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Honeymoon in Ecuador

14 days and 13 nights

TRAVEL BOOK

Day 1: Quito Airport - Quito Historic Center

Reception at the airport and transport with an english-speaking driver-guide to your hotel. Free time for the rest of the day.
Night in guest house in the historic center of Quito.
Included : reception with english-speaking guide, room & breakfast

Day 2: Quito - Quito Historic Center

Quito, Ecuador's capital, is a real treasure between the volcanoes of Pichincha, Cayambe and Antisana. At an elevation of 2830 meters, it is the second highest capital in the world.. It was the first city classified by the UNESCO in 1978 and its historic centre is the biggest and best maintained in Latino America. To get a good idea of the city, we will firstly go to the Panecillo, a small hill over the city with a statue of the Quito'Virgen at the top, for a superb view. You will then have a complete visit of Quito's colonial centre: the cathedral, the church of the Compañia de Jesus, the church of San Francisco and its garden and as many baroque art pieces.
Discover the "Man Chapel" from the Eacuador's artist Oswaldo Guayasamín. This painting of the chapel was designed and partly realised by Guayasamín to honnor Mankind. Several of his art pieces are exhibited there.



And now, exclusively and just for you :


You'll participate to a PACARI chocolates tasting.



You will learn about the process of elaboration of a great cocoa. You'll know why Ecuador is the best country to produce a cacao fino and also learn about the cocoa history in the world. You'll have the privilege to taste 10 different types of PACARI chocolates.



PACARI works directly with small producers and assure a great remuneration for their hard work, in order to preserve the genetic diversity of ecuadorian cocoa.



This cooperative has been rewarded multiple times at an international levek for the quality of the products and the social hlp they have done.


Night in guest house in the historic center of Quito.
Included : entrance fees, private transport, guide expenses, english-speaking driver guide, excursion (private), local english-speaking guide , room & breakfast

Day 3: Quito - Cochasqui - Cayambe

You will get out of Quito direction to Otavalo, passing through one of the regions where they grow the famous ecuadorian roses and you will appreciate a beautiful landscape made of numerous summits of the northern Andes.
Visit of the Cochasqui pyramids, classified as World Heritage and considered as the most important archeological site North of the Equatorial Andes. The site is composed of 15 pyramids and 20 funeral mounds built by the Quitus Cara Indians in the IXth century. There are different interpretations concerning the function of the pyramids: ceremony places, houses for important people or even astronomical observatories. The site still keeps many mysteries... which we will try to learn more about.
You will stop for about 2 hours in a plantation of roses. Ecuador is one of the first countries that export roses in all the world, and actually the roses of Ecuador are considered to be the most beautiful of the world. They are produced at 2500 meter of altitude, that's what makes them to have such strong and intense colors. The minerals that come from the Cotopaxi and Cayambe volcanoes make the rosebuds to grow enormously.

You will spend the night at Hacienda Pinsaqui.
This historical sport has been built in 1790 so as to be a textile workshop, employing at that time 1000 persons. This place is an invitation to share its magical and romantic atmosphere. Across the centuries, Pinsaqui received many famous peoples, among them the General Simon Bolivar, Ecuador's libertador, who stayed there for its trips to Colombia. In those times, the peace treaty between Colombia and Ecuador has been signed and is known as the "Pinsaqui treaty". The actual hacienda keeps the genuine character of this period, as well as the antique furniture. It remains a perfect stage for antiques lovers.

You will enjoy exclusive services while staying a the hacienda with diner, a 2 hours private horse-ride and and tailor-made attentions to discover.

