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Active tour for all the family, whatever your interests.
See condors, ride horses and bikes and hike to local communities.
Relax in evenings at lovely haciendas with plenty to occupy the kids.
Fully flexible itinerary to meet everyone's needs.
A fantastic experience that I would happily recommend to anyone interested and has left me with a taste for more.
M. Ackroyd, Ecuador
Transfer Quito to north, via Equator and Condor rehabilitation centre, Hacienda
Excursion by bike or on horseback, Chachimbiro hot springs, Hacienda (B,L)
Train ride Ibarra – Salinas, exploring local communities, Hacienda (B)
Morning walk, afternoon at leisure at Hacienda (B)
Visit Otavalo market, return to Quito (B)
Private transport, English speaking guide, accommodation in double or triple standard rooms, mentioned meals (B=b’fast, L=lunch, D=dinner), entrance fee Chachimbiro pools, mentioned excursions including all necessary safety equipment, train ride (Wed to Sun only), entrance fee to Quitsato & Parque Condor, train tickets
International flights, hotel in Quito (can be added), drinks, personal expenses, travel insurance, meals not listed and tips
Prices From $1,140 / £912 per person
2021 price, per person, shared room basis
Based on family of four
Shorter/longer stays possible
Single supplements apply
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Prices From $855 / £684 per person
Dates: From January 2020 to December 2021
Duration: 4 days
Capacity: 16 people
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We had an absolutely amazing trip and everything was perfect.
Highlights – there were loads of highlights. We loved Quito – especially the morning we went up the Teleferico. We could see for miles over the city to snow capped Volcanoes beyond. Our Ecuador guide and driver were brilliant – Miguel and Memo. They went out or their way to make sure we saw as much as possible – we wouldn’t have seen or learned as much without them. We saw humming bird, toucans, tangers and a fantastic bird of prey sanctuary that wasn’t on the original schedule.
The Galapagos Islands were amazing. Again we saw so much and the guides were brilliant. They were so enthusiastic about their islands, the animals and conservation.
Accommodation etc – the hotels were all excellent. We loved the quirkyness of the hotel in Quito. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The Septimo Paraiso eco lodge in the cloud forest and the Hacienda Las Palmeras near Otavalo were great – the food at Las Palmeras was really excellent. The airport hotel was spotless and friendly but the set meal of Spaghetti bolognese wasn’t great to be honest. We ate in some lovely restaurants and the guides picked some lovely places to stop for food.
Sol y Mar on Santa Cruz was lovely too.
We loved Hotel Albemarle on Isabela. It was a perfect place to spend 5 nights. The rooms were comfy, clean with lovely balconies and views. There were some really good local restaurants, especially Coco surf, recommended by Tania, our Isabela guide.
The company that did our trip to Los Tuneles were fantastic. The guide was so enthusiastic and determined that we would see loads of wildlife. He took loads of photos with his gopro then downloaded them all for us for free when we got back. The lunch on the boat that day was chicken and rice which all three of my kids said was the best lunch they’d had all holiday. It might have been because they were all cold and knackered – they even took the hot sweet tea on offer.
I hope we benefited the local communities. We enjoyed our trips to the coffee plantation and the chocolate factory and certainly brought plenty of chocolate and coffee back with us. I would like to think that the money we spent goes in someway to help conservation efforts and to keep the cloud forests and the Galapagos Islands as special and unique as they clearly are.
We picked Andean trails because you are based in Scotland and seemed to understand out requirements and came up with a perfect sounding itinerary. Flying from Glasgow via Amsterdam worked well and for us was definitely the quickest and easiest way to get there.
Everything worked out perfectly. We had a totally brilliant time. I think it is all still sinking in...
L. Keany, UK, Aug 2019
» 4-day Ecuador Family Holiday
Wow!! What an amazing trip. There really was no particular highlight as every segment was so different and so amazing! Basically the highlight was the whole trip! Everything ran like clockwork. All the tour guides/drivers were on time and all transport was on time (flights, buses, taxis). Everyone was friendly and helpful and not once were we made to feel scared or unwelcome.
Thank you so much for all your help with organising this trip of a lifetime. I am so happy with my decision to choose Andean Trails as our guide for this five week trip and of course I will be recommending (have already actually) Andean Trails to family and friends.
J. Gibbons, Qatar, 2015
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