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Ecuador

Breathtaking scenery and thrilling multisport adventures.

4 DAYS/4 NIGHTS

Active Ecuador Adventure

Ecuador is a country rich in diversity with incredible landscapes and that offers plenty of opportunities to engage in thrilling, heart racing, and fun activities. During this short but awe-inspiring trip, we will take you to Ecuador’s top adventure highlights. From white water rafting on Tena’s most exhilarating rivers and mountain biking along the soon-to-be longest cycle path in Latin America, to rock climbing at Cuyuja, climbers’ most prominent destination! A trip that promises cultural enrichment and great daily adventures.

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TRIP HIGHLIGHT

Rating:

*****

Activities:

Culture - Walking - Biking - Rafting - RockClimbing - Multisport - SpecialInterest - WaterActivities

PRICE PER PERSON

1078 USD

4 DAYS/4 NIGHTS

  • Rock climb in Cuyuja, a beautiful 75-meter rock wall.
  • Go rafting on Tena's most majestic, thrilling, and fun river.
  • Ride through the
  • Visit Quito's Old Town, declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site.
  • Stay in Termas de Papallacta, Ecuador's most luxurious thermal bath and spa lodge.

Day by Day

DAY

1

Drive to Papallacta Hot Springs

Today, we will drive to Termas de Papallacta, is an intimate lodge located just one hour east of Quito in a pastoral setting. It has steamy, therapeutic pools, which offer the country’s most luxurious thermal bath experience.

DAY

2

Rock Climbing Cuyuja - Drive to Tena

In the last years, Cuyuja has become a climber’s new preferred destination in Ecuador. A beautiful 75-meter rock wall on which local climbers have opened over 70 climbing routes of varying difficulties. As we climb, we will be surrounded by a cloud forest.

DAY

3

White Water Rafting Jatunyacu River

From February to September, we will have the chance to run the incredible Quijos River, a thrilling ‘Class IV’ river with challenging rapids and beautiful canyon scenery. Between October and January, we will run the spectacular Jatunyacu, a class III river with big fun rapids, and undoubtedly one of the most spectacular and beautiful rivers in Ecuador. Along the way you can view high canyon walls, waterfalls and untouched virgin forest, with plenty of opportunities to take a swim throughout the day.

DAY

4

Quito City Tour - Bike El Chaquiñan

We will visit the colonial temples and monasteries of this urban jewel, declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. We will admire St. Augustine Convent, the Independence Plaza, flanked by the Cathedral, La Compania de Jesus, the Presidential Palace, the Municipal Building and the Archbishop’s Palace. Continue to the Church of San Francisco, one of the greatest religious buildings of the New World. After lunch, we will drive to El Chaquiñan Park, where we will get on our mountain bikes for a moderate 12 mile ride to our hotel. The bike track was part of the old rail road fixed for a nice bike ride.

Hotels

Hamadryade Lodge

Hamadryade Lodge is a luxurious Amazon jungle Lodge. Set in the Amazon rainforest, it has 5 bungalows hidden in the jungle. Exclusive and luxurious, Hamadryade is a hotel that offers a personalised service, through our amazon tours, on land and on water with our numerous activities.

http://www.hamadryade-lodge.com/

Termas de Papallacta

Termas de Papallacta is a hot springs lodge and Spa located in a Andean landscape. The perfect place to relax and revitalise. More than a destination, it is an integral holistic experience that will awake all your senses. The soothing thermal springs in unspoiled natural surroundings, placed this area as a ‘must visit’ among Ecuadorian tourist attractions.

http://www.termaspapallacta.com/?lang=en

Garden Hotel San Jose

The hotel is a restored colonial building, Hacienda San Jose, which dates back to the XVIII century. It offers both, national and international cuisine.

http://en.gardenhotelsanjose.com/

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