Two weeks Honeymoon tour in Ecuador
This is an original romantic and adventurous tour for the most important journey of your life! It is a honeymoon in heaven with well selected hotels and lodges. Imagine spending your romantic nights together between the snow capped mountains, in a hot-spring under the stars, close to an active volcano, in the green valley of ‘Longevidad’, or under a green blanket with the sounds of the jungle around you. These nights and the great pictures of the scenic surroundings during the day, guarantee that you will never forget your first week traveling and living together.
To keep your private itinerary more flexible this tour is standard with private transport. On request, to bring the price down and/or to make your experience more authentic, it is also possible to travel partly with public transport. This can be a great experience, but it is recommendable to speak a few words of Spanish if you want to travel this way.
Short travel Itinerary:
Day 1 – Sunday, arriving in Quito (1 night).
Day 2– A short flight to Lago Agrio and then to the Cuyabeno Amazon Wildlife Reserve
Day 3 – Cuyabeno Amazon Tour
Day 4 – Cuyabeno Amazon Tour
Day 5 – Cuyabeno Amazon Tour
Day 6 – Cuyabeno – Lago Agrio – flight to Quito
Day 7 – Shared bus to Cotopaxi Volcano
Day 8 – Private transport to Baños (Luna Runtun)
Day 9 – Free day in Baños
Day 10 – Private transport to Cuenca (2 nights).quito-honeymoon-tour-travel-ecuador
Day 11 – Free day in Cuenca – optional visit to Parque Cajas.
Day 12 – Private transport to Vilcabamba (Hostel Izhcayluma)
Day 13 – Free day in Vilcabamba
Day 14 – Free day in Vilcabamba
Day 15 – Early flight from Loja to Quito or Guayaquil.
Optional: extend this tour with a Cruise to the Galapagos Islands.
Two weeks Honeymoon tour in Ecuador
Day 1: After arriving in Quito (2850 m.)
Day 2: Quito - Lago Agrio - Cuyabeno Tour
In the morning a short flight will take you to Lago Agrio, from where your tour through the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve starts.
Private transport will take you and the other guests of the Jamu Lodge to the entrance of Cuyabeno. You will have lunch on your way. Then you take a motorized canoe down the Cuyabeno River for two and a half hours. During the canoe ride you will get a first look at the jungle and will be able to observe different kind of birds like Caciques, Oropendolas, Greater Anis and the prehistoric bird “Hoatzin”. You may also be able to see a variety of monkeys and other jungle animals, depending on the time and weather conditions. You will arrive at the “Cabañas JAMU” around 4:30pm. At that time you will be shown to your rooms and you can relax a little. After a siesta we will leave the camp for a swim in the lagoon and to watch a beautiful sunset in the middle of the Laguna Grande. You will then return to the camp for dinner, and can finish your first day in the jungle relaxing in a hammock or having a drink at the bar.
The Cuyabeno Amazon Wildlife Reserve is situated in the north-eastern Amazon region of Ecuador, between the San Miguel and Aguarico rivers, and close to the Colombian and Peruvian borders. The reserve is made up of 605,000 hectares of primary forest, rivers and lakes, and is home to an incredible variety of animal and plant life. Five different ethnic groups live within the reserve: the Siona, Secoya, Cofán, Kichwas and Shuar, each of which has its own culture and language.
You stay at the Jamu Lodge or a similar facility that offers an endless possibility of activities. From educational hiking to trekking through the Terra Firme forest, experiencing the muddy swamps or the Hormiga River, swimming in the lagoon, watching the pink river dolphins, bird and wildlife watching and visiting the native community, the list goes on. A Bilingual guide is always along for the activities to answer all your questions. In addition, guests can relax at the hammock lounge, or enjoy a beer or cocktail at the bar. Jamu does not use electricity all the time; candles are in use part of the time, in order to preserve energy and the jungle. There is a small place were batteries can be reloaded as well.
