Ecuador Quest
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Strange how a country thats literally at the centre of the Earth can be overlooked, isnt 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 Galpagos trip. Trust us. Its worth the time.

Latin America
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: History, Local Culture & Cuisine
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 141556
  • Starts: Quito, Ecuador
  • Finishes: Quito, Ecuador
You will Visit
  • Quito
  • Quito



Day 1: Quito

There are no activities planned until the evening welcome meeting.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting


Day 2: Quito/Baños (1B)

Travel to Baños and enjoy numerous outdoor optional activities like hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking or soaking in the hot springs.

Local bus (4.00 hour(s))


Day 3: Baños

Enjoy free time to experience all this adventurous town has to offer.


Day 4: Baños/Tena (1L, 1D)

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.

Optional activities include visiting an animal rescue centre, caving, and whitewater rafting.

Included Activities:
Amazon Jungle Homestay

Local bus (3.50 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))


Day 5: Tena (1B, 1L, 1D)

Spend a full day in the Amazon learning about life at a homestay. Enjoy nature walks and visits with the local shaman.

Included Activities:
Amazon Jungle Homestay


Day 6: Tena/Otavalo

Travel to Otavalo with a stop at the Quitsato monument. Optional activities include visits to Peguche Waterfall and the Cotacachi leather market or a hike around Cuicocha Lake.

Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))
Local bus (4.00 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))


Day 7: Otavalo/Quito

Explore the largest handicraft market in South America. Villagers from the surrounding countryside come every week to sell handmade goods as well as livestock, fruits, and vegetables.

Included Activities:
Otavalo Handicrafts Market Visit

Local bus (2.00 hour(s))


Day 8: Quito (1B)

Depart at any time.

Additional Notes:
We recommend booking pre or post nights in Quito for additional time to explore. The optional activities may require additional time, speak to your CEO for assistance booking these activities on trip.

    • Baños visit
    • Amazon Jungle homestay (2 nts)
    • Otavalo Market visit
    • Quitsato equator monument visit
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Hotels (5 nts), simple village cabañas/homestay (2 nts, multi-share)
    • 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
    • Private van, public bus, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Feel like a local at an Amazon homestay
  • Witness Andean scenery
  • Soak in the hot springs of Baos
  • Shop the Otavalo Market