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Local Living Ecuador—Amazon Jungle

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7 Days

What's included

Food
Meals
4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
Transport
Transport
Local bus, motorized canoe, pickup truck, walking.
Accomodation
Accommodation
Rustic jungle lodge (4 nts), hotel (2 nts).
Staff
Staff
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local Quichua guides.

You will visit

Quito

Trip Comfort

Basic

Age requirement

12 to 100 years old
The Amazon Rainforest is so full of life; embrace it for yourself during a week unlike any other. From Quito, you’ll travel to your new home in the jungle and meet the Quichua family who will host you in their village for the next four nights. Discover waterfalls on jungle walks and travel to an animal rescue centre by canoe. You’ll learn about medicinal plants and how to use a blowgun, experience a shaman ceremony, and walk to a jungle waterfall. Most importantly, you’ll befriend people few outsiders have the honour to even meet.
Local Living Ecuador—Amazon Jungle
Starts
Quito
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7 Days
Ends
Quito

Itinerary

  • Arrive at any time.
  • Travel by bus and truck into the Amazon Jungle. Spend the next 4 nights in rustic wooden huts with a local Quichua family in their small village. Walk to a viewpoint and get a natural mud face mask treatment.
    Meals: DINNER
  • Guided walk to a waterfall then return home for a cacao culinary experience and tasting. Learn about medicinal plants on an afternoon jungle walk.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Morning car and canoe ride to the amaZOOnico Animal Rescue Centre. Free time in the afternoon to relax in the jungle.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Visit the local community in the morning and experience a shamanic healing ceremony and a mock jungle marriage ceremony. Later, cycle to the nearby community of Shandia and discover the beauty of the Amazon with a member of the community as your guide.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Enjoy a blowgun demonstration and participate in a contest to show off new found skills. Say goodbye to your Quichua family, then travel back to Quito.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Depart at any time.
Trip ID: sejl