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Living Local Ecuador – Amazon Jungle

Living Local Ecuador – Amazon Jungle

Living Local Ecuador – Amazon Jungle

Trip Details:

Operator:   G Adventures
Price From: 713 CAD
Program duration: 7 days

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About this program

Experience living like a local in Ecuador where you’ll stay with a local Quichua family. You’ll learn what life is really like in the Amazon Jungle, as you walk through the lush green rainforest, spotting waterfalls and indigenous wildlife as they go about their days. Learn about medicinal plants, how to use a blowtorch and so much more!

Itinerary

Day 1: Quito

Arrive at any time.

Day 2: Quito/Tena

Travel by bus and truck into the Amazon Jungle. Spend the next 4 nights in rustic wooden huts with a local Quichua family in their small village. Walk to a viewpoint and get a natural mud face mask treatment.

Day 3: Tena

Guided walk to a waterfall then return home for a cooking demonstration to make jungle treats such as chocolate, wrapped grilled fish, or a chicha cassava beer drink. Learn about medicinal plants on an afternoon jungle walk.

Day 4: Tena

Morning car and canoe ride to the AmaZOOnico Animal Rescue Centre. Free time in the afternoon to relax in the jungle.

Day 5: Tena

Visit the Cando School in the morning and participate in a recess soccer match against the students before learning to make jungle artisan crafts in the afternoon. Experience a shamanic healing ceremony and a mock jungle marriage ceremony during the final evening in the jungle.

Day 6: Tena/Quito

Enjoy a blowgun demonstration and participate in a contest to show off new found skills. Say goodbye to Delfin and his family, then travel back to Quito.

Day 7: Quito

Depart at any time.

Country Fast Facts

Ecuador

Flag Flag_of_Ecuador
Continent:South America
Official Language(s)Spanish
Capital:Quito
Population16,144,000 (2015 estimate)
Climate(s)Equatorial, Monsoon, Tropical Savanna, Desert (Warm/Cold), Semi-arid (Warm/Cold), Oceanic (Temperate/Cool), Temperate Mediterranean
Major Airport(s):Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO), Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport (GYE)
Economic Driver(s):Agriculture, Tourism, Industry

Country Fast Facts

Canada

FlagFlag_of_Canada
Continent:North America
Official Language(s)English, French
Capital:Ottawa
Population36,048,521 (2016 estimate)
Climate(s)Arctic, Sub-arctic, Semi-Arid Desert, Temperate Rainforest, Humid Continental
Major Airport(s):Lester B. Peason International Airport (YYZ), Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL), Calgary International Airport (YYC)
Economic Driver(s):Fossil Fuels, Mining, Manufacturing, Agriculture

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