This tour is designed to show you the extremes that Ecuador can offer. Our Amazon basin is known world wide for its impressive sceneries that come form the slow transition form our Andes region all the way down to the Amazon Jungle. Ecuador is the most biodiverse country on the planet, this unique condition allows us to have landscapes that you can not any where else.
You will ride from Quito south heading to the village of Papallacta, this small area is well known for it natural hot springs, this is the gateway to the amazon basin from the Ecuadorian highlands.
In the Andes, the higher you get, the cooler the temperatures are. During the day it can be warm and sunny, rain in the afternoon, and chilly in the evenings. This area is no exception, you will pass trough one of the heights roads in the country at nearly 4.000mts. over sea level.
If the climate is good on some parts of this trip you will be able to se the Sangay volcano, Sangay National Park has three volcanoes, tropical rainforests, and mountain paramos, making it a natural wonderland that extends from high peaks to the Amazon basin.
You will keep riding trough the amazon jungle to the small town of Puyo, this area is known as «Heart of the Amazon» is the largest Canton in the country with 9800 square kilometers. It has become the most touristy Canton of the Amazon.
The landscape and the natural beauty of the charms of Pastaza, offer the best options to visitors and scientists who wish to know the impressive vegetation, fauna, immense rivers, waterfalls and other fascinating places of the east of Ecuador.
The name of the city is because it is located on the banks of the Puyo River. In turn, Puyo comes from the word puyu which means haze in Quichua. Located on the outer flanks of the eastern cordillera of the Andes, in the Amazon Region of Ecuador, in the west of the province of Pastaza; approximately one hour from Baños along a very good quality road. It is located at 924 m. above sea level, at a latitude of 0 ° 59 ‘-1 «S and a longitude of 77 ° 49’ 0» W. Puyo is a small city that in recent years has significantly increased its tourist offer with special emphasis on the ecological and adventure activities. It has a great hydrological richness to its surroundings, besides the Puyo River runs east of the city.
From Puyo we will head back in to the Andes to the city of “Baños de Agua Santa”.
The setting is amazing: you can see waterfalls, hike through lush forests, rest your in steaming thermal springs (similar to Papallacta), hike down impossibly steep forest hills, bike or boat all the way to back to the Amazon Basin, and see the occasional eruption of nearby Volcán Tungurahua.