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TailorMade Ecuador: Natural Highlights

Make it truly your own. Start with this TailorMade sample itinerary, then work with our Private Travel team to customize the tour. Connect with Ecuador’s incredible landscapes, fauna, and local traditions. Let a naturalist guide introduce you to the Amazon jungle and its wonders then overnight in a jungle lodge. Explore Cotopaxi National Park, home to the towering volcano.

  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Supplier Tour ID: SSEATM/250612
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: Quito, Ecuador
  • Finishes: Quito, Ecuador
  • Age requirement: 12 +
You will Visit
  • Quito
  • Otavalo
  • Papallacta
  • Tena
  • Baños



Day 1: Quito

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.


Day 2: Quito

Today enjoy an included Quito city tour and visit to the equator line. After returning to your hotel, free time to explore the city.


Day 3: Quito/Otavalo

Depart Quito and drive to the highlands with a stop at the community of Peguche for a local lunch. Later, explore the largest handicraft market in South America, Otavalo market.


Day 4: Otavalo/Papallacta

Travel from Otavalo to the Papallacta and take a dip in hot springs. Later, opt to head out and explore the area by foot, book a spa treatment, or just relax and enjoy the mountain views.


Day 5: Papallacta/Tena

Travel to Tena and catch your motorized canoe to the Amazon lodge. Later, embark on a night walk to learn about the nocturnal creatures of the area.


Day 6: Tena

Start the day bright and early with a trip upstream to a parrot clay lick, where hundreds of vibrant parrots and parakeets gather to eat clay, which is vital to their diets. After breakfast visit AmaZOOnico, an animal rescue centre that rehabilitates, reintroduces, and cares for animals who are victims of illegal trafficking.


Day 7: Tena/Baños

Depart the Amazon and travel to the adventurous town of Baños.


Day 8: Baños

Free day to explore Baños. Be spoiled for choice with optional outdoor activities like hiking, ziplining, canyoning, whitewater rating or mountain biking.


Day 9: Baños/Quito

Drive back to Quito along the scenic Avenue of Volcanoes with a visit to Cotopaxi National Park en route. Enjoy stunning views of one of the highest active volcanoes in the world.


Day 10: Quito

Depart at any time.

    • Your G for Good Moment: Itamandi Lodge Package 3D/2N, Tena Your Wellness Moment: Termas de Papallacta Hot Springs 2N/1D, Papallacta
    • Arrival transfer
    • Overnight in an historic hacienda
    • Explore the Otavalo handicraft market
    • Cloud forest reserve visit
    • Two nights at an Amazon lodge with jungle excursions
    • Excursion to Cotopaxi National Park
    • Internal flights
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Hotels (4 nts), historic hacienda (1 nt), jungle lodge (2 nts), hot springs resort (1 nt)
    • 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
    • Private van, motorized canoe, walking
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Tour Highlights:
  • Visit the Old Town of Quito
  • Meet locals in the weaving community of Peguche
  • Drive the scenic Avenue of Volcanoes