Ecuador Quest

Start: Quito Finish: Quito

Visiting: Quito, Banos, Baños, Tena, Papallacta


Duration: 7 Nights

Physical rating: 3 - Average

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Vegans

Tour Operator: G Adventures

Group size: 12 - 16

Age range: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $737 $626

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Tour Overview

Strange how a country that’s literally at the centre of the Earth can be overlooked, isn’t it? Stranger still considering how amazing Ecuador is. This eight-day trip shows off its best, rolling natural wonders (the Amazon!), stunning landscapes (the Ecuadorian highlands!), rich culture (Quito!), and active pursuits like hiking, horseback riding, and mountain-biking everywhere you look. Good on its own, this trip also makes an ideal add-on to any Galápagos trip. Trust us. It’s worth the time.

Highlights

  • icon Feel like a local at an Amazon homestay
  • icon Soak in the hot springs at Papallacta
  • iconGet your adrenaline pumping in adventurous Baños
  • icon Explore colonial Quito.

Places You'll See

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Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Quito

Location: Quito

Accommodation: Hotel,

Accommodation Name: Hotel Eugenia (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until the evening. Please check at the hotel reception for a welcome note from your CEO advising on the time and location of the welcome meeting.

Additional Information: Opt to pre-book the "Quito City Tour & Equator Line" activity on the checkout page ahead of time to include this optional on your tour.

ACTIVITY: Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

icon Day 2 : Quito/Baños

Location: Quito, Banos

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel La Floresta (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Travel to Baños and be spoiled for choice with optional outdoor activities like hiking, ziplining, and canyoning. Or, take it easy and relax in local hot springs.

Additional Information: Opt to pre-book the "Baños Canyoning Adventure" or "Baños Ziplining Adventure Bundle" activity on the checkout page ahead of time to include this optional on your tour.

TRANSPORT: Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

FREE TIME: Get your adrenaline pumping with free time for the many activities on offer in Baños.

icon Day 3 : Baños

Location: Baños

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel La Floresta (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Enjoy another free day to take full advantage of all the activities in this adventurous town.

FREE TIME: FULL DAY Don't waste a minute in beautiful Baños.

icon Day 4 : Baños/Tena

Location: Baños, Tena

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Travel by bus into the Amazon Jungle. Spend two nights in rustic jungle huts in a local Quichua community. Enjoy nature walks and learn about local culture.

Descend into the Amazon Jungle region. Notice the scenery change dramatically heading from the mountains into the lush, tropical Amazon rainforest. Stay with a Quichua family and enjoy the hospitality of these wonderful people, and experience life in the jungle firsthand.

TRANSPORT: Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Learn about local traditional beliefs and customs on this cultural jungle experience in the Ecuadorian Amazon close to Napo River. Stay in rustic wooden huts with a local Quichua family in their small village near the community of Cando. They've introduced countless visitors to local living and a completely different way of doing things — one that may give you a different perspective on life. Take part in a number of amazing activities. Hike through the rainforest, plunge into waterfalls, and learn the uses of tropical plants. Experience local tradition, and learn about Quichua history and culture.

icon Day 5 : Tena

Location: Tena

Accommodation: Cabanas Pimpilala (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy a full day in the Amazon learning about local life in the jungle. Spend the night in rustic jungle huts in a Quichua community.

ACTIVITY: Learn about local traditional beliefs and customs on this cultural jungle experience in the Ecuadorian Amazon close to Napo River. Stay in rustic wooden huts with a local Quichua family in their small village near the community of Cando. They've introduced countless visitors to local living and a completely different way of doing things — one that may give you a different perspective on life. Take part in a number of amazing activities. Hike through the rainforest, plunge into waterfalls, and learn the uses of tropical plants. Experience local tradition, and learn about Quichua history and culture.

icon Day 6 : Tena/Papallacta

Location: Tena, Papallacta

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Termas Papallacta (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Cycle to the nearby community of Shandia and discover the beauty of the Amazon with a member of the community as your guide. Later, take a local bus to Papallacta and relax in the natural mineral hot pools with volcanic views.

