Quito to Lima: Surf Towns & Hot Springs

Resort: Quito to Lima: Surf Towns & Hot Springs
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: Ecuador
Price From: £781.15

Over View

Discover the best of Ecuador and Peru as you explore the Andes, Amazon, and Pacific coast on this 15-day adventure from Lima to Quito. Explore pre-Inca ruins, walk the colonial streets, and get an introduction to the Amazon and its people with time in a jungle community. Tear it up on mountain bikes, raft wild rivers, catch big waves, and get your adrenaline pumping on exciting optional excursions. Youll have plenty of free time to explore these remarkable countries on your own and create the ultimate adventure.

Itineraries

Day 1
Quito

Arrive at any time. Tonight, get to know your fellow travellers over a few drinks at a downtown bar. Say cheers with a local craft beer and get excited for the adventure of a lifetime.

Day 2
QuitoTena

Travel overland to the jungle city of Tena, located on the edge of the Amazon. Hop into the back of a pickup truck and head to the local community of Pimpilala where you will stay in rustic wooden huts. Enjoy the hospitality of a Quichua family and experience life in the jungle first-hand.

Day 3
Tena

Venture out on nature walks and become immersed in the jungle around you. Learn about uses of traditional plants, and the cultural beliefs and local traditions in the Amazon jungle. You can also choose to go whitewater rafting, or take a tour of an animal rescue and rehabilitation centre.

Day 4
Tena

Wake up and cycle to the nearby community of Shandia and discover the beauty of the Amazon with a member of the community as your guide. Learn about traditional uses of cacao by watching a chocolate-making demonstration, eat meals made of fresh local ingredients, and stay at the G Adventures-supported community lodge.

Day 5
TenaBaos

Travel to Baos and get your adrenaline pumping. Try out horseback riding, canyoning, hiking, mountain biking, or rafting in the surrounding mountains.

Day 6
Baos

The day is yours to explore what Baos has to offer. Check out the swing at the end of the world or relax in nearby hot springs.

Day 7
BaosCuenca

Soak up the scenic views en route to the town of Cuenca, Ecuador’s third largest town. Explore art galleries, museums, and admire its colonial architecture. Visit national parks, take walks in the breathtaking countryside, or check out the country’s only Inca ruin site.

Day 8
Cuenca

Choose your own adventure today. Wander through charming cobbled streets to discover the sights and sounds of Cuenca. From colourful homes with red-tiled roofs, to flower markets and picturesque plazas, the photo ops are endless in this town. (Prepare to have your camera roll filled with Cuenca!) Later, catch some z’s on an overnight bus to Mancora.

Day 9
Mncora

Wake up in the seaside town of Mancora, a village populated by fishermen and surfers. Chill out and breathe in the salty air.

Day 10
Mncora

A lazy beach day is just what the doctor ordered. Unless you want to go horseback riding, or take a surf lesson. Totally up to you as you enjoy a free day in Mancora.

Day 11
MncoraTrujillo

Didn’t get to do everything you wanted yesterday? No worries more time in Mancora today. Later, relax and get some sleep on an overnight bus to Trujillo.

Day 12
Trujillo

Bienvenidos a Trujillo! You can visit the impressive Chan Chan sandstone archaeological site today, snap a photo at the yellow colonial church, or head to Huanchaco for some more beach time.

Day 13
TrujilloLima

Enjoy another full day in Trujillo before boarding a night bus to Lima.

Day 14
Lima

Day 15
Lima

Depart at any time.

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