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Ecuador Upgraded

9 days, Quito to Quito

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It’s strange that a country so literally at the centre of the Earth can feel overlooked. From the imposing Andean mountains to the lush jungles of the Amazon, Ecuador sometimes feels like the tasting menu for South America. The best part is that on this wonderful adventure you’ll get to taste a little bit of everything. At Otavalo, wander the largest market in South America, take a canoe ride through the Amazon, dive deep into indigenous culture, hike amid volcanoes, tour an animal sanctuary, and slip into some natural hot springs on a trip that really packs a punch. Trust us, the adventure is worth it!

9 days

Quito to Quito

Sold Out

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Trip Code: SEAJ

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It’s strange that a country so literally at the centre of the Earth can feel overlooked. From the imposing Andean mountains to the lush jungles of the Amazon, Ecuador sometimes feels like the tasting menu for South America. The best part is that on this wonderful adventure you’ll get to taste a little bit of everything. At Otavalo, wander the largest market in South America, take a canoe ride through the Amazon, dive deep into indigenous culture, hike amid volcanoes, tour an animal sanctuary, and slip into some natural hot springs on a trip that really packs a punch. Trust us, the adventure is worth it!

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Classic

All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Service Level: Upgraded

Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.

Physical Rating: 2 - Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 10

Age requirement: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Visa Requirements

9 days

Quito to Quito

Sold Out

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Trip Code: SEAJ

Need a flight? We can help.

Call us to book your flights! We'll find you the best option!

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Itinerary

Day 1Quito

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included.

Day 2Quito/Otavalo

Journey into the Andean highlands and stop for lunch in the village of Peguche. Travel on to Otavalo, visit one of the largest outdoor markets in South America, and try your hand at haggling. Spend the night in a historic hacienda.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 3Otavalo/Papallacta

En route to the village of Papallacta we’ll visit the home and studio of a renowned traditional weaver. Glimpse daily life and observe weaving techniques that have been used for centuries in these parts. In the afternoon, arrive at the Papallacta Hot Springs Resort where you will have time to relax, take a dip into the thermal pools and opt to treat yourself to some available spa treatments.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Wellness Moment Papallacta Hot Springs Visit

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 4Papallacta/Tena

Explore the cloud forest reserve at the Guango Lodge and indulge in a delicious lunch in an orchid garden. Continue on to Misahualli and search for capuchin monkeys there before arriving in Tena. Board a canoe and travel to a jungle lodge on the banks of the Arajuno River and embark on a night walk through the forest with a naturalist guide.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5Tena

Rise early for a canoe ride to visit a parrot clay lick, also known as a Saladero with a naturalist guide. Eat breakfast at the lodge before taking a tour of an animal rescue centre. Afterwards, visit the home of a local Amazonian family to learn about life in the jungle before sharing a homemade lunch.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6Tena/Baños

Say goodbye to the Amazon as you travel to the popular resort town of Baños. Stop for a visit to the Omaere Ethnobotanical Park along the way and walk with an expert guide. Enjoy free time in Baños to partake in adrenaline pumping activities or take a scenic horseback ride in the countryside.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 7Baños

Enjoy a free day to wander through Baños and the surrounding area. You could head out on a hike, lounge in one of the town’s thermal springs, or get your adrenaline pumping on a mountain biking or white-water rafting adventure.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 8Baños/Quito

Travel back to Quito, the capital of Ecuador, along the Avenue of Volcanoes. Hop out for a quick hike through Cotopaxi National Park and search for wildlife as you explore this park, home to the second highest peak in the country.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 9Quito

Depart at any time.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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What's Included

  • Your Wellness Moment: Papallacta Hot Springs Visit, Papallacta
  • Arrival transfer
  • Overnight in an historic hacienda
  • Explore the Otavalo handicraft market
  • Cloud forest reserve visit
  • Two nights at an Amazon lodge with jungle excursions
  • Excursion to Cotopaxi National Park
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (4 nts), historic hacienda (1 nt), jungle lodge (2 nts), hot springs resort (1 nt).

Meals

8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Allow USD250-325 for meals not included.

Transportation

Private van, motorized canoe, walking.

Staff & experts

CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.

Departures

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Please Contact Us to inquire about dates for next season, or to discuss other tour options.

Ecuador Upgraded

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