This Multisport Ecuador tour takes place in two different regions, traversing through the heights of the Andes, with its spectacular volcanoes, down into the lush Amazon Basin. This is the ideal combination for guests who enjoy adventures with a wide variety of activities. This Multisport Ecuador tour includes activities such as hiking into a crater lake, soaking in hot springs, canyoning in the jungle, paddling rapids in the Amazon, and hiking to glaciers. Join us for 6 days of pure adventure and adrenaline as we immerse ourselves in nature and make memories that will last a lifetime!
Cotopaxi VolcanoOne of the highest active volcanoes in the world, covered with ice on its peak.
Amazon RainforestHike in the Amazon jungle and paddle the rapids of the Jatunyacu river.
El Pailon del DiabloHike up to one of the most powerful waterfalls of Ecuador.
Llanganates National ParkFamous for its amazing landscapes and storied mystery.
Ruta de las CascadasDiscover the route through the most impressive waterfalls of Ecuador.
Caving at the Temple of CeremonyVisit Templo de Ceremonia, a place known by the local Kichwa people for being home of rituals which involved their ancestors' connection with mother nature.
DAY 1 HIKING QUILOTOA CRATER LAKE
You start your Ecuador Multisport adventure by driving for 3 hours from the meeting point in Quito to the heart of the Andes along the Avenue of the Volcanoes. The ride will take you to Quilotoa, the highlight of the Ilinizas Ecological Reserve. Tucked in between rolling mountains of greens and golds, lies this beautiful turquoise Crater Lake, a real gem. You will hike for an hour down into the crater. At the bottom, you will have the option to rent a kayak to go paddling in the lake and enjoy a jaw-dropping 360-degree perspective. After enjoying this masterpiece of Mother Nature, you will hike back up. There is also the option to hire a mule to take you back up. Once at the top, you will have lunch, and then visit the local handicraft and paintings market before going to the Hacienda where you will stay overnight.
Activity:Exploring. Hiking. Sightseeing.
Accommodation:Hato Verde Hacienda or similar.
DAY 2 HIKE TO COTOPAXI GLACIERS
After acclimatizing the day before at Quilotoa, you will be ready to take on our next challenge: climbing up to the Cotopaxi Volcano. Your day starts with a soothing cup of coca tea, which according to locals helps to ward off altitude sickness, while taking in our surroundings in the beautiful Cotopaxi National Park. Afterward, you will be ready to hit the trail. Starting at around 15,000 feet and going up to almost 17,000 feet. Due to the steepness of the trail, it will take about two hours to finish. In the afternoon, you will head to Baños de Agua Santa, a lovely town tucked between towering mountain ridges and surrounded by ever-flowing waterfalls. Baños is filled with charming restaurants and is a great place to have a night on the town.
Activity:Exploring. Hiking. Sightseeing.
Accommodation:La Floresta Hotel or similar.
DAY 3 BIKING AT THE LLANGANATES
Today, you will start your day by driving up high into the Llanganates National Park for a day of biking. In the first hour of the biking trip, there will be a gradual uphill followed by two hours of mostly downhill, giving you the chance to catch the breeze and enjoy the fresh Andean mountain air. The total descent is about 5000 feet and has spectacular views of the Tungurahua Volcano. In the afternoon, you will go to the famous “Swing at the End of the World” at Casa del Arbol. Dare yourself to take a ride and fly high over the trees and into the clouds. If time allows it, there may be the option of zip lining.
Activity:Exploring. Biking. Sightseeing.
Accommodation:La Floresta Hotel or similar.
DAY 4 CANYONING IN THE AMAZON
You start the day by visiting the Pailon del Diablo, a raging cascade tucked between canyon walls. Afterwards, you will take a scenic and awe-inspiring drive into the Amazon basin: a megadiverse ecosystem full of different species of plants and animals. You will have a traditional lunch, and afterward, go explore on foot one of multiple spectacular canyons in the area. You will stop at one of the smaller ones to do some canyoning! Afterward, we have a treat in store. You will head to a bonfire and learn how to make chocolate fondue. Cacao is an important commodity export for the country, which produces some of the finest chocolate in the world, the sweetest way to end the day!
