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Full Ecuador

24 Tage, Quito nach Quito



Tour auf einen Blick


Tour-Dauer

24
Tage

Startpunkt

Quito
Ecuador

Endpunkt

Quito
Ecuador

Tour Style

Classic

Komfort-Level

Standard

Fitness-Level


Besuchte Länder auf dieser Tour

Ecuador

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Die Tour

Kreuze acht Tage auf einer Jacht im Galápagos-Archipel, suche in den Kakteenwäldern auf Plaza Sur nach Landleguanen, schnorchle am spektakulären Kicker Rock mit Rochen und Seelöwen, entspanne in heißen Quellen, übernachte bei einer Quechua-Familie, erforsche die Tierwelt am Amazonas, besuche den Markt von Otavalo.



  • G Adventures Abenteuerreisen


    Full Ecuador in wenigen Worten

    Lerne auf diesem ultimativen Ecuador-Abenteuer die Tierwelt der Galápagos-Inseln und die Vielfalt des Amazonas kennen. Erkunde das Land komplett, von den Anden zu den Inseln. Entdecke den Dschungel vom Kanu aus, übernachte bei einer Quechua-Familie. Stöbere über den riesigen Markt von Otavalo und fliege anschließend auf die Galápagos-Inseln, wo du eine Woche an Bord unserer Jacht Xavier verbringst und die Inseln erforscht. Wir haben unsere exklusive, eigene Flotte von Jachten und können dir ein hervorragendes Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis bieten – die beste Art und Weise, um diese Region zu erkunden.


  • Was ist im Preis inkludiert?

    • Übernachtung bei den Thermalquellen von Papallacta
    • Gastfamilie im Amazonas-Dschungel (2 Nächte)
    • Aufenthalt in einer Lodge im Amazonas mit geführten Wanderungen und Beobachtung der Wildtiere (2 Nächte)
    • Aufenthalt in Baños
    • Besuch der Ruinen von Ingapirca
    • Übernachtung in einer historischen Hacienda
    • Ausflug nach Otavalo
    • Aufenthalt auf den Galápagos-Inseln (7 Nächte)
    • Beobachtung der Wildtiere
    • Tägliche Möglichkeit, zu schwimmen und zu schnorcheln
    • Schnorchelausrüstung
    • Inlandsflüge
    • Alle Transfers zwischen den Reisezielen sowie zu inbegriffenen Aktivitäten und zurück.

  • Route der Tour

    Abenteuerreise Route Full Ecuador

    Tag 1 Quito

    Ankunft zu jeder Zeit möglich.

    Tag 2 Thermalquellen von Papallacta (1F)

    Es geht mit dem öffentlichen Bus zu den heißen Quellen von Papallacta. Optional kannst du am Nachmittag in den heißen Quellen entspannen.

    Tage 3-4 Gastfamilie im Amazonas-Dschungel (2F,2M,2A)

    Busfahrt in den Amazonas-Dschungel. Du verbringst zwei Nächte bei einer örtlichen Quechua-Familie in einem kleinen Dorf. Genieße Wanderungen zu nahegelegenen Wasserfällen sowie Kochkurse.

    Tage 5-6 Dschungel-Lodge (2F,2M,2A)

    Es geht tiefer in den Dschungel zu einer Lodge. Wanderungen und Kanufahrten sind inklusive; bei diesen Ausflügen erfährst du viel über die Natur und die Tierwelt der Region. Optionaler Rafting-Ausflug am Napo.

    Tage 7-8 Baños (2F)

    Weiterfahrt mit dem Bus nach Baños. Hier warten viele Outdoor-Aktivitäten auf dich, z.B. Wandern, Reiten, Mountainbiken oder ein Bad in den heißen Quellen.

    Tage 9-10 Cuenca (2F)

    Busfahrt nach Süden in die Kolonialstadt Cuenca. Mache einen Zwischenstopp bei den Ruinen von Ingapirca, der besterhaltenen archäologischen Stätte in Ecuador. Genieße eine inbegriffene Stadttour. Optionale Tagesausflüge in den Cajas-Nationalpark.

    Tage 11-12 Otavalo (2F)

    Flug nach Quito und Weiterfahrt nach Otavalo. Besuch des berühmten Kunsthandwerkmarktes und der Umgebung.

