Family Tour

Day 1 - Amazon lodge (cruise) - Quito

After an early breakfast, you'll head back up the Napo River for the flight back to Quito to complete your Amazon tour. At the airport, you'll be picked up and transferred to your hotel and have the evening free to enjoy Quito.

Day 2 - Quito - Manta - Bahia de Caraquez - Canoa

After a short flight from Quito down to the coastal plains arriving at the city of Manta. From here we will be transfered by bus to the ecocity of Bahia de Caraquez.

A visit to the farm has three main aspects:

  • Agroecology/ sustainable living
  • Adventure and the local environment, flora and fauna of the transition forest.
  • Culture - the coastal montubio culture

The farm demonstrates a combination of organic agriculture, permaculture, local traditional moon planting,  alternative energies and  recycling  of almost everything  !

Introduction and Orientation of the farms ecotourism practices. Info kit for
children. We will start our adventure with a tour of Saiananda Park where we will observe tropical fish, deer, ostriches etc. Visit Miguelito, the huge Galápagos turtle. Lunch in Bahia de Caraquez ecocity.

In the afternoon we will visit Isla Corazón (heart island): explore the mangroves in canoe with a local guide. Navigate narrow channels to reach the frigate bird colony. Return to the beach town of Canoa.

Dinner and camp fire with toasted marshmelows, we will play several games. Spend the night in the beach town of Canoa

Day 3 - Canoa - Rio Muchacho ecolodge

Today we start with a nutritious breakfast. A morning at the beach follows with a swim in the sea.  Travel to Rio Muchacho Organic Farm. Tour of the farm to see the animals, crops and hammocks!

Lunch. Visit the giant mysterious fig tree… swing like tarzan !

Introduction to horse riding. Handcraft workshop where we learn to make key rings with tagua (vegetable ivory) and colored markers.

Dinner. Make yummy chocolate from the bean to the pot over a bonfire. Night in Rió Muchacho in a thatched roof cabin next to the river

Day 4 - Rio Muchacho ecolodge - Bahia de Caraquez - Manta - Quito

Gentle interaction between children and animals at our local petting farm. Milk the cow and make cheese. Ride horses, (longer trek to the water fall and to see the monkeys with packed lunch depending on the age of the children ). Make rings from palm seeds.

Lunch and opportunity to go fishing for river shrimp and swim in the river. Return to Bahia de Caraquez and on to Manta for your flight  to Guayaquil.

Day 5 - Guayaquil - ?

Transfer out for your return flight home or join a trip extension on a Galapagos family cruise or into the cloudforest near Mindo at a fun family friendly lodge.

Trip Notes

The above is a sample itinerary prepared for a Family trip. It can be customized to fit the needs and special interests of your travellers.