8D7N Ecuador Quest by G Adventures g adventures banos ecuador quest

From USD 879 per person

INFO Strange how a country that’s literally at the centre of the Earth can be overlooked, isn’t it? Stranger still considering how amazing Ecuador is. This eight-day trip shows off its best, rolling natural wonders (the Amazon!), stunning landscapes (the Ecuadorian highlands!), rich culture (Quito!), and active pursuits like hiking, horseback riding, and mountain-biking everywhere you look. Good on its own, this trip also makes an ideal add-on to any Galápagos trip. Trust us. It’s worth the time.
PACKAGE CODE SEEQ
SALES VALIDITY Up to 30 June 2022
INCLUDE Your G for Good Moment: Shandia Biking & Community Experience, Shandia
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
Your Discover Moment: Baños
Your Local Living Moment: Amazon Jungle Experience, Tena
Your Wellness Moment: Papallacta Hot Springs Visit, Papallacta
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

MEALS INCLUDED

5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Allow USD165-215 for meals not included.
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Day 1 - Quito

There are no activities planned until the evening. Please check at the hotel reception for a welcome note from your CEO advising on the time and location of the welcome meeting.

Opt to pre-book the “Quito City Tour & Equator Line” activity on the checkout page ahead of time to include this optional on your tour

Meet Your CEO and Group

Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don’t forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

Hotel
Hotel Eugenia (or similar)

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Day 2 - Quito/Baños

Travel to Baños and be spoiled for choice with optional outdoor activities like hiking, ziplining, and canyoning. Or, take it easy and relax in local hot springs.

Opt to pre-book the “Baños Canyoning Adventure” or “Baños Ziplining Adventure Bundle” activity on the checkout page ahead of time to include this optional on your tour.

Free time
Get your adrenaline pumping with free time for the many activities on offer in Baños.

Hotel
Hotel La Floresta (or similar)

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Day 3 - Baños

Enjoy another free day to take full advantage of all the activities in this adventurous town.

Free time
Don’t waste a minute in beautiful Baños.

Hotel
Hotel La Floresta (or similar)

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Day 4 - Baños/Tena

Descend into the Amazon Jungle region. Notice the scenery change dramatically heading from the mountains into the lush, tropical Amazon rainforest.

Stay with a Quichua family and enjoy the hospitality of these wonderful people, and experience life in the jungle firsthand.

Amazon Jungle Experience
Learn about local traditional beliefs and customs on this cultural jungle experience in the Ecuadorian Amazon close to Napo River. Stay in rustic wooden huts with a local Quichua family in their small village near the community of Cando. They’ve introduced countless visitors to local living and a completely different way of doing things — one that may give you a different perspective on life.

Take part in a number of amazing activities. Hike through the rainforest, plunge into waterfalls, and learn the uses of tropical plants. Experience local tradition, and learn about Quichua history and culture.

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Day 5 - Tena

Enjoy a full day in the Amazon learning about local life in the jungle. Spend the night in rustic jungle huts in a Quichua community.

Amazon Jungle Experience
Learn about local traditional beliefs and customs on this cultural jungle experience in the Ecuadorian Amazon close to Napo River. Stay in rustic wooden huts with a local Quichua family in their small village near the community of Cando. They’ve introduced countless visitors to local living and a completely different way of doing things — one that may give you a different perspective on life.

Take part in a number of amazing activities. Hike through the rainforest, plunge into waterfalls, and learn the uses of tropical plants. Experience local tradition, and learn about Quichua history and culture.

Homestay
Cabanas Pimpilala (or similar)

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Day 6 - Tena/Papallacta

Cycle to the nearby community of Shandia and discover the beauty of the Amazon with a member of the community as your guide. Later, take a local bus to Papallacta and relax in the natural mineral hot pools with volcanic views.

Shandia Biking & Community Experience
Cycle to the Indigenous Shandia community, a rural village surrounded by rivers and lush Amazonian landscapes. With the support of G Adventures and Planeterra, the community has developed new culturally immersive experiences led by the village’s youth. Spend an hour and 45 minutes cycling from Pimpilala village to Shandia stopping along the way to take in the beauty of the Amazon. These cultural tours are seen by the community as a way to rescue their Indigenous culture and provide opportunities for the future. This provides an economic opportunity for youth who traditionally would have left the community to find work. Leave Shandia community knowing your visit is creating opportunities for a new generation in the community and contributing to the preservation of their culture.

Port Wine Cellar Visit
Finish off the day with a tour of the cellars of the region’s famed export – Port wine. Learn about the art of Port making and the processes that render its rich taste. Indulge in a tasting and raise a glass to a day well spent. Saúde!

Hotel
Hotel Termas Papallacta (or similar)

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Day 7 - Papallacta/Quito

Enjoy a relaxing morning at the hot springs before travelling back to Quito for free time to explore.

Papallacta Hot Springs Visit
Enjoy access to the private hot springs at the accommodation in Papallacta.

Hotel
Hotel Eugenia (or similar)

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Day 8 - Quito

Depart at any time.

We recommend booking pre or post nights in Quito for additional time to explore. The optional activities may require additional time, speak to your CEO for assistance booking these activities on trip.

  • Sales period: up to 30 June 2022
  • Travel period: up to 31 December 2022
  • Subject to availability.
  • Price displayed based on per person, in USD, on twin sharing basis, land arrangement only.
  • Price displayed based on lead-in, low season, applicable on selected departure dates.
  • Price may vary depending on actual travel dates selection.
  • Program and inclusions as listed. Optional tours expense not included.
  • Package does not include air ticket, tipping, travel insurance, personal expenses and any other incidental costs.
  • Price subject to change without prior notice.
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