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

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3QuitoUNESCO World Heritage Site, Middle Of The World Equator, Independence SquareLa Casona de la Ronda, Casa Gangotena
3 - 10GalapagosUNESCO World Heritage Site Galapagos Islands, Santa Cruz Island, Fernandina Island, TrekkingYacht Anahi, Petrel
10 - 13OtavaloIndian Markets, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, HikingHacienda Cusin, Hacienda Zuleta
13 - 14PapallactaHot springs, Andean Peaks, GlaciersPapallacta Spa & Resort
14 - 14QuitoUNESCO World Heritage Site, Middle Of The World Equator, Independence Square

Ideal For

  • Adventure
  • Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Relaxation

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International Arrival

Transfer to Hotel with guide (1.5h)

Quito

2 Days

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

Included Activities

Quito City Tour by night
Experience the amazing colonial architecture come to new life as it is beautifully lit in the evening. Explore the quiet streets and plazas with your guide and enjoy the gorgeous nocturnal city scenes as centuries old churches and buildings are expertly illuminated. Truly a romantic and lovely way to spend an evening in Quito. (Duration approx 2hrs, private activity)

Hotel Options
RoomStandard
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Casa Gangotena – Opt 2
RoomLuxury Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 3 - 10

Transfer to Airport (1.5h)

Flight from Quito to Baltra with 1 stop in Guayaquil

Galapagos

7 Days

Located 1400 km west of mainland Ecuador and reached by small boats, the Galapagos Islands are a strictly protected, beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Included Activities

Included Activities at Yacht Anahi (7 Nights, Itinerary ‘B1’)
Aboard the Yacht Anahi you can enjoy many shore excursions as part of your cruise experience, and of course, all onboard meals and soft drinks are also included. Experience the Galapagos Islands with a bilingual naturalist and local assistant as you soak up the diverse fauna of the archipelago, as well as striking volcanic features and places of historic interest. To find more information please visit: www.yachtanahi.com/itineraries/b-8-days/b1-west.html

Included Activities at Petrel (7 Nights, Itinerary ‘A’)
Aboard the Petrel you can enjoy many shore excursions as part of your cruise experience, and of course, all onboard meals and soft drinks are also included. Experience the Galapagos Islands with a bilingual naturalist and local assistant as you soak up the diverse fauna of the archipelago, as well as striking volcanic features and places of historic interest. To find more information please visit: www.haugancruises.com/petrel-galapagos-cruise/itinerary.html

Hotel Options
Yacht Anahi – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsFull Board & Activities
StyleCruise
Petrel – Opt 2
RoomStaterooms
MealsFull Board & Activities
StyleCruise
Day 10 - 13

Flight from Baltra to Quito with 1 stop in Guayaquil

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

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, cobblestone paths and patios. Guests also have access to the game room, squash and basketball courts.

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.

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 hr)

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 hrs; includes local guide, half chaps, helmets, rain ponchos and a saddle bag)

Hotel Options
Hacienda Cusin – Opt 1
RoomHacienda Cusín-Sierra
MealsFull Board
StyleFarmhouse / Estancia
Hacienda Zuleta – Opt 2
RoomHacienda Zuleta-Standard
MealsFull Board
StyleFarmhouse / Estancia
Day 13 - 14

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

Drive from Quito to Papallacta (75 km, 1.5 hrs)

Papallacta

1 Day

Relax in the famous hot springs and enjoy the breathtaking vista of the majestic Andes at Papallacta, a small town located 60 kilometers from Quito.

Included Activities

Discover Ecuador’s chocolate trail
Travel through the Andean Highlands to the Amazon Rainforest to experience a day with an indigenous community and learn everything about the origin and cultivation of cocoa beans. Spot some petroglyphs on a hike along an ancestral trace, which is known as the Sacred Valley of the Anaconda and was inhabited by the native cultures for thousands of years. After lunch, You will be introduced to the secrets of chocolate production, through visiting a cocoa plantation, harvesting the precious bean and making your own delicious hot chocolate! In the evening, continue your scenic journey through the Andes to the Papallacta Hot Springs Spa & Resort. (Lunch included. Private Activity)

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Day 14 - 14

Drive from Papallacta to Quito (75 km, 1.5 hrs)

Quito

0 Days

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

Included Activities

Chocolate treats and hot springs
Treat yourself with a chocolate body wrap! This wrap moisturizes your skin, while the antioxidant properties will let it glow. After that, relax at the resort’s private hot springs. After lunch departure to Quito. (Lunch included. Private Activity)

Transfer to the Airport

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 10,049 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 13,359 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) on the indicated meal plan for 13 nights.
  • Economy flights for all sectors : Quito – Baltra (with stop in Guayaquil), Baltra – Quito (with stop in Guayaquil)
  • All activities as listed :
    • Quito: Quito City Tour by night
    • Galapagos: Included Activities at Petrel (7 Nights, Itinerary ‘A’)
    • Galapagos: Included Activities at Yacht Anahi (7 Nights, Itinerary ‘B1’)
    • Otavalo: Included at Hacienda Cusin
    • Otavalo: Included at Hacienda Zuleta
    • Otavalo: 1 hr Horseback (If you stay at Hacienda Cusin)
    • Otavalo: 1-2 hr Horseback Riding (If you stay at Hacienda Zuleta)
    • Papallacta: Discover Ecuador’s chocolate trail
    • Quito: Chocolate treats and hot springs
  • 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 comes with CDW insurance for an unlimited number of kilometers. For further details about the type of car please speak to your Travel Consultant.
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Insolvency insurance
  • Fees and taxes
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Enchanting Travels was efficient in handling all our needs and the trip to the Galapagos exceeded all our expectations. Great experience thanks to a great company of professionals.

– Clifford (Kip) Howlett Jr
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Ecuador: Galapagos, Traditions & Chocolate

14 days $ 10,049 / person

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