Ecuador on a shoestring

01/30/2020 through 12/15/2021
01/30/2020 through 12/18/2021
Intrepid Travel

Ecuador on a shoestring

Get an insight into the wonderful South American country of Ecuador on this week-long journey. Discover the culture and charisma of the famed Otavalo Markets, explore the incredible Amazon while guests of a local family, relax in the laidback town of Banos and soak in the charm of Quito, one of South America’s most beguiling capitals.


  • Quito – Leader Led Orientation Walk
  • Banos – Pailon del Diablo
  • Banos – The tree house
  • Pailon del Diablo waterfall (Devil’s Cauldron) – Entrance fee
  • Cuenca – Leader Led Orientation walk


  • Quito’s World Heritage-listed Old Town is best explored on foot. Wander through its streets and plazas to discover old churches, colonial architecture and vendors selling local delicacies
  • A walk through the Amazon Jungle with an expert guide reveals valuable extraordinary wildlife and insights into the area’s importance to the local community
  • Staying within a remote rainforest community in the Amazon is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that is truly off the beaten track
  • Enjoy plenty of free time in the chilled out town of Banos, which is set into the foot of an active volcano. Hike to nearby waterfalls, get active with a range of optional adventure activities or soak up the mineral goodness of the town’s thermal springs
  • Spend a full day browsing the hand-woven textiles and fresh produce of the colourful Otavalo Markets


Day 1 Quito
Day 2 Amazon Lodge (Amazon Jungle)
Day 3 Amazon Lodge (Amazon Jungle)
Day 4 Banos
Day 5 Banos
Day 6 Cuenca
Day 7 Cuenca
Day 8 Ecuador/Peru Border Crossing – Lima

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