Best Ecuador Road Trip from Quito to Coca, Our 2 Days Journey from High in the Andes to the Mighty Amazon Rainforest.
Check some of the natural locations we have in mind to visit during our Ecuador Road Trip to the depths of the Yasuni National Park.
We will cover 300 km in 7 hours, 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.
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We 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 are mind-boggling. from hummingbirds at the snowline to booming orchids in the cloud forest, rich assemblages of birds in the foothills, too, finally, an ocean of trees in the Amazon lowlands.
Best Ecuador Road Trip Description
Our day 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 meters (14763 ft). Here we will learn about the youngest mountain range in the world.
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 meters (430 ft). After seeing how nature works here, we continue to our final destination Coca (Francisco de Orellana) at 250 meters (820 ft).
Ecuador Raod Trip Itinerary* to Coca.
|6:30||Your Hotel in Quito||Landscape, Wildlife Photography, Ecology|
|Landscape, Wildlife Photography, Ecology||Packed Breakfast|
|12:30||Papallacta||Landscape, Wildlife Photography, Ecology||Lunch|
|15:30||San Rafael Waterfalls||Landscape, Wildlife Photography, Ecology||Overnight San Rafael Area|
|7:30||San Rafael Waterfalls||Landscape, Wildlife Photography, Ecology|
|10:30||Baeza||Landscape, Wildlife Photography, Ecology|
|13:30||Baeza, Sumaco||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
- 2 Days Pack
- Water Bottle
- Sun protection
- Camera and a spare battery and card memory
Cost $ $ 150 per persona per day
- Private Transportation
- Bilingual Guides
- Hotel El Auca
- Entrance fees
- Meals & drinks during the trip