highlights

  • Visit the historic center of Quito, which is believed to be one of the best-preserved colonial centers and one of the most important across Latin America, which is why in 1978 UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site.
  • Bike with the amazing views of the Ecuadorian Andes
  • Visit the Cotopaxi National Park and enjoy the mesmerizing views of the Ecuadorian Andes.
  • The views while hiking the Quilotoa crater lake make it a perfect place for pictures.
  • Visit Baños, a picturesque city at the base of Tungurahua Volcano, filled with fun and easygoing spots, here you will also go to Pailon del Diablo located in the western foothills of the Ecuadorian Andes and rewards hikers with an amazing waterfall with breathtaking views.
  • Canyoning in Baños
  • Paddle the rapids of the Jatunyacu River

Visit the Papallacta Hot springs to refresh and relax in fantastic volcanic waters.

Piano di viaggio

Giorno 01
Hola Ecuador! Welcome to The Middle of the World
Private Transfer Quito Airport - Quito Hotel

Our private transportation will be waiting for you at International Arrivals and take you from Quito's Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Tababela to your hotel in the city of Quito.

The drive will be approximately 45 minutes long.

Welcome to Quito, the capital of Ecuador!

Arrive at the Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO), at 2,850 meters (9,350 ft) above sea level, Ecuador’s dramatic capital city is the second highest in the world after Bolivia’s La Paz. Built on the ashes of the northern Inca capital following the 1533 Spanish conquest, Quito is nestled in a valley surrounded by majestic Andean peaks, among them the restless Volcán Pichincha.

The entire city of Quito is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, standing at an altitude of 9,350 feet (2,850 m). It welcomes visitors with its picturesque plazas situated between mountain peaks. The city has an abundance of market stands, shamanistic healers, and fourth-generation hat makers, as well as a vibrant and sophisticated culinary and nightlife scene.

Your private driver will meet you for approximately a 45-minute transfer to your accommodation in the city center. Along the way, you'll get a short introduction to Quito´s history and a quick briefing on the next day's activities.

Pasti inclusi: -

Overnight:  Quito

Giorno 02
Colonial Quito City Tour & Middle of the World

Private group

Today, after breakfast, your English-speaking guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you on a morning walking city tour of Quito and in the afternoon you will defy gravity by visiting the Middle of the World (Mitad del Mundo).

The colonial center of Quito was already named world cultural heritage by UNESCO in 1978 and is home to many beautiful, historic buildings and squares. You will visit the Plaza Grande and the beautiful churches La Compañía and La Basílica and walk down the oldest street of Quito—La Ronda.

After lunch, you will visit the equatorial monument, Mitad del Mundo, located just 26 km (16 miles) north of Ecuador’s capital city, Quito.

Here, French scientists determined the position of the central line many years ago. Ecuador is the place to come to stand on the Equator line, nowhere else on the planet is it easier to visit the Equator line or strike a pose with one foot in each hemisphere. Even Ecuador’s name was born of its location at latitude zero. You will visit the museum exhibits including a planetarium, ethnographic museum, art exhibits, a small-scale model of Quito city, an old train station, a beer museum, cocoa & chocolate exhibits, and a small chapel, for an unforgettable experience today.

Pasti inclusi: Colazione

Overnight:  Quito

Giorno 03
Biking the Andes to Cotopaxi National Park

Small group

Early in the morning, we leave Quito and after driving south until reaching the park entrance of Cotopaxi National Park. We drive through the pine forest and soon we arrive at the Visitors Center of the park. After visiting the Center, we continue the ascent in our 4-wheel drive vehicle until we reach the highest point of the tour, 4.500 meters/15.000 feet. The view from this point is stunning and on a clear day, we can see 8 volcanoes.

We then put on helmets, gloves, and protection pads and the bike adventure on the world’s highest active volcano can begin. The first 8 km will take us down 700 m. on dirt roads through volcanic ash and the páramo landscape. At 3.800 m. you must do some pedaling while we head down another 8 km between volcanic rocks and wild horses to our lunch spot by an Inca ruin at 3.700 m. With some luck, we might see a condor or a caracara. We put the bikes back on the car and head for the lake of Limpiopungo at 3.800 m. where we start the 16 km biking on dirt roads.

Difficulty Level: Technical: Moderate / Physical: Moderate

Altitude: 4500 mt.

Recommended age: 15 years old+

Pasti inclusi: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: Cotopaxi Area.

Giorno 04
Exploring and Kayaking at Quilotoa Lagoon

Private group

Wake up early in the morning, after a delicious breakfast at your hotel, you will visit Quilotoa Lagoon, which is a blue-green volcanic crater lake, that sits in the rugged Andean countryside south of Quito.