Activity:Cooking. Hiking. Canyoning. Sightseeing.
Accommodation:Basic Amazon Lodge.
DAY 5 RAFTING JATUNYACU
This will be the most action-packed day of your Ecuador Multisport adventure as you will paddle down the Jatunyacu River. This river is a class 3, originating from the Llanganates Mountains. Legend says there is a hidden Inca treasure in this area, and although many explorers venture in trying to find it, it has yet to be found. A picnic will be served on the river bank, and then you will drive for one hour to your lodge for some relaxing time at the pool. At night you will have a delicious dinner, and after that, you will venture into the night to search for amphibians and insects.
DAY 6 CAVING AT THE TEMPLE OF CEREMONY – BACK TO QUITO
In the morning, you will travel by car for about ten minutes to the nearby forest. There, you will visit Templo de Ceremonia, a place known by the local Kichwa indigenous people for being used by their ancestors to do some kind of rituals involving the power of Ayahuasca and their connections with the Pachamama (Mother Earth). You will have the chance to enter into a cave where our local guide will tell us more details about this special place. Later, you will have a traditional lunch from the area, and then, you will start your return back to the meeting point in Quito. On arrival, there will be an optional dinner with the group to say goodbye and share the memories of the trip.
Transportation from and to Quito’s meeting point at Dann Carlton Hotel located at República de El Salvador and Irlanda streets at 8:00 AM.
Top experienced certified English speaking guide.
All fees to reserves and museums.
Biking gear: Quality hybrid bikes, certified helmets, and gloves.
Hiking gear: Black diamond poles.
Canyoning Gear: Black diamond harnesses, helmets, ropes, and rubber boots.
Rafting Gear: NRS rafts, paddles, and helmets.
24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
+ International or domestic flights.
+ Airport transfers.
+ Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary.
+ Tips for guides and drivers.
+ Travel insurance (mandatory).
+ Optional activities.
Prices for2025 are subject to change.
The minimum age for this shared tour is 8 years old.
You can start this tour every Monday. Subject to availability.
This tour can also be quoted as a private tour. Contact our Destination Experts.
This tour operates with a minimum of 2 guests. If you are a solo traveler, please contact us to check availability and additional details.
Driving time can take more than expected in Ecuador, as it is a small country with roads meandering through the Andes mountains. We assure your comfort during transit no matter the size of the group.
Level of Activity: This trip is considered as 3 out of 5. No prior experience is required and your guides will always brief you about safety and proper use of gear on every leg of the trip. There will be transport support for the majority of the activities in case someone wants to take a break or just wants to relax.
We do recommend traveling light for this expedition. A duffel bag of 50 liters for your luggage and a backpack of 20 liters for daily activities should be enough. In Ecuador, the weather can change drastically, especially when you are moving from the Andes to the Amazon.
In Ecuador, the weather can change drastically, especially when you are moving from the Andes to the Amazon. Make sure to pack clothing to wear in layers for warm to cold weather.
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.).
Rebecca Adventure Travel cannot take any responsibility for any illnesses or missed meals & tours due to an illness.
Some activities in the Amazon depend on national park regulations and weather conditions, such as caiman searching.
Pack a few plastic bags to shield your camera, passports, and ID from unexpected rain.
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.
It is suggested to have valid travel and medical insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage. Please inform the team 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.
All cruises are subject to availability. Since cruises have fixed departures, please check dates and itineraries with the team before booking the cruise and flight tickets. Due to high demand, availability in the Amazon changes daily. Rebecca Adventure Travel will try to fix your dates with the options available at the time of booking.
Keep in mind that some cruises require you to arrange the flight tickets directly with them, otherwise, they will charge an extra fee. Please check with the team and they will share the complete information before proceeding with your flight ticket arrangement.
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.
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