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9-Day Colonial Quito & Amazon Cuyabeno Eco Lodge

Ecuador Amazon & Andes
From $950 p.p.

Tour Summary

Ecuador has four drastically different regions, the Andes mountains, the Amazon jungle, the Pacific Coast, and of course the Galapagos Islands. Each region has its unique fauna and flora, climate, and culture. The highlights of Ecuador trips let you visit two or more regions and take you to their most beautiful placesVia this link, you can find all the Andes Mountain Tours that Rebecca Adventure Travel offers. Enjoy this tour through the Amazon & Quito with us!

Highlights

  • checkQuito's Old TownQuito has the biggest and most well preserved historical center in South America.
  • checkAmazon RainforestTrek into the rainforest with the bilingual guide and discover the wide variety of flora and fauna of the Amazon.
  • checkCuyabeno RiverEnjoy a canoe trip down the Cuyabeno River to the lodge.
  • checkKichwa CommunityGet to know their way of life in the jungle, their stories and traditions.
  • checkAndean TownsYou can take an optional day trip to Mindo, Papallacta, Baños or you can go horse back riding around the Cotopaxi Volcano.

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN QUITO
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Quito Landscape

    This is the first day of your 9-Day Amazon & Quito Tour. After your flight to Quito, you will be picked up by one of our drivers and he’ll take you safely to your hotel.

    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Carlota or similar.
  • DAY 2 COLONIAL HISTORICAL CENTRE OF QUITO – EQUATOR
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Quito's Old Town

    After having a large breakfast, you will discover the beauty of the colonial historical center of Quito. Later, you’ll have lunch at a typical local “almuerzo” place, and in the afternoon you will visit the Equator and its Inti-Nan Museum. At night, a semi-private night bus will take you to the Cuyabeno Reserve in the Amazon, which will take about 8 hours.

    • ActivityActivity:Sightseeing.
    • TransportTransport:Bus. Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Overnight at Bus.
  • DAY 3 ARRIVAL TO CUYABENO
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Canoe Trip

    The bus you took the night before will bring you to the Cuyabeno Bridge, which is the starting point of your Amazon adventure. From here, you will have a canoe trip down the Cuyabeno River to the lodge. The guide will share information about the Reserve, important recommendations, and other tips to begin the two-hour navigation on the Cuyabeno River. Once you arrive at the lodge, you will be shown to your rooms and you can relax a little before enjoying a delicious dinner. Then, you can take an exciting night walk into the forest.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking. Exploring.
    • TransportTransport:Car, Canoe.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Jungle Lodge.
  • DAY 4 CANOE EXCURSION – AMAZON HIKE
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Cuyabeno Excursion

    Early in the morning, you’ll go on a canoe excursion because the brisk morning hours are the best time to see the rainforest’s thriving activity. After breakfast, you’ll trek into the primary rainforest with your naturalist and native guides who will explain to you the practical and medicinal uses of the plants. Then, you’ll have lunch and go out with either paddling or motorized canoes to enjoy the beautiful landscapes. Maybe you’ll get the chance to spot several species of monkeys and dolphins. After dinner, you will venture into the forest to find different species of insects and with a bit of luck different kinds of snakes or frogs.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Hiking. Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransport:Canoe.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Jungle Lodge.
  • DAY 5 RAINFOREST – NIGHT EXCURSION
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Cuyabeno Monkey

    Starting early in the morning, you’ll spend the whole day exploring the amazing surroundings! After your breakfast, you’ll trek into the pristine primary rainforest. Your native guide will share his wealth of knowledge, showing you the medicinal and practical uses of the rainforest’s flora and fauna that their ancestors have taught throughout generations. Additionally, you will learn how all life in the tropical rainforest co-exists in a fragile balance. Then, you’ll return to the lodge to have some lunch and relax a little. In the afternoon, you’ll navigate along the Cuyabeno River. After your dinner, you’ll venture out on a night excursion to search for caimans (alligator family) and nocturnal birds.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Hiking. Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransport:Canoe.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Jungle Lodge.
  • DAY 6 KICHWA COMMUNITY – QUITO
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Cuyabeno Community

    After breakfast, you’ll navigate along the Cuyabeno rivers towards the Kichwa Indian Community, where your naturalist guide will explain more about the culture and traditions of the Natives, from the past to the present. Later, you will travel by canoe down the river back to the Cuyabeno Bridge from where you will take a bus to return to Quito.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring.
    • TransportTransport:Bus. Canoe. Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Carlota or similar.
  • DAY 7 FREE DAY IN QUITO
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Virgin of Quito

    Today you’ll have a day off to explore the city by yourself, to go shopping or relax. Additionally, you can take an optional day trip to Mindo, Papallacta, and Baños or you can go horseback riding.

