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Quito Airport Suites Hotel Aeropuerto Tababela

Conector Alpachaca

Tababela, Pichincha 170183

Ecuador

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Journey south to the equator for 2 weeks of adventure in Ecuador.

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$1574 if paid by check**

*Price based on double occupancy. See description for single rates.

**Check price valid if all payments, other than the initial deposit, are paid by check.

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • 14 days, 13 nights (9 Nights in Hotels, 2 Nights Overnight in Amazon Village Cabanas, 2 Nights in a Rustic Mountain Lodge
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Shandia Biking & Community Experience (Shandia)
  • Amazon Jungle Experience (Tena)
  • Papallacta Hot Springs Visit (Papallacta)
  • Otavalo Handicrafts Market Visit
  • Cotopaxi National Park visit
  • Devil's Nose Train Excursion
  • Orientation Walk of Cuenca
  • Internal Flight

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • International Airfare
  • Optional Excursions
  • Meals not indicated
  • Travel Insurance (Required)
  • Visa/Passport Costs
  • Arrival and Departure Airport Transfers
  • Gratuities for tour Guide, drivers, chambermaids, restaurant staff, porters, etc.

Join Professionals in the City for 2 Weeks in Ecuador!

Journey south to the equator for 2 weeks of adventure in Ecuador. Visit some culturally exuberant sights and get lost in not only the Amazon itself, but the lives of the locals who spend all day prospering in this area. Rejuvenate yourself in the soothing hot springs while meeting new friends and feeding your soul. This cultural goldmine of a travel destination has plenty to see and do, some of the most hospitable people, and some inspiring and astonishing sights to see. Treat yourself to life with a trip to Ecuador this fall with Professionals in the City

YOUR ITINERARY:

October 5th, Day 1:

Arrival day! Fly into Quito at any time. Make your way to the hotel and drop your bags before heading out to explore and maybe grab some local grub. Tonight you will meet the rest of your travelers and your guide for a welcome meeting to go over the itinerary and answer any questions you may have about the trip. As the excitement builds, find out what to do and where to go tonight before turning in and getting some rest for the remainder of your journey.

October 6th, Day 2:

After breakfast, pack up and load in for your transfer to Banos. Upon arrival, opt in for one of the optional excursions. Soak in the nearby hot springs and take in the scenery of the prolific Amazon. You can also find excursions ziplining through the treetops, canyoneering down the face if a waterfall, or horseback riding through the countryside and over a volcano.

Meals Included: Breakfast

October 7th, Day 3:

Today is a free day to explore Banos! Head out and find a quiet spot for some breakfast and fuel up. Banos is one of the most heavenly places to set off and go for a hike. Ask the hotel concierge for a good starting point to see amazing waterfalls, lush green vegetation, colorful animals and even a swing that seems to swing out over eternity.

You can also opt in on one of the optional excursions. Go horseback riding, mountain biking, white water rafting or canyoneering. Take a soak in the hot springs or step it up with a ziplining adventure. Head into town and explore this evening. The night is yours.

October 8th, Day 4:

Today we pack up and head out to explore the heart of the Amazon jungle. Notice the scenery dramatically change as we descend from the mountains into the wet green jungle. We arrive in Tena and change transportation on our way into a small village near the community of Cando. Here, we check into our jungle huts. This afternoon we begin to integrate into a Quichua family and learn more about their culture and lifestyle. Tonight we flow with their routine as we learn what engulfs the evening of a Quichua family.

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

October 9th, Day 5:

It’s adventure time! Wake up with the Quichua family and start the day. Today will be filled with traditional life in the jungle. Absorb as much as you can as you experience typical meals, meet new friends, witness new customs as you observe daily life in the jungle. Take nature walks and learn about how the locals use plants and their surroundings in everyday day to day tasks. Experience the places that are special to the community’s heart, share in their customs and daily traditions. Tonight will be spent in your rustic jungle huts.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

October 10th, Day 6:

Wake up to breakfast before setting off on a bicycle ride through the Amazon. For about 2 hours, with plenty of stops along the way, we cycle through the rainforest led by our local guide. Check out the stunning foliage, unique animals, and breathtaking views on our way to the indigenous Shandia community. After a short visit, we make our way back to our jungle residence, pack up and explore on to Papallacta. Upon arrival we will check into our hotel and drop our bags before taking an afternoon dip in the local hot springs. Tonight is yours to relax and/or explore Papallacta.

Meals Included: Breakfast

October 11th, Day 7:

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before a relaxing morning in the local hot springs. Let the naturally heated pools sooth your muscles and nurture your soul as you make your way through the circuit with views of the Antisana Volcano in the background. After our hot springs visit, we head back to Quito to settle in for the night. Head out to explore further, or get some rest. We are back at it tomorrow.

