Ecuador In Depth

An exciting itinerary that takes you deep into the Amazon, sailing around the Galapagos and across the Andean highlands.

You will start with three nights in Ecuador’s capital city, Quito. A city tour will introduce to this charming, colonial city and you will also have the chance to visit Cotopaxi and Quilotoa on a full day tour. From Quito, you will fly to the Amazon where you can spend three nights in a luxury lodge. Enjoy plenty of activities, on land and by boat, learning about this amazing river and jungle. The next stop will be a traditional hacienda in beautiful surroundings in the Andean highlands. Enjoy a relaxing time here, exploring the countryside and learning about life on the hacienda. After a night back in Quito, you will fly to the Galapagos to spend a week aboard one of the most luxurious boats in the Galapagos. This will be a week of unique experiences as you wonder at the wildlife and scenery in this amazing place. Finish with a night relaxing in a luxury hotel back on land before your flight home.

Trip highlights

  • 3 nights in Quito at Palacio Gangotena with tours of the city surroundings

  • 3 nights in the Amazon at La Selva Jungle Lodge with all activities included

  • 3 nights in the highlands at Hacienda Zuleta with activities included

  • 1 night in Quito at Illa Experience Hotel

  • 7 nights exploring the Galapagos on the Relais&Chateaux Origin Yacht

  • 1 night in Guayaquil at the Hotel del Parque

Map of your holiday

 

Day by Day itinerary

DAY 1

Casa Gangotena, Quito, Ecuador

Arrive into Ecuador

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

Pin Suggested accommodation – Palacio Gangotena

DAY 2

Quito Ecuador

Explore Quito

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

DAY 3

The volcano Cotopaxi in Ecuador

Admire Cotopaxi Volcano

Today you will have a private tour to the spectacular Cotopaxi volcano.

DAY 4

La Selva Jungle Lodge, Ecuadorian Amazon, Ecuador

Travel to the Amazon

This morning you will board a flight to Coca from where you will head into the Ecuadorian Amazon for the next three nights.

Pin Suggested accommodation – La Selva Jungle Lodge

DAYS 5 – 6

Wildlife in the AMazon, Ecuador

Explore the Amazon

This time will be filled with activities as you explore the Amazon with your guide.

DAY 7

Exterior of Hacienda Zuleta

Visit a traditional Ecuadorian farmhouse

Today you will leave the Amazon and fly back to Quito, continuing directly on to the Andean highlands and the beautiful Hacienda Zuleta.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Hacienda Zuleta

DAYS 8 – 9

Locally produced food at Hacienda Zuleta

Activities at Hacienda Zuleta

These days are for you to enjoy the activities on offer at the hacienda, experiencing traditional life and the charming surroundings

DAY 10

Hotel Illa Experience, Quito, Ecuador

Travel back to Quito

Spend one night back in Quito before flying to the Galapagos.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Illa Experience

DAY 11

Origin Yacht, Galapagos

Fly to the Galapagos

This morning you will take a flight to the Galapagos to board your luxury cruise.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Origin Yacht

DAYS 12 – 17

Santa Fe Land Iguana, Galapagos

Discover the Galapagos

Enjoy these days as you sail around the Galapagos, experiencing the incredible wildlife.

DAY 18

Hotel del Parque, Guayaquil - Luxury holiday to Ecuador

Return to the mainland

Today you will return to the mainland for one last night in a luxury hotel in Guayaquil.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Hotel del Parque

DAY 19

Aeroplane home

Fly home

Take a transfer to the airport for your flight home.

The price for this itinerary is $16,830.

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

What’s included

  • 18 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

Casa Gangotena Quito

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.

La Selva Jungle Lodge, Ecuadorian Amazon, Ecuador

La Selva Eco Lodge

The award winning La Selva Lodge was one of the first amazon rainforest lodges in Ecuador, and is now the premier eco lodge of the region. Located within the Yasuni National Park, it is the perfect base for exploring this unique habitat.

Hacienda Zuleta Otovalo Ecuador

Hacienda Zuleta

Regularly mentioned as one of the best hotels in Ecuador, the Hacienda Zuleta has an interesting past. For over 100 years the property has belonged to the family of Mr Galo Plaza Lasso – a former president of Ecuador.

Hotel Illa Experience, Quito, Ecuador

Hotel Illa

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.

Origin Yacht, Galapagos

Origin

Combining sophisticated design with world-class service and amenities, the award-winning Galapagos cruises on the MV Origin provide understated luxury.

Capacity: 10