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Ecuador Amazon Adventure Experience 12 Days Tour

Highlights

Trip Highlights

Ecuador offers different adventure, cultural, historical and natural opportunities for you not to miss. It maintains a unique contact with its ancestral indigenous cultures and is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world. 

The Amazon region, particularly its tropical rain forest, is considered to be one of the richest and most complex communities of plant and animal life in the world. The region is characterized by huge and diverse amounts of flora and fauna with extraordinary variations in their habitats and micro­-habitats.

Program Overview 

Participants will arrive in Quito.  After 2 days of knowing the city and its main attractions, you will be reaching the amazon city of Tena. From this small place, our people will take you to the indigenous community where you will spend some days, learning and sharing the most fabulous experience with the locals.

Finally, at the end of the program, you will have some relax time in the most popular touristic city in Ecuador for foreigners, Baños de Agua Santa. In this place, you will have the chance to have fun with the activities we include in the program; most of them related with extreme sports that the region offers

Destination Information 

Quito: formally San Francisco de Quito, is the capital city of Ecuador, and at an elevation of 9,350 feet (2,800 meters above sea level), it is the highest official capital city in the world. It is located in north-central Ecuador in the Guayllabamba river basin, on the eastern slopes of Pichincha, an active stratovolcano in the Andes mountains. With a population of 2,671,191 according to the last census (2014), Quito is the second most populous city in Ecuador, after Guayaquil. It is also the capital of the Pichincha province and the seat of the Metropolitan District of Quito.

The canton recorded a population of 2,239,191 residents in the 2010 national census. In 2008, the city was designated as the headquarters of the Union of South American Nations.

Tena: the capital of the Napo Province, is a city in the Amazon rainforest. Known as the “cinnamon capital" of Ecuador, and originally founded by missionary explorers, Tena has emerged as one of the top industrialized centers of Ecuador. It is home to a major regional hospital and many tourist related businesses, including a small airport and a vital bus terminal. 

Tena and its surrounding indigenous communities are also bases for many volunteers working for reforestation projects, with community support in development initiatives in diverse, and connected areas such as, ecotourism and capacity building. The indigenous populations of Ecuador are some of the most politically organized in Latin America, and Tena houses two major confederations, Fonakin (Federación de Organizaciones de la Nacionalidad Kichwa de Napo) and Ashin (Asociación de Shamanes Indígenas de Napo); one of the major stand-offs during the 2001 indigenous uprising in Ecuador, took place here. 

Indigenous community: this is a family style adventure travel. Come stay in the rainforest with Delfin Pauchi and his family. Learn about the Quichua culture of the Napo Province of Ecuador. Experience the jungle in a most hospitable way.

Baños: is a city in eastern Tungurahua Province, in central Ecuador. Baños is the second most populous city in Tungurahua, after Ambato, the capital, and is a major tourist center. It is known as the "Gateway to the Amazon", as it is located on the Pastaza River in the Amazon River basin, and has a newly paved road to Puyo. 

Baños is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ecuador due to its amazing natural beauty (it is home to more than 60 waterfalls) and its plethora of available adventure sports. Locals and visitors alike enjoying rafting, kayaking, canyoning, bridge jumping, hiking, biking and horseback riding.

Baños is also known for its production of taffy (Spanish: melcocha [melˈkotʃa]) made from cane sugar, and for small shops that sell the town's famous wooden parrots. 

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