AMAZON & QUITO - ECUADOR

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AMAZON & QUITO - ECUADOR

1,395.00

7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS

3 Nights at Patio Andaluz Hotel, Quito
3 Nights All Inclusive Program at Sacha Lodge, Amazon

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

Besides their beauty, Ecuador touristic attractions are or have been really important for humanity. Our guide will explain the history and events behind the beautiful facades of the buildings in the old town leading to Quito's reputation as "Light of America", due to its role in igniting the Independence flam in Latin America.  Your hotel, the Patio Andaluz, is located close to some buildings where the Independence ideas were developed.

Sacha Lodge's program will teach you how the Amazon's pristine environment and impressive flora are a source of life and pure oxygen for the planet, the reason why the Amazon is considered the "Lungs of the Planet", Sacha Lodge's combination of comfort, exciting activitism and knowledgeable guides is perfect for an unforgettable trip to this wonder of the world.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Airport Transfers
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Full Board at Sacha Lodge
  • Full Day Quito City Tour w/Lunch
  • 3 Nights at Patio Andaluz
  • Inclusive Touring during 3N program at Sacha Lodge

DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY 1 - Quito

Reception in Quito & Transfer to Hotel
Evening at Leisure

DAY 2 - Quito

Breakfast at the Hotel
Full Day Quito & Middle of the World Tour w/Lunch
Evening at Leisure

DAY 3 - Quito

Breakfast at the Hotel
Day at Leisure

DAY 4 - Amazon

Breakfast at the Hotel
Departure to the airport for your flight to Coca
Arrival & Reception in Coca

A quick lunch in Sacha´s private house and then it’s off to the town docks where you will board Sacha´s private canoes for the 2 hour journey down river to Sacha´s Lodges property. A 30 minut e hike through the rainforest leads you to Lake Pilchicocha. Here, you are met by native workers to paddle you across the lake to your final destination. Arrive at Sacha Lodge around 15:30 or 16:00 pm.

Swim in Lake Pilchicocha, which is a black water lake home to many species of fish and animals. A refreshing swim after arriving may be just what you need after being in the equatorial heat all day. Bird observing from the mini tower offers guests an excellent opportunity to view several species of birds common around the lodge. Also a great place to watch the sun set. Visit the butterfly house with your naturalist guide to view the beautiful colors of many different species of butterflies. After dinner, accompany your naturalist guide on a night walk through the rainforest to view the hundreds of different species of animals that can only be found at night. Or maybe a canoe ride on the lake to view the spectacled and black caimans with their glowing orange eyes as you silently paddle across the lake to get a closer view.

DAY 5 - Amazon

Begin morning activity between 6:00 and 7:00. Begin walking on trail Liana Chica and arrive at the canopy walk, for spectacular views of the rainforest canopy and the many different species of vibrantly colored birds. Designed to be a self-standing rigid suspension canopy walk. it is one of only a few in the world! Located within Sacha´s private reserve, 2miles from the shores of the Rio Napo and 1 mile from the lodge, the bird walk gives guests the opportunity to get an up close and personal view of the rainforest canopy. Two of the three towers have observation decks every 12 meters making towers accessible for everyone. The canopy walkway is at 36 meters high and 275 meters long, giving guests a “bird’s eye view” of all the wonders and beauty the tropical rainforest has to offer. The canopy walk is designed as a sturdy walkway enabling guests to casually move along while enjoying the spectacular views.

After the canopy walk, Liana Grande through terra firma and igapo forest habitats where native guides will explain many different species of medicinal plants that have been being used in their culture for hundreds of years. Liana Grande will turn into the trail Higueron, which will take you through pristine primary forest with huge Kapok and Fig trees towering hundreds of feet above your head.

After lunch, you may choose to take a leisurely hike along the Rio Napo, or choose a little more challenging hike on the trail Leoncillo to try and spot the elusive dusky titi monkey. Either way the trails will lead you back to the main boardwalk for your final hike and canoe ride back to the lodge.

DAY 6 - Amazon

Leaving the lodge after breakfast, you begin your hike on trail Lagartococha. This trail offers you the chance to learn more about the native people and their relationship with the forest. Learn about the trees where native people believe the spirits of their ancestors live, and the mysterious “dwende” or devil-man of the forest. Afte r arriving at Lake Lagartococha, take a tranquil canoe ride through a natural swamp, which is the home of anacondas, caimans, and capybaras. After the canoe ride, a walk on the other side of Largatococha may give you the opportunity to spot capuchin or squirrel monkeys playfully jumping through the trees. Return from the walk or canoe ride and head back to the lodge for a refreshing dip in the lake, or a nice relaxing nap in your personal hammock on your private balcony.

After lunch, your native guide will teach you how to fish for the infamous razor-toothed piranha. Keep in mind that piranhas will never attack a person and swimming at the same time is perfectly safe and fun. Around 15:30 you will begin what many think is the best trail at Sacha, a silent canoe ride through the flooded Amazonian forest. Where you have a good chance of being surrounded by troops of squirrel, capuchin, and howler monkeys. Keep your eyes peeled for the shy and elusive river otter as well as the incredibly well camouflaged three-toed sloth. After your eye-popping ride through the flooded forest, you will arrive at Sacha´s135-foot wooden tower built around an ancient Kapok tree. Get close up views of vibrantly colored birds through Sacha´s powerful scopes, and watch the sun set with an amazing view of Mount Sumaco, a volcano, and possibly a view of the snow-covered caps of the Andes.

DAY 7 - Amazon

Breakfast and departure from the lodge at 7:30am.for an easy walk on the boardwalk to watch monkeys one last time before your final departure. Arrive in Coca to catch the plane to back to Quito.


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