Indulge in an authentic Ecuadorial experience whilst staying in beautiful and opulent haciendas (ranches). Cruise the Galapagos islands and travel in luxury!

Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3QuitoUNESCO World Heritage Site, Middle Of The World Equator, Independence SquareHotel Patio Andaluz, Casa Gangotena
3 - 8GalapagosUNESCO World Heritage Site Galapagos Islands, Santa Cruz Island, Fernandina Island, TrekkingAthala Cruise
8 - 11OtavaloIndian Markets, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, HikingHacienda Cusin, Hacienda Zuleta
11 - 11QuitoUNESCO World Heritage Site, Middle Of The World Equator, Independence Square

Ideal For

  • Adventure
  • Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Relaxation
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 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 $ 9,150 /person
  • Option 2 $ 10,055 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights

Price Includes

  • Accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) on the indicated meal plan for 10 nights.
  • Economy flights for all sectors : Quito – Baltra, Baltra – Quito
  • All activities as listed :
    • Quito: Quito City tour
    • Galápagos: 7 nights Athala Cruise (Genov) Baltra-Baltra
    • Otavalo: Oatvala 1 hr Horseback (If you stay at Hacienda Cusin)
    • Otavalo: 1-2 hr Horseback Riding (If you stay at Hacienda Zuleta)
    • Otavalo: Included at Hacienda Zuleta
    • Otavalo: Included at Hacienda Cusin
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • All activities specified in the itinerary, including entrance fees, accompanied by our tour guide
  • If your itinerary includes self-drive travel, then all such travel is included in a high quality rental car with full insurance, for an unlimited number of kilometers
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Insolvency insurance
  • Fees and taxes

This listed price is based on two people sharing a double room. The price may vary due to the time of year you travel, the size of your group, and accommodation availability.

Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International Arrival

Private transfer to Hotel (1.5 - 2h)

Quito

2 Days

The capital of Ecuador, Quito, is one of the most visited countries in South America.

Included Activities

Quito City tour
On this walking tour of the colonial capital of Ecuador, you will gain an insight into the cities amiable people and discover its picturesque old town and buildings, such as the San Francisco Church, considered to be the largest and oldest religious building ever built by the Spaniards in South America! Until you are accustomed to the altitude, we recommend you take the pace slowly on this excursion. (08:30 – 11:30, Private Activity)

Hotel Options

Hotel Patio Andaluz – Opt 1
RoomDuplex
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
CategoryMid-range
Casa Gangotena – Opt 2
RoomLuxury Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
CategoryLuxury
Day 3 - 8

Private transfer to the Airport (1.5 - 2h)

Flight from Quito to Baltra (3 h, 20 min - 1 stop in Guayaquil)

Included Activities

7 nights Athala Cruise (Genov) Baltra-Baltra
Saturday: arrival Baltra airport, Mosquera Islet

Sunday: Santiago Island (Sullivan Bay), Bartolome Island

Monday: Isabela Island (Urbina Bay, Tagus Cove)

Tuesday: Fernandina Island (Punta Espinoza), Isabela Island (Punta Vicente Roca)

Wednesday: Santiago Island (Puerto Egas, Espumilla Beach)

Thursday: Santa Cruz Island (Charles Darwin Station)

Friday: Genovesa Island (El Barranco, Darwin Bay)

Saturday: North Seymour Island, departure Baltra airport

On this itinerary you can see sea lions, land iguanas, giant tortoises, flightless cormorants, penguins, marine iguanas, nazca boobies, blue footed boobies, red footed boobies, Galapagos doves, mockingbirds, petrels, frigate birds, Galapagos finches, hawks, short-eared lava owl, swallow-tailed gulls. Snorkelling: sea lions, sharks, colorful reef fish, rays, marine turtle, sea urchin, octopus, starfish.

(Snorkeling included, wetsuits extra cost)

Hotel Options

Athala Cruise – Opt 1
RoomUpper Deck Cabin
MealsFull Board plus Activities
StyleCruise
CategoryLuxury
Day 8 - 11

Morning Flight from Baltra to Quito (3 h, 10 min)

Private transfer from Quito to Otavalo (100 km, 1 hr)

Otavalo

3 Days

Otavalo is a quaint and largely indigenous town in the Imbabura province to the north of Quito.

Included Activities

Oatvala 1 hr Horseback (If you stay at Hacienda Cusin)
A great way to explore the property and surrounds, enjoy a short horseback ride at Hacienda Cusin. (Duration 1 hour)

1-2 hr Horseback Riding (If you stay at Hacienda Zuleta)
On this brief horse riding adventure, peek into Ecuador’s equestrian culture in the highlands. Even a short ride has its particular beauty and charm as you venture into valleys surrounded by dramatic mountains. (Duration 1-2 hours, includes local guide, half chaps, helmets, rain ponchos and a saddle bag)

Included at Hacienda Zuleta
Enjoy short hikes, try to catch sight of the countless birds around the property, visit the cheese factory and learn more about Zuleta´s semi-aged, handmade Ecuadorian cheeses and how the process has changed throughout history. Visit the organic garden, where you can learn more about permaculture and see where the ingredients for your menu originate. You can explore the farm operation, feed calves, talk to the vaqueros (local cowboys) or watch our horsemen training young fillies.

Included at Hacienda Cusin
Guests at Hacienda Cusin can enjoy exploring the over 5 acres of extensive perennial gardens resplendent with flowers, hundreds of trees and dozens of lovely ponds, cobblestoned paths and patios. Guests also have access to the game room, squash and basketball courts.

Hotel Options

Hacienda Cusin – Opt 1
RoomHacienda Cusín-Sierra
MealsFull Board
StyleFarmhouse / Estancia
CategoryMid-range
Hacienda Zuleta – Opt 2
RoomHacienda Zuleta-Standard
MealsFull Board
StyleFarmhouse / Estancia
CategoryUpmarket
Day 11 - 11

Private transfer from Otavalo to Quito (100 km, 1 hr)

Quito

0 Days

The capital of Ecuador, Quito, is one of the most visited countries in South America.

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