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14-Day Andes, Amazon & Coast Adventure

14 Days
Ecuador
From $3,984 p.p.

Tour Summary

This 14-day Ecuador Andes, Amazon & Coast program is designed for guests who would like to experience Ecuador in a very comfortable way and most importantly off the beaten track. You will stay with a local family, go into the Yasuni Amazon, and discover the beautiful Ecuadorian coast. Part of this 14-day Adventure around the Andes, Amazon, and Coast, is a stay in the Yasuni part of the Amazon where you will find numerous amounts of wildlife. The last part of your stay will be on the Pacific Coast where you will visit Isla de la Plata (“Galapagos for the backpackers”). 

Highlights

  • checkYasuni National ParkTrek into the pristine Amazon rainforest and discover a great diversity of flora and fauna.
  • checkOtavalo’s MarketStroll through one of the biggest indigenous markets in South America and buy your typical Ecuadorian souvenirs.
  • checkCondor ParkLearn about the Condor, a majestic bird symbol in Ecuador which is fighting extinction.
  • checkMindoFly through the views to see the cloud forest from above on a canopy line.
  • checkIsla de la PlataSpot interesting animal species including Blue Footed boobies, turtles, tropical fish and even Humpback Whales in June – September.

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 Arrive Quito
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Quito

    This is the first day of your Andes, Amazon & Coast Adventure. After you arrive at Quito Airport, you will have a transfer with an English-speaking driver to your hotel in Quito.

    • ActivityActivity:Arrival.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Ikala Quito or similar.
  • DAY 2 Quito City Tour
    Rebecca Adventure Travel

    In the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel to start your Quito city tour. First, you will go to Panecillo Hill with its famous Virgin Mary statue. Then, you will visit the highlights of Quito’s Old Town, like the Basilica church, the San Francisco church, and the beautiful main squares and plazas. After a typical Ecuadorian lunch, you will go to the Intiñan Museum, located in the Middle of the World. Here, you can do experiments to prove the effects the equator has on gravity. Before going back to Quito, you will also visit the Pululahua crater.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Sightseeing. Walking.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Ikala Quito or similar.
  • DAY 3 Enter Yasuni National Park
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Canoe Trip

    Today, your Amazon adventure starts! You will fly from Quito to Coca (30 minutes), and from there, you will take a motorized canoe over the Napo River for about 2 hours. After that, you will have a 30-minute walk before arriving at the lodge. You will arrive at the lodge at Yasuni National Park at around 4:00 PM, and you will have time to swim, relax, or explore and walk around. After dinner, you will have a night walk to discover the nocturnal life in the rainforest.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Hiking.
    • TransportTransport:Airplane. Canoe. Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Sacha lodge or similar.
  • DAY 4 Yasuni Forest Experience
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Yasuni Bird

    Early in the morning, you will start your first activity. The early morning hours are the best for birdwatching in the Amazon. After this, you will have a breakfast buffet. Then, you will have some time to relax in the lake pool or visit the butterfly house. In the afternoon, there are different activities you can choose to do; you can go on a Canopy walk, the Kapok tower, paddling in the creek, forest hiking, or even more birdwatching. Later at night, you will have dinner in the restaurant where you can choose your food a la carte. Finally, to finish the day, there will be a hike where you can experience the fascinating sounds of the rainforest at night.

    • ActivityActivity:Bird-watching. Exploring. Hiking. Wildlife-watching.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Sacha lodge or similar.
  • DAY 5 EXPLORING YASUNI NATIONAL PARK
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Yasuni Frog

    Today you will have more optional activities to discover the flora and fauna of the Yasuni National Park. Additionally, you can take the day to relax and use the lodge facilities.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Relaxing.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Sacha lodge or similar.
  • DAY 6 RETURN TO QUITO
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Quito Landscape

    You will have an early breakfast, and then, you will check out from the lodge at 7:30 AM. You will go for an easy walk on the boardwalk to watch Monkeys one last time before your departure to Coca. From Coca Airport, it will take about 40 minutes before your plane arrives in Quito. The scheduled arrival at Quito’s Airport is at 12:30 PM. You will be picked up by your English-speaking guide.

    • ActivityActivity:Walking.
    • TransportTransport:Airplane. Canoe. Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Ikala Quito or similar.
  • DAY 7 Otavalo Cultural Day
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Otavalo

    On this day, your guide will pick you up at your hotel to go to Condor Park, located north of Quito. Here, you will learn a lot about the birds of the region and watch them in action in an exhibition. After that, you will go to the Otavalo, where you can walk through its popular market while you enjoy the local people and the typical Ecuadorian products that they sell. After this activity, you will be dropped off at the San Clemente local community in Ibarra, where you will stay with a local family.

