Your Dream Journey Ecuador & Galapagos Adventure

Andrew Harper Travel Journey Overview


Quito, Mashpi, Otavalo, Galapagos

Duration: 14 Days

Starting at: $16,731 Per Person

If you are craving adventure and want to explore one of the most unique locations on the planet, Ecuador is the destination for you. Through our partner, Abercrombie & Kent, an Andrew Harper Travel advisor will be your guide to experience the rich landscape, otherworldly wildlife, and the fascinating Andean culture of this unique land.

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Day 1 Quito

Upon your arrival to the airport, you will be transferred to your accommodations for the night. The city is magnificently located in an Andean valley at 9,300 feet, which makes it the second highest capital in the world. Be sure to take advantage of the breathtaking views from your hotel and partake in its luxurious amenities.

Stay Overnight Casa Gangotena

Casa Gangotena

This stylish hotel with 31 rooms and suites is set in a renovated three-story mansion overlooking the lively and architecturally homogeneous Plaza de San Francisco.

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Day 2 Quito

Begin the day enjoying breakfast at your hotel and then meet your private guide to take a tour of colonial Quito. Sightsee San Francisco Church, La Compañía, and the Independence Plaza to get to know the lifeblood of Quito. Afterwards, relish in a spinning top demonstration in an authentic workshop and a local ice cream tasting. Your tour guide will take you behind the scenes to watch this Ecuadorian treat be made from scratch. Spend the rest of the evening at your own leisure.

Stay Overnight Casa Gangotena

Casa Gangotena

This stylish hotel with 31 rooms and suites is set in a renovated three-story mansion overlooking the lively and architecturally homogeneous Plaza de San Francisco.

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Day 3 Quito - Mashpi

In the morning, your guide will take the highway north of Quito past Equator Monument. Upon arrival to the entrance of Mashpi Rainforest, stop by Hummingbird Viewpoint and learn about these incredibly mesmerizing birds. Then you will be taken to your lodge and upon checking in, be greeted with a refreshing drink and lunch. For the rest of the day, enjoy the hotel’s exciting activities like relaxing in the Magnolia Waterfall, hiking the Capuchin Monkey Trail, and experiencing The Dragonfly, an open-air cable car system that carries you across the forest canopy.

Stay Overnight Mashpi Lodge

Mashpi Lodge

This strikingly contemporary and plush 23-room eco-resort is set on 3,000 private acres of cloud forest surrounded by an additional 42,000-acre reserve.

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Day 4 Mashpi

Today, spend the day at your own leisure and take advantage of the adventurous activities your hotel provides. These will be coordinated by your local guide and include activities like night walks, sky biking, or a visit the Life Center where you can learn about butterflies, frogs, toads, and countless other rare species.

Stay Overnight Mashpi Lodge

Mashpi Lodge

This strikingly contemporary and plush 23-room eco-resort is set on 3,000 private acres of cloud forest surrounded by an additional 42,000-acre reserve.

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Day 5 Mashpi - Otavalo

After partaking in a delectable breakfast, check-out of your hotel and then be transferred to Otavalo. Once arriving and checking in, revel in your hotel’s amenities or wander around Otavalo Market in the central Plaza de Ponchos.

Enjoy an overnight stay at a 5-star accommodation. Contact an Andrew Harper Travel advisor for more information.

Day 6 Otavalo

Enjoy a morning hike before breakfast, observing exotic birds like the wild condor or visiting the nearby trout farm. Later, there is an abundance of experiences to choose from for the day like visiting the local cheese factory, horseback riding, guided bird watching, and fishing excursions.

Enjoy an overnight stay at a 5-star accommodation. Contact an Andrew Harper Travel advisor for more information.

Day 7 Otavalo - Quito

In the morning revel in a healthy breakfast and then visit Condor Park at the summit of Curiloma, one of the most awe-inspiring landscapes in the Ecuadorian Andes. This wildlife refuge, as well as educational park is the home of the endangered species Andean Condor, eagles, hawks, and owls. Be a spectator in the natural habitat of these divine birds. Later enjoy lunch at your hotel and transfer to Quito where you will spend the rest of the evening.

Stay Overnight Casa Gangotena

Casa Gangotena

This stylish hotel with 31 rooms and suites is set in a renovated three-story mansion overlooking the lively and architecturally homogeneous Plaza de San Francisco.

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Days 8-10 Quito - Galápagos

Start the day by taking a private transfer to the Galapagos. Upon arrival to San Cristobal Island in the morning, you will be transported to your yacht and be shown to your cabin. During your time on the yacht experience snorkeling opportunities around Kicker Rock, visit Pitt Pint and Witch Hill to explore soft white sand beaches, as well as Post Office Bay and Cormorant Point on Floreana Island to hike a salt-water lagoon, home to flamingos.

Accommodations: Ocean Spray Yacht

Day 11 Galápagos

Begin the morning discovering all the wonders of Black Turtle Cove, escorted by your private guide. Witness both blacktip and whitetip reef sharks, sea turtles, golden cownose rays, spotted eagle rays, or even hammerhead sharks. Following, you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight to Guayaquil. For the remaining of the evening spend the day basking in the many amenities of your accommodation.

Stay Overnight Galapagos Safari Camp

Galapagos Safari Camp

This property, featuring a stylish central lodge and nine safari tents, is located in a transition zone between cultivated land and the national park.

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Days 12-13 Galápagos

For the remainder of your stay in the Galapagos having a multitude of adventures that the safari camp has to offer. Between family fun safaris,  luxurious tents, cruise excursions, and more, you will be sure to experience multiple once-in-a-lifetime adventures.

Stay Overnight Galapagos Safari Camp

Galapagos Safari Camp

This property, featuring a stylish central lodge and nine safari tents, is located in a transition zone between cultivated land and the national park.

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Day 14 Departure

After a hearty breakfast, meet your guide in the lobby to be assisted to the airport and be on your way homeward.

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing, except where noted. Room categories, dates of travel and change to services will affect the price. Dollar conversions shown will fluctuate throughout the year. Contact the Andrew Harper Travel Office to customize this itinerary to fit your needs.