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Travel to Ecuador & the Galapagos

Ecuador is without a doubt one of the most beautiful and spectacular countries of the world. Combine climbing the Andes and horseback riding in the mountains with a bird-watching tour in the rainforest or a boat trip through the jungle rivers. You can also relax in one of the many hot springs in our country. Ecuador is truly blesses with the Galapagos islands. Nowhere else in the world you will come this close to sea lions, turtles and iguanas, who show no fear of humans. Apart from our beautiful nature you can visit Ecuador's historic cities built in the old Spanish colonial style. The capital Quito is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Quito
Ecuador

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Travel facts Ecuador

Currency US dollars
Language Spanish
Local time GMT (London) - 5.00hours
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Program idea Ecuador

Travel to Ecuador & the Galapagos

QUITO CITY TOUR

This wonderful city tour takes you along the highlights of Ecuador's beautiful colonial city Quito.

Drive along the broad avenues of the modern city and see the Ecuadorian House of Culture, the Congress building and Alameda Park before entering Quito's colonial section.

Walk along the narrow cobblestone streets and feel the charm of 16th century Quito.

Visit Independence Plaza, the beautiful French styled square bordered by the Cathedral and Government Palace. Stop in at the renowned La Compañia Church, whose ornate gold leaf interior and elaborately carved altars have been renovated to recapture their days of glory.

Visit the wide open plaza and impressive church of San Francisco, built in the 16th century by the Indians of St. Andrews School. Continue to El Panecillo Hill for a beautiful and impressive view of the Andean landscape.

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At Advantage Ecuador, we have 25 years of experience in offering the best and most fantastic programs.

We have our own lodge and cruise ships.

We are hugely committed to conservation of the Amazon and show our guests how to enjoy the Amazon without exploiting or destroying its biodiversity. This is the reason why Advantage Travel created the Capis' Amazon River Station (CARS) conservation project.

 

Top 3 conference hotels Ecuador

Hilton Colon Quito
Quito
Rooms 255
Meeting Rooms 25

JW Marriott Hotel Quito
Rooms 257
Meeting Rooms 22

Unipark Hotel, Guayaquil
Rooms 140
Meeting Rooms 8

 

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Event ideas Ecuador

There are a number of very nice annual events that might attract your clients, one of them the famous Inti Raymi festival:

Inti Raymi “Sun Festival” 

Inti Raymi is a folkloric festivity which takes place in Otavalo (a city in the north of Ecuador).

The festival's original name comes from the Kichwa language and was the Inca celebration of the northern solstice, that’s why it is also known as the “Sun Festival”. The event takes place at the end of June and is a great showcase for the richness of Inca traditions. 

This festival aims to acknowledge “Pachamama”, the fertility of Mother Earth. It is also believed that there are times and an open space to meet with the spirits, known as Ayakuna. Dancing, eating certain food and special clothing are important factors to achieve this and will bring awareness to develop the presence of one’s personal spirit “Aya”. The character of the Aya Huma plays a key role in the Inti Raymi celebrations and is represented by a mask with two faces: one on the front and one on the back of the head. This mythological Andean figure stands for vision and wisdom. The Aya Huma’s role is to harmonize, heal, teach, and share; such a beautiful symbolism being brought to life during this celebration.

After an early breakfast in Quito, the group will start the day with a beautiful scenic drive through the Sierra highlands of the Andes region.

During the day your journey then connects with the spirit of the celebration in parades and festivities in Otavalo. 

When visiting the community of Otavalo, you will find the Kichwas people in their colorful dresses with woolen shawls and additional accessories like ponchos, embroidered shirts and skirts, felt hats and beaded necklaces. They are famous for their weaving skills and the marvelous thing is that you can purchase most of their traditional accessories and clothing at the main market.

At the end of these unique celebrations, the group will be treated with delicious local delicacies, followed by lunch in  a cozy restaurant before the group's return to Quito in the afternoon.

More event ideas:

Fruit and Flowers Festival
The Holy Week & Quito's Old City