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Ecuador Central Highlands and Amazon basin

 

Day 1 - Cuenca to Ingapirca

 

Visit the small sister city of Azogues

Continue north visiting the Biblian Monestary and head up to the Ingapirca ruins.

Visit ruins after the crowds have left.

Optional hiking

Sleep at colonial Hacienda Ingapirca

 

Day 2 - Cuenca to Riobamba

 

Head north visiting the Sand dunes of Palmira and beautiful highland countryside to the city of Riobamba “the Sultan of the Andes”. Afternoon visit some of its well knownmuseums or free to explore on your own.

 

 

Day 3 - Riobamba to Baños

 

Drive around the impressive Chimborazo volcano

​Afternoon arrival to Baños.

​Free to soak in the hot springs and try the local breweries.

​Dinner is Included

 

Day 4 - Baños Waterfalls

 

Morning visit the main waterfalls in the area. Optional hiking, Zip Lines and cable cars across the gorge. Lunch Included. Afternoon visits above the town of Baños to include the famous “Swing at the end of the World” and other spectacular viewpoints.

 

 

Day 5-  Into the Amazon

 

We’ll head into the jungle. Beautiful drive with more waterfalls and lush jungle.

We’ll visit the jungle town of Misahualli “monkey town” where we’ll have free time to see the monkeys that rule the town. We’ll continue to the beautiful and peaceful Arajunoriver, where we’ll do a quick motor canoe to our lodge. Dinner included.

 

Day 6- Lodge activities

Full day optional activities in the jungle, to include visiting the local animal rescue center, hike to         the giant Ceibo, relaxing amazon float down the Arajuno river, bird watching, visit indigenous Kichwa community and chocolate production, river fishing. Lunch and Dinner included 

Day 7 - Return to Quito

 

We will head back towards Quito, climbing the Andes on a spectacular drive. Along the way we’ll stop at the Papallacta Hot springs. Drop off at Quito airport @6pm or airport hotel. We can help you with reservations if you need. 

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