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Amazon Rain Forest in 4 days

Cross over the Andean rugged mountains and deep into the dense vegetation of the Amazon Rainforest. Walk inside a private hummingbird reserve where you can photograph these super-natural birds. Sail on a calm river and observe great diversity of flora and fauna before to arrive in the Eco-Lodge. Rest in the middle of the sound of the nocturnal animals of the jungle. Take a walk along the dense paths of the rainforest. Integrate to the culture of the indigenous communities. Enjoy a pleasant temperature averaging 76° Fahrenheit. Look at prehistoric bird "Hoatzin", woolly monkeys, fishing bats, owls, arthropods, tarantulas, toads, frogs, among others. Learn in detail about the animals in the area at the Interpretation Centre that runs by local experts from the rainforest. Admire a unique place where parrots and parakeets gather in order to obtain the minerals that will help them digest the fruits or seeds that have consumed. The Amazon experience will be etched forever in your mind.

per adult from

$954

AUD

Duration

4 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • 3x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • An English-speaking Naturalist Guide-Chauffeur
    What's excluded :
    • Travel Insurance
    • Tickets 10 USD per person
    • Entry/Admission - Termas de Papallacta

  • Day 1: Quito - Papallacta - Tena

    Stop At: Termas de Papallacta, Km. 65 vía Quito - Baeza, Papallacta 150753 Ecuador
    On the first part of the journey, we will head out to the eastern mountain range. The pick-up can be from the hotel or the International Airport of Quito city. As the valley passes, the scenery will change with elevations that are part of the Andean Paramo. After an hour and more of drive, we get in the village of Papallacta that in local language means "Potatoe farm". 15 minutes away from this village, we get into the best lodge in the area called "Termas Papallacta". Upon arrival, we will prepare our backpack to start a small walk along the paths, where plants, rivers, streams, animals and a mountain formation will be observed. Then, it is time to plunge into the pool, this is a moment to relax in the hot springs and after a break continue the descent to the Amazon. By traveling in the middle of the dense cloud forest and turbulent rivers, the history and culture of these village will make us go back in time.
    Reaching out the city of Tena, we drive more to arrive in the Arajuno River Bridge. On this site, we will take a motorized canoe upstream that will direct us to the lodge along the Arajuno River, the canoe ride will be by 20 minutes till the Eco-Lodge. See the magic and beauty of the Amazon jungle during the navigation. At the dock our staff will waiting for us to give the welcome with a brief explanation about the check-in and the following activities are scheduled brief information about your accommodation and activities.
    A flashlight and camera are the most important tools on this night excursion, which allows guests to hear and catch the night sounds of fishing bats, owls, some insects, tarantulas, toads, frogs and possibly snakes. If the sky is clear, we could have the opportunity to observe a large number of stars. The day ends with dinner and lodging at the Eco-Lodge.

    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Eco-Lodge, 3-star

    Day 2: Tena - Arajuno

    Stop At: Rio Arajuno, Ecuador
    After a tasty Breakfast, we depart for a long walk through the primary and secondary forest. This activity lasts about three hours, it depends how active you are in the hiking. At the end of the activity, we will have the lunch.
    In the afternoon, it is time to enjoy a cultural activity. An Amazonian Kichwa community will receive us and we will learn about their way of life and the interaction they have with the forest. In this meeting, that part of the Amazon that is not found on the maps. the Amazonian peoples in their daily lives. Part of our visit to the community is to share the famous "chicha", a fermented cassava drink that has become part of their parties and daily consumption. We will participate in the preparation of this drink and try some of the traditional dishes. We will end the visit with a traditional dance performed by the children of the community and we will also have time to buy some handicrafts made by the natives of the area. This small business is very helpful to support the daily life of the indigenous peoples of the area. Dinner and rest at the Eco-Lodge.

    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Eco-Lodge, a 3-star hotel

    Day 3: Tena - Arajuno

    Stop At: Rio Arajuno, Ecuador
    After breakfast, we take the canoe for about 40-minute sail to visit the "Anaconda Island". We can observe the prehistoric bird "Hoatzin", woolly monkeys, squirrel monkeys, just to mention a few. We also visited a family in one of the indigenous communities to learn about their cultivation habits, medicinal plants, as well as the ancestral form of hunting with blowguns and handmade traps in the forest. A delicious box lunch will be provided on this trip.
    After lunch, we will go to the Amazonico Park which is protecting a wide range of animals that are on endangered. Amazonico is not a zoo, it is a rescue center for animals that are living in the amazon rain forest. We can observe some animals in their natural environment at close range. After this, we will return to the Eco-Lodge to enjoy the hotel facilities.
    Day 4
    Early departure to visit Parrot Clay Lick. This activity performance depends on weather conditions. After 15-minute canoe ride upstream, we arrive in the Parrot Clay Lick to admire a unique place where parrots and parakeets gather in order to obtain the minerals that will help them digest the fruits or seeds that have consumed. Hundreds of parrots and parakeets will approach the canopy and then go down to the clay wall to eat this mineral-rich land. It is essential to have some binoculars to enjoy this magnificent natural act. We return to have the breakfast and we take our luggage to return to the pier and from there to Quito. The drop-off will be at a hotel in the city or at the airport in Quito.

    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: This meal will be a box lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Eco-Lodge, a 3-star hotel

    Day 4: Tena - Arajuno - Quito

    Stop At: Rio Arajuno, Ecuador
    Early departure to visit Parrot Clay Lick. This activity performance depends on weather conditions. After 15-minute canoe ride upstream, we arrive in the Parrot Clay Lick to admire a unique place where parrots and parakeets gather in order to obtain the minerals that will help them digest the fruits or seeds that have consumed. Hundreds of parrots and parakeets will approach the canopy and then go down to the clay wall to eat this mineral-rich land. It is essential to have some binoculars to enjoy this magnificent natural act. We return to have the breakfast and we take our luggage to return to the pier and from there to Quito. The drop-off will be at a hotel in the city or at the airport in Quito.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: Box Luch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    The pick up also is available for hotels nearby the International Airport of QuitoAirports
    • Mariscal Sucre Airport, Quito Ecuador
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • 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

6

Organised by Galapagos My World

Activity ID: V-106395P15

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