Included : entrance fees, private transport, guide expenses, english-speaking driver guide, drinks, room, dinner, breakfast, excursion (private), welcome cocktail

Day 4: Otavalo - Cuicocha Lake - Peguche - Cotacachi

Visit in the morning the famous Otavalo's Indian market, the most important in the Ecuador's Andes, where you can meet the Otavaleños Indians with their espadrilles, their brown felt hat and blue ponchos. They are the wealthiest indians in Ecuador and excellent sellers.
The main market is on Saturdays with the cattle market just outside town, but others markets are hold on the Los Ponchos square every days.
Visit of the Cuicocha lake in the ecologic reserve of "Cotacahi - Cayapas" , one of the most beautiful in Ecuador with a shiny blue water.
At the centre of a former crater at 3064 meters, the nature lovers will enjoy a very various vegetation (orchids, "elephants ears"...) with more than 400 species identified there.
Half an hour boat tour on the lake. You will see two vegetation covered island at the centre of this former crater, which had been formed by successive volcanic eruptions. You will learn more about the legends around them.
You will visit the village of Peguche, where you will discover the Andean music instrument fabrication workshops. You may attend to a local music session and the weaving process, an old art well established in the area.

You will spend the night at Hacienda Pinsaqui. This historical sport has been built in 1790 so as to be a textile workshop, employing at that time 1000 persons. This place is an invitation to share its magical and romantic atmosphere. Across the centuries, Pinsaqui received many famous peoples, among them the General Simon Bolivar, Ecuador's libertador, who stayed there for its trips to Colombia. In those times, the peace treaty between Colombia and Ecuador has been signed and is known as the "Pinsaqui treaty". The actual hacienda keeps the genuine character of this period, as well as the antique furniture. It remains a perfect stage for antiques lovers.
Included : private transport, guide expenses, english-speaking driver guide, boat ticket, room & breakfast, pre-dinner drinks

Day 5: Otavalo - Misahualli

Departure from Otavalo to go to Oriente. You can enjoy on the way various types of landscapes from a saddle at 4000 meters to the Amazonian basin at an elevation of approximately 900 meters. You will have many opportunities to take photos on the road, over the green valleys and the waterfalls. Arrival to Misahualli, stop for the night. This peaceful village on the Rio Napo is the entrance door to the Amazonian forest. You can watch a monkey colony gathering on the village square in the night, but beware your belongings as they are attracted by all shiny things.

You will start your trip to Itamandi EcoLodge at the Arajuno Bridge, where you will take a motorized canoe going upstream for 20 minutes to begin our great experience in the tropical forest. On this ride you can appreciate the magic and beauty of the Amazon rainforest driving along a zigzag river that flows in the jungle like a giant snake, considered the vein system of the Pacha Mama (mother Earth).


Once you arrive at the dock area of Itamandi EcoLodge, the resident manager will greet you with a delicious welcome drink. From there you will continue to relax in the bar area with a snack and a short briefing will be held with general information about the lodge and activities, provided by one of our naturalist guides.


If the sky is clear, we might have the chance to do some stargazing.

Dinner and night in the lodge.


Included : private transport, guide expenses, english-speaking driver guide, room & breakfast, dinner (no drinks), transfer arrival, local spanish-speaking guide, excursion (shared)

Day 6: Misahualli

Early in the morning you will take a canoe ride for 15 minutes upstream to visit parrot clay lick (Saladero) to appreciate a unique site where parrots and parakeets gather in order to obtain the minerals that will help them to digest the fruits or seeds they have consumed. Hundreds of parrots and parakeets will approach the treetops and later will come down to the clay bank to eat this soil rich in minerals. It is essential to have binoculars to enjoy it.

After the breakfast, you will take a hike to try to spot the smallest monkey on earth, Titi monkey. Because they are so small, it is hard to see them in their lush environment. We go on a different trail to observe flora and fauna typical of the tropical rainforest.


Back at Itamandi EcoLodge for Lunch.


In the afternoon it is time to enjoy a cultural activity. An Amazonian Kichwa community will receive us and we learn about their way of life and the interaction they have with the forest. This encounter is going to show you that part of the Amazonia that you do not find on the maps: the Amazon people. Part of our visit to the community involves the demonstration of the famous “Chicha”, a fermented yucca drink that has become part of their festivals and daily use. You will take part in the preparation of this beverage and also try some of the local cuisine.You will finish the visit with a traditional dance performed by the kids in the community and you also have some time to buy some handicrafts, made by the indigenous. This little business is to support the indigenous people in their daily living.


Diner and night at lodge.


Included : private transport, guide expenses, english-speaking driver guide

Day 7: Misahualli - Fatima - Banos

After the breakfast, you will take a motorized canoe ride for 20 minutes to the Arajuno Bridge.



