Biking Tour in Ecuador 2021

Quito-Nono Tandayapa –Hakuna Matata-Baños-Cotopaxi – Papallacta

8 DAYS/ 7 NIGHTS


HOTELS

1 PAX

2 PAX

3-5 PAX

6-10 PAX

NET RATE PER PERSON USD

$

3.645

$

2.685

$

2.631

$

2.175

Day 1, Quito (International Arrival)
Upon arrival to Quito’s Mariscal Sucre Airport, you will be greeted by our helpful guide. The guide will serve as a translator, help with luggage, and assist with the car transfer to your hotel. Accommodations: Illa Hotel or similar. B/-/-
Day 2, Tour Nono Tandayapa (down hill)
After an early breakfast, the tour will depart Quito, heading northwest towards Mindo on the Nono-Tandayapa Highway, nestled in the cloud forest and abundant in species of plants, birds, butterflies, reptiles, mammals, and waterfalls. We will see some of this unique flora and fauna in this magnificent piece of heaven. We reach the highest point on this trip (3.000 mts). At this point, we switch to our mountain bikes and start to descend. We’ll pass the quaint village of Nono. Watch the vegetation change from paramo to cloud forest to low montane forest as you whiz down the mountain until reaching the small bearding paradise of Tandayapa. Keep one eye on the road and the other toward the sky: there’s a good chance to see parrots, hummingbirds, toucans and caciques. Picnic lunch. Afterwards we will let you end the biking tour through desert like areas until we reach the Equatorial Line Monument. Drive back to Quito.Altitudes: 3000-1800m (10000-6000 ft) WHAT TO BRING • Sport shoes or Hiking boots • Wind and rainproof jacket • Baseball cap Clothing –should be comfortable and for different types of weather, (it might get cold up there). • Sun cream high factor • Sunglasses DIFFICULTY: Easy Accommodations: Illa Hotel or similar. B/BL/-
Day 3, Amazon Tour / Hakuna Matata 3d/2n
After breakfast you will be met by our guide who will take you to Hakuna Matata in Napo Province, this private hacienda has approximately 150 ha is the perfect place to enjoy to the fullest a never-ending series of activities, which this area lends itself to more than any other. Arrival to Hakuna Matata, the staff will help you carrying your luggage. Also they will provide a complementary welcome drink and lunch in the famous Pangaea Restaurant. The first excursion will be organized in the afternoon, as fast as they want and they will be ready, you have the 3 options for activities, which we are glad to detail for you: a) NATURE WALK WITH GUIDE b) HORSEBACK RIDING WITH GUIDE (S) c) ECUADOR CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL Dinner in Pangaea Restaurant. Accommodation in a 2-person cabaña supreme with private toilet and hot shower. B/L/D OPTIONAL ACTIVITY IN HAKUNA MATATA  River Rafting With advance notice it is possible to arrange a full day of river rafting, either on the upper Jatunyacu river . Rafting trips are not operated by Hakuna Matata, they will contract the activity with a local operator and led by experienced bilingual guides with top-of-the-line equipment . PLEASE NOTE: The rafting price must to be paid in cash directly in the Lodge
Day 4, Hakuna Matata
Full breakfast in Pangaea Restaurant. Rainforest hike and visit to the Amazonico or similar full day excursion Visit to local communities & butterfly farm, etc. Picnic Lunch. Dinner in Pangaea Restaurant. Accommodation in a 2-person cabaña supreme with private toilet and hot shower. B/L/D
Day 5, Baños Biking excursion
After an early morning breakfast, the tour will continue to Baños town, where we will arrive to the respective hotel and after an optional lunch, we will down biking to do waterfalls tour. The downhill bike run from Baños to Puyo is the most popular biking excursion in Ecuador. The descent takes place on a scenic route along the Pastaza valley with many tourist attractions. It is also known as the Route of the Falls because of the many waterfalls along the way. It is an easy run, which can be enjoyed by anybody in fair physical shape. Here you will have a night at leisure to enjoy as you please. WHAT TO BRING • Sport shoes or Hiking boots • Wind and rainproof jacket • Baseball cap Clothing –should be comfortable and for different types of weather, (it might get cold up there). • Sun cream high factor • Sunglasses DIFFICULTY: Moderate Accommodations: Sangay Hotel or similar. B/BL/-
Day 6, Cotopaxi Biking Tour
We will depart from Baños heading north through the famous “Avenue of the Volcanoes” for enjoying spectacular view of different volcanoes. The bike adventure on the world’s highest active volcano begins to drive through paramo landscape to highest point at 3.700 m. Packed lunch while keeping an eye towards the sky – you might see a condor! In the afternoon bike on dirt roads and single track down from Lake Limpiopungo through pine forest. Altitudes: 4500-3200 m. (15000-10600 ft.) WHAT TO BRING • Sport shoes and /or Hiking boots • Wind and rainproof jacket, Baseball cap • Warm clothing in layers, which should be comfortable and for different types of weather, (it might get very cold up there). • Sun cream high factor, Sunglasses Accommodations: Papallacta Hotel or similar. B/BL/-
Day 7, Papallacta
The first part of the trip starts high up in the paramo – the Ecuadorian equivalent of the arctic tundra – and ends in low montane cloud forest at the edge of the Amazon basin. Once we reach our first destination, we throw our bikes on the jeep’s roof and drive back up the pass to the Papallacta hot springs amid a breathtaking setting for a soothing swim in the natural thermal pool. If the day is clear, views of Antisana Volcano will bedazzle. After lunch we drive over the Papallacta pass at 4200m and remount our iron horses for the two thousand meter (over 6000ft.) whiz downward to Tumbaco valley just outside of Quito. WHAT TO BRING • Sport shoes Wind and rainproof jacket Baseball cap Clothing –should be comfortable and for different types of weather, (it might get very cold up there). • Sun cream high factor • Sunglasses • Mosquito repellent • Bathing suit Towel DIFFICULTY: Moderate Accommodations: Illa Hotel or similar. B/BL/-
Day 8, Quito
Today after breakfast you will be met by your guide and taken to Quito Airport in time for your international flight back home or extension to volunteer program. B/-/- *
INCLUDED:
- English speaking guide + private transportation - Tours and airport transfers as listed on the program - Hotel accommodations as listed on the program subject to availability - Meals as listed B: breakfast. L: lunch, BL: box lunch and D: dinner.
FOR BIKING:
- Fully equipped 4x4 back up vehicle - Mountain bikes with v-brakes and front suspension - Protective gear (helmet & gloves) - Purific Water
NOT INCLUDED:
- Personal expenses and tips - Alcoholic drinks - Items not specified * Prices subject to change without prior notice

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  • Booking Code: Biking Tour in Ecuador 2021
  • Availability: Available for Booking
  • Total: $2,685.00