18-to-Thirtysomethings: Quito to Lima Adventure (SEQM)
Countries Visited: Ecuador, Peru Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences Simple and clean hotels, guesthouses and hostels chosen for location and character Affordable public and private transport for maximum cultural interaction Plenty of optional activities tailored to your interests and budget
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Basic
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 18, avg 14.
Meals Included: 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
Accommodations: Simple hotels (9 nts, some multi-share), overnight buses (2 nts), jungle homestay (3 nts).
Mingle with Amazon locals during a homestay, get active in Banos, explore towering volcanoes and colonial cities, chill out on the beach or surf in Mancora and Huanchaco.
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.
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|Offer valid through 3/31/2018|
|Day 1||Quito||Day 1 Quito|
Spend the first day of your trip wandering Ecuador's capital city. Meet the group in the evening at the hotel. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Tena||Day 2 Quito/Tena (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Travel overland to Tena, located on the edge of the Amazon. From there, transfer for 45 minutes by truck to the local community of Pimpilala that will be our home for three nights. Stay with a Quichua family, enjoy the hospitality of these wonderful people, and experience life in the jungle first-hand. Included Activities: Amazon Jungle Experience Transport: Local bus (6.00-7.00 hours)
|Days 3-4||Tena||Days 3-4 Tena|
Head out on nature walks and learn about local traditions at an overnight homestay. Included Activities: Amazon Jungle Experience
|Day 5||Banos||Day 5 Tena/Banos (1B)|
Banos is the perfect setting for outdoor pursuits, including horseback riding, canyoning, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, and rafting in the surrounding mountains and on the River Patate. Transport: Pickup truck (0.75 hour(s)) Local bus (3.00-4.00 hours)
|Day 6||Banos||Day 6 Banos|
Opt to soak in the nearby hot springs or get active by hiking, horseback riding, or mountain biking.
|Day 7||Cuenca||Day 7 Banos/Cuenca|
Ecuadors third largest town, Cuenca, retains a pleasant provincial air with its colonial architecture, art galleries, and museums. The surrounding countryside is an outdoor playground. Visit national parks, take walks in the beautiful countryside, and see Ecuador's only Inca ruin site. Explore the city's sights including cobbled streets, red-tiled roofs, art galleries, flower markets, shady plazas, and museums. Transport: Local bus (2.00 hour(s)) Local bus (6.00 hour(s))
|Day 8||Cuenca||Day 8 Cuenca|
Enjoy a free day to visit Cajas NP or the Inca ruins of Ingapirca.
|Day 9||Mancora||Day 9 Cuenca/Mancora|
The adventure continues as we travel from Cuenca through the busy border town of Huaquillas and across the Peruvian border into Mancora. We follow the Pan-American Highway south to the seaside town of Mancora, a village populated by fishermen and surfers from around Peru and the world. Enjoy the relaxing beach atmosphere. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Ecuador - Peru) Transport: Local bus (5.00-6.00 hours) Local bus (4.00-5.00 hours)
|Day 10||Mancora||Day 10 Mancora|
Opt to relax on the beach, discover Mancora, go horseback riding, or take a surf lesson.
|Day 11||Huanchaco||Day 11 Mancora/Huanchaco|
Free time in Mancora. Overnight bus to Huanchaco. Transport: Overnight bus
|Day 12||Huanchaco||Day 12 Huanchaco|
We continue heading south along the coast to Trujillo, the largest city in northern Peru. It is known for its beautiful colonial structures and nearby attractions of Chan-Chan ruins and the resort town of Huanchaco, where we spend the night.
|Day 13||Lima||Day 13 Huanchaco/Lima|
Full day in Huanchaco before boarding a night bus to Lima. Transport: Overnight bus (8.00 hour(s))
|Day 14||Lima||Day 14 Lima (1B)|
To get a feel for colonial Lima, take a cab to the Plaza de Armas and watch the changing of the Palace Guard in the afternoon. Walk around the streets surrounding the JirOn de la UniOn for great examples of Spanish-colonial architecture and to experience life in a large South American city. There are many fine museums in and around the city, including the Museo Rafael Larco Herrera. An optional city tour visits many of the cities highlights.
|Day 15||Lima||Day 15 Lima (1B)|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
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