Reach new highs on this 14-day adventure through Ecuador that takes you from highlands to beaches and the Amazon jungle. See wildlife that rivals the Galpagos on Isla del Plata, choose your own adventure with thrilling activities in Baos, and learn about local life in the Ecuadorian Amazon by staying in a small village with a Quichua family. Ecuador is a multifaceted country and this itinerary gives you the opportunity to take in as many of its rich, fascinating perspectives as you can in two weeks.
Arrive at any time.
Take an early morning flight to Manta. Located on Ecuador’s central coast, Manta is port city known for its fishing industry. Get familiarized with this bustling city with a guided tour of the Cancebi Museum and Tagua workshop, and a visit to Montecristi.
Travel to Puerto Lopez. On the way, visit the Agua Blanca Community. Hike, check out the museum and take a mud bath. Enjoy lunch in the community before continuing to Puerto Lopez. Enjoy free time on arrival.
Embark on a day-trip to Isla del Plata, home to a variety of seabirds including blue-footed boobies and fantastic snorkelling that rivals the Galpagos.
Enjoy free time to explore. Optional activities include hiking in Machalilla National Park, relaxing on white-sand beaches, or whale- watching (when in season).
Transfer to Guayaquil and fly back to Quito. The rest of the day is free to explore on your own. Options include taking a city tour, riding the cable car up the nearby volcano, or relaxing in one of the city’s many cafs and restaurants. This evening, opt to enjoy a night out on the town with the group.
Enjoy a free day to get out and explore the many sights Quito has to offer.
Travel to Baos and be spoiled for choice with optional outdoor activities like hiking, ziplining, and canyoning. Or, take it easy and relax in local hot springs.
Enjoy another free day to take full advantage of all the activities in this adventurous town.
Travel by bus into the Amazon Jungle. Spend two nights in rustic jungle huts in a local Quichua community. Enjoy nature walks and learn about local culture.
Enjoy a full day in the Amazon learning about local life in the jungle. Spend the night in rustic jungle huts in a Quichua community.
Cycle to the nearby community of Shandia and discover the beauty of the Amazon with a member of the community as your guide. Later, take a local bus to Papallacta and relax in the natural mineral hot pools with volcanic views.
Enjoy a relaxing morning at the hot springs before travelling back to Quito for free time to explore.
Depart at any time.