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11-Day Hidden Treasure Ecuador

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Tour Summary

You will explore the Hidden Treasures of Ecuador through a combination of organized day tours with an English-speaking guide and have time to explore by yourself with our self-guided packages. These include a document full of information, such as walking routes, and useful tips. You will stay in local tourist superior class hotels with private rooms and bathrooms. All tours include some meals, transportation to the mainland, and activities mentioned in the tour itinerary. Discover the Hidden Treasures of Ecuador!


  • checkHistorical CitiesVisit Quito and Cuenca, two beautiful colonial cities.
  • checkCloud ForestEnjoy the amazing nature and different animal species.
  • checkVolcanoesExplore the mighty Andes mountains and its imposing snow-capped volcanoes.
  • checkLocal VillagesGuamote local market and the Tigua community will be visited.
  • checkPacific CoastVisit Guayaquil and enjoy the best weather and seafood dishes.


    Rebecca Adventure Travel Quito Landscape

    Your Hidden Treasures Ecuador tour starts here. You will be picked up at the Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) and brought to your hotel, which is located outside of Quito. Depending on the time of arrival at the airport, you will have the chance to explore Quito by yourself and taste the local dishes and drinks. Of course, it is also possible to rest because you might be tired after a long flight.

    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Ikala Quito or similar.
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Quito's Old Town

    After breakfast in the hotel, you will go to the Historical Center of Quito to explore the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. After getting an impression of this beautiful city, you will get a cooking class where you learn how to cook local dishes. In the afternoon you will visit the Capilla del Hombre where you have an amazing view of the city. (All transportation is included).

    • ActivityActivity:Cooking, Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Ikala Quito or similar.
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Intiñan Museum

    In the morning we will first visit the Intiñan Museum and go to the Pululahua volcano. After that, you will be transferred to a beautiful place in the Cloud Forest. Before lunch, you will take a guided short walk to learn about some of Maquipucuna’s medicinal and useful plants. After lunch, you will walk through the Bear trail and part of the Palmito or River trails in search of spectacled bears or their traces. This is a moderate hike (2 to 3 hours) through Secondary and some Primary Forest. A local guide is mandatory during Spectacled Bear season. At 6 pm the bar opens officially; however, if you desire a drink before then, please let the staff know and they will be happy to serve you. There is also the chance to do an optional guided night hike.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring, Hiking, Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Maquipucuna Reserve Lodge or similar.
    Rebecca Adventure Travel bird watching

    Wake up with a concert of birds and get ready for an early start. After enjoying a cup of our own freshly brewed coffee, you have the first birding hike from 6:30 – 8:30 AM to enjoy the sounds and sights of dawn in the forest. Before lunch, you will take the Humedal trail learning further about plants and watching birds as we progress into the the pre-Inca trail used by the Yumbos. As a reward, you will reach the Yumbo waterfall or swimming hole where you will have the opportunity to take a swim. After lunch, you will visit the coffee orchard, the orchid garden, and the organic garden.

    Alternatively, after breakfast, you could take a half-day or full-day tour to the Ziplines, Tulipe archeological site, or Mindo butterfly garden. You can also do an optional guided night hike.

    • ActivityActivity:Bird-watching, Exploring, Hiking, Swimming.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Maquipucuna Reserve Lodge or similar.
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Cotopaxi Horseback Ride

    After breakfast, you will drive to the Cotopaxi Volcano area, which takes about 4 hours to get there. You will start your tour with a very nice car ride from Quito through Volcano Avenue; including the Pasochoa, Rumiñahui, Illinizas, and others. When you arrive there you will have lunch and after that, you will do a horseback riding tour on the slopes of the Rumiñahui Volcano.

    • ActivityActivity:Horseback riding, Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hacienda El Porvenir or similar.
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Cotopaxi National Park

    When you finish your breakfast in the morning, you will visit the Cotopaxi National Park and the Limpiopungo Lagoon. After that, you will depart to Isinliví and there you will have lunch. In the afternoon you will go for a trekking exploration around the Isinliví mountains. In the evening you will have a nice local dinner.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring, Hiking.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:LluLlu Llama Mountain Lodge or similar.
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Quilotoa

    In the morning you will visit the Quilotoa Loop, and have the chance to hike down and actually feel the temperature of the lake, when time allows it you can even kayak on the lake. After that, you will go to Tigua, where you will visit the local community. In the afternoon you will drive to Guamote, on your way there you have the chance to take some amazing photos of the Chimborazo volcano.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring, Hiking, Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Inti Sisa or similar.
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Devil's Nose

