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Ecuador: Amazon, Hot Springs & Volcanoes
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Ecuador

Ecuador: Amazon, Hot Springs & Volcanoes

Get in touch with the power of the planet on this nine-day adventure packed with many of Ecuador’s natural wonders. Hike through the greener-than-green Amazon jungle with a local naturalist guide at your side, slip into the celebrated (and restorative) hot springs of Papallacta, enjoy lunch with the residents of an Andean community, and spend a night at a historic hacienda. Let this force of nature blow you away.
Colour, culture and Incas - get ready for feisty, fiery and variety-filled adventures in Ecuador & Peru. Get ready to explore the legacy of the Incas in Machu Picchu, and take in the cultural highlights of its intriguing modern cities such as Lima and Cusco. Adventurers can further venture into the Amazon rainforest or go on to trek the Incan Trail, which is a must for any hiker.
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  • Duration
    9 Days
  • Starting From
    $1,749
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    G Adventures
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.

Trip highlights

The amazing Amazon
Highlight #1
The amazing Amazon
There’s no place quite like the Amazon rainforest, home to plants and animals that do not live anywhere else on Earth!
Ecuador: A stunning package!
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Ecuador: A stunning package!
There's plenty to do in Ecuador for all kinds of travellers. You can see whales offthe coast, birds in the cloud forest, and caimans' eyes gloating red in the waters of the Amazon.
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Ecuador is a country straddling the equator on South America’s west coast. Its diverse landscape encompasses Amazon jungle, Andean highlands and the wildlife-rich Galápagos Islands.

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Itinerary

Quito

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

  Hotel:  None

Quito/Otavalo

Drive to the highlands with a stop at the community of Peguche for a local lunch. Continue to Otavalo and visit the famous handicraft market. Stay the night at a historic highlands hacienda.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch,

  Hotel:  None

Otavalo/Papallacta

Visit the home and studio of Don Miguel to learn how the Indigenous people of the Otavalo region have used the backstrap loom to create their woven goods. Continue to the Papallacta Hot Springs Resort for a dip in hot springs, optional spa treatments, and hiking excursions. There is plenty of time to soak, relax, and enjoy the mountain views.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Papallacta/Tena

Visit the Guango private cloud forest reserve for a walk with your CEO to learn about the unique flora and fauna of the region. Enjoy a visit to Misahualli to visit the cheeky Capuchin monkeys who call this town home. Continue to Tena to catch our motorized canoe to the Amazon lodge. Settle in and receive a briefing from a local naturalist guide about the lodge and area. After, embark on a night walk with the naturalist guide to learn about the nocturnal creatures of the Amazon.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  Hotel:  None

Tena

Depart early by canoe to visit a parrot clay lick (Saladero). With our naturalist guide, view parrots and parakeets who gather to eat the mineral-rich clay which helps them digest fruit and seeds. Return to the lodge for breakfast then continue on to visit AmaZOOnico, an animal rescue centre that rehabilitates, reintroduces, and cares for animals who are victims of illegal trafficking. Later, enjoy a unique cultural experience at a local family’s home. Meet the family to learn about their traditions and what daily life is like in the Amazon.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  Hotel:  None

Tena/Baños

Depart the Amazon to Baños, a stunning town surrounded by volcanoes. Along the way, visit the Omaere Ethnobotanical Park and discover ethnobotany — the study of the relationship between cultures and the plants around them.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Baños

Free day to explore Baños where there are numerous optional activities such as hiking, horseback riding, visits to hot springs, and mountain biking.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Baños/Quito

Drive back to Quito along the scenic Avenue of Volcanoes with a visit to Cotopaxi National Park en route. Enjoy stunning views of the perfectly shaped volcano (it's one of the highest active volcanoes in the world).

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Quito

Depart at any time.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Inclusions

 Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Otavalo Weaving Lesson, Otavalo Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Amazon Home Experience, Tena Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Visit the Omaere Ethnobotanical Park, Baños Your Wellness Moment: Papallacta Hot Springs Visit, Papallacta

  Arrival transfer

  Overnight in an historic hacienda

  Explore the Otavalo handicraft market

  Cloud forest reserve visit

  Two nights at an Amazon lodge with jungle excursions

  Excursion to Cotopaxi National Park

  All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

  Meals and Accommodation

Not Included

 Additional 5% GST

 International Flights and VISA fees

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