Trip Style: Acrtive - Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the world
Hungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinationss No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.) You don't have to be a decathlete to take an Active trip, just someone with a healthy love for getting active and the outdoors.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 4 - You might encounter a few high-altitude hikes or other more strenuous activities. Pro tip: Put down that pastry, buster.
Group Size: Max 16, Avg 10.
Meals Included: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner
Accommodations: Hotels (7 nts), camping (1 nt)
Go whitewater rafting in the Amazon, marvel at an active volcano, soak in mountain hot springs, explore the trails around Cotopaxi Volcano by mountain bike
Speed is the watchword for this high-adrenaline active tour around Ecuador. Across nine action-packed days, you'll bike near Cotopaxi (an Andean stratovolcano), raft down rushing rivers, trek the lush foothills of Banos, and much, much more. Best of all, you'll always travel with an experienced and passionate CEO who knows the quickest and most scenic routes to wherever you're headed. Remember, you're here for a great time, not a long time; slather on that sunscreen, strap on your helmet, and hit the road/trail/surf!
Call (510) 656-6582 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13650700
- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 12/31/2017
- 9 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Quito||Day 1 Quito|
Arrive at any time. Additional Notes: Visitors arriving in Quito will likely feel the effects of the altitude. Symptoms include shortness of breath, headaches, general lethargy, and a reduced appetite. This is no cause for alarm; it is simply your body's way of coping with the altitude. It may take a little time to acclimatize, but before long you probably will not even notice it. Take it easy for the first day or two, and reduce alcohol and cigarette consumption to minimize the effects. Be sure to drink plenty of water and do not attempt too much in any given day. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Tena||Day 2 Quito/Tena (1B)|
Travel by bus into the Amazon Basin and enjoy the incredible scenery en route to the jungle town of Tena. Watch as it changes from towering mountains to lush jungle, passing by waterfalls and deep river valleys. Transport: Local bus (4.00 hour(s))
|Day 3||Tena||Day 3 Tena (1L)|
Navigate the wild Jatunyaku River in the surrounding lush cloud forest. The cool water and air make this an excellent change from the tropical Amazon climate. Return to Tena for the night. Included Activities: Jatunyacu River Whitewater Rafting Excursion
|Day 4||Banos||Day 4 Tena/Banos|
The town is the perfect setting for outdoor pursuits, including horseback riding, canyoneering, hiking and rafting on the Patate River. Transport: Local bus (3.50 hour(s))
|Day 5||Llanganates National Park||Day 5 Banos/Llanganates National Park (1L, 1D)|
Included Activities: Llanganates National Park Trek Day 1 Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 6||Banos||Day 6 Llanganates National Park/Banos (1B)|
Continue trekking and return by foot to the entrance of Llanganates National Park to take a transfer back to Banos. Enjoy a delicious lunch waiting for you upon your return. Opt to visit local hot springs to relax and rest aching muscles. Included Activities: Llanganates National Park Trek Day 2 Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
|Day 7||Lasso||Day 7 Banos/Lasso|
Enjoy a free morning in Banos to explore the area on foot or take on one of the many optional activities that the region has to offer. After lunch, the group will travel by public bus through spectacular Andean scenery arriving at a hacienda, near the base of Cotopaxi Volcano. Enjoy a choice between a biking excursion through Polilepys forest or horseback riding with views of the volcano. Included Activities: Biking Excursion or Horseback Riding Transport: Local bus (2.50 hour(s))
|Day 8||Quito||Day 8 Lasso/Quito (1B, 1L)|
First thing in the morning, travel by private van into the national park to start the trek up to the refuge. Take in changing park scenery, and keep an eye out for wildlife along the way. Visit Limpiopungo lake for a boxed lunch. Enjoy lunch and catch your breath before transferring back to the capital city for a final night out on the town. Included Activities: Cotopaxi National Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
|Day 9||Quito||Day 9 Quito (1B)|
Depart at any time. Additional Notes: We recommend booking pre or post nights in Quito for additional time to explore. The optional activities may require additional time, speak to your CEO for assistance booking these activities on trip. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: N/A
Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.