Spice your carnival holidays in Ecuador with some off the beaten path adventure activities. Here is a list of the upcoming adventure trips ran by Barefoot Expeditions.
One Day Trips
- Feb. Saturday 21th: Rafting Quijos River $ 75.00
- Feb. Sunday 22th: Trekking & Hotsprings Papallacta $ 60.00
- Feb. Monday 23th: Mountain Biking (Quito – Nono – Tandayapa)$ 65.00
- Feb. Tuesday 24th: Zip-lining in the Cloud forest $ 60.00
Two day trips
- Monday 23th and Tuesday 24th: Mountain Biking & Zip-lining $250
- Saturday 21th and Sunday 22th: Rafting Quijos & Trekking & Hot springs Papallacta. $ 250
Barefoot Expeditions offers a variety of one and two days trips. All the tours include specialized guides, complete adventure gear, private transportation from/to Quito, lunch, snacks and beverages during the trips. It you want to extend your trip to two days trips the cost includes the accommodation.
Experience is not necessary for any of these trips, just bring your backpack with the essentials and we will do the rest.
Feb. Saturday 21th: Rafting Quijos River $ 75.00
Quijos river is a class 4 river located in the eastern Andes slopes.
The water of the river is cold (we always use neoprene suits and spray jackets)
Experience is not necessary for this trip, but swimming skills are needed!
Feb. Sunday 22th: Trekking & Hotsprings Papallacta $ 60.00
The village of Papallacta is 55 kilometers east of Quito, along the road to Baeza. Situated in a valley on the eastern slopes of the Cordillera Oriental it offers nice trekking opportunities through paramo and remnants of cloud forest. An added bonus for walking here is the opportunity to soak in one of Ecuador’s most appealing thermal baths at the end of the day. The 8 km. route (3300 to 3500 meters) climbs gradually through open pastures with views of the surrounding hills and the snow capped summit of Antisana to the south.
Feb. Monday 23th: Mountain Biking (Quito – Nono – Tandayapa). $ 65.00
Beautiful biking trip to see the quick change of the vegetation from the highlands to the cloud forest. Most of the trip is a continuous downhill in the old road that connects Quito with the western cloud forest. Part of the ride is paved, but most of it is sand and small rocks.
Feb. Tuesday 24th: Zip-lining in the Cloud forest. $ 60.00
Tucanopy is a system of cables that run trough the tree tops (canopy), this activity offers the chance to meet up close with the biodiversity of Andean Cloud Forests from a different perspective.
The journey is made out of six zip lines, which in total add up 2.150 m (7053,81 feet ) making it the longest zip line route in Ecuador .
This place also has an extensive network of trails, offering an opportunity to explore different kinds of habitats. Trails come in an assortment sizes and levels of difficulty, appropriate for all ages, young and old alike. The naturalist guides will explain the importance of the conservation and restoration of ecosystems. There is also the possibility of an adventure on the ancient trails of the Yumbos to learn about this unique culture of the Choco bio region.
Monday 23th and Tuesday 24th: Mountain Biking & Zip-lining $250
Saturday 21th and Sunday 22th: Rafting Quijos & Trekking & Hot springs Papallacta. $ 250