2016 G Adventures Local Living

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Tour page reference We stuff a lot of information into our tour pages, so you'll know as much about your tour as possible. While browsing this brochure, check this foldout for quick explanations of our terms and ratings. Dates and prices are subject to change. For booking, availability, and detailed itineraries, consult your travel agent or check online. Dates and prices are subject to change. For booking, availability, and detailed itineraries, consult your travel agent or check online. SOUTH AMERICA › AMAZON, ECUADOR Ecuador — Amazon Jungle BASIC Highlights › Live like a local in the Amazon Rainforest › Learn Quichua traditions by interacting with your local hosts › Visit an animal rescue centre › Hone your blowgun skills › Experience a shamanic ceremony What's Included Four-day Amazon Jungle homestay. Visit to AmaZOOnico Animal Rescue Centre. Walks to a viewpoint and a waterfall. Jungle cooking class. Medicinal plants jungle walk. Visit to Cando School. Artisan crafts session. Cultural night including a shamanic healing ceremony and jungle marriage ceremony. Transport between destinations and included activities. ACCOMMODATIONS Rustic jungle lodge (4 nts), hotel (2 nts) TRANSPORT Local bus, motorized canoe, pickup truck, walking GROUP LEADER CEO throughout, local Quichua guides MEALS 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners. Allow USD85-110 for meals not included. ITINERARY The Amazon Rainforest is so full of life; embrace it for yourself during a week unlike any other. From Quito, you'll travel to your new home in the jungle and meet the Quichua family who will host you in their home for the next four nights. Discover waterfalls on jungle walks and travel to an animal rescue centre by canoe. You'll learn about medicinal plants and how to use a blowgun, experience a shaman ceremony, and visit a local school. Most importantly, you'll befriend a people few outsiders have the honour to even meet. DAY 1 QUITO Arrive at any time. DAY 2 AMAZON JUNGLE Travel by bus and truck into the Amazon Jungle. Spend the next 4 nights in rustic wooden huts with a local Quichua family in their small village. Walk to a viewpoint and get a natural mud face mask treatment. ( 1D ) DAY 3 AMAZON JUNGLE Guided walk to a waterfall then return home for a cooking demonstration to make jungle treats such as chocolate, wrapped grilled fish, or a chicha cassava beer drink. Learn about medicinal plants on an afternoon jungle walk. ( 1B, 1L, 1D ) DAY 4 AMAZON JUNGLE Morning car and canoe ride to the AmaZOOnico Animal Rescue Centre. Free time in the afternoon to relax in the jungle. ( 1B, 1L, 1D ) DAY 5 AMAZON JUNGLE Visit the Cando School in the morning and participate in a recess soccer match against the students before learning to make jungle artisan crafts in the afternoon. Experience a shamanic healing ceremony and a mock jungle marriage ceremony during the final evening in the jungle. ( 1B, 1L, 1D ) DAY 6 QUITO Enjoy a blowgun demonstration and participate in a contest to show what you've learned. Say goodbye to Delfin and his family, then travel back to Quito. ( 1B ) DAY 7 QUITO Depart at any time. Guaranteed Departures Number of IF YOU'RE BOOKED, YOU'RE GOING | departures / month. 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 2 ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ J F M A M J J A S O N D TOP SELLER 7 DAYS—QUITO TO QUITO FROM $ 699 TOUR CODE: SEJL IS THIS TOUR FOR ME? See back foldout. TRAVEL STYLE: LOCAL LIVING TYPE: SMALL GROUP – MAX 16, AVG 10 SERVICE LEVEL: BASIC PHYSICAL DEMAND: AVERAGE E C U A D O R Quito Amazon Jungle Tena E C U A D O R 100% GUARANTEED DEPARTURES That's right. We're the first travel company to guarantee every single one of our departures. 1. Book 2. Pay. 3. Confirm. 4. Pack. 5. Go. Done and done! 34 7 4 3 2 1 8 9 11 10 12 6 5 Top Seller/New Tour/Staff Pick Need a quick recommendation or want to see what we've dreamed up for this year? Look for the Top Seller, New Tour, and Staff Pick flags on tours throughout this brochure to see what's hot, what's new, and what our staff love best. Highlights A quick at-a-glance summary of the things you'll experience on this tour. What's Included A handy rundown of the nuts-and- bolts of your tour, including the number of included meals, accommodations, and modes of transport. Itinerary A day-by-day breakdown of what you'll be doing on your tour, including the sites you'll visit, the activities you'll experience, and all included meals. But trust us, there's more where this came from. For full itineraries, visit our website or ask your travel agent. Guaranteed Departures Yeah, it's true. We guarantee all of our departures for every single tour. Once you've booked, paid, and received confirmation from a GCO, your tour is locked-in to run. The dates shown here indicate when the tour is scheduled to run. Some dates are subject to change, so consult with us or your travel agent for up-to-date availability. Chief Experience Officer (CEO) Our knowledgeable CEOs are always ready to answer your questions. Look here for tips, recommendations, and other tidbits to help you get more out of your adventure. Travel Style Each tour is sorted into a Travel Style that speaks to the kind of traveller it was designed for. We group tours of a feather together to make sure you find what you're looking for faster. See reverse of this page for details. Duration/Departure Particularly handy when booking flights, this tells you how many days a tour runs and where it picks you up and drops you off. Pricing Simply put, this indicates the starting price of your adventure, excluding any options, add-ons or extras. Tour Code Type this code into our website or quote it to your travel agent to get the full details (along with up-to- date availability) of your desired tour. Map & Route Route maps include the start- and end-points of your tour, your transfer points, and stops you'll make in between. 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 9 10 11 Is this tour for me? This section contains vital information about your tour. Check here to see if you've found your match. 12 Tour Type Group: Group tours average about 12 travellers per departure, depending on the adventure. The maximum is usually no more than 16 (although aboard the Expedition, it could be over 100!) Independent: Independent tours are either entire tours you take privately or solo extensions added onto a group tour. Local staff are available on standby 24/7. Physical Demand Easy: You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it. Light: There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging. Average: Tours may include activities like hiking, biking, rafting or kayaking. No sweat, right? Demanding: You might encounter a few high-altitude hikes or other more strenuous activities. Pro tip: Put down that pastry, buster. Challenging: These tours include serious high-altitude treks, cycling or other heavy exercise. For superhumans only. (Remember to pack your cape.) Service Level Camping: › Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences › Camping most nights with some hotel stays to start and throughout › Affordable public and private transport for maximum cultural interaction Basic: › Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences › Simple and clean hotels, guesthouses, and hostels chosen for location and character › Affordable public and private transport for maximum cultural interaction › Plenty of optional activities tailored to your interests and budget Standard: › Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences › Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character › Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience › All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own Upgraded: › All the adventure you want, with a softer landing › Handpicked, character-rich accommodations with upgraded amenities and services › Upgraded and private transport, including flights to maximize time › More included meals, activities, and transfers

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