Start and end in Quito! With the multi-sport tour Ecuadorian Treasures Bucket List Tour, you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Quito, Ecuador and 12 other destinations in Ecuador. Ecuadorian Treasures Bucket List Tour is a small group tour that includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
ECUADOR TREASURES BUCKET LIST TOUR
Discover the Ecuadorian Treasures!!!!! Start and end in Quito, visiting 14 more destinations in a 8 Days Tour Package. Bike at one of the most Active volcanoes of the world , by the end of the day, enjoy the magical views of the Andes surrounded by Lamas and Alpacas , hiking in the Andes , visiting Indian communities , tasting Local Food , exploring the Ecuadorian Jungle with a lot of adrenaline , knowledgeable guides , private transportation and much more in small groups ,such a great deal.
QUITO ORIENTATION MEETING & BRIEFING
This is the arrival day for all of our tour participants and depending of your flight arrival times you can have a day exploring one of the UNESCO heritage sites in world (Quito’s Old Town) or simply rest at the Hotel before our Tour Guide meet you at the Lobby at 6:30 pm for our Orientation meeting and briefing before the starting of the tour. During this meeting you can clarify everything as you might be concerned or curious to know about the tour overall.We can still assist you arranging a full day in Quito or surroundings if you let us know in advance.
COTOPAXI BIKE TOUR – TRANSPORTATION TO INSILIVI
Early in the moring, we will drive 1 and half hours to the entrance of Cotopaxi National Park located 45 miles south of Quito city. On the way you will enjoy the views of the famous Avenue of the Volcanoes. Once we arrive, we will continue just 7 more miles to the Mariscal Sucre Museum located at 12,000 ft above sea level. It is the first encounter with the nature and the altitude. We will explain you about the protected areas with a cup of Cocca tea.
After this we will continue our drive towards LImpiopungo lake over 12,800 ft. – this is a magical places right between Cotopaxi and Ruminahui volcanoes, it is a great moment for a nice picture surrounded by nature. Then we will drive at to 15,000 ft. up there if you feel ok with the altitude we can plan hiking up towards the basecamp called Refugio RIVAS at 16,000 ft. If not also you can admire the majestic Cotopaxi wich in quechua means The Neck of the Moon.
After this you will get ready to start the MTB tour down hill all the way down to Limpiopungo Lake it is going to be a fast descend within 1 hour approx. At the end you will enjoy a delicious lunch with a marvelous view of the Andes.
Finally we will drive 2 hours approx. to our lodgging place called LLULLULLAMA, it is a fantastic moment to take your camera and wait for the sunset with a cup of hot cofe or tea provided by the hostel. Then dinner and briefing for the next day…
TREKKING TO CHUGCHILAN
Today it is time to check out right after breakfast and be ready to start the hike from Insilivi towards Chugchilan village. it is going to take at least 4 to 6 hours and the total distance will be 12 miles , it will take longer than a regular hike because the high elevation in most of the walk , it will go between 10,000 to 12,000 ft in some parts , so you can feel a moderate fatige but nothing that you have to worry much.
During this hike you will see how our local comunities live and farm , because the complete hike is trough villages and crops.
you will also enjoy a delicious lunch in a village , the finally we will arrive to Mama Hilda Hostel in Chugchilan town for overnight.
Normally we end this day by 3 pm , so you will have some time to explore the lilttle town on your own… Dinner will served at 7:00 pm , then briefing for next day.
QUILOTOA LAKE VISIT – BAÑOS
After breakfast, we will drive for 30 minutes towards Quilotoa Lake which means The Princess Tooth, located at 12,000 ft. above sea level. at this point you will will get ready for a hike down to the crater that should take 25 minutes approx.
At the lake it is possible to rent kayaks a paddle for 30 minutes or 1 hour with an extra cost , depending of your level of experience , however this kayak is relatively easy.
then it is time to decide if you want to hike up or rent a mule , if you decide for hiking , it sounds great by we advise you that it will take you at least 1 and half of a very steep slope.
or if you hire a mule it is much smooth you riding for only takes 30 minutes.
After this adventure , we will continue towards Banos city 3 hours far from Quilotoa. Along the way we will have many stops shuch as: the Ice Sorbet tasting , Viewpoints and much more.
