Join us on an exciting adventure in the beautiful South American country of Ecuador! Did you know Ecuador is one of the most popular up and coming destinations for travelers? Friendly and welcoming, and situated on the equator, Ecuador is a great spot for American visitors- the US Dollar is even the official currency! We want to explore it ourselves so we'll be enjoying the 8-Day guided tour, Ecuador Quest, from G- Adventures. There is space available if you'd like to join! Our tour departs on July 2, 2022 and will visit some amazing areas of Ecuador. The highlight of the tour is a two-night stay in a traditional Quichua village, located in the heart of the Amazon rainforest! Here you'll get a taste of what it is like to live in this area and learn from the native people who are happy to share their culture with us. Please note the accommodations in the jungle are rustic and will be multi-share, meaning hostel-style accommodations. This tour is not for everyone- there will be bugs in the rainforest..The amazon is known for amazing wildlife including insects and spiders. Expect to see them. You may even have an opportunity to EAT them.
The small group tour includes accommodations, local transportation, the services of an expert guide (G-adventures calls them CEOs, Chief Experience Officers) and several meals throughout the tour. Not all meals are included- we'll have the opporunity to explore and enjoy local restauarants of our choice, with guidance and recommendations from our CEO. This tour has ample free time built in, so there's plenty of time to do your own thing! You can bet I'll be looking for at least one geocache while I'm there. What will you do? Optional activities are available for additional cost, but half the fun of traveling is exploring on your own.
This is a moderately physical tour, and will include moderate hiking, horse-back-riding, biking, etc. There is a good amount of walking on this tour. Participants should be moderately fit and in good health. Those who are more adventurous will have the opportunity to canyoning, mountain biking, and ziplining should you wish (optional activities with additional cost.) Keep in mind Quito and Ecuador have higher elevations than you may be used to.
Ecuador Quest Tour:
$783.20 ON SALE $734 per person, intial nonrefundable deposit $350. Airfare not included.
My Own Room Upgrade for Solo travelers: $439 (currently unavailable)
Optional Arrival Transfer and meet-and-greet: $70
Optional Departure Transfer: $70
Optional Pre or Post hotel accommodations in Quito: $55 per night
Hotels (5 nts), simple village cabañas/homestay (2 nts, multi-share).
5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Allow USD165-215 for meals not included.
Booking terms unique to GAdventures
Initial deposit is non-refundable, but is held for future use as a 'Lifetime Deposit' towards a future trip should you need to cancel.
Travel Insurance is REQUIRED for this trip.
Proof of full COVID-19 Vaccination REQUIRED
Pricing is per person.
*Solo travelers do not pay a single supplement, unlike other tour companies, but will have shared accommodations with someone of their own sex. An optional "My Own Room" upgrade may be available for an additional charge.
Arrive at any time.
Meet Your CEO and Group
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.
Enjoy another free day to take full advantage of all the activities in this adventurous town.
Travel by bus into the Amazon Jungle. Spend two nights in rustic jungle huts in a local Quichua community. Enjoy nature walks and learn about local culture.
Amazon Jungle Experience
Lunch | Dinner
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
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
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
Enjoy a relaxing morning at the hot springs before travelling back to Quito for free time to explore.
Papallacta Hot Springs Visit
Depart at any time.