8-Day Trip in the Andes including Upper Amazon in Tena

8-Day Trip in the Andes including Upper Amazon in Tena

This 9 day adventure package brings you from the highest snow caped active volcano Cotopaxi into the Jungle of the Tena Area. Experience the indigenous life on the Otavalo market and wander around in the Cotopaxi National Park. Challenge yourself with the steep hike up from the Quilotoa Lagoon and enjoy yourself in the tranquil town of Baños de Agua Santa. Stay two nights in the mysterious Ecuadorian rain forest. Admire the animals in their habitat. For a quick change stop at the Termas de Papallacta and enjoy Spa treatments or walk around the natural reserves in the area


Day 1: Quito City Tour + Teleférico Mitad del Mundo

Stop At: Quito Old Town, Quito Ecuador
This tour is a full day tour which includes Old District of the city. After walking through the colonial streets, you will then stop at the Independence Plaza to admire the Cathedral and the Government’s Palace. Then you will visit The Company Church, Santo Domingo´s Church, The Sagrario´s Church and San Francisco´s Church, which was built during the 17th century. Then you will visit La Ronda Street, where you can enjoy the experience of cocoa and chocolate, history, process and live tasting of this delicious and unique delicacy of the gods, all of these inside Cheztiff chocolate store.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: TeleferiQo Teleferico Quito, Fulgencio Araujo Av. Occidental, Quito 170150 Ecuador
This is one of the best ways to enjoy the city with views of beautiful valleys, snow-capped mountains and the capital Quito. From a point of more than 13,000 feet (4000 m) high, you will enjoy magnificent views.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Mitad Del Mundo, Avenida Manuel Cordova Galarza KM. 13/5, San Antonio de Pichincha, Quito 170180 Ecuador
Mitad del Mundo which is located fifty minutes from the northwest of Quito (Ecuador). You will visit the current equatorial line and straddle the two hemispheres. In addition you’ll have the chance to participate in several experiments at the Intiñan Museum. Things like watching water go down a drain in a different direction only inches away from either side of the equator, or balancing an egg on a nail, or using an ancient sun dial are some examples of what you can experiment here
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Otavalo Market & surroundings

Stop At: Otavalo Market, Plaza de los Ponchos, Otavalo 100450 Ecuador
n the morning, we begin this trip from Quito, heading north along the Pan-American Highway and making a brief stop in the town of Miralago for a superb view of Lake San Pablo. During this stop, you will also have a chance to taste delicious bizcochos, a type of cookie or bread baked in a clay oven and covered with local cheese or caramel sauce. From there we will head to the town of Otavalo, home to Ecuador's largest indigenous market and one of the best known in all of Latin America. The market sets up every day, allowing you to spend a few hours wandering through this bustling handicrafts center, in addition to its food stalls.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Cuicocha Lake, Laguna Cuicocha Ecuador
aguna de Cuicocha is a 3 km (2 mile) wide crater lake that sits at the foot of the Cotocachi Volcano. Some 3,100 years ago, the volcano erupted and formed the enormous caldera. Today, the highest point of the caldera climbs up to 3,246 meters (10,650 ft). Down the sides are native plants, and in the caldera’s basin, you’ll find a highly alkaline lake with two uninhabited islands breaking the surface. Suffice it to say, the whole thing is pretty damn impressive.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Peguche Wasi, Av. Los Corazas # 3, Otavalo 100450 Ecuador
We can also visit a family of weavers who not only have amazing wares but will actually demonstrate how they weave on their traditional back-strap looms and show you their techniques for making striking colors from local plants
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: Cotopaxi Volcano

Stop At: Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador
Departure in the morning to reach the Cotopaxi National Park in Cotopaxi province where we will visit the Interpretation Center and Limpiopungo lagoon; posibility to take a short hike in the surrounding of Limpiopungo valley, then we will drive up to 4.500 meters and walk up to Padre Rivas Refuge (4.830 meters). Stop for a drink in the refuge, after that if you are in a good shape try to get to the glacier (5.050 meters. After lunch we will drive to Chugchilan
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required"
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date"
"Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately"
"Hotels accommodation in this program: Fuente de Piedra I (Quito) - Mama Hilda ( Chugchilan) - La Floresta (Baños) - Suchipakari Lodge (upper amazon) - Termas de Papallacta Spa (Papallacta)"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"

Horário de Início: 9:00 AM
Duração: 3 Days
Ponto de partida: Quito, Ecuador

Traveler pickup is offered

Cancelamentos e reembolsos: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.


  • 2x Breakfast
  • 3x Lunch
  • All activities
  • Cerified English Speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotels accommodation in this program: Fuente de Piedra I (Quito) - Mama Hilda ( Chugchilan) - La Floresta (Baños) - Suchipakari Lodge (upper amazon) - Termas de Papallacta Spa (Papallacta)
  • Entry/Admission - Quito Old Town
  • Entry/Admission - TeleferiQo Teleferico Quito
  • Entry/Admission - Mitad Del Mundo
  • Entry/Admission - Cuicocha Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Cotopaxi National Park

Não Incluído

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Mules in Quilotoa $10,00
  • Cost of extra activities in Baños like rafting, bungee jumping etc.


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