Ecuador, Explored the Quasar Way

Ecuador Tour
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Discover 4 worlds in one place: the Amazon, the Andes, the Pacific Coast and the Galapagos. Located right on the equator, this is the smallest country in the rugged and spectacular Andes. Ecuador holds within its boundaries an incredible variety of landscapes and cultures that will amaze even the most seasoned traveler.


Quito & Surroundings

There's a reason that the historic center of Quito was declared the first UNESCO World Heritage site, as it is one of the best preserved historic centers in the Americas. Condé Nast calls it, Latin America's Best Preserved Colonial City. It's also a lot of fun! We can arrange for you to stay in the heart of the old town in authentic Spanish colonial hotels and take you on an inviting walking tour of its cobblestones.

You can dine in Spanish Colonial plazas at outdoor cafes, or sample boutique chocolates while watching them being made. Marvel at the golden alter of La Compañia Church and wonder at pre-Columbian artifacts at Casa de Alabado Archeological Museum or enjoy of unique moments at Intiñan Museum located in the Middle of the World. You can do this as a day tour or spend multiple nights. You can use Colonial Quito as your base to other day tours in the region including Otavalo, Papallacta and Cotopaxi.

TOUR ADVENTURES
DURATION
10 days
STARTING PRICE
$340 USD per person
DESTINATIONS
Quito Colonial Quarters & Otavalo Valley

Enjoy a few nights in Quito prior to your cruise, with full-day tours and insider access to the best of your surroundings. From majestic mountain landscapes to thermal hot springs and vibrant indigenous markets, day tours will delight every traveler.

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DURATION
10 days
STARTING PRICE
$340 USD per person
DESTINATIONS
Quito Colonial

Explore Ecuador's Avenue of Volcanoes, famous for its unique natural beauty. Combine your Galapagos cruise with a stay at 400 year-old haciendas, and soak up the flavor of the region through horseback riding, artisanal village visits, and countryside relaxation.

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DURATION
10 days
STARTING PRICE
$1,326 USD per person
DESTINATIONS
Mashpi Cloud Forest

Combine Galapagos with a natural paradise within two hours of Quito at the Mashpi Cloud Forest. The winding rivers and cascading waterfalls surrounding your lodge invite exploration, home to 400 species of birds, fascinating mammals, and rare flora.

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DURATION
10 days
STARTING PRICE
$156 USD per person
DESTINATIONS
Quito Colonial Quarters

We can arrange for you to stay in the heart of the old town in authentic Spanish colonial hotels and take you on an inviting walking tour of its cobblestones. You can do this as a day tour or spend multiple nights. You can use Colonial Quito as your base to other day tours in the region including Otavalo, Papallacta and Cotopaxi.

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DURATION
10 days
STARTING PRICE
$222 USD per person
DESTINATIONS
Antisana National Reserve

This is a particularly good option for those staying by the airport or in Quito and love nature. This program starts at 7:30 AM so you can get to the canyon entrance in time to see condors warming their wings to being their morning launch from the canyon walls From a bird watching deck you will also be amazed at the number of species that stop by including an array of hummingbirds. From there we continue up into the paramo.

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DURATION
10 days
STARTING PRICE
$261 USD per person
DESTINATIONS
Papallacta Hot Springs & Spa Guango Hummingbird Reserve

A gorgeous one hour drive up and over the crest of the Andes takes us to the very headwaters of the Amazon basin where you will find the soothing waters of Papallacta. Papallacta sits along its own creek and offers its own nature reserve where guides can take you on a hike up the valley. But the real attraction are the hot pools along with the natural landscaping that surrounds them.

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DURATION
10 days
STARTING PRICE
$274 USD per person
DESTINATIONS
Hacienda El Porvenir, El Tambo and Santa Rita.

An hour and a half south of Quito is Hacienda El Porvenir and its sister Haciendas, El Tambo and Santa Rita. The area is located just north of famed Cotopaxi National Park. This is the place for anyone looking for active adventures of a day or more in a very authentic Ecuadorian setting. You can visit for the day or spend more time at the Haciendas. You can go horseback riding with real Chagras (Ecuadorian Cowboys) outfitted as one yourself.

