Quito to Lima: Surf Towns & Hot Springs

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Quito to Lima

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Discover the best of Ecuador and Peru as you explore the Andes, Amazon, and Pacific coast on this 15-day adventure from Lima to Quito. Explore pre-Inca ruins, walk the colonial streets, and get an introduction to the Amazon and its people with time in a jungle community. Tear it up on mountain bikes, raft wild rivers, catch big waves, and get your adrenaline pumping on exciting optional excursions. You’ll have plenty of free time to explore these remarkable countries on your own and create the ultimate adventure.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Shandia Community Lodge, Shandia Your G for Good Moment: Shandia Biking & Community Experience, Shandia Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends Your Local Living Moment: Amazon Jungle Experience, Tena Your Discover Moment: Baños Your Discover Moment: Lima
  • Amazon Jungle excursion to a local community
  • Beach time in Mancora
  • Barranco neighbourhood visit (Lima)
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Mingle with amazon locals during a homestay
  • Get active in baños
  • Explore towering volcanoes and colonial cities
  • Chill out on the beach or surf in mancora
  • Explore the nightlife in trujillo.

Itinerary

Quito Arrive at any time. Tonight, get to know your fellow travellers over a few drinks at a downtown bar. Say cheers with a local craft beer and get excited for the adventure of a lifetime.
Quito/Tena Travel overland to the jungle city of Tena, located on the edge of the Amazon. From there, transfer by truck to the local community of Pimpilala. Stay in rustic wooden huts in the community of a Quichua family, enjoy the hospitality of these wonderful people, and experience life in the jungle first-hand.
Tena Head out on nature walks and learn about uses of traditional plants, their cultural beliefs, and local traditions in the Amazon jungle.
Tena In the morning, cycle to the nearby community of Shandia and discover the beauty of the Amazon with a member of the community as your guide. Learn about traditional uses of cacao by watching a chocolate-making demonstration, eat meals made of fresh local ingredients, and stay at the G Adventures-supported community lodge.
Tena/Baños Travel to Baños, the perfect setting to get your adrenaline pumping, try out horseback riding, canyoning, hiking, mountain biking, or rafting in the surrounding mountains.
Baños Enjoy a free day in Baños, opt to check out the swing at the end of the world or soak in nearby hot springs.
Baños/Cuenca Enjoy the scenery on the way to the charming town of Cuenca.
Cuenca Enjoy a free day in beautiful Cuenca. Explore the city’s sights including cobbled streets, red-tiled roofs, art galleries, flower markets, shady plazas, and museums or opt to visit nearby Cajas National Park or the Inca ruins of Ingapirca. Later, catch an overnight bus to Mancora.
Máncora Arrive early into the seaside town of Mancora, a village populated by fishermen and surfers from around Peru and the world. Chill out and breathe in the salty air.
Máncora Opt to relax on the beach, discover Mancora, go horseback riding, or take a surf lesson.
Máncora/Trujillo Enjoy free time in Mancora before an overnight bus to Trujillo.
Trujillo Arrive into Trujillo, opt to visit the impressive Chan Chan sandstone archaeological site, get a photo at the yellow colonial church, or head to Huanchaco for more beach time.
Trujillo/Lima Full day in Trujillo before boarding a night bus to Lima.
Lima Explore lively Lima, visit Barranco with your CEO to get a taste of bohemian-cool, try ceviche or sip pisco sours after exploring the colourful mansions and palm-studded streets.
Lima Depart at any time.
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