    • ActivityActivity:Relaxing. Exploring.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Carlota or similar.
  • DAY 8 FREE DAY IN QUITO
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Basilica Church in Quito

    On this day, you’ll also get the chance to decide what kind of activity you would like to do. An option is to another day trip, which you could do the day before (Mindo, Papallacta, Baños, horseback riding).

    • ActivityActivity:Relaxing. Exploring.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Hotel Carlota or similar.
  • DAY 9 TRANSFER TO QUITO AIRPORT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Quito Landscape

    On your last day of your Amazon & Quito Adventure, you’ll be brought to the airport to take your flight back home.

    • TransportTransport:Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.

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9 Day Colonial Quito & Amazon Cuyabeno Map

9 Day Colonial Quito & Amazon Cuyabeno Map

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Price Based on Number of Guests:
1 guest$ 1,323 p.p.
2 - 7 guests$ 1,044 p.p.
8 or more guests$ 950 p.p.
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Inclusions

  • Meals Meals as described in the itinerary.
  • Meals Tea, coffee, purified water available all day in the jungle lodge.
  • Accommodation Accommodation in a single, double or triple room.
  • Plane Airport transfers.
  • Bus Transport Bus from Quito to the Cuyabeno Bridge (and viceversa) and transportation within the Cuyabeno Reserve.
  • Tour Guide Bilingual naturalist guide.
  • Activities All activities as described in the itinerary.
  • assistance 24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    + Entrance fee to the Kichwa community.
    + Food & drinks that are not mentioned in the program.
    + Personal travel & health insurance.
    + Personal expenses.
    + Optional tips for the guide.

Additional information

  • Prices for 2025 are subject to change.
  • For children under the age of 12, there is a 10% discount.
  • This tour departs every Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday. Subject to availability.
  • Bring your rain poncho otherwise, buy it here in Ecuador and take it with you for the activities, because the weather could change suddenly in the rainforest and you might get wet.
  • Please take with you some plastic bags, to protect the Camera and important documents from the rain.
  • If you like to enjoy watching Animals please get some binoculars (10×40 are much better).
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel cannot take any responsibility for any illnesses or missed meals & tours due to an illness.
  • Important things to bring: warm and waterproof clothing, gloves, water, energy snacks, sunblock, sunglasses, and your passport.
  • Keep in mind that the weather at 13,000 ft (4,000 m) can change suddenly from sunny to cold with stormy winds and wet snow.
  • Since you will ride on steep mountain trails where oxygen is limited, it is our safety recommendation that the rider weighs 220 lbs (100 kg) or less.
  • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precautions to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat street food, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
  • It is mandatory to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel and the respective cruise operator reserve the right to change the itinerary without prior notice due to weather conditions, availability, National Park regulations or notifications, and unforeseeable circumstances.
  • If you would like to enter the Cotopaxi National Park (for example, to visit Limpiopungo or the Cotopaxi Refugio, or to stop underway to take pictures), you are required to rent the services of a local guide. The cost is USD 40.

ADVANTAGES OF BOOKING WITH REBECCA ADVENTURE TRAVEL

  • Authenticity: Rebecca Adventure Travel offers unique and authentic experiences. All tours are personally selected by Rebecca, which guarantees authentic hotels (preferably family-owned), high-quality tours, great service, and, last but not least, value for money.
  • Tailor-made design: Whether travelers prefer a Galapagos island-hopping tour, a cruise, or a tailor-made tour of Ecuador, our local and international destination experts use their own travel experiences to create the right travel plan for every traveler.
  • Safety & 24/7 assistance: Rebecca Adventure Travel possesses all official tour operating insurance up to EUR 3 million. The team can be reached 24/7 for emergencies, by phone, e-mail, Skype, and WhatsApp. This service is available in English, Spanish, and Dutch!
  • Face-to-face assistance throughout your travels: Although online communication is essential, in-person service is very important, too. This is why travelers can get face-to-face travel advice at the Travel Concept Store in Zutphen, Netherlands. During your trip, there will be local personal hostesses at each destination, e.g., the Galapagos Islands.
  • Zero credit card fee: For guests who book a cruise with Rebecca Adventure Travel, there is no extra charge for credit card payment.

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