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Ecuador & Northern Peru

  • Code #SLN
  • 14 Days
Duration
14 Days
/13 Nights
Availability
May,2017-Apr,2019
Group Size
Max 34
Departure City: 
Lima
Ends in: 
Quito
Accommodation
Budget Lodging & Camping

Trip Overview

Ever thought of seeing some of Latin America's most beautiful regions? Well this is your chance with a 14 day exploration of northern Peru, the Andes and Ecuador. Skirt your way north following the coastline from Lima all the way to the eclectic city of Quito. With an exciting blend of bustling cities, colourful markets, beach time, epic hiking trails and plenty of high-adrenaline adventure options, you're guaranteed a good time!

Included Highlights 
  • Experience two Latin American countries - Peru and Ecuador
  • Guided tour of stunning glacial lake Laguna 69 in Huaraz
  • Enjoy the buzzing capitals of Lima and Quito
  • Relax and enjoy beach downtime on the Peruvian coast
  • Excellent hiking and adventure opportunities
Treknical Details

Interests

Beaches
Cities
Large Group
Mountains

Accommodation & Transportation

Group Size
Max 34
Camping
3 Nights
Budget Lodging
6 Nights
Hotel
4 Nights

Food & Meals

  • 3 breakfasts, 7 lunches & 3 dinners

Other Inclusions

  • Services of a professional bilingual tour leader
  • Private overland vehicle transportation
  • All camping equipment (except sleeping bag)

Essential Information

  • This trip has a local payment of US$230 to be paid to your tour leader on day 1.
  • Prices quoted are land only. Call us on 0333 999 7951 for a flight quote (UK only).

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Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best overnight stops, highlights and included experiences, with plenty of optional activities to choose from. No two Trek trips are the same, with stops at some of your tour leader's favourite places and occasional changes to the itinerary, so get ready for one awesome adventure!

Tonight it's time to meet your tour leader, driver and fellow Trekkers, but why not arrive early to see the sights, or add some extra hotel nights before the start of your tour to really explore the city. 

The historic centre of Lima is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has loads to fill your time including beautiful colonial buildings, top-notch museums and the spooky catacombs which are most definitely worth a visit. Grab a seat in one of the main squares, the Plaza de Armas and Plaza San Martin, for a spot of people watching (both are within easy walking distance of your hotel). If you have time, nearby Miraflores on the coast is where all the cool kids hang out and well worth a visit to walk the coastal trail or to enjoy one of the many eateries.

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals Included

Meals paid locally

Optional Activities

Church & Convent of San Francisco guided tour US$3

Head north towards the Cordillera Blanca mountains and the small town of Huaraz. You'll gain your `altitude legs' here as the town is at an altitude of 3,052 metres and is located close to Peru's highest peak, Huascaran. Huaraz is well-known for trekking, climbing and beautiful scenery and with three nights here, there's plenty of time to really get to know the place. Enjoy a guided trek to Laguna 69, a beautiful high alpine lake nestled at the base of Pisco peak. You're going to be hard pushed to stop your jaw from dropping when you first gaze upon this breathtaking glacial lake! Who's up for a polar plunge?!

Accommodation

Hostel included

Meals Included

Lunch (x1) included

Optional Activities

Horse riding US$27
Pastoruri Glacier ice climbing US$50

Today is a big drive day to Huanchaco, where you'll camp for the night. It's the perfect time to practice your Spanish and get to know your fellow travelling buddies.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals Included

Lunch and dinner included

Optional Activities

Bruning Archaelogical Museum US$5

Make your way towards the beachside town of Mancora. With three nights here there's plenty of time for a bit of R&R as you feel the sand between your toes and swim in the bathtub-warm waters. There are loads of great seafood restaurants, buzzing nightspots and several kilometres of sandy coastline to stroll along, plus it's the perfect place to try a surf lesson or swim with turtles.

Humpback Whales travel to the northern coast of Peru from Antarctic waters for breeding and calving, so join a whale watching tour (seasonal, August to October) for a chance to witness these amazing creatures. Past tours have an 85% success rating for sighting Humpback Whales and you'll also spot other fascinating marine life such as dolphins, sea lions, sea turtles and maybe even a Blue Footed Booby!

Accommodation

Hostel included

Meals Included

Breakfast (x1) and lunch (x1) included

Optional Activities

Surf lesson US$45
Swim with turtles US$25
Horse riding US$15
Whale watching tour (Aug-Oct only) US$40

Hit the road and cross the border from Peru into Ecuador, to reach the old colonial market city of Cuenca, Ecuador's third largest city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk the cobblestone streets and check out the cathedral and museums. Fun fact is that Cuenca is where the Panama hat originated from so you may want to visit a factory and try on one of these beauties!

