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Post-Programme Ecuadorian Amazon Adventure


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Go wildlife watching in the Amazon rainforest, staying in a luxury ecolodge in the heart of the jungle.
  • Enjoy a 6-day Amazonian adventure, exploring the Ecuadorian rainforest

  • Spend 3 nights in a luxury ecolodge in the heart of the Amazonian jungle

  • Join included activities like canoe trips, birding tours, treetop canopy trails and night walks

  • Discover the nature, animals, birds and insects up close in the verdant rainforest

Day 1: Transfer to Quito

You'll travel from the Galápagos Islands to Quito, the historic capital of Ecuador, where your expedition cruise ends. We’ll meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. You’ll have the rest of the day to spend as you please before your trip to Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest begins in the morning.

2: Quito to Coca

Your Amazon adventure begins. After a short, scenic flight over the Andes to Coca, you’ll enjoy 2-hour canoe ride down the Napo River, a tributary of the Amazon River. You'll watch for herons, kingfishers and more. Enjoy a short rainforest hike to Lake Pilchicocha, where you'll be taken across the lake to your lodge by canoe. Enjoy a swim, do some birdwatching or visit the butterfly house before dinner. After, join a night walk through the jungle to look for nocturnal species or take a quiet canoe ride on the lake.

Days 3 - 4: Your rainforest lodge

Your two-night luxury ecolodge stay includes a range of amazing activities. Try birdwatching on a treetop canopy walk, or visit clay licks, where colourful parrots congregate to lick clay cliff walls. Take a canoe ride through the peaceful swamps to spot anaconda, caiman and capybara – perhaps even fish for piranha! Or hike along the Napo River. Back at the lodge, relax with a refreshing dip in the lake or a gentle nap in your private hammock.

Day 5: Return to Quito

After breakfast, it’s time to return to the modern world. You'll take a canoe ride back to Coca, then a short flight back to Quito. We arrive in the early afternoon, which gives you the rest of the day to explore more of Ecuador’s beautiful and historic capital city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 6: Departure

Enjoy breakfast in your hotel as your Post-Programme adventure comes to an end.

Please note that we may visit sites in a different order.

Practical information

  • 2 nights with breakfast at a hotel in Quito.

  • 3 nights at a jungle lodge with full board and soft drinks.

  • Transfers between Quito airport and hotel on days 1, 2 and 5.

  • Return flights from Quito to Coca (including current taxes).

  • Guided canoe transportation from Coca to the lodge.

  • Activities and excursions with English-speaking guides. 

Not included

Dinner at hotel in Quito, drinks other than described, and gratuities. 

Remarks and requirements
  • This tour is available as a Post-Programme in combination with your expedition cruise to Quito from Galapagos Islands.  

  • Lodge bookings will be at Sacha Lodge or (for excursion departing 19.06.2023, booking code GALAMAPOST23B) or Napo Wildlife Center Ecolodge. Both offer similar itineraries. Please check your booking confirmation to see which lodge you'll be staying in. A supplement may apply.

  • Includes walking on uneven terrain. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility.  

  • Minimum number of participants: 6.  

  • If the minimum number of participants is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the trip up until 6 weeks before departure.

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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