The Best Ecuador Road Trip all year round: Andes, Coast, Amazon

The Best Ecuador Road Trip layout along the unexplored network of trails and routes in the country, many leading to magical places, many in visiting pristine Rainforest, staying in the Andes or touching the Clouds, we go where our wheels take us:

The Best Ecuador Road Trip from Quito

  • The Beloved Road Trip Quito Baeza Tena Misahuallí
  • Andean and Cloudforest Road Trip
  • Andean Forest, Choco Cloudforest to Pacific Coast Highway, Manabi.
  • Pacific Coast Highway, From Colombia to Peru.
  • Papallacta, Baeza, Chaco Lago Agrio Cuyabeno National Park
  • Papallacta, Baeza, Sumaco, Yasuni

Best Ecuador Road Trip: FEATURING

Papallacta, Baeza, Sumaco, Yasuni

Our 2 Days Ecuador Road Trip from Quito: From High in the Andes to the Mighty Amazon Rainforest.

Best Ecuador Road Trip

Best Ecuador Road Trip

Overview

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Blue-winged Mountain Tanager is among the most beautiful bird found in the andean cloudforest in Ecuador.

Blue-winged Mountain Tanager is among the most beautiful bird found in the andean cloudforest in Ecuador.

We will cover 300 kms in 2 days, driving 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.

Overnight in the Clouds

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.

Description

Eastern Ecuador Birding Tour ~ Antisana Reserve

Antisana is an active volcano, easily seen from the road on sunny mornings.  ~ Antisana Reserve

Sumaco

Sumaco Volcanoes is an active volcano located in the Eastern Ecuadorian Cloud Forest and Foothills, before entering into the lowlands of the Amazon Basin.

Our 2 days Road trip to Coca in the Amazon Lowlands starts with an early meeting at your hotel in Quito, Our first stop is the highest point in our journey, a mountain pass at 4500 metres (14763 ft). Here we will learn about the youngest mountain range in the world.

Tebouchinna flowers can cover some areas in the ecuadorian eastern cloudforest

Tibouchina flowers can cover some areas in the ecuadorian eastern cloud forest.

 

After breakfast with hummingbirds, we continue our descent to spend time at the San Rafael Waterfall, the tallest waterfall in Ecuador, with a height of 131 metres (430 ft). Overnight in the Clouds. After seen how nature works here accompanied with short walks, we continue to our final destination Coca (Francisco de Orellana) at 250 meters (820 ft).

Cloudforest Bridge. Papallacta River . Napo - Ecuador.

Cloudforest Bridge. Papallacta River . Napo –
Ecuador.

Itinerary*

Time Destination Interest Observations
5:30 Your Hotel in Quito Landscape, Wildlife Photography, Ecology  
6:30 Papallacta Pass Landscape, Wildlife Photography, Ecology  
12:30 Guango (Lunch) Landscape, Wildlife Photography, Ecology  
17:30 Baeza (Overnight) Lodging and Meals  
7:30 San Rafael Waterfalls) Landscape, Wildlife Photography, Ecology  
13:30 Baeza, Sumaco, San Isidro (Lunch) Landscape, Wildlife Photography, Ecology  
17:30 Coca: Hotel El Auca Landscape, Wildlife Photography, Ecology  
  • 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 card memory

Cost $ $ 150 por persona per day

Included

  • Private Transportation
  • Bilingual Guides

Not included

  • Hotel El Auca
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals & drinks during trip