Ecuador Multi-Sport Adventure


Ecuador Multi-Sport Adventure


8 Days / 7 Nights

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Are you up for the challenge? Ecuador is blessed with unique climates and some of the most biodiverse geography in the world. On this tour we can head down the Avenue of Volcanos while hiking and biking on the slopes of the Andes. We can explore the impressive waterfall canyons and raft along the Jatunyacu River whose waters flow into the Amazon. Trek the rim of the Cuicocha Crater Lake and spend an evening relaxing in the volcanic hot springs of Papallacta. If you want an adventure where you can encounter truly unique experiences such as spending time with an Amazonian indigenous family or if you are blessed with an adventurous spirit, this tour is the perfect adventure vacation in Ecuador!

Special features of our 8 day Ecuador Multi-sport Adventure: 

Type of Tourism:  Nature, Biodiversity, Adventure, Outdoor sports.

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

Duration:  8 Days and 7 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! 


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 about the tour. This first day is a good acclimatizati...

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    Today, we will head south from Quito, along the spectacular Avenue of Volcanoes, through the brightly coloured Andean fields. On arrival at the Cotopaxi National Park, we will head out on a hike around the Limpiopungo lagoon, with the stunning backdrop of the Rumiñahui volcano. We will also have spectacular views of Cotopaxi, the highest active volcano in the world. In the afternoon we continue on to the Llanganates National Park, also known as the sacred mountain, to the town of Baños, Baños is the gateway to th...

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      After breakfast, we will head across country by mountain bike from the Llanganates National Park to the Pastaza River Canyon, enjoying the stunning and unique cloud forest climate. We will pass through some Andean farmlands and a spectacular canyon containing a number of waterfalls. As we descend into the jungle, we can appreciate a picturesque view of Baños, and the active Tungurahua volcano. This spectacular volcano is the main attraction of area as it continues to spew ashes and light up the nighttime sky. In the afternoon ...

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        Today, we will head out on the road of the waterfalls. The first stop will be at the Bride´s Veil waterfall, where we will take the Tarabita cable car to cross the Pastaza River. We will then hike down to the Pailon del Diablo waterfall, the second-highest waterfall in Ecuador. Next we will head deeper into the jungle inside the Llanganates National Park. The name “Llanganates” comes from “beautiful mountain” in the local native language. This is where the Incas hid their gold and treasures, where many e...

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          After a hearty breakfast, we will paddle the wild waves of the Jatunyacu River. This stunning river will reveal the magic of the Amazon rain forest, leaving you awe-inspired. We will head out on our class III rafting expedition down the Jatunyacu River, renowned for its clear waters and rapids. We can explore one of the canyons with some fun and games along the way. At the end of the trip, we will enjoy a picnic in the rainforest, before we finish the adventure with a drive back up to the mountains, stopping at the hummingbird sanctu...

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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 is found in stunningly pristine surroundings. As we descend from 4000 metres to 2743 metres, we can enjoy the spectacular views over Andean plains appreciate 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, farming products such as potatoes, corn, broad be...

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              Today we will hike along the Cuicocha Crater Lake's shores, admitting the stunning scenery and flora and fauna. We will then take a boat ride to the middle of the crater to observe the activity of this volcano, watching bubbles rising up from the centre.  We will then head back to the capital once more to celebrate the final evening of this incredible tour.

                Depending on your departure time, our driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the airport, for your flight home or on to your next exciting destination.

                  WHAT'S INCLUDED

                  • Activities: 3 hours hiking in Cotopaxi National Park in the Andes, 3 hours biking in the Llanganates National Park, 4 hours white-water rafting on Jatunyacu River in the Amazon rainforest, 3 hours canyoning at Pimpilala waterfalls, bird watching and hiking exploration in the cloud forest, soaking in Papallacta hot springs, 5 hours trekking the loop of Cuicocha Crater Lake, share time with local indigenous people in the Amazon, making chocolate, salsa lesson.
                  • Accommodation based in double occupancy: 5* hotel in Quito, 3 star hotel in Baños, home stay in the Amazon, 4 star Spa Resort in Papallacta, Colonial Hacienda in Imbabura.
                  • Transportation: Private and comfortable land transportation.
                  • Meals: 6 breakfast, 4 lunch, 2 dinners.
                  • Trekking or Hiking: Black Diamond trekking sticks
                  • Biking: Trek X Caliber MTB (hydraulic disc brakes, front Rock Shock suspension), Bontrager helmets, full finger gloves.
                  • Canyoning: rubber boots, ropes, harnesses.
                  • Rafting: Aire and NRS 7-people- rafts, NRS life jackets, NRS paddles, splash jackets.
                  • Trip Leader: Certified expert English-speaking adventure trip leader and local guides.

                  WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

                  • International flights
                  • My own room supplement - estimated budget $415 USD.
                  • Airport transfers.
                  • Travel insurance (mandatory).
                  • Meals not described in the itinerary - estimated budget $120 USD
                  • Tips for guides, drivers and hotels. - estimated budget $150 USD

                  Trip Preparation & FAQS

                  You can check our safety protocols in the following link:

                  We do not include travel or health insurance and we strongly recommend a comprehensive travel insurance for any unexpected circumstances. This is not obligatory, however. An full travel insurance policy that covers cancellations and delays as well as medical insurance.

