11 DAY LUXURY NATURE ECUADOR

Duration11 Days
Price From $3,199
Highlights
  • checkYasuni National ParkEcuador’s largest protected natural area in the heart of the Amazon rainforest.
  • checkQuilotoa lakeOne of the most beautiful lagoons in South America with great sights and turquoise waters.
  • checkChimborazo volcanoThe highest volcano in Ecuador where you can spot hummingbirds, timid wild Vicuñas, and if lucky, the Andean condor.
  • checkCuencaThe most charming city with its cobblestone streets, old-world cathedrals, colonial parks and urban rivers.
  • checkCajas National ParkKnown for trails through evergreen cloud forests and hundreds of lakes, such as Laguna Toreadora.
  • checkHacienda La DanesaDiscover and live the country life in the discrete luxury of a historic family hacienda close to Guayaquil.
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Itinerary
  • DAY 1 WELCOME TO ECUADOR – TRANSFER TO HOTEL
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Quito Landscape

    Today your Luxury Nature Ecuador tour begins. You will arrive at Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Quito (Certified as a global 5-Star Regional Airport by SKYTRAX), be welcomed by your English speaking driver, and transferred to your hotel. If you arrive before 6:00 PM, a delicious dinner will be prepared for you by your personal chef in the comfort of your hotel.

    • TransportTransportCar.
    • mealMealDinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsQuito Polo Club Hotel or similar.
  • DAY 2 TO THE AMAZON
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Yasuni Sunset Sky

    On the second day of your luxury trip, you will go off the grid, and reconnect back with nature. You will go to the amazing Yasuni National Park, the continental Ecuador’s largest protected natural area, and host of an impressive biodiversity in the heart of the amazon rainforest. You will be picked up from your hotel, and driven back to the airport. After a 30-minute flight to “El Coca”, you will be taken, by private transportation, to the city’s main dock at the Napo River. The next two hours will be on a motorized canoe heading down the river. Later in the afternoon, you will take the Matapalo Trail. This trail was given the Spanish name of the famous Strangler, one of many remarkable trees that you can find on this short walk. Mahogany trees over 400 years old can be seen and your guides will share their knowledge of the flora and fauna.

    • ActivityActivityExploring, Hiking, Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransportAirplane, Boat, Car.
    • mealMealBreakfast, dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsSacha Lodge or similar.
  • DAY 3 EXPLORING THE RAINFOREST
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Yasuni Bird

    Your day starts at 6:00 AM with a wake up call, so you can enjoy a calm and wonderful breakfast. Around 7:00 AM, you will go to the observation tower & Tucaneta Trail. After a 20 minute walk the observation tower comes into sight. This amazing construction will allow you to climb 120 ft (36,5 m approx), above the forest. Your naturalist and native guides will help you spot the colorful birds of the Amazon, maybe even certain primates. Later that afternoon, you will go on the Charapa Trail. It is a great loop where different mammals, monkeys and birds can be seen coming closer to the lagoon at this time, looking for food. You will be back to the lodge after this fascinating experience, and enjoy your dinner.

    During your free time in-between activities you can use our kayaks, swim in the lagoon, have a massage or just relax in your room and have a nap!

    • ActivityActivityExploring, Hiking, Wildlife Watching.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsSacha Lodge or similar.
  • DAY 4 PARROT CLAY LICK & TREKKING
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Yasuni Canoe

    After a delightful breakfast, you will visit the Parrot Clay Lick and Mandi Wasi. You will make your way back to the Napo River, and take a motorized canoe ride to the clay licks, one of the most fascinating displays of the wild world. Hundreds of parrots and parakeets gather here to eat the mineral rich soil, an important part of their diet. After this, you will be taken to your authentic cultural experience where an Amazonian Kichua woman will share the life of the Kichua’s in the Amazon. In the afternoon, you will go on The Coto Trail. This is a fantastic walk that takes off from the lodge to the edge of the Garzacocha Lagoon. Groups of black-mantled tamarin monkeys can be spotted on this walk, and some of our groups have even seen tapirs too.

    • ActivityActivityExploring, Hiking, Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransportBoat.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsSacha Lodge or similar.
  • DAY 5 BACK TO THE ANDES
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Hacienda San Agustin de Callo

    In accordance with your briefing the night before, you will have an early wake up call, breakfast and departure from the lodge. The motorized canoe ride will head upstream back to Coca, where our representatives will take you to the airport. Upon your arrival to Quito’s Airport, you will be picked up by your driver, and taken, by private transportation, to the dazzling Hacienda of San Agustín de Callo. Built on the site of an Inca palace, this hacienda is one of the two most important archaeological Inca sites in Ecuador. The Hacienda has remained in the family to this day, and is currently owned by the General’s granddaughter, Mignon Plaza, whose father, the distinguished congressman, Jose María Plaza Lasso, played a pivotal role in politics throughout his life.

    • ActivityActivityExploring, Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransportAirplane, Boat, Car.
    • mealMealBreakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHacienda San Agustin de Callo or similar.
  • DAY 6 IN THE HACIENDA – COTOPAXI
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Cotopaxi Glacier

    On this day, you can choose which activities you and your party can participate in. You have the opportunity to go horseback riding through Andean towns and villages using old Inca paths. One of the favorite horse rides takes you towards the Cotopaxi, through a pine forest to plains just below the volcano, with magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. If you are in the mood of a more adventurous day, you could go on different excursions such as the visit to the Cotopaxi Volcano. You can also go to Bellavista – Llanganates Reserve, relax in Ilinizas Hot Springs, and more.