    Tage 13-14 Cayambe (2F)

    Es geht weiter nach Cayambe. Verbringe zwei Nächte auf einer 400 Jahre alten Hacienda am Fuße des Vulkans. Optional kannst du Cuicocha und Cotacachi besichtigen.

    Tag 15 Quito (1F)

    Reise zurück nach Quito und genieße Zeit in der Stadt zur freien Verfügung, bevor ihr euch abends zu einer informellen Besprechung über den Reiseablauf auf den Galápagos-Inseln trefft.

    Tag 16 San Cristóbal (1F,1M,1A)

    Flughafentransfer für den Flug auf die Galápagos-Inseln. Nach der Ankunft triffst du den Naturführer, der dir beim Transfer auf die Xavier behilflich ist, die in Puerto Ayora vor Santa Cruz vor Anker liegt. Am Nachmittag erkunden wir bei einem Besuch in der Lagune El Junco die diverse Vegetation in der Umgebung der größten Süßwasser-Lagune der Inseln.

    Tag 17 Punta Pitt/Kicker Rock (1F,1M,1A)

    Am Morgen Landung bei Punta Pitt, wo du eine Gruppe erodierter Vulkankegel bewundern kannst. Hier kannst du verschiedene Arten von Lavaströmen sowie die farbenfrohe Vegetation genießen. Kicker Rock ist nicht weit entfernt. Dieser fantastische Platz zum Schnorcheln ist dank seines nährstoffreichen Wassers die Heimat einer Vielzahl von Meerestieren.


  • Tour Details

    Was erwartet dich?

    • Übernachtung bei den Thermalquellen von Papallacta
    • Gastfamilie im Amazonas-Dschungel (2 Nächte)
    • Aufenthalt in einer Lodge im Amazonas mit geführten Wanderungen und Beobachtung der Wildtiere (2 Nächte)
    • Aufenthalt in Baños
    • Besuch der Ruinen von Ingapirca
    • Übernachtung in einer historischen Hacienda
    • Ausflug nach Otavalo
    • Aufenthalt auf den Galápagos-Inseln (7 Nächte)
    • Beobachtung der Wildtiere
    • Tägliche Möglichkeit, zu schwimmen und zu schnorcheln
    • Schnorchelausrüstung
    • Inlandsflüge
    • Alle Transfers zwischen den Reisezielen sowie zu inbegriffenen Aktivitäten und zurück.

    Die Highlights auf einen Blick

    Kreuze acht Tage auf einer Jacht im Galápagos-Archipel, suche in den Kakteenwäldern auf Plaza Sur nach Landleguanen, schnorchle am spektakulären Kicker Rock mit Rochen und Seelöwen, entspanne in heißen Quellen, übernachte bei einer Quechua-Familie, erforsche die Tierwelt am Amazonas, besuche den Markt von Otavalo.

    Hinweise zur Tourbeschreibung

    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. VERY IMPORTANT: 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.

    Hinweise zum Ablauf der Tour

    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.

    Wichtige Hinweise

    1. COMBO TRIP The Full Ecuador tour is actually a combination of our Inland and Amazon and Voyage Galapagos 10-day Original Class programs. As such, the staff and/or particular vehicles operating your tour may change between tour segments. This means that some passengers may be departing on Day 16, while others may be joining on that day. 2. PERSONAL DETAILS G Adventures requires your passport number and date of birth before your departure. Please make sure you give this information to your travel agent at the time of booking. 3. CONFIRM THESE DETAILS Once you have confirmed your booking please give us your international flight details and advise us if you have any important issues such as allergies, special diets, etc. 4. GALAPAGOS ISLAND PARK ENTRY FEE The Ecuadorian government currently levies a Galapagos Islands Park entry fee of $100 USD per person. This is payable at the airport upon arrival in the park. It is not included in the cost of the tour, and must be paid in CASH. This fee funds Park maintenance and supervision in Galapagos, as well as ecological study, conservation and infrastructure development in Ecuador's other National Parks. Entry fees and the funds they generate for the National Park System are among measures taken by the Ecuadorian government to protect its natural heritage. 5. TRANSIT CONTROL CARDS The Galapagos National Park authorities have implemented a system of Transit Control Cards at a fee of $20 USD per person. This card is to be purchased in CASH at a counter in the Quito airport before boarding the flight to the Galapagos. Please retain this card along with your passport as you will be required to present this upon arrival to the Galapagos Islands. Please note that this applies to all tourists entering the Galapagos Islands and is a supplement to the existing entry fee to the National Park and is not controlled by tour operators or travel agencies. It is the first of a number of initiatives to track, control and maintain the sustainable tourism targets set out by the Galapagos National Park and the Ecuadorian government in an attempt to preserve the fragile environment of the archipelago. 6. YACHT CABINS Please note that the rooming on our Galapagos yachts is done on a first-come, first-serve basis, and we are not able to guarantee the specific cabin you will receive on board. The cabins are comfortable and clean, all with private bathrooms. Due to the specific location of the cabins on board, the window sizes vary as well as the noise at times when the boat is navigating, given the proximity of the cabin to the engine room. Our friendly and competent crew will ensure a smooth and comfortable journey for the duration of your tour.

