Spondylus Self Guided – Self Guided Adventure
Get ready for an exciting adventure, in a country of many natural wonders and countless treasures made by men. Ecuador is a country with impressive contrasts where high summits merge towards the deep blue pacific ocean.
On this tour, you will be part of this merging. Following the water routes, you will transfer from the highlands from the Andes to the whole Coast line, baptized as Spondylus due to the colorful shell that leaves all along the pacific Ecuadorean Coast. Enjoy this tour fully thanks to our motorcycles and your riding experience. Using the best hotels and eco-lodges to make this one wonderful experience.
QUITO – RIOBAMBA -GUAYAQUIL
We’ll have a briefing in our offices in Quito, where the last paperwork will be filled, gear will be given and tested and the bike of your choice will be delivered. Then, after a quick brief on roads, safety, and quick guide, you’ll depart on your way. The departure will be by 9 after all the formalities.
The final destination for this day will be Guayaquil. You’ll descend through part of Volcano avenue, enjoying the sightseeing of Cotopaxi, Illinizas, and Chimborazo, the highest mountain in the world measured from the center of the earth. You’ll reach Riobamba where is a good spot for lunch. Then continuing with the trajectory towards Guayaquil. You’ll pass by the mid-country highlands, then descend to the Coastline passing through varied colorful small towns.
After your first day of the journey, your rooms at a pretty new hotel will be ready based on single occupancy (unless requested otherwise).
For dinner, many recommendations of where to eat will be given.
GUAYAQUIL – SALINAS – MONTAÑITA
When you wake up, you already feel the breeze of the coastline while you are having breakfast. Having Salinas as the Spondylus route start, You’ll visit la Chocolatera and mommies that date from 6000 years old which tells the story of this parts of the country, fixed point on your GPS to head north on your motorcycle rental. Feeling the freedom of the wind on a warm coast. the idea is to reach Montañita early so you can enjoy fully such an iconic town visited by many and pretty rich in culture. Your hotel is in the middle of the town. Surf lessons are included in the afternoon, followed by dinner and then a party.
You’ll be given few suggestions of where to eat. Seafood as the main dish changes along the route, so it worth treating yourself to this gastronomic experience. Your hotel will be ready to welcome you as soon as you arrive.
MONTAÑITA – PUERTO LOPEZ
An early start will begin with breakfast and then off to Puerto Lopez, where a full day tour will be waiting for you at La Isla De La Plata, where snorkeling and whale seeing will take place. An English-speaking guide will be with you at all times throughout the day.
A very special place has been selected for you to stay overnight. This Eco-Lodge has unconventional decorations all over and every room has a theme, that has been the hard labor of an Italian and Swiss artist in the country for the last 18 years. Also, the best place to have dinner.