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Highlands-Amazon 12 DAY TOUR

Tour Info

  • Tour Type: Highlands Amazon
  • Group size: Minimum 2 people / Maximum 18 people


  • Stay at Huasquila Amazon Lodge, the only accessible destination in the Ecuadorian Amazon
  • Embark on an interpretative hike through the Amazon using our offroadwheelchairs
  • Go on a rafting adventure through the Amazon
  • Engage, dance, and eat with an indigenous community
  • Tour Quito´s Colonial Center, declared a World Culture Heritage site by UNESCO
  • Visit the middle of the world and straddle the line separating the northern and southern hemispheres at the "MitaddelMundo" monument



  • 11 Nights Friendly Accessible Accommodation
  • All tours and activities specified in program
  • All entrance fees during tours and activities specified in program
  • All meals specified in program
    Private Adapted Transportation and Bilingual Guide
  • Ecuador for All Tour Leader Assistance throughout the tour
  • Any expenses not specified in program (personal expenses, alcoholic beverages, souvenirs, laundry, etc)
  • Equipment rental or supply (if necessary)
  • Personal insurance
  • Any medical expenses
  • International AIR fare to and from ECUADOR


Tour Overview and Photo Gallery

Day 1 Arrival in Quito.
Welcome to Ecuador! Your guide will pick you up from the airport and drive to your hotel. Once settled in, you will enjoy dinner in Quito and have a briefing about the tour to prepare for the adventure ahead. D

Day 2: Mitad del Mundo-Otavalo
After breakfast we will visit the¨MitaddelMundo¨ (Middle of theWorld) monument, located on theEquator. Be sure to take a picture asyou straddle the line separating thenorthern and southern hemispheres.We will also visit the Inti-ÑanMuseum and partake in somescience experiments that prove wetruly are standing in the middle ofthe world. We will continue our tripto Otavalo, and arrive to the hotelin the late afternoon. Rest time anddinner. B-L-D

Day 3 Otavalo
This morning we will visit themost famous handicraft market inEcuador, Otavalo´s Market. You willbe stunned by the hundreds of colors,designs, and styles of handicrafts aswell as by the magic of interactingwith the kind indigenous artisans.After a few hours in the market, we will have lunch and drive towards Ibarra city, a small colonial city. We will visit the most representative plazas and squares, but a visit to Ibarra would not complete without a few scoops of their famous ice cream to enjoy while we wander around the park. B-L-D

Day 4 Cuicocha
This morning, our group will visit the Cuicocha Crater Lake, located at the foot of the Cotacachi Volcano. We will take a boat ride around this beautiful lagoon and have lunch after a picturesque tour. *Note: For transfer in and out ofthe boat, we manually assist theguest. In the afternoon, we will visitthe town of Cotacachi —famousfor its leather products made by indigenous people. B-L-D

Day 5 Otavalo - Amazon
After breakfast, we will drive to the Amazon and on our way, cross two mountain chains and seven different climate floors. Depending on the weather, we might even see some volcanoes. Along the way, we will have several stops which include a visit to a hummingbird hotspot where we will have some coffee while watching these beautiful, vibrant birds. We will arrive at the 100% accessible Huasquila Amazon Lodge in the afternoon and enjoy a welcome cocktail. After the check in, we will visit an indigenous community and have the opportunity to interact with natives, learn about their customs, traditions, and how they prepare their meals. At the end of the visit, a shaman (medicinal doctor) will perform a native ritual for those interested in participating. Later that evening, we will return back to Huasquila Lodge for dinner. B-L-D

Day 6 Amazon
Prepare to go off-roading! Thismorning, with the use of an off-roadwheelchair, we will go hiking throughthe secondary rainforest and learnabout medicinal plants from a nativeguide. The path into the rainforestis less than a ¼ mile and usuallytakes approximately 30 minutes, asit includes stops along the way. *Note: If for any reason we cannot do the activity, a native guide will bring the medicinal plants from the hike to the lodge area and demonstrate the different uses of these local plants. After lunch, we will visit an animal rescue center, where you will see many different species of animals of the amazon region. Then we will visit the two towns closest to Huasquila: Archidona and Tena. The purpose of this visit is to share time with locals as well as learn and experience a typical afternoon in this Amazon town. Along the way, we will pop into stores, restaurants, shops, and also spend some time at the main plazas and parks. B-L-D

