Extra night in Quito

Quito, Ecuador

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ENCHANTED EXPEDITIONS
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12 reviews
Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 1
Extra night in Quito
Quito, Ecuador

ENCHANTED EXPEDITIONS
  • Email address verified
12 reviews

Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 1

About this trip

Extra night in Quito at Hotel Garden San Jose

Double superior room

March 14/2023

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Trip Price
$115

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ENCHANTED EXPEDITIONS
12 reviews
Enchanted Expeditions (formerly Angermeyer’s Enchanted Expeditions) is one of the pioneers of small boat cruises and tours to the Galapagos Islands and the mainland of Ecuador. Our ready-made and custom tours are designed for active, curious and conservation-minded travellers who crave authenticity, and like to have genuine connections with people, communities and wildlife while travelling with a ‘small footprint’ Enchanted Expeditions is the exclusive representative and owner of our yachts: the M/Y Beluga and the M/Y Cachalote .

Reviews

Very good - we were met at the airport as promised and quickly transferred to our hotel room
By Alan P for International transfer Rasori Group 2 passengers on Jan 15, 2024
What a hidden gem! My boyfriend and I stayed here for about 5 days over New Years and it was the most incredible place. If you are visiting The Galapagos and staying on land, you know you will be on the coast and in the water 90% of your time there. By staying at this hotel, we were not only able to see the highlands but truly experience it! The hotel is essentially a plantation. They grow their own pineapples, bananas and cacaos as well as make their own cheese and yogurt! This meant that every morning we had an amazing and delicious breakfast to energize our days (along with eggs, avocado, bread and anything else we wanted!). On days we had a super early start (and/or were running late), Marcia put our breakfast and coffees in to-go containers so we could eat on the way down to Puerto Ayora (Which is only about a 20 minute drive at $10-15 per ride). The room and property was immaculate - they clean and maintain every day and you'll see landscapers tidying up the trees and landscaping every morning. You will see some little (very slow moving) millipedes and cute little geckos, but for being so embedded in the highlands, we expected MUCH more critters, but that was it! The room was perfect. We woke up to dewy windows as the sun rose and had refreshing warm showers at the end of each highly active day. There is a beautiful pool and trails around the property which unfortunately we weren't able to use due to our busy schedule but could easily have spent an entire day just hanging out up there. At the end of every day, we would sit in the lodge where there would be music playing drinking wine and ironing out the details of the following day. Now, I could go on and on about Marcia - the hotel manager (and new friend!). If it weren't for her, our stay not only at the hotel but on the islands every day would have been so much more stressful. Every day, she coordinated a taxi for us (the same driver, Marco - who we loved!) to and from wherever our excursions took off from. She communicated regularly via Whatsapp to make sure we were okay and finding our way around. She coordinated amazing, fine dining dinners with the chef and even got us some Coke Zero from the shop for our stay and made me a delicious sandwich when the chef wasn't on the property. I can't speak highly enough about this hotel, Marcia, Mario and the entire Enchanted Galapagos Lodge family and I can only hope we visit The Galapagos again and get to stay at this amazing place. Book it now before word gets out about this place - trust me!
By Lauren F for ENCHANTED GALAPAGOS LODGE on Jan 11, 2024
Was an experience of a life time, the food and hospitality on board exceptional.
By Simon M for CACHALOTE EXPLORER MAY 19-24/2023 on Jun 03, 2023
We had a great time on this trip. The environment was intimate enough to get to know the other passengers pretty well and they were all very interesting. The boat and accommodations were comfortable and the food was great. Most of all our guide was superb and so knowledgeable. And a bonus was meeting and getting to know the owners of Enchanted Expeditions who joined us for the second half of our trip. Our only small disappointment was that there was absolutely no internet available while cruising. We were prepared for it to be limited-perhaps to a few stops along the way. But there was none and that was a bit stressful because we were unable to even check-in with clients and other stakeholders for the entire week (until we arrived at the lodge). By the way the lodge stay although short was lovely as well. It is a beautiful property and the town nearby included several lovely galleries and dining choices. We will happily tell others that we know that Enchanted is a great choice for seeing this part of the Galapagos.
By Marla G for ENCHANTED GALAPAGOS LODGE on Apr 10, 2023
The Hotel Garden San Jose, recommended by Debora at Enchanted Expeditions, was lovely and appropriately named. Spacious rooms, a nice spa (hot tub, sauna, steam room) and above all, beautiful landscaping throughout the property with mature trees and flowering shrubs. Breakfast could be improved upon (ask for machine espresso coffee) with more plant-based options, but we enjoyed our dinners and had a great experience overall.
By Suzanne M for Extra night in Quito on Mar 28, 2023
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