Active Ecuador 8 days

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From $1600.00

22 reviews   (5.00)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 192 hours

Departs: Quito, Quito

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Guaranteed Departures every sunday year around


Quilotoa Crater Lake
Cotopaxi National Park
Explore Baños city
Road biking
The Swing of the end of the World
Hike to Pailon del Diablo Waterfall
Learn about the Culture of the Amazon
Canyoning in the tropical rain forest
Make organic chocolate fondue with your hands
Learn how to use a blowgun
Share time with the local indigenous people
Paddle the rapids of the Jatunyacu
Hike in the Amazon Jungle and search for medicinal plants
View hummingbirds
Volcanic hot springs in Papallacta
Stay at unique places in every location
Be led by top Activexpedition experienced guides at every step you take
Support sustainable travel to preserve culture and nature


Day 1.- Arrival and welcome briefing
Day 2.- Hike into Quilotoa Crater Lake
Day 3.- Trek to Cotopaxi Glaciers
Day 4.- Bike the Llanganates National Park
Day 5.- Canyoning in the Amazon
Day 6.- Rafting Class III
Day 7.- Hummingbirds and hot springs
Day 8.- Departure

What's Included

Accommodation at charming eco-lodges and colonial Haciendas

Fees to Reserves and Museums


Some Meals


What's Not Included

Flights and Airport Transfers

Tips for Guides and Drivers

Travel Insurance (mandatory)

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 8 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 85

Additional Info

  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Specialized infant seats are available

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.

  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.


Amazing Adventure Trip!
JFreeman1, 05-12-2022
Amazing trip!! I cannot say enough about the trip, guides and overall experience. There is a large diversity in terrain, activities, and food in a relatively small geographic area. This trip provides the perfect combination of organization, safety, and activities, but with ample flexibility, spontaneity and time to explore on your own. The guides go out of their way help provide the type of experience and activities that you prefer. I was a solo traveler and had a great time. Would be equally good for couples or friends traveling as a group.
Epic Vacation for our entire Family
taraf640, 26-10-2022
I want to thank Active Ecuador for the most EPIC family trip EVER! Oscar was the best guide we could ask for and Andres was a skilled and patient driver.

We especially loved that we got to see so many different parts of Ecuador, each with its own unique beauty. We loved every single day with the perfect itinerary for our active family, enough variety to satisfy everyone. This was thoughtful and so well put together with wonderful accommodations and really great food.

With a special helping hand by Oscar, our visually-impaired adult son was able to participate in every single activity - that means the world to me. We can't wait to come back to your beautiful and friendly country again someday.
-Tara Flanery and family
Active Ecuador 7 day trip.
Mark G, 24-09-2022
We loved our trip. Daniel Maldonado was an excellent guide. All our excursions were so fun and informative. Food was good and travel was very safe. Would gladly go again. Hiking to the Cotopaxi glacier crossed one item off our bucket list.
Amazing Active Trip!
Patrickfermo123, 23-09-2022
The active Ecuador trip was one of the most (if not the most) memorable trips of our lives. The diversity of being in the Andes versus in the lush Amazon Basin allows for travelers of all kinds to see something they like. From the incredible views of Cotopaxi, to the literal breathtaking zipline experience, all the way to rafting the Jatunyacu river, there's truly something for everyone to enjoy on this trip. A large portion of the trip's success was due to our expert guide, Oscar. Oscar was friendly, incredibly knowledgeable, and followed all safety guidelines. He had interesting information about every location, animal species, and flora we saw. I highly recommend this trip to any and all who are interested in exploring the wildlife of South America. 10/10 trip, and can't wait to do something like this again.
A soul-shattering experience - in the best way possible!!!
livefrombanjopod, 04-09-2022
Crystal and I's Active Ecuador Multi-Sport Trip guided by Christian was incredible. I'm terrible about leaving reviews, but after this life-changing trip I feel obligated, and I really hope many other travelers will get to experience what we did. I have traveled to many parts of the world and lived in 3 countries outside of the US, and at 42, this was one of the most amazing trips I have ever been on. My wife and I were both skeptical of what this trip would entail. We like to adventure places on our own, and "piece-meal" trips together, traveling around foreign lands in an overpriced rental. We were worried about potential lousy food, lousy accommodations, and a dicey guide experience. However, Active Expedition's tour was quite the opposite. Christian picked us up in a cozy touring van, and all we had to do was sit back for a week and enjoy a never-ending sea of beautiful vistas, waterfalls, rainforests, and so many volcanoes. has a four-year degree in guiding, 16 years of guide experience, and a never-ending amount of knowledge of the country, including the history, ecology, the best local food, and each city, folklore, shamanism, and every lodging was great. If you like ice cream it's everywhere. Though Christian speaks extremely fluent English, he was very patient to work with me and answer my questions as I continue to learn Spanish. From my understanding, all of the guides at Active Expedition are cut from a similar cloth. If you like hiking to crater lakes, biking with views of volcanoes, climbing active volcanoes, whitewater rafting, caving, or jungle canyoning and scrambling up small waterfalls then I recommend it, and if those aren't your things then they will be. I do recommend being prepared for some physical activity; however, each day we were tired, but the events and travel seemed to be designed perfectly so that you are never too tired or overly exhausted to be ready to go for each day's adventure. We ate so much great food. No processed foods and all fresh vegetables and fruits. I thought I would come back to the US 5-10 pounds heavier than I left, but I got home and was the same weight I left at 2-weeks earlier. Prior to booking this trip, I didn't even know Ecuador was a place I wanted to visit, but it is now one of my favorite countries in the world, and we are booking another trip to the Galápagos with Christian and Active Expedition in 2024.

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