a) By public bus
From Quito
Public buses from Quito to Tena depart hourly from the South Terminal "Quitumbe". From Tena, there are hourly buses to Punta del Ahuano. From here you will need to cross the river by canoe, and travel an additional 10-15 minutes by taxi. The duration of this trip is approximately 5 hours in total.

* Travel time from downtown Quito to the South Terminal is 1 hour by public bus, or 20 minutes by taxi.

From Baños
Public buses from Baños to Tena depart hourly from the Bus Terminal. From Tena, there are hourly buses to Punta del Ahuano. From here you will need to cross the river by canoe, and travel an additional 10-15 minutes by taxi. The duration of this trip is approximately 5 hours in total.

From Tena
Public buses from Tena to Punta del Ahuano depart hourly from the  "Centinela del Tena Bus Terminal". From here you will need to cross the river by canoe, and travel an additional 10-15 minutes by taxi. The duration of this trip is approximately one hour and 15 minutes in total.

The last bus departure from Tena to Punta del Ahuano is at 17:00. If you miss the last bus, you can still take a taxi from Tena to Punta del Ahuano.

Public transportation fares:

  • Quito to Tena by bus, US $8 aprox.
  • Baños to Tena by bus, US $5 aprox.
  • Tena to Punta del Ahuano by bus, US $1.5
  • Tena to Punta del Ahuano by taxi, US $15
  • Punta del Ahuano across the Napo river by canoe, US $0.25
  • Punta del Ahuano to GAIA by taxi, US $4-5

b) By shuttle or semi-private transportation
Semi-private transportation (shuttle) is available from Quito to Punta del Ahuano for US $30 one way. This includes pick-up from your hostel or hotel in Quito. A GAIA representative will greet you in Punta del Ahuano, and bring you to the school.

Shuttle schedules

Departures from Quito
6:00 and 17:00
Departures from Ahuano

6:00 and 15:45

*Please let us know If you choose this option, and we will assist to you with the reservation of the shuttle.

with your travel preferences so that we can assist you and prepare for your arrival

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