Classic: Ecuador Beaches & Coastal Adventure (SECE)
Countries Visited: Ecuador Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 16, avg 12
Meals Included: 6 breakfasts
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Visit a traditional cacao hacienda, Enjoy the laid-back surf vibes in Montanita, Relax on Ecuadors beaches, Explore colonial Quito.
Cities, beach, exploring, beach - we know the choice between kickin' it on the shore and seeing all those sites can be a tough one, so we got rid of the struggle. Exploring highlights along Ecuador's scenic coast will give you that laid-back vibe with a little extra sweetness when you get to stop at a cacao-farming hacienda. With time to see the colonial cities of Quito and Cuenca, you can then chill out in surfer's paradise, Montanita. Sees Debates aren't so hard to win after all.
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|Day 1||Quito||Day 1 Quito|
There are no planned activities until the evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting with G Representative
|Day 2||Cuenca||Day 2 Quito/Cuenca (1B)|
Fly to Cuenca, explore the cobblestone streets, enjoy the colonial architecture, or opt get muddy in nearby hot springs. Transport: Flight (1.00 hour(s))
|Day 3||Montanita||Day 3 Cuenca/Montanita (1B)|
Head to the coastal laid-back surf town of Montanita. En route, stop at a traditional cacao hacienda. Included Activities: Traditional Cacao Hacienda Transport: Local bus (3.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s))
|Day 4||Puerto Lopez||Day 4 Montanita/Puerto Lopez (1B)|
Head to the beach town of Puerto Lopez and the beautiful Machalilla National Park that surrounds it. There are tons of activities in the area to take part in over the next few days. Transport: Local bus (1.00 hour(s))
|Day 5||Puerto Lopez||Day 5 Puerto Lopez (1B)|
Enjoy free time to explore. Optional activities include hiking in Machalilla National Park, relaxing on white-sand beaches, or whale- watching (when in season). Or, opt for the popular day-trip to Isla del Plata, home to a variety of seabirds including blue-footed boobies and fantastic snorkelling that rivals the Galapagos.
|Day 6||Quito||Day 6 Puerto Lopez/Quito (1B)|
Fly Back to Quito and enjoy free time. Opt to take a city tour, ride the cable car up the nearby volcano, or relax in one of the citys many cafEs and restaurants. Transport: Flight (1.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
|Day 7||Quito||Day 7 Quito (1B)|
Depart at any time. Additional Notes: We recommend booking pre or post nights in Quito for additional time to explore. The optional activities may require additional time, speak to your CEO for assistance booking these activities on trip.
Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.