This 4-day tour of Ecuador’s Amazon Rainforest is full of can’t-miss experiences that would be challenging to cobble together on your own. Hike along the Avenue of the Waterfalls, go tubing on the Arajuno River, bathe in natural hot springs at the foot of the Andes, and more, all with a local guide by your side. All transportation, accommodation, and activities as per itinerary are included for a great deal.
4-day Amazon Rainforest tour from Quito
Get to top rain forest attractions without planning a thing
Lots of inclusions: lodging, transportation, activities, and some meals
Great choice for first-time visitors to Ecuador’s Amazon
Certified English speaking guide
Mentioned hotels or similar (depending on availability)
Meals according to itinerary
3 nights accommodation
Accomodation in Quito
Departure & Return
Traveler pickup is offered Pick up will be done from your address or hotel within Quito's district, at 8:00 a.m.
What To Expect
A day to relax!
Ecuador Best Tours
Start early in the morning, at 08h00, towards the “Amazon basins”.
After traveling through the Valley of Tumbaco across the eastern cordillera of the Andes and then descending through the cloud forest to reach the small village of Papallacta, you will enjoy its hot springs! This waters give us the opportunity to enjoy its incredible healing properties!
Upon our arrival we visit the interpretation centre, which provides information of the protected area and its surrounding areas. Then you continue with your spirit of adventure in a nature walk along marked trails and pristine mountain streams, observing the flora and fauna of the Andean forest!
After breakfast, you will depart, early in the morning, to the subtropical rainforests, located at the foothills of the Andes. You will stop at Guango Lodge to experience the privilege to spot hundreds of hummingbirds flying around us from a very close distance
In the afternoon we will arrive to Itamandi Lodge where we will have lunch. We will have time to acclimatize and adapt to the new weather conditions. There we begin our Amazon adventure! During our walk in the jungle, we will enjoy the incredible landscape of the tropical rainforest.
You visit an animal rescue centre, then we do one of the most famous adventure sports well-known as “tubbing”, in the Arahuno River! After our fascinating experience, you will go back to the lodge to have lunch. Our next destination is Puyo, where we will learn all about the wooden carvings made out of balsa wood.
Continuing with our trip we cannot miss the well-known and famous “Avenue of the Waterfalls”; as “Pailón del Diablo”, where you will walk through narrow trails and hanging bridges, until we arrive to the 72 meters tall waterfall, that give us the opportunity to enjoy three waterfalls!
Going back to the Andes, we will stop to take a ride on the 500 meters long cable car, which give us the opportunity to admire another beautiful waterfall called “Manto de la Novia”. We go through several tunnels built inside mountains until we arrive to the “Agoyán waterfall”. Finally we arrive to “Baños de Agua Santa”, wich is at the foothills of the majestic “Tungurahua Volcano” (5.016 m.a.s.l.) that has been in activity since 1997.
After breakfast, we start our drive back to Quito. During our journey we will visit the “Salasaca's Indigenous Market”, and San Agustin de Callo, a unique colonial hacienda in Ecuador, built over impressive Inca structures! Here we will have the privilege to enjoy a typical lunch, surrounded by Inca walls and llamas, while we learn all about the history of this charming house!!
We go to Cotopaxi Volcano (5.897 m.a.s.l.), which is a beautiful national park to admire the local flora, lagoons, wild horses and different other ecosystems! Also we enjoy the exotic fauna while we walk around “Limpiopungo Lagoon” (3.800 m.a.s.l.). After the hike, we drive up to the parking lot located at 4.500 m.a.s.l., then you will have the opportunity to do a hike up to 4.800 meters above sea level, where the "Jose Rivas refuge" is located, very close to the glaciers!!
Important gear: Camera, sunscreen lotion, insect repellent, cap or hat, sun glasses, gloves, bathing suit, towel, sandals, binoculars, backpack or handbag, comfortable walking shoes or tennis shoes, T-shirts, long sleeves shirts, long and short trousers, wind breaker and waterproof jacket, warm sweaters, passport, and some cash (US dollars) for additional entrance fees, meals or drinks. Average temperature: 12 C° - 26 C° / 53,6 F° - 78,8 F° Insurance: It is responsibility of every traveller that he/she is adequately insured against personal accidents and medical expenses during his/her trip to Ecuador, as well as having travel cancellation and baggage insurance to protect him/her.
Infant meals not included
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Infants must sit on laps
Infant seats available
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Learn more about cancellations.
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