    Chief Experience Officers?

    Your G Adventures group trip is accompanied by one of our group leaders. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting- we think it's the best of both worlds. For your Galapagos voyage we have a highly experienced shipboard staff and crew, including a local naturalist guide in the Galapagos (certified by the Galapagos National Park).

    Gruppengröße

    Max. 16, im Schnitt 10.

    Inkludierte Verpflegung

    23x Frühstück, 10x Mittagessen, 11x Abendessen.

    Verpflegung

    Eating is a big part of traveling. G Adventures understands the importance of breakfast to start your day, we strive to include a basic breakfast wherever possible. A typical breakfast may include toast, coffee and tea, however this may vary depending on the city. Should breakfast not be included, your CEO can suggest some local options. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. While trekking in remote regions etc. food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.

    Empfohlenes Budget für Essen & Trinken

    Plane 285-375 USD für nicht inbegriffene Mahlzeiten ein. Getränke und Trinkgelder auf der Jacht sind nicht inbegriffen. Touristen müssen 20 USD Transitgebühr auf dem Flughafen in Quito und eine Gebühr von 100 USD im Galápagos-Nationalpark in bar direkt nach Ankunft auf den Inseln bezahlen.

    Transport

    Öffentlicher Bus, Flugzeug, Motorkanu, privater Minibus, Allradwägen, Pick-Up Truck, Motoryacht, Panga.

    Lokale Flüge

    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.

    Solo Trip - Für alleine Reisende

    We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

    Unterkunft

    Hotels (10 Nächte), Dschungel-Lodge (2 Nächte), einfache Dorfhütten (2 Nächte, Mehrbettzimmer), historische Hacienda in den Bergen (2 Nächte), Motoryacht (7 Nächte in Zweibettkabinen).

    Hinweise zum eigenen Zimmer

    Nächte 3-4: Gastfamilie in den Amazonas, Nächte 15-23: Kreuzfahrt Quito/Galápagos.

    Anreise zur 1. Unterkunft

    Hotel Rio Amazonas E4375 & Av. Amazonas Quito Ecuador 22556666

    Tipps zur Anreise

    The Quito International Airport is approximately an hour outside of the city centre where your joining hotel is located.The easiest way to get there is via taxi (approximately $30-40 USD). Immediately after the customs and immigration area, as you head to the exits, you will find a taxi stand. We strongly recommend you pay for the car at set rates from the taxi stand and therefore won't need to worry about sorting out a ride outside the airport facilities, where the situation tends to get more chaotic with many drivers vying for few clients. The taxis outside the airport area do not belong to the Taxi Airport Union and may charge higher fares. If you have paid in advance for an arrival transfer, a representative will be waiting at the airport to meet you holding a G Adventures sign with your name, directly in front of the arrivals section, There are often many people holding signs so we recommend to take some time to locate the rep with a G Adventures logo and sign with your name. If for any reason you are not met at the airport, you can go directly to the H.A.T.S. counter (Hotel and Airline Transportation Services) which is situated directly in front of the international arrival area, next to the taxi stand, and they will be able to assist you. In addition you may call our local support line at 0999 506 000. If you are unable to make contact for whatever reason, please make your way to the joining point hotel via taxi and report the issue to a G Adventures representative at the welcome meeting. Please note that Day 1 is an arrival day and no activities have been planned for that day so you can arrive at any time. Similarly the last day is a departure day during which no activities have been planned. Your CEO will organize a short meeting soon after arrival, during which you will meet other tour participants and receive information about general and specific aspects of the trip. Your CEO will contact you at the hotel on Day 1 and make sure you are settled comfortably. If you arrive late, s/he will leave you a message detailing what time and where you should meet the next morning. Excess luggage can be stored free of charge at the joining hotel during your tour if desired.

