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Ecuador on a shoestring Itinerary
Day 1 Quito
Delve into the colourful city-scape of Ecuador's sprawling capital, Quito. Head for Calle La Ronda to get a feel for the country's colonial past, stroll through eclectic market stalls or pick a plaza cafe to settle down in and watch local life unfurl.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1
Days 2-3 Amazon Jungle
Travel by boat into the Amazon for a taste of local life on a family homestay. Try to spot the endemic animal and insect life during a guided tour into the depths of the jungle.
ACCOM: Jungle Lodge - 2
Days 4-5 Banos
Go on a hike in the hills, raft whitewater rapids or saddle up for a gallop through the lush forests of Banos. Then soak those weary bones in the town's hot springs and check out some traditional Ecuadorian music at an atmospheric local bar.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2
Days 6-8 Quito/Otavalo market
Return to Quito for a jaunt out to the famous Otavalo market. Although relatively small in size, this is one of the most enthralling traditional markets in all of the Americas, and it's a great place to stock up on gorgeously coloured handwoven fabrics, ornate wooden carvings and original Panama hats.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2
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