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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Ecuador

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1, Friday - Depart for Ecuador
Depart for Ecuador. Arrive in Quito, capital of Ecuador, founded in the 16th century on the ruins of an Inca city; transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to get acquainted with this lively city’s priceless historical treasures of art and architecture. Tonight, enjoy your first taste of Ecuadorian food at one of the city’s world-class restaurants and cafes
Overnight: Quito

DAY 2, Saturday - "Middle of the World" Monument, Amazon Lodge
Morning visit to the impressive "Middle of the World" monument at the Equator, which marks latitude 0º. Here, you can stand with one foot in the Northern and one in the Southern Hemisphere! From the top of this enormous trapezoidal building see stunning panoramas of the surrounding countryside. After a stop at a local restaurant for lunch, continue to Tena. Here, you board a motorized canoe for about 30 minutes and ride to your Amazon lodge overlooking the river. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers
Overnight: Amazon
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3, Sunday - Amazon Adventure Day
Arise early this morning, if you wish to join the excursion to the parrot clay licks, known as western Amazon's most amazing spectacle. These unique walls of mud, rich in minerals, attract hundreds of colorful parrots every day; an astonishing natural phenomena. Later, a hike along the flourishing nature trail to view jungle life up close. The hike will require some steep climbs and can be strenuous at times. Only those who feel comfortable on the wet, muddy and uneven ground should consider this excursion. The Amazon rainforest is the world's largest ecosystem, so be sure to keep an eye out for the many different species of tropical plants and flowers, insects, and butterflies. After lunch, you’ll be encircled by spectacular vistas as you float on inner tubes winding slowly down the Arajuno River. Return to the lodge in time for dinner, followed by a night walk that introduces you to the sounds, serenity, and magnificence of the Amazon. Walk through the rainforest in the dark using flashlights to help navigate the uneven path and look out for tarantulas, frogs, and other nocturnal creatures. The soothing sounds of nature will lull you to sleep on your last night in the Amazon
Overnight: Amazon
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Monday - Visit a Quecha Community, Papallacta Hot Springs, Farewell Dinner
Watch the magnificent sunrise over the striking river, in one of the planet’s richest and most biodiverse regions. Later, a fascinating visit at a local Quechua community - learn about their tribal customs and hear stories of everyday Amazonian life. After a tasting and demonstration of homemade chocolates, return to the lodge for lunch. Afterward, travel to the small town of Papallacta, tucked away in the Andes Mountains, known for its legendary hot springs. Early evening arrival at your delightful hotel with the opportunity to relax and unwind in one of the hot thermal pools. Tonight, bid farewell to your newfound friends and Tour Manager at a traditional Ecuadorian dinner
Overnight: Papallacta
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Tuesday - Depart Ecuador
Transfer to the airport in Quito for your departure flightTransfers depart the hotel approximately 5 hours prior to flight time
Meals: Breakfast

Due to the high elevation, travel in the Ecuadorian Andes may cause some passengers to experience the temporary effects of altitude sickness. If you have any concerns about traveling to higher than your accustomed elevation, please consult your healthcare provider.

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Inclusions

Please Note: Land Price does not include airfare, departure or arrival transfers, airline taxes and fuel surcharges.

Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights Miami-Quito, Quito-Miami
    Some departure dates may be offered from an alternate nearby airport. Check flight itinerary options when booking.
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 4 nights First Class accommodations
  • 1 night Quito
  • 2 nights Tena (Amazon)
  • 1 night Papallacta
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • Arrival transfer included only with airfare purchase on package arrival dates†
  • Departure transfer
  • 10 Meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of English-speaking local guides
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Special Features

  • Visit the "Middle of the World" monument at the Equator that marks latitude 0º
  • A motorized canoe whisks you to your Amazon lodge overlooking the river
  • Stay in the Amazon region, the world's largest ecosystem
  • A night tour in the jungle introduces you to the wonders and serenity of the Amazon
  • Visit a local Quechua family to learn about their tribal customs and everyday Amazonian life
  • Enjoy the thermal pools in Papallacta, known for its legendary hot springs
  • †Arrival transfer is available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    *Not Included:
    Gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival transfers.

    Hotel check-out is 1:00 pm. If you have a late departure flight and want to depart later than 1:00 pm you may pre-purchase a hotel Day Use Room.
    Note: Hotel checkout for a Day Use Room is 6:00 pm. If you have a flight which requires a longer stay, you may purchase a full post night.

    Passengers should select flights that arrive in Quito Airport before 11:00 PM and depart the morning of Day 5 after 7 AM. Transfers depart the hotel approximately 5 hours prior to flight time. Therefore, any flights departing before 7 AM will require a transfer on Day 4 or shortly after midnight on Day 5.


    Accommodation Details:
    Please note that during nighttime hours the Itamandi EcoLodge operates on stored solar power. The power is not always consistent which makes operating large electronic devices like CPAP machines impossible.

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    Accommodations

    Mercure Hotel Alameda
    This first class hotel boasts one of the most privileged locations in the city.

    Itamandi EcoLodge
    This tourist class lodge overlooks the Arajuno River.

    Termas de Papallacta
    This first class hotel, known for its thermal baths, is located on the banks of the Papallacta river.

    Termas de Papallacta
    This first class hotel, known for its thermal baths, is located on the banks of the Papallacta river.

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    Questions & Answers

    Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

    Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

    Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

    Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

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