Ecuador on a shoestring Itinerary

Set off on an adventure through stunning Ecuador. Travel through the Amazon Jungle, visit laidback Banos and discover the history and beauty of Quito on this 8-day journey through one Of South America's truest gems.

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      USD $495
      CAD $505
      AUD $525
      EUR €370
      GBP £315
      NZD $625
      ZAR R4,755
      CHF FR450
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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Ecuador on a shoestring.
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ecuador otavalo market handcrafts

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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: Lodge - 1

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