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Adventure Itinerary tour

Adventure Itinerary

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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
9 days
From: $ 2,065 $ 229 / day
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Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Trip Type Private Guided
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City N/A
End City N/A

Travel Theme

Cultural

Destinations

Ecuador

Cities & Attractions

Quito

Activities

Culture

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Trip Includes

  • Accommodation as listed above - or similar hotels
  • Meals as listed in itinerary: B-Breakfast / L-Lunch / BL-Box lunch / D-Dinner
  • Activities as listed in itinerary
  • Transport / guiding / Airport Pickups – Dropoffs as listed in itinerary
  • Heavy luggage transport on day 5
  • Rafting equipment (helmet & life vest)

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Welcome to Ecuador! Upon your arrival, our local Spanish speaking driver will be waiting for you at the airport. They will transport you to your hotel in Quito. Once arrived at the hotel, you will have free time to relax and acclimatize to your new surroundings. Overnight at San Francisco de Quito or similar
  • Day 2: After your breakfast, you will have a full day to acquaint yourselves with the best sites of the capital, guided by an English speaking guide. In the morning you will enjoy a tour of the colonial highlights in the old town of Quito, including the cathedral, impressive churches, and pretty plazas. After lunch, we head to the Teleferico, an impressive cable car that climbs up from Quito along the side of Pichincha Volcano. At the end of this ride, you will have reached nearly 4000m in elevation and you will be rewarded with a bird’s eye view of Quito. Here you will have the opportunity to walk around a bit and explore the scenery before coming back to the city. Overnight at San Francisco de Quito or similar
  • Day 3: Today you will visit Pasochoa is a beautiful extinct volcano standing at 4199 meters high. The highlight of the Pasochoa trek is its humid cloud forest, situated inside an extinct volcanic crater near Quito. Here you can find over one hundred species of birds and 50 species of original Andean tree, making for a wonderful day trip. The trek is relatively gentle, going through amazing Páramo grasslands and cloud forests, which boast of stunning Andean wildlife, including bulls, horses, hummingbirds, the viridian metal tail, mountain tanagers, red crested cotinga, and, if you are lucky, the occasional Andean condor.  Overnight at Hosteria Papagayo or similar
  • Day 4: This moderate level biking day tour drives you through the paramo grassland landscape until we reach the Cotopaxi parking lot located at 4. 500 m. From here, on a clear day, you can enjoy the stunning view of 8 different volcanoes!Next we put on our helmets on and begin the biking adventure on the world’s highest active volcano. We bike downhill on dirt roads through volcanic ash and paramo landscape to Inca ruins, located at 3. 700 meters, where we will have a packed lunch. While here, keep an eye towards the sky – you might see a condor! In the afternoon bike on dirt roads and single track down from Lake Limpiopungo through pine forest. Overnight at Llullu Llama Mountain Lodge or similar
  • Day 5: Today you will hike along a portion of the popular Quilotoa Loop. This famous route strings together a series of villages in the highlands of the Andes, and ends near the breathtakingly beautiful Quitotoa Crater lagoon. We will start by hiking into the Toachi Canyon down to the river. From there will hike back up until we reach the read to Chugchilan. The hike will take around 5 hours and we will pass fields and houses of local people as well as other amazing views. Overnight at Black Sheep Inn or similar 
  • Day 6: After breakfast you will head to Quilotoa. This place is a real highlight of the area that will literally take your breath away! An emerald green lagoon inside the crater of an extinct volcano with steep jagged cliffs and beautiful views straight down the entire valley of volcanoes. You have the possibility to trek into the crater to the lake shore (with an optional mule ride out for those with tired limbs for additional cost). If you opt to head to the lake, you might relax before you hike back up by spending some time on a rented kayak (additional cost). There are also many other nice trekking opportunities in the local area, which is sometimes referred to as the Grand Canyon of Ecuador. You will also have the chance to buy some local handicrafts. Afterwards our driver will bring to to Baños where you will stay overnightOvernight at Posada del Arte or similar  
  • Day 7: Today you will leave the high lands and head to the Amazon basin. On the way explore the pretty valley of the waterfalls. The Pailon Del Diablo (Devil’s cauldron) is the largest and most spectacular, but the other smaller ones are also impressive. After traveling through the Pastaza Canyon and towards Tena, you will arrive at the Amazon lodge where you can relax for a while in the beautiful spacious bungalow built in a rustic native design surrounded by gardens full of amazing jungle plants and flowers. A delicious dinner will be served in a romantic candlelight setting at the attractively decorated restaurant. Afterwards we will enjoy a special welcome drink, relaxing ourselves around the elegant fireplace, to coordinate and discuss next day's activities with the local crew. We'll feel absolutely comfortable in this lovely peaceful setting filled with nightly sights and sounds of the Amazon jungle.    Overnight at Cotocoha Lodge or similar
  • Day 8: After breakfast, we depart by canoe upstream for ten minutes, arriving to a small shore where we begin a fun and thrilling one hour walk, marveling ourselves with the jungle's secondary forest and its diverse flora and fauna. After our short hike, we'll find ourselves in a breathtaking cascade "La Cascada de Latas" where we will take a refreshing bath in its clear crystal waters and enjoy the surrounding views, which, mixed with the jungle sounds, makes for an unforgettable experience. After our lunch back at the lodge, we put on our "wet gear" (rubber boots & rain poncho) and start an exciting walk in the rainforest ready to find the secret wonders of the mysterious hidden jungle. There we will find amazing plant species with medicinal properties, which will be explained in detail by our expert native guide. We'll also observe a great variety of insects, small groups of monkeys weaving around the giant trees. Dozens of curious colourful birds tag along with us during our walk whistling enchanted notes delighting our senses. After about three hours of walking we come back and arrive to the Lodge. At night, we’ll have dinner and a gathering around the fireplace. It's time for a good and peaceful rest delighted by the nightly sounds of the jungle.  Overnight at Cotococha Lodge or similar
  • Day 9: Early in the morning you will start off for your Amazon rafting adventure. You will head to the Anzu river, perfect for those seeking a river that provides a fun and relaxing day floating through small rapids and relaxing pools all among the Amazon rainforest. Cotococha Amazon Lodge always has kayaks for the more adventurous members of the group to use! This trip is also ideal for families and kids. After your adventures on the river, you will head back to the lodge and prepare for your trip back to Quito. On the way back to the Andes, you will make a stop to enjoy the relaxing hot springs of Papallacta, located high up in the mountain pass. Afterwards, you will continue on to your hotel where you are sure to get a good night’s rest. Overnight at Su Merced or similar 
  • Day 10: Today it is time to say goodbye. Hopefully you have had plenty of adventure in Ecuador! Our Spanish speaking driver will pick you up in your hotel for your transfer back to the airport for your flight home.

