Ecuador Jungle 14 days Group | ECUAJ14GROUP

date_range Next departure: 03/03/19
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  • place+ SEE FULL ITINERARY AND VISITSClick to see the full itinerary day by dayhome HOTELS | Accommodation is either in hotel, hostal, shelter, home stay or camping depending on your program.directions_car DAILY TRANSPORTS | Different transport are organized for your trip: Transfer when you arrive and leave, private transport for your visit and programed activities, domestic flight(s) depending on your program. translate GUIDES |English Speaking Guides: private or group tours with different local English speaking guides (no tour leader)restaurant MEALS |For lunch (where included) it will either be a lunch box or a hot meal and for dinner (where included) you will be served a hot meal. Please refer to the program for more precision

    place Day 1.Quito ArrivalNo visit today --- homecheck --- |Hotel in Quito ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- | Transfert Airport - Hotel / Private transport for the visitstranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantclear -- |Breakfast, lunch, dinner not included

    Once arrived At Quito airport our team will pick you up and drive you to the hotel. The rest of the day will be free.

    place Day 2. Quito City Tour and the Equatorial line Visit Equatorial line full day --- homecheck --- |Hotel in Quito ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- | Private transport for the visitstranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included, Lunch dinner not included

    Today we go for a tour of Quito. The historic centre of Quito has one of the largest, least-altered and best-preserved historic centres in the Americas and was one of the first World Cultural Heritage Sites declared by UNESCO in 1978. We walk through the Main Plaza, visit the Government Palace, the Cathedral and some of the most important churches built around the XVI and XVII centuries. The tour continues to the north of Quito where we have lunch in a local restaurant with delicious typical dishes before we visit the Equatorial line, known locally as la mitad del mundo (the middle of the world), and some of the museums. Archaeological evidence indicates both pre-Incan and Inca civilizations recognized and worshiped the path of the equator as the marker of the equinox. Late in the afternoon we return to the hotel and the evening is free.

    place Day 3. The Otavalo and Cuicocha Lake Visit Cuicocha lake half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel in Quito ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- | Private transport for the visits translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included, Lunch dinner not included

    After breakfast your guide will be waiting for you in the hotel lobby to take you on a visit to one of the most prosperous communities the country, the Otavalo where you will find the famous Ponchos’ Market. Here you can find colourful handicrafts like rugs, clothes, Panama hats, pictures, jewellery, etc. The tour continues to the Hacienda Pinsaquí, one of the most beautiful haciendas in the country, where a delicious lunch will be served. In the afternoon you visit the Cuicocha Lake in Cotacachi Cayapas Ecological Reserve and on the way you will stop in Cotacachi town known for its famous leather handicrafts. The Cuicocha Lake lies inside the crater of an active volcano surrounded by flora and fauna. This place is considered as a sacred lake and used by the native people to celebrate traditional rituals to purify and clean their souls. Late afternoon we return to Quito where the evening is free.

    Important: Itinerary can change because of weather or social conditions and some sights are not always accessible – Lipiko Tours cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.

    place Day 4. Quito – Cotopaxi Visit Antisana Reserve half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel in Cotopaxi ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- | Private transport for the visitstranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included, Lunch dinner not included

    After breakfast your guide will be waiting for you in order to depart to the east range of the Andes at the Antisana Ecological Reserve, where you will admire the beautiful Lake Mica and the majestic Antisana Volcano (5758m/18.886.24ft). This reserve is considered a hot spot for bird watching, and we can find the Carunculated Caracara known as Caracara Curiquingue here. This bird is famous because of its movements and characteristics and in the local festivities people will dress up in Caracaras costumes. The Antisana Ecological Reserve is also one of the best places to spot the Andean Condor in its natural habitat. After a delicious box lunch we depart to Cotopaxi Province where you overnight in one of the incredible haciendas located close to the National Park.

    Important: Itinerary can change because of weather or social conditions and some sights are not always accessible – Lipiko Tours cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.

    place Day 5. Saquisili Market - Baños Visit Saquisili market half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel in Baños ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- | Private transport for the visits translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included, Lunch dinner not included

    Early in the morning after breakfast we leave to the Quilotoa Lake. On our way we stop at the Saquisilí market, this is one of the biggest indigenous markets in the Ecuadorian highlands, the colorful blend of textiles, heaping piles of produce, and local people in traditional Andean clothes is really interesting. We also stop in Tigua, a small town, where you can find amazing handicrafts made by animal skins and beautiful and colourful masks that represent some local animals. Upon arrival at the Quilotoa Lake we can walk down from the border of the crater to arrive at the lake (depending on weather conditions). You have time to visit the area and for the return you have the possibility to hire a mule. After a delicious box lunch we continue to Baños where you get installed in a new Hacienda. After dinner at the Hacienda the evening is free.

    place Day 6. The Waterfall Avenue – Riobamba Visit Waterfall avenue half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel in Chimborazo ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- | Private transport for the visitstranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included,Lunch dinner not included

    After breakfast we visit the town of Baños where you can see how people extract a delicious juice from the sugar cane, production of melcochas, and you can buy beautiful handicrafts made by balsa and tagua. We visit the famous waterfall route where you can see beautiful waterfalls like the Manto de la Novia waterfall, where you will cross the Pastaza river by a rustic lift, hanging more than 200m/656ft above the river, Pailon del Diablo, Agoyán and others. After this visit your guide will drive you a local restaurant where a delicious lunch will be waiting for you. In the afternoon we continue to the Chimborazo province where you will overnight.

