Amazon running tour in Ecuador – 3 to 7 days

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Enter the jungle on a route that allows jogging, is a unique experience that can only be lived in the Ecuadorian Amazon. The peace of nature, its pure, moisted and tropical air and thousands of species are felt in this route.

We start with a running path in an ancient train route, at 2500 meters.  The cold paramo at 3,000 m before the cloud forest route close to crystal clear rivers, and finally the jungle!

In 3 to 7 days you will test your strength and resilience. It will also bring out the best of you, physically and spiritually.

The Amazon running tour in Ecuador requires experience in trail running, but can be handled by an active runner. The more prepared you are for a tour, the more fun you’ll have and the further you’ll be able to go.

General indications:

A seasoned runner will be able to complete each day’s run of any of the tours. The routes are designed to be adapted for any runner’s pace and desired distance.

The cost of each route includes transfer to and from the airport, daily road transportation related to group activities, reservations and accommodations in hotels and lodges, meals, running routes along with guides, travel area maps, communication devices, water, first aid gear and vehicle support. The longest trip will take 4 hours at the most.

It does not include airplane tickets or alternative transportation not considered in the tour. Spa and alcoholic beverages are not included.

Groups are relatively small, generally between 6 and 12 participants.

There is a possibility that the routes may be modified, regarding distances and variations in altimetry.

As always, the safety of runners and guests is a priority for the organization. We have explored the most scenic, diverse and safe trails for you to enjoy them.

We ask runners to take care of the environment. We all enjoy nature, the mountains, lakes, landscapes, and we suffer when we see garbage there. Keep your trash in your backpacks or hydration belts until you get to the hotel. Let’s consume rationally, reuse and recycle. Let’s avoid polluting products such as plastic bags and bottles.

Description of the Route:

Day 1 – Puembo

Fly into Quito Airport and transfer to Hotel in Puembo, if the flight is early there is the option of a visit to Old Town Quito, small hike to surrounding areas and dinner.

Day 2 – Papallacta

Early start to run in Chaquinan from Tumbaco to Puembo, breakfast and shower at hotel and 11am departure towards Papallacta hot springs. Check in and lunch at hotel, open afternoon for hot springs enjoyment, walks and activities + dinner.

Day 3 – Sierrazul

Early start to trail run from Antenas to Papallacta, breakfast, hot springs and showers and 12am departure towards Sierrazul lodge. Check in and lunch at the lodge, open afternoon for hiking through the rain forest, relaxing and different activities + dinner.

Day 4 – Río Napo

Early start to run from Las Caucheras towards Sierrazul, breakfast and showers, 11am departure towards Río Napo, to Anaconda Lodge. 1pm check in and lunch at the lodge open afternoon for activities in the Jungle + dinner.

Day 5 – Baños

Early start to run on a Jungle road, breakfast and shower, 11am departure towards Baños. Check in and lunch at hotel, open afternoon for shopping, hot springs and activities + dinner.

Day 6 – Quito

Early start to run from Patate to Baños, breakfast and shower, 11am departure towards Quito. Check in and lunch at hotel and open afternoon to visit Old Town Quito, shopping, bar hopping etc.

Day 7

Transfer to Quito’s airport.

SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT

  • First Aid kit: mosquitoes repellent, antiseptic ointment, anti-inflammatory pills such as Ibuprofen,bandages like Compeed.
  • Running or trail running shoes
  • Running socks
  • Waterproof and lightweight windbreaker jacket
  • Hydration belt or camel back
  • Whistle
  • Cap
  • Small backpack
  • Polar or fleece
  • Vivisac or thermal blanket
  • Buff
  • Sunglasses
  • Carbohydrate gels or blocks
  • Non-disposable water bottle
  • Documents in sealed bag
  • GPS heart rate monitor (2 AAA batteries included)
  • Compression socks
  • Light gloves
  • Led head lamp


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