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4-Days Andes and Amazon Tour

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    Day 1: A day to relax!

    Stop At: Ecuador Best Tours, Mariana de Jesus St. E7-8 and La Pradera St. La Pradera Neighborhood, close to La Carolina Park, Quito 170518 Ecuador
    Start early in the morning, at 08h00, towards the “Amazon basins”.
    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Termas de Papallacta, Km. 65 vía Quito - Baeza, Papallacta 150753 Ecuador
    After traveling through the Valley of Tumbaco across the eastern cordillera of the Andes and then descending through the cloud forest to reach the small village of Papallacta, you will enjoy its hot springs! This waters give us the opportunity to enjoy its incredible healing properties!
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Termas de Papallacta, Km. 65 vía Quito - Baeza, Papallacta 150753 Ecuador
    Upon our arrival we visit the interpretation centre, which provides information of the protected area and its surrounding areas. Then you continue with your spirit of adventure in a nature walk along marked trails and pristine mountain streams, observing the flora and fauna of the Andean forest!
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Termas de Papallacta, Km. 65 vía Quito - Baeza, Papallacta 150753 Ecuador
    You will stay the overnight in Termas Papallacta SPA & Resort.
    Duration: 10 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Termas de Papallacta or Hostería Pampallacta

    Day 2: Discovering the Tropical Rainforest

    Stop At: Termas de Papallacta, Km. 65 vía Quito - Baeza, Papallacta 150753 Ecuador
    After breakfast, you will depart, early in the morning, to the subtropical rainforests, located at the foothills of the Andes. You will stop at Guango Lodge to experience the privilege to spot hundreds of hummingbirds flying around us from a very close distance
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Napo River, Ecuador
    In the afternoon we will arrive to Itamandi Lodge where we will have lunch. We will have time to acclimatize and adapt to the new weather conditions. There we begin our Amazon adventure! During our walk in the jungle, we will enjoy the incredible landscape of the tropical rainforest.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Itamandi Lodge or Liana Lodge

    Day 3: An amazing day!

    Stop At: Napo River, Ecuador
    You visit an animal rescue centre, then we do one of the most famous adventure sports well-known as “tubbing”, in the Arahuno River! After our fascinating experience, you will go back to the lodge to have lunch. Our next destination is Puyo, where we will learn all about the wooden carvings made out of balsa wood.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron), Rio Verde - 18Km From Banos, Banos Ecuador
    Continuing with our trip we cannot miss the well-known and famous “Avenue of the Waterfalls”; as “Pailón del Diablo”, where you will walk through narrow trails and hanging bridges, until we arrive to the 72 meters tall waterfall, that give us the opportunity to enjoy three waterfalls!
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Cascada el Manto de la Novia, 11 km on the road Baños-Puyo, Banos 180250 Ecuador
    Going back to the Andes, we will stop to take a ride on the 500 meters long cable car, which give us the opportunity to admire another beautiful waterfall called “Manto de la Novia”. We go through several tunnels built inside mountains until we arrive to the “Agoyán waterfall”. Finally we arrive to “Baños de Agua Santa”, wich is at the foothills of the majestic “Tungurahua Volcano” (5.016 m.a.s.l.) that has been in activity since 1997.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Tungurahua, Banos Ecuador
    We will stay the overnight at Hotel Monteselva SPA & Resort, located in a privileged area! Dinner and time to relax in the SPA.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel Monteselva or Hotel La Floresta

    Day 4: Back in the Andes

    Stop At: Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador
    After breakfast, we start our drive back to Quito. During our journey we will visit the “Salasaca's Indigenous Market”, and San Agustin de Callo, a unique colonial hacienda in Ecuador, built over impressive Inca structures! Here we will have the privilege to enjoy a typical lunch, surrounded by Inca walls and llamas, while we learn all about the history of this charming house!!
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador
    We go to Cotopaxi Volcano (5.897 m.a.s.l.), which is a beautiful national park to admire the local flora, lagoons, wild horses and different other ecosystems! Also we enjoy the exotic fauna while we walk around “Limpiopungo Lagoon” (3.800 m.a.s.l.). After the hike, we drive up to the parking lot located at 4.500 m.a.s.l., then you will have the opportunity to do a hike up to 4.800 meters above sea level, where the "Jose Rivas refuge" is located, very close to the glaciers!!
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Quito Old Town, Quito Ecuador
    We drive back to Quito, and finally it will be the end of this unforgettable lifetime experience!
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Reviewed 30 May 2019

    Seeing the countryside and the vast amount of vegetation at such a high altitude. Observing the native people and learning about their culture. Riding in motorized canoes on the Napa river which was a tributary to the Amazon. Seeing the force and expanse of the...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Vivian N
    luisaQ5105PM, Director Comercial at Ecuador Best Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2019

    Dear friend, Thank you very much for having shared your impressions about your journey in Ecuador. Your presence here was truly an honor, because we really enjoyed your company and kindness... We wish you all the best in the future..! Your ecuadorian friends, EBT

    Reviewed 26 February 2019

    I can't say enough good things about this agency. We did a 2 weeks trip with them through the Andes Mountains and Amazon. What a trip with a perfect combination of city tours, nature, and stunning surroundings. The service and knowledge of the guide was...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
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    Gabriela R, Gerente at Ecuador Best Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2019

    Thank you very much for your nice and helpful review! We'll be waiting to see you soon, back in our beloved Ecuador, to share more adventures! Your ecuadorian friends, Luis,

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