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Amazon Local Living

Living in a homestay in Amazon provides a better way of seeing the largest tropical forest in the world since you will be experiencing the true life with local tribes. You will get connected with all their beliefs that explain why every single part of the jungle is important for their life. You will learn about the meaning of their sacred places such as waterfalls, rivers, mountains, caves, trees, medicinal plants, and animals. ADVENTURE JOURNEYS will give you the opportunity to see these places in an active way while doing hiking in the pristine forest, etc. We will help you to discover the bond that exists between nature and the local people.

per adult from

$1,413

AUD

Duration

6 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 5x Breakfast
    • 4x Dinner
    • 3x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    • Transportation: Private confortable transportation.
    • Accommodation based in double occupancy: 4 nights in homestay, 2 nights in 3+ star hotel in Quito.
    • Activities: Soaking in Papallacta hot springs, participating in daily activities
    • Gear: Helmets, life jackets, paddles, rubber boots, ropes, harnesses.
    • Trip Leader: Certified expert AJ leaders and local guides.
    • Group size: Small group.
    What's excluded :
    • My Own Room supplement
    • Travel insurance mandatory.
    • Meals not describe in the itinerary.
    • Extra meals
    • Alcoholic drinks.
    • Personal expenses.
    • Tips.

  • Day 1: QUITO ARRIVAL DAY

    Stop At: Quito, Quito, Pichincha Province
    Welcome to Quito! The largest, best-preserved colonial city of America - declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. The city is considered the Cultural Capital of South America and is located on the equator in a valley at the foothills of the Pichincha volcano.

    Depending on arrival time, you can spend your day exploring the old town of Quito and the surrounding area. ADVENTURE JOURNEYS can help you to organize a day trip (please request in advance). In the evening, one of our trip leaders will meet you at the hotel’s lobby for a welcome briefing at 18:00 hours. At this time we will discuss the details and questions you may have regarding the adventure. Our first day is an acclimation and information day.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Wyndham Garden Quito or similar

    Day 2: AMAZON HOMESTAY

    Stop At: Llanganates, Tena, Ecuador
    We will enjoy a scenic drive going across the eastern range of the Andes, with views of majestic volcanoes and the lush, green cloud forest. Along the way, we will make a stop in the high mountain town of Papallacta to experience the volcanic hot springs. Later, we will visit The Guango hummingbird reserve and enjoy some time taking pictures of these beautiful colorful birds while drinking some tasty local coffee, later we continue driving to the Amazon Basin and go hiking into a canyon right in the heart of the Llanganates National Park.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Amazon Homestay

    Day 3: EXPLORE THE JUNGLE WITH LOCALS

    Stop At: Tena, Tena, Napo Province
    On our third day, we will experience local life in the jungle with a family, seeing and learning about the processes and products they use for their consumption, as well as learn about important medicinal plants and their uses. We will hike, collect plants, weave with vines, and do other activities with the locals here.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Amazon Homestay

    Day 4: AMAZON LOCAL ADVENTURES

    Stop At: Tena, Tena, Napo Province
    Today we will walk for approximately 1 hour to Wuaysayacu, this is a group of lagoons and waterfalls where you can go swimming and explore this area of the pristine jungle. In the afternoon we will go panning for gold and at night we will enjoy stories in front of the bonfire.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Amazon Homestay

    Day 5: LOCAL LIVING EXPERIENCE

    Pass By: Tena, Tena, Napo Province
    This is probably one of the most exciting days of sharing with the local family since we will venture deeper within their customs and be part of the preparation process of the traditional drink CHICHA that the locals drink with meals or use as a type of alcoholic drink when it is given time to ferment. We will start in the morning, looking for the roots and collect them from the fields, as well as collect some special plants that are going to be used in the preparation of our drinks. Cacao is also an important part of Ecuador. It originates in the Amazon of Ecuador and Colombia. Locals make chocolate products in many ways as a source of income, we will learn the very simple authentic method of producing 100% pure chocolate. At night, we will have a cultural night, enjoying local music and learning about parties and social activities, marriage customs and also the mythical shamanism.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Amazon Homestay

    Day 6: TRANSFER BACK TO QUITO

    Stop At: Quito, Quito, Pichincha Province
    This will be our last morning with the family, it is time to say goodbye to this unforgettable place and people. Then, there will be a transfer back to Quito.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Wyndham Garden Quito or similar.
  • Departure Point :
    Wyndham Garden Quito, Alemania E5 103, Quito 170146, Ecuador
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Mariscal Sucre Airport, Quito Ecuador
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Adventure Journeys

Activity ID: V-59685P40

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