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Below is the 4 and 5 day itinerary in the Bataburo Jungle Lodge.

  • However, it is only with the 8 day itinerary that you get to visit the Huarani village. 

4 Day Jungle Ecuador

  • Day 1-Transfer from Coca to the Huaorani village of Tiguino by canoe. Lunch on the Tiguino River. Welcome cocktail and dinner on arrival, explanation of program by guide. 
  • Day 2- Early morning navigation downstream to observe birds and mammals. Breakfast. 4-6 hours jungle trek accompanied by a native guide and a translator. The chance to learn about the flora and fauna of the region, the Huaorani culture and the use of various medicinal plants. Return to the camp for lunch. In the afternoon fishing for piranhas and observation of caiman alligators. Dinner.
  •  Day 3-Early morning excursion in search of mammals, especially monkeys. Breakfast. Jungle hike with guides explaining more about the complex ecosystem of the rainforest. Lunch at lodge. In the afternoon rowing in the dug-out canoe in the lagoon and a competition with the blowpipe. Dinner. Night walk in the forest to observe inescts and nocturnal animals.
  • Day 4- Early morning hike to observe birds and mammals. Breakfast. Navigation by canoe back to Coca with lunch on-route.

ParranaBird jungle

5 Day Jungle Ecuador

  • Day 1-Transfer from Coca to the Huaorani village of Tuguino by canoe. Lunch on the Tiguino River. Welcome cocktail and dinner on arrival, explanation of program by guide. 
  • Day 2- Early morning navigation downstream to observe birds and mammals. Breakfast. 4-6 hours jungle trek accompanied by a native guide and a translator. The chance to learn about the flora and fauna of the region, the Huaorani culture and the use of various medicinal plants. Return to the camp for lunch. In the afternoon fishing for piranhas and observation of caiman alligators. Dinner. 
  • Day 3-Early morning excursion in search of mammals, especially monkeys. Breakfast. Jungle hike with guides explaining more about the complex ecosystem of the rainforest. Lunch at lodge. In the afternoon rowing in the dug-out canoe in the lagoon and a competition with the blowpipe. Dinner. Night walk in the forest to observe inescts and nocturnal animals. 
  • Day 4- Breakfast. 4-6 hours jungle hike where amongst other things the the guide will explain about the preparation of the curare - a very strong poison that the huoarani use to hunt with the blowpipe. In the afternoon on the river for sport fishing. Dinner. 
  • Day 5- Early morning hike to observe birds and mammals. Breakfast. Navigation by canoe back to Coca with lunch on-route.

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Ecuador jungle

Mode of Transport: The tour starts and finishes in the town of Coca. It is most recommended to fly directly from Quito - return fare is $122 and the flight takes 30 minutes. For the more daring it is also possible to travel by bus - a 10 to 12 hour trip costing approx $10 each way.

What’s included?

    • Accommodation in twin cabins with shared bath
    • 3 meals per day & drinking water
    • All activities as detailed in itinerary
    • Native guide and translator
    • Return transport to/from Coca and the lodge (9 hours each way)
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Exclusions

    • National park entrance fee ($20)
    • Transport from Quito to/from Coca
    • Private bathroom supplement ($20 per person)
    • Tips / drinks from bar / other personal expenses

    Cost. Prices start at just $85 per day, per person. If you have questions, require further information or to reserve a space please email or telephone (English spoken). To read more information about booking, click here.

     

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    • Published: Thursday, 15 November 2018 20:40
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    (94, ' Q & A Galapagos cruises weeks or days', 'galapagos-cruises-weeks-or-days', '', 'Hi Anna,
    Hope this email finds you well.
    As far as the Galapagos cruises, we also offer shorter cruises, the ones up on the website are just a few sample cruises.
    Let me know what dates you are thinking of for this 5 day/4 night cruise ( would this be for the beginning of January) and I will let you know what cruises are available.
    How many of you were traveling to Galapagos?

    Hope to hear back from you soon.

