Strange how a country that's literally at the centre of the Earth can be overlooked, isn't 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 Galapagos trip. Trust us. It's worth the time.
Price per person509 EUR
Flight tickets are not included. Our travel advisors will gladly help you find the cheapest flights. The price above is based on 2 adults traveling together. What's included?
Arrive at any time. There are no activities planned until the evening welcome meeting.
Day 2 - Quito/Banos
Travel to Banos and be spoiled for choice with optional outdoor activities like hiking, ziplining, and canyoning. Or, take it easy and relax in local hot springs.
Day 3 - Banos
Enjoy another free day to take full advantage of all the activities in this adventurous town.
Day 4 - Banos/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.
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.
Day 6 - Tena/Papallacta
Take a local bus to Papallacta and relax in the natural mineral hot pools with volcanic views.
Day 7 - Papallacta/Quito
Enjoy a relaxing morning at the hot springs before travelling back to Quito for free time to explore.
Day 8 - Quito
Depart at any time.
Hotels (5 nts), simple village cabañas/homestay (2 nts, multi-share).
Private vehicle, public bus, walking.
Allow USD180-235 for meals not included.
3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Please be aware
Please see the itinerary for information on optional activities and estimated pricing.