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.
Day 1 Quito
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Quito/Tena (1B, 1L, 1D)
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.
Days 3-4 Tena
Head out on nature walks and learn about uses of traditional plants, their cultural beliefs, and local traditions in the Amazon jungle.
Day 4 Tena (1B, 1L, 1D)
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.
Day 5 Tena/BaÑos (1B)
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.
Day 6 BaÑos
Enjoy a free day in BaÑos, opt to check out the swing at the end of the world, soak in nearby hot springs, or, check out ziplining.
Day 7 BaÑos/Cuenca
Enjoy the scenery on the way to the charming town of Cuenca.
Day 8 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 but to Mancora.
Day 9 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.
Day 10 MÁncora
Opt to relax on the beach, discover Mancora, go horseback riding, or take a surf lesson.
Day 11 MÁncora/Huanchaco
Free time in Mancora. Overnight bus to Huanchaco.
Day 12 Huanchaco
Enjoy more beach time or opt to visit pre-Inca sites or the city of Trujillo.
Day 13 Huanchaco/Lima
Full day in Huanchaco before boarding a night bus to Lima.
Day 14 Lima (1B)
Explore Peru’s capital on an optional city tour or simply relax. Be sure to try the tasty ceviche and pisco sours.
Day 15 Lima (1B)
Depart at any time.
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