Be amazed as you join this luxurious 10-day Ecuador Cloud Forest & Amazon adventure tour and immerse yourself in the incredible biodiversity this country has to offer. Enjoy stays in a unique cloud forest lodge, a luxury hotel in a colonial city, and finally, a spacious cabin aboard your Amazon Cruise.
Enter the Cloud Forest
Sit back and marvel at the scenery as you are transported from Quito to the Choco region for one of the best Ecuador cloud forest tours available. Once you arrive at the exquisite Mashpi Lodge, you’ll have time to settle into your choice of suite before a cloud forest Ecuador briefing by your naturalist guides.
Situated among the slopes of the Andean cloud forest, the Mashpi Lodge is an unexpected surprise filled with urban comfort.
Visit the learning and research center, which includes a vast orchid collection and butterfly sanctuary. Take a hike past waterfalls, join a night hike to spot wildlife, or enjoy a silent meditation hike to listen to the sounds of the forest and practice mindfulness.
Excursions include exploring primary and secondary forests, ascending to a tree canopy for views of the jungle, and peddling your way across the treetops on a foot-powered cable system.
You’ll have numerous opportunities for birdwatching, including upon the lodge terrace with its high-powered telescopes, before heading back to Quito for a different type of adventure.
Once in Quito, you’ll delve into history as you explore the famous colonial center of this enthralling city. Adventure continues with an exciting charter helicopter ride for an overhead view of the city and amazing sites surrounding it, including mountains, volcanoes, forests, waterfalls, and parks.
Enjoy gourmet Ecuadorian meals while here, and learn about the finest chocolate Ecuador has to offer, enjoying a tasting as well in the private wine cellar of the fascinating art museum. At night, you’ll return to the Casa Gangotena, your luxury hotel in Quito.
Immerse Yourself in the Amazon
Your immersive Amazonian adventure starts with a flight to Coca and a 90-minute motorized canoe trip down the river to your floating accommodations aboard the Anakonda.
The Anakonda is a one-of-a-kind riverboat and a luxurious way to experience the Amazon up close. Choose between your choice of standard or deluxe suites, all with private balconies, and settle in for an amazing three-night cruise.
In between excursions, you can head to the expansive sundeck, outdoor Jacuzzi, third deck alfresco lounge, or indoor lounge. Indulge yourself in the Rainforest Spa, and enjoy delectable gourmet meals prepared by the chef on board.
Your cruise will take you to Yasuni National Park, a pristine region and biosphere reserve in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Here you might see the rare pink river dolphin, anacondas, various primates, river turtles, and exotic birds, as well as plants endemic to the Amazon.
Another excursion will take you to the habitat of giant otters and the elusive manatees, and you’ll have a chance to visit a canopy tower and gape at treetop views of the expansive Amazon. A visit with an authentic Kichwa family will be a highlight of your cruise.
On the last morning, you’ll return to Coca by motorized canoe before returning to Quito.