Hi, we are a family of five, two adults, three teens. We fly into Quito and have four full days before flying out on the fifth day to Galapagos for a cruise. What to do? Right now we plan on day 1) Quito and Otavalo 2) driver take us to Tena, visit animal rescue center , overnight Tena 3) morning activity in Tena, drive take us to Banos, afternoon activity in Banos. 4) morning activity in Banos, drive back to Quito.
I feel like this may be too much time in the car. I realize that Tena is not the "true" Jungle so thinking of skipping this but really would like to go to the animal rescue center.
My kids like : action, shopping, "exciting" wildlife (not just insects), culture (visit to a school or orphanage?)
We want to make the most of our four days. Any suggestions. Dates are the middle of June.