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Quito old town, Amazon, Baños and scenic Highland rides - 6 Days

Quito old town, Amazon, Baños and scenic Highland rides

Experience the majestic Amazon on your next Ecuador Amazon Adventure. This is one of the last remaining sanctuaries on earth, truly a green jewel that has the highest biodiversity per square hectare on the planet, surrounded by wide rivers that give life to an endless forest, which hosts an impressive amount of wildlife, as well as the inhabitants of small Quichua communities who have learned to live in harmony with nature.

On the Ecuador Amazon Adventure be ready!

To have your eyes wide open looking for wildlife because a pristine rainforest awaits you. No doubt, by visiting the Ecuadorian Amazon you will have a once in a life unique experience.

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  • Visit Quito old town and it´s world cultural heritage site. Step in two hemispheres at a time.
  • Ride by motorized canoe the wide Napo river
  • Unique Wildlife and thrilling landscapes
  • Go canoeing in the Amazon basin. Water tubing( optional)
  • Huge tree species per hectare and one of the most biodiverse places.
  • Meet people from the Quichua tribes and their unique culture, traditions, heritage
  • Experience an Amazon Lodge
  • Cultural experiences: practice hunting with a  poison dart blow gun, warrior face painting, dance with the community, clay making, gold panning
  • Easy access to the Jungle either by flight or by land, Ecuador is the best place in South America to go deep into the jungle
  • Visit Baños de Agua Santa and go for any of the multiple activities
  • Highland scenic rides

Day 1
Quito to old town and Equator Line

In the morning, you will be keen to stand on two hemispheres at the same time, visit the inhabited crater and finally visit the Unesco world heritage site for it´s well preserved, Quito Oldtown. With it´s facinating main, churches, convents and plazas full of locals and it´s everyday life. Then a visit to the “Panecillo”, Quito´s best lookout point.

Day 2
Quito-Misahualli and community

This day you will be picked up early morning from your accommodation to depart to the East of Ecuador towards the Amazon or "Oriente" for a 3.5 hour ride, you will descend from 3800m to 600m, this is a very scenic trip, since we will ride through one of the National Reserves, "Cayambe Coca" where few families have seen a family of the Andean bears crossing, so be alert because you will probably see other small mammals, like red foxes, or wild pigs, llamas. On a clear day, it is most likely to see the massive Antisana snow-capped volcano. Then arrive at the capital of the province of Napo, the town of Tena to have lunch, after lunch, we will continue for 20 more minutes to Misahualli, where you will accommodate in an Ecolodge, after taking time to accommodate you will visit the beach of Misahualli and refresh by the river. Then ride a motorized canoe down the Napo river to visit a community where you will learn about their native music, traditional dance, and vestment. Also, you will learn how the women from the community prepare their daily Yucca drink or "Chicha de Yuca" and then you will have the chance to sample it!.

Day 3
Wild Animal Rescue Center and Community

This morning you will ride a motorized canoe to visit a wild animal rescue center, basically run by volunteers. Where you will be able to learn more about this animals. Return to Misahualli to have lunch and continue the Napo River upstream to visit another community where you will be face painted with a natural color plant called "Achiote" as a warrior and practice your hunting techniques with a poison dart blowgun. Also, you will learn how pottery is made and painted with different color clays to then be fired and applied a natural shine. Then you will see the gold panning technique. And finally get ready to navigate down the Napo river. Water tubing is an optional adventure.

Day 4

This morning you will visit the 300-year-old Ceibo, a gigantic tree that can be hugged with about 20 people holding their hands together.

Then, head to Baños, where the adventure continues. On the way, you will have a 40-minute hike to the devil´s cauldron a huge waterfall nestled in an enormous lava rock. To then continue visiting the waterfall route, as the bride´s veil where you can go for some adrenaline zip line ride. Or go to the other side of the Pastaza river by a hanging Cable cart. Then continue to the town of Baños and to your accommodation you will then be picked up by 6 pm and head to the viewing point of Baños and back to accommodation to have a good rest.

Day 5
Baños Adventure

After breakfast, you have the option to separate from the group and choose from an adventure sport like rafting, mountain bike, rappel, hot spring pools, or just stay with the group and visit the swing of the end of the world and viewing point and Zoo. Later on you will meet with the group at 3 pm to continue the adventure.

Day 6

After the last breakfast of this tour, you will leave Baños, and head towards Quito, on the way, you will visit the Salasaca community market. Then, a quite long ride to Quito (3.5 hours) with several stops for restrooms snacks water and so on.

This late afternoon we will drop you off at the Quito Airport or nearby accommodation.

End of the tour!

What is included

  • 1 Airport transfers
  • 5 nights standard accommodation (based on two people´s occupancy)
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 6 lunch
  • Transportation to and from all activities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Spanish/ English speaking local guide

What is not included

  • Airfare
  • Dinner
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Personal or extra expenses.

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Price From USD$980/person
Total $ 980 USD

Trip Facts

  • Minimum 2 Max 8 people, the trip will be cancelled in case there is not at least two people comfirmed for this trip.
  • Quito-Quito
  • Standard
  • Mondays (weekly)
  • $450 This solo supplement will not apply in case there is more than one person joining the tour and the traveler accepts to share accommodation