    Important: Itinerary can change because of weather or social conditions and some sights are not always accessible – Lipiko Tours cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.

    place Day 7. Riobamba – CuencaTrain Devil’s Nose today --- homecheck --- |Hotel in Cuenca ------- directions_cardirections_traincheck ---------- | Private transport Riobamba-Alausi ~2h00 / Private transport Alausí – Cuenca ~4h00 / Train Devil’s Nose Alausí – Aulasí ~2h30translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast and Lunch included,Dinner not included

    Early in the morning, after breakfast your guide will drive you to the Alausí train station located 2 hours south of Riobamba, where you will take the train that goes to the famous Devil's nose. Work on Ecuador’s first railway, which would link the coastal city of Guayaquil with the capital, Quito, in the highlands was achieved in 1908. The greatest obstacle, which prompted the line to be dubbed “the most difficult railway in the world”, was met 130km east of Guayaquil at a near-vertical wall of rock, known as El Nariz del Diablo (The Devil’s Nose). The ingenious engineering solution was to carve a series of tight zigzags out of the rock, which allowed the train to climb 800m at a gradient of 1-in-18 by going forwards then backwards up the tracks. Currently, only the 12-km stretch from Alausí to Pistishi (usually advertised as Sibambe) at the end of the Devil’s Nose descent, is open, which is the trip you will be taking. The tour offers stunning views of Chimborazo and Carihuairazo and a thrilling descent down the Devil’s Nose itself. At the end of your train adventure, your guide will be waiting for you in Alausí town from where you will continue with your trip to the Ingapirca ruins. The Ingapirca archaeological site is the largest known Inca ruins in Ecuador. The most significant building is the temple of the sun, an elliptically shaped building constructed around a large rock. The building is constructed in the Inca way without mortar in most of the complex. The stones were carefully chiselled and fashioned to fit together perfectly. The temple of the sun was positioned so that on the solstices, at exactly the right time of day, sunlight would fall through the centre of the doorway of the small chamber at the top of the temple. Most of this chamber has fallen down. After our visit we continue to Cuenca where the evening is free.

    Important: Itinerary can change because of weather or social conditions and some sights are not always accessible – Lipiko Tours cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.

    place Day 8. Cuenca city tour – Quito Visit Cuenca half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel in Quito ------- directions_carflightcheck ---------- | Transfer Hotel - Airport – Hotel / Private transport for the visits / Flight Cuenca – Quito ~50mntranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast and Lunch included,Dinner not included

    After breakfast your guide will be waiting for you in the hotel lobby ready for your visit of the town. You will walk through magnificent churches, beautiful old buildings with wrought iron balconies and carved wooden doors, flower and handicrafts markets, art galleries, workshops and all the wonders that Cuenca, with its colonial style and pleasant atmosphere, offers to its visitors. You will also ride along the Tomebamba River admiring the ancient houses perched on the riverbank above. Also you can visit some modern neighbourhoods and enjoy of a panoramic view of the city from the vantage point of Turi. After the tour your guide will drive you to a local restaurant where you will enjoy of a delicious typical lunch. Late in the afternoon you will be transferred to the airport in order to catch your flight back to Quito. At Quito’s airport your driver will meet you and transfer to your hotel and the evening is free.

    place Day 9. Quito - Rainforest Napo Visit rainforest Napo half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel in Ecolodge Napo ---- directions_cardirections_boatflightcheck ---------- | Transfer Hotel – Airport – Port / Private transport for the visits / Boat Coca port – Añangu creek ~2h00 / Canoe Añangu Creek - Añangu Lake ~2h00 / Flight Quito - Coca ~50mntranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast and Lunch included,Dinner not included

    After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Coca. The approx. 50 minutes flight takes you over the Eastern Andes Mountain Range to reach the headwaters of the Amazon Basin near the Napo River. At the airport in Coca a representative of the Napo Wildlife Centre will greet you and drive you to the pier where a motorized canoe will be waiting. You will travel on Napo river for approximately 3 hours to reach a creek where you will take a dugout canoe. In this small canoe you will travel through the creek and cross the beautiful lagoon of Añangu. A box lunch will be served on the way and in the afternoon you arrive at the lodge where you get installed.

