• Hike to Mojanda Lake
  • See wildlife at Sani Lodge
  • Otavalo market
  • The lounge at Sacha Ji
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Highlands and Amazon

Trekking in the Andean highlands, exploring the cloudforest and venturing into the Amazon jungle add up to an exciting holiday

15 days from £5,980pp plus international flights.

Mainland Ecuador is a rich blend of scenery, wildlife, culture and history which this holiday showcases wonderfully.

  • Trekking in the rural Andean highlands
  • Visit local communities
  • Bird watching in the cloudforest
  • Characterful accommodation
  • Three full days in the Amazon

This holiday is a wonderful introduction to the varied scenery of Ecuador and provides opportunities for exploring and meeting local people.
Having had time to explore the capital you travel into the highlands to enjoy some trek among the glorious scenery of crater lakes and waterfalls, Andean villages and mountain views. You meet the people to on a visit to Otavalo's famous market, as you pass settlements during your trek and at your overnight stays.
Next you explore the cloudforest, a misty, humid environment of ferns, orchids and moss-covered trees and a haven for birdlife including the cock of the rock. It's a beguiling world. This contrasts well with the wide open spaces of Cotopaxi National Park, superb hiking country.
From here you are transported to yet another world: the Amazon. Venture into the jungle on foot and explore the waterways by kayak as your guide points out typical flora and fauna, take in magnificent panoramic views over the tree canopy from an observation tower, maybe spotting birds, monkeys and sloths in the branches and marvel at the sight of flocks of parrots at a clay lick. There's a chance to meet local tribespeople and learn about life in the Amazon.
You'll have seen and done so much by the time you return to Quito you'll be amazed that only two weeks have passed. Time flies, as they say.

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Where you could be staying

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