TWO ECUADOR GEMS
& Amazon Jungle
- Tour Plan
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- 2 night accomodation
- A guided tour of important places
- Accommodation in double or twin room
- Accommodation pick up and drop off
- Entrance and activities in the community
- Entrance to the animal rescue Center
- Entrance to the lookout
- Entrance to the waterfall
- Observation and participation in allowed activities
- Tickets to two monuments and museums
- Transportation to all activities as per itinerary
- Personal expenses
- Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
- Tips to guide and driver
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
Drive from Quito to Baños along the Panamerican highway where you will learn about the area called the avenue of the volcanoes along the andean mountan range, also on the way depending on the weather you will make stops to take pictures of some volcanoes if clouds permit. After continuing with the drive, try the famous fruit popcicle, called "Helado de Salcedo" made with 3 exotic frui, at the town with the same name, and continue on the Panamerican highway south, up to the land of the flowers and fruits, Ambato, from there you will head towards the east side of Ecuador and start descending, while driving trought several towns with special features and amaxing lanscapes.
Once in Baños, visit the waterfall route and where part of the adventure begins,
- Agoyan Waterfall
- Bridal veil waterfall
- and Pailon del Diablo Waterfall
all this takes place along the Pastaza river with several adventure sports options on the way as ziplining cable cars and more.
After several activities, by midday you will have lunch at a local restaurant that serves local meals!
And start with your next short drive up the mountain with astonishing mountain landscapes and views, untill reaching the end of the world swing.
To then visit a coffee place with a great view of Baños from above.
Get to the town of Baños, do your check in and Go for dinner or drinks!
Adventure Sport and Amazon
On the morning of Day two, you will head to your adventure sport activity that was prior reserved by us or by you, depending on the activity you choose they take from 3 to 5 hours. They can be Rafting, rappel, Canyoning, if you decide to skip any of this water adventure sport we will give you other options, as small hikes, visiting the zoo, or visit anothr adventure park. Rent Bikes, boogies or motized bikes
At around 14h30, you will be done with your activity and will be ready to start driving down into the amazon rainforest, go through a nice lookout called Mira Mera, and get to Puyo, Our first stop in the rainforest, will be at an animal refuge and rescue center where you will observe and learn about animal species like monkeys, big cats, and birds representative of the Ecuadorian Amazon (Yanacocha)
Grab something to eat and get to out overnight stay.
Amazon- Drive Back
We will visit an impressive lookout of the Pastaza river, where we can take some amazing pictures of the amazon rainforest and its basin.
Then we will do a 30 minute hike towards the Hola Vida Waterfall, and have the chance to bathe in its crystal clear waters. (for this activity we will need rain boots)
After the hike depending on the time we will have a typical local lunch or continue to visit a Quichua community
For lunch we will be served a classic dish known as Maito de Pescado, which is fish that has been cooked in the bijao leaves found in the surrounding forest. This is a very healthy and tasty dish!
To enter the community we need to whistle and enter in their wooden canoe across the Puyo river, meet the indigenous community and connect with nature learning about local traditions and culture from the quichua communities who at this time become our native guides. Here you will see and practice serbatana, warrior face painting with a plant that can give us a temporary jungle tattoo!
And observe their local customs and dance. And last get to their little shop where they sell hand made crafts with local seeds, feathers, local hunting arrows and local woods, as well as their clay pots and ornaments.
To end the day, while driving we will watch the sunset from above the jungle canopy.
Drive Back to Quito on a 5.5 hour drive
The Amazon rainforest is known for having the most species per square foot in the world, where birds, amphybians, mammals, plants and trees have manage to live in a simbiotic state. These forest is considered as the remaining lungs of our planet, and is also among the most endangered ecosystems. This fascinating forest is defined by its constant rain and humdity, creating a unique hot, humid and wet climate, great for plants and animals living there. The Amazon rainforest is known for its high biodiversity, an infinite number of plants and animals that have developed in this ambience and many of them are found nowhere else in the planet. The place where plants grow in every inch of available space, and just as many animals out there trying to eat them and each other.
More about this tour
On the Baños and Jungle express you will have the incredible chance to experience two different ecosystems. Baños which a transition area, or shoulder climate, meaning that its between the cold and dry area from the andes and the hot and humid area of the lowlands. Therefore this forests are unique ecosystems found in some parts of the world.
Baños elevation is more or less at 1800m (5904ft) and its located on the province with the same name as the volcano “Tungurahua” the town of Baños is located right underneath the North Estern side of the Tungurahua volcano and to the East of Ambato, which is the capital city of the Tungurahua province In Baños indigenous traditions and modern customs of American and foreign visitors are mixed. The tourist city of Baños is located in a valley with waterfalls and hot springs next to the Tungurahua volcano with a height of 5,016 meters.
Next you will visit the Amazon jungle at a glance on for a day and a half, it is located east of Baños, where you will have a good idea of how the amazon jungle is because we will visit some of the most outstanding places and communities in the area as well as one of the best natural lookouts of the Amazon Jungle.
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