Trip Style: Local Living - Don't just visit; move right in
Always dreamed of renting a villa or cottage somewhere but thought you couldn't afford tos You can now. Local Living adventures put you undercover in some of the world's greatest and most out-there destinations and serve up a taste of life as it's lived every day. Unpack once at a central home base-a Tuscan farmhouse, a French river barge, a private home in the Amazon Delta, that sort of thing-and explore alongside like-minded travellers and a connected CEO who knows the area best.
Service Level: Basic
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 16, Avg 10
Meals Included: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
Accommodations: Rustic jungle lodge (4 nts), hotel (2 nts).
Live like a local in the Amazon Rainforest, learn Quichua traditions by interacting with your local hosts, visit an animal rescue centre and hone your blowgun skills.
The Amazon Rainforest is so full of life; embrace it for yourself during a week unlike any other. From Quito, you'll travel to your new home in the jungle and meet the Quichua family who will host you in their village for the next four nights. Discover waterfalls on jungle walks and travel to an animal rescue centre by canoe. You'll learn about medicinal plants and how to use a blowgun, experience a shaman ceremony, and walk to a jungle waterfall. Most importantly, you'll befriend people few outsiders have the honour to even meet.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 12/31/2017
- 7 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Quito||Day 1 Quito|
Arrive at any time. Additional Notes: Booking pre- or post-trip accommodation is highly recommended to fully experience the city and take advantage of the many optional activities available. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Tena||Day 2 Quito/Tena (1D)|
Travel by bus and truck into the Amazon Jungle. Spend the next 4 nights in rustic wooden huts with a local Quichua family in their small village. Walk to a viewpoint and get a natural mud face mask treatment. Included Activities: Amazon Jungle Local Experience Mud Mask Therapy Transport: Local bus (6.00 hour(s))
|Day 3||Tena||Day 3 Tena (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Guided walk to a waterfall then return home for a cacao culinary experience and tasting. Learn about medicinal plants on an afternoon jungle walk. Included Activities: Amazon Jungle Local Experience Chocolate Culinary Experience
|Day 4||Tena||Day 4 Tena (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Morning car and canoe ride to the AmaZOOnico Animal Rescue Centre. Free time in the afternoon to relax in the jungle. Included Activities: AmaZOOnico Animal Rescue Centre Visit Amazon Jungle Local Experience
|Day 5||Tena||Day 5 Tena (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Visit the local community in the morning and learn about daily jungle life. Experience a shamanic healing ceremony and a mock jungle marriage ceremony during the final evening in the jungle. Additional Notes: Whitewater rafting is an option instead of the artisan crafts session. Included Activities: Jungle Wedding Ceremony Shamanic Healing Ceremony Amazon Jungle Local Experience
|Day 6||Quito||Day 6 Tena/Quito (1B)|
Enjoy a blowgun demonstration and participate in a contest to show off new found skills. Say goodbye to Delfin and his family, then travel back to Quito. Included Activities: Blowgun Contest and Demo Transport: Local bus (6.00 hour(s))
|Day 7||Quito||Day 7 Quito|
Depart at any time.
Local Flights: N/A
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