Hotels (5 nts), simple village cabañas/homestay (2 nts, multi-share).
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
You will visit
12 to 100 years old
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 Galápagos trip. Trust us. It’s worth the time.
Day 1 — Quito
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 — Quito/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 3 — Baños
Enjoy another free day to take full advantage of all the activities in this adventurous town.
Day 4 — Baños/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.
Meals: LUNCH, DINNER
Day 5 — Tena
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.
Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
Day 6 — Tena/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 7 — Papallacta/Quito
Enjoy a relaxing morning at the hot springs before travelling back to Quito for free time to explore.