Your Travel Experience with Galapagos PRO
Start in Quito
Your guide will pick you up at your hotel in Quito. This flexible trip can begin at whichever time suits you best, however, we recommend that you start the tour early in order to reach all the highlights of the journey while the sun continues to shine.
The San Rafael Waterfall
The San Rafael waterfall is considered one of the largest and most grandiose in Ecuador and is surrounded by dense vegetation and beautiful scenery.
During the 25 minute walk from the entrance, you can already admire the lush plant life. At an impressive 160 meters high and 14 meters wide, the roar of this powerful waterfall can be heard 15 minutes before you reach the lookout of this tremendous natural spectacle. Fed by the rivers Quijos and Salado, the water is remarkably clean and clear.
Another highlight of this area is the large variety of birds and wild orchids. The rich vegetation surrounding the San Rafael waterfall consists mainly of the primary and secondary forest, filled with plant life native to the Amazon rainforest.
This excursion offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy hiking, climbing and discovering the rich flora and fauna.
Return to Quito
At the end of this adventurous day, you can relax on the way back to Quito, which takes about 3 and a half hours. You will be safely brought back to your hotel.