6 nights program in Ecuador continental + 3 nights at The Galapagos Island
QUITO/ OTAVALO/ LASSO/ RIOBAMBA/CUENCA/ GUAYAQUIL/GALAPAGOS
Long road time driving through mountains between certain stages. The scenery is wonderful but we prefer to inform our customers.
For Galapagos: accommodation in one hotel and boat trips every day to visit the nearest islands. From 2 to 4 hours of sailing per day.
Day 1: Arrive in Quito.
Day 2: Quito / Equinoctial Line / Quito (1h30).
Day 3: Otavalo/ Cotopaxi/ Lasso (4 hours drive).
Day 4: Lasso /Baños/ Riobamba (road about 5:00).
Day 5: Riobamba/ Train des Andes (1:30 Train)/Ingapirca/ Cuenca (road about 5:30)
Day 6: Cuenca/ Guayaquil (4 hours drive).
Day 7: Guayaquil Q Baltra (2h flight)/ Santa Cruz.
Day 8: Santa Cruz Tour Navigable Seymour
Day 9: Santa Cruz. Tour Navigable Santa Fe o Plazas
Day 10: :Santa Cruz/ Baltra Q Guayaquil (2h flight, no included ) or Quito (2h50 fligt, no included).
Q Europe (not included)
Standard hotel located strategically in the commercial area of the city, near hotels, banks, malls, museums, galleries, theaters and other tourist sites. Our 30 year experience in customer service allows our visitors to feel truly at home. The hotel offers comfortable single, double, triple rooms, suites and apartments all equipped with hot water. Wi-Fi access in rooms and a safety box are also available.
Web Site: www.hoteles-embassy.com/
EL INDIO INN***
Small hotel located in the heart of Otavalo at only 300 m (1/5 mile) of the famous Otavalo Market. It has 33 comfortable rooms with private bathroom and hot water. The hotel has a restaurant where you can try the exquisite Ecuadorian flavors and some international meals. Security box is available at the lobby.
Web Site: www.hotelelindioinn.com
LA QUINTA COLORADA ***
Hosteria La Quinta Colorada is located in Ecuador’s Andes mountains, at an altitude of 3,100 meters. The hotel is located in Lasso, at Km 5 of the Toacazo-Sigchoscon Highway. Quito’s Mariscal Sucre International Airport is 1h50 away and Latacunga’s international airport is just 15 minutes’ drive. From La Quinta Colorada you can admire the stunning Cotopaxi Volcano, Which stands at an altitude of 5,897 meters and Which is Considered to be the country’s second highest mountain.
Web Site: www.quintacolorada.com
MANSIÓN SANTA ISABELA ***
The Mansion Santa Isabella is a beautifully restored colonial house in the center of Riobamba. It is the inspiration of an English/Ecuadorian couple and their family. The hotel places an emphasis on warm personalized service, modern comfort in classic surroundings and making sure that all of its guests enjoy Riobamba and its stunning surroundings to the best.
Web Site: www.mansionsantaisabella.com
The hotel has a magical and elegant atmosphere with a quarter century of service. The “Inca Real” was recently declared part of the architectural heritage of the city of Cuenca. In this wonderful place you will enjoy the charm of fifty years of history and comfort along with all the installations of a modern hotel. You will find 25 delightful rooms, each one with bathroom and hot water showers, television and telephone. Security box is available in the lobby. Wi-Fi Internet access.
Web site: www.hotelincareal.com
The Continental Style is the product of one family’s 50 years old tradition in the hotel business.
The Hotel Continental was inaugurated in 1974 and during its existence it has been relentless in making sure that all its services offered to customers be the very best.
Architecturally speaking the Hotel is a complex that projects itself with its own personality and versatility allowing us to incorporate new technologies in different areas of service.
The Hotel is literally surround by very interesting buildings and facilities as: the Parque Seminario, The Metropolitan Cathedral, the Post Office and Telecommunications building, the new Malecon 2000 and the Cristal Palace Hall. It is actually located right in the heart of the banking and commercial district, which is very convenient, whether you are in the City for pleasure or on business.
check out 12h00
Web site: www.hotelcontinental.com.ec
Galapagos – Santa Cruz Island
Day 1 – Arrival in Quito
Arrival at Quito airport. Meet your English -speaking guide and transfer to hotel. Free dinner. Overnight at the hotel EMBASSY*** or SIMILAR.
Day 2 – QUITO/EQUINOCTIAL LINE/OTAVALO
Breakfast at the hotel.
Visit the historic center of Quito, UNESCO Wrold Heritage site. Discover its architectural heritage dating from the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries. Walk on the Independence Square where the Cathedral and the Archdiocesis is, embellished with arches and fountains. Continue to La Compañia (Church of Jesus), Mudejar baroque jewel whose interior is a golden fairy. Walk on the esplanade, always lively located opposite to the Church of San Francisco, built on the foundations of an Inca palace whose interior is home to masterpieces of Latin American religious art and surrounded by pretty colonial houses.
Lunch in a traditional restaurant.
Departure to the Middle of the World, which was established with precision crossing the Equator line in 1735 by French Geodesic Expedition. Visit the small ethnological museum that tells the Ecuadorian ancestral culture. Road to the Indian village of Otavalo to be present the next day at the famous market.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel EL INDIO INN*** or SIMILAR.