16 days in Ecuador Itinerary

16 days in Ecuador Itinerary

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16 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Start: Quebec City
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Quito
— 4 nights
bus:  5​h
2
Tena
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
3
Banos
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Riobamba
— 1 night
bus:  10​h
5
Montanita
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Puerto Lopez
— 3 nights
bus:  11​h
7
Quito
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Quebec City

4
nights
Quito

Quito ©
High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Chosen Bar, Termas de Papallacta, Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve, and other attractions. Step out of Quito with an excursion to Otavalo Market in Otavalo--about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Quito trip planning app .

Quebec City, Canada to Quito is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Quebec City in November, things will get warmer in Quito: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Mon) before leaving for Tena.

Things to do in Quito

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Termas de Papallacta, Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve, Otavalo Market, Laguna Quilotoa
Highlights from your plan
Laguna Quilotoa ©
Laguna Quilotoa
Termas de Papallacta ©
Termas de Papallacta
Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve ©

2
nights
Tena

Tena ©
A jump-off point for exploring the rainforest and its rivers, Tena boasts a well-established commercial and tourist core, with a small airport and bus terminal and plenty of operators offering organized wilderness tours.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Akangau Jungle Expeditions as well as Laguna Azul. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): get in touch with nature with Akangau Jungle Expeditions.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tena holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Quito to Tena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Wed) before leaving for Banos.

Things to do in Tena

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Jumandi Caves ©
Jumandi Caves
Akangau Jungle Expeditions ©
Akangau Jungle Expeditions

2
nights
Banos

Banos ©
A trip to Banos, a relatively small town in the picturesque Andean highlands, ensures plenty of chances for outdoor activities like horseback riding, hiking, climbing, canyoning, and mountain biking.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the landscape on two wheels at Ruta de las cascadas and then take in the natural beauty of Las Piscinas de la Virgen. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron), contemplate the geological forces at Tungurahua, then stop by Jacinto Guevara & Hijos Evanistas, then admire the sheer force of Cascada el Manto de la Novia, and finally get outside with Canopy double puerta del cielo.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Banos driving holiday app .

Getting from Tena to Banos by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Riobamba.

Things to do in Banos

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Las Piscinas de la Virgen
Highlights from your plan
Ruta de las cascadas ©
Ruta de las cascadas
Pailon del Diablo (Devil's Cauldron) ©
Tungurahua
Tungurahua

1
night
Riobamba

Riobamba ©
Riobamba is the capital of the Chimborazo Province in central Ecuador, which is located at the Chambo River Valley of the Andes. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Devil's Nose Train Ride as well as El Altar. On the 22nd (Fri), get impressive views of El Altar and then take a memorable tour with The Devil's Nose Train Ride.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Riobamba trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Banos to Riobamba by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In November in Riobamba, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Montanita.

Things to do in Riobamba

Nature Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
El Altar ©
El Altar
The Devil's Nose Train Ride ©
The Devil's Nose Train Ride

2
nights
Montanita

Montanita
A small, secluded coastal town with a laid-back atmosphere and a countercultural hippy vibe, Montanita has a reputation as a seaside getaway with a twist.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Montanita, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then take in the waterfront at Malecón Salinas.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Montanita online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Riobamba to Montanita in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Riobamba in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Montanita, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Puerto Lopez.

Things to do in Montanita

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Playa Montanita, Malecón Salinas
Highlights from your plan
Playa Montanita
Playa Montanita
Parasailing & Paragliding
Malecón Salinas ©
Malecón Salinas

3
nights
Puerto Lopez

Puerto Lopez ©
Sitting on the edge of a bay on the Pacific coast of Manabi Province, the small fishing village of Puerto Lopez acts as headquarters for the surrounding national park.
Take a break from the city and head to Playa de los Frailes and Isla de la Plata. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Aventuras La Plata, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stop by Pacha Chocolates.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Lopez holiday builder tool .

You can take a bus from Montanita to Puerto Lopez in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Montanita in November: highs in Puerto Lopez hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Lopez

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Machalilla National Park
Highlights from your plan
Playa de los Frailes ©
Playa de los Frailes
Isla de la Plata ©
Isla de la Plata
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Quito

Quito
To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Quito online holiday maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Puerto Lopez to Quito takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November, Quito is slightly colder than Puerto Lopez - with highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. You will leave for home on the 29th (Fri).

Things to do in Quito

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

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