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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

The Amazon Rainforest is so full of life; embrace it for yourself during a week unlike any other. From Quito, you’ll travel to your new home in the jungle and meet the Quichua family who will host you in their home for the next four nights. Discover waterfalls on jungle walks and travel to an animal rescue centre by canoe. You’ll learn about medicinal plants and how to use a blowgun, experience a shaman ceremony, and visit a local school. Most importantly, you’ll befriend a people few outsiders have the honour to even meet.

 

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

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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

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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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