Hike the best trails in the north and south of Ecuador.
Visit hot springs, Andean markets and the equator.
Walk around volcanic lakes and craters among dramatic scenery.
Visit the famous Cotopaxi National Park.
The guides on the mainland were fantastic, well informed, excellent English and enthusiastic - especially Andres. Such a beautiful and varied country. The itinerary was perfect and all the arrangements worked well.
L. Course, Ecuador
Transfer from Quito to visit equator line, Cusin to Peguche walk, hacienda (L,D)
Cuicocha crater lake walk, Cotacachi & Otavalo market, hacienda (B,L,D)
Papallacta lakes walk, Papallacta hot springs, lodge (B,L,D)
Cotopaxi National Park – Limpiopunga walk, lodge (B,L,D)
Quilotoa Crater lake walk, hotel (B,L,D)
Smuggler’s Trail to the Manto de la Novia, Banos, hotel (B,L,D)
Leito to Banos walk, then return to Quito, tour ends (B,L)
Private transportation & driver, top English speaking naturalist walking guide, all accommodation as specified with breakfast, 7 lunches & 6 dinners, entrance fees to Quitsato Museum & Pailon del Diablo, local guides at Cuicocha & Cotopaxi National Parks, all local taxes.
International flights (we can help to look for these), personal travel insurance, alcoholic and soft drinks, extra activities at the haciendas (such as horse riding, spa treatments etc.), tips and personal expenses.
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C. Johnson, UK, 2011
» Sani Amazon Rainforest Eco-Lodge
The Galapagos certainly met our expectations in terms of wildlife. Particular highlights were probably snorkelling with sea lions, swimming with green turtles, and being surrounded by hundreds of marine iguanas.
The food on the boat exceeded our expectations and it was nice to have table service rather than a buffet for the evening meal. The guides were extremely knowledgeable. Organisation was very smooth indeed and all the transfers went perfectly. It was nice to have the same driver, Fausto, for all the transfers during the trip.
We also enjoyed our trip to the Highlands prior to the cruise. Both Hacienda Jimenita and Hacienda Pinsaqui were lovely with very welcoming staff and great character.
There is nothing I would have planned differently about the trip. Even the weather was perfect!
C. Packman, UK, 2015
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Catch up with the last part of Larry and Gillian's adventures in Patagonia. www.andeantrails.co.uk/blog/pa…
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Larry and Gillian are coming to the end of their month of travelling with Andean Trails in Patagonia. We put together a tour designed to take them off-the-beaten-track – read the first instalment in their blog – covering Santiago and Aysen and remote border crossings. Once in Argentina, Gillian and Larry trekked to the base of Fitzroy and Cerro Torre, and took a day tour to Perito Moreno. They then set off for Torres del Paine on a self-guided trek. Their tour has ended with a few days in Ushuaia and a flight out from Buenos Aires. Check their progress below …
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