10 days (16 with extension)
Group size: 18-35 travelers
Venture into the heart of Ecuador’s societal and natural heritage.
Ecuador puts new meaning behind the saying, “good things come in small packages.” In terms of flora, fauna, and opportunities for viewing unique local wildlife, this South American country runs the gamut. Journey to Quito for a taste of Ecuadorean culture and Spanish colonial history. Then, island hop through the Galápagos, where you’ll move from mangrove swamps to lava flows to sunny shorelines, encountering scores of exotic creatures along the way. End in the indigenous city of Otavalo, famous for its colorful market.
Your tour package includes
On this guided tour, you’ll walk for about 2 hours daily across moderately uneven terrain, including cobblestone streets, unpaved trails, and sandy paths, with some hills.
We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. While we can't confirm specific accommodations far in advance, these are common hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be comfortable and satisfied.
Mercure Alameda Quito
This contemporary hotel is located in La Mariscal district of Quito. Guests enjoy two restaurants, a wine bar, a fitness center, and free Wi-Fi. Nearby, you’ll find the Basilica of the National Vow, Parque El Ejido, and the Church of Santa Teresita.
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
This boutique cruise ship sails in the waters around the Galápagos Islands. Guests enjoy a pool and jacuzzi, gym, and stargazing area. Nearby, you’ll find snorkeling equipment to use, an auditorium, and a dolphin observation deck.
Hosteria Hacienda Pinsaqui
An hour and a half north of Quito, Hacienda Pinsaqui is ideally located at the foot of Imbabura volcano and in the heart of the province of lakes in Ecuador.
Hacienda Cusin is a restored seventeenth century farmhouse, is located 8500 feet above sea level in the mountains of Ecuador. This very special and unique hotel are with his staff and its famous gardens, located an hour from the new international airport of Quito, near the Equinoxial line, the famous artisan markets of Otavalo and two hours from Quito Colonial, using the Panamerican Highway.
Our team of experts will create a personalized flight itinerary for you. Meet up with friends, arrive early, stop over somewhere new, or stay longer — we've got you covered.