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QUITO TO LIMA ADVENTURE

15 Days, Quito to Lima
QUITO TO LIMA ADVENTURE

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Discover the best of Ecuador and Peru as you explore the Andes, Amazon, and Pacific coast on this 15-day adventure from Lima to Quito. Explore pre-Inca ruins, walk the co read more...

IS THIS Yolo TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Are young at heart
    • Prefer fast-paced and budget-friendly trips
    • Want to have meaningful encounters with local people
    • Love making new friends
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 14 nights accommodation (Simple hotels (9 nts, some multi-share), overnight buses (2 nts), jungle homestay (3 nts)).
  • 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners.
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  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Local bus, boat, truck, motorized canoe).
  • 3-night Amazon Jungle excursion in a local community.
  • Beach time in Mancora and Huanchaco.
  • Services of Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout the tour and local guides.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 305-400 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Quito
Day 2 Quito/Tena
Day 3 Tena
Day 4 Tena
Day 5 Tena/Banos
Day 6 Banos
Day 7 Banos/Cuenca
Day 8 Cuenca
Day 9 Cuenca/Mancora
Day 10 Mancora
Day 11 Mancora/Huanchaco
Day 12 Huanchaco
Day 13 Huanchaco/Lima
Day 14 Lima
Day 15 Depart Lima
Departures
  • Nov
    2017
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    2017
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    2018
  • Feb
    2018
  • Mar
    2018
  • Apr
    2018
  • May
    2018
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    2018
  • Jul
    2018
  • Aug
    2018
  • Sep
    2018
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  • Nov
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  • Dec
    2018
  • Jan
    2019
  • Start
  • Finish
  • Tue, 14 Nov '17
  • Tue, 28 Nov '17
  • Tue, 28 Nov '17
  • Tue, 12 Dec '17
  • Tue, 05 Dec '17
  • Tue, 19 Dec '17
  • Tue, 09 Jan '18
  • Tue, 23 Jan '18
  • Tue, 16 Jan '18
  • Tue, 30 Jan '18
  • Tue, 06 Feb '18
  • Tue, 20 Feb '18
  • Sat, 17 Feb '18
  • Sat, 03 Mar '18
  • Tue, 27 Feb '18
  • Tue, 13 Mar '18
  • Tue, 06 Mar '18
  • Tue, 20 Mar '18
  • Sat, 17 Mar '18
  • Sat, 31 Mar '18
  • Tue, 27 Mar '18
  • Tue, 10 Apr '18
  • Tue, 03 Apr '18
  • Tue, 17 Apr '18
  • Sat, 07 Apr '18
  • Sat, 21 Apr '18
  • Sat, 14 Apr '18
  • Sat, 28 Apr '18
  • Tue, 01 May '18
  • Tue, 15 May '18
  • Sat, 12 May '18
  • Sat, 26 May '18
  • Sat, 19 May '18
  • Sat, 02 Jun '18
  • Tue, 29 May '18
  • Tue, 12 Jun '18
  • Tue, 05 Jun '18
  • Tue, 19 Jun '18
  • Tue, 26 Jun '18
  • Tue, 10 Jul '18
  • Tue, 03 Jul '18
  • Tue, 17 Jul '18
  • Sat, 14 Jul '18
  • Sat, 28 Jul '18
  • Tue, 24 Jul '18
  • Tue, 07 Aug '18
  • Tue, 31 Jul '18
  • Tue, 14 Aug '18
  • Tue, 21 Aug '18
  • Tue, 04 Sep '18
  • Tue, 28 Aug '18
  • Tue, 11 Sep '18
  • Sat, 01 Sep '18
  • Sat, 15 Sep '18
  • Sat, 22 Sep '18
  • Sat, 06 Oct '18
  • Sat, 29 Sep '18
  • Sat, 13 Oct '18
  • Sat, 06 Oct '18
  • Sat, 20 Oct '18
  • Sat, 13 Oct '18
  • Sat, 27 Oct '18
  • Sat, 20 Oct '18
  • Sat, 03 Nov '18
  • Sat, 27 Oct '18
  • Sat, 10 Nov '18
  • Tue, 06 Nov '18
  • Tue, 20 Nov '18
  • Tue, 13 Nov '18
  • Tue, 27 Nov '18
  • Sat, 24 Nov '18
  • Sat, 08 Dec '18
  • Sat, 01 Dec '18
  • Sat, 15 Dec '18
  • Tue, 11 Dec '18
  • Tue, 25 Dec '18
  • Tue, 18 Dec '18
  • Tue, 01 Jan '19
  • Tue, 08 Jan '19
  • Tue, 22 Jan '19
  • Tue, 15 Jan '19
  • Tue, 29 Jan '19
  • Tue, 22 Jan '19
  • Tue, 05 Feb '19
TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Quito
  • Tena
  • Banos
  • Cuenca
  • Mancora
  • On Board The Bus
  • Huanchaco
  • Lima
  • DAY 1 Arrive Quito

