Ecuador Andes & Amazon adventure program 8 Days / 7 Nights

Andes Amazon Adventurebicichimbo

A wonderful multisport program that covers Northern and Central Andes in Ecuador. Trekking focused with a combination of rafting and mountain biking through beautiful landscapes, cultural visits in the main highlights.

Time in hours

Day

Itinerary

Accommodation

Altitude in m

Altitude Accommodation in m

Walk

Drive

1

FuyaFuya trekking Hotel Otavalo

4200

2500

4

2

2

Cuicocha Trekking Hotel Otavalo

3400

2500

4

1

3

Imbabura trekking Hotel Otavalo

4600

2500

6

1

4

Papallacta trekking Amazon Lodge

4100

500

4

2

5

Rafting Jatunyacu Amazon Lodge

500

500

5

1

6

Baños Waterfalls Hotel Baños

1900

1900

2

3

7

Chimborazo trekking Lodge

5000

4000

4

2.5

8

Chimborazo mountain bike to Urbina Quito

2800

4000

3

3

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Itinerary

Day 1: FuyaFuya4200 m
Today we start early from Quito and drive to reach one of the most popular tourist destinations in northern Ecuador, Otavalo. There we will take a small road, which will take us to the Mojanda lagoon, where our first trek to the FuyaFuya will start. A nice short trekking with amazing views to the lagoon and moorlands. After the trekking we descend to Otavalo to rest to our hotel.
Accommodation:Hotel in Otavalo
Meals: box lunch, dinner

Day 2: Cuicocha trekking – Otavalo Market
Our trekking around the Cuicocha Crater Lake will take us 5 hours admiring the lagoon and the landscapes. After the hike we will visit the major city known for their Ecuadorian leather Cotacachi and continue to descend to Otavalo where we will visit the market. The Otavaleños are the most traditional indigenous in Ecuador and differ by their clothing from other indigenous in Ecuador. Here we will have the time to buy crafts and enjoy the colorful market.  Transfer to the hotel to rest.
Accommodation: Hotel in Otavalo
Meals: breakfast, box lunch, dinner

Day 3: Imbabura 4600m
We start at the foothill of Imbabura. This imposing mountain has the perfect positive slope to train in altitude, from 3400m to 4600m. A very nice hike with great views to the valley. Then we return to the hotel in Otavalo to rest.
Accommodation:Hotel inOtavalo
Meals: breakfast, box lunch, dinner

Day 4: Papallacta
We take the transfer to the Papallacta pass to enjoy a hike down to the thermal springs through the Andean moorlands and passing by lagoons with beautiful views. We arrive to the famous hot springs for a renewing bath and relaxation.  Then we continue down to the Amazon to our lodge.
Accommodation:Amazon Lodge
Meals: breakfast, box lunch, dinner

Day 5: Rafting– discovering the Amazon
In the morning we head to the river for an exciting rafting program with professional guides. In the afternoon relax at the hotel or do a small walk to learn more about the Amazon and its amazing people.
Accommodation:Amazon Lodge
Meals: breakfast, box lunch, dinner

Day6: Baños
Today we go from the Amazon to the Andes again, to Baños. We will see the spectacular waterfalls at the outskirts of Baños, including the famous Pailón del Diablo. We will do a short trekking to discover more waterfalls and the amazing nature of the place. The afternoon is at leisure to discover this lively city.
Accommodation: Hotel in Baños
Meals: breakfast, box lunch, dinner

Day 7: Chimborazo, From refuge to lodge trekking
Today we drive to the magnificent Chimborazo Natural Preserve area. We arrive to Chimborazo volcano, Ecuador´s highest volcano to start a nice trekking from the refuge Carrel at 4800m. Carrel we walk leisurely to the 2nd and last hut of Chimborazo, the Whymper refuge to nearly 5000m altitude. Then we come back to the first refuge and start our trekking down to our lodge through the foothill of Chimborazo.  We rest in the afternoon and enjoy the views to magnificent Chimborazo.
Accommodation: Lodge
Meals: breakfast, box lunch, dinner

Day 8: Chimborazo mountain biking downhill to Urbina
Today after breakfast we take our mountain bikes and start a descent from the Chimborazo foothill to Urbina train station. The route is very scenic, admiring Chimborazo volcano, moorlands, quaint small indian villages and their crops plantations. We arribe to Urbina, the highest point of the Ecuadorian old train route. We visit the museum and take some hot tea before taking our transfer back to Quito.
Meals: breakfast, box lunch

Included:

  • Local certified English-speaking mountain guide
  • Accommodation mentioned above
  • Private transportation
  • Meals mentioned in program above
  • Transportation, Accommodations, meals for all guides and driver
  • Mountain Bike rental and helmet.

Not included:

  • Airfare
  • Soft and alcoholic beverages
  • Extras and services not mentioned above
  • Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Glacier, climbing and extra trekking gear (we can assist with the rental)
  • Taxes

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