    Around 08:00 AM you will hike to the Devil’s Nose. The trail offers incredible views of the river valley and a bird’s eye view of the inoperative tracks. You will learn about one of the greatest rail engineering feats worldwide while passing through the beautiful Andean scenery. In the afternoon you will visit the Ingapirca ruins after which you will be transferred to your hotel in Cuenca.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring, Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car, Train.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Victoria or similar.
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Cuenca

    Today, you will have a very relaxing day. This is your time to explore one of the most beautiful cities in Ecuador. Cuenca won South America’s Leading City Break Destination of 2018, and you will see in this tour why that is the case. It is an amazing city with a lot of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will start this day with a city tour around Cuenca, and after that, you will visit Piedra de Agua hot springs, a nice spot where you will get the chance to relax and unwind by doing a Spa Circuit.

    • ActivityActivity:Relaxing, Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Victoria or similar.
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Cajas National Park

    After breakfast at the hotel, you will spend a half day at Cajas National Park. In this park, you will spot many beautiful lakes. It is also home to many wild animals such as Andean condors, giant hummingbirds, and coatis. After exploring the great wildlife and nature, you will continue to Guayaquil where you will enjoy the city by night and enjoy its beautiful panoramic views. You will visit the most beautiful areas and buildings of Guayaquil.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring, Hiking, Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Wyndham Guayaquil or similar.
    Rebecca Adventure Travel

    This is the last day of your Hidden Treasures Ecuador tour. Depending on the time of your flight, you will be brought to the airport. Any time of the day is fine to get your flight out, we will arrange a transfer to the airport for you.

    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.


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2 or more guests$ 2,758 p.p.
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  • Meals Meals as described in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation Accommodation in a double or triple room.
  • Plane Airport transfers to/from Quito and Guayaquil Airports.
  • Bus Transport Private transportation with a Spanish speaking driver.
  • Tour Guide Private bilingual guide during the activities.
  • Activities All activities as described in the itinerary.
  • Activities Entrance fees as described.
  • Gear Equipment Guided horse tour on healthy strong horses for all levels.
  • assistance 24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    + International flights.
    + Food & drinks that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
    + Optional mules rent at Quilotoa. 
    + Optional 30 min. kayak trip in the lagoon at Quilotoa.
    + Personal travel & health insurance.
    + Personal expenses.
    + Optional tips for the guide.

Additional information

  • Prices for 2025 are subject to change.
  • Single supplement fee $ 365 p.p. (in case you want to have the room by yourself).
  • For children under 12 years old, we can offer a 10% discount.
  • When the group reaches at least 6 guests, you will have a private guide for the whole tour.
  • If you would like to have a German guide please contact us for details.
  • This itinerary is fixed, it can’t be changed. If you are looking for a customized itinerary, please send us an email.
  • Important things to bring: warm and waterproof clothing, gloves, water, energy snacks, sunblock, sunglasses, and your passport.
  • Keep in mind that the weather at 13,000 ft (4,000 m) can change suddenly from sunny to cold with stormy winds and wet snow.
  • Since you will ride on steep mountain trails where oxygen is limited, it is our safety recommendation that the rider weighs 220 lbs (100 kg) or less.
  • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precautions to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat street food, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
  • It is mandatory to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel and the respective cruise operator reserve the right to change the itinerary without prior notice due to weather conditions, availability, National Park regulations or notifications, and unforeseeable circumstances.
  • If you would like to enter the Cotopaxi National Park (for example, to visit Limpiopungo or the Cotopaxi Refugio, or to stop underway to take pictures), you are required to rent the services of a local guide. The cost is USD 40.


  • Authenticity: Rebecca Adventure Travel offers unique and authentic experiences. All tours are personally selected by Rebecca, which guarantees authentic hotels (preferably family-owned), high-quality tours, great service, and, last but not least, value for money.
  • Tailor-made design: Whether travelers prefer a Galapagos island-hopping tour, a cruise, or a tailor-made tour of Ecuador, our local and international destination experts use their own travel experiences to create the right travel plan for every traveler.
  • Safety & 24/7 assistance: Rebecca Adventure Travel possesses all official tour operating insurance up to EUR 3 million. The team can be reached 24/7 for emergencies, by phone, e-mail, Skype, and WhatsApp. This service is available in English, Spanish, and Dutch!
  • Face-to-face assistance throughout your travels: Although online communication is essential, in-person service is very important, too. This is why travelers can get face-to-face travel advice at the Travel Concept Store in Zutphen, Netherlands. During your trip, there will be local personal hostesses at each destination, e.g., the Galapagos Islands.
  • Zero credit card fee: For guests who book a cruise with Rebecca Adventure Travel, there is no extra charge for credit card payment.
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