    Kind regards,
    Melanie
    www.ola-adventures.com

    Hi Melanie,
    Many thanks for your email, I am now really interested in your galapagos cruises and had a quick look on the www. I see that you do offer cruises, but that they all seem to be for 8 days and 7 nights and I wondered whether you had any cruises for 5 days and 4 nights at all please?
     Many thanks in advance for your help
    Anna

    On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 1:38 AM, jonathon stanton <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> wrote:
    Hi Anna,
    Hope this email finds you well.
     
    Just wondering if you had a chance to have a look at our sample trips and have more of an idea of what you would like to visit whilst in Ecuador.
     
    Hope to hear from you soon.
     
    Kind regards,
     
    Melanie
    www.ola-adventures.com


     Hi Anna, 

    Thank you for getting in touch with us here at OLA Adventures. 

    What I would suggest is that you read through some of the sample trips that we offer and let us know what appeals to you. We can do a combination of these trips or if you fancy seeing something a bit different then that is also a possibility. How many of you are travelling together? If you are less than 4 travelling together, we do offer some discounts, so don''t be put off. 

    Anyway, I hope to hear back from you soon.

    Kind regards, 

    Melanie

    www.ola-adventures.com


    Hi,
    We are coming to visit the gallapogas islands and the  beginning of Jan. Can you please send me  some information on any  overland tours you  could offer and  what they  would involve.
    We will be spending a week there.
    Thanks
    Anna


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    Hi Melanie, 

    Thank you for your email and I''m glad that you are looking forward to the forth coming trip to Quilotoa. 

    What we need to do is take a 50% deposit in order to confirm your dates for your three day trip and to make the forth coming bookings with the hostel. The dates you mentioned are all fine with us. 
    Please take the time to read through our payment methods
    If you do find someone else to share this adventure with you we will give you a 15% discount. 

    Here is a link with some photos of the Quilotoa Loop.

    Hope to hear from you soon, 
    Kind regards, 
    Jon
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    Jon:  Makes sense to make a deposit, but I do have one more thing to tell you.  I can have pretty bad asthma and am slightly worried about the elevation of the trip... that''s the ONLY thing that would keep me from doing it.  I''m going to chat with my doc next week and see if she has any reservations, but I''m really strong physcially and mentally; just have this )(**&% lung issue.   Have you ever had anybody that''s had to turn around?  Or what would happen in that case?  I have to think worse case scenarios to be smart.  Does this freak you out or is it workable?
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    Hi Melanie, 

    Thank you for your email and for letting us know your concerns.

    Personally I would have no worries about sending you on the Quilotoa trip. First of all, if you are flying into Quito which is at 2800m high and more importantly if you see that the pollution isn''t affecting your respiratory condition, then I find it highly unlikely that in the clean air of the Quilotoa Loop you will have any problems, if anything you will feel better. The difference in the amount of oxygen between 2500m and 3500m is very little. 

    I would also like to say that my main fears of you bringing on an attack would be when doing horse riding or from higher levels of dust in the air. However, I am sure that you would have been tested for allergies & will be bringing ventalin, maybe even talk to your doctor about bringing and epi-pen. 

    If you were unfortunate enough to have an asthma attack and it was serious enough that you were unable to deal with it yourself then we will drive you to the nearest hospital which would be about 2 hours away. Therefore, the decision is yours and you and your doctor are in the best position to take this decision.

    If you would like, just to make you feel a little more relaxed, I will look into taking an oxygen canister with us. 

    Please let me know what you decide.

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    • Published: Thursday, 15 November 2018 20:40
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    Galapagos cruises

         
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    jonathon stanton
     
      
     
     
    Hi Ed, 

    Good talking to you yesterday.
    I''m still awaiting feedback about other yachts but so far we have this option. Let me know what you think.

    Yacht:               Sulidae
    Type:                Motor sailor
    Dates:              25th December until 1st January 2008/2009
    Price:               $1450 per person

    Most yachts offer twin cabin accommodation, however, if you would like to have the second cabin to yourselves, they offer you the chance to pay a certain % of the price per person. Would you like to have the second cabin to yourselves?
     
    The Sulidae is famed for its buccaneer pirate design which makes for a truly unique cruise. Although lacking in some on board services such as hot water this yacht has received consistently good reviews from past clients.