    • ActivityActivityExploring, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Relaxing, Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransportCar.
    • mealMealBreakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHacienda San Agustin de Callo or similar.
  • DAY 7 QUILOTOA LAGOON
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Quilotoa Lagoon

    On this day, you will visit one of the most beautiful lagoons in Ecuador and South America, the amazing Quilotoa Lagoon. The first stop on this tour is at the breathtaking Cañón del Río Toachi. This is a very photogenic canyon, on your route to Quilotoa. Continuing your trip, you will pass through the indigenous villages of the area. When you arrive at the Laguna Quilotoa, you will hike down to the Laguna and back up again, in a stunning two-hour hike tour. It is possible to hire mules for part of the trek. Later on, you will continue driving south to the Chimborazo Province, where you will stay in the gorgeous Hacienda Abraspungo.

    • ActivityActivityExploring, Hiking, Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransportCar.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHacienda Abraspungo or similar.
  • DAY 8 CHIMBORAZO VOLCANO – CUENCA
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Chimborazo Sky

    After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel, and taken to the first refuge of the snowy Chimborazo. You will walk along the path to reach the second refuge of the Chimborazo volcano at 5 000 meters above sea level. This will take from 40 minutes to 1 hour of walking time. In the second refuge, you can take a break and drink hot tea, before going out to enjoy the beautiful view, and take many photos of the largest volcano in Ecuador. Afterwards, you will continue heading south until you reach your next destination, Cuenca. This drive is about 4 hours. You will stay in Hacienda Dos Chorreras. The property is located next to El Cajas National Park.

    • ActivityActivityClimbing, Exploring, Hiking.
    • TransportTransportCar.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHacienda Dos Chorreras or similar.
  • DAY 9 IN THE HACIENDA
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Cuenca Street

    Today you will be able to choose among several activities to enjoy. You could either go exploring the fascinating city of Cuenca. Santa Ana de los Cuatro Ríos de Cuenca, commonly referred as Cuenca, is the capital and largest city of the Azuay Province of Ecuador. Of all of the cities in Ecuador, Cuenca is arguably the most charming with its cobblestone streets, old-world cathedrals, colonial parks, and urban rivers. If you are in the mood of having a relaxing day, you could stay in the hacienda and explore the surroundings.

    • ActivityActivityExploring, Relaxing, Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransportCar.
    • mealMealBreakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHacienda Dos Chorreras or similar.
  • Day 10 CAJAS NATIONAL PARK – LA DANESA
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Cajas National Park

    In the morning, your driver will pick you up, and take you to the Cajas National Park. This paradisiac National Park is definitely one of the highlights of this luxury trip in Ecuador. Your tour will begin with an easy 1-hour walk in the lower cloud forest. This section is particularly abundant in birds. This will be followed by a moderate 3-hour hike around a glacier lake. The second hike will take you through tundra vegetation and into a Polylepis forest which almost feels like a setting from Lord of the Rings. After the tour, your guide will bring you to your next and final hacienda where you spend the night, Hacienda La Danesa. They believe in their intentions and hope that their exceptional service, environmental practice and authenticity will create an experience you will never forget.

    • ActivityActivityExploring, Hiking, Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransportCar.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHacienda La Danesa or similar.
  • DAY 11 LEISURE – DEPARTURE
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Guayaquil Landscape

    This is the last day of your Luxury Nature Ecuador trip. Depending on your departure flight time, you will have time to explore the surroundings of this elegant but yet authentic hacienda. At the arranged time, you will be transferred to the Guayaquil International Airport where you will catch your flight to your next destination.

    • TransportTransportCar.
    • mealMealBrekfast.
Inclusions
  • Meals Meals as described in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation Accommodation in a double or triple room.
  • Plane Domestic flights as described in the itinerary (Quito – El Coca – Quito)
  • Plane Private airport pick-ups & drop-offs.
  • Tour Guide Professional English speaking guide during tours.
  • Activities Private activities & transfers as described in the itinerary.
  • Activities Entrance fees in mentioned activities.
  • Safety Welcome kit with masks, anti-bacterial gel & gloves.
  • assistance 24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    + International flights.
    + Activities, meals & drinks not described in the itinerary.
    + Personal expenses.
    + Personal medical & travel insurance. It can be included upon request.
    + Tips for the guides.

Additional information
  • For children under the age of 12, there is a 10% discount.
  • It is important to highlight that all the facilities, and transportation used during your luxury trip are taking precautions above and beyond local and international guidelines to make sure you have a wonderful, and most importantly, a safe experience. Your and your family’s well being is essential for us.
  • Please consider that you need to arrive at Quito International Airport, and depart from Guayaquil International Airport.
  • During your free time in-between activities in the Amazon, you can use our kayaks, swim in the lagoon, have a massage or just relax in your room and have a nap!
  • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precaution to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat ‘street food’, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel cannot take any responsibility for any illnesses or missed meals & tours due to an illness.
  • It is important to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather conditions, availabilities, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances.
  • Important things to bring: Warm, windproof and waterproof clothing, appropriate shoes or boots, water, sunblock, sunglasses, pocket money, and passport.
  • Bring a rain poncho, and take it with you for the activities in the Amazon because the weather could change suddenly in the rainforest and you might get wet.
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