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14 Day Andes, Amazon & Coast Adventure

Duration14 Days
Price From $3,299
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 the months of June – September.
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Itinerary
  • DAY 1 ARRIVAL
    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.

    • TransportTransportCar.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHotel Ikala Quito or similar.
  • DAY 2 CITY TRIP QUITO – EQUATOR LINE – PULULAHUA CRATER
    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 the 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 the Intiñan Museum, located at 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. 

    • ActivityActivityExploring, Sightseeing, Walking.
    • TransportTransportCar.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHotel Ikala Quito or similar.
  • DAY 3 QUITO – COCA – YASUNI RESERVE
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Canoe Trip

    Today, your Amazon adventure starts! You will fly from Quito to Coca, 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 to the lodge. You will arrive to 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 at the rainforest.

    • ActivityActivityExploring, Hiking.
    • TransportTransportAirplane, Canoe, Car.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsSacha lodge or similar.
  • DAY 4 EXPLORING YASUNI NATIONAL PARK
    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 to the Canopy walk, the Kapok tower, go 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.

    • ActivityActivityBird-watching, Exploring, Hiking, Wildlife-watching.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsSacha 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.

    • ActivityActivityExploring, Relaxing.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsSacha 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 to Quito. The scheduled arrival to Quito’s Airport is at 12:30 PM. You will be picked up by your English speaking guide.

    • ActivityActivityWalking.
    • TransportTransportAirplane, Canoe, Car.
    • mealMealBreakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHotel Ikala Quito or similar.
  • DAY 7 OTAVALO
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Otavalo

    On this day, your guide will pick you up at your hotel to go to the 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: Mondays and Tuesdays.

    • ActivityActivityBird-watching, Sightseeing, Walking.
    • TransportTransportCar.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsAccommodation with a local family in San Clemente.
  • DAY 8 COMMUNITY STAY – HACIENDA PIMAN
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Andes Road Trip

    In the morning, you will experience the life of the locals in San Clemente. You will help the family with 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 history and enjoy nature in just one cozy place.

    • ActivityActivityCooking, Learning.
    • TransportTransportCar.
    • mealMealBreakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHacienda 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.

    • ActivityActivityExploring, Hiking, Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransportCar.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsMindo 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 in the coast, which will take about 8 hours.

    • ActivityActivityExploring, Hiking, Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransportCar.
    • mealMealBreakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHosteria 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 optional snorkeling activity. You will be back in Puerto Lopez at approximately 5:00 PM.

    • ActivityActivityHiking, Snorkeling (optional), Wildlife-watching.
    • TransportTransportBoat, Car.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHosteria 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 to explore Puerto Lopez by yourself. You can do some optional activities like visiting the Machalilla National Park, and its amazing Los Frailes beach. 

    • ActivityActivityExploring, Relaxing.
    • mealMealBreakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHosteria Mantaraya or similar.
  • DAY 13 PUERTO LOPEZ
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Seafood

    On day 14 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.

    • ActivityActivityExploring, Relaxing.
    • mealMealBreakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHosteria 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. 

    • TransportTransportCar.
    • mealMealBreakfast.
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

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 important 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 at the Pacific Coast where you will visit Isla de la Plata (“Galapagos for the backpackers”). 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • For children under the age of 12, there is a 10% discount.
  • 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.).
  • It is important to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel cannot take any responsibility for any illnesses or missed meals & tours due to an illness.
  • Important things to bring: Warm, windproof, and waterproof clothing, appropriate shoes or boots, water, sunblock, sunglasses, pocket money, and passport.
  • Please take with you some plastic bags, to protect your Camera and important documents passports and ID from the rain.
  • Bring a rain poncho otherwise buy it here in Ecuador and take it with you for the activities, because the weather could change suddenly in the rainforest and you might get wet.
  • 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.
  • If you like to enjoy watching Animals please get some binoculars (10×40 are much better).
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Price Based on Number of Guests:
2 - 3 guests$ 3692 p.p.
4 or more guests$ 3299 p.p.
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