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8-Day Ecuador Multisport Once in a Life Time provided by Adventure Journeys

8-Day Ecuador Multisport Once in a Life Time

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 20-06-26 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-06-26 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Challenge yourself and join this magical adventure in the Ecuadorian mainland, where the largest biodiversity on earth and the richest geography are located along the Equator line. Bike down the slopes of the eastern Andean Mountain Range with great views of Tungurahua active volcano, explore the colorful Andean fields, discover the hidden treasures by climbing up waterfalls in the Amazon rainforest, fight large waves by rafting on the Jatunyacu River, trek to the rim of Cuicocha Crater Lake and soak in Papallacta’s volcanic waters. Experience a fantastic cultural encounter with an indigenous family in the Amazon, learning about their customs, food, knowledge and life-style. "Unique Experiences" - Prepare chocolate the ancestral way with a native Kichwa family in the Amazon Rainforest. - Stay with a Local Family 
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
8 stops
Day 1
Arrival in Quito City
Day 2
Trekking Adventure in Cotopaxi...
Day 3
Biking in the Llanganates...
Day 4
The Route of Waterfalls and...
Day 5
Jatunyacu River rafting and...
Day 6
Hiking The Cloud Forest &...
Day 7
Trekking the Loop of Cuicocha...
Day 8
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Important Information
Departure Point
Swissôtel Quito, Avenue 12 De Octubre 1820, Quito 170143, Ecuador
Duration
8 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation
  • Transportation
  • Certified expert English-speaking Adventure
  • Use of bicycle
  • Rubber boots, ropes, harnesses and helmets
  • Trekking sticks
  • Aire and NRS 7-people- rafts, NRS life jackets, NRS paddles, splash jackets
  • Entry/Admission - Quito Old Town
  • Entry/Admission - Cotopaxi National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Tungurahua
  • Entry/Admission - Ruta de las cascadas
  • Entry/Admission - Termas de Papallacta
  • Entry/Admission - Cuicocha Lake
Exclusions
  • International Flights
  • Travel Insurance (mandatory)
  • Airport Transfers
  • Tips
  • My own room supplement
  • Meals not described in the itinerary
  • Entry/Admission - Otavalo Market
  • Entry/Admission - Quito Old Town
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • IMPORTANT TRAVEL TIPS
  • Ecuador is a wonderful, colorful and friendly country to visit. It is, however, a very different culture. So to ensure that you are fully prepared for the trip and enjoy your stay here we provide the following travel tips:
  • GENERAL (TRAVEL IN A DEVELOPING COUNTRY)
  • Ecuador is a developing country and many regions still live in poverty. Although the tourism infrastructure is reasonably good and improving each year it can still be difficult at times to travel.
  • You will often be needing a little patience as things tend to run on “latino time” – buses often depart late, people often arrive late to meetings, and things generally happen more slowly and with less urgency than in other countries.
  • The best way to deal with these differences is to look on the bright side and take each challenge as part of your travel experience. Relax and enjoy these sides to Latin culture.
  • ETIQUETTE & BEHAVIOR
  • Ecuador is one of South America´s most hospitable nations. Even in the overburdened metropolis of Quito, people are happy to give directions, chat, and ask a question. You´ll often hear “De donde vienes?” (“Where are you from?”). Ecuadorians are extremely knowledgeable and proud of the history of their country.
  • In the cities women who know each other often greet each other with a single kiss on the cheek, while men shake hands.
  • SHOPPING & BARGAINING
  • Ecuador has many colorful markets – both for handicrafts and local products. Before buying you should always bargain in price as this is the custom and the locals often try to charge extra to the tourists. There is no general guideline as to how much you should pay for any individual item – you should decide how much you are willing to pay, start your offers lower than that amount and compromise little by little trying to get the seller’s price down to your ideal price. Bargaining is fun, and a great chance to improve your Spanish while interacting with the locals!
  • When in regular shops/malls you should pay the quoted price as it is considered rude to bargain.
  • CAMERAS & PHOTOGRAPHY
  • Ecuador, with its majestic landscapes and varied cityscapes, is the dream of every photographer. However, you should respect the locals and follow these simple rules when photographing them:
  • Always ask permission before taking someone´s picture. People in remote villages often don’t like being photographed.
  • TIPPING
  • It is recommended to Tip our Drivers and Guides as this is not included in the price of the trip, for drivers we recommend $8 USD per person per day and for the guides $10 USD per person per day.
  • Tipping is also standard practice in most cafes and restaurants – 10% is normal.
  • ALTITUDE SICKNESS
  • Soroche (altitude sickness) affects some visitors in the Ecuadorian Andes. Headache, dizziness, and shortness of breath are common.
  • To avoid such effects it is recommended to take it easy on your first day, drink plenty of water or coca tea, and eat chocolate. Always inform your guide or hotel staff if you feel any symptoms and they will help you out.