    Arrive at any time.

    Spend the first day of your trip wandering Ecuador's capital city. Meet the group in the evening at the hotel.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Tonight, the adventure begins. Feel free to explore - but make sure you're back in time to meet your group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your trip. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Quito/Tena

    Travel to the jungle city of Tena and continue by truck to a jungle community.

    Travel overland to Tena, located on the edge of the Amazon. From there, transfer for 45 minutes by truck to the local community of Pimpilala that will be our home for 3 nights. Stay with a Quichua family, enjoy the hospitality of these wonderful people, and experience life in the jungle first-hand.

    Local bus
    Quito - Tena 6h-7h
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Amazon Jungle Homestay
    Tena
    Learn about local traditional beliefs and customs on this amazing homestay in the Ecuadorian Amazon close to Napo River. Stay with a friendly Quichua family near the community of Cando. They've introduced countless visitors to local living and a completely different way of doing things - one that may give you a different perspective on life.

    Take part in a number of amazing activities. Hike through the rainforest, plunge into waterfalls, and learn the uses of tropical plants. Experience local tradition, and learn about Quichua history and culture. (Lunch,Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 3 Tena

    Spot wildlife on nature walks and learn about local traditions at an overnight homestay.

    Amazon Jungle Homestay
    Tena
    Learn about local traditional beliefs and customs on this amazing homestay in the Ecuadorian Amazon close to Napo River. Stay with a friendly Quichua family near the community of Cando. They've introduced countless visitors to local living and a completely different way of doing things - one that may give you a different perspective on life.

    Take part in a number of amazing activities. Hike through the rainforest, plunge into waterfalls, and learn the uses of tropical plants. Experience local tradition, and learn about Quichua history and culture. (Dinner,Breakfast,Lunch)

  • DAY 4 Tena

    Spot wildlife on nature walks and learn about local traditions at an overnight homestay.

    Amazon Jungle Homestay
    Tena
    Learn about local traditional beliefs and customs on this amazing homestay in the Ecuadorian Amazon close to Napo River. Stay with a friendly Quichua family near the community of Cando. They've introduced countless visitors to local living and a completely different way of doing things - one that may give you a different perspective on life.

    Take part in a number of amazing activities. Hike through the rainforest, plunge into waterfalls, and learn the uses of tropical plants. Experience local tradition, and learn about Quichua history and culture. (Dinner,Breakfast,Lunch)

  • DAY 5 Tena/Banos

    Travel to Banos, an adrenaline junkie's paradise.

    Banos is the perfect setting for outdoor pursuits, including horseback riding, canyoning, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, and rafting in the surrounding mountains and on the River Patate.

    Pickup truck
    Tena 45m
    Hop into the back and ride along to the next destination.

    Local bus
    Tena - Banos 3h-4h
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Free Time
    Banos Afternoon
    Get out and explore Banos and its beautiful surroundings.

    Optional Activities
    Horseback Riding

    Banos
    25USD per person
    Hop in the saddle and explore Banos' beautiful countryside by horseback. Check out the unique vegetation in the region, and, perhaps, trot over to Tungurahua Volcano for amazing views.

    Mountain Biking
    Banos
    10USD per person
    Take to two wheels and explore the amazing scenery surrounding Banos. Pass by mountains, rivers, waterfalls, and changing vegetation, depending on what path you take. Enjoy the cool wind on downhill stretches, but be sure to bring sunblock; the sun can be strong.

