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Ecuador Quest
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Until Mar From Jan 18 From Apr From Jan 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/Link Tour Code: SEEQ.A/201835
  • Starts: Quito, Ecuador
  • Finishes: Quito, Ecuador
You will Visit
  • Quito
  • Baños
  • Tena
  • Otavalo

Itinerary

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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 enjoy numerous outdoor optional activities like hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking or soaking in the hot springs.

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Day 3: Baños

Enjoy free time to experience all this adventurous town has to offer.

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Day 4: Baños/Tena

Travel by bus into the Amazon Jungle. Spend two nights with a local Quichua family at a homestay in a small village. 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.

Optional activities include visiting an animal rescue centre, caving, and whitewater rafting.

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Day 5: Tena

Spend a full day in the Amazon learning about life at a homestay. Enjoy nature walks and visits with the local shaman.

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Day 6: Tena/Otavalo

Travel to Otavalo with a stop at the Quitsato monument. Optional activities include visits to Peguche Waterfall and the Cotacachi leather market or a hike around Cuicocha Lake.

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Day 7: Otavalo/Quito

Explore the famous Otavalo handicraft market before returning to Quito.
Explore the largest handicraft market in South America. Villagers from the surrounding countryside come every week to sell handmade goods as well as livestock, fruits, and vegetables.

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Day 8: Quito

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Baños visit
    • Amazon Jungle homestay (2 nts)
    • Otavalo Market visit
    • Quitsato equator monument visit
    • 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:
  • Feel like a local at an Amazon homestay
  • Witness Andean scenery
  • Soak in the hot springs of Baos
  • Shop the Otavalo Market