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PRICE PER PERSON

USD 880

TRAVEL STYLE

TOUR LENGHT

5 DAYS

PHYSICAL RATING

Moderated

GROUP SIZE

1 – 10 pax

SEASON

Year round

START

Quito

FINISH

Quito

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Start and end in Quito! With the hiking & trekking tour Ecuador Cloud Forest 5 Days Hiking Tour, you have a 5 day tour package taking you through Quito, Ecuador and 5 other destinations in Ecuador. Ecuador Cloud Forest 5 Days Hiking Tour is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

TOUR CODE

GE-ECF-05

ECUADOR CLOUD FOREST HIKING TOUR  

The cloud forest in Ecuador has a large number birds, waterfalls , orchids that you will love it to explore and discover on this tour . Our program is being setted in order to have another nice   opportunity to admire this exhuberant Forest…. Get Ready to Explore and Hike with us!!!!

DAY 1

GETTING TO QUITO

Transfer in International Flight to Quito, Ecuador.
Once you clear customs you’ll meet one of our Guides, then you´ll be taken to the hotel in Quito.
The hotel is located in the heart of Quito´s business district and it has many facilities to make your stay very pleasant.
Duration: 1 hour
No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Mercure Hotel **** Stars Hotel

DAY 2

HIKE TO PULULAHUA – YUNGUILLA

Early in the morning we will drive towards Pululahua Ecological Reserve to start our hike (8 miles) trough one of the active volcano calderas of Ecuador, you will enjoy the views and the Andean flora as we hike, then we will continue our tour by car until a community known as Yunguilla, where we will have lunch in a local restaurant and later we will visit all their projects at the village. Finally we will stay overnight at a family house (homestay), this is a unique experience for you and also a nice opportunity to learn more about the Ecuadorian culture. You could practice your Spanish with the families or also teach them some English!!!
This First hike goes from 11550 ft. until 8500 ft.
HIKING TIME: 3 HOURS
Duration: 8 hours
Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Homestay at Yunguilla Village ** Stars homestay

DAY 3

HIKE TO SANTA LUCIA RESERVE

After breakfast on this day we will visit a nice viewpoint known as El Chochal, where you will see some of the highest volcanoes of Ecuador such as Pichincha, Cayambe, Cotacachi, Antisana, and Pululahua, as well a beautiful view of the cloud forest.
Then it is time to start our 2 hike through the cliffs, trails and magical paths surrounded by forest. Los Culuncos trail was originally used as route to exchange o products between the mountain people and the coastal natives, it was also used illegally to transport brandy from Nanegal village to Calacalí nearby Quito, but now is only used for tourism. A long the way we will enjoy lunch and rest a bet before we continue to Santa Lucia Eco lodge.
Second hike goes from 8500 ft. down to 6500 ft.
HIKING TIME: 6 to 7 HOURS
Duration: 7 hours
Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Santa Lucia Eco Lodge *** Stars Lodge

DAY 4

COCK OF THE ROCK TOUR – HIKE TO MAQUIPUCUNA RESERVE
Early hike to visit the fantastic Andean Cock of the Rock (this is the most representative bird from the cloud forest). This is a 1 hour to get to the lek’s location, but this 5:00 am effort is really worth it. A sight you will never forget as the spectacular bird men perform their dance to attract women, it will be one the highlight of this trip.
Breakfast is going to be at the Bird lek.
Then we return to Santa Lucia to have lunch, and then prepare to go down to Maquipucuna. This hike is mainly in the cloud forest, so if we are lucky, we might see some other colorful birds and for sure a lot of orchids along the way. In Maquipucuna Eco lodge we will have dinner and then we will do a night walk near the lodge.
Second hike goes from 6500 ft. down to 4500 ft.
HIKING TIME: 5 to 7 HOURS
Duration: 8 hours
Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Maquipucuna Lodge *** Stars Lodge

DAY 5

QUITO CITY TOUR & CABLE CAR
Early in the morning we will enjoy a birding tour around the lodge, then we will have breakfast. Finally we will return back to Quito to start our city tour at Panecillo viewpoint to admire the Quito´s wonders from above, then we will walk around two hours visiting the highlights of the old city such as; San Francisco Church, Compañia de Jesús Church and Sagrario Church located on “Calle de la Siete Cruces” or Garcia Moreno Street. Then we will visit the Presidential Palace lobby at Quito´s main Square. Finally we will visit the first Gothic Church of Ecuador, considered the highest one in the city. This is another beautiful viewpoint to observe “The Avenue of the Volcanoes”.
Then we will drive towards to the Teleferico or cable Car for another viewpoint of the Andes
Transfer Out – International Flight back home
Our guide will drive you back to Quito´s international Airport, for your flight home… END OF THE SERVICES!!!
Duration: 8 hours
Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: No Included
NOTICE:
AFTER THE CITY TOUR YOU COULD TAKE YOUR FLIGHT HOME BY THE END OF THE AFTERNOON OR AT NIGHT.
ALSO IF YOU PREFER WE CAN ADD 1 MORE NIGHT IN QUITO BEFORE YOU FLIGHT BACK HOME. (THIS LAST NIGHT COULD BE IN A HOTEL ONLY 15 MINUTES FROM QUITOS AIRPORT)
 
Unfortunately we have to say good bye after we arrive in Quito and we invite you to see one of our other  tours in Ecuador Mainland and Peru Tours.. However if you desire to add one more night in Quito City or extend your staying in Ecuador , we can always help you out with free advise to make sure you optimize the time and continue exploring this paradise called Ecuador.

GUARANTEED DEPARTS EVERY DAY !!!!!

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THE PROGRAM INCLUDES

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights hotel accommodations (tourist CATEGORY rooms) DBL / TWIN Ask for single supplement
  • Welcome to Ecuador Orientation meeting
  • Breakfast every day of the tour , Lunch & Dinner specified in program
  • Transfers and transportation provided by GUIDECUADOR
  • Private Spanish/English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees according to itinerary mentioned as INCLUDED
  • All Sightseeings according itinerary
  • Travel Assistance
  • All hikes mentioned in program

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM

  • International airfare to Quito
  • Meals not specified in itinerary
  • Gratuities
  • Any personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
  • Any activity not specified in program
  • Any hotel nights before or after our Tour Program , if you would like to add ons please let us know in advance

TOUR OVERVIEW

HIGHLIGHTS:

AGE RANGE : 10 to 80 year olds

ACCOMMODATION: Hotel

MIN GROUP SIZE : 2  ( IF YOU ARE SOLO TRAVELER , PLEASE ASK FOR SINGLE RATE)

MAX GROUP SIZE : 10

TRANSPORTATION : Bus

PHYSICAL RATING  :Moderate

TRAVEL STYLE: Adventure , Hike