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ANDES & AMAZON TOUR

Three exclusive and sustainable tourism operations have joined forces to offer you the unrivalled diversity of Ecuador in as few as 4 days! Termas de Papallacta SPA & Resort, Cotococha Amazon Lodge and Luna Runtun, The Adventure SPA have designed fully escorted packages showing you the best of Ecuador, the ideal complement for any visit to Ecuador or Galapagos!

PACKAGES

The Andes & Amazon packages form a circuit which can be completed in both directions. You decide where you start. As we want your stay to be the most comfortable, pleasant and memorable all our packages are fully escorted and almost all-inclusive, no hassles or unforeseen surprises! Depending on your time and interests the packages vary from 3 nights up to 6 nights.

WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE?

We are highly dedicated to offer you a sustainable product. We truly understand the delicacy of the ecosystems in which we operate and, as a reward for our persistent efforts, we have been certified by Smart Voyager and signed memorandums of understanding with Rainforest Alliance.

WHY ANDES & AMAZON?

• Relax at the very best and healing hotsprings of Ecuador and enjoy relaxation and purification with marvelous health and beauty treatments in our world class SPA’s. • Observe wonderful hummingbirds on very close distances, in the green and lush cloud forests of the Eastern Andes slopes. • Hike through tropical rain forests, enjoy a canoe ride on the great Napo River and observe the diverse Amazon flora and fauna • Cross the ‘Cascades Route’ along the Pastaza Corridor, rewarded by the WWF as a “Gift to the Earth” with thousands of orchids, dramatic waterfalls and views of the untouched cloud forests of the Sangay and Llanganates National Parks. • Make one of the many optional adventure activities, such as mountain biking, horse back riding, bird watching or white water rafting! • Experience the Andean and Amazon cultures and get in close contact with the native people from these fascinating areas. • Visit an ancient Andean Hacienda full of history and original Inca walls. • Enjoy the ‘Avenue of the Volcanoes’ through the central highlands with splendid views of the beautiful snowcapped Cotopaxi volcano, and if you feel fit enough, hike up to the mountain refuge as high as 4800 m. / 15750 ft! • Last but not least, you will enjoy our fresh and very tasty food, great wines and intimate accommodations in the most peaceful settings to make your experience truly unforgettable!


COTOCOCHA AMAZON LODGE: TERMAS DE PAPALLACTA SPA & RESORT: Termas de Papallacta is nestled in a majestic valley on the Eastern Andean mountain range 67 kilometers / 42 miles east of Quito, Ecuador’s capital. The resort, located at an altitude of 3300m / 10827ft is surrounded by towering mountains, beautiful upper montane forests and paramo wetlands. Termas de Papallacta offers 32 private rooms and 13 family cabins, all are surrounded by private thermal pools, accessible for hotel guests only.

Located 200 km / 124 miles east of Quito in the Upper Amazon Basin of Ecuador. The lodge offers 21 beautiful and spacious bungalows, built in native design and providing the greatest comfort. All cabins feature private facilities with hot water showers and a veranda or balcony with comfortable reclining chairs or hammocks. At night, the amazing jungle sounds and the illumination with lots of candles, torches and oil lamps, create a unique and romantic atmosphere. A wide range of activities and excursions are offered from the lodge, such as jungle hikes, visits to local communities, river tubing, butterfly farms, cave and cascade visits, night walks and much more!


Luna Runtun´s 300 acres are nestled within the Sangay National Park, a declared World Natural Heritage Site, located in the Andes at the entrance of the Amazon rainforest; with a spectacular view of the active Tungurahua Volcano (5016 m / 16460 ft), the valley of the city of Baños, the Pastaza Corridor, named “A Gift to the Earth” by WWF and the Llanganates National Park, the inaccessible mountains that hide the lost gold of the Inca Emperor Atahualpa. Enjoy 23 adventures activities; 11 hikes, rafting, canyoning, biking, horseback riding and discoveries of the surrounding country side. Our facilities feature 25 spa treatments, 4 pools and a jacuzzi with hot volcanic water. Enjoy superb Ecuadorian and European food at the Runtun Restaurant and El Café del Cielo with the most spectacular views.


Termas de Papallacta, Cotococha Amazon Lodge and Luna Runtun, The Adventure Spa. Reservations & Information: termasuio@termaspapallacta.com info@cotococha.com carmen@lunaruntun.com


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