  • FOOD & DRINK
  • Another health risk in Ecuador is traveler´s diarrhea caused by eating contaminated food or drinking contaminated water. It is therefore very important to watch what you eat - do not eat anything from street vendors, avoid ice unless you are sure it is made from purified water, avoid uncooked or under-cooked food and unpasteurized milk, drink only bottled water, even when brushing your teeth. In the case of illness always inform your guide or hotel staff who will help you deal with it and ensure that you drink enough water to maintain hydration.
  • HYGIENE
  • Hygiene standards are generally lower than those you are used to in North America or Europe. One very important difference is that the sewage system cannot cope with toilet paper being flushed into the toilet. There is usually a basket next to the toilet which should be used to deposit used toilet paper, and although unhygienic this method is more pleasant than the toilet overflow that will occur if paper is flushed!
  • SAFETY AND SECURITY
  • Safety and security is an important issue as pick-pocketing and robbery of tourists can and does occur. It is important not to be paranoid when travelling as most Ecuadorians you meet will be very honest and friendly people, but there are some basic precautions that you should take: Unless necessary never carry anything valuable with you (i.e. expensive watches / jewelry) or large amounts of money.
  • It is our intention to adhere to the itinerary described; however, due to our travel style, on occasions it may be necessary or desirable to make small changes. Weather conditions and unpredictable local circumstances may lead us to make alterations to the route and/or travel times. Hotels and flight schedules might change according to availability. Any mention to specific wildlife in the itinerary or trip details is not a guarantee that it will be seen during the trip.
  • 2 – 4 hours a day.
  • All year
  • Pichincha, Cotopaxi, Tungurahua, Pastaza, Napo, Imbabura.
  • Andes Mountain Range and Amazon Tropical Rain Forest in Ecuador
  • Quito: 2.810 m (9.186 ft.
  • Baños: 1.820 m (5.971 ft.
  • Tena: 510 m (1.673 ft.
  • Papallacta: 3.300 m (10.827 ft.
  • Otavalo: 2.550 m (8.366 ft.
  • Day 15-34ºC / 59-93ºF - Night 12-17ºC / 53-62ºF.
  • Easy to Moderate.- Even though we are including many outdoor activities such as: Trekking, Cross Country and Mountain Biking, Canyoning and Rafting, we consider this expedition as a soft adventure, so children and adults can do it with no problem and for people that want to take a break or just avoid any of this adventures can always hang out with the driver doing something else, for people that may want to do a bit more challenging our guides will be happy to coordinate something to help them.
  • NOTE.- For specific details of activities please view the Full Itinerary.
  • Our Company is always making sure in having the best outdoor gear possible, and we are very proud to work with the best brands, like Trek bikes, Aire and NRS for white water, Black diamond for trekking and Eureka for Camping.
  • All prices are based on double-occupancy. If you are travelling solo, you will be matched with another participant of your same sex. If you prefer to have a single room, please contact AJ prior to your departure to arrange your accommodation at an extra cost, it is very important to notice that the hotels listed on the Itinerary description may change according to availability so we do not guarantee you stay there, but we will make sure you will stay in a similar one of the same category.
  • Travelling with Adventure Journeys you will have the possibility to experience and taste local food and snacks. Your guide will help you identify typical food and suggest the best places to enjoy it. Some meals are not included in order to give you some flexibility about where, what and with whom to eat. You have the option to share these meals with the group, however there is no obligation to do this. If you have any allergies or food restrictions, please inform AJ prior to your departure.
  • Vegetarians, Vegans and Gluten Free people are very welcome in our trip, our guides are always ready to coordinate with chefs and restaurants fantastic meals for them, as Ecuador is very well known for its great diversity of gastronomy.
  • All AJ guides and trip leaders are highly experienced, licensed from the Tourism University to operate in Ecuador and certified as Wilderness Adventure First Aid responders, they all have approved several extra training courses for kayaking, rafting, biking and horse riding, besides this they all are Ecuadorian and have an amazing personality.
  • In some location and for some activities, local guides join the trip leaders to provide an added service and make sure we practice sustainable tourism involving local indigenous people in our operation.
  • Clients receive interpretation and education about the ecology and conservation of the Andes, Amazon Rainforest and Galapagos Islands, and learn about the factors that threaten it. We aim to promote long-term conservation of both local people cultural identity and the environment. We transport out and recycle all non-organic garbage and we prefer to work with local suppliers. Your visit will encourage the local communities to support responsible eco-tourism as a sustainable alternative for their living.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Dan C wrote a review Nov. 2020
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The tour was excellent and our guide, Paul, was extremely knowledgeable about every facet of Ecuador. It felt like an extremely authentic showcase of what Ecuador had to offer, we were able to do activities and see landscapes not seen anywhere else in the world, but it also felt
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Rachel A wrote a review Jan. 2020
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Our trip with Adventure Journeys was absolutely incredible, and beyond what I had imagined. The views were stunning, the food was amazing, and all of the activities were so much fun! Our guide, Paul, and driver, Jose, were both so kind, enthusiastic, entertaining and
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from David S, Adventure Specialist at 8-Day Ecuador Multisport Once in a Life Time
Responded Feb. 10, 2020
Thanks for your comment! We always try to give our best to have the best experience you could have. It will be our pleasure to welcome you anytime you come back.