Day 3: Cuyabeno Amazon Tour
After breakfast you can join a hike in the primary forest for 3 to 4 hours, where your guide will explain how a tropical rainforest works. You will be able to learn about medicinal plants and might be able to see some exotic birds or monkeys. We will then return to the camp for lunch and a siesta. In the afternoon you will go piranha fishing, have a swim in the lagoon and watch the sunset. With a little luck you can observe the pink river dolphins or an anaconda sunbathing in a tree. You will return to the camp for dinner, and take a night canoe ride to look for caimans.
Day 4: Cuyabeno Amazon Tour
Day 5: Cuyabeno Amazon Tour
Day 6: Cuyabeno - Lago Agrio - Quito
Note: The jungle program can be slightly different depending on the weather and exact location of you accommodation.
Day 7: Quito -Cotopaxi
At an hour of your preference our private transport will bring you to the slopes of the impressive Cotopaxi Volcano (5897 m).
Your original hostel for tonight is situated at a beautiful location at the feet of the Cotopaxi with stunning views on this impressive volcano!
Day 8: Cotopaxi - Baños - Luna Runtun Lodge.
In Baños you can enjoy the hot springs from which the town received its name. Because of these hot springs it has developed into a friendly tourist town with lots of activities for local and foreign tourists. These activities include: hiking, rafting, biking, abseiling, a swing to heaven with great views, quad riding, spa treatments and more!
Day 9: Baños
Day 10: Baños - Cuenca
Day 11: Cuenca (Parque Cajas)
For the evenings, Cuenca has lots of restaurants and a great nightlife.
Day 12: Cuenca - Vilcabamba
Day 13: Vilcabamba
Day 14: Vilcabamba (optional: Parque Podocarpus)
Day 15: Vilcabamba - Loja - Quito/ Guayaquil
If this is the end of your tour, we hope that it was an unforgettable start of the most important journey of your life, marriage.
Optional: Extend this tour with a visit to the Galapagos Islands.
Note: Because we understand the importance of this tour for you, when requested the itinerary can be adjusted towards your own private wishes. It is also possible to travel part of this tour with public buses, to lower the costs a little.
Inclusive and recommended to bring with on this tour:
- 14 Nights, in specially selected hotels and lodges
- A 5 day tour in the Cuyabeno reserve incl.:
- Private double room
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner during your stay in the jungle lodge
- Guided tours in the jungle in shared service with an English speaking guide
- A full pension stay in the honeymoon suite in Secret Garden
- Two nights half pension stay in the luxury Luna Runtun Resort
- Flights between Quito – Lago Agrio – Quito and Loja – Quito/ Guayaquil
- All transfers and transport during this tour with private car and driver.
- Breakfast in all hotels
- A clear itinerary with all information needed during the tour
- English and Spanish speaking local contact numbers to answer your questions
- 24h emergency contact during the tour
The price doesn’t include:
- International flights
- International airport tax (41 US$ p.p. depending on the airline)
- Optional excursions
- Entrée Cuyabeno reserve (4 US$ p.p.)
- Entrées, (exit) taxes, food and other personal expenses;
- Tips (in restaurants, for guides, cooks, drivers and more) during the tour
- All things not mentioned in the tour above
- International banking costs
- Obligatory travel and health insurance
We recommend to check the local visa and vaccination obligations.
We recommend you bring with you:
- Valid identification and travel documents and when needed a valid visa
- The information of your travel insurance
- Valid vaccinations, ask you country´s health centre for more information
- A comfortable day backpack
- Good shoes
- Sandals (maybe also a pair of tennis shoes)
- A warm jacket/ fleece
- A rain jacket/ poncho
- Two warm sweaters
- Three light trousers (cotton or linen)
- 4 T-shirts
- 2 long-sleeved shirts
- 2 shorts
- Swimming clothes
- A flashlight for each person, incl. spare batteries
- Biodegradable soap and shampoo (they sell handmade soap at little cost at the agency of the jungle tour operator).
- Small dollar bills (or try to collect them in Quito)
- Something to be able to back-up your photos
- Protection against the sun and mosquitos (you can also buy locally)
Be aware that Ecuador is not a Third World Country anymore, so most things are available. If you do have any doubts about what to bring, please feel free to ask us.