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Ecuador: Hike, Bike & Raft

From £1205 for 10 days
Trip Overview

Work up a sweat getting an insight into the wonderful South American country of Ecuador on this active, ten-day journey. Hike from the glistening crater lake of Quilotoa to the tiny Andean village of Chugchilan, go mountain biking down the world’s highest active volcano in Cotopaxi National Park and hit the rapids on a main tributary of the Amazon River, the Jatunyacu (Big Water) River. You’ll also go on a guided walking tour of Amazonian jungle, enjoy plenty of free time in chilled out Banos and discover the World Heritage-listed charms of Quito.

Essential Info
Starts: Quito
Ends: Quito
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery, Walking, Cycling, Active
Trip Code: IGGXE
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Ecuador
What's Included

Meals

9 Breakfasts included
6 Lunches included
4 Dinners included

Transport

Local Bus,Private Vehicle,Taxi,Canoe

Accommodation

Hotel (7 nts),Jungle Lodge (2 nts)

Trip Highlights

•   Quito's World Heritage-listed Old Town is best explored on foot. Wander its architecture-rich streets past dozens of gilded churches, through stately plazas and among vendors hawking local delicacies.

•   A guided walk through the Amazonian jungle reveals an array of wildlife and fascinating insights into the jungle’s critical role in the lives of locals.

•   Experience white water rafting on a main tributary of the Amazon River, the Jatunyacu (Big Water) River.

•   Hike from the emerald-coloured crater lake of Quilotoa to the tiny Andean village of Chugchilan, taking in glorious panoramas along the way.

•   Go mountain biking down the world’s highest active volcano in Cotopaxi National Park.

•   Enjoy plenty of free time in chilled out Banos, which sits in the shadow of the active Tungurahua Volcano. From hiking beside waterfalls to soaking in the mineral goodness of the town’s thermal springs, Banos will satisfy your spirit.

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 6th Oct 2020
Returning: 15th Oct 2020
£1,205pp
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Availability: Good
Itinerary & Notes
Welcome to Quito, Ecuador. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 2 pm. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask the hotel reception where it will take place. After this important meeting, join your leader on a walking tour of the historic centre of Quito where you'll see the Plaza Grande (main square), Archbishop's Palace, Basilica del Voto Nacional, La Compania de Jesus (Church of the Society of Jesus) and San Francisco churches. Afterwards, head to a local restaurant on La Ronda Street for an optional group dinner, or hit the town on your own.
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