Your expert guide will lead you through tropical forests to one of the area's most beautiful lagoons. Make stops at a quiet village and local markets as part of this incredible day away from the city. Once you arrive at this magical place, you have the option to walk along the crater’s rim to enjoy the splendid view or hike down a path to the crater lake. After about 45 minutes of hiking down the Lagoon, you arrive at the crater. From where the water shimmers in another, greener color and kayaks will be waiting for you to explore the lake and enjoy the beautiful weather.

If you wish, there is a jetty there that you can walk on, or you can just sit on the beach and enjoy the view instead. The return can become a bit longer, so you have the option to rent a mule for the uphill hike.

In the afternoon, you will arrive at Baños where you will spend the night.

Altitude: 3878 mt.

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Pasti inclusi: Colazione

Overnight: Baños

Giorno 05
Baños

Canyoning in Baños

Small group

The guide will pick you up after your breakfast to start your day with some adventure: today, canyoning is on your agenda! Leave Baños around 09:00 AM and spend the morning canyoning at Casahurco. Enjoy a wet, wild, and fun day full of adventure! Casahurco is one of the most thrilling sites in Ecuador and it is known as one of the world’s top locations for canyoning. The tour will be accompanied by a professional and certified guide, and we will provide all the equipment and the round-trip transportation from and back to Baños.

Pasti inclusi: Colazione

Overnight: Baños

Giorno 06
Baños to Tena

Pailon del Diablo - Tena

Private group ·

After breakfast, you will drive along the "Avenue of Waterfalls." Driving south from Baños, you will follow the Pastaza River on its way through the valley of the same name. Passing several waterfalls, you will reach the village of Rio Verde, where you will stop to visit the well-known El Pailón del Diablo (The Devil's Cauldron) waterfall. In the afternoon you will go to Tena where you will have dinner and spend the night.

Pasti inclusi: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight: Tena

Giorno 07
Jatunyaku River Rafting- Tena

Small group

After breakfast, we will head to the Jatunyaku River (type 3+) where we will make a 23 km full rafting trip (about 3 hours) across the Llanganates National Park, full of adrenaline and adventure.

This activity includes: First aid training, Rafting protective equipment Box lunch, Safety kayak at all times.

Late in the afternoon, we will return to the lodge where you can enjoy the pool and delicious dinner.

Pasti inclusi: Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Tena

Giorno 08
Tena - Papallacta – Quito

Private group

Enjoy a last delicious breakfast and enjoy the sounds of the rainforest for the last time.

On the way back to Quito, we´ll make a stop at the Papallacta Hot springs to refresh and relax on the way in one of the most fantastic volcanic waters. It is also a great spot to have lunch with local dishes such as fresh-grilled trout before you end your trip in Quito.

Termas de Papallacta

Papallacta, situated at 3,700 meters amid an evergreen paramo landscape (Andean high grasslands), is renowned for its hot springs. At the Termas de Papallacta resort and spa, you can relax and enjoy its pools, naturally heated by the volcanic hot springs. Also, if the weather is clear, you will be able to see the giant Antisana Volcano (reaching a height of 5,758 meters) looming above.

Pasti inclusi: Colazione

Overnight: Quito

Day 09
Transfer to Quito Airport for Departure

Quito → Quito Mariscal Sucre Int. Airport (UIO)

It is time to say goodbye to Ecuador and continue to your next adventure. A representative will pick you up at your accommodation and take you to the airport in Quito for your flight.

Pasti inclusi: Colazione

Overnight: -

Activities

Day 2: Colonial Quito City Tour & Mitad del Mundo – Middle of the World (private group)

Day 3: Biking the Andes – Cotopaxi National Park (small group)

Day 4: Exploring and Kayaking at Quilotoa Lagoon (private group)

Day 5: Canyoning in Baños (small group)

Day 6: Pailon del Diablo – Archidona (private group)

Day 7: Jatunyaku River Rafting) (small group)

Day 8: Termas de Papallacta (private group)

Transportation

Day 1: Private Transfer Quito Airport – Quito Hotel

Day 3: Private Transportation on Ecuador’s Mainland

Day 4: Private Transportation on Ecuador’s Mainland

Day 6: Private Transportation with Bilingual Driver/Guide in Ecuador’s Mainland

Day 8: Private transfer from Lodge- Papallacta Hotsprings- Quito

Day 9: Quito hotel- Quito Airport

Alloggi:

• Your travel advisor will select hotels with availability for your travel dates, according to the category of your preference.

  • Voli internazionali
  • Any meals not mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance, and repatriation insurance
  • Optional excursions, activities, and optional tours
  • Any services not mentioned
  • Reservations marked as “reserved by traveler” are reservations that the traveler is responsible for directly.

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