The Lava Line

Head into the lush jungle and discover Ecuador in all its natural glory. Get local with an indigenous community, get up close and personal with a live volcano and make a splash in stunning waterfalls and hot springs. With one foot in each hemisphere, you will discover the true heart of this diverse country.

Departure dates

From 04/06/2024 to 17/03/2025

What's included

4 Dinner (D)6 Breakfast (B)Quito: Stroll around the colourful streets of the old town.
See Independence Square, La Basilica de Volo Nacional and all the other highlights.
Quito: Your inner science nerd will love this museum all about the Equator.
Quito: Here’s your chance to snap up some brightly coloured ponchos for everyone back home.
Baños: Live out all your rainforest hiking dreams as you climb past this monumental waterfall.
Baños: Hungry after all that travelling? Fill up on some mouth-watering BBQ seasoned with the freshest Ecuadorian spices.
Baños: If you’ve always wanted to learn this Latin dance, this is your moment.
We’ve booked you in for a lesson!Quito: Take a seat and enjoy your final included dinner in Ecuador.
Enjoying a good hearty meal with your crew is one way to lighten the sting from the upcoming goodbyes.

Itinerary / more information

  • Day 1 Welcome to Quito! The mood will be sky high as we gather in Ecuador's capital. This modern day city (nicknamed the 'light of America') is built on ancient Incan ruins and boasts one of the best preserved historic centers in America. It was also the first city declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. We'll jump straight in to a team tour of the city, skip between two hemispheres at the Equatorial line. Squeezing in a visit to the IInti-?an Museum should round off the first day on trip pretty nicely.
  • Day 2 It's out of the city & into the lush jungle with spectacular views en route. Not a bad way to spend the day. This stunning landscape is composed of vibrant hills and tumbling rivers that make it a white water rafting dream! If that's not your scene, we'll head to a humming bird sanctuary, and try and catch these beautiful birds as they buzz by. Then we'll settle in for the night, ready for big adventures tomorrow.
  • Day 3 Today is yours to roam the city and jungle to your hearts content. Maybe unwind over a few hot sugar cane and cinnamon drinks and a traditional Guayuza, or opt to visit a local indigenous community - a pretty cool way to truly go local and give back on your trip. You'll get the chance to meet a shaman, play soccer with the local kids and really experience what tribe life is all about in this part of the world. Like the sound of this? Maybe consider packing some extra school supplies or tasty treats in your luggage - absolutely not essential but definitely appreciated by the local children. This afternoon, take the adrenaline up a notch and and hit the river for some fast and furious rafting. Nothing like a spot of rapid riding to induce group bonding. Tonight, we'll feast on delicious meats, sauces and salads, all traditional and sourced locally from the area. YUM.
  • Day 4 Good morning, Amazonian roamers! Today we're off to the adrenaline capital of Ba?os, so time to shimmy our way out of the rainforest - our next adventure awaits... Sitting amidst tumbling valleys, waterfalls, and the still active Volc?n Tungurahua, Ba?os is a big deal on the natural beauty front. If "Thrill Seeker" is your middle name, you'll love to opt for today's Zip Line and Canyoneering experiences. Afterwards, we'll feast on DELISH spread of perfectly seasoned barbecue meats, before we burn away all those calories with salsa - with our friendly local teacher, Edith. Now, that's night well spent!
  • Day 5 The adventure opportunities are endless today, with horseback riding, canyoneering and ziplining all on the menu. And trust us, this isn't just any regular old zipline - we're talking aerial bridges, rock climbing and speeding through the skies, Superman style - pretty much the ultimate aerial adventure. Don't have such a head for heights? Horsey fun and canyoneering expeditions will keep you on your toes. Oh what a tough day this will be in Banos - deciding how best to embrace your inner adventurer.
  • Day 6 You've got another chance to explore this beautiful city - lucky you! At night, we'll dine on a traditional Ecuadorian meal as our time in this wonderful country comes to an end.
  • Day 7 Your trip ends after breakfast today when it's time to say adios to your new bffs. Why not continue the adventure on head onto our Galapagos Island Hopper or Peru Uncovered trip?
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