    Probleme bei der Anreise

    We don't expect any problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled, as soon as possible please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your CEO (if you are not on a group tour please refer to the emergency contact details provided in this dossier). If you are unable to get in touch with your leader, please refer to our emergency contact details. If you have pre-booked an airport transfer and have not made contact with our representative within 30 minutes of clearing customs and immigration, we recommend that you make your own way to the Starting Point hotel, following the Joining Instructions. Please apply to your travel agent on your return for a refund of the transfer cost if this occurs.

    Notfallkontakte

    Should you need to contact us during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call either the G Adventures Representative (if one is listed below) or our G Adventures Local Office. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so they may return your call and assist you as soon as possible. AIRPORT TRANSFER  If you have purchased an arrival through G Adventures or if an arrival transfer is included in the cost of your tour, please note that: Your arrival transfer has been arranged based on flight information provided to us. If you are advised of a flight schedule change within 48 hours of your scheduled arrival time, we will do our best to rearrange your arrival transfer however we cannot guarantee this. If your arrival transfer does not arrive within 30 minutes after you have exited the arrivals area please take a taxi to your start point hotel.  EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS G Adventures Office Quito, Ecuador During office hours (Weekdays 9am-6pm Local Time) From outside Ecuador: +593 2250 6610 From within Ecuador: 022 506 610 After hours Emergency number From outside Ecuador: +593 999 506 000 From within Ecuador: 0999 506 000 If you are unable for any reason to contact our local office, please call the numbers listed below, which will connect you directly with our 24 hour Sales team, who will happily assist you. Toll-free, North America only: 1 888 800 4100 Calls from UK: 0844 272 0000 Calls from Germany: 01805 70 90 30 00 Calls from Australia: 1 300 796 618 Calls from New Zealand: 0800 333 307 Outside North America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the UK: +1 416 260 0999

    Was packe ich ein?

    There is not a lot of extra space on the boat in the Galapagos. Life aboard the yacht is very informal, making casual, comfortable clothing a must. Please note that Galapagos is a protected National Park so your luggage will be checked before arrival and departure to and from the islands. Don’t bring with you any food, seeds or other organic material that could affect the delicate ecosystem of the islands. There is not a lot of extra space on the boat in the Galapagos. Life aboard the yacht is very informal, making casual, comfortable clothing a must. Please note that Galapagos is a protected National Park so your luggage will be checked before arrival and departure to and from the islands. Don’t bring with you any food, seeds or other organic material that could affect the delicate ecosystem of the islands. Porters are not often available, so be prepared to carry your own bags. Please remember that you can leave unnecessary articles in your joining hotel storage room. Please do not bring any alcoholic beverages aboard, as your boat has a bar offering a variety of alcoholic drinks and prices are reasonable. LUGGAGE ALLOWANCE ON THE BOAT: Please note that the amount of luggage you can bring on the boat is LIMITED due to small cabin size. We recommend travellers use soft sided duffel bags of 40-50 litres in capacity. We will accept luggage types onboard, however if you are a single traveller sharing with another traveller, it´s especially important to keep in mind that cabins are small in size and it´s best to pack light. Luggage storage facilities are available at the start hotel for anything you don´t need while you are exploring the Galapagos. Please note that the electric outlets on this boat are 110v and will have either 2 flat prongs or two pin-like prongs. If necessary please bring an adaptor with you for your electric devices, ie, battery chargers.