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DURATION
10 days
STARTING PRICE
$1326 USD per person
DESTINATIONS
Quito Colonial Quarters

Ecuador has some of the most in-tact cloud forests anywhere in the world. This is a habitat rich in diversity including hummingbirds, butterflies not to mention a cornucopia of flora and fauna. There are a number of lodges you can stay in but the crown jewel of them all is Mashpi Lodge, a five star hotel literally transported (in pieces) to the cloud forest.

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Amazon Tours

Combing an Amazon adventure with a Galapagos cruise is the ultimate wildlife safari in the western hemisphere. The Ecuadorian headwaters offer some of the best habitat, wildlife viewing and premier lodges in the Amazon basin. Extending your stay to the Amazon is perhaps the easiest and most cost effective way to experience the earth's largest tropical forest. A 45 minute flight from Quito brings you to Coca on the Napo River, followed by a 2 hour motorized launch up the river to you lodge where Pygmy Marmosets (the smallest species of the monkey in the world), blue morpho butterflies and a full array of birds from Toucans to Scarlet Macaws await you in one of the last wild places on earth.

You can do 4 days / 3 nights trips or 5 days / 4 nights trips staying at lodges. Our passengers thoroughly enjoy both La Selva Jungle Lodge and Sacha Lodge. Both lodges are set on their own private lagoons and both border Yasuni National Park with their own habitat; inside the Yasuni National Park and managed by the Quichua indigenous community we find Napo Wildlife Center, also one of our guest’s favorites.

TOUR ADVENTURES
DURATION
11 days
STARTING PRICE
$1,280 USD per person
DESTINATIONS
Amazon adventure

A dream Galapagos trip extension for any wildlife-lover, the Ecuadorian Amazon is one of the world's most bio-diverse environments. From a home base of comfort and celebrated service, enjoy guided rain forest hikes, canoe trips, and birding on canopy walks.

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DURATION
12 days
STARTING PRICE
$1,332 USD per person
DESTINATIONS
Amazon adventure

Combing an Amazon adventure with a Galapagos cruise is the ultimate wildlife safari in the western hemisphere. The Ecuadorian headwaters offer some of the best nhabitat, wildlife viewing and premier lodges in the Amazon basin. Extending your stay to the Amazon is perhaps the easiest and most cost effective way to experience the earth's largest tropical forest.

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Cuenca & Guayuaquil

There's a reason that the historic center of Quito was declared the first UNESCO World Heritage site, as it is one of the best preserved historic centers in the Americas. Condé Nast calls it, Latin America's Best Preserved Colonial City. It's also a lot of fun! We can arrange for you to stay in the heart of the old town in authentic Spanish colonial hotels and take you on an inviting walking tour of its cobblestones.

You can dine in Spanish Colonial plazas at outdoor cafes, or sample boutique chocolates while watching them being made. Marvel at the golden alter of La Compañia Church and wonder at pre-Columbian artifacts at Casa de Alabado Archeological Museum or enjoy of unique moments at Intiñan Museum located in the Middle of the World. You can do this as a day tour or spend multiple nights. You can use Colonial Quito as your base to other day tours in the region including Otavalo, Papallacta and Cotopaxi.

TOUR ADVENTURES
DURATION
9 days
STARTING PRICE
$280 USD per person
DESTINATIONS
Guayaquil Colonial

Allow Quasar to take care of the logistics from the moment you arrive to your return home. Crafted for Guests with limited travel time, enjoy seamless airport transfers and exquisite accommodations in Guayaquil city prior to your Galapagos departure.

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DURATION
11 days
STARTING PRICE
$340 USD per person
DESTINATIONS
Cuenca y Guayaquil Colonial

Spend a few days exploring historic Cuenca, one of Ecuador's most beautiful cities, before your Galapagos cruise. Local experts guide Guests through colonial buildings, Andean viewpoints, authentic cuisine, and the celebrated artisanal markets of Ecuador.

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