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Ecuador Travel

Ecuador Amazon Adventure Package, 6 nights/7 days for 2 - Local airfare included

Item Number
108
Estimated Value
$2,384
Sold
$1,743 to mndoug
Number of Bids
18  -  Bid History

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Item Description

Just Kick Back and Relax: A one-week world-class Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest trip for you to get away from it all! Everything is arranged for you from the time you step off your plane in Quito, Ecuador until the morning you leave for your return journey.

Guest Testimonial: "We have spent the most amazing days of our vacation at La Selva Lodge. The accommodation were exactly what we were hoping to find in the middle of the jungle: comfortable bed, bamboo and thatch roof, no mechanical noise during the night (only the wonderful sounds of the jungle), the food was simple yet very good."

Itinerary

  • Day 1: You will be met at the Quito airport outside customs and driven to The Nu Hotel, or another equally well-placed first class boutique hotel subject to space availability
  • Day 2-5: Transfer will be provided for you from your hotel back to the airport, this time for a flight to the nearest take-off point to the Amazon Basin. A Guide will meet you at the airport for the short trip to La Selva Jungle Lodge. Enjoy your 4 night/5 day stay, exploring the Amazon with an English-speaking guide and seeing all of the wonders of the magical rainforest.
  • Day 6: You will return the way you came fully escorted and spend your final night at the Nu Hotel.
  • Day 7: Transport will be provided for you to return to the airport for your trip home.


If you prefer a longer stay this can be arranged with other sites such as the Galapagos Islands and the Otavalo Indian Market (extra fees apply).

Depending on availability, the winner may also ask for: ONE OF LA SELVA'S NEW LUXURY CLASS BUNGALOWS (with no guarantee but will be awarded on a last minute basis if the space is available), a four-room suite with an enormous bedroom, sitting room or second bedroom, a gigantic balcony which extends into the forest and and a waterfall. The balcony serves as a refreshing spot for lounging and for cooling down after a day on the trails, or anytime you want. Twin sinks and all of the fixtures and lighting in the shower room are of a minimalist clean style designed for their plain beauty and to complement the bamboo walls and ceiling made of a strain of the grass that originally came from China but is grown on the coast of Ecuador and chosen for its beauty and craftibility.

 

 

 

 

 

Special Instructions

SUBJECT TO SPACE AVAILABILITY

Included: Breakfasts at your Quito hotel; Meals and non-alcoholic drinks at La Selva.

Not included: International Airfare; Meals, snacks or mini bar service at the Quito hotel; Bar service at La Selva; Tips.

 


 

Auction Package Sponsor

This package has been generously donated by TIES business member, La Selva Jungle Lodge.

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La Selva Jungle Lodge Green Practices

From the very beginning, La Selva Jungle Lodge has had a contract with the Indigenous neighbors from the community of Pilche, to pay a sum of money each month in exchange for the use of the land that border the lodge. Together with the community, La Selva Jungle Lodge has held 15,000 acres of pristine rainforest in trust in order to preserve its natural beauty and to help share the amazing rainforest experience through nature trail experiences with Native guides.

 

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If you need assistance with the purchase of this package or any other items on TIES ecoAuction, please contact ecoAuction@ecotourism.org.

If you are the successful bidder, you will receive an email from TIES with the certificate confirming your purchase within 24 hours of the auction close. All TIES ecoAuction items are valid for one year (excluding the blackout dates noted in the item description) unless otherwise stated above. The winner will receive contact details of the trip provider(s) to make travel arrangements.

All proceeds raised from your purchase of this trip will go directly to The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) to support their numerous projects in support of responsible travel worldwide.

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