Ecuador Quest
8 days from Quito to Quito
From $ 729
Duration8 days

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.

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  • Duration: 8 days
    Service level: Standard
  • Starts in: Quito
    Physical Grading: Average
  • Ends in: Quito
    Ages: 12+
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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 CEO advising on the time and location of the welcome meeting.
Arrive at any time. Opt to pre-book the "Quito City Tour & Equator Line" activity on the checkout page ahead of time to include this optional on your tour.

End place: Quito

Day 2: 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.
Meals: B
Day 3: Baños
Enjoy another free day to take full advantage of all the activities in this adventurous town.
Day 4: 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 5: Tena

Start place: 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.

End place: Tena

Meals: B, L, D
Day 6: Tena/Papallacta

Start place: Tena

Take a local bus to Papallacta and relax in the natural mineral hot pools with volcanic views.

End place: Papallacta

Day 7: 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

Day 8: 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



  • 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
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Transport

    Private vehicle, Public bus, Walking
  • Accommodation

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

Dates & availability: Ecuador Quest

Departing Finishing Catalog Price Sale Price Seats left
Departing Sat, 11/28/2020 Finishing Sat, 12/05/2020 Catalog Price $ 729 Sale Price $ 729 16 Book
Departing Sat, 12/05/2020 Finishing Sat, 12/12/2020 Catalog Price $ 729 Sale Price $ 729 16 Book
Departing Sat, 12/12/2020 Finishing Sat, 12/19/2020 Catalog Price $ 729 Sale Price $ 729 16 Book
Departing Sat, 12/19/2020 Finishing Sat, 12/26/2020 Catalog Price $ 729 Sale Price $ 729 16 Book
Departing Sat, 12/26/2020 Finishing Sat, 01/02/2021 Catalog Price $ 729 Sale Price $ 729 16 Book

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