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ECUADOR HIGHLIGHTS

A trip through mainland Ecuador Highlights is pretty impressive. The country has four drastically different regions, the Andes mountains, the Amazon jungle and the Pacific coast and of course the Galapagos Islands. Each region has its own unique fauna and flora, climate and culture. The highlights of Ecuador trips let you visit two or more regions and take you to their most beautiful places.  Via this link, you can find all the Andes Mountain Tours that Rebecca Adventure Travel offers.


9 DAYS COLONIAL QUITO & AMAZON CUYABENO ECO LODGE (25QCUY9)

This program is perfect if you are coming to Ecuador for only one week and would like to explore the deep Amazon and the Andes. The lodge of this program is located in the Cuyabeno National Park, exactly on the lower part of the Aguarico River. The cabins are built in the traditional Indian style of the jungle.

half day quito

Quito Historical Centre


ITINERARY

B = Breakfast included
L = Lunch included
D = Dinner included

DAY 1:
ARRIVAL IN QUITO
After your flight to Quito, you will be picked up by one of our drivers and he’ll take you safely to your hotel.
Accommodation in Sierra Madre or similar. 

DAY 2 (B, L):
COLONIAL HISTORICAL CENTRE OF QUITO – LAGO AGRIO
After having a large breakfast, you will discover the beauty of the colonial historical center of Quito. Later, you’ll have lunch at a typical local “almuerzo” place and in the afternoon you will visit the Equator and its Inti-Nan Museum. In the evening, a night bus will take you from Quito to Lago Agrio which will take approximately 7 hours.
Overnight Bus.

DAY 3 (B, L, D):
TIERRAS ORIENTALES – LAGO AGRIO
The first part of the travel will be a car ride of 2 hours to Tierras Orientales, where the canoe journey will start down the Aguarico and continue along the Cuyabeno blackwater river. At the lodge, you’ll enjoy a nice dinner and the beautiful atmosphere of the jungle. Additionally, your naturalist bilingual guide will give you a captivating lecture and then, you can take an exciting night walk into the forest.
Accommodation in Jungle Lodge.

DAY 4 (B, L, D):
CANOE EXCURSION – LAGO AGRIO
Early in the morning, you’ll go on a canoe excursion because the brisk morning hours are the best time to see the rainforest thriving activity. After breakfast, you’ll trek into the primary rainforest with your naturalist and native guides who will explain you the practical and medicinal uses of the plants. Then, you’ll have lunch and go out with either paddling or motorized canoes to enjoy the beautiful landscapes. Maybe you’ll get the chance to spot several species of monkeys and dolphins. After dinner, you will venture in the forest to find different species of insects and with a bit of luck different kind of snakes or frogs.
Accommodation in Jungle Lodge.

DAY 5 (B, L, D):
RAINFOREST – NIGHT EXCURSION
Starting early in the morning, you’ll spend the whole day exploring the amazing surrounding! After your breakfast, you’ll trek into the pristine primary rainforest. Your native guide will share his wealth of knowledge, showing you the medicinal and practical uses of the rainforest’s flora and fauna that their ancestors have taught throughout generations. Additionally, you will learn how all life in the tropical rainforest co-exists in a fragile balance. Then, you’ll return to the lodge to have some lunch and relax a little. In the afternoon, you’ll navigate along the Cuyabeno River where you have a good chance of seeing the freshwater pink and grey river dolphins (Inia geoffrensis and Sotalia fluviatilis) in the spectacular scenery. After your dinner, you’ll venture out on a night excursion to search for caimans (alligator family) and nocturnal birds.
Accommodation in Jungle Lodge.

DAY 6 (B, L, D):
CUYABENO – KICHWA COMMUNITY – QUITO
After breakfast, you’ll navigate along Cuyabeno rivers towards the Kichwa Indian Community, where your naturalist guide will explain more about the culture and traditions of the Natives, from the past to the present. Later, you’ll travel by canoe down the Cuyabeno River and back along the Aguarico River to Pto. Gregorio, from where the car will take you to Lago Agrio. There, you can take a bus back to Quito.
Accommodation in Sierra Madre or similar. 

DAY 7 (B):
FREE DAY IN QUITO
Today you’ll have a day off to explore the city by yourself, to go shopping or relax. Additionally, you can take an optional day trip to Mindo, Papallacta, Baños or you can go horse back riding.
Accommodation in Sierra Madre or similar. 

DAY 8 (B):
FREE DAY IN QUITO
On this day, you’ll also get the chance to decide what kind of activity you would like to do. An option is to another day trip, you could do the day before (Mindo, Papallacta, Banos, horseback riding).
Accommodation in Sierra Madre or similar. 

DAY 9 (B):
TRANSFER TO QUITO AIRPORT
On your last day, you’ll be brought to the airport to take your flight back home.

 


INCLUDED

  • Accommodation 5 nights in a tourist class hotel in Quito
  • Bilingual naturalist guide
  • Bus from/to Lago Agrio
  • Transportation Lago Agrio – Cuyabeno – Lago Agrio
  • Airport transfers (4 in total)
  • Meals as described in the itinerary (B= breakfast, L = lunch/lunchbox, D= dinner).
  • Tea, coffee, purified water available all day in the jungle lodge.
  • Activities as described in the itinerary.
  • 24/7 assistance in Dutch, English, and Spanish

NOT INCLUDED

  • Entrance to the community visit: $ 8 p.p
  • Additional food and beverages
  • Food & drinks that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal travel & health insurance.
  • Optional tips for guide

PRICE

$ 1145 p.p. based on 2 guests minimum
$ 1484 p.p. based on 1 guest *
*private room with private bathroom
* For children under 12 years old we can offer a discount. Please contact us for the exact amount.


TRAVEL STYLE

This multiple day tours is a Shared Group Tour. This means you might have a different guide every day. It will be a mix of group day tours and individual private day tours. You will be with different guests on the group tours. Click here if you want more information about our different travel styles.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precaution to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat ‘street food’, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel cannot take any responsibility for any illnesses or missed meals & tours due to an illness.
  • It is mandatory to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather conditions, availabilities, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances.
  • Important things to bring: Warm, windproof and waterproof clothing, appropriate shoes or boots, water, sunblock, sunglasses, pocket money, and passport.
  • It is mandatory to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Bring your own rain poncho otherwise buy it here in Ecuador and take it with you for the activities, because the weather could change suddenly in the rainforest and you might get wet.
  • Please take with you some plastic bags, to protect Camera and important documents from the rain.
  • If you like to enjoy watching Animals please get some binoculars (10×40 are much better).

ADVANTAGES OF BOOKING WITH REBECCA ADVENTURE TRAVEL

  • Personal attention: the team would like to get to know the guests so they can create the perfect holiday;
  • Team: the enthusiastic international travel agents have lots of travel experience themselves
  • Authenticity: the tours are personally selected by Rebecca and her team
  • 24/7 assistance: the team can be contacted 24/7 by phone (including Whatsapp) in case of emergencies or unexpected situations (they speak English, Spanish and Dutch).
  • Insurances: Rebecca Adventure Travel possesses all mandatory insurances for tour operators.

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