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FIND YOURSELF IN ECUADOR

Chilled Out Ecuador

Find Yourself in Ecuador

ZIP LINE THE ANDES, RAFT THE AMAZON AND EXPLORE CRATERS OF ACTIVE VOLCANOES!

Ecuador is the land of volcanoes, waterfalls, glaciers, beaches and the Amazon! It's The adventure destination with a capital T and if the natural beauty isn't enough, it's got the incredible culture, history and food to match. Our adventure in Ecuador includes trekking along volcano craters, rafting in the Amazon, ziplining across the hills and sleeping in guest houses deep in the jungle run by indigenous tribes. Coupled with great hotels, amazing food and spectacular scenery, this one's a no brainer for anyone seeking an adventure holiday in South America.

Multi Adventure

TRIP TYPE

Multi Adventure, Cultural Experience

Trip duration

DURATION

8 Days

Trip Destination

DESTINATION

Ecuador

ACCOMMODATIONS

Hotel

1

Raft into the Amazon across rapids that start in the high Andean mountains.

2

Trek to the foothills of active volcanoes surrounded by glaciers.

3

Zipline over deep gorges and incredible waterfalls.

Itinerary

An adventure holiday like no other. Epic Ecuador is for those of us who want the thrill and adrenaline of ziplining, rafting and bungee jumping but also want the comfort of carefully selected accomodation and food that makes this trip a feast for every one of our senses. Anyone can experience Epic Ecuador. All you have to do is say yes!

DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO QUITO

We’ll be received at Quito Airport and transferred to our hotel in the vibrant and colorful capital of Ecuador. Early arrivals will be able to explore the city center, a UNESCO world heritage site. Our first major event of the trip will be a dinner reception and team briefing in the evening after everyone has arrived.

DAY 2: TREKKING BETWEEN VOLCANOES AND LAKES

Our first full adventure day begins with a drive south on the pan American highway. The views from the road are spectacular with the possibility of seeing the volcanoes of Cayambe, Antisana, Pichincha, Illinizas, Pasochoa, and Corazon. This day is all about spectacular views and the hiking trail we picked is the cherry on top. We’ll be heading to the Limpiopungo lagoon 3800 m on the foothills of the Rumiñahui volcano. From here, we have the best views of Cotopaxi, the highest active volcano in the world. There is also the possibility to see wild horses, wild bulls, and a variety of native bird species. If the weather conditions permit, we will attempt to trek to the basecamp at 4876 m. The day will end with a drive to Isinlivi where we’ll be spending the night.

DAY 3: BIKING THROUGH THE CLOUD FOREST

After breakfast, we’ll head for an awesome day of cross-country mountain biking from the Llanganates National Park down to the Pastaza River Canyon. The route takes us through the beauty of the special cloud rainforest climate. We’ll also be passing through Andean farms and a great canyon with more waterfalls than we could count. As we descend from vistas of snowcapped volcanoes into the Amazon jungle, we’ll have a breath-taking view of Baños, a town well known for its spectacular location right at the foothills of the active Tungurahua volcano.

DAY 4: CANYONING IN THE AMAZON

It’s all about waterfalls today and the first stop is at the Bride´s Veil waterfall where we’ll take the Tarabita (cable car) to get across the Pastaza River. From there, we’ll hike down to the Pailon del Diablo waterfall, the second highest in Ecuador, gateway to the deep jungle inside the Llanganates National Park. Here, 600 years ago, it is said that the Incas hid their golden treasures. During a hike through the tropical rainforest, we’ll climb through several waterfall canyons. The night will be spent in a basic local jungle lodge with an indigenous family.

DAY 5: RAFTING IN THE AMAZON

The day kicks off with preparations to paddle the wild waves of the Jatunyacu River. The beauty of this river is indescribable. We are literally in the magic of the Amazon rainforest. Our rafting expedition will take us through incredible rapids, beautiful clear waters and the thrills of the Amazon like few others will ever experience. The journey ends with a picnic on the riverbank before we join our road transfer back up to the Andes. The night will be spent in Papallacta, home to volcanic hot springs that contrast perfectly with the cool Andes air.

DAY 6: OTAVALO MARKET

Our day begins with a hike to explore the nearby Cayambe Coca Ecological Reserve. The trail passes through the cloud forest and between some of the flora treasures of the region that includes colorful orchids. We’ll also have the unique opportunity of visiting the equatorial line where we can literally stand in two hemispheres of the planet at the same time! The highlight of the day is our visit to the Otavalo Indigenous Market where we’ll have the opportunity to learn more about the local culture and have some shopping time. The day ends in our Hacienda accommodation where a welcome cocktail awaits!

