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Ecuador Trip Timeline

Day 1 – Travel (Flights and Busses)

Day 2 – Traveling from Quito to Banos, Ecuador

Day 3 – Bike ride from Banos to Puyo

Day 4 – Hike from Banos to Casa del Arbol

Day 5 – Amazon Jungle Tour, Day One

Day 6 – Amazon Jungle Tour, Second Day

Day 7 – Travel (Busses and Flights)

Heres a few things that we packed!


Detailed View

Day 1:

3:30 a.m. Woke up at this ridiculous hour in order to make our flight.

6:15 a.m. Departed Austin Airport

7:07 a.m. Arrived at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport

— 10+ hour layover in Dallas — (that’s what you get for purchasing the $350 super saver fare)

Spent some “quality” time at the low quality temporary The Club at DFW using Priority Pass membership. Check out our review.

Then we passed an hour at the Minute Suites before heading to our gate (which changed four times).

5:40 p.m. Dallas to Quito, Ecuador flight didn’t actually leave at 5:40. Our 10 hour layover turned into 11 hours by the time we left.

Arrived near midnight. Spent a half hour in the immigration line and it was 1:00 a.m. before we got to the hotel.


Day 2

8:30 am wake up call (roster)

8:30 am breakfast at Quito Airport Suites

10:10 am leave Quito for Banos on multiple buses

Bus Timeline

10:30 am Bus #1 Hotel to Quito (downtown)

11:30 am Bus #2 Quito to Marin

2:40 pm Bus #3 Marin to Banos

6:20 pm Arrive in Banos

6:20 pm Walk to Hostel (Princesa Maria)

7:15 pm Dinner at “El Primo”

7:50 pm walk around streets aimlessly

8:30 pm head back to hostel / sleep


Review of Day 2: Traveling from Quito to Banos – Ecuador Day 2

Thoughts on the Quito Airport Suites: Quito Airport Suites ( The novice traveler)


Day 3 – Bike adventures / Waterfalls / a place called Puyo

8:00 am wake up to get bicycles for bike ride to Puyo (18km)

Multiple scenic pit stops

9:30 am Arrive at Pailon del Diablo bike parking lot

9:50 am Arrive at front gate of Pailon del Diablo

Read about what happened at the waterfall: Bike ride from Banos to Puyo – Day 3

11:00 am Empanadas for lunch

12:00 pm the Journey to Puyo begins (42km bike ride)

1:40 pm pit stop in Mera

2:45 pm arrived in Puyo

3:00 pm bus back to Banos

5:20 pm Dinner

6:30 pm back to hostel / sleep


Day 4 – Hiking / Swinging from a tree house / Hot Springs

Hike from Banos to Casa del Arbol

9:20 a.m. Began Hike to Casa del Arbol

9:56 a.m. Reached Sector Bellavista (huge building with cross)

11:50 a.m. Arrived at Casa del Arbol

Trip to El Salado Hot Springs

2:20 pm jumped in the Hot Springs


Day 5

Amazon Jungle Tour – First Day


Day 6

Amazon Jungle Tour – Second Day

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