    Hot Springs
    Banos
    Soak weary muscles in the thermal baths Banos is famous for. Head to hot springs at the base of Tungurahua Volcano (which means 'little hell in Quichua), or try some of the baths fed by the melt waters of Tungurahua's glaciated flanks. Rise before the sun for an early soak - watching the sun peak over the mountains while relaxing in the warm waters is definitely worth the early morning wake-up. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 6 Banos

    Opt to soak in the nearby hot springs or get active by hiking, horseback riding, or mountain biking.

    Free Time
    Banos Full Day
    Get out there and get exploring.

    Optional Activities
    Canyoneering

    Banos
    10USD per person
    Take the opportunity to go canyoneering in this prime place for outdoor adventure. Get fitted with gear and go with the group to explore waterfalls, rock formations, and the area's amazing natural beauty, all from a unique (and fun-filled) perspective.

    Hiking
    Banos
    Free
    Head to the mountains for some amazing treks - Banos provides the perfect natural setting for outdoor adventure.

    Mountain Biking
    Banos
    10USD per person
    Take to two wheels and explore the amazing scenery surrounding Banos. Pass by mountains, rivers, waterfalls, and changing vegetation, depending on what path you take. Enjoy the cool wind on downhill stretches, but be sure to bring sunblock; the sun can be strong.

    Hot Springs
    Banos
    Soak weary muscles in the thermal baths Banos is famous for. Head to hot springs at the base of Tungurahua Volcano (which means 'little hell in Quichua), or try some of the baths fed by the melt waters of Tungurahua's glaciated flanks. Rise before the sun for an early soak - watching the sun peak over the mountains while relaxing in the warm waters is definitely worth the early morning wake-up.

    Whitewater Rafting
    Banos
    70USD per person
    Hit the rapids in the adrenaline capital of Ecuador. Choose a river that suits your experience level; there a number with varying ranges of difficulty. Enjoy amazing Andean scenery and a fun-filled ride!

    Horseback Riding
    Banos
    25USD per person
    Hop in the saddle and explore Banos' beautiful countryside by horseback. Check out the unique vegetation in the region, and, perhaps, trot over to Tungurahua Volcano for amazing views. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 7 Banos/Cuenca

    Travel to historic Cuenca.
    Ecuador's third largest town, Cuenca, retains a pleasant provincial air with its colonial architecture, art galleries, and museums. The surrounding countryside is an outdoor playground. Visit national parks, take walks in the beautiful countryside, and see Ecuador's only Inca ruin site.
    Explore the city's sights including cobbled streets, red-tiled roofs, art galleries, flower markets, shady plazas, and museums.

    Local bus
    Banos - Riobamba 2h
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Local bus
    Riobamba - Cuenca 6h
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 8 Cuenca

    Enjoy a free day to visit Cajas NP or the Inca ruins of Ingapirca.

    Free Time
    Cuenca Full Day
    Enjoy free time to explore colonial Cuenca and its surroundings.

    Optional Activities
    Ingapirca Ruins Visit

    Cuenca
    Visit the ruins of Ingapirca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is approximately an hour and a half drive north of Cuenca, through some of Ecuador's most beautiful countryside. Although it is a major Inca site, not a lot is known about its history.

    Cajas National Park Visit
    Cajas National Park 3h-6h
    10USD per person

    Head out for an excursion from Cuenca with a visit to Cajas National Park. Tour this natural outdoor playground that combines stunning scenery and wildlife with excellent areas for hiking. The terrain is quite stark, mostly above 4,000m (13,120 ft) in the paramo (grassy highlands), with many clear lakes. Try some of the variety of treks in the park's vast 28,000 ha, and keep an eye out for oncillas, wild llamas, pumas, and a wide variety of birds, including toucans! (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 9 Cuenca/Mancora

    Cross the border into Peru and head to the beach.

    The adventure continues as we travel from Cuenca through the busy border town of Huaquillas and across the Peruvian border into Mancora. We follow the Pan-American Highway south to the seaside town of Mancora, a village populated by fishermen and surfers from around Peru and the world. Enjoy the relaxing beach atmosphere.

    Local bus
    Cuenca - Huaquillas 5h-6h
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Border Crossing (Ecuador - Peru)
    Huaquillas - Aguas Verdes
    Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

    Local bus
    Aguas Verdes - Mancora 4h-5h
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 10 Mancora

    Opt to relax on the beach, discover Mancora, go horseback riding, or take a surf lesson.

