Discover Ecuador, its beaches and mountains in a relaxed, local way!

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Explore the stunning coast of Ecuador on this two-week trip that will take you along La Ruta del Sol, or the Route of the Sun. You'll start in Salinas, a popular beach town known for its beautiful coastline and lively atmosphere. From there, you'll travel north along the coast, stopping at some of the most beautiful beaches in the Santa Elena and Manabi provinces. Highlights of your trip will include stops in popular destinations like Montañita, known for its surfing and party scene, and Ayampe,Las Tunas a quieter beach town where you can relax and take in the beautiful scenery. You'll also visit Puerto Cayo, a charming fishing village that offers a glimpse into local life. Offering its own unique flavor of Ecuadorian beach life. Don't miss the chance to sample some of the local cuisine, which includes fresh seafood, ceviche, and empanadas. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to stay in affordable hostels and guesthouses. And of course, you'll want to spend plenty of time soaking up the sun and surf on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Finally, you'll end your trip in Baños de Agua Santa, a popular tourist destination known for its hot springs and outdoor activities like rafting, mountain biking, and hiking. Don't miss the chance to visit the Pailón del Diablo waterfall and the Termas de la Virgen hot springs. The price includes: - Accommodation (hostels and guesthouses) - Transportation between stops - Activities Overall, this itinerary offers a fantastic way to experience the natural beauty and vibrant culture of Ecuador's coast. Whether you're looking for adventure, relaxation, or a little bit of both, La Ruta del Sol has something to offer every traveler.
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Trip Itinerary

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Salinas

Day 1-3
Arrival in Guayaquil, transfer to Salinas Upon arrival in Guayaquil, you will be met by me and transferred to your accommodation in Salinas (approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes' drive). After settling in, you'll have the rest of the day to relax and unwind on the beach, soaking up the sun and enjoying the ocean breeze. Day 2: Salinas Sightseeing Today, we'll explore some of Salinas' top attractions, including: Mirador El Morro: A scenic viewpoint offering panoramic views of Salinas Bay and the surrounding coastline. La Chocolatera: The most prominent point of the South American continent towards the Pacific Ocean. This spot is also popular for watching sea lions and marine birds. La Lobería: A sea lion colony located on a small island off the coast of Salinas. Here, you can watch these playful creatures in their natural habitat. Afterwards, you'll have the afternoon and evening to continue enjoying the beach or exploring the town at your leisure.
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Playa Montañita

Day 3
nowned 'Ruta del Spondylus' (also known as the 'Route of the Sun'). Our adventure will take us through breathtaking locations such as San Pablo, Monteverde, Valdivia, Manglar Alto, Olón, Ayangue and other picturesque beaches until we reach the vibrant town of Montañita. Once we arrive, we'll have plenty of time to soak up the sun, relax on the beach and enjoy the lively atmosphere of this famous spot. Montañita is renowned for its vibrant nightlife, bustling markets, delicious seafood, and friendly locals. You won't want to miss a moment of the excitement that awaits us!
3

Las Tunas

Day 3-4
After exploring some of the most spectacular destinations along the Ruta del Sol, we'll conclude our journey by witnessing the breathtaking sunset at Las Tunas Beach. And to cap off this incredible experience, we'll be spending the night right there on the beach.
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Montanita

Day 4
We'll rise peacefully and enjoy a hearty tropical breakfast to energize ourselves before embarking on a paragliding adventure over the stunning Ruta del Spondylus (Ruta del Sol) coastline. The guide will handle all the logistics, so you can simply relax and fulfill your dream of flying. The exhilarating flight experience lasts for 12-15 minutes. After this, another option available is to take surf lessons right on the beach, where we can soak up the sun and enjoy the ocean.
5

Las Tunas

Day 4-5
After having a blast paragliding over the ocean and enjoying a laid-back and surf day at the beach, we'll conclude our journey by witnessing the breathtaking sunset at Las Tunas Beach. And to cap off this incredible experience, we'll be spending the night right there on the beach.
6

Los Frailes Beach

Day 5
After indulging in a fulfilling and energizing breakfast, we'll visit Playa de los Frailes, which is considered by some to be the best beach in the area due to its secluded location, distance from the road, and tendency to be nearly empty. We'll spend the morning there, as the beach has specific entry and exit times. Afterwards, we'll explore another one of the gorgeous beaches that the Ruta del Sol has to offer. And of course we will visit the best "corviche" restaurant of the route.
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Ayampe

Day 5
After the corviche we will visit the one of the most beauty and relaxed village of the route. We'll embark on a hiking adventure along one of the many trails in Ayampe, where the opportunities for trekking and exploring are limitless. From the beach to tropical forests, lush rainforests, mountaintops, and hidden beaches, the possibilities are endless.
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Las Tunas

Day 5-6
After having explored Playa de los Frailes, Ayampe, and it's hiking trails, we'll conclude our journey by witnessing the breathtaking sunset at Las Tunas Beach. And to cap off this incredible experience, we'll be spending the night right there on the beach.
9

Baños de Agua Santa

Day 6-12
Despite visiting different coastal towns and engaging in various activities, we will still find plenty of time to relax. On this day, we will head to Baños de Agua Santa, a town in the Tungurahua province of Ecuador and the gateway to the Amazon basin. There, we will take some time to rest and recharge, but we'll be sure to start the next day off with plenty of exciting activities. These will include: -rafting -canyoning -bungee jumping -zip-lining as well as a visit to the spa and hot springs.
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Puyo

Day 12
We'll also venture into the Amazon jungle for the day, visiting one of its indigenous communities to learn about their customs and traditions. For the adventurous among us, there will be an opportunity to try chontacuros, a type of edible worm. We'll hike to the Hola Vida waterfall and visit the famous lookout point, where we can admire the Amazon jungle from above.
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Guayaquil

Day 12
After having relaxed and enjoyed ourselves on the beaches and in the mountains, we will return to the city of Guayaquil, where we will take our flight back to our respective destinations. We will make the most of our remaining time, reflecting on our experiences and preparing ourselves for the journey back home. What have we learned? How will this experience positively impact our lives moving forward? We will take the time to discuss and cherish all the memories we have made during our trip.
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12 days trip
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