Day 7 Amazon
Today, we will visit an association called Kallari, which is famous for producing, processing, and selling cacao-chocolate bars. What makes Kallari unique is the fact that they produce cacao within the Amazon Region and all of its members produce the beans in order to have a source of income as well as serve as a long-term, sustainable alternative to traditional cacao farming. We will start the day by visiting Kallari offices, then head out to visit a couple of plantations to see firsthand the social, financial, and cultural role of the cacao production. Finally, we will visit the collection center where the beans are received, fermented, and dried. Throughout the process, we will have the chance to sample these delicious beans. B-L-D

Day 8 Rafting
We will start the day with a 1.5 hour drive to the Anzu River. There, we will raft down the calm river, giving us the chance to admire the surrounding flora and fauna; truly one of the best ways to experience the magnificence of Amazonia. *Note: Even though the river is very calm, for safety reasons, we will raft down the river with a security kayaker at all times. Additionally, each traveler will wear a safety jacket, helmet, and all safety equipment. For the transfer in and out of the boat, we manually assist the guest by using a sliding board and/or manually lifting the guest into the boat. We will finish our journey around 3:00 pm and head back to the lodge. Dinner and the rest of the evening are for relaxing and chatting at the lodge (play games) while enjoying delicious tropical juice or wine. B-L-D

Day 9 Amazon - Baños
After breakfast, we will take a 2-hour drive to the city of Baños. Nested in the border between the Andes and the Amazon, Baños is very tourist-friendly with lots of activities to offer. It also lies at the bottom of the Tungurahua volcano which is currently active and has been erupting ashes for the last 7 years. In the afternoon, we will take a cable-car ride over the Pastaza River ravines and admire beautiful waterfalls and Andean landscape before enjoying a traditional dinner.

Day 10 Baños
Today we will enjoy ourselves in the beautiful city of Baños. In the morning, we will begin with a spa treatment. We will try the famous "baños de cajon" (similar to a steam bath), a portion of fruit and medicinal water as well as access to outdoor path in a spa facility (included). After this we have free time for you to choose if you wish to enjoy more spa treatments (not included) or just wonder around town, visit some of the shops, etc. We can make a city tour to learn about its vibrant history and appreciate the stunning vistas. B-L-D

Day 11 Baños – Quito
After breakfast, we will drive through the Andes towards Quito. Once back in the country´s capital, we will make a city tour in the historical center where you will visit different churches and plazas. We will also have one final chance to buy local handicrafts and have our farewell dinner.B-LD

Day 12 Quito – Fly home
Transfer to airport and depart Ecuador. B



  • South America for All is a legal tour operator based in Ecuador which specializes in accessible tours through the Andes, Coast, Amazon and Galapagos Islands for people with physical disabilities.
  • South America for All has been operating accessible tours over the last 5 years, offering group tours to clients from USA, Canada, Denmark, Holland, France, Germany, Israel, and Switzerland, among others. We understand your specific needs, which combined with excellent product knowledge, results in a memorable trip for you.
  • South America for All has agreements with major hospitals in Ecuador to receive clients in case of any emergency. Clients should have their own insurance.



  • The Highland Andes & Amazon program is a tour that combines adventure, culture, nature, and leisure.
  • It is an all-inclusive tour, meaning that all meals, transportation, guide , accommodation and activities are included.
  • Hotels throughout the Highlands and Amazon present a good level of accessibility. Some have grab bars and roll in showers, some have a small step (5 inches) to get into showers, but in general they adapt their facilities to host guests using wheelchairs.
  • South America for All can provide an accessible van and/or a bus. Individual or assisted manual transfer into seats is required.
  • South America for All provides bilingual certified guides for all activities throughout the tour.
  • We recommend clients to use a manual chair since the entire country is not 100% accessible. We will provide assistance to handle the wheelchair when needed. This will only occur during tours and activities, NOT for personal activities or duties.


About the clients:

  • • Client must be able to do individual or assisted manual transfers into bus seats, shower chairs and others


Ecuador for All gives faith that all information here supplied is accurate. However due to factors outside our responsibility itinerary, activities and services could change without previous notice. We will do our best to informed you with time of such changes if they ever happen.



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