Classic: Ecuador Quest (SEEQ)

Countries Visited: Ecuador
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
  • Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences
  • Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character
  • Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience
  • All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
    Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
    Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
    Group Size: Max 16, avg 12
    Meals Included: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
    Accommodations: Hotels (5 nts), simple village cabaNas/homestay (2 nts, multi-share).

    Highlights
    Feel like a local at an Amazon homestay, witness Andean scenery, soak in the hot springs of Banos, shop the Otavalo Market

    Description
    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 Galapagos trip. Trust us. It's worth the time.
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    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Duration
    8 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1QuitoDay 1 Quito
    There are no activities planned until the evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2BanosDay 2 Quito/Banos (1B)
    Travel to Banos and enjoy numerous outdoor optional activities like hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking or soaking in the hot springs. Transport: Local bus (4.00 hour(s))
    Day 3BanosDay 3 Banos
    Enjoy free time to experience all this adventurous town has to offer.
    Day 4TenaDay 4 Banos/Tena (1L, 1D)
    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. Optional activities include visiting an animal rescue centre, caving, and whitewater rafting. Included Activities: Amazon Jungle Homestay Transport: Local bus (3.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))
    Day 5TenaDay 5 Tena (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Spend a full day in the Amazon learning about life at a homestay. Enjoy nature walks and visits with the local shaman. Included Activities: Amazon Jungle Homestay
    Day 6OtavaloDay 6 Tena/Otavalo
    Travel to Otavalo with a stop at the Equator. Optional activities include visits to Peguche Waterfall and the Cotacachi leather market or a hike around Cuicocha Lake. Transport: Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s)) Local bus (4.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
    Day 7QuitoDay 7 Otavalo/Quito
    Explore the largest handicraft market in South America. Villagers from the surrounding countryside come every week to sell handmade goods as well as livestock, fruits, and vegetables. Included Activities: Otavalo Handicrafts Market Visit Transport: Local bus (2.00 hour(s))
    Day 8QuitoDay 8 Quito (1B)
    Departure day.
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    10/15/2017$829.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    11/05/2017$829.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    11/19/2017$829.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    12/10/2017$829.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    12/17/2017$829.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    01/07/2018$829.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    01/21/2018$829.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    02/11/2018$799.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    03/04/2018$799.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    04/01/2018$799.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    04/29/2018$799.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    Disclaimer

    Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you pRior to the flight departure.

    Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.

    VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days pRior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

    Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.

    Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
      
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