Guided backpacking tour to Ecuador operated in private services. Waterfalls are a heart of the tour – you can see lots of them in Baños, a small town in which you can relax surrounded by nature or try several extreme sports. Besides visiting Baños, take a walk on the equatorial line, enjoy the colourful market in Otavalo, see the winged virgin in the capital of the Ecuador. Still not enough? Well, you will also have a chance to admire giant snow-covered volcano, tropical birds or lakes in the craters.
|INCLUDED||Transport in Ecuador between locations indicated in the itinerary;|
Transport from the airport in Quito to the hostel/hotel;
Transport from the hostel/hotel to the airport in Quito;
Accommodation: 11 nights in hostels/hotels in the shared rooms;
|Tickets to: Intinan museum, cathedral, Mitad del Mundo, entrance fee to park in Mindo, to butterfly farm, cable car „Teleférico“, Cotopaxi National Park, Quilotoa volcano, Baños waterfalls, bike rental in Baños, Tree House entrance;|
10 breakfasts, 1 supper;
|NOT INCLUDED||Flight tickets;|
All others which are not mentioned in the itinerary;
|Activities||Cycling, Hiking, Sightseeing, Trekking, Watching animals|
|Location||Baños, Cotopaxi, Cuicocha Crater, Mindo, Otavalo, Quilotoa Volcano, Quito|
Day 1. Quito
Day 2. Quito
Day 3. Quito
Day 4. Quito - Mindo
Day 5. Mindo
Day 6. Mindo - Otavalo - Cuicocha Crater - Quito
Early start. After breakfast, we will go to Otavalo which is famous for its handmade products which you can buy in many spots of the town. If you are lucky to be there on Saturday, you can experience one of the largest and most colourful handicraft markets in South America. On the other days, you can still buy plenty of souvenirs in the Plaza de Los Ponchos and the local shops.
Later that day, we will go to visit another astounding place – Cuicocha Crater. There is also a lake inside a crater at the foot of volcano Cotacachi of a diameter of roughly 3 km. The crater is not completely asleep, and it is possible to do the boat tour around the lake. In the evening, return to Quito.
Day 7. Quito – Cotopaxi National Park – Quilotoa Volcano – Latacunga
Day 8. Latacunga - Baños
Day 9. Baños
Day 10. Baños - Quito
Day 11. Quito
Day 12. Quito - End of the tour
Important: we require every passenger to possess the travel insurance which will be valid for your stay in Ecuador. There are many providers of such insurance. For example, InsureandGo, TravelGoCompare and others so choose the one that suits you best. Your travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses and emergency repatriation with a recommended minimum coverage of US$200,000 for each of the categories of cover. We also strongly recommend it covers cancellation, curtailment, personal liability and loss of luggage and personal effects.
- Deposit: £250 per person paid to our trustee account after receiving the confirmation of services from us. In this confirmation, we will include all the details on how to pay the deposit & the balance.
- The balance: £940 per person paid to our trustee account. Please, notice that the full balance has to be paid at least 45 days before departure.
- There is no single supplement in this tour. You will be in the shared accommodation.
If you want to cancel a reservation…
You have to inform us about the cancellation in writing. In the case of “Under the Waterfalls”, the cancellation policy is following
Up to 45 days before the departure – Tauri Travel will retain the deposit.
44 – 0 days before the departure – Tauri Travel will retain 100% of the payment.
We strongly recommend buying a travel insurance which covers cancellation from your side.
What can I expect from this tour?
It is a backpacking tour which means sleeping in basic shared accommodation with other hotels’ guests. Undeniably you will have an opportunity to meet lots of interesting people – speaking even basics Spanish would be an advantage here but if you are not a Spanish speaker remember that this tour is operated privately with the English-speaking guide. More precisely, your group will follow the program with our guide without additional people.