9 Days in Ecuador
Ecuador is a stunning country that offers visitors a unique mix of natural wonders, rich culture, and adventure. In just 9 days, you can experience the best that Ecuador has to offer.
Start your journey in Quito, the country’s capital, and explore the historic old town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. From there, head to the middle of the world, where you can straddle the equator and visit the Intiñan Museum.
Next, travel to the lush Amazon rainforest to spot wildlife and learn about indigenous cultures. Take a canoe ride down the Napo River and hike through the jungle to see exotic plants and animals.
Continue your adventure by visiting the stunning Cotopaxi National Park, home to the Cotopaxi Volcano, one of the highest active volcanoes in the world. Take a hike to the volcano’s base or mountain bike through the park’s rugged terrain.
With so much to see and do, 9 days in Ecuador is the perfect introduction to this incredible country.
- Quito City tour, Teleferico, and Middle of the World
- Cotopaxi National Park, basecamp José Rivas, and Limpiopungo Lagoon
- Quilotoa lake
- Treehouse and the Swing of the End of the World, Devil’s Cauldron waterfall
- Upper part of the Amazon, Casa del Suizo in Tena
- Papallacta hot springs
- Otavalo Market
1 DAY: City tour and Middle of the World
San Francisco de Quito, the capital of Ecuador, founded in the 16th century, with an altitude of 2,850 m (9,350 ft), is the second highest capital after the city of La Paz, in Bolivia, with its best-preserved Historic Center in America America.
A city that rises up surrounded by mountains and volcanoes. Discover its exuberant architecture in Andalusian-style streets, churches, balconies, facades and squares, architecture introduced with the arrival of the Spanish in 1535, which is why, for many other reasons, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978 .
2 DAY: Cotopaxi National Park
The Province of Cotopaxi is located in the Sierra or inter-Andean region, named after the second highest and most active volcano in the country with 5897 m (19,347 ft) so we will find temperatures ranging between 15 º C (59 º F) and 4 º C (39.2 º F).
Located in the province of Cotopaxi, 60 km from the city of Quito, this place is ideal for hiking or a cozy walk enjoying nature. We will ascend to the José Rivas Refuge located at 4864 m (15,958 ft) of the Cotopaxi volcano, we will also enjoy a walk through the Limpiopungo Lagoon.
3 DAY: Quilotoa Lake
Located in the Cotopaxi Province, It's two and a half hours from Cotopaxi National Park, the lagoon is in the caldera of a dormant volcano with 3.6 km in diameter and 240 m (787.4 ft) deep, It has emerald green water similar to the mirror so it is an ideal attraction for stunning photographs, You can enjoy a walk or horseback riding down to the lagoon and at the end enjoy a boat ride or kayaking.
4 DAY: Devil´s Cauldron waterfall and Swin of the end fo the wolrd in Baños
Baños de Agua Santa or Piece of Heaven isa city located at the foot of the active volcano Tungurahua at 1820 m (5.971tf.), Baños is a city with impressive natural and cultural attractions to visit, plus it also offers a whole day of adventures as it is one of the main cities of Ecuador to enjoy extreme sports.
In Baños we will enjoy its impressive crystalline waterfalls such as: Manto de la Novia or Pailon del Diablo through hiking or climbing on a tarabita, a visit to the Guayaba candy factory and a city tour of the city.
5 DAY: Upper part of the Amazon, Trasnfer to Casa del Suizo
Located at 133 km from the center of Baños and on the Napo River It is an ideal place to coexist with the Amazon Rainforest. It is perfect to connect with the wildlife that offers us the jungle and the surrounding landscapes.
The road ends at Punta Ahuano, a tiny port town on the north bank of the Napo River, where canoes await for a late-afternoon, 15-minute ride downstream to La Casa del Suizo. We arrive with time to get settled and enjoy the sunset from the swimming pool
6 DAY: Upper part of the Amazon, Casa del Suizo
15 minutes by boat upriver is the private reserve of Casa del Suizo with a
primary forest. Upon reaching the beach, you will undertake a walk of approximately 100 meters toward the interior of the reserve to rest in a small native cabin.
Later, it will continue with a tour through the interior of the forest. This walk is a
a unique experience, since the visitor has to cross picturesque streams, go up and down
the mud roads under the natural umbrella of native trees and plants.
During this journey, the local guide, whose knowledge of the use of medicinal plants is
impressive, it will introduce you to the secrets of the tropical jungle. After the walk and with
With the help of the guide, you will build a local boat made of balsa wood and
You will return downriver to La Casa del Suizo in about half an hour.
Duration: 4 hours
What to bring: Long sleeves, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and swimwear.
You will never be that close to an ocelot or a tapir. AmaZoonico, a rescue sanctuary for animals amazónicos is a space run by volunteer guides who will tell you fascinating stories and, sometimes tragic stories, from downtown residents, from alligators to macaws who have struggled to readjust to nature after being sold on the black market. By visiting AmaZoonico, you are helping ensure the protection of these unique animals. Admission $5.00
Duration: 3 hours
7th Day: Upper part of the Amazon, Casa del Suizo
Anaconda Island and Quichua Community
On this visit, the passengers will be able to have the experience of knowing the agriculture of the place, traditional crops, and medicinal plants used by the natives since ancient times.
They will also be able to admire insects and birds.
The first thing you see is the ripple in the water before a pair of eyes appear on the screen.
darkness and stare at you. While you remain safe on a wooden jetty, in
Before long you will notice more and more pairs of eyes: the alligator family has arrived. up to 15
Individuals will come to meet you, from huge adults to weeks-old babies.
Duration: 2 hours
Entrance fee: $1.00 p/p
What to bring: Long sleeves, cap, sunscreen, repellent.
8 DAY: Papallacta hot Springs
On our way to Papallacta hot springs we´ll pass Puerto Misahualli on is a river port of the Amazon and has several tourist attractions to enjoy such as waterfalls, petroglyphs, caves, trails, giant ancient trees and wild animals. We will visit the Archidona market, where we will have direct contact with the Amazonian community. Finally, to finish this great adventure, we will enjoy hot springs and a spa in Papallacta which is a small town located in the Eastern Cordillera on the road to Quito at 3250 m (10662.73 ft.).
9 DAY: Otavalo Market
Discover the beauty of the culture and tradition of the Otavalos in a full-day tour knowing magical places. On this tour, you will be able to visit the indigenous market of Otavalo, one of the most colorful and famous in Latin America. Find handicrafts from Ecuador and unique souvenirs in the Plaza de Ponchos, buy typical ponchos from Otavalo, made entirely with lamb's wool, spun by hand and dyed with natural pigments, blue on one side and light colors and grid figures on the other; colors that, according to the tradition of the Otavalos, represent the duality of the universe, "the good and the bad"
Tarifa price based on 2 people
$2638 USD per person based 2 people