    Empfohlene Packliste

    - Passport (with photocopies) - Travel insurance (with photocopies) - Airline tickets (with photocopies) - USD cash - Credit or debit card (see personal spending money) - G Adventures vouchers and dossier - Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required - Fleece top - Windproof/waterproof jacket - Small towel and swim wear - 4 shirts/t-shirts - Sun hat - 1 pair of shorts - 2 pairs of long trousers - 1 pair hiking pants/track pants - Hiking boots/ sturdy walking shoes - Sport sandals - Sun block - Sunglasses - Toiletries - Watch or alarm clock - Water bottle - Flashlight - First-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking.) -Day pack -Camera with extra memory cards and batteries -Personal Entertainment -Binoculars -Waterproof backpack cover

    Reinigung / Laundry

    Laundry facilities are offered by some of our hotels for a charge. There will be times when you may want to or have to do your own laundry so we suggest you bring non-polluting/biodegradable soap.

    Visa

    All countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Contact your local embassy, or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. IT'S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO HAVE THE CORRECT TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION.

    Are you that kind of guy/girl? Zusätzliche Trip-Infos

    G Adventures ADVENTURER YACHT Our Galapagos boat, the g1, is an air-conditioned motor vessel with a capacity of 16 passengers. Spacious cabins feature a large view window, upper and lower berths, and private bathroom facilities. Recently refurbished, it offers a clean and casual setting with all the necessary comforts. It is staffed by 8 crew members, including a certified naturalist guide. Your total comfort is ensured by our helpful, cheerful staff who will attend to your every need. Additional vessel features include cozy bar, a small library and dining room. All meals are provided and are served aboard the vessel. You may purchase alcoholic beverages, water and soft drinks on the boat. In addition you are allowed to bring your own non-alcoholic beverages with you if you have any personal preferences. PLEASE NOTE: At times, when the g1 is being serviced, we will use another boat of equivalent standard and size. LIFE ON BOARD The daily schedule consists of a shore excursion immediately following breakfast, lunch aboard and perhaps a siesta before the afternoon shore excursion. In the evening after dinner, your naturalist guide will brief you on the islands to be visited the following day. You are ferried from the yacht to shore via small boats called pangas. Landings are either “dry” or “wet”, where you might have to wade ashore in shallow water. Your naturalist guide will accompany you during all excursions. ACCOMMODATION This is a G Adventures Classic tour, all accommodation will be Tourist Class and of a Standard service level. CLIMATE Located on the Equator, the Galapagos climate is tempered by the Humboldt Current, so you do not experience extreme heat. The warmest weather is December to June, when temperatures range from 22-33°C (72-90 °F), and the water temperature is in the mid 20s (mid 70s °F). From July to November, the temperatures are cooler and range from 18-24°C (60s -75°F). The average water temperature rarely reaches 21°C (70°F).

    Weitere Ausgaben

    Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.

    Geld wechseln

    Credit cards and debit cards are very useful for cash advances. Visa cards are the most widely accepted cards. While ATMs are widely available some may not accept all international credit or debit cards. You may need to try at more than one machine if the first does not accept your card. You should also check with your bank before leaving to ensure that your card works internationally. You should be aware that to purchase products or services on a credit card a fee of 5%-10% usually applies. Do not rely on credit or debit cards as your only source of money. A combination of US dollar cash and cards is best. Always take more rather than less, as you don't want to spoil the trip by constantly feeling short of funds. Please bring USD banknotes in denominations smaller than 100, as they can be hard to exchange in Ecuador. 100 dollar bills of certain series (e.g. CB B2) can be especially hard to cash! CURRENCY EXCHANGE TIP: Please be advised that slightly torn notes, notes that have been heavily marked or are faded may be difficult to exchange. It is best to bring notes in fairly good condition, in denominations lower than 100USD (or equivalent). As currency exchange rates can fluctuate often we ask that you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com

    Departure Tax

    USD $40.80 Many airline tickets already include this departure tax as part of the paid fare. Please check your ticket and ask at the airline counter when checking in for your flight.

    Trinkgeld

    It is customary in Latin America to tip service providers such as waiters, at approximately 10%, depending on the service. Tipping is an expected - though not compulsory - component of your tour program and an expression of satisfaction with the persons who have assisted you on your tour. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are several times during the trip where there is opportunity to tip the local guides or drivers we use. You may do this individually, or your CEO will offer to collect the money and tip as a group. Recommendations for tipping drivers and local guides would range from $5-10 USD per day depending on the quality and length of the service; ask your CEO for specific recommendations based on the circumstances and culture. Onboard the Galapagos yacht, tipping the Naturalist guide and boat crew is customary. There will be two envelopes presented at the end of the voyage, one for the guide and one for crew members. The recommended amount is $12-15 USD per day from each traveller ($5 USD for the guide and $7-10 USD for the crew members). This is only a suggestion as we understand that tipping is a personal choice.

