Local Living Ecuador—Amazon Jungle

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Live like a local in the Amazon Rainforest, learn Quichua traditions by interacting with your local hosts, visit an animal rescue centre, hone your blowgun skills, experience a shamanic ceremony.

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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.


Day 1 Quito
Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Quito/Tena (1D)
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. Included Activities: Amazon Jungle Homestay Transport: Local bus (6.00 hour(s))
Day 3 Tena (1B, 1L, 1D)
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. Included Activities: Amazon Jungle Homestay
Day 4 Tena (1B, 1L, 1D)
Morning car and canoe ride to the AmaZOOnico Animal Rescue Centre. Free time in the afternoon to relax in the jungle. Included Activities: AmaZOOnico Animal Rescue Centre Visit Amazon Jungle Homestay
Day 5 Tena (1B, 1L, 1D)
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. Additional Notes: Whitewater rafting is an option instead of the artisan crafts session. Included Activities: Cando Community School Visit Artisan Crafts Session Jungle Wedding Ceremony Shamanic Healing Ceremony Amazon Jungle Homestay
Day 6 Tena/Quito (1B)
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. Included Activities: Blowgun Contest and Demo Transport: Local bus (6.00 hour(s))
Day 7 Quito
Depart at any time.