International travel day. Private transport to accommodations
Day 2 – Free day / Explore Quito and surrounding areas
This is a necessary buffer day before the flight into the Amazon. Free day on your own, or we can arrange a city tour or excursion to world-famous Otavalo indigenous market 90 minutes north of Quito.
Day 3 – Travel to Rainforest / Begin journey down-river
Take off into the Amazon wilds in a small 5- 9 seat Cessna airplane. Land at a remote landing strip in the middle of the jungle, deplane and head directly to the canoe to head down river to this evening’s camping spot.
Days 4-9 – Explore the Amazon via Canoe
Full days in search of wildlife and medicinal plants. Traveling by dugout canoe and foot. There is almost no human infrastructure in this region. No zip lines, no rafting, no canopy towers. There are just miles upon kilometers of uncharted rainforest to explore. There are indigenous people living subsistence lifestyles in this region but you will be traveling well beyond the areas of civilization. You may stop and visit one or two small villages as you travel downriver, and spend one night camping in a village.
Day 10 – Finish down-river journey / Fly to Civilization
After a short (1-2 hour) canoe ride further downriver, arrive at a military airbase where the same Cessna that brought you in to the jungle awaits to take you back out. Fly 1 hour to the original airport, then 4-5 hour drive back to Quito.
Day 11 – Free day / Explore Quito and surrounding areas
This is another essential buffer day in case there are any weather delays getting out of the jungle. In that remote case, you would spend this night at the military base mentioned on day 10 and hope for better weather tomorrow!
Day 12 – End of Deep Amazon Adventure / Start of Next Adventure
Shuttle to the airport for a flight home or on to your next adventure…