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Category: Star RatingLuxury
Duration: 11-day tour
Highlights:
  • Quito
  • Pacific Coast
  • La Selva Amazon Ecolodge
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La Selva Amazon Ecolodge + Palmazul Beachside Hotel + Quito

The Amazon Jungle offers opportunities for cultural exchange, photography, adventure, fishing, hiking, relaxation, birdwatching and wildlife sightings. The climate of the tropical forests is normally warm and humid but manageable.

Thanks to the great biodiversity and our first-class guides, there is a great possibility that you will observe various endemic species of Amazonian flora and fauna. All you need is a pair of waterproof binoculars, the best tool to enjoy the Amazon to the fullest.

San Clemente is the only beach that guarantees sun. You will find yourself in a world of friendly people, a place for rest and adventure, incredible surprises, ecotourism, love for nature, diverse attractions, exquisite food, walks, art and a fantastic paradise.

Visitors can choose between adventure sports, rock climbing and exploration. They can opt for a horseback ride on the beach or a visit to an animal farm; or why not jump into the water for a variety of aquatic sports such as artisanal fishing, surfing or snorkeling.

Quito is home to beautiful Cathedrals, elegant old mansions, interesting museums, plazas and parks, and it is full of markets that sell Ecuadorian riches such as jewelry, art and handicrafts. Its great spring climate is due to the mountains, with some majestic snow-capped ones in the distance. Quito was also declared the third most important UNESCO World Heritage Site in Latin America.

Thirty minutes north you will find the equatorial line and also the famous monument, the Middle of the World, where you can put one foot in each hemisphere.

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11-day Amazon Ecolodge & Spa + Pacific Coast Hotel

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2015 Price per person US$ 3105

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11-day Amazon Ecolodge + Pacific Coast Hotel
Day 1 Arrival to Quito / Transfer In

Our representative will drive to your hotel. (Swissotel)
*You will receive an envelope with all of the information about the services you booked.

Day 2

A transfer from your hotel to the international airport of Quito will be followed by the assistance of our representative in the National departure's area.

At the Quito International Airport you will be met by La Selva representative in the National departure area in order to assist you with the check-in process and give you a short briefing about the journey.

Amazon Rainforest at La Selva Amazon Ecolodge& Spa

After a 30 minute commercial flight to Puerto Francisco de Orellana "El Coca", our representative will transfer you by private transportation to the city's main dock. Our representative will take care of your luggage and will provide you with life vests and fresh water bottles.

An amazing fluvial journey of approximately two and a half hours in a motorized canoe will be the beginning of a great experience in the tropical rainforest. A delicious boxed lunch will be provided.

At the end of the motorized canoe ride, you will be dropped off at La Selva's main dock. After using the facilities and putting mosquito repellent on, a short 15 minute jungle walk will lead you to a creek where a small canoe will be taken to enjoy an unforgettable 20 minutes paddle canoe ride across "Garzacocha" (the heron's lagoon) in order to reach the lodge area.

Do not forget that the only thing you must take care of is your carry-on and camera equipment. Your other luggage will be transported by our lodge's staff.

Approximately 15 minutes later, the resident manager will greet you with a delicious welcome cocktail. From there you will continue on to relax in the bar area with a fresh tropical fruit snack and a short briefing with general information about the lodge and activities, provided by one of our bilingual naturalist guides.

16H30 - MATAPALO TRAIL: This trail was named after the Spanish name of the famous Strangler fig (Ficus sp) one of many remarkable trees that you will find during this short introductory walk, where your native and naturalist guides will start to share with you part of their knowledge about flora and fauna of the tropical rain forest.

18H40 - NIGHT WALK: A flashlight and a camera will be the most important tools you will need to enjoy all of the insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals that you might see during an hour walk in the darkness of the forest.

19H30 - DINNER

Day 3

06H00 - WAKE UP CALL

06H30 - BREAKFAST

07H00 - CHAGUAMANGO TRAIL: This trail begins behind the lodge and finishes at the edge of the lake. During the walk your guides will talk about the neo-tropical pharmacy that we find in the rainforest. Many plants have been used by the indigenous groups of the Amazonia to cure different ailments, some of them will be spotted on the way. At the end of the walk, we will head back to the lodge by canoe. If you are lucky, you might see big troops of squirrel monkeys approaching the water, allowing you to take the best photos of wildlife.

