Ecuador Andes (Quito) and the Amazon combined ten day nature tour

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  • From $5,650.00*
  • 10 (Approx.)
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Overview

This tour is a perfect add-on to a Galapagos tour. With a combination of cultural and nature-based activities, your private guide can help you see and learn about some of the Andes' most famous residents ... Condors, Hummingbirds, maybe even Spectacled Bears. Then visit the famous luxury Napo Wildlife Centre on the Amazon.   

Sample itinerary

Day 1. Arrival to Quito. Pick up from the Airport. Overnight Hacienda La Jimenita, Deluxe Suite King Bed. The lodge is a natural paradise surrounded with 10 volcanoes, splendid views, birding trails, excellent accommodation and service. Dinner own expense. 

Day 2. (B/L/D) Morning birding in Hacienda La Jimenita Reserve, a nine acre property with secondary forest. An excursion for about 2 hours in the main trails and also feeding our friendly llamas with carrots. In the afternoon a visit to our pre-inca archeological tunnel on site to discover the history of the hacienda that will take you to a different era. Welcome Dinner. Overnight Hacienda La Jimenita. Meals.

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After breakfast we will start our tour to visit the main textile and handcraft market in the north of Ecuador. A drive of about 2 hours with stopping at a Traditional Biscuit and Local Cheese Factory, a viewing Point to Lake San Pablo while admiring the Andes Chain of Mountains. Upon arrival to the market, explore its main streets and shops. This is the best indigenous market to visit in South America. We will recommend a place to have lunch viewing the market. Afternoon return to the lodge. Overnight in Hacienda La Jimenita.

Day 3. (B/BL/D) Antisana Condor Reserve Tour. Best spot to observe the Andean Condor. This tour is most panoramic with stops at strategic locations for wildlife and landscapes. Possible also to observe Spectacled Bear, White-tailed Deer, Andean Rabbit, Llamas, Andean Fox and Weasels. Overnight Hacienda La Jimenita. Dinner, own expense.

Day 4. (B/BL/D) Yanacocha Reserve, Old-Nono Mindo Road and Hummingbird Paradise Tour. Visit the Andean Slope with a transition towards the West Slope Cloud Forest. Observation of Owls, Tanagers, Antpittas, and up to 15 different species of hummingbird 1 meter away from you. Overnight in Mindo Lodge. 

Day 5. (B/BL) Andean Cock of the Rock Lek, San Tadeo Tanagers and Milpe Birding Sanctuary Tour. Top day to observe Antpittas at close range, tanagers, observation tower of cloud forest, Andean cock of the rock lek. Overnight in Hacienda La Jimenita. Dinner own expense.

Day 6. (B/L/D) Guango Reserve East Slope Cloud Forest. Top reserves to observe toucans, tanagers, other species of hummingbirds, torrent ducks in the river, spectacled bears (endangered  bear specie in south America) we have found their feeding places and its possibly to see them. Return to our lodge. Farewell Dinner. Overnight in Hacienda La Jimenita. 

Day 7. (B/BL/D) Departure from Quito by plane towards Coca City, the gateway to the Amazon in Ecuador. From there you will be taken to Pto. Orellana where the trip towards Napo Wildlife Center begins. A 2 hours trip on a motorized canoe downstream the Napo River will lead you to NWC welcoming area and from there on you will embark into a small paddle canoe through the Napo River creeks that connect to the Anangu Lake, observing monkeys, giant otters, birds, anacondas and other diverse wildlife. Upon arrival to NWC the staff member will be waiting with welcome drinks to then take you to your rooms. 

Day 8. (B/BL/D) Morning birding and small hike around the lodge, where you can see different species of birds in the parrot clay licks, the major nature spectacles you will ever see. After that, you will take a hike that will get you to the Kichwa Anangu community. There you will spend some time with the people from the community, share and learn about their traditions and culture.

Day 9. (B/BL/D) Early in the morning, after a delicious breakfast, you will be taken to a canopy tower where you will see the amazon rainforest 36 meters above the ground. It’s a great way to experience the nature and to observe the amazing and colorful birds. Later in the day, you will hike through the forest where you can possibly observe lizards or the rare Golden mantle tamarin monkeys. Afterwards, return by canoe to the Lodge where you can observe some animals and amphibians around the lake.

Day 10. (B/-/D) In this final day, you will have one last canoe ride in the Napo River where you might be able to see Giant Otters, Hoatzins, monkeys, and other animals. Return to Coca City to take your flight back to Quito. Pick up from the airport. Farewell Dinner. (B/-/D). Next morning transfer out to the airport. 

Inclusions

  • Airport transfers
  • Domestic flights (Quito to Coca City return)
  • Meals (as per itinerary)
  • Three nights at Napo Wildlife Centre.
  • Canoe excursions for wildlife-watching. 
  • Community cultural visits.
  • Park entrance fees and taxes. 
  • Welcome Drink
  • Souvenir Safari Hat for Excursions!
  • Trip Advisor Travellers Choice Lodge with Excellent Accommodations Private
  • Reserve and Hotel near the airport of Quito.
  • Selected Delicious Meals according to Itinerary.
  • 24/7 Private Transfers & Personalized Service
  • Specialized English Speaking Guide and Quality Services

Style of travel

This trip is suitable for any age. You only need a basic level of fitness. This trip can be tailored to your specific interests and needs. Your guide will be on hand to look after you throughout.  

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