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Local Living Ecuador–Amazon Jungle

The Amazon Rainforest is so full of life; embrace it for yourself during a week unlike any other. From Quito, you’ll travel to your new home in the jungle and meet the Quichua family who will host you in their village for the next four nights. Discover waterfalls on jungle walks and travel to an animal rescue centre by canoe. You’ll learn about medicinal plants and how to use a blowgun, experience a shaman ceremony, and walk to a jungle waterfall. Most importantly, you’ll befriend people few outsiders have the honour to even meet.


Whats Included

  • Your Local Living Moment: Amazon Jungle Experience, Tena Your Wellness Moment: Mud Mask Therapy, Tena Your Foodie Moment: Chocolate Culinary Experience, Tena Your Hands-On Moment: Blowgun Contest and Demo, Tena. Visit to AmaZOOnico Animal Rescue Centre. Walks to a viewpoint and a waterfall. Medicinal plants jungle walk. Shamanic ceremony. Cultural night including a jungle marriage ceremony. Transport between destinations and included activities.
  • 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Rustic jungle lodge (4 nts), hotel (2 nts).
  • Local bus, motorized canoe, pickup truck, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local Quichua guides.
  • 16

Countries Visited

  • Ecuador

Live like a local in the Amazon Rainforest, learn Quichua traditions by interacting with your local hosts, visit an animal rescue centre and hone your blowgun skills.

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Days : 7

Price : From AED 2,771*
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights

Trip Style : Basic

Trip Type : Individuals

Physical Grading : 3 - Average

Trip Map

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Quito
Day 2 Quito/Tena (1D)
Day 3 Tena (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 4 Tena (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 5 Tena (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 6 Tena/Quito (1B)
Day 7 Quito

Trip Advice

Please take care when wandering about the city on your own, as pick pockets and purse-snatchers are common, particularly in the Old Town. Be safe and leave your passport, credit cards, traveller’s cheques and cash you don’t need in the hotel’s safety deposit box. Most Quiteños are honest and genuinely helpful and friendly, but be safe and enjoy the city!

What to Take

Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, but because of the higher altitude in the Andes, the temperature can feel quite cold, especially at night.

About Accommodation

The Pimpilala Lodge is located in the Amazon jungle, 45 minutes from Tena. The lodge offers varied basic accommodation in rustic wooden huts or bungalows, both with mosquito nets. All travellers will have access to shared showers (no hot water) and toilets outside of the rooms, but located very near by. A local family lives in the main lodge and they encourage people to hang out and see how they cook. A common area with hammocks is a popular place to relax.

Local Dress


Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. Please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.

About our Transportation

In order to arrive in the heart of the Amazon jungle we travel by public bus and then continue by way of private van or 4x4's depending on group size. When in the jungle transportation is limited to walking around and exploring the area on foot. WIth all meals and activities included, there is no need to worry about getting around.

Group Leader Description

All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders, a G Adventures representative, or an expedition team. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting- we think it's the best of both worlds.

Check List

Amazon: • Knee-length socks • Loose-fitting, light coloured hiking pants • Loose-fitting, light coloured long-sleeved shirts • Pack liners to waterproof bags Documents: • Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border) • Insurance info (required) (With photocopies) • Passport (required) (With photocopies) • Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies) • Vouchers and pre-departure information (required) Essentials: • Binoculars (optional) • Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries) • Cash, credit and debit cards • Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights) • Ear plugs • First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking) • Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal) • Fleece top/sweater • Footwear • Hat • Locks for bags • Long pants/jeans • Moneybelt • Outlet adapter • Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.) • Reusable water bottle • Shirts/t-shirts • Sleepwear • Small travel towel • Sunglasses • Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable) • Watch and alarm clock • Waterproof backpack cover • Windproof rain jacket Warm Weather: • Sandals/flip-flops • Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended) • Sun hat/bandana • Swimwear

Start Date - End DateAvailabilityPrice
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights
2018-12-22 - 2018-12-28The product is full, but a Waitlisted option is available for booking AED 2586
2018-12-29 - 2019-01-04Available AED 2586
2019-01-05 - 2019-01-11The product is full, but a Waitlisted option is available for booking AED 2697
2019-03-09 - 2019-03-15Available AED 2697
2019-03-23 - 2019-03-29Available AED 2293
2019-04-13 - 2019-04-19Available AED 2697
2019-05-11 - 2019-05-17Available AED 2771
2019-05-25 - 2019-05-31Available AED 2771
2019-06-15 - 2019-06-21Available AED 2882
2019-06-29 - 2019-07-05Available AED 2882
2019-07-13 - 2019-07-19Available AED 2882
2019-07-27 - 2019-08-02Available AED 2882
2019-08-17 - 2019-08-23Available AED 2882
2019-09-07 - 2019-09-13Available AED 2771
2019-09-28 - 2019-10-04Available AED 2771
2019-10-19 - 2019-10-25Available AED 2771
2019-11-09 - 2019-11-15Available AED 2697
2019-11-30 - 2019-12-06Available AED 2697
2019-12-21 - 2019-12-27Available AED 2697
2020-01-04 - 2020-01-10Available AED 2697
2020-03-07 - 2020-03-13Available AED 2697
2020-03-21 - 2020-03-27Available AED 2697
2020-04-18 - 2020-04-24Available AED 2697
2020-05-02 - 2020-05-08Available AED 2771
2020-05-23 - 2020-05-29Available AED 2771
2020-06-06 - 2020-06-12Available AED 2882
2020-06-20 - 2020-06-26Available AED 2882
2020-07-11 - 2020-07-17Available AED 2882
2020-08-01 - 2020-08-07Available AED 2882
2020-08-22 - 2020-08-28Available AED 2882
2020-09-05 - 2020-09-11Available AED 2771
2020-09-19 - 2020-09-25Available AED 2771
2020-10-03 - 2020-10-09Available AED 2771
2020-10-17 - 2020-10-23Available AED 2771
2020-10-31 - 2020-11-06Available AED 2771
2020-11-28 - 2020-12-04Available AED 2697
2020-12-12 - 2020-12-18Available AED 2697
2020-12-19 - 2020-12-25Available AED 2697
2020-12-26 - 2021-01-01Available AED 2697