Ecuador is a magnificent little country—long one of South America’s best (but less known) adventure spots! It has pristine Pacific coast, Andean highland, a capital so beautiful it was named the world’s first heritage site, and Amazonian jungle. And this one-week extravaganza packs in many of the country’s highlights.
You will bike down one of Ecuador’s most iconic Andean mountains—Cotopaxi—and trek in the rainforest, visit an indigenous family and soak in natural hot springs. Explore the Valley of the Volcanoes and the colonial but cosmopolitan capital Quito, where you will be stunned by the beauty of it all.
Biking down the snow-capped Cotopaxi volcano in Cotopaxi National Park, one of the world's tallest active volcanoes
Exploring the Amazon jungle; visiting a nature reserve and seeing real capybaras, anacondas, ocelots and tucans; meeting a local indigenous family and learning about their remarkable daily lives
Hiking along a series of waterfalls, rainforest ridges and cloud forest paths before soaking in natural hot springs to relax your hard-worked muscles
Exploring the beautifully preserved streets of Quito, a city perfect for colonial sightseeing, historical museums and street-food snacking
Active Adventures • 800.661.9073 Length/Departs: 7 days/year-round Accommodation: Hotels, lodges, ranches Price: $3,299 Difficulty: Easy to moderate
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