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Local Living Ecuador—Amazon Jungle
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The Amazon Rainforest is so full of life; embrace it for yourself during a week unlike any other. From Quito, youll 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. Youll learn about medicinal plants and how to use a blowgun, experience a shaman ceremony, and visit a local school. Most importantly, youll befriend a people few outsiders have the honour to even meet.

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  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Wildlife, Parks & Nature Reserves, Canoeing, Multisport, Kayaking (unspecified), History, Local Culture & Cuisine
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 133015
  • Starts: Quito, Ecuador
  • Finishes: Quito, Ecuador
You will Visit
  • Quito
  • Quito

Itinerary

01

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

02

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 Homestay
Mud Mask Therapy

Transport:
Local bus (6.00 hour(s))

03

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 Homestay
Chocolate Culinary Experience

04

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 Homestay

05

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

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.

Additional Notes:
Whitewater rafting is an option instead of the artisan crafts session.

Included Activities:
Cando Community School Visit
Jungle Wedding Ceremony
Shamanic Healing Ceremony
Amazon Jungle Homestay

06

Day 6: Tena/Quito (1B)

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.

Included Activities:
Blowgun Contest and Demo

Transport:
Local bus (6.00 hour(s))

07

Day 7: Quito

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Amazon Jungle homestay (4 nts)
    • Visit to AmaZOOnico Animal Rescue Centre
    • Walks to a viewpoint and a waterfall
    • Chocolate Culinary Experience
    • Mud Mask therapy
    • Medicinal plants jungle walk
    • Visit to Cando School
    • Cultural night including a jungle marriage ceremony
    • Shamanic Healing
    • Transport between destinations and included activities
    Accommodation
    • Rustic jungle lodge (4 nts), hotel (2 nts)
    • 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
    Transport
    • Local bus, motorized canoe, pickup truck, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local Quichua guides
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Tour 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.