Tour: 7-Day Ecuador Tour
- Experience the culture and wildlife of the Amazon
- Stay at a traditional Ecuadorian Hacienda
- Chagra-style Horseback Riding in the Andes
- Explore adventure-town Banos
- Downhill biking in Cotopaxi National Park, near Cotopaxi Volcano
- Hiking and climbing up waterfalls
- Enjoy the natural hot springs in Papallacta
Ecuador is a compact country that packs a big punch when it comes to adventure tourism. With magnificent scenery and incredibly varied terrain, this friendly country is still a bit of a secret as there are never any crowds in the places we go.
During this tour we hike and bike around Cotopaxi volcano, explore cloud forests in search of waterfalls and hummingbirds, soak in some natural hot springs and hang out in Ecuadors best adventure town - Banos!
If that sounds fun, how about some traditional Ecuadorian experiences like riding horses "chagra" style while staying in a family-run Hacienda in the Andes? Being right on the equator means it can get quite hot in Ecuador too, so we will set out on a waterfall hike, where we actually climb up the waterfalls, doing some reverse canyoning.
All the while we'll be stopping to sample some local fruits and drinks like maracuya, guanabana, granadilla, uvilla, canelazo or morocho; and cuisines like fritada de chancho, humitas, llapingacho, ceviche and cuye! Don't forget to leave room for some chocolate now and then too, as Ecuador produces the world's best chocolate!
You can expect everything from humid, lush tropics to snow-capped mountains on this short adventure. Since this tour starts and ends in Quito, be sure to add a couple of extra days for exploring nearby attractions, and to help you acclimatize at the start. This trip also combines perfectly with our Galapagos adventures, if you want to experience all of Ecuador!