Classic Ecuador

Two weeks discovering the Ecuadorian cloud forest and the Galapagos islands in luxury accommodation.

Your trip starts in Quito where you will spend two nights in a beautiful Colonial mansion. Enjoy a private tour of the city, finishing with lunch in a typical restaurant. Next you will travel north to the Ecuadorian cloud forest, with a stop along the way to visit the equatorial monument. You will spend three nights in the cloud forest at the spectacular Mashpi Lodge, exploring with your guide and learning about this fascinating ecosystem. You return to Quito for a night before flying off to the Galapagos islands the following morning. Here you can spend five nights cruising the Galapagos on board a luxury boat. The Galapagos offers an experience like no other, getting you up close and personal with the wildlife in this amazing destination, the jewel in Ecuador’s crown. Your trip will finish with three nights at a typical Ecuadorian hacienda, relaxing in beautiful surroundings and enjoying some of the activities on offer

Trip highlights

  • 2 nights in Quito at Illa Experience Hotel with a tour of the city

  • 3 nights in the cloud forest at Mashpi Lodge with time exploring the forest

  • 1 night in Quito at Hotel Casa Gangotena

  • 5 nights exploring the Galapagos on board the Sea Star Journey luxury boat

  • Get up close and personal with the wildlife in this amazing destination

  • 3 nights near Guayaquil at Hacienda Danesa to experience traditional Ecuadorian life

Map of your holiday

 

Day by Day itinerary

DAY 1

Hotel Illa Experience, Quito, Ecuador

Arrive into Ecuador

Arrive in Quito and transfer straight to your hotel for the next two nights.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Illa Experience Hotel

DAY 2

Quito is the capital of Ecuador and famous for colonial architecture

Explore Quito

Today your guide will take on a private tour of the city.

DAY 3

Mashpi Lodge, Cloud Forest, Ecuador

Travel to the Cloud Forest

This morning you will take a transfer north to the cloud forest where you will spend three nights.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Mashpi Lodge

DAYS 4 – 5

Mashpi Lodge Otavalo Ecuador

Spot wildlife

This time is for you to explore the cloud forest, spotting wildlife and learning about this particular ecosystem.

DAY 6

Casa Gangotena, Quito, Ecuador

Return to Quito

Today you will return to Quito for the night.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Hotel Casa Gangotena

DAY 7

Sea Star Journey, Galapagos

Begin your Galapagos journey

This morning you will fly to the Galapagos Islands to board your cruise for the next five nights.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Sea Star Journey

DAYS 8 – 11

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Discover the Galapagos Islands

These days will be spent sailing around the Galapagos seeing amazing wildlife and spectacular scenery.

DAY 12

Hacienda La Danesa, Ecuador

Visit a traditional farmhouse

Today you will fly back to the mainland and transfer to a traditional hacienda for the last three nights.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Hacienda Danesa

DAYS 13 – 14

Chocolate Making, Hacienda La Danesa, Ecuador

Activities at La Danesa

Enjoy this time to relax and enjoy the activities on offer at the hacienda including hikes, bike rides, cacao tours or a relaxing massage.

DAY 15

Aeroplane home

Fly home

Today your guide will take you to the airport for your flight home.

The price for this itinerary is $13,370.

This is a per person price, based on 2 people travelling and sharing a room.

What’s included

  • 14 nights in luxury accommodation as listed above

  • Private transfers and tours with an English speaking guide and driver

  • All internal flights in economy class seating

What’s not included

  • International flights (discuss your specific requirements with us)

  • Travel insurance

  • Any visas you may require

This is a guide price. Please enquire and we will provide a full personalised quote for you.  All our itineraries are tailor-made to your own requirements so can be modified however you wish.

FEATURED HOTELS

Hotel Illa Experience, Quito, Ecuador

Hotel Illa Experience

Hotel Illa offers a unique cultural experience for guests in Quito’s warmest and most welcoming neighborhood. For generations, San Marcos has been home to artists, writers and musicians. Its present-day charm owes much to the tight-knit community of residents and is the perfect setting for this experience hotel.

Mashpi Lodge Otavalo Ecuador

Mashpi Lodge

Mashpi Lodge is a luxury, 5-star jungle lodge located in the Andean Cloud Forest. Just 3 hours from Quito, this provides an exclusive and unique experience in beautiful surroundings.

Casa Gangotena Quito

Hotel Casa Gangotena

With a fabulous view over the Plaza San Francisco, this 3 story newly-restored mansion is in a great location. Sophisticated and eclectic, the hotel is passionate about providing good service and an unforgettable stay.

Sea Star Journey, Galapagos

Sea Star

The Sea Star is a beautiful yacht, with incredible attention to detail and a impeccable service to match. This contemporary yacht, which has a capacity of just 16 people, offers guests comfort and privacy all within the fabulous setting of the Galapagos Islands.

Capacity: 16