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Highland Romance

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 2 people
Destination(s): Ecuador  
Specialty Categories: Honeymoon   Wildlife Viewing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1350 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1350 US Dollar (USD)

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Tour summary

Be swept away by the romantic colonial settings of Patio Andaluz in Quito and Hacienda Cusin in Otavalo and play your part in the centuries of history that these places have seen - take your time to explore the labyrinth of terracota tiles, cobblestone pathways, fountain courtyards and picture-perfect gardens.

Be at one with nature in a secluded cabin at the heart of the pristine cloudforest - hummingbirds and colourful butterflies share this incredible paradise with you both. Sit back and relax at the renowned health-spa resort of Papallacta - rejuvenating hot springs and heavenly massages await you as do splendid mountain views and clean air. The perfect romantic getaway for a fairy-tale honeymoon that you will never forget!

Past client feedback

"A honeymoon is once in a lifetime so we were looking for a trip that would last in our memories forever. This tour and our Galapagos cruise certainly fitted that bill - we adored the charm of the hacienda and staff there, and the spa was just what we needed to finish the trip off - so thank you for all of your hard work in the trip preparation that took some of the stress out of our wedding planning & made our trip so special!" (Ken and Carrie Dodds, UK)

Your Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival Quito - our driver will meet you in airport arrivals and transport you to the majestic Hotel Patio Andaluz in the historic old town district of Quito. Patio Andaluz is an exquisitely-renovated old colonial house boasting centuries of history, located just 1 block from the central plaza of Quito that was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1978. Free time to relax and acclimatize to your new surroundings.

Day 2: Quito city tour - a full day to acquaint yourselves with the best sites of the city of Quito. In the morning a tour of the beautiful colonial plazas and churches as well as panoramic city views atop the Panecillo. After lunch a trip north to the equator - stand literally on the middle of the world! In the evening a horse-drawn carriage ride through the romantically-lit cobbled streets of the old town area. Includes: (B).

Day 3: Otavalo market and hacienda - transfer north of Quito to visit the Indian market at Otavalo, famous across the Americas for it's fine handicrafts and colorful locals. In the afternoon and evening there is free time to explore the beautiful grounds of Hacienda Cusin - a charming 17th century estate steeped in history and tradition where you can enjoy a peaceful overnight stay. Includes: (B).

Day 4: Bellavista cloudforest Lodge - morning transfer to the west, deep into the lush cloudforest reserve. This is a unique stay in paradise above the forest canopy, surrounded by myriads of hummingbirds! On arrival a sumptious lunch followed by afternoon trekking with a naturalist guide on the network of safe forest trails. Overnight in a secluded private cabin in the forest. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 5: Bellavista to Quito - more trekking opportunities in the morning to discover the ecology of this mysterious forest; this is flexible to your desires - the guides can help you to select the best trail option based upon your energy levels. After lunch there is time to explore the self-guide trails or take a short siesta before returning to Hotel Patio Andaluz at Quito. Includes: (B), (L).

Day 6: Papallacta spa & hotsprings - transfer out to the stunning mountain setting of Papallacta. This is the real chill-out section of your journey - time to soak in the relaxing hotsprings and enjoy the spa services. Included in your 2 days here are: overnight in a double room with jacuzzi, an aromatherapy massage, unlimited access to the thermal pools, and half a bottle of champagne to welcome you. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 7: Papallacta to Quito - free time on the morning to enjoy the hotsprings and take optional extra spa treatments (not included in tour price). Return trip to Quito and a final night at Patio Andaluz to reminisce about your magical week together. Includes: (B).

Day 8: Tour end - after breakfast our driver will transfer you to the airport for your flight out. Includes: (B).

This tour can run starting on any day of the week, however if you would like to visit the Otavalo market on official "market day" when there are more sellers then the market visit should be scheduled for a Saturday.

We also offer a full range of add-on tours such as Galapagos cruises that we would be happy to help out with.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
-Accommodation in double rooms / suites with private bath.
-Transport with local driver throughout tour
-Meals as listed in itinerary
-Activities as listed in itinerary
-English-speaking guide at Bellavista and Quito citytour

Price Excludes:
-International flights
-Meals and activities not listed as part of itinerary
-Local entry fees

About This Supplier
Location: Ecuador
Joined InfoHub: Jul 2007

Joint English and Dutch owned we are an Ecuador-based company run by passionate travelers for like-minded clients and offer an alternative to the typically frustrating Latin American travel agency experience. Our personal, open and honest style along with the relaxing social atmosphere and welcoming Ecuadorian cup of...

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