                  We suggest that you speak with your doctor to ensure that you are up-to-date with the recommended vaccinations when traveling to the destination. In any case, a negative Coronavirus Molecular Test (PCR) is needed to enter the country.

                  We suggest that you speak with your doctor to ensure what medications you will need to bring to the destination. Pharmacies and drugstores are common in all cities, however, it is not certain that you will be able to find a specific drug that you can find in your country of origin.

                  As in any city in the world, there can be pickpockets in crowded places. We suggest being vigilant at all times, but if you are in a group you will always be safer.

                  We do not include the cost of any domestic or international flight in any of our programs. These services must be booked independently by each guest.

                  Yes, hotels will charge the cost of a double room as standard, so a single supplement will be charged if you are traveling alone.

                  VA Expeditions is supported by Valencia Travel, a company with more than 12 years of foundation with a solid financial position. We have insurance from the insurance company La Positiva, that supports us and protects our guests from any eventuality at the destination, covering our guests for more than 5 million US dollars.

                  Each trip is customizable, but there may be additional restrictions and expenses in each case. We suggest contacting your sales representative for more information.

                  Yes, in addition to multi-day programs, we offer half-day experiences and excursions without overnight, which you can purchase as additional services. In case you wish to purchase one of these services, you can ask your guide, the transfer representative or your sales representative to provide you with the support you need.

                  Yes, you can add additional or optional services to your regular tour. We appreciate contacting your sales representative for any changes you wish to make.

                  Yes, you can travel with children and we have many activities to do as a family, however, depending on your itinerary, some experiences can be a bit demanding for young children. As a recommendation, we suggest that you ask your sales consultant if the tour you wish to book is suitable for children.

                  We work with a maximum group size of 12 passengers for sustainability reasons and a more personaized experience.

                  We suggest making your reservations at least one month before your trip in order to reserve the best hotels, transportation and services for your travel dates, however, in last minute cases, we can reserve up to 15 days in advance.

                  We suggest consulting with your embassy to review any documents, tests or special visa you need for your trip.

                  The official currency in Ecuador is the United States dollar (USD). In large cities there is a good chance that you will find ATMs or ATMs, however, we suggest that you do not rely entirely on this solution, as it may not be enabled to work with your bank.

                  Yes, we cater for all special dietary requirements. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any allergies or special dietary needs.

                  As a sustainable travel company, we are in constant search of how we can improve the sustainability of our operations, that is why we carry out the following activities to generate a fair and sustainable development in our areas of operation: "Women & Weaving - Sacha Warmi" project to support women from an indigenous community in the Ecuadorian Andes and Pan Animalia

                  a project to improve the quality of life of stray dogs in Galapagos Islands.

                  Tips are not included in the cost of the tour. You should plan to tip 10% in restaurants and for your guided services, however, tipping is never required.

                  Cultural norms vary within each Latin American country, even within each city within the country, however, we recommend the following measures to have a pleasant visit in each destination: Latin American culture in general tends to be closer and more informal than in others cultures, so there is usually always a friendly approach in all conversations, and going directly to the point could be considered offensive to some people. Personal space can be much shorter as well, but without being interpreted as sexual in nature. 

                  The schedules are also usually more relaxed and informal, however, this is not the case of VA EXPEDITIONS, since we will always respect the hours indicated in your itinerary. This may be different for other appointments that you can book on your own at other locations.

                  This depends on each itinerary, and will be indicated in the detail of the day. However, our itineraries always usually include free times to offer more flexibility to our guests. 

                  For any emergency, we appreciate contacting the following number: +593 2 255 8805

                  At VA Expeditions we believe that every action we take should generate a positive impact on the communities and the environment of our entire production chain, which is why we carry out various activities focused on this objective. For an example of our sustainable projects, visit:

                  All our guests have 24/7 support for any type of emergency or eventuality. For emergencies you can contact the following number: +593 2 255 8805. For general inquiries, you can write to us at the following email: 

                  This depends on each itinerary, but generally is a ratio of one guide for every nine guests.

                  This depends on the type of the type of Travel insurance that the passenger has. We recommend that you have a comprehensive travel insurance policy for better care and hospital facilities.

                  The tours are carried out by an expert team that has determined the optimal times of visits to make the most of our guests' time, without rushing. All our programs are customizable, so if at any time at the destination you want to adjust the pace of the trip, you can ask your guide to reach a consensus with the whole group in case you need to make adjustments to the pace of the trip.

                  Each trip is customizable, but there may be additional restrictions and expenses in each case. We suggest contacting your sales representative for more information.

                  Yes, you can safely store any luggage at your  hotel.

                  For city tours, there are public bathrooms available, in remote destinations bathroom facilities are more sparse.

                  In the mountains and remote places there is no Internet connection. Hotels and public places usually have WIFI available.

                  In cities and tourist centers you will have good telephone reception. In remote areas, there may be no cell phone reception.

                  It depends on each itinerary. We suggest contacting your account representative to give you specific information regarding your  program.

                  The tap water in Ecuador is not always friendly on the stomach for those who haven't been in Latin America for a while. There is purified water in each of the accommodations which you can use to fill up each morning, so be sure to pack a reusable water bottle or two. There will also be water in the transportation.

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