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8 Days Amazon Adventure Tour with Zip-Lining, Hiking, and Rafting in Ecuador
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(No availability) 8 Days Amazon Adventure Tour with Zip-Lining, Hiking, and Rafting in Ecuador

Quito, Ecuador

Adventurous Ecuador Wildlife Tour

Get ready to play with monkeys, eat pure chocolate, float down the Amazon river, and zipline through the jungle canopy! Feel the exhilaration from the exotic sounds of the rainforest, the wildlife, to the vegetation, La Casa Blanca Hotel will fulfill your thirst for adventure. Your culinary tastes will be tantalized as you experience tasty treats. Zipline over a deep canyon. Motor through the rain forest on a beautiful Amazon river. Hike to majestic, picturesque waterfalls. Be prepared to take your Amazon adventure to new heights!

Overview

  • Minimum group size: 4
  • Children policy: This is a kid-friendly program. Children from the age of 12 are welcome.
  • Main wildlife to be viewed: Monkeys, birds, and butterflies
  • Starting point and ending point: Quito

Meet the guides

Gary
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Highlights

  • 2-day Amazon jungle tour
  • Go on a raft trip on the Jatunyaku River
  • Hike up through the jungle to a beautiful waterfall
  • Go bird watching, visit a butterfly farm, and play with capuchin monkeys
  • Visit the famous thundering waterfall, Pailón del Diablo
  • Daily breakfast, 5 lunches, and 6 dinners
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All entrance fees

Styles


7 activity days in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
Group size: 4-12 participants
Airport transfer included: Mariscal Sucre International Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
19:00
Check-out Time:
19:00

You will be spending four nights at a luxury resort, just outside of Tena with chef-prepared meals and 1 night out in a jungle lodge on the Napo River. The jungle lodge will be like camping but in cabins with comfy beds, screens on the windows, nets on the beds, hot showers, and great meals served up on real plates!

The first night will be spent in Quito, second in Tena, third in a jungle lodge in Napo River, fourth and fifth in Tena, sixth in Banos, and the final night in Tena. You will be staying on the basis of double occupancy in hotel rooms, with a queen or double bed or two beds. Single occupancy option is available but at an additional cost. Please note that you can get significant savings if you share a room at the resort with 3 or 4 people.

Program

During this eight adventure-filled days in the Amazon. See a poison dart frog in person, play with monkeys, see and eat chocolate made from scratch, float down a jungle river and more! La Casa Blanca Hotel specialize in providing amazing adventures in the eastern Amazon jungle region of Ecuador, “El Oriente”.

Sample daily itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Meet with your guide, Gary in Quito airport, he will take you to your hotel, and the next day, your adventure will begin.

Day 2: Enter the Amazon

You will enjoy a beautiful and scenic 3.5-hour car ride to Tena, then have lunch at the amazing resort you'll be staying at for four of the nights on your tour. Once you have checked in and had a bite, you will head right out for your first close up taste of the Amazon. You will get your blood moving again with a hike up through the jungle to a beautiful waterfall. You will have a chef-prepared dinner at the resort this night.

Day 3 - 4: Overnight jungle tour

Two days of glorious fun awaits you in this jungle tour. You will spend a night at a jungle lodge tonight. You will go on a day hike, a night walk, a dawn birdwatching tour, a chocolate making demo, a visit to an amazing butterfly farm, an animal rescue center, and to a beach with playful capuchin monkeys.

The lodge is a bit rustic, but it has comfy beds, hot water, great food, and fabulous views. You will return to Tena, to the same fabulous resort, around 5:00 p.m. on the second day. You will have another great dinner there this night.

Day 5: Raft trip on the rocking Jatunyaku River

One spectacular day plunging through rapids with the rainforest as your backdrop. Lunch is on a river beach and dinner will be back at the resort. If you want to explore Tena, this would be the night to do it!

Day 5 - 6: Overnight tour to Baños

On this adventure to Baños, you’ll visit a series of waterfall including the famous thundering waterfall, Pailón del Diablo, see taffy made, visit a funky museum with shrunken heads, swing out over a mountain in a tree house swing, plus optionally take a dip in their hot springs and/or zipline across a deep canyon.

This tour also includes a visit to the Nate Saint House on the way if you can get an appointment. Please note that two lunches and a dinner will be had out at restaurants in Baños (not included) on this trip, dinner (included) will be had after getting back at the resort upon arrival back to Tena.

Day 8: Caving, then journey home

You will spend the morning exploring the caves. You will then return to the Quito airport in the late afternoon. On the ride back to the airport or Quito, you will be passing by the stunning Papallacta Hot Springs. You can book your flight out this evening and you will be dropped off at the airport. La Casa Blanca Hotel are also happy to drop you off in Quito proper, or at a hotel near the airport if you are flying out during the night or in the morning. Dinner and a hotel night on Saturday are not included in the tour.

Please note that the activity level will be easy, moderate, and hard depending on the activity.

Included excursions

  • Explore caves
  • Jungle hike to a beautiful waterfall
  • Rafting on Jatunyaku River
  • Visit to Pailón del Diablo and Nate Saint House in Banos

Guides

Gary Garces

Location

This tour will take place in Tena and Banos, in the eastern Amazon jungle region of Ecuador.

Food

This tour includes all meals except for two lunches and one dinner in Banos, because you will be eating out in restaurants then (to allow you to order whatever you want off menus). Most drinks will be the tea or coffee variety, guayusa generally, so if you want something else, that would be extra and of course, alcoholic beverages are extra as well as any snacks between meals.

Drinks beyond the one drink provided on all meals and any snacks or drinks in between and alcoholic drinks are not included. Grande Pilsners are generally available for 1.50 USD to 1.75 USD (up to 3 USD at the jungle lodge).

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegan
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

You will be provided an opportunity to tram or go zip-lining over a canyon in Baños. That usually runs about 10 USD and is not included as La Casa Blanca Hotel are sure that not everybody will want to do it. The hot springs in Baños are a short walk from the hotel and an option for those interested, it only costs 1 USD during the day or 2 USD at night. You can also chose for an extension to your holiday - Northern Andes Extension. However, if you would like to take this extension, you would need to start this tour on Saturday. Please contact La Casa Blanca Hotel for more information.

What's included

  • 2-days jungle tour
  • Jungle hike to waterfall
  • Raft trip on the Jatunyaku River
  • Go bird watching, visit a butterfly farm, and play with capuchin monkeys
  • Visit the famous thundering waterfall, Pailón del Diablo
  • Services of an English-speaking personal local guide
  • All ground and water transportation
  • Safety kayakers
  • All rafting equipment
  • All entrance fees and expected donations on activities
  • Daily breakfast, 5 lunches, and 6 dinners
  • 7 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Flight tickets
  • 2 lunches and one dinner
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Optional hot springs, tram, or zip-lining activities in Baños
  • Other optional activities
  • Any personal expense

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO). Transfer from and to the airport is included. La Casa Blanca Hotel will pick you up from the airport. Please note that you have to be in Quito by the time you leave for Tena at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Also note that you will return to the Quito airport in the late afternoon the following Saturday. You can book your flight out that evening and La Casa Blanca Hotel drop you off at the airport. La Casa Blanca Hotel are also happy to drop you off in Quito proper, or at a hotel near the airport if you are flying out during the night or in the morning.

Airport: Mariscal Sucre International Airport Airport transfer included: Mariscal Sucre International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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