    Important: Itinerary can change because of weather or social conditions and some sights are not always accessible – Lipiko Tours cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.

    place Day 10. Rainforest Napo Wildlife Centre Visit rainforest Napo full day --- homecheck --- |Hotel in Ecolodge Napo ---------- directions_boatcheck ---------- | Dugout canoe for the visitstranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included Lunch, dinner not included

    During the next two days you will visit the Napo Wildlife Centre. Guests will be divided up into two groups, and lead by a local Añangu guide - who is also an official Yasuni Park Ranger; an expert on the forest's secrets and medicinal plants - as well as an excellent bilingual naturalist guide with great knowledge in tropical forest biology and bird watching. One of the highlights at Napo Wildlife Centre is going out on a very early excursion to reach two of Ecuador's most accessible parrot clay licks. They are located within the lodge territory and can be reached by following the Giant Otter creek downstream in a dugout canoe. Species include: Mealy-, blue headed- and yellow crowned parrots, cobalt winged, dusky headed parakeets, orange cheeked parrot, scarlet shoulder parrot let and scarlet macaws. If the weather conditions are really good a minimum of at least 800 individuals of most species can be spotted (on rainy days less). You can choose to make this a ½ day or a full day excursion. There is a 15m/50ft tall observation tower on a 13m/42ft hill. High enough to get great views of possible troops of spider or howler monkeys passing by and immense tropical scenery. From here you can also observe a number of different bird species - the area holds over 560 species. The Napo Wildlife Centre has a large lake with two creeks that can be easily explored whilst quietly sitting in a dugout canoe paddled by expert guides eager to spot and show you wildlife. Thanks to the pristine habitat of the area other large species like woolly monkeys can be found as well as groups of giant otters. Creeks are densely vegetated with large trees overhead and calm flowing waters. No one knows exactly what waits in a flooded forest with anaconda or a gentle easy moving three toed sloth. Hikes along a variety of forest types are possible by visiting different trails. One can appreciate the tropical forest richness; discover new plants and colourful or well camouflaged insects. This is the territory where anything is possible – expect the unexpected! If you are lucky the largest mammals such as jaguar, puma, tapir, giant anteater and giant armadillo have been spotted in the area.

    Important: Itinerary can change because of weather or social conditions and some sights are not always accessible – Lipiko Tours cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.

    place Day 11. Rainforest - QuitoVisit rainforest half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel in Quito ------- directions_boatflightcheck ---------- | Canoe Añangu Lake - Añangu Creek ~2h00 / Transfer Port – Airport – Hotel / Flight Coca – Quito ~50mntranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included,Lunch dinner not included

    After an early breakfast we start our return to Coca. While you travel in the dugout canoe you will have the last opportunity to enjoy the colourful birds of the rainforest. After one hour you will arrive to the creek where you will take your motorized canoe in order to reach Coca from where you take the plane back to Quito. Upon arrival in Quito the rest of the day will be free.

    Important: Itinerary can change because of weather or social conditions and some sights are not always accessible – Lipiko Tours cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.

    place Day 12. Hacienda Zuleta Visit hacienda Zuleta today --- homecheck --- |Hotel in hacienda Zuleta ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- | Private tranfer to Hacienda Zuleta ~1h45translate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast and lunch included, dinner not included

    After breakfast your guide will be waiting for you in the hotel lobby and will drive you to Hacienda Zuleta, famous for its beautiful borderies and the production of cheese.

    place Day 13. Hacienda Zuleta - QuitoVisit hacienda Zuleta half day --- homecheck --- |Hotel in Quito ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- | Private transport for the visitstranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included Lunch, dinner not included

    After breakfast you have a full day of interesting activities in Hacienda Zuleta. First you can admire the wonderful organic garden where you can learn about permaculture and discover the origin of the ingredients used for your lunch. Within three hectares they grow seventeen different kinds of vegetables, five different kinds of fruit, several herbs, spices and medical plants. You can hike to Condor Huasi, the condor rehabilitation project, located about 5 km from the house in a valley surrounded by native forest. At Condor Huasi, the only reproduction and liberation site licensed by the governmental condor protection agency in Ecuador, you will be able to observe the eight condors that are in captivity and with some luck you might see wild condors flying above you or even landing on the aviary. On route you will have the opportunity to see the largest and best-preserved archaeological sites of the ancient Caranqui culture. There are 132 small earth mounds dating as far back as 700 A.D. and five large square truncated pyramids from 1200 A.D located in this property. You return to the hacienda for lunch and in the afternoon, you can visit the different projects of this hacienda like the embroidery workshop, the cheese production, milk shed, worm farm and others. Late afternoon you will return to Quito where the evening is free.

    Important: Itinerary can change because of weather or social conditions and some sights are not always accessible – Lipiko Tours cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.

    place Day 14. Quito DepartureNo visit today --- homecheck --- |Departure ---------- directions_carcheck ---------- | Transport Hotel - Airporttranslate ESG ---- |English Speaking Guide-- restaurantcheck -- |Breakfast included at the hotel depending on your time of departure. If you must leave the hotel before breakfast is served at the hotel (normally at 07h00) breakfast is not included

    According to your time of departure* you are transferred from the hotel to the airport in Lima. For international flights it is recommended to arrive at the airport 3 hours before scheduled departure. End of our services.

    Important: Itinerary can change because of weather or social conditions and some sights are not always accessible – Lipiko Tours cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.

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