Finally we will arrive to Banos city for overnight in a wonderful hostel and enjoy some of the Banos NIght life. Briefing and overnight
RAFTING TOUR – TRANSPORTATION TO THE JUNGLE LODGE
Early in the morning, we will start our tour visiting some Banos City sights like the local market, the main Church , the Melcochas tasting. Then we will continue towards the Famous Waterfalls Avenue ( it is the route to the Jungle with more than 30 waterfalls) on this tour we will visit the most beautiful ones as follows: Agoyan ( here you can do zipline with an extra cost ) , Manto de la Novia ( here you can go across Pastaza Canyon by cable car , known as Tarabita ) , Pailon del Diablo ( at this poitn we will walk donw to see the largest waterfall and discover its 6 balconies few feet away the water).
at this place if you want , you can have a nice meal for less than 6 usd.
Then we will drive to Cumanda village , this is going to be the starting of the Rafting tour down to Pastaza River ( it is 14 miles total , it will take around 2 hours )
Finally it is time to drive 2 more hours to an impresive jungle lodge near by Tena City and in front of Napo River.
You will be imprese by this wonderful lodge service, at night we will have dinner included , then finally briefing.
you can continue enjoying the night at the Hotel Bar…. By the way the altitud at this point will be 1,200 ft
JUNGLE EXPLORATIONS – FULL ADVENTURE
Waking up with the noise of the jungle wildlife is something that is considered a welcome to the most diverse forest in world. After breakfast we will take a motor canoe ride on Napo River visiting some villages like Misahually known as The Monkeys Town ( there is Capuchin Monkeys all over the place) , then we will continue the canoe ride to Arajuno River , finally you will visit the AMAZOONICO Rescue Center , where you can see some animals from the jungle such as: parrots , parroquets , macaws , ocelots, snakes , caimans and a lot of different type of monkeys ( you will walk around the place with a local guide getting to know more about the forest and the conservation projects ).
Then we will have a pick nic lunch near then shore of Arajuno River.
After lunch we will take a motor canoe ride for 2 hours enjoying the landscapes and nature , then we will stop at Tiyu Yaku Kichwa Comunity , where you will see all about their way of living , ceramic and local cuisine.
finally few minutes by canoe back to the hotel for overnight and briefing.
JUMANDY CAVERNS TOUR – TRANSPORTATION TO PAPALLACTA
On this day we will depart early towards Archidona Town at the food market you will try the famous ChontaCuro or Jungle Prawns , to get enough energy to visit The Jungle Caverns.
the Caverns are located near by this town , this ones were natural created by millons of years and a lot of water filtered from the surface. this tour under the Caves takes approx. 1 hour and you have to be ready to get all wet and admire those impresive stalactites.
Then you will enjoy a typical lunch near by the place , after this we will drive to Papallacta village for relax and enjoy the rest of the afternoon admiring the landscapes or having a massage at the Resort SPA. Briefing and overnight.
RELAXING DAY AT PAPALLACTA – TRANSFER OUT INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT
Today is your last day in Ecuador with us , so you can choose besides taking a free morning to relax at the resort pool or SPA , or take a very nice hike around the area .
in both cases the Check Out Time is at 1:00 pm , then we will drive to Quitos International Airport for your flight back home.
Unfortunately we have to say good bye and we invite you to see one of our other tours in Galapagos 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.
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THE PROGRAM INCLUDES
- 8 Days / 7 Nights hotel accommodations (tourist superior rooms)
- Welcome to Ecuador Orientation meeting
- Breakfast every day of the tour , Lunch & Dinner specified in program
- Transfers and transportation provided by private transports
- Private Spanish/English speaking guide
- Entrance fees according to itinerary mentioned as INCLUDED
- All Sightseeings according itinerary
- Travel Assistance
- Rafting Tour
- All hikes mentioned in program
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM
- International airfare to Quito
- Meals not specified in itinerary
- 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.
AGE RANGE : 12 to 80 year olds
ACCOMMODATION: Hostel, Hotel
MIN GROUP SIZE : 2 ( IF YOU ARE SOLO TRAVELER , PLEASE ASK FOR SINGLE RATE)
MAX GROUP SIZE : 16
TRANSPORTATION : Coach / Bus, Private Vehicle
PHYSICAL RATING :Easy
TRAVEL STYLE: Adventure