The Ecuador Experience

Resort: The Ecuador Experience
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: Ecuador
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Over View

If you want to sample the regions highlights without sacrificing some of its lesser-known gems, theres no better way to experience Ecuador’s dramatic scenery and colourful people. Visit the Amazon and a shaman apprentice for an incredible introduction to indigenous culture of the jungle. Staying in simple hotels and homestays and using public transport will keep you grounded in the local customs and culture. We’ll travel from the Avenue of the Volcanoes to relaxing Pacific beaches and mountain hot springs. This adventure offers up a great combination of must-see highlights and free time to explore on your own.

Itineraries

Day 1
Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2
QuitoTena

Head down winding roads to the Amazon Basin and spend the night in Tena.

Day 3
Tena

Enjoy a free day in Tena, opt to visit an animal rescue centre or go whitewater rafting. Later, head to a local Quichua community in a small Amazonian village to spend two nights in rustic jungle huts. Enjoy nature walks and visits with the local shaman.

Day 4
Tena

Spend the day exploring the area around the Quichua community and learn more about local life in the jungle.

Day 5
TenaBaos

Travel to Baos and enjoy the numerous outdoor optional activities available. Opt to go hiking, ziplining, or soak in the hot springs.

Day 6
Baos

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

Day 7
BaosAlaus

Travel to Alaus via Riobamba and take in the architecture of this local town.

Day 8
AlausGuayaquil

Board the train for an included excursion bound for the Devil’s Nose. After, continue by bus to Guayaquil, the largest city in Ecuador.

Day 9
GuayaquilPuerto Lpez

Head to the beach town Puerto Lopez and Machalilla National Park. There are tons of activities in the area to take part in over the next few days.

Day 10
Puerto Lpez

Enjoy free time to explore. Optional activities include a day trip to Isla de la Plata, hiking in Machalilla National Park, snorkelling or relaxing on the beach. Opt to go whale watching (when in season).

Day 11
Puerto Lpez

Enjoy free time to explore. Optional activities include a day trip to Isla de la Plata, hiking in Machalilla National Park, snorkelling or relaxing on the beach. Opt to go whale watching (when in season).

Day 12
Puerto LpezQuito

Spend another full day in Puerto Lpez before an overnight bus to Quito.

Day 13
Quito

Arrive in the morning and enjoy a free day in Quito. Opt to take a city tour, ride the cable car up the nearby volcano or relax in one of the city’s many cafs and restaurants.

Day 14
QuitoSan Clemente

Travel to the indigenous community of San Clemente. Interact with the locals and learn about their traditional ways during a homestay. Opt to enjoy a cultural evening and show with typical food.

Day 15
San Clemente

Spend a full day here with optional hikes to learn about the area’s medicinal plants or trek up the Imbabura Mountain. Interact with the locals and learn about their traditions.

Day 16
San ClementeOtavalo

Head to Otavalo, famous for its market. Opt to visit the Peguche Waterfall and Cotacachi leather market or hike around Cuicocha Lake.

Day 17
OtavaloQuito

Explore some more before travelling back to Quito in the afternoon for one final night out in the capital city.

Day 18
Quito

Depart at any time.

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