TRANSPORT: Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

ACTIVITY: Cycle to the Indigenous Shandia community, a rural village surrounded by rivers and lush Amazonian landscapes. With the support of G Adventures and Planeterra, the community has developed new culturally immersive experiences led by the village’s youth. Spend an hour and 45 minutes cycling from Pimpilala village to Shandia stopping along the way to take in the beauty of the Amazon. These cultural tours are seen by the community as a way to rescue their Indigenous culture and provide opportunities for the future. This provides an economic opportunity for youth who traditionally would have left the community to find work. Leave Shandia community knowing your visit is creating opportunities for a new generation in the community and contributing to the preservation of their culture.

icon Day 7 : Papallacta/Quito

Location: Papallacta, Quito

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Eugenia (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a relaxing morning at the hot springs before travelling back to Quito for free time to explore.

TRANSPORT: Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

ACTIVITY: Enjoy access to the private hot springs at the accommodation in Papallacta.

icon Day 8 : Quito

Location: Quito

Meals: Breakfast

Depart at any time.

Additional Information: We recommend booking pre or post nights in Quito for additional time to explore. The optional activities may require additional time, speak to your CEO for assistance booking these activities on trip.

What's Included

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    Accommodation

    Hotels (5 nts), simple village cabañas/homestay (2 nts, multi-share).

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    Your G for Good Moment: Shandia Biking & Community Experience, Shandia

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    All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

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    Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group

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    Your Local Living Moment: Amazon Jungle Experience, Tena

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    Fully Guided

    CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.

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    Your Wellness Moment: Papallacta Hot Springs Visit, Papallacta.

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    Meals

    5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners Allow USD165-215 for meals not included.

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    Your Discover Moment: Baños

What's Not Included

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    Tipping and Gratuities

Meals Included

5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle, public bus, walking.

Accommodation

Hotels (5 nts), simple village cabañas/homestay (2 nts, multi-share).

Book with Confidence

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    Low Deposit

    G Adventures requires a deposit of 200 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 60 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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Dates & Availability

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Saturday Jun 05, 2021

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7

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13

$709.17

Saturday Jul 03, 2021

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11

$709.17

Saturday Aug 07, 2021

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11

$709.17

Saturday Aug 21, 2021

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$709.17

Saturday Aug 28, 2021

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$709.17

Saturday Sep 18, 2021

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$673.65

Saturday Oct 16, 2021

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$673.65

Saturday Nov 13, 2021

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$736.82

$626.29

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Saturday Nov 20, 2021

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$626.29

Saturday Dec 18, 2021

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Saturday Dec 25, 2021

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Saturday Jan 15, 2022

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Saturday Jan 29, 2022

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Saturday Feb 12, 2022

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Saturday Feb 26, 2022

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Saturday Mar 12, 2022

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Saturday Mar 26, 2022

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Saturday Apr 09, 2022

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Saturday Apr 23, 2022

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$626.29

Saturday May 07, 2022

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$673.65

Saturday May 21, 2022

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16

$673.65

Saturday Jun 04, 2022

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$709.17

Saturday Jun 18, 2022

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$709.17

Saturday Jul 02, 2022

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$834.31

Saturday Jul 16, 2022

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$834.31

Saturday Jul 30, 2022

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$834.31

Saturday Aug 13, 2022

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$834.31

Saturday Aug 27, 2022

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$834.31

Saturday Sep 10, 2022

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$792.53

Saturday Sep 24, 2022

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$792.53

Saturday Oct 08, 2022

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$792.53

Saturday Oct 22, 2022

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$792.53

Saturday Nov 05, 2022

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$736.82

Saturday Nov 19, 2022

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$736.82

Saturday Dec 17, 2022

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16

$736.82

Saturday Dec 31, 2022

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7

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$736.82