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Ecuador Quest

Ecuador

Ecuador Quest

Hiking·
Horseback riding
·
Start: Quito
·
End: Quito

Active pursuits like hiking, horseback riding, and mountain-biking everywhere you look

Activity
LocationEcuador
Duration8 days
Start / EndQuito / Quito
Tour operatorG Adventures

Ecuador

Ecuador Quest

Hiking·
Horseback riding·
8 days·G Adventures
Start: Quito
·
End: Quito

Description

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 ...

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Itinerary

Day 1Quito
Arrive at any time. There are no activities planned until the evening. Please check at the hotel reception for a welcome note from your CEO advising on the time and location of the welcome meeting.
Day 2Quito/Baños
Travel to Baños 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 3Baños
Enjoy another free day to take full advantage of all the activities in this adventurous town.
Day 4Baños/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 5Tena
Enjoy a full day in the Amazon learning about local life in the jungle. Spend the night in rustic jungle huts in a Quichua community.
Day 6Tena/Papallacta
Cycle to the nearby community of Shandia and discover the beauty of the Amazon with a member of the community as your guide. Later, take a local bus to Papallacta and relax in the natural mineral hot pools with volcanic views.
Day 7Papallacta/Quito
Enjoy a relaxing morning at the hot springs before travelling back to Quito for free time to explore.
Day 8Quito
Depart at any time.

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Accommodation

Hotels (5 nts), simple village cabañas/homestay (2 nts, multi-share).

What's Included

Your G for Good Moment: Shandia Biking & Community Experience, Shandia Your Discover Moment: Baños Your Local Living Moment: Amazon Jungle Experience, Tena Your Wellness Moment: Papallacta Hot Springs Visit, Papallacta. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Meals Included

3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

What to Take

Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, but because of the higher altitude in the Andes, the temperature can feel quite cold, especially at night. You will need a warm sweater or pullover. It’s best to layer clothes rather than bring a heavy parka so that you can take layers off. This is especially true on the Inca Trail, at which time warmer clothing is essentia... Read more
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€526.15per person
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