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LeeAnne V wrote a review Jan. 2020
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We just completed the 8 day multi sport trip and it was by far one of our favorite vacations ever. This trip is a perfect mix of action/adventure days (hiking, biking, rafting, canyoning, zip lining) along with an incredible immersion into the Ecuadorean culture. Paul was our
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Response from David S, Adventure Specialist at 8-Day Ecuador Multisport Once in a Life Time
Responded Jan. 15, 2020
Thank you so much for your comment. It was our pleasure, you will always be welcomed to our country, we surely give the best of us.
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Amanda B wrote a review Dec. 2019
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This was my second trip with Adventure Journeys and once again they did not disappoint. Well organized, full of great information, experienced and knowledgeable guides and amazing itinerary. Christian, Jose and the AJ team made this experience so much more than I could have
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from David S, Adventure Specialist at 8-Day Ecuador Multisport Once in a Life Time
Responded Jan. 6, 2020
Thank you Amanda for your comment! It is great to know you had a nice experience. You will always be welcomed to AJ´s family.
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Elissa Gannon wrote a review Dec. 2019
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This was my second tour with AJ and I am already planning my third. We did the Ecuador Multi Sport and had Christian as our guide and Jose as our driver. I can not speak highly enough about either of them. I think Jose may have saved my life a few times!!  There was always
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from David S, Adventure Specialist at 8-Day Ecuador Multisport Once in a Life Time
Responded Dec. 10, 2019
Thank you so much for your comment Elissa! It sounds you had a great time. We are always giving our best to make our travelers´s experience unforgettable. You will be welcomed any time you decide to come back to our wonderful country.
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LaNell B
LaNell B
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Loved It!
The tour of volcanoes was an awesome adventure. Paul did an amazing job of showing us his country. He was knowledge
GetOut74
GetOut74
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A dreamy hiking trip to the Andes
Ecuador was my first trip abroad after COVID shut everything down last year so I wasn’t sure what to expect. My ex
Rebekahkayestaples
Rebekahkayestaples
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Great trip!
We had an amazing time on this trip! Paul was our guide in Quito and he was AWESOME. Paul’s service was unmatched.
Kristen H
Kristen H
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AMAZING TREKKING ADVENTURE (even during COVID!)
I am a solo female traveler in my mid-30's, love to hike and be outdoors, and was between two jobs in December 2020
dewerffb1
dewerffb1
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Amazing time in Ecuador
Just finished with an amazing multi sport tour with adventure journeys. The trip was planned from start to finish
russell49ak
russell49ak
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Once in a lifetime trip with exceptional service
For our honeymoon, my wife and I wanted to go to the Galapagos. Since the trip was going to be right after our wed
mariegX6573JH
mariegX6573JH
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Great way to see the Galapagos
I went on this trip in February 2020 with my partner and 3 friends. With the other folks who also came on the trip,
Titaniaruth
Titaniaruth
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Brilliant
Ariana looked after our group in the Galapagos and Rodrigo looked after us on the mainland tour. I've got to say bo
GingerBlaisdell
GingerBlaisdell
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A little taste of everything
We arrived in Quito a few days prior to the tour start to help acclimate to the elevation and to see Carnivale. Boo
slappy325
slappy325
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Laguna Quilotoa with guide Alfonso and driver Santiago
Had a great day hiking down to the lake. Incredible views. Alfonso and Santiago made sure we were comfortable the w
Lordmsadr
Lordmsadr
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Superb
I never thought Ecuador can be this much beautiful. nature music culture and so many other things are amazing and u
4AnnT
4AnnT
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Disappointing experience
10 day tour of Galapagos over Christmas / New Year. Definitely will not use this company again. Booked a year in ad
Laura F
Laura F
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Highlight of our 10 day trip!
My family added this day tour out of Quito before our trip to the galapagos islands and it ended up being one of ou
Laura F
Laura F
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Amazing Last Min Family Vacation for 7 Adults
Adventure Journeys was fabulous to work with. We decided to take this trip over Christmas time with 7 adults. With
AL213
AL213
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Fantastic Ecuador package, Superb tour guide
My friend and I just returned from an unforgettable trip in Ecuador. I can only say that this tour has exceeded our
Key Details
  • Quito Old Town, Cotopaxi National Park, and 6 more
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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