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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Countries Visited

Ecuador

Cities Visited

Papallacta , Quito

DAY 1, Friday - Depart for Ecuador
Depart for Ecuador. Arrive in Quito, capital of Ecuador, and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Quito

DAY 2, Saturday - "Middle of the World" Monument, Amazon Lodge
This morning after an orientation meeting, 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! After a stop at a local restaurant for lunch, continue to Tena. Here, you board a motorized canoe for about 30 minutes and arrive to your Amazon lodge overlooking the river. Tonight, enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers
Overnight: Tena (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. These unique walls of mud, rich in minerals, attract hundreds of colorful parrots every day. Later, a hike along the 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. After lunch, 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 of the Amazon. Walk through the rainforest in the dark using flashlights and look out for tarantulas, frogs, and other nocturnal creatures
Overnight: Tena (Amazon)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Monday - Visit a Quecha Community, Papallacta Hot Springs
Today, visit a local Quechua community to 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. In the afternoon, travel to Papallacta, tucked away in the Andes Mountains, known for its hot springs. Early evening arrival at your hotel with the opportunity to relax and unwind in one of the hot thermal pools. Tonight, bid farewell to your 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

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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 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 community 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 PM. If you have a late departure flight and want to depart later than 1 PM you may pre-purchase a hotel day use room.
    Note: Hotel checkout for a day use room is 6 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 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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    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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