Experience the Best that Ecuador has to Offer with Berg Adventures – Trip Description
Sit back and enjoy the incredible sights and sounds of Ecuador with Berg Adventures as we take you to a few of our favorite places in this diverse country. Be prepared for a week of sensory overload in the bustling city of Quito, in the gorgeous countryside valleys of Cusin, and in the peaceful jungles of the Amazon Basin.
We begin our journey in Quito, situated in the Andean highlands at 9,350ft/2,850m and surrounded by beautiful valleys and breathtaking mountains. Its unique mix of rich history, cultural heritage and modern influence makes Quito a true gem. After a morning tour of the city, we travel north to the mountainous countryside where we will dive into a colorful market specializing in indigenous crafts and textiles, venture to the appropriately named Guinea Pig Lake, and relax in a beautiful hacienda.
After returning to Quito, the real adventure begins as we embark on a journey into the Amazon Basin! We will take a short flight to the town of Coca where we will board a boat on the Napo River to get to our final destination at the eco-lodge. The facility is truly unique as it is a community-run lodge and education center established in 2003 as a part of an ecotourism project that included the conservation of 53,500 acres/21,400 hectares of rainforest. The lodge is renowned for its quality services, facilities and educational programs.
You will get a chance to have an adrenaline rush during the evening cayman (alligator) observation tour, surround yourself with hundreds of birds at the parrot clay lick, mingle with locals in the Quichua village of Añangu, and discover the forest canopy from the observation tower. Your local guides will help you to further appreciate the wonders of the jungle with their wealth of knowledge and their uncanny ability to spot and identify the diverse flora and fauna.
People of all ages and levels of fitness are welcome to join us on this adventure of a lifetime. This trip is a perfect add-on for those returning from our "Volcanoes of Ecuador" climb, as it offers a perfect way to unwind before returning home. It is also a great way to involve family members and friends who were not interested in climbing with you, but still want to experience the wonders of South America. Please contact our office for details about customized dates and itineraries.