    Weitere mögliche Aktivitäten vor Ort

    All prices are per person(unless stated otherwise), and are subject to change as services are provided by third party operators. Please note that many optional activities will need to be paid in cash. Baños: Horseback riding $25 Whitewater rafting $30 Cuenca: City tour $25 Cajas National Park $25 -$50 + Park entrance fee $10 Ingapirca ruins $30 Quito: Quito City Tour This tour of Quito is perfect for seeing fascinating panoramas, churches, and historical architecture of Quito. Learn about colonial art, culture, legends, and traditions. Quito was designated by UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage Site. The trip takes about 3.5 hours including the visit to the lookout point of El Panecillo where you will find one of the best views of Quito. Trip includes English speaking guide/driver and private transportation) - Entrance fees for the churches and Panecillo are not included in the price and are approx $ 9 USD p/p. - Price for 1 person : $ 50 USD - Price for 2+ persons : $40 USD City Tour + Equator Line (Combination of City tour and Middle of the World Tour) After the scenic city tour of Quito (described above) we go to the Equator line museum . Here we visit the Inti Ñan local museum where you can see different experiments to prove that you are at the Centre of the Earth. On the 00°00’00” line at the museum, you will have the opportunity to interact with demonstrations of phenomena that occur in nature, and which can be tested on our magnetic equatorial line. This trip takes about 5 hours in total and includes English speaking guide/driver and private transportation ) - Entrances fees for City Tour : $ 6 USD (Churches) - Equator line fees : $ 6 USD (Museums) - Price for 1 person : $ 60 USD - Price for 2+ persons : $45 USD The Middle of the world Driving 25 Kms. (16 miles) north of Quito, marks the exact Middle of the World, latitude 0º. Here you can stand with a foot on each hemisphere. We will visit the Inti ñan site museum (pathway of the sun) which show the diversity of Ecuador's native groups . On the 00°00’00” line at the museum, you will have the opportunity to interact with demonstrations of phenomena that occur in nature, and which can be tested on our magnetic equatorial line. Later we head up to Pululahua crater view point , which is one of the two inhabited volcanic caldera in the world. Trip includes English speaking guide/driver and private transportation) - Entrance fees for the Museums are not included in the price and are approx $9 USD p/p. - Price for 1 person : $ 50 USD - Price for 2+ persons : $40 USD Otavalo Market The Otavalo market is considered one the biggest and best native markets in South America. Here you can find an extremely wide variety of handicrafts made in Ecuador. We head north along the Pan-American highway for 2.5 hours. On the way we visit the village of Calderon to see the bread figures and Cayambe to taste the typical ‘biscochos’ (local biscuits). After you have explored the Otavalo market, we go to the leather market at Cotacachi or Peguche the weaving town . The busiest Market Day is Saturday with the most vendors, but the market is open daily. This trip takes about 8 hours and can depart everyday at 08h00 am (trip includes English speaking guide/driver and private transportation ) - Price for 1 person : $ 100 USD - Price for 2+ persons : $70 USD Mindo Cloud Forest – Full Day Drive northwest for about 2 hours, enjoy the dramatic change of vegetation as we go down the andes to the cloudforest. Mindo is a tiny town set amidst some of the most beautiful and peaceful countryside in the entire country. It is a centre for both nature and adventure activities. Go walking through the cloud forest and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the different waterfalls, take time to ride up the cable car with amazing views. Time for lunch in a local restaurant (not included) and visit a butterfly farm where you will be able to see an array of colorful humming birds for which Mindo is renowned. In the afternoon there is also the option of an organic chocolate tour which includes a demonstration of the chocolate-making process and of course tasting too! This trip takes about 9 hours and can depart everyday at 07h00 am (trip includes English speaking guide/driver and private transportation ) Allow : $10 USD for lunch and $ 20 USD for entrance fees. - Price for 1 person : $ 100 USD - Price for 2+ persons : $70 USD Cotopaxi Volcano A spectacular 2-hour drive in private transport takes us to Cotopaxi Volcano National Park , the highest active volcano in the world (5897 m) . We visit a museum in the park and hike around a lagoon at the bottom of the volcano to learn about the flora and fauna found at this altitude. We then continue by car up the volcano to the parking lot, at over 4500m. Then we walk approximately 1.5hrs to the refuge at 4800m, and after a short break, continue to the glacier (if the weather holds out). We head back to the Pan-American highway to have lunch somewhere near Latacunga, or buy a box lunch on the way to have more time in the park. Return to Quito in the afternoon. This trip takes about 8 hours and can depart everyday at 07h00 am (trip includes guide/driver in english and private transportation ) - Price for 1 person : $ 100 USD - Price for 2+ persons : $70 USD - Does not include Cotopaxi Park Entrance fee $40 USD per group ( Park fee cost can be split between travellers) PAPALLACTA HOT SPRINGS 
Two hours drive to the east are the Termas de Papallacta. They are located on the Cinnamon trail, (65km from Quito) which is the same route that Francisco de Orellana took in 1542 when he crossed the Andean mountain range in search of spices and gold, and discovered the Amazon River. Things to do:
 a) Hot springs pools with different temperatures and sizes with views of the Antisana volcano 5750m. b) Trekking up the river
 on marked path c) Horseback rides
 - extra cost d) Relax in the new spa recently inaugurated (spa services not Included in entrance fee cost.) Important Note: - Lunch not included however restaurant available onsite offering typical Ecuadorian meals with some international options. - Return to Quito in the afternoon.
 - This tour provides transport service only. Your driver will drop you off at the Hot Springs and wait for you when you are ready to leave. - Full day tour Tour Price: $100 USD – 1 Person $50 USD per person for 2+ travellers $7 USD Entrance fee per person