    * Keep in mind that Condor Park is not Open: on Mondays and Tuesdays.

    • ActivityActivity:Bird-watching, Sightseeing, Walking.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Accommodation with a local family in San Clemente.
  • DAY 8 Hacienda Piman Experience
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Andes Road Trip

    In the morning, you will experience the life of the locals in San Clemente. You will help a family with the cooking, and you will experience how they work on the land. You will also get to experience the type of music they listen to and other aspects of their culture. Additionally, you will learn the medical uses of the plants they utilize. After lunch, you will be brought to Hacienda Piman where you can learn about their history and enjoy nature in just one cozy place.

    • ActivityActivity:Cooking. Learning.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hacienda Piman or similar.
  • DAY 9 MINDO CLOUD FOREST
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Mindo Zip Lining

    After breakfast, you will go by private transport to Mindo, located deep in the cloud forest at 1400 meters of altitude. Here, you can do many different adventurous activities including hiking across waterfalls, zip-lining, canoeing, biking, visiting a butterfly and flower farm, or going to the famous chocolate factory. After enjoying a local lunch, you can continue enjoying the activities you picked.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Hiking. Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Mindo Coffee Lodge or similar.
  • DAY 10 MINDO – PUERTO LOPEZ
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Biking at Mindo

    Today, you will have some more time to discover Mindo and enjoy other optional activities around the town. In the afternoon, you will drive to Puerto Lopez, located on the coast, which will take about 8 hours.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Hiking. Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hosteria Mantaraya or similar.
  • DAY 11 ISLA DE LA PLATA
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Whale Isla de la Plata

    From Puerto Lopez, you will go by boat, for about 1,5 hours, to Isla de la Plata. During the summer months (from June to August) you will have the incredible chance to see humpback whales near the coast. Upon arrival on Isla de Plata, you will do a hike and spot the different birds that inhabit Isla de la Plata. After this, you will get a box lunch on board, and you can prepare yourself for an optional snorkeling activity. You will be back in Puerto Lopez at approximately 5:00 PM.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking. Snorkeling (optional). Wildlife-watching.
    • TransportTransport:Boat. Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hosteria Mantaraya or similar.
  • DAY 12 PUERTO LOPEZ
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Beach Puerto Lopez

    Today, you will have a free day to relax on the beach or explore Puerto Lopez by yourself. You can do some optional activities like visiting the Machalilla National Park, and its amazing Los Frailes beach.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Relaxing.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hosteria Mantaraya or similar.
  • DAY 13 PUERTO LOPEZ
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Seafood

    On day 13 of your Andes, Amazon & Coast adventure, you will have another free day to relax around Puerto Lopez. You can do optional activities and enjoy the renowned gastronomy of the Coast.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Relaxing.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hosteria Mantaraya or similar.
  • DAY 14 AIRPORT TRANSFER
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Guayaquil Landscape

    For the last day of your Andes, Amazon & Coast tour, you will have a transfer to Guayaquil Airport where you will take your flight back home. 

    • ActivityActivity:Departure.
    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.

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14 Day Andes, Amazon & Coast Adventure Map

14 Day Andes, Amazon & Coast Adventure Map

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Price Based on Number of Guests:
2 - 3 guests$ 4,458 p.p.
4 or more guests$ 3,984 p.p.
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Inclusions

  • Meals Meals as described in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation Accommodation in a double or triple room.
  • Plane Flight tickets Quito-Coca-Quito.
  • Bus Transport Transfers according to the itinerary.
  • Tour Guide Professional, English speaking guide during tours.
  • Activities All activities as described in the itinerary.
  • Activities Entrance fees as described in the itinerary.
  • assistance 24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    + Optional tips for guide.
    + Food & drinks that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
    + Personal expenses.
    +Personal travel & health insurance.

Additional information

  • Prices for 2025 are subject to change.
  • For children under the age of 12, there is a 10% discount.
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel cannot take any responsibility for any illnesses or missed meals & tours due to an illness.
  • Some activities in the Amazon, such as caiman searching, depend on weather conditions.
  • If you love observing wildlife, consider bringing binoculars. Opt for 10×40 for an enhanced experience.
  • 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.

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  • 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.
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