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Alan and I had a truly wonderful experience in Ecuador. Santiago and the rest of staff were excellent hosts, as was the La Pinta and its staff. We had an amazing trip.
THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!! The trip was outstanding; all the arrangements were perfect – from the time we were met at the airport in Quito – to the time we were returned to the airport in Guayaquil.
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Galapagos and Amazon Tours

Combine and explore two of Ecuador’s natural wonders on a on a Galapagos and Amazon Tour.

In the Amazon Basin you’ll witness a complex ecosystem, where layers of dense vegetation harbor a truly mind-boggling number of species. Ecuador has more than 1,450 species of birds, many of which exist nowhere else. Accommodations are at Selva Lodge, Kapawi Lodge, Napo Lodge or Sacha Lodge, some of the newest jungle lodges in Ecuador. Contact us for a quote on Galapagos and Amazon Tours.

Two of our most popular Amazon options are Sacha Lodge and Napo Wildlife Center. Both trips begin in Quito, Ecuador’s capital city. From here, a 25-minute flight takes you over the Andes Mountains’ majestic snow-covered peaks and down into the Amazon Region. Your destination is the port town of Puerto Francisco de Orellana, locally known as Coca, where you will be met by a bilingual guide and taken to a private dock. Here you’ll pause for a snack and to use the rest rooms before boarding the covered motorized canoe for a 2-hour, 50-mile (80-kilometer) trip down the sediment-rich waters of the Napo, the largest river in Ecuadorian Amazonia. During the ride it is easy to spot handsome shore birds such as herons, kingfishers, spoonbills and ospreys between the scattered native huts as you travel steadily away from civilization.

Possible activities that can arranged on your trip to the Ecuadorian Amazon include:

*Canoe Rides

*Visits to Indigenous Communities

*Shaman Rituals

*Sampling of Traditional Amazon Cuisine

*Wildlife Viewing

*Piranha Fishing

*Bird-Watching

*Parrot Clay Licks

*Nature Walks

*Night Excursions

Sacha Lodge

Guests at Sacha Lodge’s 5000-acre (2000-hectare) private reserve have opportunities for plenty of activities while exploring the jungle. From an exciting first entrance into the reserve along a raised boardwalk through dense flooded palm forest where monkeys are often sighted, to watching parrot clay licks and fishing for piranha, there’s never a dull moment! Located on Pilchicocha Lake, a blackwater paradise where you’d least expect to find any sign of people, Sacha is a paradise for those looking for an authentic Amazon experience. Spend the next few days hiking trails, fishing for piranha, learning about local culture and spotting exotic wildlife.

Dates:
Extra canoe charges may apply for non-operational days (operational days are Monday and Friday) for groups of fewer than 4 people. Please contact us for details.

Pricing:

(4D/3N) Fri – Mon: $830: Flight Quito/Coca/Quito Included

(5D/4N) Mon – Fri: $1,010: Flight Quito/Coca/Quito Included

Single supplement (SS): $195 (4D) / $225 (5D)

* Trip cost is based on twin shared accommodation.
* A single supplement charge is assessed for those traveling alone or preferring single accommodation.

Napo Wildlife Center


This ecotourism project includes the conservation of approximately over 52,000 acres (over 21,400 hectares) of the most pristine Amazon Rain Forest within the Yasunì National Park, an important biosphere reserve and the largest tract of tropical rain forest in Ecuador, located by the Anangucocha lake, in the unique ancestral territory of the Anangu Quichua Community. Spend your time exploring the numerous trails with expert guides, try your hand at local activities, relax while bird watching from your bungalow and spot exotic wildlife from the canopy tower.

Dates:
Extra canoe charges may apply for non-operational days (operational days are Monday and Friday) for groups of fewer than 4 people. Please contact us for details.

Pricing:

(4D/3N) Fri – Mon: $860: Flight Quito/Coca/Quito Included

(5D/4N) Mon – Fri: $1,060: Flight Quito/Coca/Quito Included

Single supplement (SS): $195 (4D) / $225 (5D)
Itinerary Summary combining Amazon journey with Galapagos

La Selva Lodge

Located in primary rainforest, La Selva Lodge is surrounded by a tropical garden of colorful blossoms, billowing ferns and giant trees providing a green sanctuary to rare and exotic wildlife with intriguing insects, unique species of birds and butterflies and magical sceneries. The rain stimulates the forest’s luxuriant growth and drenches the visitor who come to see the spectacle.

There are a number of possible excursions with an English speaking guide, some more physically challenging than others. La Selva is home to many trails, a 135 foot observation tower, and a large butterfly farm. The adventures are limitless. Deep in this Amazon jungle of unparalleled biodiversity, La Selva provides lodging in a paradise where anything is possible.

The cabanas are private bungalows that keep you high and cozy, and are immaculately cleaned every day. It is important to note that these cabanas are made entirely of secondary growth rainforest materials and designed to blend with the surroundings. Each one has a private bathroom, a hammock and mosquito netting (although you will be surprised at how little need you will have for this item) for each bed.

There are 12 thatched cabanas of varying sleeping configurations and several public gathering spots, including the spacious dining room with a cone shaped roof, an open-air combined bar and a lounge with a wrap-around view of the lake. The hammock hut is preferred by many for siestas.

WHAT’S NEW AT LA SELVA LODGE!
In May 2013, the lodge went through a process of deep renovations. Visitors to La Selva may now enjoy a Butterfly Spa, Yoga Retreats, and many other great special packages focused on yoga and massages. These options are ideal for honeymoons and romantic escapes. Rooms have also been upgraded for your comfort as part of the lodge’s consistent promise to indulge. Ask us today for more information about these new upgrades!

Amazon Jungle aerial transportation

DAY 1 Arrive in Quito, Ecuador.
DAYS 2-6 Fly to Coca, where you’ll travel deep into the jungle to spend five days exploring this wonder of the world by foot, canoe and jungle tree platform. Return to Quito on day 6.
DAY 7 Morning tour of Colonial Quito. Afternoon on your own to rest, shop and relax.
DAY 7-14 Fly to Galapagos Islands. Begin Galapagos adventure. Live aboard the yacht and spend as much time exploring the islands as park rules permit. Each night we travel on to the next island.
DAY 14 We have our last island visit in the morning then fly back to Quito for farewell dinner and overnight.
DAY 15 Depart for home, or on to other adventures.