TailorMade Ecuador: Natural Highlights

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Overview

Make it truly your own. Start with this TailorMade sample itinerary, then work with our Private Travel team to customize the tour. Connect with Ecuador’s incredible landscapes, fauna, and local traditions. Let a naturalist guide introduce you to the Amazon jungle and its wonders then overnight in a jungle lodge. Explore Cotopaxi National Park, home to the towering volcano.

Itinerary

Day 1: Quito

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2: Quito

Today enjoy an included Quito city tour and visit to the equator line. After returning to your hotel, free time to explore the city.

Day 3: Quito/Otavalo

Depart Quito and drive to the highlands with a stop at the community of Peguche for a local lunch. Later, explore the largest handicraft market in South America, Otavalo market.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Otavalo/Papallacta

Travel from Otavalo to the Papallacta and take a dip in hot springs. Later, opt to head out and explore the area by foot, book a spa treatment, or just relax and enjoy the mountain views.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 5: Papallacta/Tena

Travel to Tena and catch your motorized canoe to the Amazon lodge. Later, embark on a night walk to learn about the nocturnal creatures of the area.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Tena

Start the day bright and early with a trip upstream to a parrot clay lick, where hundreds of vibrant parrots and parakeets gather to eat clay, which is vital to their diets. After breakfast visit AmaZOOnico, an animal rescue centre that rehabilitates, reintroduces, and cares for animals who are victims of illegal trafficking.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Tena/Baños

Depart the Amazon and travel to the adventurous town of Baños.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 8: Baños

Free day to explore Baños. Be spoiled for choice with optional outdoor activities like hiking, ziplining, canyoning, whitewater rating or mountain biking.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 9: Baños/Quito

Drive back to Quito along the scenic Avenue of Volcanoes with a visit to Cotopaxi National Park en route. Enjoy stunning views of one of the highest active volcanoes in the world.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 10: Quito

Depart at any time.

Includes: Breakfast

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