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Quito to Lima: Surf Towns & Hot Springs

Quito to Lima: Surf Towns & Hot Springs
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15 Days

Highlights

Mingle with Amazon locals during a homestay, get active in Baños, explore towering volcanoes and colonial cities, chill out on the beach or surf in Mancora and Huanchaco.

What's included

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Discover the best of Ecuador and Peru as you explore the Andes, Amazon, and Pacific coast on this 15-day adventure from Lima to Quito. Explore pre-Inca ruins, walk the colonial streets, and get an introduction to the Amazon and its people with time in a jungle community. Tear it up on mountain bikes, raft wild rivers, catch big waves, and get your adrenaline pumping on exciting optional excursions. You’ll have plenty of free time to explore these remarkable countries on your own and create the ultimate adventure.
Quito to Lima: Surf Towns & Hot Springs
Starts
Quito
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15 Days
Ends
Lima

Itinerary

  • Arrive at any time.
  • Travel overland to the jungle city of Tena, located on the edge of the Amazon. From there, transfer by truck to the local community of Pimpilala. Stay in rustic wooden huts in the community of a Quichua family, enjoy the hospitality of these wonderful people, and experience life in the jungle first-hand.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Head out on nature walks and learn about uses of traditional plants, their cultural beliefs, and local traditions in the Amazon jungle.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • In the morning, cycle to the nearby community of Shandia and discover the beauty of the Amazon with a member of the community as your guide. Learn about traditional uses of cacao by watching a chocolate-making demonstration, eat meals made of fresh local ingredients, and stay at the G Adventures-supported community lodge.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Travel to Baños, the perfect setting to get your adrenaline pumping, try out horseback riding, canyoning, hiking, mountain biking, or rafting in the surrounding mountains.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Enjoy a free day in Baños, opt to check out the swing at the end of the world or soak in nearby hot springs.
  • Enjoy the scenery on the way to the charming town of Cuenca.
  • Enjoy a free day in beautiful Cuenca. Explore the city’s sights including cobbled streets, red-tiled roofs, art galleries, flower markets, shady plazas, and museums or opt to visit nearby Cajas National Park or the Inca ruins of Ingapirca. Later, catch an overnight bus to Mancora.
  • Arrive early into the seaside town of Mancora, a village populated by fishermen and surfers from around Peru and the world. Chill out and breathe in the salty air.
  • Opt to relax on the beach, discover Mancora, go horseback riding, or take a surf lesson.
  • Enjoy free time in Mancora before an overnight bus to Trujillo.
  • Arrive into Trujillo, opt to visit the impressive Chan Chan sandstone archaeological site, get a photo at the yellow colonial church, or head to Huanchaco for more beach time.
  • Full day in Trujillo before boarding a night bus to Lima.
  • Explore lively Lima, visit Barranco with your CEO to get a taste of bohemian-cool, try ceviche or sip pisco sours after exploring the colourful mansions and palm-studded streets.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Depart at any time.
    Meals: BREAKFAST