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals Included

Lunch (x1) included

Optional Activities

Cathedral Vieja & Nueva US$FREE
Ingapirca Ruins US$6 + transport
Museo de Arte Moderno US$FREE

Next up is the town of Banos which serves up a wealth of varied activities to keep you entertained, and all in a beautiful setting. See waterfalls, hike through rainforest or soak in the steaming thermal springs. If you're looking for more adrenaline-pumping adventure, then there's white water rafting, canyoning or bridge swinging on offer. Go wild!

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals Included

Breakfast (x1), lunch (x2), dinner (x2) included

Optional Activities

Bridge swing/bungee jump US$20
Canyoning US$50
Hot springs US$2-3
Massage US$30
White water rafting US$40-75

Last but not least is the Ecuadorian capital city, Quito, which is the second-highest capital city in the world at 2,850 metres above sea level. The city is hemmed in by dramatic green mountain peaks and sits at the base of the live volcano Pichincha; you can take the sky tram for awesome views of the city. The `Old Town' is a gem - a UNESCO World Heritage Site recognised as the best-preserved historic centre in Latin America, with magnificent plazas and art-filled churches. Check out the steep `calles', busy plazas and buzzing local markets of the old city neighbourhoods by day, then end your Latin American adventure in style with one last night out with your new amigos.

All good things must come to an end and you are free to depart at any time on day 14.

Accommodation

1 night hotel included

Meals Included

Breakfast (x1) and lunch (x1) included

Optional Activities

City tour US$15
Cathedral US$1
Equator site & museum incl taxi US$15
Museo de la Ciudad US$3
Sky tram to Volcan Pichincha US$10 + taxi
We offer a range of travel essentials with everything from additional hotel nights, travel insurance and more so you can organise everything you'll need for your trip in one easy place.

There is a local payment of US$230 which you will need to pay to your tour leader on the first day of your trip.

Our tours depart and finish at designated hotels in our gateway cities, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. It's also worth staying extra nights to explore the city more. You must book these hotels in advance either online with your tour or by contacting our friendly sales team.

 

LIMA - THE KAMANA HOTEL

Jiron Kamana 547, Lima, Peru

This centrally located hotel offers spacious and comfortable rooms with LCD TVs, cable and free Wi-Fi. Their Koala bar and restaurant offers traditional Peruvian cuisine and renowned Pisco Sours made be an expert bartender.

 

Full room (Your own single or double room)
From £22 | US$27 | Eur26 | AU$41 | NZ$45
Price per room per night

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATION

Airport transfers in Lima can either by booked in advance with TrekAmerica or arranged locally on arrival.

Transfers booked in advance cost approximately US$30 per person. Please contact us for more information.

To arrange locally on arrival, we recommend you use the pre-pay taxi desks after customs at the airport. Recommended companies include Taxi CMV and Taxi Mitsui Remise. The cost of a taxi from the airport to our downtown hotel should be approximately US$15 to $25. The airport is approximately 30 to 45 minutes from the city centre depending on traffic.

Our tours depart and finish at designated hotels in our gateway cities, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. It's also worth staying extra nights to explore the city more. You must book these hotels in advance either online with your tour or by contacting our friendly sales team.

 

QUITO - HOTEL MAJESTIC

Mercadillo 366 y Versalles, Quito, Ecuador

A family run hotel located close to Santa Clara Church offering comfortable rooms with color TV, mini-bar, full continental breakfast and a colonial style restaurant.

 

Full room (Your own single or double room)
From £26 | US$33 | Eur31 | AU$50 | NZ$54
Price per room per night

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATION

Airport transfers in Quito can either by booked in advance with TrekAmerica or arranged locally on arrival.

Transfers booked in advance cost approximately US$45 per person. Please contact us for more information.

To arrange upon arrival, you will find a 24-hour taxi rank outside the airport. Look out for the metered yellow taxis waiting in line outside the terminal. The airport is approximately 90 minutes from the city centre depending on traffic and the cost of a taxi to our hotel will be approximately US$25-35.

Our specialist flights department can offer UK customers a great airline fare to all of our Trek destinations. We have preferred contracts with many international carriers and have secured some of the most competitive prices in the industry. 

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At TrekAmerica we believe that your safety and enjoyment are the most important parts of your holiday. That's why we recommend you take out insurance as soon as your booking is confirmed. TrekAmerica can offer you comprehensive travel insurance which is completely tailored for your trip and is specially designed to include all the activities listed we do.

If you do not take our policy, you must ensure that the policy you do take offers an equivalent level of protection and covers you for the activities involved - be aware that some policies do not include, or restrict, coverage for this type of travel. ​

See our insurance page or download our insurance tips pdf for more information.

There are loads of exciting optional activities available for you to choose from during your trip giving you the flexibility to do the things you want to and leave out the things you don't. A list of optional activities and approximate costs are shown at the end of each day by day itinerary descriptions above.

Your tour leader will arrange your chosen activities during the tour so no need to pre-book. You'll also pay for these locally so ensure you budget for the bucket list items!

As local weather conditions and seasonality can change not all optional activities may be available on your trip and prices can be subject to change.

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