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BIRDWATCHING IN ECUADOR

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  Ecuador is without any doubt a must-see destination for bird-watchers. Currently 1640 distinct species of birds have been registered. That is 17% of the birds in the whole planet, in an area the size of the United Kingdom. 80% of the birds that exist in Brazil can be found in 3% of Ecuador’s territory.  [ Read More ]

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HORSEBACK RIDING IN ECUADOR

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It is one of the best ways to get to know the real Ecuador, the country lifestyle, one of the most special wonders of this little but magical realm. The mountainous topography of the Ecuadorian Andes, combined with the natural existent wonders such as volcanoes, lakes and forests, plus the ethnical component, creates the right  [ Read More ]

BIRD WATCHING IN THE SOUTHERN WONDERS SLT006 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS

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This is a 5 days 4 nights itinerary that take us to the most important bird watching sites in Southern Ecuador, from high moorland (paramo), to cloud forest areas, subtropical valleys, dry forest and tropical zones, so it gathers a wide range of great ecosystems for an abundant diversity of birds, including some endemic species,  [ Read More ]

MOUNTAIN BIKING IN ECUADOR

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Due to the Ecuadorian topography and geographical diversity, sometimes shifting just in few hours, our country is one of the best destinations in South America for mountain biking. Our trips take visitors to the remotest sites, through beautiful natural areas, Indian villages, coastal fishing towns and jungle destinations. The designed trips range from easy scenic  [ Read More ]

PAPALLACTA THERMAL SPRINGS (full day, everyday)

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On the entrance to the Amazon Basin on a cool climate area above 3000 m of altitude we find the natural hot springs of Papallacta that have their origin on the heart of the Antisana Volcano. The water temperatures fluctuate between 36 and 42 C. And they are considered to alleviate various illnesses such as  [ Read More ]

DAY 1 QUITO-SAQUISILI MARKET-BAÑOS Leave Quito early in the morning to the famous indigenous market of Saquisilí, a magnificent muster of the abundance of agricultural products and ethnic richness of Ecuador. Continue to the town of Baños de Agua Santa for lunch. In the afternoon visit the Route of Waterfalls and do an optional hike  [ Read More ]

KAPAWI

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This is one of the most exclusive places in the Ecuadorian jungle, started as a community project to protect their nearly two million acres of pristine rainforest in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon and to share with the world the ancestral knowledge of the ACHUAR culture. Kapawi is one of the most remote, ecologically responsible and  [ Read More ]

MANATEE AMAZON EXPLORER

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This is a very good alternative to explore the jungle with comfort and really good visit itineraries. This river cruise is on the Napo River one of the most important affluents of the Amazonas River and is attainable only after a flight to the city of Coca and navigation on a motor canoe or speed boat. The  [ Read More ]

Categories: Amazon, river boats

NAPO WILDLIFE CENTER

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The Napo Wildlife Center, NWC Amazon Lodge, is the greatest and ultimate alternative luxury eco-hotel in Amazonian Ecuador. This ecotourism project includes the conservation of approximately over 82 square miles (53,500 acres – over 21,400 hectares ) of the most pristine Amazon Rain Forest within the Yasunì National Park, an important UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and  [ Read More ]

SACHA LODGE

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This private ecological reserve is accessible after a flight to Coca and some navigation on motor canoe.  Early starts will allow you to take advantage of the cool morning hours when the rainforest’s animals are most active. In the afternoon, visits begin at around 3:00 and often continue into the evening, when the nocturnal insect  [ Read More ]

SANI LODGE

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Deep within the Ecuadorian Amazon you will find a mysterious lake called Challuacocha, where floating water hyacinths and grasses obscure the shores. And if you venture out on this lagoon in a dugout canoe early in the morning when it is quiet and the light is still low, you just might see, somewhere out there,  [ Read More ]

TAPIR LODGE

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The Tapir Lodge is located in the eastern province of Sucumbios, in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest in the Cuyabeno Reserve. The Lodge has been built with the help of the Siona Secoya community, in order to foster sustainable ecotourism in that area. Tapir Lodge has successfully integrated the Siona community of Puerto Boli­var  [ Read More ]

YARINA LODGE

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The YARINA Eco Lodge is strategically located in an area of forest that counts on the highest diversity of micro-habitats in the Napo area. This means that there are more species of animals, birds, reptiles and insects than anywhere else on the Napo river or in the surroundings. The YARINA Eco Lodge, is located on the Napo  [ Read More ]

CUYABENO LODGE

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It’s the only lodge in the Laguna Grande and the first in the Cuyabeno Reserve. We started to operate together with the Siona natives. We are an ecolodge (not a camp), and we operate in harmony with the environment to cause a minimum impact due to our operation. The cabins are solidly constructed with thatched  [ Read More ]

LIANA LODGE

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Surrounded by rainforest, on the shores of the River Arajuno. Only to be reached by boat – yet only 5 hours away from Quito. Small and exquiste – 8 double cabins with ensuite bathroom. Excellent cuisine – we want you to feel well looked after. Explore and experience the rainforest with our indigenous guides or  [ Read More ]

COTOCOCHA

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Cotococha Amazon Lodge is strategically located in the upper Amazon basin, making access easy for any means of transportation. The location is also very well suited to make the famous loop Quito – Cotococha Amazon Lodge – Baños (or reverse). A huge advantage for travellers who want to continue southwards through Ecuador as you will  [ Read More ]

CASA DEL SUIZO

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The Casa del Suizo is located a the Napo riverbank side in the town of Ahuano very close to the city of Tena, accesible by route and a short navigation.  It is a good opportunity to have urban comfort and some of the best of jungle experiences. The quality of the rooms, food and guides  [ Read More ]

JARDIN ALEMAN

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Opened in January 1996,  is surrounded by 125 ha protected primary and secondary rainforest. Apart from the hotel grounds, belongs to the Lodge 100 ha protected rainforest on  the banks of the Napo River. The resort is built on 5 ha. The Lodge is located on the banks of Misahuallí River, a tributary of Napo River , which forms  [ Read More ]

LA SELVA JUNGLE LODGE

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  La Selva Jungle Lodge is a Resort and Spa located in a rainforest paradise in one of the most biodiverse areas of the planet. There are a number of possible excursions and tours with an English-speaking guide, some more physically challenging than others, which cater to all ages and physical abilities. Situated on Garzacocha Lake, spotting monkeys, hundreds of  [ Read More ]

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CUENCA FULL DAY CITY TOUR

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INGAPIRCA ARCHAEOLOGICAL COMPL

  In the heart of the southern Andes we have the Archaeological Complex of Ingapirca, the ...

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