DAY 7: CUICOCHA CRATER LAKE – SACHA WARMI LOCAL COMMUNITY PROJECT

Ever thought you’d ride a boat inside the crater of an active volcano? That’s what we’ll be doing on our last full adventure day. After breakfast, we’ll take a very short drive to the Cotacachi Cayapas Ecological Reserve. From there we’ll follow the trekking trail around the crater rim before descending into the crater lake to take a boat ride to the volcano’s center. At the center, we’ll be able to observe live volcanic activity! Lunch will be hosted in a small village called Pijal, home to a sustainability project called Sacha Warmikuma (women from the mountain) that are supported by LHO and our partners. After lunch, we’ll make the drive back to Quito for our farewell dinner.

DAY 8: DEPARTURE DAY

Our last day together will be dedicated to airport transfers. Breakfast is included on this day.

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THIS TRIP

  • LHO Original Photography
  • Pre-Adventure Guide
  • Airport Pick-Up & Drop-Off
  • All Internal Transfers/Flights
  • Fitness & Nutrition Guides
  • Gear Shopping Assistance
  • Meals in the Itinerary
  • Accommodations in the Itinerary
  • Dedicated LHO Team Leader
  • Guides, Porters & Permits
  • Indicated Adventure Equipment

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED IN THIS TRIP

  • International Flights
  • Entry Visas
  • Tips & Gratuities for Local Team
  • Personal Gear & Rentals
  • Personal Medical Insurance
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Additional Nights Outside the Itinerary
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HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES

HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES

We do our best to ensure your wellbeing on LHO adventures. That's why the facilities we use throughout our trips are required to meet our health and safety standards. We also follow the laws and protocols of every country that hosts our adventures. This extends to national regulations requiring Covid-19 testing, vaccination certificates, mask wearing or any other local guidelines that may apply. Contact us for the most up to date protocols related to your destination.

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Feb 26 2023 - Mar 6 2023

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May 20 2023 - May 28 2023

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Sep 20 2023 - Sep 28 2023

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Top Questions

Will there be training on how to do all the activities on this trip?

Absolutely. No prior experience in any of our adventure activities is necessary. We'll be learning how do everything on the trip.

Absolutely. No prior experience in any of our adventure activities is necessary. We'll be learning how do everything on the trip.

How fit do I need to be?

Anyone can join this experience. It's also a great opportunity to use this trip as a springboard to kick start your own fitness journey.

Anyone can join this experience. It's also a great opportunity to use this trip as a springboard to kick start your own fitness journey.

Is Ecuador a safe country?

Ecuador is safe. Like all countries visited by tourists, it's important to always be vigilant and stay with the group. Your LHO Team Leader will be with you throughout your entire itinerary.

Ecuador is safe. Like all countries visited by tourists, it's important to always be vigilant and stay with the group. Your LHO Team Leader will be with you throughout your entire itinerary.

Where do we sleep?

Most nights are spent in hotels or Haciendas which are guesthouses. There will be one night on this trip spent in a guest house run by an indigenous family inside the Amazon rainforest.

Most nights are spent in hotels or Haciendas which are guesthouses. There will be one night on this trip spent in a guest house run by an indigenous family inside the Amazon rainforest.

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  • LHO Original Photography
  • Pre-Adventure Guide
  • Airport Pick-Up & Drop-Off
  • All Internal Transfers/Flights
  • Fitness & Nutrition Guides
  • Gear Shopping Assistance
  • Meals in the Itinerary
  • Accommodations in the Itinerary
  • Dedicated LHO Team Leader
  • Guides, Porters & Permits
  • Indicated Adventure Equipment

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An adventure holiday for anyone with a pulse. No fitness requirements or prerequisites. Come as you are. Great for those who already train 1-2 times per week or would like to use this upcoming adventure as an opportunity to kickstart a fitness journey. Joiners should be comfortable with their physical fitness and regularly train at least 2-3 times a week in the lead up to this adventure. Joiners should be comfortable with their physical fitness and regularly train at least 2-3 times a week in the lead up to this adventure.Joiners should be comfortable with their physical fitness and regularly train at least 2-3 times a week in the lead up to this adventure. Need we explain further? No prior experience is required. Basic skills may be taught during this adventure. The skills necessary to safely complete this adventure will be taught as a part of this experience. This adventure requires prior experience, pre-requisite skills or certifications. See below for details.