    Gesundheit

    Please note inoculations may be required for the country visited. It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor


  • Warum G Adventures?



    Warum Abenteuerreisen?

    Erlebnis- und Abenteuerreisen sind mehr als nur ein Urlaub. Sie sind eine Chance, deine Welt besser kennenzulernen, indem du den Menschen, Orten und Dingen, die sie so besonders machen, wirklich nahekommst ohne auf die Flexibilität einer selbst organisierten Reise zu verzichten. Dies ist dein Planet. Komm und lerne ihn kennen!

    Warum Kleingruppen?

    In einer kleinen Gruppe kann man die Welt besser entdecken als alleine oder bei einer großen Busreise. Kleingruppen bieten Sicherheit, Zugänglichkeit, Kameradschaft und eine stärkere Verbundenheit mit deinem Reiseziel als bei jeder anderen Art des Reisens.

    Warum G Adventures?

    G Adventures ist seit über 20 Jahren Experte für Abententeuersreisen in kleinen Gruppen. Das haben sie geschafft, indem sie den Reisenden zuhören und ihnen genau das bieten, was sie suchen: großartige Reisen an großartigen Orten mit großartigen Menschen zu leistbaren Preisen.



    G Adventures Gründer Bruce Poon Tip

    G Adventures meets Vamadu

    G Adventures wurde bereits 1990 von Bruce Poon Tip gegründet. Als Backpacker mit Herz & Seele, waren sein einziges Startkapital zwei Kreditkarten und das brennende Verlangen, eine authentische, nachhaltige Reiseerfahrung anzubieten, wie die Welt sie noch nicht gesehen hatte. Indem er abenteuerlustigen Individualreisenden eine Alternative zu den üblichen Touristenhotels, Kreuzfahrten und Busreisen anbot, veränderte er nicht nur die Art, wie Menschen ihren Urlaub betrachten, sondern auch das Angesicht des Reisens für immer. Das einzige, was sich in den letzten 25 Jahren nicht verändert hat, ist der tief verwurzelte Glaube an deren Grundwerte, die das Leben und G Adventure bis heute bestimmen.


    Wir Vamadu-Gründer möchten genau diese Art von nachhaltigem, unabhängigem Tourismus für Individualreisende & Backpacker fördern und freuen uns, dass G Adventures somit selbst Teil der Vamadu Story wird!