What makes this trip special?
The kingdom of Quito
Quito - old city
Thermal pools amongst the mountains
Action in the jungle
Cotococha Jungle Lodge
Ecuador's adventure playground
Outdoor action amongst an active volcano
Cotopaxi National Park
- Day Overnight
Cotococha Amazon Lodge
Cotococha Amazon Lodge
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Day-by-day itinerary for 'Ecuador Adventures'
Guide prices for 'Ecuador Adventures'
||2 people sharing
Prices are per person and include:
- all travel in Ecuador
- all accommodation
- meals as indicated B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner
- all excursions as described
Prices do not include:
- international flights
- travel insurance
- airport and departure taxes
- items of a personal nature such as drinks, tips, laundry, etc
- any optional excursions you may buy locally
Customer reviews for
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(a little or a lot) to suit the individual traveller.
Galapagos - absolutely amazing and fantastic. Cotopaxi volcano was beautiful. Rafting in the Amazon was great fun.
Impossible choice! Mindo? Galapagos? Everything was good.
Every aspect of the Napo/Amazon; incredible wildlife of Galapagos.
Seasonal information for 'Ecuador Adventures'
Hotels for 'Ecuador Adventures'
Days 1 - 2
215 bed room local 4* hotel with all amenities inc. an outdoor swimming pool and fabulous views. In one direction these face over the cliff edge down upon Guapulo church in the valley below. In the other direction they look out over the city of Quito. Roof top restaurant. Casino.
Termas de Papallacta
Situated high on the paramos (moors) 40 minutes drive east from Quito this is a delightful lodge with outdoor thermal pools and spa. It has a total of 32 rooms dotted about in its garden, including 13 cabins which also have living rooms and fireplaces. Accommodation is about 300m from the main block which houses the restaurant and spa. Guests have thermal pools, never more than a few footsteps from their room. Here on a clear night it is lovely to slip into the warm water after dinner and admire the moonlit snowcapped summit of distant Antisana volcano. All rooms have private bathrooms and there are self-guided hiking trails on the paramos behind the hotel where there are opportunites to see hummingbirds. There are also much larger thermal pools which are open to the public which are very popular at weekends when day-trippers visit from Quito. Room prices are higher at weekends when the lodge is busiest so aim to stay mid-week.
Days 4 - 5
Cotococha Lodge is located in the upper Amazon basin overlooking the majestic Napo River. The lodge has 22 spacious wooden bungalows, which are scattered over 4 hectares of jungle. There is no electricity at the lodge. In the evenings light is provided by oil lamps, which illuminate the paths and bungalows. There is a swimming pool and jacuzzi.
Days 6 - 7
Hacienda Leito is a family-run hacienda located in the small village of Patate in the heart of the Andes. There are 24 standard rooms and 4 family suites (with fireplaces) and facilities include a bar, restaurant, living area, spa, indoor swimming pool and sauna and gardens.
Days 8 - 9
isolated behind Cotopaxi
Hacienda El Porvenir is a characterful adobe and thatch building set in extensive grounds at high elevation in the foothills of the Rumiñahui volcano, behind Cotopaxi. There are a choice of bedrooms style. Some are en-suite. The restaurant serves local Ecuadorian food. There are a wide variety of active and adventure excursions available at additional cost such as helping out on the farm, horse-riding, hiking and mountain biking.
Nu House Hotel, Quito
on Plaza Foch Mariscal
Nü House Hotel has a prime location on Plaza Foch in the trendy heart of Quito's vibrant tourist and entertainment district, La Mariscal. There are lots of restaurants, bars, lounges and discos all about. Here the cool youths of Quito come to be seen in the pavement cafes. The hotel has smart modern boutique style rooms incorpora, stone, glass and steel. Amenities include 32" LCD flat panel cable TV, telephone, high speed internet, digital secure box, minibar, hairdryer.
Notes: Excellent value for money but perhaps best avoided on Fri and Sat nights as despite double glazing street noise from the plaza below can be heard until late (or bring ear plugs). We stayed on a wet Monday night and had our best nights sleep in Ecuador.