8-Day Classic Ecuador and Amazon Adventure

  • Tour code: 600-893
  • Available: Mon, Fri
  • Depart from: Quito, Ecuador
  • Duration: 8 Days 7 Nights
From USD$899

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Highlights:

7 nights accommodations. Special Features: Quito City Tour. Excursion to the Middle of the World. Otavalo Market. Rainforest Excursions.

Pricing Details

Single: $1180
Double (/Person): $899
Third Person Adult: $895
Child : $895
Fourth Person Adult: $895
Child : $895

Note: *Price in USD is based on the lowest price per person per room over the next 30 days. Exact prices are displayed when you select a date.

  • Price: All Prices are in USD. Prices are per person based upon shared twin room occupancy. All prices are based on current exchange rates and are subject to change without notice.
  • Children: All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum age for children on escorted or guided tours is six. Minimum age for European River Cruises is 12. There is no minimum age on independent packages. Discounts for children sharing a room as third may apply to children under 12.

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrive in Quito
  • Day 2 Quito - Otavolo(90 km)
  • Day 3 Otavalo - Papallacta(126 km)
  • Day 4 Papallacta - Amazon Rainforest(659 km)
  • Day 5 Amazon Rainforest
  • Day 6 Amazon Rainforest - Banos(631 km)
  • Day 7 Hacienda La Cienega(208 km)
  • Day 8 Quito
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Day 1 Arrive in Quito

After guests arrive at the airport in Quito, they will transfer to the local hotel. They will be able to spend the remainder of the day at their own leisure.

Day 2 Quito - Otavolo(90 km)

In the morning, we will tour the colonial section of Quito, walking along the narrow cobblestone streets. We will see Independence Plaza, the local Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, the Archbishop's Palace, and either La Compania Church or the Church of San Francisco. Afterward, we will see the Middle of the World Monument, located right on the Equator. In the afternoon, we will take a bus to Otavolo, arriving in the evening with a brief orientation and welcome dinner. This is where we will spend the night.
Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included

Day 3 Otavalo - Papallacta(126 km)

This morning, we will tour the local market in Otavalo, one of the largest in all of South America and run by the local Otavaleno Indians. Here, we can browse and shop for various goods including hand-woven clothes, jewelry, fruits, vegetables, and more. If time permits, we will also visit a local school. Then, we will visit the surrounding towns of Cotacachi, known for its leather handicrafts, and Peguche, famous for its beautiful waterfall. In the afternoon, we will transfer to Papallacta, located in the heart of the Andes mountains. The remainder of the day will be free for us to spend at our own leisure. Alternatively, we may also take an optional tour to the regions spas and hot springs. This is where we will spend the night.

Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included

Day 4 Papallacta - Amazon Rainforest(659 km)

After breakfast, we will transfer to La Punta Ahuano on the Napo River, where we will board a canoe that will take us to our lodge in the Amazon rainforest. In the afternoon, we will visit Ahuano, where we will get the opportunity to meet a local Quechua family and learn about their way of life firsthand before returning to the hotel.
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Day 5 Amazon Rainforest

This morning, we will be able to hike along the Napo River for approximately 2 hours while viewing the diverse wildlife up close. The Amazon Rainforest is the world's largest ecosystem, so we should be sure to keep an eye out for interesting flora and fauna. We will enjoy the views as we cross suspended bridges and fly through the jungle on a zip line basket ride. At the end of the hike, we will take a rafting trip on a traditional balsa log raft. We will then be able to spend the afternoon at our own leisure. It is recommended that we visit the local Butterfly Farm. This is a very active day, so we should be sure to rest well the night before. Those who participate in the rafting trip will need to wade through the water to reach the raft and will get wet during the ride. We will spend another night in the Amazon.
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Day 6 Amazon Rainforest - Banos(631 km)

In the morning, we will board a canoe bound for La Punta Ahuano before driving to El Pailon del Diablo ("The Devil's Cauldron"), one of Ecuador's most beautiful waterfalls. We will continue to Banos to see the magnificent Church and Plaza. We will also get to witness a demonstration on how to make vegetable ivory, a traditional craft that utilizes palm nuts to make jewelry and animal carvings. In the late afternoon, we will check into our local hotel before having the rest of the day free to spend at our leisure.
Breakfast: IncludedLunch: IncludedDinner: Included

Day 7 Hacienda La Cienega(208 km)

Today, we will visit Hacienda La Cienega, one of the oldest and most historical haciendas in the country. It provides spectacular views of Cotopaxi National Park and the local volcano in the background. If time permits, we may be able to visit a local school in Patate. After lunch, we will visit a local rose plantation to see one of Ecuador's most aromatic exports. In the evening, we will return to Quito for an evening at leisure.
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Day 8 Quito

Today, guests will transfer to the airport for their flights out of Ecuador. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding when to schedule flights.

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