From High in the Andes to the Mighty Amazon Rainforest.
During our 14 Days Ecuador Nature trip We will cover 300 kms in 7 days, driving and exploring from the top of Andean snow-covered volcanoes to the very bottom of the eastern Andean slope, ending our journey in the bustling frontier town of Coca. Along the way we will take in the great physical features of the land, its broad valleys, steep canyons, billowing clouds and mist, and rushing rivers. We will pass through many elevations, and amazing communities of plants and animals: paramo, polylepis woodland, cloud forest, subtropical and tropical forest. The abundance and diversity of life here is mind boggling. from hummingbirds at snowline, to booming orchids in the cloud forest, rich assemblages of birds in the foothills, to, finally, an ocean of trees in the amazon lowlands.
We set off our adventure from the Andean Paramo to the Amazon Rainforest; stopping to explore several nature destinations a long the way such as Guango Lodge (Paramo & Andean Forest) from where we will search for Mountain Tapirs and spectacled Bears and hummingbirds!, Cabanas San Isidro (Eastern Cloud Forest) perfect location in the Eastern Cloud Forest to search for colorful tanagers and orchids, San Rafael Waterfalls (Tallest in Ecuador), The foothills of the Wild Sumaco (Eastern Foothill) and to end up in Shiripuno Lodge the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon.
|Day 1||Arrival||Airport – Hotel in Puembo||Briefing|
|Day 2||Guango Lodge||Interest||Antisana Reserve|
|Day 3||Guango Lodge||Landscape, Wildlife Photography, Ecology||Cayambe Coca Reserve|
|Day 4||Cabañas San Isidro||Hummingbirds feeders & Trails||Antisana Reserve|
|Day 5||Cabañas San Isidro||Waterfall, Wildlife Photography, Ecology||Cayambe Coca Ecological Reserve|
|Day 6||Wild Sumaco||Waterfall & Trails||Sumaco Biosphere Reserve|
|Day 7||Wild Sumaco||Hummingbirds feeders & Trails||Sumaco Biosphere Reserve|
|Day 8||Coca – Shiripuno Lodge||Travel Day||Yasuní Biosphere Reserve|
|Day 9||Shiripuno Lodge||Wildlife Photography, Ecology, Trails||Yasuní Biosphere Reserve|
|Day 10||Shiripuno Lodge||Wildlife Photography, Ecology, Trails||Yasuní Biosphere Reserve|
|Day 11||Shiripuno Lodge||Wildlife Photography, Ecology, Trails||Yasuní Biosphere Reserve|
|Day 12||Shiripuno Lodge – Coca||Wildlife Photography, Ecology, Trails||Yasuní Biosphere Reserve|
|Day 13||Coca – Quito||Travel Day
Hotel in Quito
|Yasuní Biosphere Reserve|
* Note: Itinerary might change due weather conditions, nature of the trip, personal interest and others.
What to bring for the day trip at hand?
- Hiking boots
- All weather clothing
- Day Pack
- Water Bottle
- Sun protection
- Camera and spare battery and extra memory cards
- Transfer In – Out
- Hotel In Puembo
- Hotel in Quito
- Private Transportation
- Accommodation in double bedrooms with private bathrooms at each destination
- Meals at each destination during trip
- Bilingual Nature Guides
- Entrance fees
- Alcoholic beverages & drinks during trip