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Local Living Ecuador—Amazon Jungle

7 days, Quito to Quito

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.

7 days

Quito to Quito

From$4751HKD
was $5939
Valid on Jun 4 2022
Trip Code: SEJL

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Expires on Jun 01, 2022 03:59 UTC
Promo Code G22GAV020ADV09

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.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Local Living

Intimate unpack-just-once adventures that bring out the best of the world’s best destinations.

Service Level: Basic

Simple and clean hotels and hostels; affordable public and private transport; lots of optional activities.

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 10

Age requirement: 12+

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

Visa Requirements

7 days

Quito to Quito

From$4751HKD
was $5939
Valid on Jun 4 2022
Trip Code: SEJL

Need a flight? We can help.

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

Special Offers

Expires on Jun 01, 2022 03:59 UTC
Promo Code G22GAV020ADV09

Creating ripples that change lives

The Ripple Score is an honest evaluation of how often we use local businesses and services to create each tour. With this score you can see the percentage of our local expenses that stay in the communities you visit. Learn more

Ripple Score

100

Map of the route for Local Living Ecuador—Amazon Jungle

Places visited

Itinerary

Day 1Quito

Arrive at any time.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Welcome Moment Meet Your CEO and Group

Day 2Quito/Tena

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.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Local Living Moment Amazon Jungle Experience| Your Wellness Moment Mud Mask Therapy

Meals included:

Dinner

Day 3Tena

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

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Local Living Moment Amazon Jungle Experience| Your Foodie Moment Chocolate Culinary Experience

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4Tena

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

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Local Living Moment Amazon Jungle Experience

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5Tena

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.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your G for Good Moment Shandia Biking & Community Experience| Your Local Living Moment Amazon Jungle Experience

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6Tena/Quito

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.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Hands-On Moment Blowgun Contest and Demo

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 7Quito

Depart at any time.

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What's 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

Accommodations

Rustic jungle lodge (4 nts), hotel (2 nts).

Meals

4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
Allow USD85-110 for meals not included.

Transportation

Local bus, motorized canoe, pickup truck, walking.

Staff & experts

CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local Quichua guides.

Available extras (Add these to your tour when you book)

Quito City Tour and Equator - From $389.00

Enjoy a city tour of Quito. Visit the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with stops at the Basilica del Voto Nacional, La Compañia Church, San Francisco Square, Plaza Grande and the Panecillo, a towering statue of the virgin of Quito who looks out over a stunning view of the city. Drive 25km (16 mi) north of Quito to the Middle of the World, latitude 0º. Stand with one foot in each hemisphere.

Make it a private tour

Book this tour as a private departure - with your own CEO and all the benefits of a G Adventures group tour - for any group, big or small (even just one traveller).

Local Living Ecuador—Amazon Jungle

| 7 days - Quito to Quito - from $4751 HKD