    Free Time
    Mancora Full Day
    Enjoy a free day to relax or get active.

    Optional Activities
    Surfing

    Mancora
    Jump up on a board and catch a wave!

    Horseback Riding
    Mancora
    Ride on a beautiful horse and get a new perspective on this area. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 11 Mancora/Huanchaco

    Free time in Mancora. Overnight bus to Huanchaco.

    Free Time
    Mancora Full Day
    Get out and enjoy this beachside town.

    Overnight bus
    Mancora - Huanchaco
    Curl up and catch a snooze en route to the next stop. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 12 Huanchaco

    Enjoy more beach time or opt to visit pre-Inca sites or the city of Trujillo.

    We continue heading south along the coast to Trujillo, the largest city in northern Peru. It is known for its beautiful colonial structures and nearby attractions of Chan-Chan ruins and the resort town of Huanchaco, where we spend the night.

    Free Time
    Huanchaco
    Get out and enjoy the beach or go further inland for exploration.

    Optional ActivitiesTrujillo Visit
    Trujillo
    Walk Trujillo's centre for a taste of colonial Peru. If shoes are your thing, hit the shopping district, where you'll find beautiful hand-made leather shoes to buy, thanks to Trujillo's large local shoemaking industry.

    Chan Chan Ruins Visit
    Trujillo
    Hop in a taxi and travel to the ruins of Chan Chan, the capital of Peru's largest pre-Inca empire, located 5km (3.1 mi) away from the city of Trujillo. Abandoned in the 1470s after the Inca army overran the city, it is now approximately 5,000 acres of eroded adobe. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 13 Huanchaco/Lima

    Full day in Huanchaco before boarding a night bus to Lima.

    Free Time
    Huanchaco Full Day
    Do as much or as little as you'd like before an overnight bus in the evening.

    Overnight bus
    Huanchaco - Lima 8h
    Curl up and catch a snooze en route to the next stop.

    Optional Activities
    Trujillo Visit

    Trujillo
    Walk Trujillo's centre for a taste of colonial Peru. If shoes are your thing, hit the shopping district, where you'll find beautiful hand-made leather shoes to buy, thanks to Trujillo's large local shoemaking industry.

    Chan Chan Ruins Visit
    Trujillo
    Hop in a taxi and travel to the ruins of Chan Chan, the capital of Peru's largest pre-Inca empire, located 5km (3.1 mi) away from the city of Trujillo. Abandoned in the 1470s after the Inca army overran the city, it is now approximately 5,000 acres of eroded adobe. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 14 Lima

    Explore Peru's capital on an optional city tour, try paragliding, or simply relax. Be sure to try the tasty ceviche and pisco sours.

    To get a feel for colonial Lima, take a cab to the Plaza de Armas and watch the changing of the Palace Guard in the afternoon. Walk around the streets surrounding the Jiron de la Union for great examples of Spanish-colonial architecture and to experience life in a large South American city. There are many fine museums in and around the city, including the Museo Rafael Larco Herrera. An optional city tour visits many of the cities highlights.

    Free Time
    Lima Full Day
    Get out and enjoy a first taste of Lima, the capital of Peru.

    Optional Activities
    Lima City Tour

    Lima
    Discover Lima's highlights on this half-day tour. Continue exploring at the archaeological site of Sacsaywaman.

    Lima Paragliding
    Lima
    Glide over Costa Verde, hover over Lima's city life and see the desert dunes over Pachacamac. Tandem flights are available to those who have never glided. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 15 Depart Lima

    Depart at any time.

    Departure Day
    Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure. (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 305-400 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 18 passengers, at an average there are 14 passengers travelling on this tour.

  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  9. Please note that this tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together with G Adventures, prior to Day 1 of your tour. Likewise, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another G Adventures tour, after your trip concludes.

  10. Please also note this tour travels to Banos. The Tungurahua volcano in the area around Banos is constantly active. G Adventures have operated countless tours to the Banos area over the years without incident. However, we are obligated to point out that travel to the area is at your own risk, to exercise caution when travelling in the area. Further, we urge you to check your insurance coverage with your insurance provider prior to travel to the Banos area.


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