Local Living Ecuador—Amazon Jungle

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.

Latin America

Duration: 7 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Canoeing, Parks & Nature Reserves, Local Culture & Cuisine, History, Kayaking (unspecified), Wildlife, Multisport 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



Day 1: Quito

Arrive at any time.

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 Homestay

Local bus (6.00 hour(s))


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

Guided walk to a waterfall then return home for a cooking demonstration to make jungle treats such as chocolate, wrapped grilled fish, or a chicha cassava beer drink. Learn about medicinal plants on an afternoon jungle walk.

Included Activities:
Amazon Jungle Homestay


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


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

Visit the Cando School in the morning and participate in a recess soccer match against the students before learning to make jungle artisan crafts in the afternoon. 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
Artisan Crafts Session
Jungle Wedding Ceremony
Shamanic Healing Ceremony
Amazon Jungle Homestay


Day 6: Tena/Quito (1B)

Enjoy a blowgun demonstration and participate in a contest to show what you've learned. Say goodbye to Delfin and his family, then travel back to Quito.

Included Activities:
Blowgun Contest and Demo

Local bus (6.00 hour(s))


Day 7: Quito

Depart at any time.

    • Four-day Amazon Jungle homestay
    • Visit to AmaZOOnico Animal Rescue Centre
    • Walks to a viewpoint and a waterfall
    • Jungle cooking class
    • Medicinal plants jungle walk
    • Visit to Cando School
    • Artisan crafts session
    • Cultural night including a shamanic healing ceremony and jungle marriage ceremony
    • Transport between destinations and included activities
    • Rustic jungle lodge (4 nts), hotel (2 nts)
    Meals Included
    • 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
    • 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
  • Hone your blowgun skills
  • Experience a shamanic ceremony.