Highlights
  • Live like a local in the amazon rainforest
  • Learn quichua traditions by interacting with your local hosts
  • Visit an animal rescue centre and hone your blowgun skills

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 village 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 walk to a jungle waterfall. Most importantly, you’ll befriend people few outsiders have the honour to even meet.

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Local Living Ecuador—Amazon Jungle
 

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Itinerary

Day 1 Quito

Arrive at any time. Additional Notes: Booking pre- or post-trip accommodation is highly recommended to fully experience the city and take advantage of the many optional activities available. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Quito/Tena (1D)

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. Included Activities: Amazon Jungle Experience Mud Mask Therapy Transport: Local bus (6.00 hour(s), 189km)

Day 3 Tena (1B, 1L, 1D)

Guided walk to a waterfall then return home for a cacao culinary experience and tasting. Learn about medicinal plants on an afternoon jungle walk. Included Activities: Amazon Jungle Experience Chocolate Culinary Experience

Day 4 Tena (1B, 1L, 1D)

Morning car and canoe ride to the AmaZOOnico Animal Rescue Centre. Free time in the afternoon to relax in the jungle. Included Activities: AmaZOOnico Animal Rescue Centre Visit Amazon Jungle Experience

Day 5 Tena (1B, 1L, 1D)

Visit the local community in the morning and experience a shamanic healing ceremony and a mock jungle marriage ceremony. Later, cycle to the nearby community of Shandia and discover the beauty of the Amazon with a member of the community as your guide. Additional Notes: Whitewater rafting is an option instead of the artisan crafts session. Included Activities: Jungle Wedding Ceremony Shamanic Healing Ceremony Shandia Biking & Community Experience Amazon Jungle Experience

Day 6 Tena/Quito (1B)

Enjoy a blowgun demonstration and participate in a contest to show off new found skills. Say goodbye to your Quichua family, then travel back to Quito. Included Activities: Blowgun Contest and Demo Transport: Local bus (6.00 hour(s))

Day 7 Quito

Depart at any time.

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Details
Trip Includes
  • Your G for Good Moment: Shandia Biking & Community Experience
  • Shandia Your Local Living Moment: Amazon Jungle Experience
  • Tena Your Wellness Moment: Mud Mask Therapy
  • Tena Your Foodie Moment: Chocolate Culinary Experience
  • Tena Your Hands-On Moment: 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
Meals Included: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
Flights & Transport
Only ground transportLocal bus, motorized canoe, pickup truck, walking.In order to arrive in the heart of the Amazon jungle we travel by public bus and then continue by way of private van or 4x4's depending on group size. When in the jungle transportation is limited to walking around and exploring the area on foot. WIth all meals and activities included, there is no need to worry about getting around.
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: 16
Max 16, Avg 10

Solo Notes

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Accomodations
Rustic jungle lodge (4 nts), hotel (2 nts).
The Pimpilala Lodge is located in the Amazon jungle, 45 minutes from Tena. The lodge offers varied basic accommodation in rustic wooden huts or bungalows, both with mosquito nets. All travellers will have access to shared showers (no hot water) and toilets outside of the rooms, but located very near by. A local family lives in the main lodge and they encourage people to hang out and see how they cook. A common area with hammocks is a popular place to relax.
Start City
Quito
End City
Quito
Guides Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local Quichua guides.

Age Notes

Min. Age: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Rules & Other Requirements Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

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