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Npus sommes partis 3 semaines Bali et Gili Ait organisé par Yoga l'agent local d 'Evaneos. Cela a été parfait . Yoga a répondu a tous nos critères et a été très réactif et professionnel. Nous le recommandons les yeux fermés.
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Le circuit autotour de 15 jours permet de visiter les sites principaux de Sicile. Hébergements de qualité ,très bon accueil.Les agriturismi en particulier ont été très appréciés.
Difficultés pour trouver son chemin en l'absence fréquente du nom des rues
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gentillesse professionnalisme

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gentillesse professionnalisme, réactivité, et compréhension de nos souhaits sont les atouts majeurs de cet organisme. Superbe voyage de 10 jours en Croatie où nous avons passé un merveilleux séjour en randonnée dans de superbes paysages entre mer et montagne et de superbes îles
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Un excellent concept et une mise en oeuvre parfaite

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Ayant utilisé ce site pour 4 voyages (Iran, Jordanie, Russie, Japon) je puis affirmer qu'il s'agit d'un excellent concept permettant de travailler en direct avec une agence locale de langue française et ainsi d'organiser un voyage sur mesure répondant parfaitement aux souhaits des participants et à leur budget (prix très compétitifs vis-à-vis de ceux d'une agence française offrant les mêmes prestations).
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Merci à Aline African Trackers à JNB

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A l'attention d'Aline de JNB ! un petit coucou de Bordeaux où nous sommes revenus samedi fin de matinée; nous voulons vous remercier encore d'avoir si bien organisé notre séjour à JNB, nous avons vraiment apprécié, les visites de JNB, Soweto, le Musée de l'Apartheid, la maison de Mandela avec un très bon guide, les safaris à Black Rhino Lodge étaient supers notre "ranger" Marcus passionné par les animaux et la photo nous a appris plein de choses, ravis d'avoir vu "de près" de si belles créatures dans leur milieu naturel, les jeunes étaient aussi ravis que nous !! seul bémol, je crois que nous avons eu plus froid que lorsque nous allons au ski, vu qu'on n'était pas vraiment équipés !!! Sinon endroit magnifique, personnel sympa, très bons repas;
à Sun City, un peu désuet et envahis par les Chinois, mais très bon moment aussi, les jeunes ont "gouté" aux machines à sous.
Et enfin le trajet en voiture de location, tout s'est bien passé, nous n'avons eu aucun pbm.
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J ai decouvert evaneos par hasard et je…vous les recommandes fortement

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J ai decouvert evaneos par hasard et je ne suis pas du tout decu.
Bonne prise en charge du debut a la fin.
La personne qui a cree le voyage a bien cerne nos besoins et a concocter le voyage parfait.
Merci Marine!!
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