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10 Days Culture tour itinerary for ecuador: Explore Andes And Jungles In Ecuador

Baños de Agua Santa, Cotopaxi National Park, Cuenca, Puyo, Quito, Riobamba, Tena

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Explore Andes and Jungles in Ecuador

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Cuenca-Ecuador

On this tour, enjoy a full experience of Ecuador by visiting its highlights, viewing its volcanoes, rafting in white waters etc. See the devil's nose, watch the Natives dance and enjoy a cultural experience.

DAY 01

CIty Tour and Equator Line

  • At any time, we will leave to visit Quito's old town which is considered a heritage site by Unesco. We visit a view point called Panecillo located at 3000 m.

  • After that, we will visit the main plaza or independence square (by walking). Later, we will visit the gold church Compania de Jesus and San Francisco square that are the jewels of colonial architecture in South-America.

  • After this, we will drive 30 km to the equator line. Over there,  in the museum, we will know about the effects of this geographical location in many things and also discover our amazing ethno-diversity and the ways how the different tribes survive in the highlands and also the jungle.

DAY 02

Cotopaxi National Park

  • Depart from Quito by the South Pan-American highway. Reach the Cotopaxi National Park which is a natural area whose main attraction is the conic volcano similar to Fuji mountain called Cotopaxi.

  • Once there, we will visit the lagoon of Limpiopungo, where we will enjoy nature by trekking around it and also watch some species of birds and mammals. After this, we will try to reach 15000 feet which is the altitude of the refuge from the volcano that has an altitude of about 5986 m.

  • Once we reach there and spend some time, we will come back to rest in a mountain farm lodge.

DAY 03

Quilotoa Lake

  • This day, by the same Pan-American route we will visit the beautiful lake of Quilotoa, which is an old volcano, that in the last exploitation, its caldera was filled with sulfurous water that formed the lake.

  • Over there we will do a trek and enjoy the amazing landscape.

  • In the afternoon, we will go in the direction of Riobamba, well known like the Andes Sultana, because it lies at the feet of Chimborazo volcano, the highest in the country.

  • Overnight in a mountain farm lodge.

DAY 04

Devil's Nose Train

  • Early in the morning, departure by car to the train station Alausi, where we take the train to the devil's nose, which is a particular geological formation. For many years, it has been the most difficult train route around the world.

  • Enjoy the Andes landscape, go shopping, and watch a show of native dancers.

  • In the afternoon, go in the direction of Riobamba that is another city heritage.

  • Rest in a nice hotel or lodge.

DAY 05

Gate of the Jungle

  • Following the south Pan-American highway by 2 hours driving, we will reach the beautiful town of Baños. There, we will enjoy nature, waterfall, and hot spring.

  • Additionally, you can decide between the different activities available in this nice place, like rafting, biking, trekking and canyoning (it depends on your interest).

DAY 06

Adventure in Banos

  • Continue the adventure in Baños, early in the morning.

  • We will start the activities, as decided by you the day before and during the afternoon we will continue the travel to our next destination Puyo, which is a nice city in the upper jungle.

  • We will spend the night in a nice jungle lodge.


Activities can be:

  • Biking.

  • Rafting.

  • Canyoning.

DAY 07

Cinnamon City

  • Early in the morning, we begin activities like visiting a botanical garden to know the famous species of the plant of cinnamon, and the house of monkeys where you will enjoy seeing these animals in the wild.

  • After that, we will visit a secondary jungle reserve where we will enjoy trekking across the rain forest to finish in a refreshing bath, in the sacred waterfall.

  • We will spend the night in a traditional native Indian cabin and enjoy a traditional lunch and dinner.

DAY 08

Native Indian Community

  • Early in the morning, we will go for boating in one of the rivers of the area, in a native's canoe.

  • After that, we will go shopping in a native Indian community.

  • Spend the night in a jungle lodge.

DAY 09

Water Rafting in Tena

  • Depart at any time in the morning to the town of Tena, which is the capital of white water rafting in the jungle.

  • During the route, we visit a reserve of rescued wild animals and enjoy the landscape.

  • Later, we will go to another jungle lodge, where you will experience different activities like a canoe, night jungle trekking, piranha fishing.

DAY 10

Enjoy the Adrinaline

  • Our day begins with a class 3 white water river rafting, where we will enjoy the adrenaline of the rapids as well as the landscape of the real jungle.

  • Return to Quito.

  • End of services.

  • 1299 USD Per Adult (* Need at least two people)
  • Transportation.

  • Guide.

  • Hotel: Tourist class plus breakfast.

  • Entrance fees.

  • Extra food.

  • Beverages.

  • Extra activities.

Baños de Agua Santa, Cotopaxi National Park, Cuenca, Puyo, Quito, Riobamba, Tena

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Culture
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