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Ecuador Quest
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Until Mar Until Mar 18 From Apr From Apr 18

Strange how a country thats literally at the centre of the Earth can be overlooked, isnt it? Stranger still considering how amazing Ecuador is. This eight-day trip shows off its best, rolling natural wonders (the Amazon!), stunning landscapes (the Ecuadorian highlands!), rich culture (Quito!) and active pursuits like hiking, horseback riding, and mountain-biking everywhere you look. Good on its own, this trip also makes an ideal add-on to any Galpagos trip. Trust us. Its worth the time.

Latin America
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of:
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: SEEQ.B/201836
  • Starts: Quito, Ecuador
  • Finishes: Quito, Ecuador
You will Visit
  • Quito
  • Baños
  • Tena
  • Papallacta

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Quito

Arrive at any time.
There are no activities planned until the evening welcome meeting.

02

Day 2: Quito/Baños

Travel to Baños and be spoiled for choice with optional outdoor activities like hiking, ziplining, and canyoning. Or, take it easy and relax in the hot springs.

03

Day 3: Baños

Enjoy another free day to take full advantage of all the activities in this adventurous town.

04

Day 4: Baños/Tena

Travel by bus into the Amazon Jungle. Spend two nights in rustic jungle huts in a local Quichua community. Enjoy nature walks and learn about local culture.
Descend into the Amazon Jungle region. Notice the scenery change dramatically heading from the mountains into the lush, tropical Amazon rainforest.

Stay with a Quichua family and enjoy the hospitality of these wonderful people, and experience life in the jungle firsthand.

05

Day 5: Tena

Enjoy a full day in the Amazon learning about local life in the jungle. Enjoy nature walks and visits with the local shaman. Spend the night in rustic jungle huts in a Quichua community.

06

Day 6: Tena/Papallacta

Take a local bus to Papallacta and relax in the natural mineral hot pools with volcanic views.

07

Day 7: Papallacta/Quito

Enjoy a relaxing morning at the hot springs before travelling back to Quito for free time to explore.

08

Day 8: Quito

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Local Living: Amazon Jungle Experience, Tena Recharge: Papallacta Hot Springs Visit, Papallacta
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (5 nts), simple village cabañas/homestay (2 nts, multi-share)
    • 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
    Transport
    • Private van, public bus, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Get your adrenaline pumping in adventurous Baos
  • Feel like a local at an Amazon homestay
  • Soak in the hot springs at Papallacta
  • Explore colonial Quito.