What To Expect:
Ecuador Travel Tour Highlights
Begin north of Quito in the Andean highlands, where you will spend three nights on a colonial working farm in the Otavalo region, sampling the fresh produce from the property enjoying authentic home-style cooking. As you travel in Ecuador, enjoy a range of activities from horseback riding to learning about organic gardening and Ecuadorian ingredients; then explore Otavalo with your private guide and driver. On your luxury Ecuador travel adventure, shop at the famous Otavalo Indian Market for a variety of textiles, carvings, leather goods, and other crafts before continuing on to Mashpi. Check into a sustainable, yet contemporary rainforest lodge that invites in the surrounding biodiversity reserve with floor-to-ceiling glass windows and an earthy palate. Enjoy a three-night stay amidst one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems on the planet, riding an aerial tram into the canopy to spot hundreds of species of birds, and taking guided nature walks through the lush and vibrant rainforests with expert naturalists to guide you. Transfer then to Cuenca for a three-night stay in a recently converted colonial mansion. Explore the charming city of Cuenca, a World Heritage Site full of intriguing Incan history, and a great base for an excursion to the ruins of Ingapirca. Take a day to tour these fascinating ruins before returning to Quito to spend your last two nights in the nation’s capital. On your last stop as you travel Ecuador, you will explore the colonial architecture of Old Town, take a trip to the Equatorial Monument, and visit important landmarks such as Independence Plaza, the Presidential Palace, and the Church of San Francisco.