Slow & Steady Highlights

12 Day Ecuador Itinerary

It was a great family vacation with our teenage son –– exploring the beauty of Ecuador and spending New Year's there too! We planned last minute but Anywhere saved the day!

A request for adventure...

My family decided to visit Ecuador for a winter family trip over Christmas to New Year's. We're so happy we had assistance from Anywhere.com to sort out all of the logistics and help us plan a well-rounded trip that we could enjoy at our own pace. We’re an adventurous family and were really looking forward to meeting locals and experiencing Ecuador's culture.

The highlights of the Galapagos Islands...

We started at the Galapagos and stayed on San Cristobal for the duration of the time there. It's a great base to hop on to Espanola Island for a day trip. My son really enjoyed the boat ride on the Leon Dormido Island tour. We saw so many sea lions swimming out in the water!

Anywhere saves the day with our last-minute plans...

Our last leg of the trip was in Baños. Cesar was such a gracious host and even invited us to join his family to celebrate Año Viejo. Planning a trip for this time of the year can be stressful, especially since we decided on this trip at the last minute, but I’m glad Anywhere was able to sort us out with an affordable and worthwhile trip to this beautiful country!

Meals

Free Breakfast for 11 days

Transport

Free Airport Transport
private driverQuito to Baños  
private driverTo Hotel Samari Spa Resort in Baños  
private driverBaños to Quito  

Trip Overview




DAY 1


Quito

EB HOTEL BY EUROBUILDING QUITO
- night 1 of 1

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
EB HOTEL BY EUROBUILDING QUITO

EB HOTEL BY EUROBUILDING QUITO

2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

The EB Hotel is located just 8 minutes away from the new Mariscal Sucre International Airport, in the area of Tababela, Metropolitan District of Quito. We are close to the different locations preferred ...

DAY 2


Quito / San Cristobal

EB HOTEL BY EUROBUILDING QUITO

Casa Opuntia Galapagos
- night 1 of 4

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Casa Opuntia Galapagos

Casa Opuntia Galapagos

12:00 pm check-in
1 room.

Casa Opuntia offers 13 air-conditioned rooms for guests who are looking to get the complete Galápagos experience. You’ll be a short walk from the local beach, Playa de Oro, and the small town of Puerto ...

DAY 3


San Cristobal

Casa Opuntia Galapagos
- night 2 of 4

Espanola Island Tour

Espanola Island Tour
Espanola Island Tour

Located two hours from San Cristóbal, Española is the southernmost island and one of the oldest in the Galápagos archipelago. The island's flat profile is extremely dry with only a few inches of rain per ...


from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Transport included

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DAY 4


San Cristobal

Casa Opuntia Galapagos
- night 3 of 4

Kicker Rock - Leon Dormido Island Tour

Kicker Rock - Leon Dormido Island Tour
Kicker Rock - Leon Dormido Island Tour

During the boat trip you can enjoy the beautiful landscape and you may see dolphins. Upon arrival at León Dormido we will navigate around the island to see the sea birds and sea lions, resting on the rocks. ...


from 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Transport included

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DAY 5


San Cristobal

Casa Opuntia Galapagos
- night 4 of 4

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

DAY 6


San Cristobal / Quito

Casa Opuntia Galapagos

EB HOTEL BY EUROBUILDING QUITO
- night 1 of 2

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
EB HOTEL BY EUROBUILDING QUITO

EB HOTEL BY EUROBUILDING QUITO

2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

The EB Hotel is located just 8 minutes away from the new Mariscal Sucre International Airport, in the area of Tababela, Metropolitan District of Quito. We are close to the different locations preferred ...

DAY 7


Quito

EB HOTEL BY EUROBUILDING QUITO
- night 2 of 2

Mindo Full-Day Tour

Mindo Full-Day Tour
Mindo Full-Day Tour

During this full-day tour, you'll explore the El Pahuma Orchid Reserve and the Mindo-Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve. In Mindo, you'll visit waterfalls and a butterfly farm, and take a cable car over the ...


from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Transport included

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DAY 8


Quito / Baños

EB HOTEL BY EUROBUILDING QUITO

Hacienda Manteles Hotel Restaurant
- night 1 of 2

Quito to Baños

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Hacienda Manteles Hotel Restaurant

Hacienda Manteles Hotel Restaurant

3:00 pm check-in
1 room.

Hacienda Manteles puts you in a gorgeous location for exploring Ecuador’s volcanic landscape. You’ll be able to see several impressive volcano peaks from the hotel — including the Tungurahua, Chimborazo ...

DAY 9


Baños

Hacienda Manteles Hotel Restaurant
- night 2 of 2

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

DAY 10


Baños / Baños

Hacienda Manteles Hotel Restaurant

Hotel Samari Spa Resort
- night 1 of 2

Quito to Baños

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Hotel Samari Spa Resort

Hotel Samari Spa Resort

2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

Baños de Agua Santa is a small town set in the lush hills of the Cordillera Oriental. This is a popular destination for adventurous travelers, and an excellent basecamp for hiking in the surrounding forests.

DAY 11


Baños

Hotel Samari Spa Resort
- night 2 of 2

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

DAY 12


Baños

Hotel Samari Spa Resort

Baños to Quito

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

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