Round trip: Cuenca, Loja, Zamora and Limón (4 days)

Tour to the Rainforest in Ecuador PapageiFirst day: The trip starts at 8 am and after about 3.5 hours you will arrive at your hotel in Loja. After check-in, we will have a good lunch and explore the town for a while. In the afternoon you will visit the botanical garden and get to know the different plants of Ecuador. For dinner you will go into town again.

Second day: After breakfast, you will depart to Zamora. From there a local guide will hike with you through the Podocarpus National Park and explain to you the great biodiversity of the place. You will have a lunch break in the park and subsequently a tour through the town of Zamora. In the late evening, you will have dinner in town.

Third day: In the morning after breakfast, you will go on to Limón, which is located 4 hours from Zamora. On the way there, you will have lunch in a small village and then visit a site with ancient petroglyphs and produce fresh sugarcane juice yourselves. After this activity you can relax at a nearby river and take a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear waters of the river and have fun going tubing. Later in Limón, dinner will be served, and you can enjoy your last night of the trip in the small town.

Fourth day: After a hearty breakfast, we will drive to a small Shuar community in the middle of the rainforest. We will walk on an enchanted rainforest trail to reach a waterfall, which the Shuar still use for their mysterious rituals. This walk in the jungle will be followed by a traditional meal prepared by the Shuar. We can also organize a traditional Shuar performance with typical dances with an extra fee for the community. After our good-byes, we will return to the hotel and prepare our trip back to Cuenca, which we will reach in the late afternoon.

Price per person:

2 persons: $450 

From 3 people on: $380

Small group
Tour time: 8 am to around 6 pm (fourth day)
Service: On request

The program includes:

  • 3 nights accommodation in a hotel

  • Transportation, activities and meals as listed above

  • Rubber boots

  • Spanish and English or German speaking guide

The program does not include:

  • Drinks

  • Tips

  • Single supplement

  • Personal expenses

Please note that due to weather some itineraries can be subject to change and availability without prior notice.

What to bring?

Loja, Zamora and Limón are situated in the Amazon Rainforest, so the weather is usually nice and warm, but you have to be prepared for light to heavy rains. Bring mainly light clothes and a few warmer ones for the evenings or when it starts raining. We recommend you pack the following for your trip:

  • Outdoor shoes
  • Rain poncho
  • Camera
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun cream (a high factor is recommended)
  • Lip balm (a high factor is recommended)
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Binoculars (if possible)
  • Bathing suit
  • Small daypack
  • Hat or cap for sun protection
  • Light cotton pants
  • Long-sleeved light cotton shirts
  • Shorts
  • Comfortable shoes and/or sandals for Limón
  • Extra pairs of socks
  • Passport (always take a copy as well)