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Local Living Ecuador - Amazon Jungle

7 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget

Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Quito
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Quito/Tena 
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. (1D)

Day 3 Tena 
Guided walk to a waterfall then return home for a cacao culinary experience and tasting. Learn about medicinal plants on an afternoon jungle walk. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 4 Tena 
Morning car and canoe ride to the AmaZOOnico Animal Rescue Centre. Free time in the afternoon to relax in the jungle. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 5 Tena 
Visit the Cando School in the morning and participate in a recess soccer match against the students. Experience a shamanic healing ceremony and a mock jungle marriage ceremony during the final evening in the jungle. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 6 Tena/Quito 
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. (1B)

Day 7 Quito
Depart at any time.
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All This Included
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.
  • Local Living: Amazon Jungle Experience, Tena Recharge: Mud Mask Therapy, Tena Hands-On: Chocolate Culinary Experience, Tena Hands-On: Blowgun Contest and Demo, Tena
  • Visit to AmaZOOnico Animal Rescue Centre
  • Walks to a viewpoint and a waterfall
  • Medicinal plants jungle walk
  • Shamanic Ceremony
  • Cultural night including a jungle marriage ceremony
  • Transport between destinations and included activities.
  • Rustic jungle lodge (4 nts), hotel (2 nts).
  • 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners.
  • Transportation: Local bus, motorized canoe, pickup truck, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local Quichua guides.
Highlights
  • 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.
Accommodations
Rustic jungle lodge (4 nights)
Hotel (2 nights)
Notes
  • Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 10
  • Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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