    8 DAY ITINERARY
    THU
    San Cristobal airport, La loberia
    FRI
    San Cristobal: La Galapaguera, Sleeping Lion, Puerto Grande beach
    SAT
    Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin station, Highlands
    SUN
    Floreana: Pirates caves, Loberia
    MON
    Isabela: Sierra Negra volcano, Chico Volcano, Beach, Flamingo pool
    TUE
    Isabela: Bay of tunnels, Las Tintoreras
    WED
    Daphne (snorkelling), Seymour or Bartolome (in fast motor boat)
    THU
    San Cristobal: Interpretation Centre, Airport

     
    Both the Darwin and the Encantada are already full for the end of December/beginning January.
    I will carry on sending you options as and when I receive them. 

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    Hi Ed, 

    We have another option aboard the Angelique, however, it is not within your said dates so let me know if this is a possibility.

    Yacht: Angelique
    Type: Motor sailor
    Dates: 15-22 December 2008
    Price: $ 1750 per person


    8 DAY ITINERARY
    MON
    Baltra, Bachas
    TUE
    Genovesa
    WED
    Bartolome, Santiago - Sullivan Bay
    THU
    Charles Darwin station, Santa Cruz highlands
    FRI
    Floreana
    SAT
    Española
    SUN
    Plazas, Santa Fe
    MON
    North Seymour, Baltra

     

    Kind regards, 
    Jon
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    Hi Ed, 

    Unfortunately we are finding that most boats are either full or chartered over Christmas and New Year. Please find below a few spaces still out there: 
     
    1)
    Yacht:               Rumba
    Type:                Motor Yacht
    Dates:              21st until 28th Dec.
    Price:               $1340 per person


    8 DAY ITINERARY
    SUN
    Baltra airport, Bachas
    MON
    Plazas, Santa Fe
    TUE
    Española: Punta Suarez, Gardner Bay
    WED
    Floreana
    THU
    Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Station, Highlands
    FRI
    Sombrero chino, Rabida
    SAT
    Santiago: Sullivan Bay, Bartolome
    SUN
    North Seymour, Baltra


    The Rumba is one of the most popular tourist class yachts because it represents particularly excellent value for money. It is a comfortable yacht with pleasant decor and some nice features.
     
    2)

    Yacht:               Eden
    Type:                Motor Yacht
    Dates:              14th until 21st December 2008
    Price:               $2195 per person


    8 DAY ITINERARY
    SUN
    Baltra, Bachas
    MON
    North Seymour, Santa Fé
    TUE
    Española: Punta Suarez - Gardner Bay
    WED
    Floreana
    THU
    Santa Cruz highlands, Charles Darwin station
    FRI
    Santiago: James Bay, Bartolomé
    SAT
    Genovesa
    SUN
    Black Turtle Cove, Baltra

     
    The Eden has long been considered a reliable yacht offering a good level of service and is one of the most economical of its class.
     
    3) I just discovered that the Darwin has also a few spaces left for 8 days leaving 25th December at $1890 per person.

    8 DAY ITINERARY
    THU
    Baltra, Bachas
    FRI
    Plazas, Santa Fe
    SAT
    Española
    SUN
    Floreana
    MON
    Santa Cruz: highlands, Charles Darwin station
    TUE
    Rabida, Santiago: Puerto Egas
    WED
    Bartolome, Sombrero chino
    THU
    North Seymour, Baltra


    Anyway, have a look at some of these options and let me know what you think.


    Kind regards, 
    Jon
    www.ola-adventures.com
     
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    Edward Goodell

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    We understand that end of the year cruises are already filling up.  Here''s comments of the boats you found ...
     
    Sulidae: The price, timing and Daphne, Isabella excursions are a plus.  Can we eliminate the last day on San Cristobal and save us some more money?  It scares me a bit though that is ranked in the lowest, tourist class (http://www.guidetogalapagos.com/).  I''m thinking that hot water might be something we really want after frigid snorkelling.  Reviews are mixed.
     
    Angelique: Don''t think we will arrive that early.
     
    Rumba: Dates are good but no hot water, no a.c. and bunk beds, prefer double beds.
     
