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A very dynamic tour in Ecuador, dedicated to sports and thrill-seekers!

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Antoine feeling about this tour

Ecuador is particularly suitable for sports and outdoor activities and is full of exceptional natural sites that will allow you to live an unforgettable experience filled with adrenaline.
We have selected for you the best current spots for the practice of each activity: from rafting in the Amazon to the zip line, through night mountain biking, canyoning, and horseback riding in the wilderness, this stay promises you a succession of memorable experiences and physical challenges.
This program is planned over 10 days, due to its particular dynamic rhythm and adapted to challenges and nature lovers. However, it is quite possible to plan for a longer period, and planning additional activities that will take you to discover every corner of Ecuador in an original and adapted to your desires way.
Prepare for a memorable adventure on this unique trip to Ecuador!

Physical Difficulty

Culture and Visits

Nature and Activities

Recommended for

Tour highlights :

– Fully private tour in the Andes and Amazonia with English-Speaking guide..
– A dynamic sports activities mix (horseback riding, rafting, zip line, mountain biking, etc.)
– Magnificent natural sites discovery (Cotopaxi Park, Baños, Amazonia, Mindo)
– A journey in constant contact with nature.
– Accommodation adaptable to your wishes and your budget.
– An extendable duration and rhythm we can adjust to your condition.

Indicative route :

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Explore in more detail :

Day by day :

Day 1 : Transfer-in to Quito

Upon your arrival at Quito airport, transfer to the most beautiful hotel in the Ecuadorian capital.

Day 2 : Quito visit > Nono > Mindo (night MTB)

Visit of the historic center of Quito, its many churches, its squares. You will discover a unique atmosphere!
In the afternoon, you will transfer to the village of Nono (1h30 from Mindo) to start your night mountain bike ride of about 6 hours to Mindo (52km, 2 breaks of about 15 minutes – 20% climb – About 10km, 80% descent – About 42km, 2800m altitude in Quito, 1200m altitude in Mindo/Nono). This hike is supervised by a professional team, guide, doctors and mechanics who will follow you throughout this adventure.

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Day 3 : Mindo (Coq-de-Roche, zip line, and waterfall)

Very early this morning, you will meet the famous coq-de-Roche via a walk of about an hour. Back in Mindo, you will enjoy a zip line session on the heights, with a breathtaking surroundings view. In the afternoon, you will go for a 3-hour round trip walk to a magnificent waterfall, you can swim in!

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Day 4 : Mindo > Parc National Cotopaxi

Early departure for Cotopaxi National Park. Visit this exceptional site with your guide, as well as the volcano refuge located at 4,800 meters altitude.

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Day 5 : Cotopaxi National Park (horseback riding) > Baños

You will set off for a superb horseback ride on the Cotopaxi Park heights. In the afternoon, you will drive to Baños, a charming spa town and the perfect place for many outdoor activities.

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Day 6 : Baños (canyoning, city tour and Casa del Árbol)

You will experience an exceptional canyoning session to conquer beautiful waterfalls. Back in Baños, you will discover the heart of the city including its charming cathedral. In the afternoon, you will travel to the city heights to enjoy the famous Casa del Árbol and its breath-taking city and its surroundings view, including the majestic Tungurahua volcano.

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Day 7 : Baños > Pailón del Diablo > Tena > Amazon rainforest

Depart for eastern Ecuador in the secondary Amazon rainforest. On the way, you will stop at Pailón del Diablo, an impressive and powerful waterfall that you reach after a short walk. Stop in Misahualli to observe monkeys that inhabit the village streets. You will continue your journey towards your charming lodge.

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Day 8 : Amazon rainforest (rafting)

This day will be devoted to a magnificent rafting expedition in the heart of the Amazon, in one of the most beautiful sites in the country, to enjoy this sport!

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Day 9 : Amazon rainforest (Hike or horseback ride) > Tena > Quito

Depending on your wishes, you can enjoy a magnificent walk or horseback ride in the heart of the forest. Return to Quito in the afternoon and last night in the capital.

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Day 10 : Departure transfer (Quito)

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel to travel to your airport so that you can catch your flight home.

B: Breakfast
L: Luch
D: Dinner

Guidance

– Andes:

–> (2/3 p.)) You will be with your private English-speaking guide. He will also be your driver during this stay (4 × 2 vehicle)

–> (+ 4 people) You will be with a private English-speaking guide and a Spanish-speaking driver. (Hyundai H1 type vehicle, mini-bus or bus depending on the number of people)

Your night mountain bike ride to Mindo will be supervised by one or more guides depending on the number of people, as well as a staff of mechanics and doctors.

– Amazon rainforest:

–> Transport and private tours with a bilingual guide and specialized guides during your rafting session.

 

Required level

Physical: : the tour, being built around a dynamic rhythm and numerous physical activities, it is intended for intermediate condition travelers at least, performing fairly regular sports.

Technical: no technical level is necessary. We recommend walking shoes.

Equipment

Clothing :

-1 or 2 light walking trousers
-1 or 2 warm walking trousers
-2 Fleece jackets
-1 breathable warm jacket(softshell type)
-1 waterproof jacket (type gore-tex)
– light t-shirts
– hike shoes
– casual shoes
-1 pair of gloves for high altitude walks
-1 warm hat for high altitude walks
– cap

Additional :

-1 water bottle
– sunglasses
– solar cream
– hiking bag (between 25 to 45L)
– hike sticks
– camera
– binoculars

Accommodation

High-end accommodation type 4/5 * offering an irreproachable quality service. The rooms are superb and spacious. In Baños and in the Amazon, 2/3 * comfort type accommodation, simpler but very comfortable and offering quality service. All the accommodations offered are adaptable according to your preferences and budget.

Observations

– Transfers and visits times are indicative.
– Foresee between $ 5 and $ 30 per meal not included, per person.
– Tips: we recommend between $ 10 and $ 20 per worked day for a guide, and between $ 5 and $ 10 per worked day for a driver.