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Great Escapes: Enchanted Ecuador – Colonial & Andean Charms in the Center of the World
    • 3995 $
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    • 1095 $
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Explore the historic sights and exotic sounds of Ecuador’s capital city, shop to your hearts content in Otavalo, South America’s most famous Indian Fair, and revitalize your body and soul in the hot thermal spring pools of Papallacta. Discover the doorway to El Dorado with the majestic peaks of the Andes Mountains glimmering in the background as you take in the natural bounty of Ecuador. Natural splendor abounds, set against crashing waterfalls in Banos and tropical opulence at Cajos National Park. History comes alive in the colonial preservation of Cuenca, the port-side charm of Guayaquil, and the ancient power of Ingapirca, the only Incan fortress in Ecuador.
  • Superior and best available accommodations at hotels in Ecuador.
  • American breakfast in Quito and other meals as indicated.
  • Round-trip flights to the Galápagos on the post extension.
  • Gratuities for baggage handling, hotel tips and taxes.
  • Complimentary baggage tags.
  • Emergency evacuation insurance.

Your journey begins once you board your flight to Quito. Upon arrival this evening, you will be escorted to your elegant hotel which is on the La Ronda, one of the most traditional streets of Quito, not only for being the oldest and one of the most beautiful of the capital of Ecuador (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), but for being the bohemian heart of the historic, gathering place for painters, writers and poets of the 30s.

Enjoy the enchantment and comfort that this elegant boutique hotel offers. Decorated with stylish wooden furnishing and parquet floors, rooms at La Casona de la Ronda are very bright. Around the hotel you will find plenty of tiny restaurants and bars nestling under the Baroque architecture, as well as quirky shops, art galleries, and the local museum. Overnight at the CASONA DE LA RONDA HOTEL.

(Meals Aloft)
This is truly a destination that is great to travel to year-round. In Quito, over 9,000 feet above sea level, the temperature ranges from 55ºF at night to 78ºF at noon. The Coast’s climate (Guayaquil) is generally warm and can be quite humid.