Was $999  — Savings of 20% on Aug. 24, 2014
8 days,Quito to Quito

Feel like a local at an Amazon homestay, witness Andean scenery, soak in the hot springs of Baños, shop the Otavalo Market

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 8-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.)

What's Included

  • Baños visit. Amazon Jungle homestay (2 nts). Otavalo Market visit. 'Middle of the Earth' equator monument visit. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners. (Allow $200-250USD for meals not included.)
  • Hotels (5 nts), simple village cabañas (2 nts, multi-share).
  • Private van, public bus, walking
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12

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Offer valid for new bookings only with international air travel originating in North America added to a land booking. Not valid with any other discount, offer or promotion. Subject to availability. Must book by July 31, 2014, for travel by December 31, 2015. Subject to airline regulations and restrictions.

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Day 1 Quito

Arrive at any time.

Days 2-3 Baños (1B)

Travel to Baños. Enjoy numerous outdoor optional activities available like hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking or soaking in the hot springs.

Days 4-5 Amazon homestay (2B, 2L, 2D)

Travel by bus into the Amazon Jungle. Spend two nights with a local Quichua family at a homestay in a small village.

Days 6-7 Otavalo/Quito

Optional activities include a visit to Peguche Waterfall, Cotacachi leather market or hike around Cuicocha Lake. Explore the Otavalo handicraft market for some shopping. In the afternoon on Day 7, return to Quito.

Day 8 Quito (1B)

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