Local Living Ecuador – Amazon Jungle

7 days, Quito to Quito

From 484 per person

Overview

The Amazon Rainforest is so full of life; embrace it for yourself during a week unlike any other. From Quito, you’ll travel to your new home in the jungle and meet the Quichua family who will host you in their home for the next four nights. Discover waterfalls on jungle walks and travel to an animal rescue centre by canoe. You’ll learn about medicinal plants and how to use a blowgun, experience a shaman ceremony, and visit a local school. Most importantly, you’ll befriend people few outsiders have the honour to even meet.

7 days, Quito to Quito

From 484 per person

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Local Living

Intimate unpack-just-once adventures that bring out the best of the world’s best destinations.

Service Level: Basic

Simple and clean hotels and hostels; affordable public and private transport; lots of optional activities.

Physical Rating: 3 – Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 10

Age requirement: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Day 1 Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Quito/Tena

Travel by bus and truck into the Amazon Jungle. Spend the next 4 nights in rustic wooden huts with a local Quichua family in their small village. Walk to a viewpoint and get a natural mud face mask treatment.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Local Living Amazon Jungle Homestay|Recharge Mud Mask Therapy

Meals included:

Dinner

Day 3 Tena

Guided walk to a waterfall then return home for a cacao culinary experience and tasting. Learn about medicinal plants on an afternoon jungle walk.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Local Living Amazon Jungle Homestay|Hands-On Chocolate Culinary Experience

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 Tena

Morning car and canoe ride to the AmaZOOnico Animal Rescue Centre. Free time in the afternoon to relax in the jungle.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Local Living Amazon Jungle Homestay

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Tena

Visit the Cando School in the morning and participate in a recess soccer match against the students. Experience a shamanic healing ceremony and a mock jungle marriage ceremony during the final evening in the jungle.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Local Living Amazon Jungle Homestay

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 Tena/Quito

Enjoy a blowgun demonstration and participate in a contest to show off new found skills. Say goodbye to Delfin and his family, then travel back to Quito.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Hands-On Blowgun Contest and Demo

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 7 Quito

Depart at any time.

What’s Included

  • Local Living: Amazon Jungle Experience, Tena
  • Recharge: Mud Mask Therapy, Tena
  • Hands-On: Chocolate Culinary Experience, Tena
  • Hands-On: Blowgun Contest and Demo, Tena
  • Visit to AmaZOOnico Animal Rescue Centre
  • Walks to a viewpoint and a waterfall
  • Medicinal plants jungle walk
  • Shamanic Ceremony
  • Cultural night including a jungle marriage ceremony
  • Transport between destinations and included activities

Accommodations

Rustic jungle lodge (4 nts), hotel (2 nts).

Meals

4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
Allow USD85-110 for meals not included.

Transportation

Local bus, motorized canoe, pickup truck, walking.

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local Quichua guides.

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