Local Living Ecuador—Amazon Jungle
7 days from Quito to Quito
From $ 779
Duration7 days

The Amazon Rainforest is so full of life; embrace it for yourself during a week unlike any other. From Quito, you’ll travel to your new home in the jungle and meet the Quichua family who will host you in their village for the next four nights. Discover waterfalls on jungle walks and travel to an animal rescue centre by canoe. You’ll learn about medicinal plants and how to use a blowgun, experience a shaman ceremony, and walk to a jungle waterfall. Most importantly, you’ll befriend people few outsiders have the honour to even meet.

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  • Duration: 7 days
    Service level: Basic
  • Starts in: Quito
    Physical Grading: Average
  • Ends in: Quito
    Ages: 12+
Local Living Ecuador—Amazon Jungle - Tour Map

Itinerary

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Day 1: Quito

Start place: Quito

Arrive at any time. Booking pre- or post-trip accommodation is highly recommended to fully experience the city and take advantage of the many optional activities available.

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/Tena

Start place: Quito

Travel by bus and truck into the Amazon Jungle. Spend the next 4 nights in rustic wooden huts with a local Quichua family in their small village. Walk to a viewpoint and get a natural mud face mask treatment.

End place: Tena

Meals: D
Day 3: Tena

Start place: Tena

Guided walk to a waterfall then return home for a cacao culinary experience and tasting. Learn about medicinal plants on an afternoon jungle walk.

End place: Tena

Meals: B, L, D
Day 4: Tena

Start place: Tena

Morning car and canoe ride to the AmaZOOnico Animal Rescue Centre. Free time in the afternoon to relax in the jungle.

End place: Tena

Meals: B, L, D
Day 5: Tena

Start place: Tena

Visit the local community in the morning and experience a shamanic healing ceremony and a mock jungle marriage ceremony. Later, cycle to the nearby community of Shandia and discover the beauty of the Amazon with a member of the community as your guide. Whitewater rafting is an option instead of the artisan crafts session.

End place: Tena

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

Start place: Tena

Enjoy a blowgun demonstration and participate in a contest to show off new found skills. Say goodbye to your Quichua family, then travel back to Quito.

End place: Quito

Meals: B
Day 7: Quito

Start place: Quito

Depart at any time.

End place: Quito

Inclusions

Included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Shandia Biking & Community Experience, Shandia Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Amazon Jungle Experience, Tena Your Wellness Moment: Mud Mask Therapy, Tena Your Foodie Moment: Chocolate Culinary Experience, Tena Your Hands-On Moment: Blowgun Contest and Demo, Tena
  • Visit to amaZOOnico Animal Rescue Centre
  • Walks to a viewpoint and a waterfall
  • Medicinal plants jungle walk
  • Shamanic ceremony
  • Cultural night including a jungle marriage ceremony
  • Transport between destinations and included activities
  • Transport

    Local bus, Motorized canoe, Pickup truck, Walking
  • Accommodation

    Rustic jungle lodge (4 nts), Hotel (2 nts)

Dates & availability: Local Living Ecuador—Amazon Jungle

Departing Finishing Catalog Price Sale Price Seats left
Departing Sat, 11/28/2020 Finishing Fri, 12/04/2020 Catalog Price $ 729 Sale Price $ 729 16 Book
Departing Sat, 12/12/2020 Finishing Fri, 12/18/2020 Catalog Price $ 729 Sale Price $ 729 16 Book
Departing Sat, 12/19/2020 Finishing Fri, 12/25/2020 Catalog Price $ 729 Sale Price $ 729 16 Book
Departing Sat, 12/26/2020 Finishing Fri, 01/01/2021 Catalog Price $ 729 Sale Price $ 729 16 Book

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