Ecuador has four drastically different regions, the Andes mountains, the Amazon jungle, the Pacific coast, and of course the Galapagos Islands. Each region has its own unique fauna and flora, climate, and culture. This 5-day Andes & Amazon trip shows you the highlights of the Andes and gives you a taste of the jungle. You will have different activities together with an English-speaking guide. Enjoy this Andes & Amazon trip with us!
Quito's Old TownDiscover the biggest and best-preserved historical center in South America.
Amazon Tena RegionGet a taste of the rich culture & abundant nature of the Amazon.
Cotopaxi VolcanoExplore one of the highest active volcanoes in the world, covered with ice on its peak.
Pailon del DiabloHike up to one of the most powerful waterfalls of Ecuador.
PululahuaVisit one of only two volcanic craters inhabited in the world.
DAY 1 QUITO CITY TOUR OR PULULAHUA CRATER AND MIDDLE OF THE WORLD
Today your Andes & Amazon tour starts. After arriving, you’ll be picked up at the airport or in a hotel in Quito. In the afternoon, you will have a private city tour through the Historical Centre of Quito, or the Pululahua Crater and Middle of the World. Finally, you will be dropped at a hacienda close to Cotopaxi where you can relax for the rest of the day.
Accommodation:Hosteria Papagayo or similar.
DAY 2 COTOPAXI NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, you will visit the Cotopaxi National Park on a private tour where you can choose between the standard option of hiking and biking or another option that involves horseback riding. The Cotopaxi is an active volcano with a height of 5.897 meters, activities will start at around a height of 3.800 meters. In this National Park, you can spot many foxes, wild horses, and sometimes even Andean Condors. The drop-off will be at your hotel in Baños at the end of the day.
Baños de Agua Santa, commonly referred to as simply Baños is an Ecuadorian city in the Tungurahua province. It is known as the “Gateway” to the Amazon region, as it is the last big city still located in the mountains before reaching the jungle. The atmosphere is laid back and relaxed in this sub-tropical climate. In the morning you will visit the famous “Swing to the End of the World” and the “Pailon del Diablo” waterfall. Later, you will be transferred to the Eco-lodge in Tena where you will be served a delicious dinner. Afterward, you can enjoy a special welcome drink and a relaxing chat with the lodge administrator to coordinate and discuss the activities for the next few days.
Accommodation:Itamandi Lodge or similar.
DAY 4 EDUCATIONAL HIKE – LA CASCADA DE LATAS
After breakfast, you will depart by canoe upstream for 10 minutes and arrive at a small shore, where you will begin a short walk for about one hour. After the short hike, you will find yourself at a breathtaking waterfall: “La Cascada de Latas”. You can have a refreshing bath in its crystal clear waters, and enjoy the surrounding views. Then, you will return along the same way to have lunch at the lodge. After lunch, you will put on your rubber boots to start an exciting walk in the jungle’s primary forest. After about three hours of walking, you will arrive at the Lodge again. At night you can have dinner and a well-deserved rest.
Activity:Exploring, Hiking, Wildlife-watching.
Meal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation:Itamandi Lodge or similar.
DAY 5 BACK TO QUITO
Today your Andes & Amazon tour comes to an end. You will have breakfast in the lodge and a shared transfer back to Quito (or the airport).
Professional Spanish speaking driver during transfers.
Bilingual naturalist guide during the activities.
All activities as described in the itinerary.
24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
+ Food & drinks that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
+ Upgrades to luxurious hotel rooms.
+ Optional tips for guide.
+ Personal travel & health insurance.
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.
Bring your 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.
Please take with you some plastic bags, to protect the Camera and important documents from the rain.
If you like to enjoy watching Animals please get some binoculars (10×40 are much better).
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 aboutfood 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.
ADVANTAGES OF BOOKING WITH REBECCA ADVENTURE TRAVEL
Authenticity: Rebecca Adventure Travel offers unique and authentic experiences. All tours are personally selected byRebecca, 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 theTravel 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.