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Departing Quito 7th of April 2023

ecuador tour

There are so many good reasons to join an Ecuador tour. This small country is very much a microcosm of South America. Within its borders lie snow-capped mountains, smoking volcanoes, enormous rivers, lush tropical coastal plains, amazing wildlife and dense Amazonian jungle. This, coupled with the country’s rich Indian and Spanish history makes Ecuador a truly wonderful destination for the curious traveller.


Ecuador’s mainland can be divided into three distinct areas that run the length of the country. The coastal region is a fertile alluvial plain, particularly famous for its banana plantations. The middle section is the Sierra, formed by the western & eastern chain of the Andes which contains several high plateaus. This is both an agricultural area and the indigenous heartland of the country and home to towering peaks and more than 30 volcanoes. On the eastern side of the Sierra is the Orient. This vast, sparsely populated area extends into the upper Amazon basin and is covered by thick tropical rainforests rich in exotic wildlife. Although remote, the Amazon is one of Ecuador’s most exciting destinations.


Your brief Ecuadorian adventure starts upon arrival at Ecuador’s new airport where you meet your guide and head for the colourful town of Otavalo. The town is famous for its wonderful Indian arts and crafts market. You then visit Ecuador’s capital Quito. Founded by the Spanish on the ruins of an Incan city it remains the least-altered historic centre in Latin America and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is set in a breathtaking Andean valley surrounded by spectacular volcanic peaks. You discover the city’s highlights and travel out to ‘Mitad del Mundo’ to stand upon the Equator line.


A short flight over the Andes brings you to Coca where a motorized canoe on the Napo River brings you to La Selva Ecolodge – one of Ecuador’s premiere rainforest lodges in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. With your expert rainforest guide you learn about the flora and fauna of this important biosphere.  Climb the 35-metre-high observation tower to see the forest from a different perspective. Seek out caiman, sloths, monkeys, and an amazing assortment of stunning birdlife. Learn of the medicinal properties of plants and the traditions and beliefs of the native Indians. All this and more from the comfort of La Selva Lodge.

At the end of your Amazon jungle adventure you return to Coca for your flight back to Quito and to the end of your Ecuador tour.


Tour Highlights

Otavalo Indian Market Intinan Museum
Cotacachi Village La Selva Amazon Lodge
Cuicocha Crater Lagoon Kichwa Community Visit
Quito Basilica Jungle Observation Tower
•  Archbishop’s Palace Parrot Clay Licks
Panecillo Hill Lookout Nature Trail Walks
La Compania Church Night Time Canoe Safari
‘Mitad del Mundo’ (Equator)  

DAY 1 Otavalo, DAY 2 & 3 Quito, DAY 4 Coca & La Selva Lodge, DAY 5 & 6 La Selva Lodge, DAY 7 La Selva Lodge & Quito, DAY 8 End Quito

Provisional Cost: USD 3250*

Single Supplement: USD 395*

* Paid in Australian dollars calculated on the due date using the bank buying rate for US Dollars cash.

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