    Eden: Nice that it visits Genovese but don''t think we can make it there for 14th departure.  Two single berths per room. 
     
    Darwin: We like this the best of the ones you mentioned.  Dates are good.  Reviews of Darwin are good.  Price is right.  Bunk beds are a negative.  (In this scenario does our son Andrew share a cabin with someone else?)  We might even take the Thu thru Mon half trip if we wanted to devote more time to the central highlands.  
     
    Samba:  You didn''t mention this one but the sleeping arrangement twin lower, single upper, would make Andrew happy and might get us a better price if the three of us shared a single berth. (Maybe this is a crazy idea.)  I also like that Samba itinerary that goes to west side of Isabella and Fernandina (others that go west and have double/twin beds are Cachalote, Coral II, Coromant II, Diamante, etc.)
     
    Bottomline, we rank the Darwin the highest because of reviews and the schedule.  But before we commit could you see if there is anything like the Samba available, something with twin beds and a cruise that includes Isabella and Ferdinand. 
     
    Feel free to contact me by cell phone tomorrow.  I have meetings starting at 9:30, 11:00, 3:30 and 6:30.  Otherwise, I''ll check my emails tomorrow night.
     
    ... Ed
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    First the "bad" news (unless you make a really compelling case to the contrary), we plan to arrive at 10:20 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19th and leave at 7:15 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 4th.   We think we''d like to do this, since Andrew''s school is really picky about unexcused absences.  We realize that it blows away the possibility of visiting the oriente.  Any objections ... ?
     
    Next the good "news" ... We are O.K. with the Darwin.  It gets lots of good reviews.  Hopefully, Andrew''s bunkmate doesn''t snore!  But I do want to take a moment to whine a bit and say that if you hear of a cruise that goes to the islands of Ferdinand and Isabella, we''d be up for that, too.
     
    So, if we''ll arrive in Quito on Friday night, can we go to Otavallo on Saturday?  Lynne is a little disappointed that the Darwin precludes masks at the Saquisilli market and wants to make up for it at Otavallo (she''ll need some place to store her booty).  From there, I suppose we should "do" the high sierra''s before heading to the Galapagos.  Cotopaxi, horses, Quilitoa ... suggest a good mix of scenic adventure and fun. 
     
    When we get back from the Galapagos on the 1st, we still like the Papallacta (sp?) pools, maybe another run at Otavallo or Quito sights, whatever, before heading out Sunday morning.
     
    These are just suggestions ... what do you think will work best?  And total costs, I''m really interested in that number, too.
     
    Look forward to hearing from you so I can confirm our air reservations ... Ed

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     am planning a big trip to South America - starting the end of this year. I want to schedule my stops, so could you tell me if it''s possible to climb Cotopaxi all-year-round? 

    And if so, could you confirm the price - is it $70 per day ($280 total)? 

    I''m traveling round a lot so I don''t want to bring all my mountaineering gear with me - is it possible to hire good kit in Quito? 

    I would also be interested in your backpacking Laguna Quilotoa adventure - it looks awesome there.

    Thanks very much for any information you can provide.

    Best wishes

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    Hi Claire,

    Thank you for your email.

    First of all could you just let me know how many people are traveling with you? As this affects the price dramatically. However, if it is just yourself, we will do our best to find other fellow travelers to share costs with you. Luckily we have time on our sides. 

    We advertise this tour at $70 per person per day, for a minimum of 4 people.
    For one person the cost is $175 per person per day, but like I say, I am sure we will find other people for you to summit Cotopaxi with, which will lower the cost considerably.

    Furthermore you will be going up with a fantastic guide who has achieved the seven highest peaks in seven different continents, yes that includes Everest. Have a read about him, his name is Patricio Tisalema.

    http://ola-adventures.com/2007/03/22/guides/

    I was up Cotopaxi last weekend, you might like to check out this video to get you all excited about your trip out here.

    http://ola-adventures.com/category/mountaineering/


    As far as dates for climbing Cotopaxi, the end of the year would be fine. 

    Hope to hear back from you soon.

    Kind regards, 
    Jon
    www.ola-adventures.com

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