Ecuador Beaches, Amazon & Highlands
14 days from Quito to Quito
From $ 1699
Duration14 days

Reach new highs on this 14-day adventure through Ecuador that takes you from highlands to beaches and the Amazon jungle. See wildlife that rivals the Galápagos on Isla del Plata, choose your own adventure with thrilling activities in Baños, and learn about local life in the Ecuadorian Amazon by staying in a small village with a Quichua family. Ecuador is a multifaceted country and this itinerary gives you the opportunity to take in as many of its rich, fascinating perspectives as you can in two weeks.

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  • Duration: 14 days
    Service level: Standard
  • Starts in: Quito
    Physical Grading: Average
  • Ends in: Quito
    Ages: 12+
Ecuador Beaches, Amazon & Highlands - Tour Map

Itinerary

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Day 1: Quito

Start place: Quito

There are no activities planned until the evening. Please check at the hotel reception for a welcome note from your G Representative advising on the time and location of the welcome meeting.
Arrive at any time.

End place: Quito

Day 2: Quito/Manta

Start place: Quito

Take an early morning flight to Manta. Located on Ecuador's central coast, Manta is port city known for its fishing industry. Get familiarized with this bustling city with a guided tour of the Cancebi Museum and Tagua workshop, and a visit to Montecristi.

End place: Manta

Meals: B
Day 3: Manta/Puerto López

Start place: Manta

Located within the Machalilla National Park, the Agua Blanca community is one of the oldest archaeological sites in South America. Marvel at the natural archaeological wonders here which include temples, houses and ancient artefacts. Visit the community's brightly painted church and museum and browse the local artisan's market for unique souvenirs.
Travel to Puerto Lopez. On the way, visit the Agua Blanca Community. Hike, check out the museum and take a mud bath. Enjoy lunch in the community before continuing to Puerto Lopez. Enjoy free time on arrival.

End place: Puerto Rico

Meals: B, L
Day 4: Puerto López

Start place: Puerto Rico

Embark on a day-trip to Isla del Plata, home to a variety of seabirds including blue-footed boobies and fantastic snorkelling that rivals the Galápagos.

End place: Puerto Rico

Meals: B, L
Day 5: Puerto López

Start place: Puerto Rico

Enjoy free time to explore. Optional activities include hiking in Machalilla National Park, relaxing on white-sand beaches, or whale- watching (when in season).

End place: Puerto Rico

Meals: B
Day 6: Puerto López/Quito

Start place: Puerto Rico

Transfer to Guayaquil and fly back to Quito. The rest of the day is free to explore on your own. Options include taking a city tour, riding the cable car up the nearby volcano, or relaxing in one of the city's many cafés and restaurants. This evening, opt to enjoy a night out on the town with the group.

End place: Quito

Meals: B
Day 7: Quito

Start place: Quito

Enjoy a free day to get out and explore the many sights Quito has to offer.

End place: Quito

Meals: B
Day 8: Quito/Baños

Start place: Quito

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. Opt to pre-book the "Baños Canyoning Adventure" or "Baños Ziplining Adventure Bundle" activity on the checkout page ahead of time to include this optional on your tour.
Meals: B
Day 9: Baños
Enjoy another free day to take full advantage of all the activities in this adventurous town.
Day 10: Baños/Tena
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.
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.

End place: Tena

Meals: L, D
Day 11: Tena

Start place: 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.

End place: Tena

Meals: B, L, D
Day 12: Tena/Papallacta

Start place: Tena

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.

End place: Papallacta

Meals: B
Day 13: Papallacta/Quito

Start place: Papallacta

Enjoy a relaxing morning at the hot springs before travelling back to Quito for free time to explore.

End place: Quito

Meals: B
Day 14: Quito

Start place: Quito

Depart at any time. 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.

End place: Quito

Meals: B

Inclusions

Included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Shandia Biking & Community Experience, Shandia Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Baños Your Local Living Moment: Amazon Jungle Experience, Tena Your Wellness Moment: Papallacta Hot Springs Visit, Papallacta
  • Manta full-day tour
  • Agua Blanca Community Visit
  • Isla de la Plata full-day excursion
  • Internal flight
  • Shandia Biking & Community Experience
  • Amazon Jungle Experience
  • Papallacta Hot Springs Visit
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Transport

    Local bus, Private vehicle, Plane
  • Accommodation

    Hotels (11 nts), Simple village cabañas/homestay (2 nts, multi-share)

Dates & availability: Ecuador Beaches, Amazon & Highlands

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Departing Sun, 12/13/2020 Finishing Sat, 12/26/2020 Catalog Price $ 1599 Sale Price $ 1599 16 Book

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