Not included: Galapagos taxes ($110), US govt taxes ($122), cruise fuel surcharges ($90), fuel charges for flights to the Galapagos ($80)
OTHER DEPARTURE CITIES:
JFK - Add $255
Wash DC - Add $255
LAX or SFO - Add $255
CHI or Boston - $355
Other departure cities available upon request.
Validity: April 5 to May 14, Sept 1-30, Dec 1-14, 2013
High season: March 24- April 4, May 15 to Aug 31, Oct 1 – Nov 30, Dec 15-31, 2013
No single supplement available.
4 nights and longer cruises available. Other ship options available
Most haciendas (old colonial estates) are located near Otovalo or the Avenue of the Volcanoes. They are charming old homes that have been converted into hotels. The décor and furnishings are traditional. The setting is very picturesque. Horseback riding, hiking, visiting the local Indian market, enjoying fine cuisine, exploring nearby villages are just some of the specialties these haciendas offer. One or two nights in the countryside gives you totally different view of Ecuador. And these haciendas are reasonably priced.
Please take a look a few. If you are interested, contact us for details and pricing.
You fly out from Quito to Coca, and then navigate downstream on the Napo River .
You sail through various eco-systems, stop to meet the local indigenous people living by the river, view some of the 600 species of birds.
Parros, pigmy monkeys, black caimans, piranha fish, various flora and fauna, visits to the homes of locals, canoe trips into tributaries, walks and swimming all make for an exciting Amazon adventure.
Flights not included. Single supplements available.
Cotopaxi National Park- Visit the highest active volcano in the world, with the country's most visited national park, and the Rose Plantation. Lunch included. Duration: 8 hours.
Double- $128 per person (2 person minimum)
Otovalo Indigenous Market- Ecuador's most famous indigenous market. Duration: 10 hours.
Double- $128 per person (2 person minimum)
Papallacta Hot Springs and Ecological Reserve Antisana - Relax in a wonderful setting. Amazing area for photographs and bird-watching. Duration: 8 hours.
Double- $130 per person (2 person minimum)
Tulipe Archaeological Site - Visit this archaeological wonder and learn about the lost civilization of the Yumbo people. Duration: 8 Hours
Double: $158 per person (2 person minimum)
Papallacta Hot Springs and Ecological Reserve Antisana Day 1: Quito to Papallacta Hot Springs Day 2: Papallacta Hot Springs-Ecological Reserve Antisana; breakfast and boxed lunch included.
Double - $465 per person; Single - $606
Cuenca's Highlights: Culture, Nature & History Day 1: Cuenca – Gualaceo – Chordeleg -Cuenca Day 2: Cuenca –Ingapirca Inca Ruins – horseback riding in Paute -Cuenca; breakfast included.
Double - $465 per person; Single - $499
Otavalo Treasures: Day 1: Quito-San Pablo Lagoon- Pequche-Cotacachi-Otavalo. Overnight at Hacidenda Pinsaqui. Lunch included. Day 2: Ibarra-Train ride- Salinas- Otavalo-Quito. Breakfast included.
Double: $435 per person; Single: $485
Ecuadorian Communities: Day 1: Quito-Pequche-Magdalena-Karanki Community. Overnight with dinner. Day 2: Magdalena-Otavalo-Ibarrta-Train-Salinas-Karanki Community. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Karanki Community.
Day 3: Magdalena-Rose plantation-Quito.
Double: $679 per person; Single- $739
Pathway through the Andes and Baños Day 1: Quito - Cotopaxi National Park - Baños - Riobamba Day 2: Riobamba – Alausi – Devil's Nose Train – Ingapirca Ruins – Cuenca; breakfast and boxed lunch included. Day 3: Cuenca city tour; breakfast included.
Double - $885 per person; Single - $979
Volcanoes, the Highest Andes & Indigenous Communities Day 1: Quito city tour- Peguche- Magdalena Community; breakfast and dinner included. Day 2: Magdalena – Train ride- Salinas- Cotacahi- Cuicocha- Magdalena; breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Day 3: Magdalena- Otavalo Market- Papallacta Hot Springs; breakfast included. Day 4: Papallacta- Reserve Antisana- Lasso; breakfast and lunch included. Day 5: Lasso- Quilotoa Lagoon- Baños; breakfast included. Day 6: Baños- Riobamba; breakfast included. Day 7: Riobamba- Alausi- Devil's Nose Train-Ingapirca Ruins- Cuenca; breakfast and boxed lunch included. Day 8: Cuenca city tour; breakfast included. Day 9: Cuenca- El Cajas National Park- Guayaquil; breakfast included.
Double- $2515 per person; Single- $2865