9 DAY COLONIAL QUITO & AMAZON CUYABENO ECO LODGE

Duration9 Days
Price From $787
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.
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Itnerary
  • 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.

    • TransportTransportCar.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHotel Cruz Loma 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.

    • ActivityActivitySightseeing.
    • TransportTransportBus, Car.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsOvernight 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, and important recommendations and other tips to begin the two hours navigation on the Cuyabeno River. Once you arrive to 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.

    • ActivityActivityHiking, Exploring.
    • TransportTransportCar, Canoe.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsJungle 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 thriving activity. After breakfast, you’ll trek into the primary rainforest with your naturalist and native guides who will explain 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 in the forest to find different species of insects and with a bit of luck different kind of snakes or frogs.

    • ActivityActivityExploring, Hiking, Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransportCanoe.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsJungle 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 surrounding! 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.

    • ActivityActivityExploring, Hiking, Wildlife Watching.
    • TransportTransportCanoe.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsJungle Lodge.
  • DAY 6 KICHWA COMMUNITY – QUITO
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Cuyabeno Community

    After breakfast, you’ll navigate along 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.

    • ActivityActivityExploring.
    • TransportTransportBus, Canoe, Car.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHotel Cruz Loma 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, Baños or you can go horse back riding.

    • ActivityActivityRelaxing, Exploring.
    • mealMealBreakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHotel Cruz Loma 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, you could do the day before (Mindo, Papallacta, Baños, horseback riding).

    • ActivityActivityRelaxing, Exploring.
    • mealMealBreakfast.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsHotel Cruz Loma 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.

    • TransportTransportCar.
    • mealMealBreakfast.
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
  • For children under the age of 12, there is a 10% discount.
  • Important things to bring: Warm, windproof and waterproof clothing, appropriate shoes or boots, water, sunblock, sunglasses, pocket money, and passport.
  • Bring your own 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 Camera and important documents from the rain.
  • If you like to enjoy watching Animals please get some binoculars (10×40 are much better).
  • It is important to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precaution to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat ‘street food’, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel cannot take any responsibility for any illnesses or missed meals & tours due to an illness.
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather conditions, availabilities, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances.
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