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.
Fulltime students, teachers, and anyone under 30 save 10%
Quito | Baños | Tena | Otavalo
• Local Living: Amazon Jungle Experience, Tena
• Otavalo Market visit
• Quitsato equator monument visit
• All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
• Five nights shared hotel accommodation, two nights simple village cabañas/homestay
• Three breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners
• Guide throughout
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Day 1: Quito
Arrive at any time.
Day 2: Quito/Baños
Travel to Baños and enjoy numerous outdoor optional activities like hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking or soaking in the hot springs.
Day 3: Baños
Enjoy free time to experience all this adventurous town has to offer.
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.
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/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.
Day 7: Otavalo/Quito
Explore the famous Otavalo handicraft market before returning to Quito.
Day 8: Quito
Depart at any time.
Operated by G Adventures.
Price will be quoted in CAD. Discount offer listed only available with a valid International Student Identity Card (ISIC), International Youth Travel Card (IYTC), or an International Teacher Identity Card (ITIC) and applies to select trips. Departure dates available year round. Prices may vary based on departure date. Other conditions may apply. Please contact us for details. Trip Style: Classic. Activity level: Average.
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