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Inland & Amazon

16 days, Quito to Quito

A suspension bridge leading up to a hut in the Amazon forest in Ecuador
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This itinerary is valid for departures until March 2018. To view the itinerary from April 2018 onwards click here.

From the heights of the Andes to the heat of the Amazon Rainforest, experience an incredible land of contrasts on this 16-day journey through Ecuador. Explore the jungle by canoe and stay with a local Quichua family for an extraordinary cultural experience you'll never forget. Scour the market at Otavalo for special treasures and cure what ails you in a mountain hot spring. With its unique variety of accommodation and insight into rural life in the jungle, this is more than just a tour—it's a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

16 days

Quito to Quito

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Trip Code: EIA

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From the heights of the Andes to the heat of the Amazon Rainforest, experience an incredible land of contrasts on this 16-day journey through Ecuador. Explore the jungle by canoe and stay with a local Quichua family for an extraordinary cultural experience you'll never forget. Scour the market at Otavalo for special treasures and cure what ails you in a mountain hot spring. With its unique variety of accommodation and insight into rural life in the jungle, this is more than just a tour—it's a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

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: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 3 - Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12

Age requirement: 12+

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

Visa Requirements

16 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: EIA

Need a flight? We can help.

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Map of the route for Inland & Amazon

Places visited

Itinerary

Day 1Quito

Arrive at any time.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Welcome Moment Meet Your CEO and Group

Day 2Quito/Papallacta

Travel to Papallacta Hot Springs and opt for a relaxing afternoon at the hot springs.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Wellness Moment Papallacta Hot Springs Visit

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 3Papallacta/Tena

Travel by bus into the Amazon Jungle. Spend 2 nights with a local Quichua family at a homestay in a small village. Enjoy nature walks and and learn about local culture.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Local Living Moment Amazon Jungle Experience

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 4Tena

Spend a full day in the Amazon learning about life at a homestay. Enjoy cooking demonstrations and hiking to nearby waterfalls.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Local Living Moment Amazon Jungle Experience

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5Tena

Journey further into the Amazon to a jungle lodge. Included guided walks and canoe rides show the natural history and wildlife. Opt to go whitewater rafting on the Napo River.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6Tena

Spend another day exploring the area.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7Tena/Baños

Travel to Baños and enjoy numerous outdoor optional activities available like hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking or soaking in the hot springs.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 8Baños

Enjoy free time to experience all this adventurous town has to offer.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 9Baños

Enjoy another free day to experience all this adventurous town has to offer.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 10Baños/Cuenca

Travel south to the colonial city of Cuenca, stopping en route at the Ingapirca ruins. Enjoy an orientation walk of the city.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 11Cuenca

Enjoy a free day to explore. Opt for a city tour or go hiking in Cajas National Park.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 12Cuenca/Cayambe

Fly back to Quito and continue on to Cayambe. Spend the night in a 400-year-old hacienda at the base of a volcano.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 13Cayambe/Otavalo

Travel to Otavalo. Optional activities include visits to Peguche Waterfall or the Cotacachi leather market, or a hike around Cuicocha Lake.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 14Otavalo

Explore the famous Otavalo handicraft market.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 15Otavalo/Quito

Travel back to Quito and spend free time in the city.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 16Quito

Depart at any time.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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What's Included

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Your Wellness Moment: Papallacta Hot Springs Visit, Papallacta
  • Your Local Living Moment: Amazon Jungle Experience, Tena
  • Your Discover Moment: Baños
  • Amazon Jungle lodge stay with guided walks and wildlife-spotting (2 nts)
  • Ingapirca ruins stop
  • Orientation walk of Cuenca
  • Historic hacienda overnight stay
  • Otavalo visit
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (9 nts), jungle lodge (2 nts), simple village cabañas (2 nts, multi-share), historic mountain hacienda (2 nts).

Meals

15 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
Allow USD305-400 for meals not included.

Transportation

Public bus, plane, taxis, motorized canoe, private van, 4x4 vehicles, pickup truck.

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Departures

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Inland & Amazon

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