Hike in Quilotoa Crater Lake
Hike to the Glaciers of Cotopaxi Volcano
Explore Baños city
Road biking in Llanganates National Park
The Swing of the end of the World
Hike to Pailon del Diablo Waterfall
Learn about the Culture of the Amazon
Canyoning in the tropical rain forest
Make organic chocolate fondue with your hands
Learn how to use a blowgun
Share time with the local indigenous people
Paddle the rapids of the Jatunyacu
Hike in the Amazon Jungle and search for medicinal plants
Caving into the Temple of Ceremony
Learn about Shamanism and Ayahuasca
Stay at unique places in every location
Be led by top Activexpedition experienced guides at every step you take
Support sustainable travel to preserve culture and nature
8 years old
Hiking Quilotoa Crater Lake
Hike to Cotopaxi Glaciers
Canyoning in the Amazon
Caving at the Temple of Ceremony
Top Experienced Certified English-Speaking Guide
Accommodation for seven nights
Meals according to the Itinerary
Water and snacks at all time
Biking gear: Quality hybrid bikes, certified helmets and gloves.
Hiking gear: Black diamond poles
White Water: NRS rafts, paddles and helmets
Canyoning: Black diamond harnesses, helmets, ropes and rubber boots
All fees to reserves and museums
International or domestic flights
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Tips for guides and drivers
Travel insurance (mandatory)
Itinerary Disclaimer: Even though we have a detailed itinerary, changes can be made by your guides, due to weather or safety reasons. Please also note that none of the wildlife sightings mentioned on the itinerary are guaranteed.
Visas and Passports: Make sure you check your visa and passport validity and requirements per country. It is important your passport is valid for at least 6 months before your travel.
Accommodation: We strive to use small and charming places that are unique and provide stellar service.
Single Supplement Costs: Generally this fee is not incurred as we match you with another person of the same gender in a twin room, but if you prefer not to share and have your own room, then there will be an associated fee
Transportation: Driving time can take more than expected in Ecuador, as it is a small country with roads meandering through the Andes mountains. We assure your comfort during transit no matter the size of the group.
Gear: At Activexpediton we always make sure our guests have top of the line gear from well-known and reputable international brands as we understand that the best gear gives extra confidence to our riders. For biking we use Trek Xcaliber, Trek Top Fuel, and for protection we use Bontrager and Fox.
Level of Activity: This trip is considered as 3 out of 5. No prior experience is required and your guides will always brief you about safety and proper use of gear on every leg of the trip. Trekking will take place on varying terrain of dirt and rock; biking on a paved road with light traffic; canyoning you can expect hiking on water and rocks, and also climbing into some small waterfalls. There will be a transport support for the majority of the activities in the case that someone wants to take a break or just wants to relax.
Weather and Elevation: In Ecuador the weather can be vary greatly depending on which side of the Andes you are traveling to, so it is highly recommended to come ready for all kinds of weather. When they say “Ecuador, All in One Place” they mean it! The altitude determines the temperature and the higher you go the colder it gets. Don’t let the geographic location of the country fool you. Even at a mere 15,000 feet the temperatures can feel like those of a winter in the northern United States. The coastal lowlands in the western part of Ecuador are typically warm with temperatures in the region of 25 °C (77 °F). Coastal areas are affected by ocean currents and between January and April are hot and rainy. The weather in Quito is consistent with that of a subtropical highland climate. The average temperature during the day is 70 °F (21 °C), which generally falls to an average of 50 °F (10 °C) at night. The average temperature annually is 64°F (17.8°C). There are only really two seasons in the city: dry and wet. The dry season runs from June to September and the wet season is from October to May.
Sustainability: We do our best to not produce any trash; we believe that recycling is not enough so we try to avoid using any plastic or materials that pollute our environment. Every day we work towards being a zero waste tour operator and our staff is well trained to leave the least impact possible in our service areas. We also work with local indigenous communities in the different regions. By doing so we are able to teach our guests about the rich culture Ecuador, all the while helping the people preserve their traditions and lands. By working directly with local peoples, we are able to create a sustainable touristic income for the community.
Guides: All our guides have a professional background from the Tourism University; this means they have a degree in guiding, so their knowledge and skills when leading a group are top-notch. Each guide has many years of experience and they all have taken additional courses for other outdoor activities as well as have International First-Aid certifications. On top of all of this, they are all extremely personable and strive to deliver travel experiences of a lifetime.
Heath advices: no vaccinations needed for this trip
We do recommend travelling light for this expedition. A duffel bag of 50 litters for your luggage and a backpack of 20 litters for daily activities should be sufficient. In Ecuador, the weather can change drastically especially when you are moving from the Andes to the Amazon.
Two pairs of lightweight hiking pants
One pair of cold weather hiking pants
Two pairs of shorts
One bathing suit
Four non-cotton T-shirts
One cotton T-shirts
One water T-shirt
One winter warm jacket
One rain jacket
One pair of rain pants
One pair of hiking shoes
One pair of snickers
One pair of water sandals
One- or two-night outfits
One cap or hat
NOTE: Laundry is available almost at every location and is quite cheap, this helps traveling light too.