Trip Type : Small Group Tour
Active Ecuador Short - Multisport Trip tour

Active Ecuador Short - Multisport Trip

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
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
5 days
From: $ 2,460 $ 492 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Explore lakeside landscapes of Cotopaxi National Park
  • Visit upper montane cloud forest of Yanacocha
  • Drive to the Cotacachi-Cayapas Ecological Reserve

Short Description

Experience some of Ecuador’s most spectacular landscapes on this five-day multi-sport adventure from Quito. Go mountain biking through the native forests that blanket the slopes of Pasochoa, explore the ruins and lakes of Cotopaxi National Park and meet the indigenous craftspeople at the famous Otavalo Market.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
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 Quito
End City Quito

Trip Includes

  • All transfers
  • Private transportation
  • All excursions and visits
  • Accommodations according to the program
  • Meals are provided as mentioned above: Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners
  • Entrance fees
  • English speaking guides

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Quito

Accommodation: Patio Andaluz

Fly into Quito’s airport where you’ll be met by one of our representatives and transferred to the hotel where you will spend your first night.

Day 2: Pasochoa - Cotopaxi National Park

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Tambopaxi Lodge

After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll travel to Pasochoa Volcano and go mountain biking through the native forest of its ecological reserve. Soak up the majestic views of the Ecuadorian Andes, including the peaks of Antisana, Cotopaxi, Cayambe and Sincholagua.

Day 3: Salitre Ruins – Quito

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Patio Andaluz

Following breakfast, we’ll travel to one of the most beautiful parts of Ecuador near Cotopaxi, which is the highest active volcano in the world. Explore the lakeside landscapes of Cotopaxi National Park at Limpiopungo and the ruins of El Salitre that once served as a fortress of the Inca Pucara. After lunch, we’ll embark on a bike ride through the northern part of Cotopaxi National Park before returning to Quito.

Day 4: Yanacocha – Cusin

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Hacienda Cusin

Today we will visit the upper montane cloud forest of Yanacocha, which blankets the western slope of the Guagua Pichincha Volcano and provides an important source of water for Quito. It’s renowned for its high diversity of bird species and Polylepis forest, as well as being home to puma, spectacled bears and one of the most endangered hummingbirds in the world. We’ll follow a flat trail that offers magnificent views of the Pichincha volcano and distant snow-capped peaks before descending by bike to the town of Nono. From here we’ll drive to Cusin where we will spend the night.

Day 5: Cuicocha Lake – Quito

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Patio Andaluz

Begin the day with a pleasant drive to the Cotacachi-Cayapas Ecological Reserve where we will embark on a five-hour hike to the deep-blue crater lake of Laguna de Cuicocha. It lies on the southern flanks of Volcan Cotacachi and boasts impressive views of the nearby volcanoes, including Imbabura and Cayambe, as well as sightings of giant hummingbirds, silvery grebes and ruddy ducks.

After lunch, we’ll head to the famous Otavalo Market in Plaza de Los Ponchos where indigenous weavers and craftspeople from the surrounding areas come to sell their goods. Shop for ponchos, blankets, scarves, carved figurines and Andean musical instruments, as well as paintings, ceramics and jewelry. In the late afternoon we will return to Quito.

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This was our first trip and definitely won't be our last! The guides are really fun and lunch exceeded expectations. Thanks so much Jake, Ben & Ashley for making this the highlight of our summer!!

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I've had the privilege of working with ROW Adventures all over the world as a filmmaker. Having been on so many trips, both domestic and international, I have a pretty good knowledge as to how this company operates.

A few things stand out on every ROW trip, regardless of destination. First being the guides. These are people who genuinely love what they do. They're passionate, attentive, professional, safety-oriented, friendly, and generally fun people to be around. They're accommodating to individual needs and do their best to make sure you are comfortable and enjoying your vacation to the maximum.

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What a great time we had with this group!! We rafted the Lochsa, and it will be a day to remember!! Thanks Chris for giving us a fantastic ride.
If you are thinking about doing a raft trip, perhaps the Lochsa??...do it with this group! They were Fun,entertaining, educational, smart about the river, and lunch was over the top!! This was not our first time rafting, however first time with a guide...well worth every dime. We will be back to do it again!
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Off the Snake for 24 hours sure missing the river, slow pace!
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 10

Age Notes

Min. Age: 7

Trip ID#:

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Trip Excludes

  • International flights
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal items
  • Travel insurance

Meals Included:

4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 5 Dinners

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