Luxury Journey in Ecuador

Quito, Ecuador

Tucaya Ecuador
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Duration: 5 days
Group size: 2 - 16
Luxury Journey in Ecuador
Quito, Ecuador

Tucaya Ecuador
  • Email address verified

Duration: 5 days
Group size: 2 - 16

About this trip


Luxury Journey in Ecuador

Welcome to Ecuador and Galapagos!

The Galapagos Archipelago offers a wide range of experiences to fully enjoy this unforgettable region. The varied landscapes range from paradise beaches to green mountains and impressive volcanic scenery. The wildlife on the islands is incredibly rich, both on land, in the ocean, and in the air: turtles, iguanas, sea lions, rays, sharks, penguins, and blue-footed and red-footed boobies that you can observe up close!

What’s included

  • 1 night: Palma Polo Club
    It combines a countryside charm with outdoor activities. Suites have a fireplace, American kitchen, terrace, and spacious bathroom. Breakfast in-room or in the restaurant with a polo field view
  • 3 nights in Galapagos
    Unique family safari camp on Santa Cruz Island amidst lush highland vegetation. Offers spacious luxury safari tents in a natural setting, elevated on wooden platforms.
  • English speaking guide
    From day 1 to day 5
  • Private driver
    Spanish private driver in Quito and Galapagos
  • Excursion
    Entry fees to the mentioned sites and visits. Shared excursion with an English-Spanish-speaking guide on days 3 and 4 (full day boat tour).
  • Full board
    From breakfast on the second day to breakfast on the last day.
  • Assistance
    Continuous assistance throughout the journey.
  • Sustainability
    Eco-participation in one of the projects supported by Tucaya.

What’s not included

  • Flights
    International and national flights
  • Fee to National Park
    200 USD per adult or 100 USD per children
  • Transit Control card
    20 USD per person
  • Porters and tips
  • Drinks and meals
    Drinks and meals not specified as included above
  • Other
    Insurance, extras, and any item not specifically mentioned as included in the program"

Available Packages

Luxury Journey in Ecuador

- For an odd number, please contact us for more information

- Prices subject to change, to be confirmed on booking

- The accommodations included in our program are subject to availability, equivalent establishments will be proposed if necessary. Hotel categories according to local standards


Available options

National flight

Flight from Quito to Galapagos and back to Quito

IMPORTANT Contact us to be sure that your international return flight can be scheduled the same day.

Full day in Quito old town

 The city of Quito is perched at an altitude of 2,800 m, making it the 2nd highest capital in the world. Renowned for its colonial architecture, the capital's natural environment is not to be outdone: bordered by the eastern and western ranges of the Andes, the city was founded on the slopes of the Pichincha volcano.

To fully appreciate the beauty of the historic center of Quito, the largest and best preserved in Latin America, there is nothing like walking it! During your walk through the pedestrian streets, you will admire the wonders of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, starting with the lively Plaza de la Independencia with its imposing Metropolitan Cathedral and then the impressive Church of La Compañía de Jesús, before reaching the place where the Church of San Francisco and its convent are located.

The chef of a new modern restaurant in the old town will be meeting you for lunch. He will explain the secrets of time-honored recipes. He will instruct and help you to prepare your own meal.

 After a delicious lunch, you'll set off in the direction of the Mitad del Mundo, on the equinoctial line, where you can test the veracity of the various properties attributed to the equator. Try balancing an egg on a nail and ask to have your photo taken with a foot in each hemisphere.  


English speaking guide-driver


Entrance to churches and museum, cooking class

Hotel: La Palma****  (with breakfast)

Cotopaxi National Park

In the morning you will take “Avenida de los volcanes” to reach the Cotopaxi National Park where one of the highest active volcanoes in the world rises.

Within the national park are 4 peaks over 4,000 m above sea level, including the best-known Cotopaxi "neck of the moon" volcano (5,897 m) with a symmetrical cone covered in snow. In its more than 32,000 hectares cohabit wild horses, llamas, foxes, deer, spectacled bears and the majestic condor.

You will first visit the interpretation center to learn more about the park and its volcano, then you will stop to walk around the Limpiopungo lake at the foot of the Rumiñahui volcano.

You can take a short hike from the car park at 4,600 m altitude to the first José Rivas refuge a little over 200 m higher. From there you will enjoy an exceptional view of the surrounding nature.


English speaking guide-driver

Entrance to the National Park

Lunch in the National Park

Hotel: La Palma****  (with breakfast) 

Full day Otavalo

Located in the region of the lakes and surrounded by imposing volcanoes, the city of Otavalo has always been a place of commercial exchanges between the Sierra and the tropical zones, favoring the trade of cotton, coca and salt. Its inhabitants are recognized for their craftsmanship and still wear traditional dress today: long skirts, embroidered shirts and golden chokers for women; ponchos, felt hat and long braid for men

You will start the day at Lake Cuicocha. You will walk on the edges of this magnificent crater lake to see its two islands from several angles. The reserve is recognized for the quantity of orchid present on site. The Cotacachi volcano overlooks everything, projecting you into an arena of pure nature!

You will pass through the village of Cotacachi. Craftsmen have specialized in the art of leather. This is an opportunity for you to observe the quality of the leather and the workmanship.

The lunch will be served in the very local Kawsaymi restaurant. In a cultural environment full of Andean flavors, you will learn about the processes used to prepare the dishes and learn about the 100% organic ingredients harvested from the garden. The whole thing ends of course with a tasting.

Otavalo market, one of the largest in South America. You can haggle there for fabrics, ponchos, leather goods, handmade jewellery... The ideal place to buy souvenirs!


English speaking guide-driver

Entrance to the National Park

Lunch in a local community

Hotel: La Palma****  (with breakfast) 


DAY 1:
Arriving to Quito

You will be welcomed at the airport by your driver, who will greet you to his country and accompany you to your hotel located in 


Hotel: La Palma Polo Club ****

Your Organizer

Tucaya Ecuador
Born from a crazy dream of friends who fell in love with Latin America, Tucaya was built, placing the human at the heart of its project, an essential value of its DNA. Today Tucaya offers you 5 destinations, each with a strong identity, thus guaranteeing to offer you the ideal project whatever your request: Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica and Ecuador. Our common goal: to awaken the senses through new experiences, strong moments of sharing, to create, with you, extraordinary journeys.