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Quito to Lima: Surf Towns & Hot Springs
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From Jan 20

Discover the best of Ecuador and Peru as you explore the Andes, Amazon, and Pacific coast on this 15-day adventure from Lima to Quito. Explore pre-Inca ruins, walk the colonial streets, and get an introduction to the Amazon and its people with time in a jungle community. Tear it up on mountain bikes, raft wild rivers, catch big waves, and get your adrenaline pumping on exciting optional excursions. You’ll have plenty of free time to explore these remarkable countries on your own and create the ultimate adventure.

  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Supplier Tour ID: SEQM.C/258248
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: Quito, Ecuador
  • Finishes: Lima, Peru
  • Age requirement: 18 - 39
You will Visit
  • Quito
  • Tena
  • Baños
  • Cuenca
  • Máncora
  • Trujillo
  • Lima

Itinerary

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Day 1: Quito

Arrive at any time.
Spend the first day of your trip wandering Ecuador's capital city. Meet the group in the evening at the hotel.

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Day 2: Quito/Tena

Travel overland to the jungle city of Tena, located on the edge of the Amazon. From there, transfer by truck to the local community of Pimpilala. Stay in rustic wooden huts in the community of a Quichua family, enjoy the hospitality of these wonderful people, and experience life in the jungle first-hand.

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Day 3: Tena

Head out on nature walks and learn about uses of traditional plants, their cultural beliefs, and local traditions in the Amazon jungle.

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Day 4: Tena

In the morning, cycle to the nearby community of Shandia and discover the beauty of the Amazon with a member of the community as your guide. Learn about traditional uses of cacao by watching a chocolate-making demonstration, eat meals made of fresh local ingredients, and stay at the G Adventures-supported community lodge.

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Day 5: Tena/Baños

Travel to Baños, the perfect setting to get your adrenaline pumping, try out horseback riding, canyoning, hiking, mountain biking, or rafting in the surrounding mountains.

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Day 6: Baños

Enjoy a free day in Baños, opt to check out the swing at the end of the world or soak in nearby hot springs.

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Day 7: Baños/Cuenca

Enjoy the scenery on the way to the charming town of Cuenca.
Ecuador's third largest town, Cuenca, retains a pleasant provincial air with its colonial architecture, art galleries, and museums. The surrounding countryside is an outdoor playground. Visit national parks, take walks in the beautiful countryside, and see Ecuador's only Inca ruin site.

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Day 8: Cuenca

Enjoy a free day in beautiful Cuenca. Explore the city's sights including cobbled streets, red-tiled roofs, art galleries, flower markets, shady plazas, and museums or opt to visit nearby Cajas National Park or the Inca ruins of Ingapirca. Later, catch an overnight bus to Mancora.

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Day 9: Máncora

Arrive early into the seaside town of Mancora, a village populated by fishermen and surfers from around Peru and the world. Chill out and breathe in the salty air.

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Day 10: Máncora

Opt to relax on the beach, discover Mancora, go horseback riding, or take a surf lesson.

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Day 11: Máncora/Trujillo

Enjoy free time in Mancora before an overnight bus to Trujillo.

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Day 12: Trujillo

Arrive into Trujillo, opt to visit the impressive Chan Chan sandstone archaeological site, get a photo at the yellow colonial church, or head to Huanchaco for more beach time.

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Day 13: Trujillo/Lima

Full day in Trujillo before boarding a night bus to Lima.

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Day 14: Lima

Explore lively Lima, visit Barranco with your CEO to get a taste of bohemian-cool, try ceviche or sip pisco sours after exploring the colourful mansions and palm-studded streets.

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Day 15: Lima

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Your G for Good Moment: Shandia Community Lodge, Shandia Your G for Good Moment: Shandia Biking & Community Experience, Shandia Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Amazon Jungle Experience, Tena Your Discover Moment: Baños Your Discover Moment: Lima
    • Amazon Jungle excursion to a local community
    • Beach time in Mancora
    • Barranco neighbourhood visit (Lima)
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Simple hotels (8 nts, some multi-share), overnight buses (3 nts), rustic jungle huts (2 nts), G Adventures-supported community lodge (1 nt)
    • 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
    Transport
    • Local bus, boat, truck, motorized canoe
    Group Leader
    • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Mingle with Amazon locals during a homestay
  • Get active in Baños
  • Explore towering volcanoes and colonial cities
  • Chill out on the beach or surf in Mancora
  • Explore the nightlife in Trujillo.