You will set off for Baños via the city of Puyo. You will take advantage of the incredible change of landscape between the Amazonia and the Andes.


You will spend your day in the reserve of the Yapas, where you will discover different species of orchids and bromelias, also endemical trees that are endangered. You will participate in the activities of reforestation and in this way you will learn about the delicate ecosytem of the Amazone and the threat humans represent to the nature.

You will spend the night at Luna Runtun hotel in Banos. Your room will give you a sight on the Llanganates national park or on the Tungurahua volcanoe.

Included : entrance fees, lunch, room & breakfast, dinner (no drinks), private transport, guide expenses, english-speaking driver guide

Day 8: Banos

Free time in Banos to wander around this nice small town. The Basilica of "Nuestra Señora de Agua Santa" is worth the visit, as well as a swim in the town's baths. Different sport activities are also available: mountain biking, rafting, canyoneering...

You will spend the night at Luna Runtun hotel in Banos. Your room will give you a sight on the Llanganates national park or on the Tungurahua volcanoe.

Included : private transport, guide expenses, english-speaking driver guide, room & breakfast, dinner (no drinks)

Day 9: Banos - Cotopaxi Park - Lasso

You will go to the north to join the Cotopaxi national park.
Visit of the Cotopaxi park with Ecuador's second highest summit at 5897 meters. It is also the highest active volcano in the world although it only shows a few fumaroles from its ice covered crater. Walk around the Limpiapungo laggon with stunning view on the Cotopaxi. After driving up to the carpark at 4600 meters you may continue (optionnal, you can stay at the parking level if you consider not being in the proper cphysical conditions to climb) by foot to the José Rivas hut 200 meters higher. The most motivated can also go and reach the snowline.

Night at La Cienega hotel.
7&8 Luxury Suite.
Included : entrance fees, local spanish-speaking guide, room & breakfast, private transport, guide expenses, english-speaking driver guide

Day 10: Antisana - Quito - Quito Historic Center

Visit at the Antisana reserve, the fourth biggest mountain with snow in Ecuador (4704 meters altitude). You will discover typical landscapes of Páramo, different gaps and have the opportunity to see different species of birds among which is the condor.
Return journey to Quito, with great views on the mountain lakes and the green valleys. You will arrive after passing a saddle at 3200m.



Exclusive experience at Los Milagros restaurant.


In the inner Quito colonial down town, in a popular area, you will discover this lovely XVI century well conserved "Lord of the Miracles" Chapel.


Then you will enjoy a typical Ecuadorian Diner Show (gourmet diner with traditional dance show) which includes special features to delight audiences of any kind, specially designed to promote Ecuady roots and traditions.


With the inspiring architecture of the XVII century on the background, the charming gardens this is a magical place to relax and feel Loma Grande district' s typical ambiance. A private gem in Quito!


Night in guest house in the historic center of Quito.
Included : private transport, guide expenses, english-speaking driver guide, dinner (no drinks), excursion (private), room & breakfast

TRAVEL BOOK

Day 11: Quito Airport - San Cristobal

Domestic flight Quito - San Cristobal.

AM: At the airport, after paying the Galapagos Migratory Card (20 US $ / person) and checking your luggage (20 kg maximum in hold per person) on the mainland, you can check in and board for your flight.



 Arrival at the airport of San Cristobal. You will then pay the Galapagos National Park entrance fee ($ 100 per person) before you collect your luggage.



Guides will meet you, collect your luggage, and escort you on the short bus ride to the harbor. Motorized rafts, called ‘Pangas’ will transport you to the M/C ANAHI and our crew will welcome you onboard. After departure and lunch, the first island visit is made.



PM. Visits Interpretation Center


This center of interpretation exhibits the interesting history of Galapagos Island.

Here you can be informed about nature, species, the discovery and colonization of this magic archipelago.


Inaugurated in 1998 by the former president of Ecuador Dr. Jamil Mahuad, this place, that is one of the most interesting tourist attractions in Galapagos Island, has the role of maintaining and spreading the information related to the life of these paradisiac islands.


