Here’s Your Amazon Adventure Itinerary!
Day 1: Travel Day. We’ll have you picked up from the airport in Quito and our guide will meet you at the hotel that you’ll be staying at that night. It’s close to the airport. We start this tour on Saturday evenings. We can pick you up from the Quito airport anytime Saturday afternoon or through the night. If you are flying in prior to our tour, you can meet us at the hotel that evening or first thing in the morning on Sunday.
Day 2: Enter the Amazon! You will enjoy a beautiful and scenic 3.5 hour car ride to Tena, then have lunch at the amazing resort you’ll be staying at for 4 of the nights on your tour. Once we’ve checked in and had a bite, you’ll head right out for your first close up taste of the Amazon. You’ll get your blood moving again with a hike up through the jungle to a beautiful waterfall. We’ll have a chef-prepared dinner at the resort this night.
Day 3-4: Overnight Jungle Tour. This is 2 days of glorious fun in the jungle. You’ll spend a night at a jungle lodge tonight. You’ll go on a day hike, a night walk, a dawn bird watching tour, a chocolate making demo, a visit to an amazing butterfly farm, an animal rescue center, and to a beach with playful Capuchin monkeys. The lodge is a bit rustic, but it has comfy beds, hot water, great food and fabulous views. You’ll return to Tena, to the same luxury resort, around 5 pm on the 2nd day. We’ll have another great dinner there this night.
Day 5: Raft Trip on the Rockin’ Jatunyaku River (class 3+), One spectacular day plunging through rapids with the rainforest as your backdrop. Lunch is on a river beach and dinner will be back at the resort. If you want to explore Tena, this would be the night to do it!
Day 5-6: Overnight Tour to Baños: On this adventure to Baños, you’ll visit a series of waterfall including the famous thundering waterfall, Pailón del Diablo, see taffy made, visit a funky museum with shrunken heads, swing out over a mountain in a tree house swing, plus optionally take a dip in their hot springs and/or zip-line across a deep canyon. We’ll also include a visit to the Nate Saint House on the way if we can get an appointment. 2 lunches and a dinner will be had out at restaurants in Baños on this trip, dinner will be back at the resort upon arrival back to Tena.
Day 8: Caving, then Journey Home: We’ll spend the morning exploring the caves. On the ride back to the airport or Quito, we’ll be passing by the stunning Papallacta Hot Springs.
You can find more details on each of the above activities on our website.
Your adventure awaits!
Consider us, Gari and Michelle, of Gary's Tours at the La CasaBlanca Hotel, your go to guides for quality, personalized, fun tours and comfy digs in Ecuador's Eastern Amazon Region. We've won several awards on TripAdvisor, including the 2015 Traveler's Choice. We cater to all age ranges and our goal is for you to have an adventure you won't forget. Come see us!