12H30 - LUNCH

16H30 - CHARAPA TRAIL: This trail lasting one and a half hours, starts at the butterfly farm and ends on the edge of the lake. It's a wonderful loop that begins with a walk, returning to the lodge by canoe. Along the way we will try to sight different groups of mammals, monkeys and birds that in the afternoon hours get close to the lakeshore to look for food. Apart from a clear afternoon, you can also enjoy a beautiful sunset from the canoe.

18H40: NIGHT CANOE RIDE: With the help of a spotlight, your guides will take you in a paddle canoe around the lagoon looking for caimans, boas, bats, owls, night mammals and more nocturnal wildlife. If the sky is clear, we might have the chance to do some star gazing.

19H30 - DINNER

Day 4

06H00 - WAKE UP CALL

06H30 - BREAKFAST

07H00 - PARROT CLAY LICK: It is time to visit the most biologically diverse spot in the earth, the Yasuni National Park. A 20 minute canoe ride plus a 15 minute walk will head you back to the Napo River. A motorized canoe ride lasting 10 minutes will let you enjoy one of the most amazing displays of the wild world. Hundreds of parrots and parakeets will approach the treetops and later will come down to a clay bank to eat this soil rich in minerals. It is essential to have binoculars to enjoy it.

Once you identify the different species of parrots and parakeets, your naturalist guide will provide a lot of interesting information about this spectacular birds' behavior. The motorized canoe ride will continue for approximately 30 more minutes of birdwatching along the river banks.

It has been a wonderful morning, full of parrots, parakeets and other birds. Now it is time to enjoy a CULTURAL ACTIVITY. An Amazonian Kichwa family will receive you in their home. A visit to the garden "chacra" followed by a visit to the house is going to show you that part of the Amazonia that you do not find on the maps: the Amazon people. Motorized canoe ride, walk and a paddle canoe ride will lead you back to the lodge.

12H30: LUNCH

16H00 - BUTTERFLY FARM: It is the moment to learn about the biology of this amazing insect. Our farm will show you the different stages of the butterfly complemented with important information provided by your naturalist guide. You will not want to leave the flying area without taking your best photos of our colorful butterflies.

Now that you have enchanting photos for your album, the adventure continues with FISHING FOR PIRANHAS in the Garzacocha Lake. Fishing lines will be provided by your native guide, to let you catch your own piranha. Depending on the size of the fish, you will put it back in the water or if it is big enough you can give it to our French chef and enjoy a tasty fish dinner. Keep in mind that the fish is much more delicious when you catch it yourself.

18H30 - LECTURE: A cup of coffee, a piece of paper and a pencil will help you to take note of important extra details provided by your naturalist guide in an interesting nature lecture.

19H30: DINNER

Day 5

06H00 - WAKE UP CALL

06H30 - BREAKFAST

07H00 - MANDINAN AND COTO TRAIL: We do a combined route of these two excellent trails. The Coto trail, like the charapa trail begins next to the butterfly farm and ends on the edge of the lagoon. It is also a loop where you start out walking and come back to the hotel by canoe. With luck we will have mammal and bird sightings close to the lake. These trails last three to four hours depending on the animal sightings that happen along the way. We observe flora and fauna typical of the tropical rainforest.

12H30: LUNCH

16H30 - GARZACOCHA LAKE: 2 hour canoe ride around Garzacocha Lake, waiting for the chance to spot herons, flycatchers, birds of prey, the famous Hoatzin, troops of squirrel monkeys, red howler monkeys perched on the top of the highest trees, among other interesting fauna you might see during your lake trip. Do not forget your binoculars and your camera.

19H30: DINNER

20H30: DEPARTURE BRIEFING: Your naturalist guide will provide all the necessary information for your departure to Coca and flight back to Quito.

