7 Day Ecuador - Cycling And Haciendas

7 DAY ECUADOR - CYCLING AND HACIENDAS
7 DAY ECUADOR - CYCLING AND HACIENDAS
7 DAY ECUADOR - CYCLING AND HACIENDAS
7 DAY ECUADOR - CYCLING AND HACIENDAS
7 DAY ECUADOR - CYCLING AND HACIENDAS
7 DAY ECUADOR - CYCLING AND HACIENDAS
7 DAY ECUADOR - CYCLING AND HACIENDAS
7 DAY ECUADOR - CYCLING AND HACIENDAS
7 DAY ECUADOR - CYCLING AND HACIENDAS
7 DAY ECUADOR - CYCLING AND HACIENDAS

7 Day Ecuador - Cycling And Haciendas

Duration

7 Days / 6 Nights

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Activity Level

Activity Level

High

Wildlife expectation

Physical Difficulty

Wildlife expectation

Cultural rating

Wildlife expectation

Wildlife expectation

Specialist

Travel specialist

Claire
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Enjoy the most spectacular cycling adventure in Ecuador! Bike through the Andean mountains and green, lush tropical rainforests and marvel at picturesque landscapes of active volcanos, craters, lakes, diverse wildlife and remote villages with indigenous cultures. This incredible 7 day tour allows you to discover your adventurous side and trek across the heart of Ecuador for an unforgettable adventure.

Special features of our 10 day Action-Packed Galapagos Adventure: 

Type of Tourism:  Nature, Biodiversity, Adventure

Places to Visit:  Quito, Otavalo, Cotopaxi, Papallacta, Pululahua.

Duration:  7 Days and 6 Nights. 

Type of Service: group tours. 

Accommodation:  3 star hotels at every destination that you will visit. These hotels had been carefully chosen and we can guarantee that you will feel comfortable and your every need catered for! 

DAY BY DAY SCHEDULE

Today is arrival day to Quito, the capital of Ecuador. This well preserved colonial city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. The city is located on the equator in a valley at the foothills of the Pichincha volcano. You can spend your day exploring the old town of Quito and the surrounding area if you arrive early. In the evening, the guide will meet you at the hotel’s lobby for a welcome briefing at 6 pm. We will discuss the details and questions you may have abou...

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    After breakfast, we will head south to The Avenue of Volcanos. Along the way, we can appreciate spectacular views of volcanos such as the Cayambe, Antisana, Pichincha, Ilinizas, Pasochoa, and Corazon. Once we enter the park, we will drive along the high alpine line where we will learn all about the flora and fauna of the Paramo ecosystem. We will cross a pine forest along the way and hopefully, we can spot a whitetail deer. We will begin this incredible bike ride starting at 4000 metr...

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      After breakfast, we will drive to the western part of the Ecuadorian Andes, to the Guango Hummingbird Reserve. We will be able to appreciate more than 20 species of these stunning birds while enjoying a cup of Ecuadorian coffee. We will then head to the Papallacta resort, where we will spend the evening. In the afternoon we will go for a hike in the nearby cloud forest in search of orchids, bromeliads and a variety of other plant species, as well as the native birds such as tanagers, ...

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        Today we will head out in the Andes to the ecological reserve of Cayambe Coca. This remote reserve is barely touched by humans and in stunningly pristine surroundings. As we descend from 4000 metres to 2743 metres, we can enjoy the spectacular views over Andean plains appreciating colourful flowers and grassland, with occasional deer and rabbits. This park is home of the great Spectacled Bear the only bear species in South America. The local Andean people depend on agriculture, farmin...

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          After breakfast, we will head to the biking trailhead. We can appreciate the stunning Imbabura Volcano and experience the great views of the San Pablo Lake and the small indigenous villages along the way. During the trip, we will stop off to visit a weaver’s workshop and learn how they make their tapestries. The afternoon is for you to explore the Otavalo Indigenous Market. Here you will find the best souvenirs for the best prices, and most importantly most of the products are m...

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            Today we will head south to the town of Tabacundo,  to see the rose shops. Most of the people in this town are economically dependent on the rose farms and are one of the top 5 largest exports of Ecuador. We will then continue to the dry valley of Guayllabamba and stop for a local fruit tasting to enjoy fruits like chirimoya. 

            We will begin our biking in the village of Yunguilla and we will follow a dirt road into the cloud forest to arrive at the Pululahua Crater. A...

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              Today is the final day of this spectacular biking tour.  We will collect you from the hotel to head to the airport for your flight back home or to your next exciting destination!


                WHAT'S INCLUDED

                • Transportation: private and comfortable land transportation.
                • Accommodation based in double occupancy:  5* hotel in Quito, 1 night in Papallacta Resort, 3 nights in Colonial Haciendas.
                • Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 2 lunches & 1 dinner
                • Activities: Biking in Cotopaxi NP, Biking in Cayambe Coca ER, Biking to Otavalo, Biking into Pululahua Crater, Hiking in Papallacta, Soaking in volcanic hot springs.
                • Gear: Trek X caliber, 29 inches wheels, rock shock suspension, hydraulic brakes, Bontrager helmets.
                • Trip Leader: Certified expert English-speaking Adventure Trip Leader and local guides.

                WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

                • My Own Room supplement - estimated budget USD $415.
                • Airport transfers to/from Quito airport.
                • Travel insurance (mandatory).
                • Required immunizations (mandatory).
                • Meals not described in the itinerary- estimated budget USD $120.
                • International flights.
                • Personal expenses.
                • Tips for guides and drivers - estimated budget USD $100.

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