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This trip is being discontinued in 2013. If you are interested in this life changing experience for next year, have a peek at its new incarnation - tour code SEQM.

Ecuador & Peru Experience

 
16 days,Quito to Lima
JQM

Mingling with Amazon locals during a homestay, getting active in Baños, exploring towering volcanoes and colonial cities, chilling out on the beach or surfing in Mancora and Huanchaco.

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Discover the best of Ecuador and Peru as you explore the Andes, Amazon and Pacific coast on this 16-day adventure from Lima to Quito. Explore pre-Incan ruins, walk the colonial streets and get an introduction to the Amazon and its people with time in a jungle community. Tear it up on mountain bikes, raft wild rivers, catch big waves and get your adrenaline pumping on exciting optional excursions. You’ll have plenty of free time to explore these remarkable countries on your own and create the ultimate adventure.

What's Included

  • Amazon Jungle excursion in a local community (3 nights)
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners. (Allow USD300-480 for meals not included.)
  • Simple hotels (10 nts), night bus (2 nts), jungle lodge (3 nts).
  • Public bus, boat, truck, motorized canoe.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 10.

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Day 1 Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2-5 Quito/Amazon Jungle Homestay (3B,3L,3D)

Free day in Quito with an optional city tour. Travel by bus to the jungle city of Tena on Day 3, then continue by truck and motorized canoe to a jungle community. Three days of guided nature walks to spot wildlife and to learn about local traditions while on a homestay.

Day 6-7 Baños

Continue by bus to Baños. Outdoor optional activities available like hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking, or soak in the nearby hot springs.

Day 8-9 Cuenca

Bus ride south to colonial city of Cuenca. Optional day trips to Cajas National Park or to the Inca ruins of Ingapirca.

Day 10-13 Mancora/Huanchaco

Travel by bus and cross the border into Peru. Optional activities include surfing, horseback riding or relaxing on the beach. Continue by overnight bus to Huanchaco on Day 12, where optional activities include visiting pre-Inca sites, visit nearby Trujillo, surf lessons or relaxing on the beach.

Day 14-15 Huanchaco/Lima

Full day in Huanchaco before boarding an overnight bus to Lima. Free day to explore Lima or take an optional city tour.

Day 16 Lima

Depart at any time.