It offers permanent presentations in an open air theater that is surrounded by natural wonders and a showing room where audiovisual material is exhibited about the volcanic origins of the island and its development.



Tijeretas Hill


It is called Tijeretas because this is the name commonly known for the frigates. It is located within walking distance of Port Baquerizo Moreno. Close to this site operated La Predial, which was a fishing society and who was present on the island between 1952 and 1960. In one of the vistas there is American-made cannon dating from the Second World War which taken by the Ecuadorian Navy in the early 1970s for military exercises. Another vista offers a panoramic view of the north coast of the island from where one can see the Kicker Rock (León Dormido), Cerro Mundo and Cerro Tijeretas. At the third vista there is a statue of Charles Darwin in honor of his stay in San Cristobal. The upper vista is located on Cerro Tijereta.


Included : domestic flight, lunch (no drinks), dinner (no drinks), transfer arrival, cruise, excursion (shared), local english-speaking guide

Day 12: Espanola

ESPAÑOLA ISLAND
AM: Punta Suarez
This rocky land spot sustains one of the most impressive and varied colonies of sea birds in the Galapagos. Along its southern shore, high cliffs rise up from the sea affording the visitor spectacular views of soaring birds and of the blow whole where water spouts up to 50-75 feet into the air according to the intensity of the surf.
PM: Gardner Bay
Located on the north-eastern coast of Hood, Gardner Bay provides an excellent beach for relaxing, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and the opportunity to observe sea lions. Here we can also observe sharks in the crystal clear ocean waters.
Included : lunch (no drinks), dinner (no drinks), cruise, breakfast, excursion (shared), local english-speaking guide

Day 13: Floreana

FLOREANA ISLAND

AM: Cormorant Point
This site offers probably the best flamingo lagoon in the Galapagos; it is also one of the largest in the islands. It’s situated between two tuff lava cones that give the area a special atmosphere. There are various species of shorebirds to observe besides flamingos; the most frequent are common stilts, white-checked pintail ducks, and other migratory birds. It is very interesting to see the two distinct beaches: “The Green Beach” (due to its high percentage of olivine crystals in the sand) and the “Flour Sand Beach” which is made up of coral.

Devil's Crown
The Devil's Crown, located just off Punta Cormorant, offers some of the best snorkeling in the Galapagos. In fact, the only way to see the Crown is by water; it is termed a Marine Visitor Site, and no landings are allowed. Sometimes referred to as Onslow Island, this is an almost completely submerged volcano, and erosion has transformed the cone into a series of jagged peaks; as a result, this site really does look like a devil's crown.

PM: Post office bay
Historically, this site is the location of a wooden barrel that wasplaced in the 18th century by the crew of a whaling ship. It has been used since this time by mariners and tourists as a post office. The idea is to carry letters or postcards to their destination by hand. Apart from being the Post Office Barrel, this site was the landing area for some of the first colonists. We will continue to the north of the island and will ascent to an elevated slope to enjoy a beautiful vista at the Baroness lookout. It is said that Baroness Eloisa Von Wagner loved this place and spent several hours watching the horizon. Within walking distance (30 m) are the ruins of what is known as her house. From this lookout, the landscape covers the coastline from the Enderby islet to Post Office Bay as well as Cerro Pajas, the pool of flamingos and wide forest of Palo Santo.
Included : lunch (no drinks), dinner (no drinks), cruise, breakfast, excursion (shared), local english-speaking guide

Day 14: Santa Cruz - Baltra - Guayaquil Airport

SANTA CRUZ ISLAND
AM: Charles Darwin Station
Although the great majority of Galapagos visitors come here to observe and appreciate natural wonders, it is also interesting to learn how the protection and conservation of the islands are carried out. One of the main attractions are the National Park information center, the Van Straelen Exhibition Hall, the Breeding and Rearing Center for young tortoises, Lonesome George (turtle from Pinta), and adult Galapagos tortoises in captivity.
After the morning.
After the morning excursion you will be taken to the airport for your flight to the mainland
Domestic flight Baltra - Guayaquil.


