Trip Type : Group Tour
Stride climate
This trip visits a destination that is affected by climate change
Landscape of Beautiful Quito, Ecuador

Amazon SUP Adventure

Southern Explorations
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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
6 days
From: $ 1,775 $ 296 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Explore Quito
  • Experience the Amazon from the water with this stand up paddle board expedition
  • Visit the Siona community, a local indigenous village
  • Enjoy one last Amazonian sunrise

Short Description

Experience the Amazon from the water with this stand up paddle board expedition. Catch beautiful sunsets and sunrises in the Cuyabeno lake system just outside your waterfront eco-lodge. Spot local wildlife – including freshwater dolphins, howler monkeys and a wealth of tropical birds – from land and water. Paddle into remote jungle to meet and get to know the Siona Indigenous Community, one of the few local indigenous groups that welcome visitors. If you’re seeking an experience off the beaten path, you’ve found it.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Quito
End City Quito

Trip Includes

  • Paddle Boards
  • 2 nights' accommodations in Quito or Guayaquil
  • Local Quito or Guayaquil representative
  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • All hotel accommodations
  • All listed activities
  • English-speaking certified guides
  • Entrance fees for all scheduled tours, national parks & archaeological sites
  • Meals as indicated
  • Southern Explorations pre-departure services

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Quito

Upon arrival into Quito, you are met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2: Quito - Cuyabeno Reserve

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast, you are transferred to the airport for a short flight to Lago Agrio, where you’ll take a shuttle to Cuyabeno River. You will boat along Cuyabeno’s lake system until arriving at the waterfront eco-lodge, where you will spend the next several days. That afternoon, you’ll get a chance to get comfortable on your SUP board as you watch the sunset. Expect to see fresh water dolphins, a variety of green jungle foliage and a myriad of wildlife. After a locally sourced dinner you’ll be able to relax in the hammock as night approaches.

Day 3: Cuyabeno Reserve

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

You’ll catch a magnificent sunrise on the lagoon, surrounded by fresh jungle air and the sound of local howler monkeys and birds. Keep a lookout for the local river dolphins as the skies shift from night to day. Breakfast awaits at the lodge after the early-morning wakeup paddle. Meet your guide after breakfast for a jungle hike – don’t forget your rubber boots! Learn about the local wildlife and untouched Amazon before heading back to the lodge for lunch. After an afternoon rest, you’ll paddle back out onto the lagoon to explore more of the jungle that is only accessible by water. Watch yet another sunset from the water before dinner.

Day 4: Visit The Siona Indigenous Community

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Meet your guide after breakfast to head out to visit the Siona community, a local indigenous village that is one of the few in the area that welcomes visitors. You’ll explore the untouched waterways of the reserve on your paddleboard on the way. On this leisurely five-hour journey, you’ll see 200-year-old trees and plenty of local wildlife and plant life. Once at the village, your guides will translate the stories and experiences of a local family as they tell you about their life in the Amazon. Learn to make cassava, a traditional Amazon bread. That evening, a motorized canoe will arrive to take you back to the lodge in time for yet another glorious sunset. After dinner, you will don your rubber boots again for a nighttime walk, where your guide will show you some of the colorful nocturnal inhabitants of the area.

Day 5: Cuyabeno Reserve – Quito

Meals: Breakfast

Wake up for an optional early-morning paddle before breakfast. Enjoy one last Amazonian sunrise and breakfast at the lodge before meeting your guide for the trip back to Quito via Lago Agrio.  Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your Quito hotel.

Day 6: Quito – Home

Transfer to the airport for your international flight home.

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Price Per Day: $ 296 per day
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 8

Accomodations

Jamu Lodge

3 Start

Hotel upgrades are available, please contact us to discuss your options.

Cancellation Policy:

Except cancellations by you that occur as a result of other reasons stated in these Terms, a cancellation by you must be in writing and must actually be received by Southern Explorations. Other situations can result in a cancellation by you. These situations are stated throughout these Terms.

 All cancellations by the Customer are subject to a cancellation fee. Cancellation fees are per person and calculated based on the Tour Start Date. If you cancel,

 91 or more days before is $500 per person

31 to 90 days before will be 50% of the Trip Cost

less than 30 days before is 100% of the Trip Cost

 In addition to the fee stated above, the following will be added to and part of the cancellation fee per person: any cancellation fees, surcharges, or non-refundable deposits charged to Southern Explorations by its vendors and suppliers, such as individual hotels, airlines or other third parties.

Trip ID#:

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Trip Excludes

  • International airfare to and from Central & South America
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Medical & travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Bar tab at lodge

Meals Included:

4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches and 4 Dinners

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