Meals Included: Breakfast

October 12th, Day 8:

Enjoy breakfast before we head even further north to Otavalo. After the short drive we drop our stuff and head to the largest open market in South America. Farmers and craftsmen come from the surrounding countryside to buy, sell and trade goods in this plethora of color and haggling. Acquire some truly one-of-a-kind souvenirs and if your negotiating skills are good enough, you may get it for next to nothing. Take the day to explore Otavalo and the market or head just outside of town to explore the Peguche Waterfall, hike around the volcanic crater lake of Cuicocha or visit the mountain town of Cotacachi.

Meals Included: Breakfast

October 13th, Day 9:

After breakfast with the group, you head out for Cotopaxi National Park. The day starts with a blissful drive through the lush and colorful country and up the mountain, we arrive at our home for the night in a mountain lodge. The rest of the day is yours to explore the nearby area. Opt for a mountain bike ride through the nearby striking landscape.

Meals Included: Breakfast

October 14th, Day 10:

Spend the morning at the Cotopaxi National Park. Keep a lookout for local wildlife such as foxes, deer and condors. Hope that you don’t see any speckled bears. After a couple hours exploring and hopefully making friends with some of the local alpacas, we head slightly down the mountain to Alausí, on the edge of the Río Chanchán gorge. We will settle here for the night before continuing our journey tomorrow. Grab a bite nearby. Then, check out the giant statue of Saint Peter and other sites or relax for the evening at the hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast

October 15th, Day 11:

Have some breakfast and pack up. Today we get to experience the Nariz del Diablo (Devil’s Nose) train ride as it descends through the gorge over 3000 ft through a 16 mile series of switchbacks. Check out the spectacular engineering and stunning mountainside while getting some truly astonishing photo opportunities.

Then it is off to Cuenca. This bustling city has plenty to do. Check out the nightlife, grab a quick bite, or head out souvenir shopping before settling in for the night.

Meals Included: Breakfast

October 16th, Day 12:

Today is your day! Head out and explore Cuenca on your own. Wander the cobblestone streets getting lost in the colonial architecture, art galleries and quaint street markets, or sign up for one an optional excursion to the mysterious Ingapirca Ruins or the Cajas National Park in the grassy highlands of Ecuador. Relax in a mud bath and in the local hot springs to rejuvenate your body after this long and rewarding adventure . Visit the countryside for a chance at some handcrafted musical instruments, tapestries and textiles bought straight from the hands that make them while touring nearby villages and getting to know their people. Hook up with a local guide for a city tour of Cuenca. Make it as easy or as busy as you want it to be.

Meals Included: Breakfast

October 17th, Day 13:

Today we wake up to breakfast in Cuenca with a little time to relax and enjoy this culturally rich city. Then, hop on a plane and take off for a short flight (included) back to Quito. Check into the hotel and take some time to explore this historical city.

Meals Included: Breakfast

October 18th, Day 14:

Today is departure day. It has been a long and eventful trip and we are sure you definitely fell in love with Ecuador, so you may want to stay. If you would like to stay longer in Quito please let us know upon placing your deposit. We would be happy to help set up hotel rooms in Quito for an additional $55 per night, per person.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Flight Information

This trip does not include an international flight. If you would like Professionals in the City to assist you in booking your flight, please reach out to ed@prosinthecity.com after placing your deposit.

Please arrive at the airport 3 hours prior to your flight’s scheduled departure time.

Professionals in the City is not liable if you miss your flight

Please wait for your trip forms to arrive before booking your flight

Trip Information

Roommates:

If you would like us to pair you with a roommate, please indicate in your response to your trip registration email. We do our best to pair roommates, although there is no guarantee. If we are unable to pair you, you would need to upgrade to a single supplement.

Single Supplement:

A single supplement is available for an additional fee of $599. If you would like to sign up for a single supplement, please indicate this in response to your registration email.

Payment Deadlines:

After you make your initial $600 deposit, an additional payment of $600 is due on June 1st, 2019. The final payment of the remaining balance is due on July 1st, 2019.

Cancellations:

Cancellations prior to June 1st, 2019 will be subject to a $600 cancellation charge. Cancellations made after June 1st, 2019 and before July 1st, 2019 will be subject to a $1200 cancellation charge. There will be no refund issued in case of a cancellation on or after July 1st, 2019.

Passport Information:

A valid passport will be required of all passengers (please verify that your passport will be valid six months beyond your return date to the United States). Please complete your Trip Information Form (will be e-mailed to you after registration) immediately upon receipt and return to Professionals in the City for verification.

Insurance Information:

Professionals in the City requires a minimum $200,000 USD emergency medical evacuation and repatriation travel insurance. Proof of insurance must be provided to Professionals in the City by the requested due date. If this is not provided to Professionals in the City by the requested date, this will be treated as a cancellation in which our cancellation policy will take place. Professionals in the City recommends that you purchase trip interruption insurance. We recommend that you purchase travel insurance from Travelex insurance Services, a reputable travel insurance company with extensive 24-hour emergency assistance services. For more information, or to purchase travel insurance directly from Travelex.

All itineraries and accommodations are subject to modification. The prices listed are in U.S. dollars per person and based on double occupancy.

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