Free connection with your international flight.
Included : transfer departure, cruise, breakfast, excursion (shared), local english-speaking guide , domestic flight

Casa Rocafuerte   Quito Historic Center

Level : 2*
Included : room & breakfast

In the heart of the historic center of Quito, this colonial house has been restored with a great deal of taste and is located at few meters from the Plaza Santa Domingo and Calle la Ronda. Nowadays, this guest house is managed by David and his family. It will be the perfect place if you are looking for a calm and authentic place to share with Ecuadorians. For more independence, choose the mini-department with private bathroom and kitchen. In family or with friends, try the two rooms in the main floor with a shared bathroom.

Night Hacienda Pinsaqui.   Cotacachi

Level : 3* sup
Included : room & breakfast, pre-dinner drinks

Hacienda Pinsaquí is ideally situated at the base of Imbabura Volcano, just north of the world-famous Otavalo market, and only an hour-and-a-half from Quito, Ecuador's charming capital. Its location also allows effortless access to the region's many attractions: the lakes of San Pablo, Cuicocha and Mojanda, as well as the white colonial city of Ibarra and local handicraft villages like Cotacachi.

Option : VIP service

Included :
drinks, room, dinner, breakfast, excursion (private), welcome cocktail

Tour at the Itamandi Ecolodge 3D-2N   Misahualli

Level : 3*
Included : room & breakfast, dinner (no drinks), transfer arrival, local spanish-speaking guide, excursion (shared)

The lodging at Itamandi EcoLodge was carefully planned to offer comfort to the traveler, yet preserve the environment and ambience. The outline of the structure was designed with the intermingling trees of the rainforest in mind, and its outreaching, multiple branches. In addition, the lodge feels authentic, airy and comfortable. Itamandi EcoLodge consists of 19 private rooms of varying sleeping configurations and several public gathering spots, including the spacious dining room, an open-air combined bar, a majestic pool, and an observation tower. Our Restaurant offers a wide variety of dishes with a national and international touch. All meals are made with fresh, local ingredients, buffet service for breakfast and lunch, and table service for dinner. Itamandi EcoLodge can gather to special diet needs as to vegetarian meals upon request. Our bartender will prepare you some of the best drinks or cocktails we offer at our open-air bar. Enjoy a drink at night overlooking the river and the pool!

Hotel Spa Luna Runtun   Banos

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast, dinner (no drinks)

Located just above Baños, access to the Amazon Rainforest, the paramos of the high Andes, and the rich cultural heritage of the Ecuadorian people are but a short distance away. Bathe in the luxury of this world class destination spa and hotel surrounded with spectacular views.

Hacienda La Cienega   Lasso

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast

La Cienega, the oldest colonial style hotel in Cotopaxi province, Ecuador, has belonged to the descendents of Marques of Maenza since the seventeenth century. Situated on the outskirts of Volcano Cotopaxi and its National Park, it’s just an hour and a half’s journey from Quito, capital of the Middle of the World. Surrounded by the Andes most magnificent snow-capped peaks, the hacienda, which was converted into a beautiful Ecuadorian mountainside lodge with two-metre thick walls carved from volcanic rock, finally opened its doors to the public in 1982, offering charm, history and tradition.

Option : Luxury Suite 7&8.

Included :
room & breakfast

Anahi 4D Iti A1 Crucero GPS (Martes)   San Cristobal

Level : 1st class
Included : lunch (no drinks), dinner (no drinks), transfer arrival, cruise, excursion (shared), local english-speaking guide

The M/C Anahi is a Power Catamaran Yacht, built with high comfort standards. With unparalleled stability, your cruise is guaranteed to be a restful and relaxed one. The accommodation for sixteen voyagers is distributed amongst six 14m2 twin cabins on the main deck (2 transformable to double bed), and two 25m2 suite cabins on the upper deck. Every cabin includes large windows - portrait type - looking to the ocean, beautiful wooden floor and cozy private facilities with hot/cold water shower, besides to a locker, closet and air conditioning. Additionally, on the main deck, the yacht offers ample resting areas, library, TV-DVD room, comfortable dining room and lounge. On the upper deck, the yacht features a charming bar and an excellent area for relaxation, together with a Jacuzzi for six people. On top of the bar area we find the ample sundeck with resting chairs for eight people.

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