EC13 Ecuador Tour
Amazon & Andes
Guided Amazon adventure; Guided colonial Quito tour; Otavalo Valley-cultural centre; Famed 'Avenue of Volcanos'; Overnight at historic hacienda; Cotopaxi Forest ReserveINQUIRE ABOUT THIS TRIP
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Dates & Prices
Prices below are per person, twin-sharing costs in US Dollars (USD). Pricing does not include airfare to/from the tour and any applicable taxes. For single supplement rates and taxes (if any), please refer to the entries under the blue box below.
|Start Date||End Date||Price||More Info|
|Thu 30 Jan 2020||Thu 13 Feb 2020||$3460 USD|
|Thu 18 Jun 2020||Thu 02 Jul 2020||$3460 USD|
|Thu 24 Sep 2020||Thu 08 Oct 2020||$3460 USD|
|Thu 22 Oct 2020||Thu 05 Nov 2020||$3460 USD|
|Thu 28 Jan 2021||Thu 11 Feb 2021||$3460 USD|
|Thu 17 Jun 2021||Thu 01 Jul 2021||$3460 USD|
|Thu 23 Sep 2021||Thu 07 Oct 2021||$3460 USD|
|Thu 21 Oct 2021||Thu 04 Nov 2021||$3460 USD|
This tour will replace tour code EQ8 from 2019 onward
Optional Single Supplement: $820 USD (number of singles limited).
Our 15 days of adventure on this Ecuador tour are well-spent on this thrill-ride of a tour, as we explore the rural and urban charms of one of South America's most rewarding destinations.
From the frenetic pace and man-made aesthetic beauty of the capital city of Quito, we make headway for the tranquility and natural splendour of one of the world's few remaining untouched wilderness regions; the Amazon rainforest.
We keep a vigilant eye for colourful flora and teeming fauna as we explore the Ecuadorian Amazon jungle and see things from a different perspective when we embark on a short canoe-trip to explore inaccessible areas.
Along the 'Avenue of the Volcanoes', a striking passage that snugly rests between the major cordillera ranges, we admire the contrast between the equatorial lushness in the valley and the snow-crested peaks of the surrounding mountains and we get our fill of historic sites of interest when we visit the colonial "White City" of Ibarra and the UNESCO-designated urban centres of Quito.
Our browsing in local marketplaces gives us valuable insight to the country's contemporary culture and the lifestyles of its people.
*The red tour trail on the map does not represent the actual travel path.
The following is a list of sample hotels at some locations included on this tour. The hotels shown here are meant to provide a general sense of the standard of hotel we usually aim for; they are not necessarily confirmed for your chosen departure.
Mercure Alameda Hotel
Quito ALAMEDA Hotel Mercure offers: Rooms with Wi-Fi, located near the financial and commercial center of Quito, restaurant, coffee shop ... coffee, lunch), bar, 24-hour front desk, non-smoking rooms, lift, safe, soundproofed rooms, luggage storage.
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Hosteria La Cienega
Location: Hosteria La Cienega
Hosteria La Cienega is a historic hacienda located in the heart of the Ecuadorian Andes. Situated just an hour and ... half from Quito, Ecuador on the outskirts of Volcano Cotopaxi and surrounded by the cordillera’s most beautiful snow-capped peaks, the manor has been receiving guests for the last twenty-five years. Rooms are cozy and full of character.
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Hotel Valgus Suites
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Breakfast and dinner daily (hotels and restaurants); all meals in teh Amazon. All transport, accommodation, sightseeing, and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for local guides, drivers, restaurant staff, porters. Airport transfers for land & air customers arriving/departing on tour dates and for any Land & Air customer arriving early/departing late and booking their extra accommodation through us.
International airfare to/from the tour. Tour Leader gratuity, most lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), departure taxes, domestic and international air taxes (if applicable). Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Optional trip cancellation insurance. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on optional meal costs, shopping, and locally paid departure taxes.
Seasonality and Weather
This tour is offered throughout the year. The cool and dry season runs from May to October; outside of this time you will encounter warmer and perhaps rainy/misty conditions in the highlands but serious heat & humidity are only a consideration in the Amazon.
Transport and Travel Conditions
Land transport throughout by private air-conditioned motor coach, 24-36 seats depending on ultimate group size (see 'group size'). Though we will have some full bus days, road travel is not particularly arduous as there are plenty of stops of interest. Roads are in good condition though winding on some stretches.
Baggage handling service is usually in Ecuador though you should be independent with your luggage, especially at airports.
Our difficulty rating of "Level 2" reflects the generally ambitious nature of our program, which features full days of travel and sightseeing, plenty of walking at sites that may be quite large and feature uneven/cobbled surfaces, stairs, heat, and some remote locations. You must also be prepared for short walks to dinner when we dine outside hotels, and to be fully-independent with your luggage in the event that porters are not available. While we don’t include any strenuous activities such as extended hiking or cycling, you must be steady on your feet and able to fully manage yourself and your belongings. And as always on any of our tours, if you rely heavily on a cane or any other mobility device, this tour would not be suitable for you.
Though most people are not seriously affected by altitude as we do not surpass 3000m/10,000 ft on this trip, we require that all participants submit a “Self-Assessment” form confirming their suitability for this journey. We suggest that you preview this form, which includes more detail regarding what you can expect on tour, by clicking the “Resources” tab at the top of this page.
Am I suitable for this tour? Please refer to our self-assessment form.
Well-located, heated/air-conditioned (except Amazon), mid-range (3- star) hotels with en suite toilet and bath throughout. The Amazon lodge is a little more rustic, but still very nicely appointed. Porter service is usually in Ecuador though you should be independent with your luggage, especially at airports. Single rooms are limited and likely smaller than twins.
Staff and Support
Tour Leader, local guides, local driver.
Maximum 18 plus Tour Leader
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