Day 6

06H00 - WAKE UP CALL

06H30 - BREAKFAST

07H00 - DEPARTURE FOR COCA: In accordance with your last night briefing, you will have an early wake up call, breakfast and departure from the lodge.

The lodge staff will assist you with your checked luggage. Motorized canoe ride upstream to go back to Coca, where our representative will take you to the airport to help you with your checked luggage and boarding passes.

PLEASE NOTE THAT RAINFOREST ITINERARIES MIGHT VARY SLIGHTLY SO AS TO MAXIMIZE WILDLIFE SIGHTINGS, DEPENDING OF THE REPORTS OF OUR NATURALISTS GUIDES, YOUR MAIN INTERESTS AND WEATHER CONDITIONS.

Our guide will pick up you at the Airport Mariscal Sucre and then drive you to your hotel. Accommodation  at Swissotel.

Day 7

City Tour in Quito with “Mitad del Mundo”  (Middle of the World)
We drive into the heart of colonial Quito and experience the charm of Independence Square with its awe-inspiring Cathedral, Presidential Palace and Archbishop’s Palace. Admire the church of La Compañia (1605); considered to be the finest example of baroque architecture in America. Not to be forgotten, we will also be visiting the church and monastery of San Francisco (1535). Our tour then takes you to Panecillo Hill, an ideal location for a panoramic view of this historic capital. Accommodations at Swissotel.

Our country, needless to say, owes its name to the Equatorial Line which crosses through Ecuador 15 minutes north of Quito. There you find a monument marking the latitude 0º 00’ 00” this is a very fun and unique place where you can literally jump from the northern to southern hemisphere of the planet. This tour includes a visit to the Ethnographic Museum on site. Later, certificates will be awarded. Accommodation at Swissotel.

Day 8

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Day 10
Palmazul Hotel

The journey starts with a 30 minute flight from Quito to Manta or Portoviejo

San Clemente is blessed with a diverse and distinctive blend of attractions and activities.
Visitors can choose from adventure sports, rock climbing or trekking.

Visitors might also try a horseback ride at the beach, through fields, hit the waves for a variety of water sports such as net fishing, surfing, snorkeling, or just enjoy a tennis or volleyball game on our courts.

The rich Manteña culture, one of the oldest cultures in Ecuador is just a few minutes north from the hotel….All this, surrounded by natural tropical beauty and abundant marine life.

San Clemente Activities
Along with the tranquility that San Clemente beach offers, our guests will have the opportunity of enjoying different activities.

 Between the most popular, the following stand out:

  • Long walks; enjoying the relaxing sound of the waves and observing natural caves formed by them, is one of the preferred activities of our visitors.
  • Humpback Whales arrive to the Ecuadorian Coast from June to September, to reproduce. Visitors can watch these giant mammals from Palmazul’s beach. You can also watch schools of Dolphins swim close to the beach, year round.
  • Tourists enjoy waking up early to observe the sublime sunrises and afterward help the fishermen returning from their workday, remove their nets with the product of their efforts -- their daily catch. There are hundreds of birds that compete with the fishermen for the fish; one can even see frigate birds, blue footed boobies, seagulls, and pelicans, among others.
  • Extraction of oysters from the rocks close to the beach shore.
  • Guided visit to interesting tourist sites such as Isla Corazon and Cerro Verde.

After breakfast we will get you a safe taxi for your transfer to the Manta airport and take your flight to Quito. Accommodation at Swissotel.

Day 14

Transfer Out

After breakfast, our guide will transfer you from your hotel to the airport for your International flight home.

NB. Itineraries are subject to change and can be modified without previous notice.

2016 prices per person

11-day Tour
Per person in double occupancy  

Rates include:

  • Private services with local English speaking guide as per itinerary
  • Sevices and Entrances fees  as detailed in the itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Entrance to museums, monuments, ruins as per program
  • Permanent assitance by our operation department
  • Accomodation at five stars hotels
  • Air domectic  transportation Only Ecuador flights

Not included:

  • Air international transportation
  • Meals and services do not mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses
  • Laundry, phone bills, or any extra
  • Entrance fee to the Galapagos National Park
  • Tips
  • Extras

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